Archive for the ‘News’ Category



25
oct

Fix Brightness Getting Reset (To A Very Low Value Or Maximum) On Reboot In Ubuntu

If your laptop’s brightness is not saved and is set to a very low value or to maximum, each time you reboot and / or when you log out, read on for a fix / workaround.

Ubuntu brightness

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24
oct

ownCloud Ubuntu Package Affected By Multiple Critical Security Issues, Nobody To Fix It

ownCloud

ownCloud developer Lukas Reschke has sent an email to the Ubuntu Devel mailing list, requesting that ownCloud (server) is removed from the Ubuntu repositories because the package is old and there are multiple critical security bugs for which no fixes have been backported. He adds that:

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24
oct

Ubuntu Flavors 14.10 Officially Released

All the Ubuntu flavors reached version 14.10 today. Let’s take a quick look at what’s new in Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Kubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn).


Xubuntu 14.10

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24
oct

Ubuntu MATE Sees Its First Release (14.10)

Along with the other flavors, Ubuntu MATE 14.10 was released today. This is an unofficial (it will most probably become an official Ubuntu flavor in the near future) MATE-based Ubuntu flavor, « ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor« , which had its very first stable release today.

Ubuntu MATE 14.10

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23
oct

Ubuntu 14.10 Available For Download

Ubuntu 14.10 is now available for download. This release doesn’t ship with any new Unity features and it includes mostly bug fixes. Still, there are some under the hood changes and of course, updated applications.


Unity 7

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21
oct

Unity Privacy Indicator 0.4 Released With New Privacy Settings

Privacy Indicator was updated recently with new privacy settings, such as enabling / disabling the Ubuntu GeoIP service or storing HUD usage data, clear Alt-F2 history and more.

Privacy Indicator

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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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