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Have you thought of enriching your multimedia experience in Ubuntu? Want to add theater like experience while watching movies and video in Ubuntu? There is a awesome open source media center application available for Linux OS’s. Yes, I’m talking about XBMC.  XBMC is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment  [ Read More ]

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VideoLan Music Player (VLC) 2.0 (Twoflower) has been released. You can download or upgrade your existing VLC installation to new version. VLC 2  features faster decoding, support for more video formats, experimental BluRay Discs support (without menus), a reworked web interface and many new features. In order to install or to upgrade your existing VLC installation:  [ Read More ]

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Google Earth was updated to 6.2and you can install the same easily in Ubuntu 11.10 by following method. Open the terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard keys. Use the below command to install these required packages. sudo apt-get install ttf-mscorefonts-installer lsb-core Once completed, run the below command to download Google Earth Package. wget http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_i386.deb Run the  [ Read More ]

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Most of us are unaware of this while installing Ubuntu. However, we will notice it when we use terminal or any other hostname required services. It’s your computer name to the outside world. So, it’s better that we know how to change the default one and creating new one. It’s good practice not to include  [ Read More ]

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After the introduction of Unity Dash in Ubuntu, there are many lenses were developed for the ease of search and use. However, it’s bit tricky to find the required Unity Lens by search. AskUbuntu made our life easy by gathering all custom Unity lenses and the installation details in their page. You can search this  [ Read More ]

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LibreOffice 3.4.5 has been released as a bug fixes version targeted inside the 3.4.x family, aimed at improved stability. Various crashes fixed, Calculator optimizations, minor UI tweaks and a serious list of bug fixes make the 3.4.5 release suited for both users and corporate environments. It’s available for installation via PPA. Installation using terminal by  [ Read More ]

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Ubuntu’s default powerful file manager Nautilus can be configured for easy right click operations such as converting image formats, using root privileges for editing files. This can be achieved by installing Nautilus Actions 3.1.4, Nautilus Actions-Extra 0.2.8 using PPA.   Installation via terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dr3mro/nautilus-actions-extra sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install nautilus-actions nautilus-actions-extra nautilus-refresh  [ Read More ]

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Microsoft finally led Windows Live accessible through XMPP and opened it’s doors for Linux users. Windows Live or MSN Chat can be configured using Empathy chat which is the default Chat application shipped in Ubuntu. On Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric, in order to use Windows Live chat, Empathy needs to be upgraded to new version 3.3.3.  [ Read More ]

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Mozilla Firefox 9.0 has been released with new features such as: 1) Improved standards support for HTML5, MathML, and CSS. 2) Many required Bug fixes 3) Support for font-stretch and text-overflow, 4) Support for querying Do Not Track status via JavaScript, 5) Improved JavaScript performance. The firefox packages are now available for the following Ubuntu  [ Read More ]

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Gnome pie is the great way to manage the applications in Gnome. Gnome pie has several pies, and each pie can be triggered by a custom keyboard shortcuts. Every Pie has a role to play: applications, windows pie (maximize, minimize, close, etc. ), the media pie (play / previous / pause / etc) and other pies. You  [ Read More ]

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