Cardapio: Simple and Powerful Menu

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I have been a fan of Gnome-Do for a long time. Mac users have been used to having programs just a few keystrokes away with Quicksilver search, and Windows joined the fun with its newly designed start menu in Vista and 7. Cardapio simultaneously simplifies the gnome menu and delivers easy hotkey searching. From Cardapio’s… Read more »

Elegant GNOME Pack: Stylish Theme

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The aptly named Elegant GNOME Pack transforms the Linux desktop into a design experience. The icons are sleek, classy, and easy on the eyes. The wallpaper reads “Great Design isn’t Good Enough”. This pack hits the nail on the head: I want my Linux desktop to look awesome, and I want it to be dead simple… 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 »

Move Window Controls

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The new Ubuntu theme looks great [screenshot], and now the window navigation buttons are on the left. Mac users might welcome this change, and perhaps there is an argument to be made for this arrangement. Either way, I am used to having the controls on the right, and I am sure I am not alone…. Read more »

Gnome Do: Also a Dock

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If you have not yet installed and tried Gnome-Do, a program similar to quicksilver for mac which can run applications and do other various tasks using only the keyboard, I highly recommend doing so. If you already have it, however, I have a suggestion. Go into the settings sudo apt-get install gnome-do For my exact… Read more »