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 →
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 →
I have been using Ubuntu since version 10.10 Maverick Meerkat and recently, I even tried the latest version, i.e. Quantal Quetzal. While my experience of the OS has been mixed, I always thought that there was something missing, until now. Canonical has recently announced “Ubuntu for Phones”, which will be the smartphone version of the operating system which has significantly gained ground in the desktop market. After becoming a viable Continue Reading →
The final version of Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal has now been released and you can easily upgrade your Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin OS to the latest Ubuntu operating system. If you wish to upgrade your Ubuntu 12.04 operating system to Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, then follow the guidelines given below.
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.
When you are suffering from issues in Linux, upgrading your Kernel can sometimes fix these issues. We earlier saw this to work for users who switched to the Unity desktop in Ubuntu 11.04. Recently, a stable version of the Linux Kernel 3.4 was released. The changes include improved metadata performance with support for metadata blocks larger than 4KB, better recovery tools and error handling, updates for GPU drivers, and more. Continue Reading →
Radio Tray is system tray based internet radio player for Linux. Other than providing a smooth playback experience and the utility to tune into to a large number of radio channels from around the world, Radio Tray also provides a minimalist interface. Radio Tray works from the app-indicator menu and supports bookmarks, , WAX, PLS, M3U, ASX and WVX playlists. Furthermore, it can play a number of media formats based Continue Reading →
Many newly installed and pre-installed applications start up with the Ubuntu operating system. This contributes to the amount of time required for the operating system to fully load and also results in the annoyance of having to manually close programs when the system starts. For example, a program may register itself to start at system start-up and an app-indicator menu applet may initiate each time the OS boots.
Clementine is a cross-platform music player for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux based operating systems. The most unique feature of this audio player is that it provides support for Spotify, Grooveshark, as well as di.fm and Sky.fm radio stations. Furthermore, it comes with a global search feature that allows searching for internet radio and music. You can also fetch album art cover from a number of available sources such Continue Reading →
One of the features that many users found distasteful in Ubuntu 11.10 was the Mac style Global Menu. This is why I previously brought you a post about how to Disable Global Menu in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot. If you are currently using Ubuntu 12.04 and would like to get rid of the Global Menu, then follow the simple steps given below. In case you would like to re-enable the Continue Reading →