Posts Tagged ‘Ubuntu’
More work to properly support Nvidia Optimus landed in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.
1. nvidia-prime 0.5 has been released today with a new feature that allows users to switch between the integrated and discrete GPU (« prime-select » command line tool). Other changes include:
Despite Sebastien Bacher’s (software engineer at Canonical) initial proposal to stay on GTK 3.8 for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, GTK 3.10 landed in the Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr proposed repositories.
Yesterday I wrote about installing Ubuntu on your Chromebook using Crouton. However, Crouton only installs a few apps so here’s what you should install on your new Ubuntu installation running on top of Chrome OS and a few thing that you may want to fix, like the brightness and volume keys or how to get Ubuntu Software Center to work.
Note: Below I’ll only cover Unity and Xfce but there are some generic tips as well.
I recently got a Chromebook and decided to install Ubuntu on it. There are two ways (that I know of) of doing this: using Crouton, which uses a chroot environment and lets you run both Chrome OS and Ubuntu in the same time and you can switch between the two using a keyboard shortcut, and ChrUbuntu, which works you can dual boot with Chrome OS but it only supports x86-based Chromebooks.
Tor Browser Bundle is a web browser based on Firefox ESR (Firefox with extended support), configured to protect users’ privacy and anonymity by using Tor and Vidalia, tools that come bundled with it. The bundle also includes 3 Firefox extensions: Torbutton, NoScript and HTTPS-Everywhere.
Enabling the proposed repository in Ubuntu is usually not a good idea because it’s a testing area for updates so things can break. If you’ve enabled the proposed repository and something broke, here’s how to revert the changes by downgrading the packages installed from the proposed repository.
Revert package upgrades from the Ubuntu proposed repository
Quick update: today I’ve released Y PPA Manager 0.9.9.2 which adds support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr and Linux Mint 16 Petra.
Australis, a new Firefox user interface, has finally landed in Firefox Nightly.