This is a guide containing the most popular and useful ways of using the APT and DPKG commands, and it applies to both Ubuntu and Debian (and their derivatives). I mentioned where super user privileges are required, the ones without a mention can be executed as normal user.
GmailWatcher is an Gmail notifier especially designed for Ubuntu: it uses the Messaging Menu, NotifyOSD notifications and preferences sync through UbuntuOne.
TOR was available in a PPA for Ubuntu which has been deleted. There is also an official TOR Ubuntu repository which unfortunately has also not been updated for Maverick, just like the repositories I mentioned above. But the Lucid packages work just fine - I'm running it on Maverick for a month now and everything works.
The Sevenmachines Adobe Flash Player 64bit PPA for Ubuntu has just been updated with the latest Adobe Flash Player "Square" 10.2.161.22 (64bit obviously) for Ubuntu 9.10, 10.04 and 10.10 so now it's even easier to install it!
If a while back Adobe wasn't very interested in its 64bit Linux users and discontinued Adobe Flash Player 10.1 for 64bit, the new Adobe Flash Player codename "Square" developer preview released by Adobe today is also available for 64bit Linux systems (and obviously, 32bit too).
The Nautilus Elementary version in the PPA was too old so you couldn't install it in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. Those who wanted to use Nautilus Elementary had to manually download .deb files or compile it themselves.
But the PPA has just been updated today and Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat users can finally install Nautilus Elementary from the PPA:
A while back we posted about getting the official Ubuntu font by joining the Kubuntu-users group. There were way too many people joining this group so it was revoked access to the private PPA. In a discussion with Paul Sladen, he pointed to a new way regular users can get access to the Ubuntu Font Family private PPA:
Like you all know, the community wasn't too happy with the wallpape
1. Fundamental Round 2
1. Fundamental Round 2
We're less than one month until the next Ubuntu release, 10.10.
Want a way to try out the latest Firefox 4 (currently beta 5 - released today) without making any changes to your system?
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.
Xubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, the XFCE Ubuntu flavor got a lot of changes since 10.04, starting with a new default wallpaper and theme: Anamnesis is a new clipboard manager for Linux designed to be very easy to use by providing a simple interface with full-text search.
Xubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, the XFCE Ubuntu flavor got a lot of changes since 10.04, starting with a new default wallpaper and theme:
Anamnesis is a new clipboard manager for Linux designed to be very easy to use by providing a simple interface with full-text search.