Clean Your Linux Desktop Using Compiz and a Lightweight File Manager

This little tutorial will explain how to maintain a clean desktop and at the same time have quick access to your data. It makes use of Compiz widget layer and a lightweight File Manager by creating a folder to store all your Desktop icons/files and make it into a widget where you can access it easily.

Ubuntu: Intel Graphic Card Driver News

As you may know, there were some issues with Intel Graphic Card drivers (965: x3000 or x3100) in Ubuntu after the upgrade to Jaunty - desktop effects could not be enabled - so you could not use Compiz and other applications that needed it.

9 Great Gnome Themes with Ubuntu Repositories

François Vogelweith is the author of zgegblog, a site that maintains a collection of great GNOME themes. Balanzan (translated: Balance) is one of its most popular creations, a very comprehensive theme based on Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope, which contains a wallpaper, logon theme, Emerald theme, controls and icons.

Ubuntu - Some Repositories You Should Know About

Before we get started, please note that all instructions below are for Ubuntu Jaunty (9.04).

GetDeb.net Repository,

Opera repository

Official Google Repository

And some more repos and apps

The New Cairo-Dock v2, Simply Amazing

I was recently looking for an Avant Window Navigator replacement and tried out most of the docks out there. And then i saw that Cairo Dock, which wasn't near one of the best has a new version only downloadable on it's website (with .deb files for Ubuntu too) and after trying it, i was amazed.

Split APE and FLAC Files in Ubuntu and Add Tags by Cue File

Did you ever downloaded a single APE or FLAC file consisting of multiple songs? If so, it's quite annoying to try and listen to only one song. But you can split the files into multiple songs exactly like in the cue file (each song's start and end time are saved in the cue file, so we'll know where to cut the big file).

How-To: Compile and Install K3b 1.65.0 Alpha in Ubuntu Jaunty

Over time K3b got its reputation as one of the most powerful burning applications not only for KDE, but for Linux in general. Development at the KDE4 release evolved rapidly in the last couple of months and the first usable alpha of the KDE4 port was put up for testing a few days ago, on April 22.

Convert Your ext3 File System to ext4 (in Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04) - no need of format [HOWTO]

If you are one of those people and you don't want to miss out using the new ext4 file system, there is a way to convert your existing ext3 file system to ext4.

Ubuntu Jaunty Doesn't Show When Updates Are Available Fix

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope doesn't show the update icon in the system tray when there are updates available. This is because the update system was changed in Ubuntu Jaunty: [...]

Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04 Intel Graphic Drivers - How to Enable Desktop Effects (Compiz) [FIX]

In the new Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope, Intel graphic (video) drivers 965 (x3000 or x3100) are blacklisted so you cannot run Compiz thus your desktop effects cannot be enabled. There is a way to enable desktop effects, though this is not recommended because [...]


Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Has Been Released

New features include:

Conky-like Desktop Info Application With Html Support (gtk-desktop-info) [Ubuntu / Linux]

gtk-desktop-info is a python tool to display various pieces of information directly on the desktop, using plugins for html rendering, with html templates and css style sheets for formatting.

My Upgrade to Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty (And some Issues)

I decided yesterday to upgrade from Ubuntu Intrepid to Jaunty (Release Candidate). Alt + F2 and typed: update-manager -d

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope Release Candidate Is Out

The Release Candidate version of the upcoming Ubuntu 9.04 (codename Jaunty Jackalope) was uploaded a few minutes ago on the official mirrors. As usual, we've downloaded a copy of it in order to keep you up to date with the latest changes in the Ubuntu 9.04 development.

Order Your Ubuntu 9.04 Free CDs

There's only one week left until the final release of Ubuntu 9.04 and, if you are anxious to get your hands on some nice CDs with the new Ubuntu operating system, then you should pre-order them right now from Ubuntu's ShipIt service, free of charge (a free account or an OpenID is required). They have started taking the orders a few minutes ago, so hurry up!

4 IM Clients for Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

This article is an overview of 4 most popular IM clients available on Linux, and particularly in the upcoming release of Ubuntu, Jaunty Jackalope.

Install Firefox 3.6 alpha1pre Minefield in Ubuntu (from repository)

You may ask why would you want to install Firefox 3.6 alpha1pre Minefield in Ubuntu. Well, for testing purposes of course. While it worked ok for me in the 10 minutes browsing i used it, being in it's early alpha stages it should only be used for testing addons and to see the way web pages are rendered.

How to Run Aptana Studio on Linux

In case you didn't know, Aptana Studio is a free multi-platform (runs on Linux, Windows and Mac) complete web development environment that combines powerful authoring tools with a collection of online hosting and collaboration services that help you and your team do more.

8 Image Viewers for Ubuntu

Overview of 8 most popular image viewers included in the Ubuntu repositories.

Clean Unnecessary / Temporarily Files in Ubuntu

#1 Getting rid of Residual Config packages

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