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Compiz 0.9.2 Released With Minimized Live Window Previews, Natural Scale Mode; 0.9.4 News

Compiz 0.9.2 has been released with a lot of bugs fixed but also new features such as:

Video: UDS Natty 11.04 - Mark Shuttleworth's Keynote

Video: UDS Natty 11.04 - Mark Shuttleworth's Keynote

Unity Default Desktop Interface In Ubuntu 11.04, To Use Compiz Instead Of Mutter

The UDS-N (Ubuntu Developer Summit - Natty Narwhal) started today and Mark Shuttleworth already announced that Unity w

Install Miro 3.5 In Ubuntu [Now With Built-In Media Converter]

Miro is a free/open source video player that automates subscribing to feeds of videos that are fetched using Bittorrent and then played in a flexible player that supports practically every format. Miro works on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.

New SopCast Player PPA Comes With Fixed Packages For Ubuntu 10.10

Roberto @ LFFL created a new SopCast PPA (he already had SopCast packages in a different PPA along with some other packages - for Lucid only) for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat so you no longer have to manually download .deb files and apply a fix to get Sopcast player to start.

Video: How To Customize Avant Window Navigator - Lucido Style

Because we get a lot of comments asking what's the dock / launcher in some of the screenshots on WebUpd8 and just pointing to Avant Window Navigator is not enough, I though I'd create a video on how to customize the Avant Window Navigator Lucido style:

Try Something Different: Divergence IV - "A New Hope" (GTK & Emerald Theme)

Manhattan OS Rebranded As Jupiter OS; Ditches Ubuntu For Debian

Manhattan OS was a great Ubuntu remaster you might remember reading about on WebUpd8. I say "was" because it doesn't exist anymore - you can't download it and there won't be any new versions, not under the "Manhattan OS" name. That's because Kevin wanted to go with Debian instead of Ubuntu and as a result, he is currently working on a new Linux distribution called Jupiter OS.

Configure Wine With Vineyard [Version 0.1.5 Beta, Released]

Install Gnome Shell (From GIT) In Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Install Elementary GTK Theme 2.0 (With Optional Dark Panel) In Ubuntu

Elementary GTK theme version 2.0 has been released yesterday and brings some cool improvements such as:

Video: Nautilus Elementary With ClutterFlow, Embedded Terminal In Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

For those who haven't upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat yet or simply never tried Nautilus Elementary, I though I'd create a video showing off the new features such as ClutterFlow (well, that's not new, it was also implemented in Nautilus Elementary for Ubuntu 9.10 but it was missing in Ubuntu 10.04), Embedded Terminal (with a GUI to configure it) and so on:

Nautilus Elementary PPA Update Brings NE-Terminal-Config, Copy/Paste For The Terminal

A tool to configure the Nautilus Elementary (NE-Terminal-Config) terminal was released last week but it was only working with Nautilus Elementary from BZR. But the Nautilus Elementary PPA has been updated today now only works with NE-Terminal-Config, but it also integrates it with Nautilus Elementary: to configure the terminal, simply right click it and select the configuration option.

Apt-Proz And Apt-Metalink: 2 Alternatives To Apt-Fast [Speed Up Apt-Get Download Speed]

apt-fast is a shell script to accelerate apt-get downloads using Axel, a command line download accelerator. Based on apt-fast, some other scripts have been created and I though they are worth mentioning:

Basenji Gets A Scanner Daemon Which Automatically Adds Inserted Volumes To The Database

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.

 

Use Mplayer With Hardware Acceleration In Ubuntu 10.04 And 10.10 [Nvidia]

Firstly, why should you use Mplayer with hardware accelerated video decoding? Check out this video (look at the CPU usage for the same video when played with and without vdpau) I've just recorded:.

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Simple Rhythmbox Plugins: Save Cover In Mp3 Metadata, Save Existing Cover in Mp3 Folder And More

Simple Rhythmbox Plugins is a collection of 5 Rhythmbox plugins which can: search for album cover on Google Images, save the existing cover in the mp3 folder, save the cover in the mp3 metadata, search the artist on Wikipedia and open the albumart cover.

DeadBeef 0.4.2 Has Been Released, Adds Option To Specify New Tray Icon And More

DeadBeef, a lightweight music player I was telling you about in the 

Copy / Paste Files From The Command Line [Bash Alias]

Here is a cool bash alias which you can place you your ~/.bashrc file to be able to copy and paste from the command line:

Script To Fix The Ubuntu Plymouth For Proprietary Nvidia And ATI Graphics Drivers

Installing the proprietary Nvidia or ATI graphics drivers in Ubuntu (10.04 or 10.10) will make Plymouth (the boot screen) look very big and ugly. The script in this post should fix this.

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