How To Switch Between GDM, LightDM Or KDM In Ubuntu [Quick Tip]

Let's say you have both LightDM and GDM display managers installed on your computer (running Ubuntu or any other Debian-based Linux distribution). LightDM is default but you want to switch to GDM - to do this, run the command below in a terminal:

Install Hamster Indicator (Time Tracking Tool) In Ubuntu

Hamster applet is a tool that helps you keep track on how much time you've spent during various activities.

How To Get Hardware Information In Linux

4 tools for getting hardware information in Linux

Lubuntu Daily ISO Finally Available For Download

After 3 unofficial releases, Lubuntu was accepted to become a part of the Ubuntu family back at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Budapest. It's still not 100% certain that Lubuntu will become an official Ubuntu flavor starting with version 11.10, but it's getting there, especially since you can finally download Lubuntu 11.10 daily builds starting today.

Install Zukitwo GTK2/3 Theme With A Fixed Unity Panel Background [PPA]

Speaking of Zukitwo, as you probably know, the GTK2/3 theme is available in the WebUpd8 Themes PPA for quite some time (and is constantly updated).

Adobe Releases Flash Player 11 Beta (64bit Too)

Adobe has released Flash Player 11 beta, the new version being available for both 32bit and 64bit (yes, for Linux too!).

5 Beautiful Plank Themes

1. Glass Pill:

Glass Pill Plank theme

First Ubuntu 11.10 LightDM Greeter (Theme) Screenshot

As you probably know, LightDM has replaced GDM in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. A "LightDM Greeter" is a login screen theme.

Faenza Icons For LibreOffice Toolbar

This icon pack will only replace the LibreOffice toolbar icons with Faenza monochrome icons and will not affect the LibreOffice application icons. Also, you don't have to use Faenza as the system icon theme to use Faenza for LibreOffice!

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 2 Has Been Released [Screenshots And Video]

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot alpha 2 has been released today. Here's a recap of all the changes in Oneiric since alpha 1.

"Recent Notifications" Indicator Keeps A History Of Recent NotifyOSD Notifications

Recent Notifications is a GNOME panel applet that displays a history of recent NotifyOSD notifications.

Unity Mail Gets GNOME Keyring Support, Graphical Configuration Dialog

Unity Mail is a Unity-specific application to display the email unread count on the Unity launcher. The application works with any IMAP4-compatible server, but the quicklists currently work with Gmail only.

Modal Dialogs Compiz Plugin Lands in Ubuntu 11.10 [Oneiric Updates]

The Compiz modal dialogs finally landed in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot today. There was some initial work for this, but the actual modal dialogs Compiz plugin has just been uploaded to Oneiric.

Here's a video demoing the new Compiz modal dialogs (Unity 3D):

Thunderbird Made Default In Ubuntu 11.10, Final Default Email Client Decision Not Yet Taken

According to a recent change, Thunderbird is now the default email client in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, replacing Evolution. The update should be available for Oneiric users in a few hours.

gNatty: Ubuntu 11.04 Remaster With GNOME 3 (Includes Both GNOME Shell And Unity)

gNatty is an Ubuntu remaster based on Ubuntu 11.04 which includes GNOME 3.0 packages via the UGR (Ubuntu GNOME Remix) project as well as the ricotz/testing PPA.

Unified Messaging Menu / MeMenu On The Way [Mockup]

According to a recent update to the Ubuntu Wiki Messaging Menu page, the MeMenu will be integrated into the Messaging Menu. Further more, the MeMenu Ubuntu wiki page now says it's obsolete and will be replaced "by an IM status section in the messaging menu", which makes it pretty clear that the MeMenu and Messaging Menu unification is about to happen.

Linux Kernel Power Issue Fix

As you probably already know, the Linux Kernel has a pretty significant power issue starting with version 2.6.38 which hasn't been fixed yet (this includes version 3.0.0). This bug causes power consumption to go up by nearly 30% (and hence a shorter battery life) as reported by Phoronix which is pretty bad for netbook / laptop users.

Thunderbird Stable PPA Updated With Thunderbird 5.0 For Ubuntu 11.04, 10.10 And 10.04 Users

Thunderbird 5.0 hasn't been officially released, but is already available in the Thunderbird Stable PPA.

Thunderbird 5.0 brings a new addons manager (Firefox-style), native NotifyOSD notifications, tabs can be reordered and dragged to different windows, the account creation wizard has been improved and many other improvements and bug fixes.

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