[How To] Turn An Old Computer into a File-Sharing Server

Like myself, you may have an old, outdated piece of computing hardware lying around, a great use for it –besides being a dust collector– would be to turn it into a file/media sharing server.

[How To] Turn An Old Computer into a File-Sharing Server

Like myself, you may have an old, outdated piece of computing hardware lying around, a great use for it – besides being a dust collector – would be to turn it into a file/media sharing server.

New Unity-Styled Shutdown Dialogs Heading To Ubuntu 13.04

New Unity-styled shutdown dialogs are gearing up to arrive in Ubuntu 13.04 – and boy do they look good!

The dialogs, which were originally designed for Ubuntu 12.04, provide Unity-themed prompts for the acts of shutting down, logging out, and rebooting your system.

New Unity-Styled Shutdown Dialogs Heading To Ubuntu 13.04

New Unity-styled shutdown dialogs are gearing up to arrive in Ubuntu 13.04 – and boy do they look good!

The dialogs, which were originally designed for Ubuntu 12.04, provide Unity-themed prompts for the acts of shutting down, logging out, and rebooting your system.

When an item is selected from the Session menu one of the following two windows appears:

All the faces of Ubuntu

Harald,

Of course what Kubuntu and Xubuntu and Ubuntu GNOME Remix et al do matters. If it didn’t, we wouldn’t invest a ton of time and energy in finding ways to share the archives effectively. And I consider it one of the lovely things about Ubuntu that there is room for all of us here. As long as there are people willing to make it happen, there’s room for a new face.

Unreal Engine 3 Game 'Painkiller Hell & Damnation' Coming to Linux in April

Nordic Games has announced today that Painkiller Hell & Damnation will be coming to Linux and Mac later this year. The game is based on Unreal Engine 3.

Misplaced criticism

Jonathan says that Canonical is not taking care of the Ubuntu community.

Consider for a minute, Jonathan, the difference between our actions.

S06E02 – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Ubuntu

We’re here again! Eating cake and discussing stuff. We’re Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, Laura Cowen, and The Podcats. We’re here in Studio A for the second episode of Season (Series) Six of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!

Not convinced by rolling releases

The ‘rolling release’ meme has been a popular one for years in Ubuntu. It’s one of the top requests from members of our user community. And it’s popular with Canonical team members too (who, largely, come from the community and share its values).

Counter Strike: Condition Zero (CS:CZ) Released for Linux, Becomes Fifth Valve Title to be Released for Linux

Another day, another game for Linux. This time, it is an official Valve title, and it is none other than Counter Strike: Condition Zero (CS:CZ). The beta version of this game had a limited release earlier in February and now it is officially available for Linux via Steam.

Package Converter – Frontend for Alien



alien is a program that converts between Red Hat rpm, Debian deb, Stampede slp, Slackware tgz, and Solaris pkg file formats. If you want to use a package from another linux distribution than the one you have installed on your system, you can use alien to convert it to your preferred package format and install it. It also supports LSB packages.

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How-To: Create a Firefox Search Plugin

Basically, you will have to create an XML file inside the ~/.mozilla/firefox/XYZ.default/searchplugins directory (replace XYZ with your profile's characters, could be any name there), with the following content (I will use Ubuntu Forums for this example):

Ubuntu 13.04 Still On Course for April Release?

Last week’s sudden, but not unexpected, proposal to switch Ubuntu to a Rolling R

Ubuntu 13.04 Still On Course for April Release?

Last week’s sudden, but not unexpected, proposal to switch Ubuntu to a Rolling R

Humble Bundle for Android 5 Launches, All 6 Games Available for Linux

The Humble Bundle with Android 5 has just gone live.

Four titles, three of which are new to the Humble Bundle, are available to buy for whatever price you’re willing to pay.

Humble Bundle with Android 5 Launches, All 6 Games Available for Linux

The Humble Bundle with Android 5 has just gone live.

Four titles, three of which are new to the Humble Bundle, are available to buy for whatever price you’re willing to pay.

How to Install Anything in Ubuntu Part 2: Installing Software

Tutorial about installing software in Ubuntu.

Flipkart, India's Biggest Online Music Retailer, Releases Dedicated Download Manager for Ubuntu

Flipkart is a hugely popular online retailing giant from India. Nearly an year ago, Flipkart launched Flyte music service which enabled its vast Indian user-base to buy and download legit copies of DRM free songs from a wide array of artists and movies at reasonable rates. One thing the service lacked from day one was a dedicated download manager for Ubuntu (and Linux).

Revamped ‘Gwibber’ Gets Shown Off

Ahh Gwibber…

Ubuntu’s default social client has been around for many years but depsite various revamps, UI changes, and re-writes it’s never quite shaken off the image of being slow, bloated, and unstable.

Revamped QML ‘Gwibber’ Shown Off

Ahh Gwibber…

Ubuntu’s default social client has been around for many years but depsite various revamps, UI changes, and re-writes it’s never quite shaken off the image of being slow, bloated, and unstable.

Ubuntu’s New Display Server ‘Mir’ Gets Demoed [Video]

A day after its reveal the first video demos of Mir in action have been shown off by one of its developers, 

Ubuntu’s New Display Server ‘Mir’ Gets Demoed [Video]

A day after its reveal the first video demos of Mir in action have been shown off by one of its developers, 

Intermatrix U7: The First Ubuntu Touch Tablet Available For Pre-Order, To Ship In October 2013

It looks like the first Ubuntu Touch tablet will ship in October 2013. The news doesn't come from Canonical so I'm not sure how legit this is, but from a website that advertises "Intermatrix U7 and U10 Ubuntu Tablets" as the world's first Ubuntu tablets.

Terra Terminal Update Brings Improved Stability, New Features

Terra, a Python / GTK3 drop-down terminal emulator, has been updated today, bringing more stability as well as some new features.

“World’s First Ubuntu Tablet” Starts Taking Pre-Orders – But Is It Legit?

An Australian website is taking pre-orders for an Ubuntu tablet – but is it legit?

I was pointed to the website of the ‘intermatrix u7′ on Google+. It bills itself as ‘the world’s first Ubuntu Tablet‘.

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