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10 New Gnome (GTK 2.x) Themes

Moon Buggy

Moon Buggy gtk 2.x theme

Moon Buggy Alpha runs on Jaunty using the murrine engine 0.90.3. Optionally for increased contrast and definition use the included "gnome color chooser" theme file .gnomecc.

Comes with:

GTK 2.x theme

Font Manager - Easily Manage Fonts in Linux [Gnome, KDE, XFCE and Enlightenment]

Although designed with the GNOME desktop environment in mind, Font Manager (for Linux) should work well with most major desktop environments such as XFCE, Enlightenment, and even KDE, as long as PyGTK is available.

The First Lubuntu ISO Was Published

The Lubuntu project (Ubuntu based on LXDE) just published it's first ISO. LXDE is a very lightweight and minimal desktop environment using the openbox window manager, the PcManFM file manager, and a very select list of default applications.

ALSA 1.0.21 Was Released!

The ALSA 1.0.21 driver package update brings the Creative X-Fi Linux driver officially along with a horde of updates to the other drivers and more. The CMI8788 Oxygen driver (used by sound cards like the Razer Barracuda AC-1) now includes support for HDAV S/PDIF inputs and when it comes to sound cards now works with the ASUS Xonar Essence ST.

OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 Released [Downloads for Windows, Linux - .DEB, .RPM and Mac OSX]

OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 has been released. You can find full release notes, HERE.

You can download Windows files, Linux - .DEB and .RPM and Mac OSX files for OpenOffice 3.1.1 from HERE.

Upgrade To The Latest FFmpeg and x264 in Ubuntu Intrepid and Jaunty

A while ago I posted some fixed ffmpeg and x264 packages for Ubuntu Jaunty (.deb) but you may want to upgrade to the latest version of ffmpeg and x264 (whichever the latest version is). So this how-to will explain how to install the latest FFmpeg and x264 and then how to always update those packages.

Skype 2.1 Beta For Linux Has Been Released

Skype 2.1 Beta vor Linux has been released yesterday, bringing a lot of new features, including:

Nokia Unveils N900, It's First Linux Phone

The world's largest handset maker, Nokia unveiled on Thursday its first phone running on Linux software, aiming at improving its offering at the top end of the market.

How To Install Nvidia 190.xx or 185.xx Drivers In Ubuntu, From A Launchpad Repository

Like I told you yesterday, Nvidia recently released two new versions of its Linux graphic drivers: 185.18.36 stable version and 190.25 beta.

Sometimes It Won't Work (II)

Linux user for a couple of years. Only Linux and I love it. Still, some things are wrong, they are wrong, and unfortunately, as I see it, they will always be wrong (yes I'm paid by Microsoft to say this; and yes I get the big bucks from them; and yes that's true, and unfortunately it seems like it's true for a long time now :(

Nvidia Updates The Linux Display Drivers

Nvidia updated both the stable and beta drivers for Linux.

185.18.36 (stable) release highlights:

* Fixed a bug that caused kernel panics when starting X on some mobile GPUs.

Exaile 0.3.0 Has Finally Been Released

(Screenshot of Exaile 0.3.0a3)

4 Linux Books For Beginners

Here are 4 Linux books which are ideal for a beginner:

1. A Newbie’s Initiation To Linux – Download (1.90MB)
2. Introduction to Linux – A hands on guide – Download (1.52MB)

Rhythmbox 0.12.4 Released - Ubuntu .deb Download

Rhythmbox, the default audio player in Ubuntu was updated recently to version 0.12.4. Among the changes:

Program Which Automatically Compiles and Install The Latest Kernel in Ubuntu / Debian: KernelCheck

KernelCheck is a a program that automatically compiles and installs the latest Kernel for Debian based Linux distributions (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, etc.). The program also allows for automatic installation of proprietary video drivers via EnvyNG.

 

Cross-Platform Data Recovery Solution: TestDisk & PhotoRec

If for any reason, you have lost information of any of your disks: either hard drives, memory cards or flash drives, you should try TestDisk & PhotoRec, a free, open source multi-platform application distributed under GNU Public License which is very efficient on retrieving data from those drives.

Download OpenShot, A Great New Linux Video Editor, in Ubuntu .deb Package

A while ago I was telling you about a new Linux non-linear video editor with some great features, called OpenShot.

JDownloaded 0.7 (7.569) Released

JDownloader simplifies downloading files from One-Click-Hosters like Rapidshare.com or Megaupload.com - not only for users with a premium account but also for users who don't pay. The most important, noticeable change is that JDownloader 0.7 (7.569) is a lot faster than the previous versions. Another interesting change is that now it supports anti-captcha for more than 60 websites.

Trying Out OpenOffice.org Impress Prototype (Renaissance)

Remember the OpenOffice.org prototype? Now you can try the Renaissance Impress without any installation (but you do need Java installed). That being said, you can download the Impress prototype from HERE.

 

Optimize Firefox SQLite Databases Without Restart

A few months ago, I posted how to improve Firefox performance by defragmenting its database files executing SQLite VACUUM command (for Windows, Linux and MacOSX). The only con was that it required a Firefox restart to execute the command.
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