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.
To get you started with your fresh Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat installation, I'd though I'd share the commands I use to install the basic stuff. For everything else there's Ubuntu Tweak or manual installation, however these following should get you started.
Grub Customizer is a new graphical GRUB2 settings manager. For now, it only allows you to edit the GRUB2 menu entries: reorder, rename or add/remove entries. Since these are actually scripts which generate the boot.cfg file, Grub Customizer changes the actual script order and then generates a new boot.cfg so if you then run "sudo update-grub", your customization won't be overwritten.
I recently had to create a Windows 7 bootable USB flash drive for my girlfriend because she doesn't have a DVD-ROM, and I had to do it from Ubuntu as I don't have Windows (neither at work or at home).
Advanced Find / Replace is a plugin for Gedit for easily search and replace in multiple documents. It currently works with all opened documents and all the files in a directory you select.
The Ubuntu Font Family has been made default in Ubuntu 10.10, it can be downloaded from Launchpad and there are download links available on http://font.ubuntu.com too, yet the Ubuntu Font PPA is still private which makes it difficult for those not using Ubuntu 10.10 to stay up to date with the latest versions of the font.
So I've decided to make a PPA [...]
UFW (Uncomplicated Firewall) is the default firewall (iptables) configuration tool for Ubuntu and while it's a great tool, it might scare those not very familiar with the command line.
A few days ago I was telling you about rebooting in Windows from Linux with GRUB 2 (or any other OS for that matter) by running a command which simply selects (highlights) a different entry in the GRUB menu for your next restart only.
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.
Zedtux, who also maintains a PPA for the Rhythmbox FolderView plugin we wrote about last week, sent us a tip about a new PPA he maintains for the Rhythmbox Album Art Search plugin.
2.6.x is the stable GIMP branch in which there will be no new features, only bug fixes. The latest version of this stable GIMP branch is 2.6.11 which has been released yesterday
CloudSN (Cloud Services Notifications) is an application similar to Specto (which is not maintained anymore): it can display notifications when you have new emails (POP3 and IMAP), new Identi.ca messages, Google Reader unread items or it can watch any RSS feed for changes.
If you're dual-boot Ubuntu and Windows, you can use a simple command (or create a menu shortcut for it) to easily restart in Windows from Ubuntu. This should actually work with any Grub entry, not just Windows (so if you using multiple Linux distributions, it will work with that too).