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April 2013: 10 Most Popular Posts

1.- Install Dorian Dark Theme and Elegant Brit Theme in Ubuntu 13.04 “Raring Ringtail”.

Install Dorian Dark Theme In Ubuntu 13.04 Or Older And Linux Mint

Elegant Brit theme Ubuntu 13.04 12.10 12.04 Linux Mint (GTK) Ubuntu

Dorian has many of its own unique characteristics. To name a couple, hovered buttons grow in size, and insensitive buttons/widgets have a diagonal pattern distinguishing them from normal or active states.
Dorian's appearance is consistent between Gtk2 and Gtk3. Gtk2 uses the pixmap-engine** to resemble Gtk3 as closely as possible.
To install Dorian theme in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themes
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install dorian-theme
  • Gtk2 Theme
  • Gtk3 Theme
  • Metacity Themes - Basic and Retro: Left and Right
  • Ubuntu Software-Center Theme
  • Chromium Browser Themes - Dorian and Dorian-Simple
  • Firefox Browser Theme

2.- Plymouth, Burg & Grub Manager With Super Boot Manager.

Grub Manager, Plymouth and Burg are quite handy in tweaking with Ubuntu  boot options.
These include changing the boot screen theme, setting the default operating system for booting, setting screen resolution, timeout and so on.

Super Boot Manger is a master application for boot management which allows managing configurations for Grub, Plymouth and Burg from within a simple GUI based interface. It provides options for the installation and management of  of graphic themes, Grub,  Burg and Plymouth.

3.- Tango Icon Theme Guidelines.

The Tango icon theme's goal is to make applications not seem alien on any desktop. A user running a multiplatform application should not have the impression that the look is unpolished and inconsistent with what he or she is used to. While this isn't about merging styles of all desktop systems, we do aim to not be drastically different on each platform.
Along with a generic type fallback, having a similar style will help in the transition phase with some legacy icons which may still remain on a user's particular desktop.
The common practice when drawing icons is to use the palette as a base, applying it on large areas. Shading with gradients, creating highlight and shadows by changing value, and minor changes of saturation are also allowed and endorsed. Colors do not have to come exclusively from this set, as additional colors may be used. Starting from the base color and changing value, saturation or even hue slightly gives more consistant results than starting from arbitrary colors.

4.- x2vnc allows the console (keyboard and mouse) on an X terminal to be used to control another console running a VNC server.

x2vnc allows the console (keyboard and mouse) on an X terminal to be used to control another console running a VNC server. It also provides ancillary functions like clipboard sharing.
The software was developed in 1998 by Fredrik Hubinette, based on source code from x2x and VNC.
What it does.
This program will let you use two screens on two different computers as if they were connected to the same computer. Even if one of the computers runs Windows 95/98/NT and the other one runs X-windows. If they are both running Windows, you probably want to use Win2VNC instead.
Personally, I have two computers, both with linux installed, but I often have to run Windows 95 or Windows NT when working, and I just got tired of switching between the two keyboards. Therefore I wrote this program. While running this program I can move the mouse pointer beyond the right edge of my X display, and then the pointer will appear on the screen on the other computer. If you have ever used x2x or a computer with two graphics cards, you know what I am talking about.

5.- The 5 Best Instant Messenger Client for Ubuntu: Pidgin, aMSN, Galaxium, Emesene and Empathy.

Like other Operating systems, there are some great Instant messengers for Linux.
These IM’s comes with features like any other, including custom emoticons, web-cam support, nudges, themes, plugins, customizations and lots more.
Here’s a list of 5 Best Instant messengers for Linux, I hope it comes in handy.

6.- x2x allows the keyboard and mouse on one ("from") X display to control another ("to") X display.

x2x allows the console (keyboard and mouse) on one X terminal to be used to control another X terminal. It also provides ancillary functions like clipboard sharing.
The software was developed in 1996 by David Chaiken at DEC. It is currently maintained by Mikhail Gusarov.
x2x joins a pair of X displays together, as if they were a single multiheaded display. The pointer can be warped between displays, or, depending on how you start x2x, can slide from one display to the other when it runs off the edge of the screen. Keyboard focus also moves between displays in the way you'd expect, and the X selection propagates around. At least one of the displays involved (specifically, the one being controlled remotely) must support the XTEST extension. (The servers shipped by Debian support this.)

7.- Ubuntu 13.04 “Raring Ringtail” Available For Download.
Ubuntu 13.04 has been released today with many enhancements and fixes to Unity as well as some important performance improvements.
Check out the video below to see what's new in Ubuntu 13.04:
(direct video link; for more videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel).
Unity has been improved a lot in Ubuntu 13.04 and it's now a LOT faster than in Ubuntu 12.10. A lot of the work on Unity has happened under the hood but there are some user interesting interface changes and new features, such as:
  • new window switching feature that allows you to switch between open windows of the same application by using the Unity Launcher quicklists;
  • switch between an application's open windows by scrolling on the application icon in the Unity Launcher;
  • new Unity-style shutdown dialogs;

8.- Top 10 Free Video Editors for Ubuntu

AvideMUX is one of the most widely used Video application for Ubuntu Linux. It allows you to easily cut, filter and encode your tasks. It supports all the major video formats including AVI, DVD compatible MPEGfiles, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs.
These tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. Avidemux is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license.
Download Avidemux

9.- VirtualBox: Troubleshooting and Guest shows IDE errors for VDI on slow host file system.

This chapter provides answers to commonly asked questions. In order to improve your user experience with VirtualBox, it is recommended to read this section to learn more about common pitfalls and get recommendations on how to use the product.
Collecting debugging information
For problem determination, it is often important to collect debugging information which can be analyzed by VirtualBox support. This section contains information about what kind of information can be obtained.
Every time VirtualBox starts up a VM, a log file is created containing some information about the VM configuration and runtime events.

10.- The Best Free Blog Header Resources, Chapter II

Header images are known to help create a more unique impression in visitors’ minds, so choosing one that sets your blog apart can be a daunting task.
There is some controversy, however what size and type of image should be properly used as a header image.
For one thing, they improve the “branding” of your business, but, unless used properly, they can negatively impact your search engine rankings. Optimizing the header image is key, so it is recommended that you use alt and description tags that are similar or exactly the same as your site title and description.
Wide headers sometimes create negative results with search engines as necessary keywords are not included and cannot be picked up, as they are shown below the fold – the area below the screen’s visible area. Use header images in conjunction with your site’s title, and appropriate page links (preferably displayed above the header, if it is large).

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About Hugo Repetto

Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that offers an operating system predominantly focused on desktop computers but also provides support for servers. Based on Debian GNU / Linux, Ubuntu focuses on ease of use, freedom in usage restriction, regular releases (every 6 months) and ease of installation.
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