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.

How To Set Up A Wireless Hotspot (Access Point Mode) That Supports Android In Ubuntu

A wireless hotspot enables a computer to serve as a router over Wi-Fi. Ubuntu lets you easily create a wireless hotspot by using the Network Manager, but it uses an ad hoc network and most Android and Windows Phone devices can't connect to such networks.

Help Improve The Product Search Experience in Unity

Ubuntu’s design team want to know how you use Unity’s Dash to search for products.

In a survey running until June 24th, users are being invited to share their approach to search with Unity’s designers.

Dual Monitor Brightness Controller for Ubuntu

Ever wanted to control the brightness of your multi monitor setup independently but from the same place? 

I know some of you reading this do as you’ve previously mailed in and asked if we knew of a solution.

Well, we found one.

Gnome Encfs Manager

The Gnome Encfs Manager (or short GEncfsM) is an easy to use manager and mounter for encfs stashes featuring per-stash configuration, Gnome Keyring support, a tray menu inspired by Cryptkeeper but using the AppIndicator API and lots of unique features.

Ubuntu 13.10 Tweaks Dash Click Behaviour

If you’ve used a recent release of Ubuntu’s Unity desktop then you’ll know that opening apps, files and folders from the Dash requires nothing more than a left-click

But in Ubuntu 13.10 that behaviour has changed. And it’s a little annoying.

How To Install on Ubuntu

Tired of typing out repetitive CSS? Made the switch to Sass and Compass but can’t remember what terminal commands to use? might be just the tool you need!

Ubuntu Touch Apps Available In Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu’s convergent goal is to have one OS running across multiple devices. No separate forks; no custom remixes, just one Ubuntu, with different faces depending on the screen it’s being viewed on.

How To Mount The Google Nexus 4 on Ubuntu

Having trouble trying to mouth the Google Nexus 4 on Ubuntu? Judging by our post-bag over the last few months you wouldn’t be alone.

Try The New LibreOffice Flat Icon Set

It looks like LibreOffice will get a new set of flat icons, based on Gnome's symbolic icons. The icon set isn't completed yet, but you can try it already - below you'll find instructions on how to easily try the new icons.

Lubuntu 13.10 Changes: Firefox, zRAM Added By Default, LightDM Used For The Lock Screen

After an update today, Lubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, the LXDE Ubuntu flavour, has switched to Firefox as the default web browser, replacing Chromium, which is a bit of a surprise, considering that Ubuntu 13.10 may switch from Firefox to Chromium.

Variety Wallpaper Changer 0.4.15 Released With Cinnamon 1.8 And MATE 1.6 Support

Variety is a wallpaper changer that automatically downloads wallpapers from sources such as Wallbase, Flickr,, Desktoppr, NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day as well as World Sunlight Map: a live Earth wallpaper whi

Ezame: A New Menu Editor For Unity

Ezame is a new menu editor especially created for Unity, though it should work with other desktop environments as well.
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