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Ear Candy .deb and PPA Available !

Ear Candy is a smart PulseAudio manager. It’s fades in and out your music according to other sounds events (videos, skype calls, etc), and manages automatically your USB headsets. Find out more about EarCandy at this post. David D. Lowe (Flimm) has been kind enough …

EarCandy 0.4 rules !

EarCandy 0.4 rules !

I’ve been warned by Jason Taylor that a new release of EarCandy is pretty much ready and, well, it looks awesome ! EarCandy is a PulseAudio volume manager, but a smart one ! It will automatically mute your music when a Movie or a YouTube video starts. And will mute the video when a …

Fix your NO_PUBKEY PPA’s in a snap (or a script) [HOW TO]

Fix your NO_PUBKEY PPA’s in a snap (or a script) [HOW TO]

Adding a new PPA is quite a pain, and even after you add it, still you get ugly errors complaining the apt key is missing, and signature not being verified (this also leads to …

Chromium on Ubuntu ! [HOW TO]

Chromium on Ubuntu ! [HOW TO]

Chromium is an open source web browser. The project was founded by Google, which built Google Chrome on top of the code of Chromium. Sadly enough, only a Windows version of Google Chrome as been released, leaving the rest of us in the dust.

Get Android’s fonts on Ubuntu [HOW TO]

Get Android’s fonts on Ubuntu [HOW TO]

This is a simple how-to to help you install Android’s fonts on your Ubuntu box. Android font’s made for mobile devices, not only look sharp but are more space-savy than Ubuntu’s default fonts. This is nothing new, but since I didn’t know about it, I …

Iphone and Ipod Touch finally syncable.

Iphone and Ipod Touch finally syncable.

Lifehacker recently reported some “Ubuntu Hackers” :-) found a way to sync Iphone and Ipod Touch running the latest firmware with Linux. This is a great news for those that un-cautious enough to buy such a device just to discover right after it’s a cage Read the update …

Minimal Firefox [HOW TO]

Minimal Firefox [HOW TO]

As stated in a previous post, and since nouman expressed interest, here are the tweaks I use for getting some pixel back from Firefox and maximize my screen real estate while I’m surfing. This is particularly useful for netbooks, like the eeePc (especially the old 7”), but I also use it on my laptop (which [...]

[HOW TO] Candid theme in 2 minutes

[HOW TO] Candid theme in 2 minutes

When it comes to my desktop, I like simplicity. Ubuntu itself, shipping with a completely empty desktop by default, taught me to appreciate cleanness. In a time where a lot of people is experimenting with dark themes, I found myself doing the exact opposite. More than an how to this is post is just documenting [...]

[HOW TO] Get the new Notifications on Intrepid

[HOW TO] Get the new Notifications on Intrepid

Update: fixed a minor glitch in the how-to, added a troubleshooting section. Update2: added new dependency to the instructions. Also note that to update your existing version you need to go into its directory, type “bzr pull”, sudo apt-get install libwnck-dev, and recompile. Hi, Alex Rybicki posted a tutorial about how to get the new [...]

Hide Gnome panel to get the most

Hide Gnome panel to get the most

On every computer I’m using I like to get the maximum screen estate I can. I also like to enjoy my wall papers without having the two default Gnome panels in the way. Here are some tweaks I do on every computer I use (that’s true especially for notebooks and netbooks like the eeePc ). [...]

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