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.
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:.
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.
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:
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.
Grub Customizer is a new graphical GRUB2 settings manager which we've told you about last week.
Because there aren't too many touch-enabled devices so only a few people can enjoy the touch functionality in Unity (Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook Edition), the guys at Canonical blog posted a video showing off the amazing multi-touch capabilities of Unity:
The Spotify tray (notification area) icon is well... useless and ugly, so I've removed it from my notification area and I though I'd share the "trick". Please note that I'm using the WINE (Windows) version of Spotify (so it might or might not work with the native Spotify client for Linux which you can currently use only if you're a paying subscriber).
If you've installed Google Earth in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat from the Super OS 10.10 repository or from the Medibuntu 10.04 repository, Google Earth probably crashes at startup.
I am aware of Guake (Gnome), Yakuake (KDE) and so on, but this post is about using drop-down grid terminals using Terminator. Read on!
Firstly, an introduction so you'll know what this is about:
Gnome15 comes with many plugins for displaying various info on your keyboard, such as a Cairo Clock, Notify LCD, a calendar integrated with Evolution, RSS reader, volume monitor, display the weather (using Google API),
Super OS 10.10, a modified version of Ubuntu has been released today and with it, the Super OS repository I was telling you about a while back has also been updated to support Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.
Transmission (bittorrent client) 2.10 was released a few days ago, and while it doesn't bring major changes, the new version includes several performance improvements
Medibuntu (Multimedia, Entertainment & Distractions In Ubuntu) is a repository of packages that cannot be included into the Ubuntu distribution for legal reasons (copyright, license, patent, etc).
Most of you probably like the fact that Ubuntu Software Center is now used for opening .deb files in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, but I for one am not very happy with this change because Ubuntu Software Center is a lot slower then GDebi so why wait some extra seconds when I can do it faster with GDebi?
The Virtualbox (non-free - which doesn't mean it's free per se, but that it's proprietary) repository for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat has been created today.