The Spotify tray (notification area) icon is well... useless and ugly, so I've removed it from my notification area and I though I'd share the "trick". Please note that I'm using the WINE (Windows) version of Spotify (so it might or might not work with the native Spotify client for Linux which you can currently use only if you're a paying subscriber).
If you've installed Google Earth in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat from the Super OS 10.10 repository or from the Medibuntu 10.04 repository, Google Earth probably crashes at startup.
I am aware of Guake (Gnome), Yakuake (KDE) and so on, but this post is about using drop-down grid terminals using Terminator. Read on!
Firstly, an introduction so you'll know what this is about:
Gnome15 comes with many plugins for displaying various info on your keyboard, such as a Cairo Clock, Notify LCD, a calendar integrated with Evolution, RSS reader, volume monitor, display the weather (using Google API),
Super OS 10.10, a modified version of Ubuntu has been released today and with it, the Super OS repository I was telling you about a while back has also been updated to support Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.
Transmission (bittorrent client) 2.10 was released a few days ago, and while it doesn't bring major changes, the new version includes several performance improvements
Medibuntu (Multimedia, Entertainment & Distractions In Ubuntu) is a repository of packages that cannot be included into the Ubuntu distribution for legal reasons (copyright, license, patent, etc).
Most of you probably like the fact that Ubuntu Software Center is now used for opening .deb files in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, but I for one am not very happy with this change because Ubuntu Software Center is a lot slower then GDebi so why wait some extra seconds when I can do it faster with GDebi?
The Virtualbox (non-free - which doesn't mean it's free per se, but that it's proprietary) repository for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat has been created today.
With the release of Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, Ksplice Uptrack - the rebootless update capability - will yet again be offered free of charge for Ubuntu Desktop 10.10.
To get you started with your fresh Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat installation, I'd though I'd share the commands I use to install the basic stuff. For everything else there's Ubuntu Tweak or manual installation, however these following should get you started.
Grub Customizer is a new graphical GRUB2 settings manager. For now, it only allows you to edit the GRUB2 menu entries: reorder, rename or add/remove entries. Since these are actually scripts which generate the boot.cfg file, Grub Customizer changes the actual script order and then generates a new boot.cfg so if you then run "sudo update-grub", your customization won't be overwritten.
I recently had to create a Windows 7 bootable USB flash drive for my girlfriend because she doesn't have a DVD-ROM, and I had to do it from Ubuntu as I don't have Windows (neither at work or at home).
Advanced Find / Replace is a plugin for Gedit for easily search and replace in multiple documents. It currently works with all opened documents and all the files in a directory you select.