Ubuntu Stack Exchange: Q&A

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I came across this website today. Users can ask questions, and other users answer them. It is currently in public beta, but already appears to be very active. I recommend checking it out. http://ubuntu.stackexchange.com/ [Translate]

Flying Toasters screensaver in latest Ubuntu

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For whatever reason, the beautiful flying toasters screensaver is no longer part of the default set. Luckily, it can easily be reinstalled as part of the xscreensaver-gl-extra package. Just run the following: [Translate]

How to add a new radio stream to Radio Tray

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Reader question from Domm: I just got this too but how do you add radio stations to the list? It won’t let me add typical URLs I just came back from New Orleans, so I’ll test this on the wonderful WWOZ station. From Wikipedia: [Translate]

How to: Make the Vuvuzela Ubuntu’s Startup Sound

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I saw a tweet this morning that got me thinking. This beautiful-sounding instrument is loved worldwide for its calming melodies. If you haven’t experienced the World Cup’s signature vuvuzela sound, listen to the games with this World Cup Simulator. [html 5 browsers only] To make every day a World Cup day, why don’t I make it… Read more »

PlayDeb.net: Making Simple Gaming in Linux a Reality

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What is PlayDeb.net? According to their “About Us” page: PlayDeb is an unofficial project with the mission to provide the latest open source and freeware games for the current Ubuntu Linux release, in an easy to install manner. The PlayDeb repository extends the official repositories by providing latest versions and new games. Unlike the official… Read more »

Battery Status 0.1: Battery Applet With More Features

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I like to know how much time I have left on my laptop battery in Ubuntu. It’s nice to see the time remaining in the corner of the screen. Sure, the default applet shows the time on hover, but hey: this is Linux. Why shouldn’t it work how I want it to? [Translate]

Radio Tray: Simple & Elegant Radio

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I just discovered this simple little radio player this morning, and it has really brought my desktop to life. It is not meant to replace a full-featured media player by any means. Radio Tray has one goal and one goal only: to have a straightforward radio player with minimal interface, making it easy to use. It is… Read more »

Ubuntu 64 Bit & Flash

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My last two machines have had 64 bit processors. I have tried the 64 bit version of Ubuntu, and had issues getting things working well. The biggest and most obvious issue has been Adobe’s flash player. Although there are ways to get it working, it would be ideal if it could be easily installed out-of-the-box…. Read more »

Google Chrome Ubuntu Theme

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I found this theme to better integrate Google Chrome with the new Ubuntu appearance. Download Ambiance theme:  [Translate]