Ubuntu 13.04 Daily Build Mirrors

The latest build of Ubuntu 13.04 daily iso image can be downloaded from official Ubuntu cdimage server.

However, I found downloading from this server to be extremely slow. So, I tried some mirrors and now the daily image is downloading at full speed.

Arronax – Nautilus Plugin to Create and Modify Application Launchers

Arronax is a program to create and modify starters (technically: .desktop files) for applications and locations (URLs).Arronax can be used as a standalone application or as a plugin for Nautilus, the default file manager of the Gnome and Unity desktop environments.


Google Drive for Linux Confirmed yet again, Arrival Date is Still a Mystery Though

Google Drive for Linux is a contentious issue. It is now common knowledge that Google is an active user of Linux for its internal purposes.

Mark Shuttleworth ‘Most Disruptive Name in Computing’ Says Forbes

Shuttleworth at work

Mark Shuttleworth has been named as one American magazine Forbes‘ ’12 Most Disruptive Names in business’

The list comprises of a dozen folk across industries as diverse as healthcare and credit who, the magazine say, are ‘dramatically shaking up their fields’.

GNOME 3.8 Released

GNOME 3.8, the latest version of the popular free desktop environment, has been released.

The fourth major update to the GNOME 3.x line, GNOME 3.8 brings many new features and functionality to its users, including enhanced applications and a focus on privacy.

GNOME 3.8 Released - See What's New [Video, Screenshots]

GNOME 3.8 has been released today, the new version bringing many new features and enhancements, including a new application view and overhauled window layout for GNOME Shell, new setting panels for privacy, search and notifications and of course, many updates to the core GNOME apps like Web (Epiphany), Boxes, Documents and more.

Get A Classic Style Menu In Unity With The Latest Drawers

Drawers, an application that lets you create drawers ("stacks") on the Unity Launcher for quick access (or just to unclutter / better organize the Unity Launcher) to various app shortcuts, files, links and so on, has been updated today with a much requested feature: AppMenu Drawers.

Unofficial Google Drive Client `Insync` Pricing Revealed, Out Of Beta For Windows And Mac

Insync, an unofficial, cross-platform Google Drive client is out of beta for Windows and Mac OSX and with this, the pricing has been revealed.

Open Source FPS Game `Red Eclipse` 1.4 Brings Graphical And Gameplay Enhancements

Red Eclipse is a cross-platform, open source first-person shooter game that supports both single (against bots) and multi-player modes. The game runs on the Cube Engine 2 and it's very flexible, allowing players to extend the existing game modes (Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, etc.) with "mutators", changing how the game is played.

Top 10 New Features in GNOME 3.8

The latest iteration of the popular GNOME desktop, version 3.8, sees release today – but what are notable changes and improvements should you be looking out for?

Here’s a list of our 10 favourite changes – in no specific order – new to this release.

The Leap Motion Controller Now Supports Linux

Leap Motion is a company developing advanced motion sensing technology for human–computer interaction.

Jolidrive Adds Ubuntu One Support

Jolidrive, a dashboard for managing various online accounts including Dropbox and Google Drive, has added support for Ubuntu One.

WPS Office – A Faithful Microsoft Office Clone for Linux

When is Microsoft Office not Microsoft Office? When it’s actually a faithfully-crafted imitation, of course!

WPS Office, built by Chinese development group Kingsoft, claims to be the leading free office suite in China. And with such a familiar looking interface that’s not a difficult notion to swallow.

Three applications make up the suite:

Ubuntu’s Chinese Spin ‘Kylin’ Adds Custom Icons, Tweaked Theme

Ubuntu Kylin, the newly-sired Chinese edition of Ubuntu, is already starting to mould its own identity.

[Ubuntu In The Wild] Unity In Use By Norwegian Military

The Norwegian military use Ubuntu – and that’s a fact.

In an article on Norway’s cyber defence effort over on Norwegian IT site digi.no, Ubuntu’s Unity desktop is clearly visible in one of the accompanying photos.

So much for people not using it!

[How To] Get Your Fingerprint Reader Working in Ubuntu

Fingerprint readers, whether for legitimate security reasons or just as a nifty feature that lets you feel vaguely James Bond-ish, have checkered support under Linux. However there is always a solution.

[How-to] Upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" from Ubuntu 12.10 Right Now!

Yeah that's right, Ubuntu 12.10 is now upgradable to latest Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" release. And Ubuntu 13.04 is pretty stable for a beta-quality OS, though I still won't/can't recommend it for production machines. I have been using it in my netbook from the early alpha releases and it has come together pretty nicely.

Reasons Why I Love Unity Previews #736

FSGamer: Simple OpenSource Tool to Create Fullscreen Linux Gaming Experience that Doesn't Suck

Have trouble with fullscreen gaming on Linux? Try FSGamer for Linux. FSGamer is an opensource utility that runs games in its own X server, which can improve the speed, reduce annoying interruptions, and make switching between fullscreen games and your desktop easy and reliable.

Canonical Ubuntu Basis of National, Open Source OS for China

Canonical, in concert with the Chinese government and local developers, is building an Ubuntu-based, open source operating system for China.

Cairo Dock 3.2 Released With Improved Multi-Screen And GNOME Shell Support, More

Cairo Dock (Glx Dock) is a launcher / task manager that comes with a huge list of applets and configuration options.

It can be used with any desktop environment / shell, so it works with GNOME Shell, Unity, Xfce, KDE and so on. There's also a stand-alone Cairo Dock session - select "Cairo Dock" from the login menu to use it.

elementary OS Gets Its Own AppCenter

The elementary OS team has released the first version of AppCenter, a tool used to install and remove software, designed to be beautiful, fast and lightweight.

SopCast Application TV-Maxe Adds Recording Feature, More

TV-Maxe, an application to watch TV stations online using various streams, such as SopCast, has reached version 0.09.

Raring’s Smart Scopes Service Arrival Delayed, Coming April 1st

Raring testers expecting to find Ubuntu’s new ‘Smart Scopes’ feature landing on their desktops today (March 25th)  will be disappointed – it’s arrival

Xnoise 0.2.16 released and installation instructions included

Xnoise is a media player for GTK+ with an intuitive user interface, great speed and lots of features.

Xnoise allows listening to music and playing video in a very intuitive way: You can easily search the library and drag each artist, album or title to the tracklist (to any position in any order).

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