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Create A Bootable Windows 7 USB Drive From Linux

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).

Gedit Plugin To Search And Replace In Multiple Files

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.

Public Ubuntu Font Family PPA For Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx And 9.10 Karmic Koala

The Ubuntu Font Family has been made default in Ubuntu 10.10, it can be downloaded from Launchpad and there are download links available on http://font.ubuntu.com too, yet the Ubuntu Font PPA is still private which makes it difficult for those not using Ubuntu 10.10 to stay up to date with the latest versions of the font.

 

So I've decided to make a PPA [...]

GUFW Is An Easy To Use UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) Graphical User Interface

UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) is the default firewall (iptables) configuration tool for Ubuntu and while it's a great tool, it might scare those not very familiar with the command line.

How To Permanently Change The Selected Boot Entry In GRUB2

A few days ago I was telling you about rebooting in Windows from Linux with GRUB 2 (or any other OS for that matter) by running a command which simply selects (highlights) a different entry in the GRUB menu for your next restart only.

 

Basenji Helps You Keep Track Of Your CDs/DVDs And USB Sticks Data

Basenji is a tool which indexes your removable media such as CDs/DVDs and USB sticks and keeps a history of the data on each media you add to its database so you can later easily search / browse for something on your CDs/DVDs or USB sticks without actually plugging them into your computer.

Rhythmbox Album Art Search Plugin Ubuntu PPA

Zedtux, who also maintains a PPA for the Rhythmbox FolderView plugin we wrote about last week, sent us a tip about a new PPA he maintains for the Rhythmbox Album Art Search plugin.

 

How To Use Imdb-Thumbnailer [Version 0.8.2, Released]


 

DockBarX Gets Closer To Version 0.40 Stable (DockBarX 0.39.8 aka 0.40 RC, Released)

Install GIMP 2.6.11 (Stable) In Ubuntu [PPA]

2.6.x is the stable GIMP branch in which there will be no new features, only bug fixes. The latest version of this stable GIMP branch is 2.6.11 which has been released yesterday

CloudSN: Google Reader, Identi.ca, Facebook Or Any RSS Feed Notifier (And More) With Messaging Menu Integration

CloudSN (Cloud Services Notifications) is an application similar to Specto (which is not maintained anymore): it can display notifications when you have new emails (POP3 and IMAP), new Identi.ca messages, Google Reader unread items or it can watch any RSS feed for changes.

How To Reboot In Windows From Ubuntu (GRUB 2)

If you're dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows, you can use a simple command (or create a menu shortcut for it) to easily restart in Windows from Ubuntu. This should actually work with any Grub entry, not just Windows (so if you using multiple Linux distributions, it will work with that too).

PyWO - Python Window Organizer - Easily Move/Resize Windows Using Keyboard Shortcuts

PyWO is inspired by Quicktile and Compiz Grid, Put and Maximuze plugins and it allows you to easily organize windows on the desktop using keyboard shortcuts. It works with Compiz, Metacity, KDE, XFCE, E16, OpenBox and FVWM.

 

Ubucompilator (Easy .deb Creator) 1.0 Beta, Released

Ubucompilator is a tool to easily create Ubuntu / Debian .deb packages. It's basically a GUI for all the commands required to make a .deb - to understand exactly what it does, take a look at this video (it's not the latest version, but you'll get an idea on what Ubucompilator does):

Glippy Clipboard Manager Can Now Upload Images To Imgur

Glippy is a clipboard manager for the Gnome desktop. Some of its main features are: Ubuntu appindicator support, it can store test from both keyboard and mouse (select some text using your mouse and it will be available in Glippy), you can easily access the keboard using a hotkey (CTRL + SUPER + C by default, but it can be customized).

CLI Companion Makes It Easier To Use The Terminal

CLI Companion is a tool aimed at making the terminal easier to use: it's a GUI that displays a list of commands and an embedded terminal under it. The application comes with a list of commonly used commands by default, each having a short description and if you want to find out more about a certain command, simply right click it and select "Help".

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Release Candidate Is Out - See What's New!

Ubuntu 10.10 screenshots

Ubuntu 10.10 Release Candidate has just been released.

AWN Window Manager (Tile) - New Avant Window Navigator Applet

gThumb 2.12.0 (Stable) Has Been Released [Ubuntu PPA]

gThumb is an image viewer and browser utility for the GNOME environment.

Nautilus Script To Easily Share Any File With Dropbox And Copy The Public Links To The Clipboard [Updated]

Usually to share a file using Dropbox, you have to manually copy it into the Dropbox public folder, then when it's uploaded you have to right click it and select Dropbox > Copy Public Link.

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