Give Ubuntu The Mac OS X Look With FakeOSX

As we all know, Ubuntu developers have been gearing towards making it the Mac OS X of the Linux world. This is why we are seeing more and more Mac features landing in Ubuntu with each new version. While it might take a while for Canonical to make Ubuntu similar to (if not the same) as Mac, you can give your Ubuntu operating system the stylish Mac look with the Continue Reading →

New Features Of Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

Every time there is a new Ubuntu operating system released, it can be a bit tricky to differentiate the new features from the old ones. While the GUI changes are quite apparent and each time the Unity launcher looks more stylish, there are some very basic features that one can easily overlook. Previously I brought you the New Features of Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, and later the process to Upgrade Continue Reading →

Get Marlin File Browser For Linux With Dropbox And Ubuntu One Support

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Marlin is a file browser for Linux based operating systems like Ubuntu. It is based on GTK3 and comes with a number of handy feature that are lacked by other file browsers. This includes Dropbox and Ubuntu One integration. Perhaps one of the best features of Marlin is its support for plugins which enables enhancing it to extend its functionality. For example, you can sync, share and publish your external Continue Reading →

How To Upgrade From Ubuntu 11.10 To Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

The final version of Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin is out and now you can upgrade your Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot to the latest Ubuntu version, by following the steps given below. Before starting the upgrade process make sure that you have ample space in your primary disk partition, as Ubuntu upgrades often result in lack of remaining disk space due to the extra files that are added during the update Continue Reading →

View And Sync PDF Files And Collaborate With Friends With Mendeley

Mendeley is a  a PDF organizer for multiple platforms that provides the utility to not only view PDF documents, but also to synchronize them online and to collaborate with friends using the Mendeley social network. All documents are opened in convenient tabs, within the Mendeley application. Mendeley delivers easy document management, allows finding references and performing research with like minded people online. With Mendeley you can generate biographies, import and Continue Reading →

Replace Complete Document Text Strings In Ubuntu With Replace-me

Programmer and professionals associated with development require periodically replacing text strings from multiple files. This can be to change the coding of specific files or to add/remove or modify a text string. Replace-me is a convenient Nautilus extension that allows users to find and replace entire text strings from different files within numerous folders and sub-folders. Replace-me enables the replacement of text strings via right-click menu and is a handy Continue Reading →

Gnome Photo Frame Rotates Pictures On Your Ubuntu Desktop

I previously covered Desktop Nova, which is a Linux application that brings wallpaper rotation to your Ubuntu desktops. But how about a photo frame centered on your desktop with attractive imagery according to your specified sources? Gnome Photo Frame is a desktop photo frame, which allows users to rotate images from selected online sources, as well as local system folders. You can even use this handy application to rotate your Continue Reading →

Create Videos From Pictures & Clips In Ubuntu Linux With ffDiaporama

ffDiaporama is a free software for Windows and Linux (packages available for multiple Linux distributions), which allows converting photos into videos and editing video files. It can detect images and video files from many formats, as well as from a large number of camera and camcorder models. ffDiaporama has around 140 built-in transition effects. What’s more is that ffDiaporama provides an advanced device database for generating videos that are compatible Continue Reading →

How To Auto Hide Cinnamon Panel And Configure Other Settings

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Cinnamon is a Gnome Shell alternative, which has been created to deliver a Gnome 2 like convenient design for Ubuntu users. It provides a Gnome 2 like launcher based bottom panel and is perhaps the one of the best Gnome 2 forks available for Ubuntu. In a previous post I showed you a complete walkthrough of Cinnamon Shell. In this post I will explain the process of auto-hiding the Cinnamon Continue Reading →

Get Nanoshot, Advanced Ubuntu Screenshot Taking Application

Many Ubuntu users use the Gnome Screenshot utility, which comes pre-installed with the Ubuntu desktop. While Gnome Screenshot provides a number of handy options, it lacks some advanced features, such as being able to specifically capture the Unity Launcher’s screenshot or capturing video frames. Nanoshot is a screenshot taking application that provides a number of advanced features for capturing screenshots in Ubuntu. It can capture screenshots from web pages, a Continue Reading →