GTK+ is a graphical user interface library used by the SpeX Applications. One of the cool feature of GTK+ is its support of themes. Themes allows you to customize the color and shape of widget by assigning colors and/or pixmap to GTK application. This can give you a completely new look and feel to you application.
1. Using themes:
Themes are stored in: /usr/local/share/themes
To use a theme, copy the /usr/local/share/themes/THEME_NAME/gtk/gtkrc file to your ~/.gtkrc.
For example, to used the Redmond95 theme,
cp /usr/local/share/themes/Redmond95/gtk/gtkrc ~/.gtkrc
To stop using theme,
delete the .gtkrc file or
cp /usr/local/share/themes/Default/gtk/gtkrc ~/.gtkrc
Ubuntu GNOME (formerly Ubuntu GNOME Remix) is an official flavor of Ubuntu, featuring the GNOME desktop environment. It is intended as a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories.
Ubuntu GNOME aims to bring a mostly pure GNOME desktop experience to Ubuntu. Keeping in coordination with the Ubuntu Desktop Team, we have decided to stay with GNOME 3.8 for the 13.10 release. Please see the GNOME 3.8 Release Notes for features of GNOME 3.8.
Lubuntu is a flavor of Ubuntu based on the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE), as its default GUI. The goal is to provide a very lightweight distribution, with all the advantages of the Ubuntu world (repositories, support, etc.).
Lubuntu is targeted at "normal" PC and laptop users running on low-spec hardware. Such users may not know how to use command line tools, and in most cases they just don't have enough resources for all the bells and whistles of the "full-featured" mainstream distributions.
With many LXDE components, Lubuntu also uses well-known applications, such as Firefox, Openbox, Pidgin, to name a few. The Lubuntu project wiki contains more information on the project and the applications used available.
The project provides a delicate, thoughtful and fully customised Chinese user experience out-of-the-box by providing a desktop user interface localised into Simplified Chinese and with software generally preferred by many Chinese users.
Edubuntu is a partner project of Ubuntu, a distribution suitable for classroom use. The aim is that an educator with limited technical knowledge and skill will be able to set up a computer lab, or establish an on-line learning environment, in an hour or less, and then administer that environment without having to become a fully-fledged Linux geek.
Edubuntu 13.10 is mostly a refresh on Edubuntu 13.04 without any significant change to the package selection.
Kubuntu is a free, user-friendly Linux distribution based on KDE's desktop software and on the award-winning Ubuntu operating system. It has a biannual release cycle and at least 18 months of free security updates for each release. Besides providing an up-to-date version of the KDE desktop at the time of the release, the project also releases updated KDE packages throughout the lifetime of each release.
Kubuntu is based on free software from many communities of developers including:
To use Ubuntu is to fall in love with it.
The desktop environment is intuitive but powerful, so you can work quickly and accomplish all you can imagine.
You’ll be captivated by its elegance.
8.- Howard Chan has announced the release of Ubuntu Studio 13.10, an Ubuntu sub-project providing a full range of multimedia content creation applications for audio, graphics, video, photography and publishing.
This exciting release incorporates the new features listed below.
* A new menu structure which works on any desktop environment. Len Ovens and Mish did a great job on moving various apps to the right submenu and creating new menu icons.
* A new package named ubuntustudio-installer, which allows any person to install our metapackages and can fit into any desktop environment.
* Instead of a settings menu, we have fitted in a new Settings Manager, with all settings in one place.
9.- Pasi Lallinaho has announced the release of Xubuntu 13.10, an official flavour of the Ubuntu with Xfce - a stable, light and configurable desktop environment.
The Xubuntu team is delighted to announce the release of Xubuntu 13.10!
Some of the highlights for Xubuntu 13.10 include:
A new version of xfce4-settings has been uploaded, bringing amongst other things a new dialog to set up your displays
- A tool for changing your theme colors easily, gtk-theme-config, has been added to the default installation
- New wallpaper
- New releases of our Gtk themes (with Gtk3.10 support) as well as the LightDM greeter, fixing many visual bugs
It used to be that the photos with red eye weren't really worth fixing as only cheesy cameras had the flash built in and underneath the red eyes was a crappy photo. Well, welcome to the future when you can get a pretty good image from a camera with the flash built in.
They do not have a button that works to prevent this yet, so don't even try it. The best way to fix red eye on photos is to have those intense people look at the photographers shoulder. The cause of red eye is the flash reflecting from the back of the eye and into the lens. So, until this lovely child is able to understand "look at my shoulder" it is good to know that red eye can be fixed, somewhat. I learned the following method from tigert while lurking on the irc late late one night.
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