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23
jan

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Vivid Vervet Alpha 2 Released

Along with the official Ubuntu flavors, Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Vivid Vervet alpha 2 was released yesterday. Read on to find out what’s new.

Ubuntu MATE 15.04 Vivid Vervet

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22
jan

Ubuntu Flavors 15.04 Vivid Vervet Alpha 2 Available For Testing

The second alpha for the Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet flavors (Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Lubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin) has been released. Let’s take a quick look at what’s new.
As usual, Ubuntu (w/ Unity) doesn’t take part in alpha releases. Also, the Ubuntu flavors not mentioned above (like Xubuntu) didn’t take part in the Vivid alpha 2 milestone.

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21
jan

Bodhi Linux 3.0.0 RC2 Reloaded Available For Download, Includes The Enlightenment 19.2 Desktop

Great news for Enlightenment fans: Bodhi Linux returns with a new release – 3.0.0 RC2 Reloaded.

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20
jan

Lightbox-Style Image Viewer `PhotoQt` 1.2 Released

PhotoQt 1.2 was released recently and it includes some important improvements, like better SVG support, XCF support, better handling of large folders (15,000+ files), shuffle and loop options for the slideshow and much more.

PhotoQt 1.2

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19
jan

`Albert`: A Fast, Lightweight Quick Launcher For Linux

`Albert` is a relatively new quick launcher for Linux, which might remind you of Alfred (Mac) or Synapse (Linux). Using it, you can quickly launch applications, open files or perform web searches.

Albert quick launcher

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17
jan

Always Show Menus Unity Feature Lands In Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

The option to always show the Unity menus, implemented by +Marco Trevisan, has landed in Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet.
As you probably know, in the current stable Ubuntu releases (12.04, 14.04 and 14.10), the Unity (global) menus are displayed on mouse over for both the default menu that’s displayed on the top Unity panel and LIM (locally integrated menu), which is displayed in the application titlebar.

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16
jan

`Caffeine` App Gets Its Indicator Back With New 2.8 Release

Caffeine is a tool used to temporarily prevent the activation of the screensaver / lock screen / sleep mode when using full-screen windows. The application is useful when using video players that don’t do this automatically, when listening to music while not using the computer, etc.

With the 2.7.x release, Caffeine stopped using an Ubuntu AppIndicator, a feature that many considered essential, resulting in various forks being developed. 

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15
jan

Facebook lance sa solution de réseau social interne, avec 5 ans de retard

La rumeur d’une version « entreprise » de Facebook courait dans la Silicon Valley depuis plusieurs mois. Finalement elle s’avère fondée, car le projet FB@Work vient d’être officiellement annoncé : Facebook Unveils Facebook At Work, Lets Businesses Create Their Own Social Networks. Sans surprise, cette solution se présente comme un réseau social interne qui reprend le look et les fonctionnalités de Facebook.

L'interface de Facebook at Work
L’interface de Facebook at Work

Disponible auprès d’un petit nombre d’entreprises pilotes, l’application mobile est déjà disponible dans l’app store d’Apple : Facebook at Work. La couverture fonctionnelle de la solution est plutôt restreinte : des profils, des messages privés, des publications affichées dans un news feed, des groupes et des évènements (réunions ?).

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14
jan

Fresh Player Plugin Sees New Release (Pepper Flash Wrapper For Firefox)

As you probably know, the latest Adobe Flash Player is available on Linux only via Google Chrome (it’s bundled with it) while other browsers such as Firefox are stuck with an old 11.2 version.
The Adobe Flash Player plugin that’s bundled with Google Chrome is in the form of a PPAPI (or Pepper Plugin API) plugin and Mozilla isn’t interested in adding support for it. Because of this, Rinat Ibragimov has developed Fresh Player Plugin, a wrapper that allows Linux users to use Pepper Flash from Google Chrome in Firefox and other NPAPI-compatible browsers.

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12
jan

Ubuntu 15.04 Might Get Global Menu And HUD Support By Default For Java Swing Applications

Quick Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet update:  JAyatana was uploaded to the main Ubuntu 15.04 repositories today (moved from proposed to release) and according to the changelog, it will probably be installed by default:

Drop dependency on java, so that we can integrate this package by default without dragging java on the default installed (as we did in the past with qt appmenu integration).

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