Google Drive Linux Petition Now 10k Signatures Strong, Google Yet to Respond

Over 10,000 people have signed a petition asking Google for a native Linux version of their desktop Drive client.

The petition argues that ‘no [computing] minority should be under represented’.

How You Can Help Improve Linux Video Editor PiTiVi Right Now

Does open-source video editor PiTiVi need improving? If so, in what way?

2ping – A bi-directional ping utility

2ping is a bi-directional ping utility. It uses 3-way pings (akin to TCP SYN, SYN/ACK, ACK) and after-the-fact state comparison between a 2ping listener and a 2ping client to determine which direction packet loss occurs.


3 Extra Games Added to Humble Bundle with Android 6

We’re one week into the latest Humble Bundle offer – the sixth in their  ’…with Android‘ series – which means it’s extra bonus games time!

Ubuntu to Consolidate Web Account Services Under ‘Ubuntu One’ Brand

Ubuntu Single Sign On

Canonical has announced plans to group its user-facing account services under one unified branding.

Portal Game Now Officially Supported On Linux, Exits Beta [Steam]

Portal, the popular first-person puzzle game developed by Valve, has moved out of beta and is now officially supported on Linux.

ffDiaporama 1.6 Released (Tool To Create Movie Clips From Photos and Videos)

ffDiaporama is an application written in Qt, available for Linux and Windows, that allows you mix videos, music, text and photos to create movie clips / slideshows. The application supports adding animations such as zoom, rotation or Ken Burns Effect, add titles (text), annotations and more.

Gufw Firewall 13.10 Released With New Features, Refreshed Layout

Gufw, a firewall that uses UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) under the hood, has been updated recently, getting a new layout and some important new features.

Portal for Linux Leaves Beta, Now Available to All

Close the curtains, plug in your precision-pointer mouse, and axe your social life: Portal is now officially available for Linux.

VLC 2.0.7 released and Installation Instructions included

VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols.


German City Hopes to Wean Citizens Off Windows XP With Free Linux CDs

Thousands of free Linux CDs are to be distributed to citizens of a German city in spring of next year.

Munich City Council plan to make Ubuntu discs available as a ‘replacement for Windows XP’ – Microsoft’s 11-year old operating system for which support officially ends in April of next year.

Installing and Using Sublime Text In Ubuntu

Though the likes of gedit, vim, emacs, and even Eclipse have covered developers’ needs with open source editors and IDEs, Sublime Text – a closed source editor – has gained a massive following since its first release over five years ago.

Smuxi IRC App Update Adds Improved Look, New Features

IRC client Smuxi has been updated and refreshed with a new look.

MediterraneanNight Theme Pack Gets Full Support For GTK 3.8 [PPA]

MediterraneanNight Series, a sleek GTK theme pack that comes with 12 beautiful themes, has been updated recently, getting full support for GTK 3.8.


8 of the themes included in the pack support Xfwm4 too:

Slim Wingpanel: Old-Style Floating Wingpanel For elementary OS Luna

When it was first released, Wingpanel, the panel used by default in elementary OS, had a different design, floating above windows instead of using all the space at the top of the screen, saving screen real estate while still providing access to the indicators.

Linux Deepin 12.12 Released With New Desktop Environment, More [Video, Screenshots]

Linux Deepin is a Chinese Linux distribution (English ISO files are available as well) based on Ubuntu, that ships with its own desktop environment and some unique applications, which integrate with the overall Linux Deepin look and feel.

Oracle Releases Java 7 Update 25 (7u25) With 40 Critical Security Updates, Ubuntu PPA Updated

Quick update: Oracle has released Java 7 Update 25 and the new version is available in the WebUpd8 Oracle Java PPA, for Ubuntu and Debian users.

Numix-uTouch-Style Ubuntu Icon Pack and PPA installation instructions included

Numix-UTouch-Style is icon pack heavily influenced by the Ubuntu touch style, hence the super rounded corners background with the triangles texture on it. The inside of the icon has the symbol itself represented by pure white pictogram.


S06E17 – Back to the Ubuntu

Popey’s back!

Minor Updates Arrive in LibreOffice 4.0.4 Release

LibreOffce 4.0.4, the last minor release on the 4.0.x series, has been released for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X.

There’s little in the way of dramatic change. There bug fixes and stability fixes for minor issues; and improvements in the reading and opening of proprietary document formats.

How to install Cool Reader 3 on ubuntu 13.04

Cool Reader is an e-book viewer.Understands a number of text document formats.Fully customizable palette, text reformatting with any font size, font antialiasing, extra smooth scrolling and a lot of other features turn reading into a pleasure.Read Aloud function saves your eyes.


Humble Bundle With Android 6 Launches, Brings Fractal To Linux

The Humble Bundle with Android 6 has launched, bringing with it a selection of games for Windows, Mac, Linux and Android.

Here comes the Carrier Advisory Group

Last week we held the first meeting of the new Ubuntu Carrier Advisory Group, which helps us figure out how best to shape Ubuntu to meet the needs of the mobile industry.

It was very exciting!

8 Major Mobile Carriers Join Ubuntu Touch Advisory Group

Several high-profile telecom carriers have signalled their interest in Ubuntu Touch, Canonical’s mobile platform.

Synapse Indicator: New Search AppIndicator Based On Synapse Launcher

Synapse Indicator is a new, unofficial search indicator created for elementary OS. The application should also work under Unity, the Ubuntu GNOME fallback session or in Cairo Dock.
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