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

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.

Grub Customizer 1.5 Released With Grub 2 Recovery Feature

Grub Customizer is a new graphical GRUB2 settings manager which we've told you about last week.

New Unity uTouch Video [Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10]

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:

How To Disable The Spotify Tray (Notification Area) Icon In Linux

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).

Window Applets 0.2.8 Released With 6 New Themes

Fix Google Earth Crashing On Startup In Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

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.

How To Get A Quake Like Terminal Under Gnome Using Terminator

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!

 

NE Terminal Config: Configure The Nautilus Elementary Embedded Terminal

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