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How To Install GIMP 2.7 in Ubuntu Jaunty and Karmic From a Launchpad PPA

The release of GIMP 2.7.0 is a first step towards GIMP 2.8, the next stable release. Please note that this is an unstable development snapshot and read the GIMP 2.7 release notes. Actually, in the following repository, the current version of Gimp is 2.7.1 already. To install it in Ubuntu, just copy & paste the following commands into a terminal to add the Launchpad PPA repository:

ALSA Upgrade Script for Debian / Ubuntu

We posted instructions for upgrading ALSA on Ubuntu to version 1.0.20 but there are a lot of steps to follow so for this reason I searched for an alternative and found a script on the ubuntuforums.org (thanks to soundcheck)

ATI Catalyst 9.8 Released, How To Upgrade Your ATI Drivers in Linux

With ATI Catalyst 9.8, ATI finally has support for newer kernels. The Linux 2.6.29 kernel was released in March, but it has taken until today for AMD to release any support for this kernel. However, at the same time, they have also released support for the Linux 2.6.30 kernel, which arrived back in June.

How to Upgrade to Alsa 1.0.20 on Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04

Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (known by the acronym ALSA) is a Linux kernel component intended to replace the original Open Sound System (OSS) for providing device drivers for sound cards.

ffmpeg Cheat Sheet - 19 Best Practices

ffmpeg is a multiplatform, open-source library for video and audio files. It is usualy available in your distribution repositories, so search for it and install it.

This article will present 19 ffmpeg very useful commands.

5 Simple Bash Tips, Part III

This is the third article in the Bash tips series, you can find the other two here and here.

Share Your Firefox Profile Between 2 Operating Systems on the Same Computer [Linux & Windows]

Let’s face it, no matter which operating system you are using, you got to surf the web. It seems like a good idea if your browser automatically knew what you had bookmarked on the other operating system and you don’t have to customize your settings, passwords, search pages and even addons all over again. Well if you use Firefox, and want to achieve something like this, then read on.

Make Windows (Wine) Applications Integrate Better With KDE 4.2 / 4.3

0 A.D (Zero Anno Domini) Game - How To Install It In Ubuntu

0 A.D (Zero Anno Domini) is a real-time strategy game developed by Wildfire Games which has recently released the source code, thus allowing us to enjoy the game without having to pay anything. The game has excellent graphics which are unfortunately quite rare in the Linux world.

Complete Guide: Configure and Customise ioQuake3 in Linux

Following the article on configuring Urban Terror, a popular first-person shooter game based on the ioQuake3 engine, here is a guide for configuring the original ioQuake3 game, including customisation of cvars, using new maps, weapons and characters models, and more.

A Guide to Configure Urban Terror on Linux

Urban Terror (or UrT for short, not to be confused with Unreal Tournament) is a great standalone first-person shooter available for Linux too, using the ioQuake3 engine.

How-To: Install KDE 4.3 in Ubuntu/Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

KDE 4.3 was released just yesterday, and it comes with a lot of great new features and improvements, like the the new Plasma theme called Air, new Plasma widgets, several improvements to Dolphin, the default KDE4 file manager, improvements to the KDE games, and these are just a tiny part of all the improvements KDE4 introduced.

Set GMail As The Default System-Wide Email Client in Ubuntu [Howto]

If you no longer uses POP3 email and a seperate client and prefers to use web-based email clients such as GMail, then I have the simple solution for you to enable having GMail as the default system-wide email client in Ubuntu (in conjunction with Firefox or

How to Install KDE 4.3 In Ubuntu Jaunty 9.04

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala simply have do an apt-get upgrade to update to the latest KDE 4.3 (which was released yesterday) but (K)Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope users have to add the Kubuntu PPA backports so they can install the latest KDE 4.3.

Google Chrome For Linux Adds Plug-ins Support [Ubuntu Downloads & How To Enable Flash]

If a lack of third-party plug-in support (i.e. Flash) kept you from trying out Chrome on your Linux system, then avoid no longer. The "early developer version" now supports many plug-ins, and they seem to work pretty well.

Chromium is the open-source project behind Google Chrome so do not mix them.

Integrate Google Calendar Into Your Gnome Calendar

To integrate Google Calendar events into your Gnome desktop, go to Google Calendar, click on "Settings", then on the "Calendars" tab and then on your calendar's name:

How-To: Install Miro 2.5.1 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

Miro is a great application for watching videos and high-definition TV podcasts in Linux. The latest release is 2.5.1, a bug fix release for the 2.5 series, which has a faster start-up time, a new, revamped library interface, new keyboard shortcuts, a refined interface and lots of bug fixes.

Speed Up Flash and Firefox in Ubuntu Jaunty [Tips & Tricks]

The post describes 2 tricks for optimizing Firefox and Flash in Linux. Read on for details...

How To Recover Your Linux Root Password

Let's face it: you can sometimes forget a password, because well... it happens! I can't help you with all of them, but I can tell you how to recover your lost Linux root password thanks to Tips4Linux. Just follow the below steps to recover it:

Install Audacious 2.1 in Ubuntu (From A .deb File)

Audacious is a free, lightweight advanced audio player based on GTK2 which runs on Linux and many other *nix platforms and is focused on audio quality and supporting a wide range of audio codecs. Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope comes with Audacious 1.5.1 while version 2.1.0 is already available for download so if you really like Audacious, I bet you can't wait to upgrade.

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