21
oct

Ubuntu 15.04 Codename Announced: Vivid Vervet

The development codename of an Ubuntu release takes the form « Adjective Animal ». Initially these weren’t in alphabetic order – until Dapper DRAKE (6.06).

Vivid Vervet

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20
oct

Tor GUI `SelekTOR` Sees New Major Release

SelekTOR, an open source Java-based GUI front-end for Tor, was updated to version 3.12 (now 3.12e) recently and it includes new advanced options as well as a new Tor Monitor panel that shows the Tor client startup info and its current status.

SelekTOR

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15
oct

Install Syncthing In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint Via PPA

Syncthing
Syncthing is a cross-platform peer-to-peer file synchronization client/server application written in Go. Similar to BitTorrent Sync, the tool can be used to synchronize files between computers however, unlike BitTorrent Sync, Syncthing is open source.

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15
oct

Partial Workaround For Black / Distorted Battle.net UI On Linux (Wine) With Intel Graphics

Blizzard’s Battle.net tool was updated recently, probably in preparation for the upcoming WoW expansion called Warlords of Draenor, resulting in either a black screen or distorted / scrambled graphics on Linux (with Wine) with Intel graphics.
It looks like this is not a Wine or Battle.net bug but an Intel graphic drivers bug, at least that’s what the Wine developers suggest.

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14
oct

LXQt 0.8.0 Released With Full Qt5 Support, Various Improvements

LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE (a lightweight desktop environment, used by Lubuntu for instance), which resulted from the merge between LXDE-Qt and Razor-Qt projects.
After five months of development, LXQt 0.8.0 was released yesterday, bringing quite a few interesting changes, including full Qt5 support, a new lxqt-admin component, two new themes themes and more.

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14
oct

Install Ambiance And Radiance Themes With Fixed Header Bars For GNOME 3.12 [Ubuntu GNOME]

Ubuntu GNOME with GTK/GNOME Shell 3.12: if you’re an Ubuntu GNOME user, you’re most probably aware that Ambiance and Radiance (the default Ubuntu themes) don’t support GNOME Shell and applications that use header bars look broken. Well, Leo Iannacone has fixed the default Ubuntu themes to work properly under GNOME 3.12.

Here are a couple of screenshots taken under GNOME Shell / GTK+ 3.12 (Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn) with fixed Ambiance and Radiance themes, using proper header bars (client side decorations):

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14
oct

Free RTS Game `0 A.D.` Alpha 17 Available For Download

Wildfire Games has released the seventeenth alpha version of 0 A.D., which includes some important changes, such as a major gameplay rebalance, units on wall, improved mod support and more.

0 A.D. alpha 17

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13
oct

Stylish Image Viewer `PhotoQt` Sees New Release

After more than a year since the previous release, a new PhotoQt version was released today – 1.1 -, which introduces some interesting changes such as per-session rotation/flipping, new Quick Settings widget, improved fake transparency and more. Also, with this release, PhotoQt switched to Qt5 and Phonon.

PhotoQt

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9
oct

How To Add Launchpad PPAs In Debian Via `add-apt-repository` Command

« add-apt-repository » is an Ubuntu-specific script to add or remove repositories which, among others, automatically imports the public GPG key. For more information, see its man page.
You can use « add-apt-repository » in Debian to add Launchpad PPAs however, there are a few things that you should know. Read on to find out how to use « add-apt-repository » in Debian.

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9
oct

LightDM GTK+ Greeter Settings GUI

LightDM GTK+ Greeter is the default Xubuntu (screenshot below) and Lubuntu LightDM greeter (login screen UI). For how to switch to it in Ubuntu (w/ Unity), etc., see THIS Ubuntu wiki article.

Xubuntu 14.04 LightDM GTK greeter
Default Xubuntu 14.04 LightDM GTK+ Greeter

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