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.
According to Wikipedia, IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol), together with POP is one of the most popular protocols for email retrieval.
Today is Twitter's OAuthpocalypse: Twitter is shutting down basic authentification so all clients not using OAuth will stop working and one of these Twitter clients is Ubuntu's default microblogging clien
Because WebUpd8 reader soee asked in a comment about making an application always open on a certain virtual desktop, I decided to make a full post and a screencast for this - especially
If you tried Gnome Shell, you probably noticed how cool it is to quickly add / delete workspaces using the + / - buttons.
If you're using the proprietary ATI graphics drivers and you're experiencing really slow maximizing / unmaximization of windows or slow Alt + Tab with desktop effects (Compiz) enabled, here is a PPA which is supposed to fix this for you. The package in the PPA should solve this for both GNOME and KDE users.
Z is a simple bash script which attempts to make the "cd" command smart, by creating a database of the most used as well as recently used directories (think of it as a simplified Zeitgeist written in BASH, for the "cd" command only) - it basically combines frequency and recency
iPod sync with Banshee is broken in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx since HAL is now D-Bus activated and does not have an init script. This bug was fixed by Banshee developers last night but isn't yet available anywhere - except GIT.
So here is a short guide to compile the latest podsleuth from Git in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.
If you're experience bad sound with the default WINE package in Ubuntu and have Pulseaudio working, you should try the following WINE package (available in an Ubuntu PPA) which comes with built-in Pulseaudio support.
I'm not sure if IPv6 in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx is still causing issues with the Internet connection being slow and so on, but in case it does here's how to disable it.