Xfce4 Terminal has been updated recently, two new versions being released: 0.6.0 and 0.6.1, and many new features were added, including an option to use the terminal as a drop-down console, like Guake or Yakuake. But this new feature isn't available as an option in the Xfce4 Terminal preferences, so here's how to use it.
AirDroid is a free Android application that you can use to control your Android device from your desktop, by using a web browser (so it on Linux and any other OS). It can be used to transfer files (upload to the phone or download to your desktop), browse images, quickly send or read an SMS and many others.
Like we were telling you a while back, Linux Mint 15 will get a new screensaver, among other cool new features and changes.
The work on the new Cinnamon screensaver has started and the code is available on GitHub:
GNOME 3.8 will feature a redesigned search which displays the results in a list. A new search settings panel will allow users to configure the GNOME Shell search: you can enable or disable searching for documents, files, contacts or boxes and so on as well as a way to configure search locations:
Fedora 18 "Spherical Cow" has been released today, featuring the latest stable GNOME 3.6 by default and a brand new installer UI.
TRIM allows the OS to "inform a solid-state drive (SDD) which blocks of data are no longer considered in use and can be wiped internally". Without using TRIM, the SSD speed decreases after a while so if you have a solid-state drive that supports TRIM, you should enable it so your SSD remains fast over time.
Michael Tunnell has created a nice Ambiance theme for Spotify which makes the Spotify Linux client integrate better with the Ubuntu desktop.
Facebook doesn't currently work with Gwibber (the Facebook feeds aren't updated - bug HERE) and this bug affects Ubuntu 12.10, 12.04 and probably older Ubuntu versions as well.
Undistract-me is a simple tool that notifies you when a command you run in a terminal which takes longer than ten seconds to finish is done.
If you're using Steam for Linux beta on 64bit, chances are you can't watch game trailers because Steam can't find Flash Player and you get a message similar to the one below:
Parole, the default Xfce / Xubuntu media player, has reached version 0.4.0, a development release which brings many new features and improvements.
The latest Parole 0.4.0 features CD and DVD playlist support, DVD navigation support, custom subtitle management and other new features along with some important bug fixes for fullscreen controls, screensaver inhibition and others.
Ubuntu Live Wallpaper is a new Android live wallpaper designed to look like the Ubuntu Phone OS welcome screen:
Fuduntu 2013.1 has been released today, bringing Netflix, Steam and E17 stable support, along with Jockey for proprietary video driver installation and other changes and updates.
If you need a quick way to find out how much RAM your Linux system supports or to determine the number of DIMM slots available, you can use a command line tool called "dmidecode".
Ater two years and a half, a new Cube 2 Sauerbraten version has been released: 2013-01-04 "Collect Edition", which brings new maps, new game modes: "collect", "insta collect", and "efficiency collect" and other interesting changes.
Bodhi Linux is a minimalistic Linux distribution that uses the Enlightenment Desktop (E17). Based on Ubuntu, Bodhi Linux is a semi-rolling release distribution: it comes with the core Ubuntu LTS packages but it also uses backports for its applications so the users can get the latest app updates.