This tutorial is a detailed guide on how to install Flash in Ubuntu, specifically Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander. I documented three ways to do it, two methods covering installing from the official repositories and one method for installing it manually from the official website. Screenshots for beginners on how to use the USC are also available.
This tutorial focuses on showing the use of one of the new features introduced in Ubuntu 13.10, namely Smart Scopes. With Mir being postponed, Saucy Salamander didn’t have a lot of new features, focusing on stability rather than trying to break new grounds. Smart Scopes is one of the main additions to Dash in Saucy.
UrbanTerror features a wonderful online experience, taking place over dozens of maps resembling various urban locations. The motto of the game is "fun over realism", and UrbanTerror encompasses a fast-paced gameplay along with some pretty neat features.
A shell is a command interpreter which allows you to interact with the computer. The way things work is pretty simple: you type in commands, the shell reads them, performs the tasks it was asked to do, and finally it sends the results to the standard output, which is usually the screen.
Basically, you will have to create an XML file inside the ~/.mozilla/firefox/XYZ.default/searchplugins directory (replace XYZ with your profile's characters, could be any name there), with the following content (I will use Ubuntu Forums for this example):
Tutorial about installing software in Ubuntu.
There used to be a popular tutorial for beginners about this titled How to install ANYTHING in Ubuntu!, however it has not been updated since 2006 and it is a bit outdated (some of it still applies though).
Aliases are custom commands which can replace a longer command or a group of commands, thus making it faster and easier to execute particular tasks by only typing a few characters. For example, one can only type upgrade instead of typing sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get upgrade and upgrade his Debian-based system. Aliases are very useful time-savers.
Android is one of the most popular operating systems today which offers a lot of features for today’s smartphone users. Ubuntu is a free Linux OS which offers various applications designed for this OS, many of which cannot run with Android. To gain access to both Android & Ubuntu at the same time, and use these interesting applications you need a rooted Android mobile device. This tutorial will explain how to run Ubuntu on your Android phone.
In this tutorial I’ll show how to get some nicely colored man pages by adding several lines inside the .bashrc file, explaining what the code means and how it works.
GNU find is a powerful command-line utility that lets you search for files and folders in a hierarchical tree directory structure. It is the backend for all those utilities out there like the graphical searching in KDE or GNOME. However, find can be a little hard to handle at first by beginners.
The older way of doing this, with gconftool-2 doesn’t seem to work anymore in GNOME 3 – used to be something like: gconftool-2 –type string –set /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename “/full/path/to/file.png”.
This tutorial targets especially beginners in Linux and particularly Ubuntu, users who have just recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu and are facing this question: "how can I compile and run my C or C++ programs in Ubuntu?".
This tutorial was written for Firefox 4 and Ubuntu 11.04, however pretty much everything contained here applies to older releases and will probably work in future versions too. This how-to covers pretty much everything needed to get you started with Firefox: installing Flash, customizing it, installing add-ons and themes, and useful tips for working faster with it.
AssaultCube is a popular cross-platform first-person shooter with pretty low hardware requirements, with a fast gameplay and many modes – including the classic CTF, TDM, FFA, or the popular TOSOK (Team One Shot One Kill), LSS (Last Swiss Standing), or HTF (Hold the Flag).
This is a quick, simple tip (but maybe no very obvious for the first time) for getting back the volume control tray icon in case you removed it by mistake. The volume control tray icon is actually included in the “Indicator Applet”, together with the Internet connections and the chat/mail/messenger icons, rather than being available by itself.
Not long ago Mozilla changed the release cycle of Firefox, so that major new versions (Firefox 5, 6 and so on) will be released every 2-3 months. Currently, the latest alpha release is Firefox 6 Aurora, while the latest beta development version is Firefox Beta 5, which has made it into the Firefox Next PPA already.
The latest KDE security update, 4.6.4, is now available in the Kubuntu Updates PPA. This release brings several new features, including:
I guess this has been around for some time, however I was not aware of it. I bumped into it in a thread on UbuntuForums, and decided to give it a try.