Remember apt-fast? Allow me to remind you: apt-fast is a simple bash script that speeds up apt-get download speed (so you would run "sudo apt-fast install firefox" to install Firefox for example) by using Axel, a command line application which accelerates HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for one file.
We've backported the latest Rhythmbox version from Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat to Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. The new version comes with bug fixes as well as a new feature: the play button now changes to pause and stop when needed.
There's a lot of catching up to do, and I'll start with the updated Light Themes package which landed in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat while I was away. To make it easy to install for everybody still using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, we've uploaded the Ubuntu Maverick version to the WebUpd8 Light Themes PPA.
Jolicloud 1.0 is now available for all so I decided to install it on my netbook (Asus EeePC 1005 HA) and write a review for the WebUpd8 readers.
For last week, we asked you which is the best Linux main menu and the results are a bit surprising.
A quick reminder of what's PPA Purge:
After finally getting the bold version last week, the Ubuntu font which will be default in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat is finally available for (almost) everyone. Why almost? Here is an email from the Kubuntu-users mailing list:
Members of the ~kubuntu-users team on launchpad can now test out the Ubuntu Font which is currently in beta testing. Anyone can join this team.
Fewt, the author of Jupiter and member of the Aurora OS (ex Eeebuntu) core team has a really interesting post on his blog about improving your netbook's performance but also increasing the battery life by moving the temp and log files to RAM using tmpfs.
The first official beta of Cairo Dock (GLX Dock) 2.2 was released with a huge list of new features and improvements - we already posted most of them on WebUpd8, but we'll do a small recap. If you're using the Cairo Dock weekly PPA, you already have all these features. But maybe you're not aware of some of them, so read on!