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Firefox 5 (Beta Channel) Ubuntu PPA

Firefox 5.0 beta 2 has been uploaded to the semi-official Firefox-Next Launchpad PPA for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.

Expected Changes In Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot [Ubuntu Developer Summit Overview]

It would take me a week just to write a sketch of all the new things that were discussed on the Ubuntu Developer Summit that took place in Budapest this week (which has ended today), so I'll only write a short overview of what's to come in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot.

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Released - See What`s New (Screenshots And Video)

After the usual 6 months of development, Ubuntu 11.04 has finally been released.

Ubuntu Unity Keyboard Shortcuts Wallpapers

Can't remember all the Unity keyboard shortcuts? Then check out the AskUbuntu keyboard shortcuts thread - you'll find two wallpapers (one is also available in German) with most of the Unity mouse tricks / keyboard shortcuts:

VirtualBox Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Repository, Finally Ready

The VirtualBox repository (contrib) for Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal has finally been created today.

Tomdroid: Sync Tomboy Notes With Your Android Device

Well, this is not new but I've somehow missed the news. Anyway, I was reading on the Launchpad blog that you can use Tomboy Notes on your Android device. The app is called "Tomdroid" and it supports note syncing between your desktop computer and Android device.

Cairo Dock 2.3.0 Released With New Applets, Better Compiz And Kwin Integration

Cairo Dock 2.3.0

 

Download Ubuntu Packaging Guide (PDF, Epub, HTML In A Single .deb)

Daniel Holbach maintains a daily builds PPA for a project called "Ubuntu Packaging Guide" which aims to provide a set of articles for working with debian packages and Launchpad, uploading your GPG key to Launchpad (required to create a PPA), fixing bugs, getting the code via BZR, working with a PPA and so on.

GNOME Shell Atolm - Another Beautiful GNOME Shell Theme By Half-left

Half-left (who has created the amazing Smooth Inset Gnome Shell theme) has created yet another beautiful theme for Gnome Shell called Atolm (based on Atolm by SkiesOfAzel).

How To Re-Enable The Notification Area (Systray) In Ubuntu 11.04, For All Applications

Unity got its notification area (called Systray by the Ubuntu developers) back a while ago, but only for a few applications: Java apps, Mumble, Wine applications, Skype, and hp-systray. But there's an easy way to either re-enable the Systray for all applications or to whitelist a few applications you can't live without. Read on!

Final Ubuntu 11.04 Beta (2) Has Been Released [Screenshots]

 

Tool To Backup / Restore Gmail Emails In Linux: `Backup Gmail` [IMAP]

A while back we wrote about backing up a Gmail account using Thunderbird. That doesn't work for restoring but you could at least have access to all your old emails.

Ubuntu 11.04 Switching Back To Classic GNOME By Default Instead Of Unity?

A message on the Ubuntu devel mailing list mentions that the current state of Unity will be brought up for discussion and if needed, the Classic GNOME Desktop may be default after all in Ubuntu 11.04:

3 New Equinox Themes Released: Equinox Evolution Dawn, Dusk and Midnight

The Equinox GTK themes is a pack of (now) 5 beautiful themes created by Tiheum (who's also the Faenza icons author).

 

How To Upgrade To Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (With Or Without An Internet Connection) [With Videos]

Since a lot of people want to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal already, I though you'd like to see a video (well actually 2) on how to upgrade to Ubuntu 11.04. Remember that starting with Ubuntu 11.04, you can upgrade using the Live CD too.

Ubuntu 11.04 Beta, Released [Video & Screenshots]

 

Unity 3.6.8 Video: Grab Handles, New Icons, More [Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal]

In the above Unity video you'll notice:

Ubuntu 11.04 Community Wallpapers Revealed, Default Wallpaper Slightly Modified [Download]

The "ubuntu-wallpapers" package has just been updated in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal and it now includes wallpapers from the Ubuntu 11.04 community contest:

 

Install The Beautiful Bluebird GTK + Metacity Theme In Ubuntu

After many comments about it, I've decided to make a separate post as it seems everybody wants to know what theme this is even though there was an announcement on ppa.webupd8.org.

Firefox 4.0, Uploaded To The Firefox Stable Ubuntu PPA

 

Apologies for all the Firefox posts today, but like I've promissed in the comments, I wanted to let you know that the Firefox Stable Ubuntu PPA has been updated and it now includes Firefox 4.0 stable for Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10.

 

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