Archive for the ‘News’ Category



26
nov

How To Install RVM (Ruby Version Manager) In Ubuntu Via PPA

Ruby Version (enVironment) Manager (or simply RVM) is a tool that manages Ruby application environments and enables switching between them.

RVM has not been packaged for recent Ubuntu versions (it’s only available for Ubuntu 12.04, but it’s a very old RVM version) and to install or update it, you must run a script. To make things easier, WebUpd8 reader Rael G.C. has packaged RVM for Ubuntu and uploaded it to a PPA, for easy installation and of course, automatic updates.

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25
nov

YouTube Command Line Player And Downloader `mps-youtube` 0.2.0 Released With Support For Downloading YouTube Playlists, More

mps-youtube is a command line tool that can be used to search, play and download YouTube videos, which supports both local and YouTube playlists.
By default, mps-youtube is basically a YouTube audio player (and downloader), but you can enable external video playback (via mpv or MPlayer) from its options:

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24
nov

Video Transcoder `HandBrake` 0.10.0 Released With Support For New Encoders

HandBrake, a free, open source video transcoder for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, has been updated to version 0.10.0, getting support for new encoders, like H.265 and VP8, along other interesting changes.

HandBrake 0.10

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21
nov

How To Use Compiz In Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Or 14.10

If you’re using Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS or 14.10, here’s a quick guide for how to install and configure Compiz. If something goes wrong or you’re not satisfied with Compiz, the article includes instructions for reverting the changes.

Ubuntu MATE Compiz

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21
nov

Mobilisation générale pour faire évoluer les outils de communication et de travail

Voilà près de 7 ans que l’on parle de l’Entreprise 2.0 et de la nécessité de revoir les habitudes et outils de travail. Au cours de cette période, un certain nombre de solutions plus ou moins sophistiquées ont été mises sur le marché. Dans les faits, les salariés ne sont pas emballés (euphémisme) et préfèrent se rabattre sur des solutions de collaboration intermédiaires.

Ceci étant dit, l’incroyable popularité de Slack met la pression aux grands éditeurs (Slack’s One-Year-Old Software Business Valued at $ 1.12 Billion). Ce n’est pas la première fois que l’on cherche à remplacer l’email, mais cette startup propose une solution pragmatique tout à fait adaptée aux contraintes des travailleurs du savoir du XXIe siècle.

En moins d’un mois, ce ne sont pas moins de quatre grands éditeurs qui se sont lancés dans la course. À commencer par Google avec son tout nouveau Inbox, issu du rachat et de l’absorption des équipes de Sparrow : Has Google Just Reinvented Gmail?.

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21
nov

KDE Connect Indicator: Use KDE Connect On Desktop Environments That Use AppIndicators (Unity, Pantheon, Etc.)

KDE Connect is a tool which allows you integrate the KDE Plasma Workspace with your smartphone (Android only for now), via WiFi. 
With the help of KDE Connect Indicator, you can now use KDE Connect in desktops which support Ubuntu AppIndicators, such as Unity, Pantheon (elementary OS), Xfce (Xubuntu) and so on.

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21
nov

Gis Weather: Highly Customizable Weather Widget For Your Linux Desktop

Gis Weather is a highly customizable weather widget which supports Gismeteo, Weather and AccuWeather, available for Linux and Windows. The app ships with optional Ubuntu AppIndicator / tray icon which displays the current weather.

Gis Weather

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20
nov

FFmpeg Returns To The Official Ubuntu Repositories With Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

Quick update for Ubuntu users: FFmpeg isn’t available in recent Ubuntu releases but that will change with Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet (currently under development, to be released in May, 2015).

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13
nov

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS Available For Download

Because Ubuntu MATE 14.10 was the first Ubuntu MATE release and it’s supported for only 9 months, the Ubuntu MATE team released Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS yesterday, which is supported until 2019.

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS

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12
nov

Split View Patch Available For Thunar File Manager

Thunar, the default Xfce file manager, doesn’t support split view. In a bug report from 2013 which requested this feature, Nick Schermer, one of the Thunar developers, said that Thunar won’t support split view because « Thunar is by design meant to be simple and easy to use« .
Since Thunar is open source software, Xfce user Román decided to take this issue into his own hands so he implemented the split view / dual pane feature in Thunar and released a patch, so everyone who wants this feature can use his work.

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