Super OS (formerly: Super Ubuntu) is a modified version of Ubuntu 10.04. But this post isn't about Super OS but about the amazing repository it comes with and which you can of course use on a regular Ubuntu 10.04 installation or any Ubuntu 10.04 based Linux distribution/remaster.
GetDeb is an unofficial project with the mission to provide the latest open source and freeware applications for the current Ubuntu Linux release, in an easy to install manner.
Inkscape is an Open Source vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the W3C standard Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) file format.
Djl is an open-source (GPL licensed) game manager written in Python 2.5 for the GNU/Linux Operating Systems, inspired by Valve's Steam software for Windows for which anyone can submit games.
A few months ago I was telling you about sK1, an open source vector graphics editor similar to CorelDRAW, Adobe Illustrator, or Freehand.
Audacious is a free, lightweight advanced audio player based on GTK2 which runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope comes with Audacious 1.5.1 while version 2.1.0 is already available for download so if you really like Audacious, I bet you can't wait to upgrade.
I am aware of the fact that probably 90% of you must already know about Swiftfox so this post is for the other 10% of WebUpd8 readers. I wrote about how to fix full-screen flash in Firefox and Swiftfox but I never mentioned what Swiftfox is.
To install the latest Firefox 3.5 (final) or Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu, open a terminal and:
To install the latest Firefox 3.5 (currently Release Candidate 1) or Firefox 3.6 in Ubuntu, open a terminal and:
VLC 1.0 release candidate was released about a week ago and it's not yet in the Ubuntu repositories, but if you want to use it in Ubuntu, you can add the following repository:
You can now reduce the wait for the latest graphic card driver in Ubuntu, which will only be available in a few months. There is an Ubuntu repository periodically updated with the latest open source drivers included in the xorg project.
François Vogelweith is the author of zgegblog, a site that maintains a collection of great GNOME themes. Balanzan (translated: Balance) is one of its most popular creations, a very comprehensive theme based on Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope, which contains a wallpaper, logon theme, Emerald theme, controls and icons.
A few may still remember the Source-o-Matic. It was a really good tool to create a new sources.list file. Unfortunately the Source-o-Matic is no more. That's why I created another generator, which is now publicly available.
Search giant Google has finally launched a repository of its software for Linux users. The repository will house the latest Linux versions of its software and make it easier for Linux users to keep up to date.
Tired of finding and downloading packages for games, and having to check for updates youself? Playdeb is a software repository for the games available on GetDeb, who package recent games and applications for Ubuntu. With Playdeb, games are easy to install and will be updated when new versions are available.
I’ve blogged about this in the past but it seemed to be overlooked. I blame the poor choice of title. In any event, I figure it would be worth revisiting as I’ve had a few suggestions on it being a good topic.
I was discussing the creation and maintenance of an Ubuntu repository mirror in IRC today and realized that I haven’t blogged about how to do that. Its funny sometimes how topics pop up, and something I’ve been using for months never made it onto the blog. In any event, below I’ll outline how to create your own Ubuntu repository mirror–great for consolidating and saving bandwidth for multiple machines!
During a thread about daylight savings confusion here in Sydney, Martin Barry asked the SLUG list why updates to Ubuntu packages go into a separate “updates” repository. John Ferlito suggested that I blog my answer…