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.
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:
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.
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 my startup sound? Instructions below.
Here is the tweet from sanford42:
I think the next Ubuntu startup music needs to have a vuvuzela blaring in the background.
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 packages, PlayDeb packages do not have a predefined release schedule – new game versions are provided as they become available from their authors.
tl;dr: This site makes the latest games easy to install in Ubuntu.
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?
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 not in the Ubuntu repositories, but you can install it from here:
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.
Sometimes my username appears twice after upgrading Ubuntu. There are a number of weird things that can happen, and I believe that they are usually related to this bug. Basically, one notification icon goes bad, and it shows the graphic of another icon. It’s very irregular, but luckily it is an easy fix.
The current workaround is refreshing the panel, which can be done with the following command: Read more »
I found this theme to better integrate Google Chrome with the new Ubuntu appearance.
Download Ambiance theme: Read more »