Ubuntu One – Cloud Storage Service For Ubuntu, iPhone And Android Users

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Ubuntu One is a personal cloud storage web service for Ubuntu users which provides synchronization of not just files and folders but also bookmarks (via Firefox add-on),  as well as bandwidth restriction management options (for downloading and uploading files). It also has an application for  iPhone and Android phones which can also be used to stream music. Every user gets up to 2Gb of free storage. It also has a Continue Reading →

Fully Tweak Ubuntu Linux With Ubuntu Tweak

Ubuntu Tweak is perhaps the best and most comprehensive tweaking application for the Ubuntu operating system. It can be used to configure Ubuntu easily for a more enhanced user experience, as it provides many useful desktop and system options that are not present by the default in the Gnome desktop environment. I have covered many Ubuntu tweak tips and tricks in numerous posts individually which you can check out here. Continue Reading →

How To Install Gnome Themes In Ubuntu

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Even after the introduction of Unity, many users still prefer using Gnome. Perhaps one of the best features of the Gnome desktop is the ability to add new themes with the help of the Gnome Tweak Tool. However, the complexity of GTK3 themes in Gnome 3 can make it a bit confusing to install a theme. In this post we will show you how to install Gnome themes in Ubuntu.

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 →

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 →

50 Handy Applications For Ubuntu & Other Linux Operating Systems

Over the past few months I have covered a number of handy Ubuntu applications that many users might not be aware of. I thought it would be a good idea to compile a list of these useful applications for my readers. While I have tried to avoid very common applications like GIMP, ShotWell, TweetDeck, Pidgin, etc, some of you may or may not find the below applications common. I have Continue Reading →

How To Make Ubuntu Look Like Android 4.0 ICS

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In a previous post I showed you How To Make Ubuntu Look Like Mac OS X Lion, this time I have another transformation guide, to make your Ubuntu desktop look like Android Ice Cream Sandwich  4.0. Ice Cream Shell theme is a Gnome Shell, which is based on the default theme of Android 4.0. This theme can be easily applied in Gnome 3, by using the Gnome Tweak Tool. Below Continue Reading →

Get Cinnamon Gnome Shell Fork With Classic Gnome Panel & Launcher

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Cinnamon is a Gnome fork, that is meant to redefine user interactions with the GNOME desktop. It has a Gnome 2 like minimalist look and offers a new model for launching applications, accessing documents, and organizing active windows within GNOME. Cinnamon is intended to replace functions handled by the GNOME Panel and the window manager and has rich visual effects enabled by new graphical technologies. Recently, version 1.1.3 for Cinnamon Continue Reading →

Test Drive The New Gnome Web Browser Prototype [Download]

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After a long time association with Gnome, it appears that the default Gnome web-browser, Epiphany, is nearing it’s retirement. With the new GNOME design approach, it appears, that Epiphany will now have a new successor. This browser is primarily focused to provide a minimalist looking browser with a clean interface. This application is being designed to provide page search, page multi-tasking (without the need of reloading content), page view history, Continue Reading →

Access Places Menu From Gnome Panel In Unity With Indicator Places

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One of the biggest annoyance of Ubuntu users in recent times has been the emphasis of Canonical on imposing the Unity desktop on its users. For this reason users are switching to the Gnome 3 shell and also installing alternative desktops like Linux Mint 12. While one can easily get the classic start menu by installing the Gnome Shell or Classic Menu Indicator, some may prefer merely acquiring access to Continue Reading →