Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr Final Beta Available For Download [Video, Screenshots]

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr LTS final beta is available for download, this being the first and only milestone for Trusty. Read on to find out what's new!

Get Firefox And Phonon-GStreamer To Support H.264 In Ubuntu 14.04

The FFmpeg plugin for GStreamer 0.10 is not available in the official Ubuntu 14.04 repositories and because of this, Firefox doesn't support the H.264 codec.

 

How to Switch Between The New Unity Lockscreen And LightDM In Ubuntu 14.04 [Quick Tip]

Quick tip for Ubuntu 14.04 users: Unity got its own lockscreen a while back and it's used by default but if for some reason you want to switch back to LightDM for screen locking, here's how to do it.

How To Install GNOME 3.12 In Fedora 20 Via Repository

If you're using Fedora 20, there's a repository maintained by Richard Hughes (the GNOME Power manager and PackageKit maintainer, among others) you can use to install the latest GNOME 3.12.

GNOME 3.12 Released - See What`s New [Video, Screenshots]

GNOME 3.12 was released and it includes some important changes such as proper HiDPI support, improved Wayland support, various enhancements for the core GNOME applications as well as 3 new preview applications.

Weekly Pamphlet #1: GNOME Takes Over KDE, Improves It

“We will completely rewrite KDE to conform with GNOME User Interface Guidelines. We will strip all the unnecessary options, remove the plasmoids, the panel and the menu from KDE.”

Round-Up: Most Popular Posts in March

During March, a few noteworthy articles were published here at TuxArena. Let’s have a look at the most important ones.

Tips on How to Start Learning Linux

I think Linux users can basically be divided into average users and users who will put time into learning, who are passionate about Linux and eventually are amateur or professional programmers. The average users only want their software to work, and will use the system to accomplish various tasks and not bother with the way things work since they will not need this information.

SMPlayer 14.3 Released [Ubuntu Installation]

One of the new changes in the latest release of SMPlayer is the version system, which changed and now follows a two-digit year and month number, in a similar way to Ubuntu for example. Hence, the latest version is 14.3, and was put out a few hours ago, while the previous version was 0.8.6.

A Look at Sunflower File Manager [Ubuntu Installation]

Although it describes itself as a minimalist file manager, I have only words of praise for Sunflower, since it rather gathers a lot of features in a compact interface, and I do believe it needs a bit more attention.

10 Free, Open-Source Replacements for Commercial Applications

This is an overview providing 10 Linux open-source replacements for various commercial power tools, most of them available only on Windows.

Overview of the Lightweight Dillo Browser

I remember the first time I’ve encountered Dillo was when trying one of the older versions of Damn Small Linux, which at the time was pretty popular as a minimal distribution and came with this very small web browser.

8 Free to Play Steam Games for Linux

Although limited, there is an increasing number of F2P (Free to Play) games available on Steam for Linux. Below is an overview of seven such titles, all available for free download via Steam.

Yet Another Free Steam Game: Cannons Lasers Rockets

Cannons Lasers Rockets is a free space exploring game available on Steam for Linux and Windows with 3D graphics and futuristic space environments.

GNOME 3.12 Released with Major Features, New Apps, IRC Client

Earlier today GNOME 3.12 has been released, bringing major new features, several redesigned programs and three new applications: Logs, Sound Recorder and Polari.

No More Room in Hell - Free Steam Horror-Themed Game

No More Room in Hell is a horror-themed, cooperative zombie survival shooter which is available freely for Linux on the Steam platform. NMRIH started as a Half-Life 2 mod in 2011, and was released as a standalone game for Steam on October 2013.

TLP 0.5 Released, Install It In Ubuntu [Tool That Helps Save Battery Power]

TLP, a tool that applies various settings and tweaks that help your laptop save battery power, was updated to version 0.5 which includes better support for some ThinkPad models as well as some new features and bug fixes.

20 Movie Players for Linux

This is an overview of 20 movie players available for Linux. Except the popular ones like VLC or Totem, I also overviewed several TV applications and several movie players for the terminal, which use ASCII characters for visualization, which is a really interesting option.

How To Install MATE 1.8 In Ubuntu

MATE 1.8 was released about 3 weeks ago, bringing various refinements and new features such as support for Metacity as window manager, side-by-side window tiling and more, as well as many bug fixes.

Multi-Platform youtube-dl GUI: YouTube dlG [Updated]

Youtube-dlG is a multi-platform GUI for the popular command line video download tool `youtube-dl`. The GUI lets you download multiple videos at once, can automatically convert downloaded videos to audio, lets you select the video quality and more.

Linux Mint Might Use The Same LTS Base For Linux Mint 17, 18, 19 and 20

In a comment posted recently, Clement Lefebvre, the Linux Mint Project Leader, points out that Linux Mint might use the same LTS base for Linux Mint 17 (to be released at the end of May 2014) as well as the next 3 releases.

MOC - Playing Music in the Terminal

When it comes to console music players, there are pretty decent options out there, and MOC is one of them. Together with applications like mp3blaster or the powerful CMus program, MOC, which stands for Music On Console, uses the Ncurses library, with a text-user interface, support for playlist, shortcuts and more.

How To Install Oracle Java 8 In Ubuntu Via PPA Repository [JDK8]

Oracle Java 8 is now stable. Below you'll find instructions on how to install it in Ubuntu / Linux Mint via a PPA repository. The PPA supports JDK8 for both 32bit and 64bit as well as ARM (ARM v6/v7 Hard Float ABI - there's no JDK 8 ARM Soft Float ABI archive available for download on Oracle's website).

Pinguy OS 14.04 Alpha Available For Testing

Pinguy OS 14.04 alpha, an Ubuntu remaster that ships with many popular applications and tweaks, is available for testing.

How To Install Oracle Java 8 In Debian Via Repository [JDK8]

Oracle Java 8 was released yesterday and it can be installed in Debian by using the WebUpd8 Java PPA repository.
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