Chinese Ubuntu users will soon be able to find music from their favourite national artists straight from the Unity Dash.
Search support for China’s largest music download site, Baidu Music, has been been added to Ubuntu 13.04 and is likely to ship as default in the Chinese version of Ubuntu.
GetDeb and PlayDeb discontinue
If you’re one of our regular readers then you may have been wondering where the Dapper Drake we’ve been for the last few weeks.
Far from matching our slogan of “Everything Ubuntu, Daily”, the last month’s output was more a case of “Everything Ubuntu, Providing you Can Access it.”
In news that most of you won’t give two sugar lumps about, the packages.ubuntu.com website has been updated to match the “new” Ubuntu branding.
Where “new” means “introduced in 2010″.
Hungry for the Ubuntu Phone? Aren’t we all!
When visiting Steam download page from a web browser running on a Linux based OS, you are pointed to Linux version of Steam and a promo ad about Steam Linux beta is shown.
Parole is a modern simple media player based on the GStreamer framework and written to fit well in the Xfce desktop.It is designed with simplicity, speed and resource usage in mind.
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Nemo, the default Linux Mint (Cinnamon) file manager, forked from Nautilus 3.4, has got a lot of interesting changes in GIT recently.
The most visible change is the addition of breadcrumbs which look great if you're using the Mint-X theme (default Linux Mint theme, also available in the WebUpd8 Themes Repository) as you can see below:
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:
Ubuntu’s default music player won’t ship with the Ubuntu One Music Store plugin in 13.04.
New options have been added to the Appearance Settings pane in Ubuntu 13.04.
With a click you can disable the ‘Workspace Switcher’ item, used to navigate between the four workspaces Ubuntu provides by default, and add a ‘Show Desktop’ item for quickly hiding windows to access files or folders on the desktop.
flareGet is a full featured, multi-threaded and multi-segment download manager and accelerator for Linux. It supports in-built browser integration with all the browsers.
In the open source channel, many developers could stand to focus a bit less on technology itself, and a bit more on making products look and feel smart, intuitive and elegant–especially when it comes to communicating with end users.
Much awaited adventure game The Cave will be available soon on Linux.
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.