Reviews of popular Linux software, games and services.
Popular lightweight music player 'DeaDBeeF' recently launched an Android version. Is it much cop? I find out...
It's been a wee while since we last heard a peep from desktop Twitter application 'Turpial', but a new release with some notable new changes has finally arrived.
Independent Ubuntu computer manufacturer System76 refreshed their popular 15.6" Serval Professional line earlier this year, upgrading the laptop with an impressively fast second gen Intel Sandy Bridge i7 quad core processor, powerful Nvidia graphics, a lovely 1080p display and lots of options for optical drives and storage. On the outside this model sports a refreshed chiclet-style keyboard, a larger multitouch trackpad, improved aesthetics, and a soft rubber finish. The result is a ridiculously powerful and good looking desktop replacement from System76, and in the base configuration starting at $1,369 USD, competitively priced against other similarly spec'd computers including the latest MacBook Pro.
UMPlayer is one of open-sources best kept secrets. In this post we take a look at the media player, plus provide easy instructions on how to install it.
If you've been dying to get your hands on a development release of the elementary projects' new music player 'BeatBox' then you're in luck - it now has its own development PPA for intrepid testers to try it out from.
Lightweight webkit web browser Midori got a minor version bump yesterday - but what's new and what's improved?
Steel Storm Episode 2: Burning Retribution hit the Ubuntu Software Center For Purchase section today and I gave it a bit of a whirl. The original Steel Storm game released last year by indie developers Kot-in-Action had positive reviews, with a distinguishable style, fun and familiar gameplay and lovely artwork and textures that made for a pleasant experience. So what's Episode 2 like?
Lubuntu 11.04 - the latest version of lightweight, LXDE based Ubuntu derivative - has been released.
I take a pre-beta play with Ubuntu Tweak 0.6
After what seems like an eternity of waiting, reading (and, for some of us, hyping) the first release of the elementary project's very own operating system is finally available to download.
The first beta release of Ubuntu 11.04 is available to download and test.
Browsing around YouTube I also came across this pretty neat video review of the game by YouTube Ubuntu-er darockero11 that does an excellent job of showing off how the games works and just how addictive it can be...