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 »

Calvin & Hobbes + Daily NASA Photo Wallpaper

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Haven’t you always wanted Calvin & Hobbes stargazing at the daily NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day for  your wallpaper? I know I have. Now we can. In this tutorial I will show you how to set that up. First, just double check you have these installed. I think most users will already. sudo apt-get… Read more »

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]

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]

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]

Chrome Auto-Scrolling

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For whatever reason, Google Chrome in Linux does did not come with auto-scrolling. Auto-scrolling is usually triggered when the scroll wheel or middle mouse button is pressed. Luckily, there’s an extension for that. AutoScroll Extension [Translate]