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Cardapio – alternative Gnome panel menu, launcher & so much more

Bored of your regular applications menu? Swap it out with Cardápio- a panel applet menu replacement with plenty of features up its sleeve. It allows full access to all of your installed applications and system options […]

3 June 2010
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Customize the Ubuntu Notification bubbles

Ever wanted to change colour, font or position of the Ubuntu 'bubble' Nofitications? Using NotifyOSD Config - you can!

2 June 2010
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icoGen lets you change the colours of the most popular icon sets

Do you love the Elementary icon set but wish it was green? Would you use Meliae if it was less pastel? Say hello to the answer: icoGen. icoGEN can generate whole new iconsets based on SVG […]

1 June 2010
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PyRoom provides distraction free writing in Linux

If you’re anything like me then there are times when concentrating on writing seems like an impossibility; facebook pokes, youtube crawls, aimless stumbleupon-ing all get in the way of aiming my focus solely on the task in […]

1 June 2010
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GNOME Paint is Microsoft Paint clone for Linux

As much as Microsoft Paint is derided, mocked and generally thought of as lame there is no denying that it’s one of the applications newcomers to Ubuntu find curiously omitted. GNOME Paint aims to fill […]

31 May 2010
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Desktop Facebook Notifier for Ubuntu

Looking for a simple way to receive facebook notifications on your desktop? Facebook Notify by Nzjrs may be the answer. A simple python-based tray application, it provides you with timely notifications upon: – One of your friends changes […]

31 May 2010
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hardinfo – system hardware stats & benchmarking tool

A few days ago I was asked by a reader to recommend a ‘system info’ tool. I, foolishly, assumed everyone already knew about ‘Hardinfo‘ ” an awesome system hardware profiler and benchmarking application  – but […]

29 May 2010
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Ubuntu applications that run on Windows

The word ‘dual boot’ may be a dirty word to some but it remains a practical and often necessary scenario that many people find themselves in. Whether it be for gaming, work or needing capable […]

28 May 2010
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Ubuntu Control Centre project aims to make System config simple

A new project inspired by the Mandriva Control Centre aims to bring sanity to system configuration on Ubuntu. Called the ‘Ubuntu Control Centre’ ” or UCC for short ” it delivers system configuration options to […]

25 May 2010
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How to easily create slideshow wallpapers in Ubuntu

‘Wallpaper Slideshow’ is the name and easily generating slideshow wallpaper files for GNOME is the game by allowing users to easily create and then set the background.xml file used for wallpaper slideshows in Gnome. The […]

24 May 2010
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Tinygrab-Inspired Ubuntu Screenshot Snapper/Uploader

Lookit is a TinyGrab inspired application for taking desktop screenshots and having them automatically upload to an FTP or SFTP server of your choice. URLs are automatically copied to the system clipboard allowing users to […]

23 May 2010
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Oscar winning Lightworks Open-Source Video editor Is Coming to Linux

Several weeks back we reported on the announcement that Oscar winning Video Editor Lightworks was to become open-source. At the time of the announcement it was unclear as to whether Lightworks open-sourcing would lead to a Linux version. Today we have the answer: Yes.

21 May 2010