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Install Sezen, A New Zeitgeist Based File Browser Inspired By Shell And Unity [Ubuntu PPA]

sezen browser

Sezen is... well, let's call it a file browser, but not in the classic sense. You can use it to browse files by their last access time, type (document, image, music and so on) and has an integrated search. It's heavily inspired by Unity and GNOME Shell and is developed by Seif Lotfy. Sezen makes use of the awesomeness of Zeitgeist and in it's design also contributed DanRabbit (Elementary Project) and Jason Smith (Docky):

Font Manager 0.5.5 Released With Individual Font Families And Style Configuration, Alias Editor

font manager ubuntu

Font Manager is a simple application which allows you to manage fonts. Using Font Manager, you can preview and compare fonts - including a complete character map, install or remove, activate and deactivate fonts and even group fonts into "Collections", and easily activate or de-activate groups of fonts.

How To Enable The New "Unified" Wrench Menu In Chromium

chromium new wrench menu

Google is testing a new "unified" menu for Chromium which combines the options and wrench menus into a single menu to save space. What I find very interesting about this "unified" menu is that it uses buttons for cut, copy and paste as well as for the zoom controls.

Animation, Curves Symmetry And More Come To AWN Lucido

awn lucido symmetry

AWN Lucido was already amazing, but you ain't seen nothing yet. Just check out the video below with the latest AWN Lucido from AWN Lucido PPA (build as of today):

Download 175 Amazing Widescreen HD Wallpapers [HD Wallpaper Pack 3]

hd wallpapers 3

Sckyzo posted yet another amazing HD wallpaper pack for wide screens. The pack comes with 175 wallpapers, most of which are at least 1920 x 1200 pixels.

Ubuntu Software Center Receives Major User Interface Update, More [Ubuntu 10.10]

ubuntu software center

An update in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat today brings a changed look for the main Ubuntu Software Center pane.

The main view was completely redesigned: the category buttons are now smaller, the Featured category was moved to the bottom and it doesn't have the next/previous buttons anymore. However, the Featured applications category still has the nice autoscroll feature it got a while back.

The category and subcategory views were also updated and the double pane view was removed. Also, a new category called "What's New" was created - this will be the category where the new applications from the extras.ubuntu.com repository we were telling you about will be available.

Clementine 0.4 Released (Amarok 1.4 Style Music Player For Linux, Windows And MacOS X)

clementine music player 0.4

Clementine is a port of Amarok 1.4, the famous and still very popular KDE music player. But Clementine also runs under GNOME with no need to install the KDE libraries thanks to Qt4; further more, Clementine runs on Windows and Mac OSX too.

Shotwell 0.6 (Photo Manager) Released With Basic Support For RAW Images

shotwell 0.6

Shotwell, the photo manager which will replace F-Spot in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, just reached version 0.6. You already know most of the new features since we wrote about the Shotwell 0.6 development and also backported the Maverick packages to Lucid a while back. But now you can install the stable Shotwell 0.6 release.

How To Enable (Encrypted) Password Sync In Chromium / Google Chrome

chromium password sync

After getting encrypted passwords in Linux, Chromium users can finally synchronize passwords across multiple computers.

All you have to do is install Chromium from the Chromium Daily PPA and then launch it with the "--enable-sync-passwords" option (and of course, also use the encrypted passwords option!!).

WebUpd8 reader Nikola writes:

BUT, there is one more thing: it's important to get it work - you must stop the previous synced account and to set it again. It's the only way I made it work here. So here is my Chromium code I use to start it:

Download All The KDE SC 4.5 Wallpapers

kde sc 4.5 wallpapers

The wallpaper contest for KDE SC 4.5 ended today resulting in 12 new beautiful wallpapers.

You can download these 12 new wallpapers as well as the old wallpapers (most of them coming in many resolutions so they should fit any screen) from HERE.

Shutter 0.86.3 Adds UbuntuOne Image Export

shutter 0.86.3

Shutter is a screenshot taking application for Linux which comes with many options such as annotating the screenshots, export them to different image sharing websites, many effects and so on.

Shutter 0.86.3, currently only available for testing adds Ubuntu One image export and ImageShack export fix as well as some other fixes.

The latest version also brings new humanity icons which means you'll finally have a monochrome Shutter notification area icon:

Opera 10.60 RC1 Released

opera 10.60 ubuntu

Opera 10.60 final is getting closer! Opera 10.60 RC 1 was just released for Windows, Mac and Linux and you can download it via Opera dev blog.

If Opera crashes on close (in Ubuntu), try to completely remove it before installing it, using the following command:
sudo apt-get remove --purge opera

Download Thunderbird 3.1 Ubuntu .DEB

If you found the Ubuntuzilla way of installing Thunderbird 3.1 in Ubuntu a bit too hard, here is a .deb file you can download and install Thunderbird 3.1 in Ubuntu.

Note: this is the unmodified Mozilla release binary of Thunderbird, packaged into a .deb by the Ubuntuzilla project. This means they were only able to package it for 32bit since Mozilla does not provide 64bit binaries.

Many thanks to WebUpd8 reader eMcE for the tip!

Exaile 0.3.2 Has Been Released [PPA]

exaile 0.3.2

Exaile 0.3.2 has been released, just 10 days after the release of RC1. The final version doesn't come with new features, only bug fixes.

As usual, the latest version (0.3.2) is available in the WebUpd8 PPA so you can install it using the commands below (for Ubuntu Karmic, Lucid and Maverick):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:nilarimogard/webupd8 && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install exaile

How To Save WebM Videos From YouTube And Play Them In Ubuntu

totem webm

Now that YouTube supports WebM (actually, since it supports HTML5), it's easier than ever to download the videos - all you have to do is look at the page source (remember to enable HTML5 for YouTube first) and search for "videoPlayer.setAvailableFormat": you should see some links and next to it, the video quality is displayed, like so:

DockBarX 0.39.4 Released


DockBarX, a taskbar with grouping and group manipulation which works with both the GNOME Panel and Avant Window Navigator, reached version 0.39.4. The new version brings some WINE fixes: better pin and it now recognizes WINE application launchers automatically.

Another change in DockBarX 0.39.4 is the complete redesign of the preferences dialog which now takes less space so it's a lot more usable on a netbook.

The Unity Launcher Looks Gorgeous [Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10]

Before taking a look at the Unity launcher, a small off-topic message: like we announced on Facebook, the whole WebUpd8 team (even though I'm the only one posting lately, we're all there :D ) will be unavailable for 3 days because of THIS. I will however try to catch up during the night. Thanks for understanding & rock on!

We knew how the Unity launcher will look from the mockups Mark Shuttleworth posted 2 months ago, but I bet nobody imagined it will look so gorgeous:

unity launcher

And it's not just the looks, it's also smart because it integrates Zeitgeist.

Docky Will Finally Get A Main Menu: GnoMenu

GnoMenu 2.9 will run in Docky:

docky gnomenu

There is no more info available for now. But finally, Docky will have a main menu!

How To Install Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1 (Final) In Ubuntu

thunderbird 3.1 ubuntu

Mozilla Thunderbird 3.1 was just released featuring faster search, quick filter toolbar, better migration assistant and many other improvements. A complete list of what's new can be found @ Mozilla's website.

Xnoise Media Player Gets A PPA, New Version Released


Xnoise, the lightweight Linux media player (or should I say music player?) we wrote about 2 days ago, got a PPA and a new version. That also means that now there are official deb files for both 32 and 64bit.

Add the Xnoise PPA and install the latest Xnoise version:

New Ubuntu Unity Launcher Video And More Info

Unity is the new Ubuntu Netbook Edition interface which will be available for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.

The new Unity Launcher (which they say its not a dock, but still looks like one to me) will use 2 styles: compact and an accordion style so that it can reach its goal: 40 entries on a 600px-tall screen. Also, you'll be able to scroll the launcher in 3 ways: using the scroll-wheel, auto scroll (activated when the cursor approaches the edges) and dragging + inertia (my favourite).

How To Install nVidia 270.18 / 270.26 Display Drivers In Ubuntu (From A PPA Repository)

nVidia released the new 270.18 beta display drivers. nVidia 270.18 graphics drivers highlights:
  • Updated the NVIDIA kernel module to ensure that all system memory allocated by it for use with GPUs or within user-space components of the NVIDIA driver stack is initialized to zero. A new NVIDIA kernel module option, InitializeSystemMemoryAllocations, allows administrators to revert to the previous behavior.
  • Added preliminary support for xserver 1.10.
  • Reorganized the NVIDIA driver's /proc file system layout to better reflect current needs: /proc/driver/nvidia/cards/0..N has been moved to /proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0..N/information
  • Added new shared library: libnvidia-ml.so.
  • NVML provides programmatic access to static information and monitoring data for NVIDIA GPUs, as well as limited managment capabilities. It is intended for use with Tesla compute products.
  • Added a new X configuration option "3DVisionDisplayType" to specify the display type when NVIDIA 3D Vision is enabled with a non 3D Vision ready display.
  • Fixed several bugs relating to hardware-accelerated gradients, which were causing visual corruption in some of the default Ubuntu GNOME themes.
  • Modified colormap updates to no longer be synchronized to vblank. This allows applications to send XStoreColor and XStoreColors requests faster than the screen's refresh rate.

And many other improvements and bug fixes. The complete release notes can be found HERE.

Important note before trying to upgrade: these drivers will only work with GeForce 6 and above!

The easiest way to upgrade to the latest nVidia 270.18 display drivers in Ubuntu (Maverick and Lucid) is to use the following PPA (just copy/paste the commands in a terminal).

BTRFS + Compression: A Lot Faster Than EXT4 [Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat]

btrfs vs ext4 iozone read test

BTRFS support for the installer came in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat a few days ago so the folks @ Phoronix ran some tests comparing BTRFS and EXT4.

The results between BTRFS with the default options and EXT4 were pretty close but once the zlib compression was activated (this feature is only available for BTRFS), BTRFS was 2x faster than EXT4 in the 4GB write IOzone test and 4x faster than EXT4 for the 4GB read IOzone test.

Check out the full tests results @ Phoronix.

Update: the results for this test may be wrong. Also, it seems BTRFS has a serious bug. Read the comments below!

[image credits: Phoronix]

Ubuntu Won't Become A Rolling Release Distro

/This is just a small update

The "New applications" mystery has been cleared by Rick Spencer in a comment to our New Post-Release Repository For New Applications Starting With Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat post:

As the blueprint author, I can clear up the ambiguity. I apologize for the lack of clarity. It will be cleared up as we document the process.

To be clear, this blueprint covers delivering *new* apps into a current release only. By "new", these are apps that are not in a Main or Universe when a version ships. It does not make Ubuntu a rolling release. You will not be able to get the latest versions of apps like Firefox, Open Office, etc... from this method. You will still need to get latest versions of those apps from their respective PPAs or upstream sources.

Update: However, like Starks (thank you!) points out in a comment, this won't be the case for Firefox, as Ubuntu Hardy, Jaunty, Karmic and Lucid will be getting Firefox 3.6 soon. Further more, Hardy, Karmic and Lucid will also get the new Firefox 4.0 (Jaunty is still uncertain).

Poll: The Most Awaited Linux Project Of The Year

This week we're going to have a different kind of poll. It's a bit weird because it includes applications, a Linux distribution (Ubuntu) and a desktop environment: GNOME Shell. But I think it's a really interesting poll. To make it more interesting, we've also added uTorrent for Linux to the list even though the release date is not known yet.

You can vote below:

qBittorrent 2.2.10 Released (Now Available For Windows Too!)

qbittorrent 2.2.10

qBittorrent is probably the most actively developed Linux Bittorrent client, with new versions being released constantly fixing lots of bugs but also adding nice features to make you forget uTorrent is coming to Linux. But actually qBittorrent is not just for Linux anymore: recently the Mac development started again and it is now also officially available for Windows too.

Chromium Finally Gets Encrypted Passwords (Linux Only)

A message on the Chromium dev group points out that the Chromium Linux builds got encrypted passwords which use GNOME Keyring or KDE KWallet. Until now, Chromium / Google Chrome used to store the passwords unencrypted which combined with the fact that Chromium doesn't use a master password can be seen as a major security flow.

The passwords have always been encrypted on Mac and Windows, so now it's time for Linux to get this feature too.

How To Install VLC 1.1.0 (Final) In Ubuntu From A PPA (deb)

vlc 1.1.0 linux screenshot

Like you already know, VLC 1.1.0 (final) has been released yesterday. I will take this opportunity to clarify some things regarding vaapi (GPU acceleration). Read on!

Xnoise: A New Lightweight Linux Music Player (Can Play Videos Too!)

xnoise media player linux

Xnoise is basically a music player but it can also play videos, and unlike other Linux music players, it uses a tracklist centric design:

The tracklist is a list of video or music tracks that are played one by one without being removed (right side of window). This gives you the possibility to enqueue any track in any order, regardless if they are on the same album or not.

I didn't call it a "media player" because even though it can play both audio and video files, it seems to be designed more towards playing music. Xnoise can in fact play any audio / video format supported by Gstreamer and what I like about it is that in the hierarchy view you have both music and videos - so if you have some videos along with your music, you can play the videos too, something I've always been looking for in a music player (using VLC for playing music just doesn't feels right for me). And the way this is implemented seems just right - the videos are automatically added to a separate group so they don't get mixed with the music files.

YouTube Uploader Nautilus Script Using The New GoogleCL

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With the release of GoogleCL, a command line tool to access most Google services, it was obvious a lot of scripts would start to be created.

The first such script - for uploading videos to YouTube - has been posted to GNOME Look and is very easy to use and install.

GNOME Shell Log Out And Shut Down Mockups

I won't say anything regarding the usability, but GNOME Shell does seem to be heading to the right direction - from the design point of view (the mockups we've seen so far are using the default theme - remember how the default GNOME 2.x theme looks?) -, especially now when many applications (and even Linux distributions - Ubuntu) focus on a better default design (and usability) as opposed to how things used to work: lots of customization options but ugly / almost non-usable default look in some cases.

After we've seen some GNOME Shell Login / Lock screen mockups, here are some logout, shutdown and restart mockups to go with it (which have been posted to the live.gnome.org today):

Victory Is An Amazing, Fully Customizable GNOME / XFCE Theme [New Version Released]

victory gnome theme

Victory is an amazing minimalistic GNOME / XFCE theme that is easily customizable so you can use whatever colors you want.

A new version was released today with many changes which include: re-themed panel, all menus have been themed - this includes the GNOME MenuBar, GNOME Main Menu, SUSE Slab, USP, mintMenu, Cardapio -, many Metacity tweaks and lots of fixes.

Here are some Victory theme variations:

BTRFS Ready For Testing In Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Btrfs is a new copy on write file system for Linux aimed at implementing advanced features while focusing on fault tolerance, repair and easy administration. More info, here.

Colin Watson (Ubuntu Development Manager) just announced on the Ubuntu-Devel mailing list that you can now perform installations with a BTRFS root filesystem using the latest Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat daily ISO (only available in the alternate ISO!).

VLC 1.1.0 (Final) Has Been Released!

vlc 1.1.0

Quietly, VLC 1.1.0 final (stable) was posted to the VLC git a few minutes ago. VLC 1.1.0 brings extensions support as well as GPU and DSP decoding among many other new features. Read on!

New Post-Release Repository For New Applications Starting With Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

When a developer creates a new application, he must start writing it very early in the Ubuntu development stages to be able to get his application in the official Ubuntu repositories (Universe) or else the only way he can provide that application to the current Ubuntu release is through a PPA - which is not easy discoverable by the users.

But Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat wants to change the game: according to the whiteboard of the "Implementation of delivering apps post-release" blueprint, a new Ubuntu repository "extras.ubuntu.com" will be created and new applications will be uploaded to this repository even for the already released Ubuntu versions. The new applications will have to be approved by the Application Review Board.

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Gnome Activity Journal 0.3.4 Available in The Zeitgeist PPA (Linux Activity Browser)


GNOME Activity Journal is an activity browser that uses Zeitgeist to display the recently used files in a smart way. The new version (which was actually released a while back, but only now is available in the PPA) comes with a minimal mode, status icon and blacklist manager - all available through the GNOME Activity Journal preferences.

gaj notification area

Other changes in GNOME Activity Journal (since 3.3):

Install An Updated Aptitude (With GUI) In Ubuntu

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For some reason, the Aptitude version in Ubuntu 10.04 is 0.4.11 while Aptitude already reached version The most important feature which misses from Ubuntu is Aptitude GTK - a GUI for Aptitude.

New 3D Style Available In AWN Lucido [Avant Window Navigator]

awn lucido 3d style

Alberto, the author of AWN Lucido style rewrote the 3D style that comes with the default Avant Window Navigator. This change is available in the AWN Lucido PPA, but has nothing to do with the Lucid style - only the 3D style was rewritten.

You can install AWN with all these changes via the AWN main PPA - you can find exact installation instructions HERE.

Here is a video with the new 3D style in AWN Lucido:

GnoMenu 2.8 Released

gnomenu 2.8

GnoMenu - a menu with themes support which we just covered a few days ago - version 2.8 was released. The new version doesn't come with many new features but it comes with one big improvement: a new default program list widget called iconview which makes the GnoMenu a lot faster than before.

GoogleCL: Manage Any Google Service Via Command Line (Linux)


I was just reading about GoogleCL at Lifehacker and after testing it for a while I realized it's actually very useful.

Using GoogleCL - a command line tool to manage all the Google services -, you can upload photos to your PicasaWeb albums, post to your Blogger blog, modify Google Calendar events, add contacts, manage your Google Docs (upload, delete, and so on) and even upload videos to YouTube. Unfortunately it doesn't come with support for Gmail.

Turpial 1.3.3 Final Released [Native Linux Twitter Client]

turpial 1.3.3

After a long period of testing, Turpial (native Linux Twitter client) 1.3.3 has been released, this new version bringing many new features such as: multiple language support (English, Spanish, Portuguese, Traditional Chinese and Taiwanese, French, German, Italian, Norwegian and Russian), proxy support for the Twitter API, spell checker, added support for Yfrog services, img.ly, Mobypicture and twitgoo to upload images, zi.ma, SigueMiLink and ur1.ca short urls, fixed the bug that prevented you to close Turpial from the notification area and many more.

Equinox Gets Its Own Ubuntu PPA (Both The GTK Engine And Themes)


Equinox is an amazing new GTK engine which is already used by the Elementary GTK theme and many others.

Until now, Equinox was only available to download via Gnome Look but starting today, both the Equinox GTK engine and the themes developed by the GTK engine creator (Equinox themes and Equinox Ubuntu themes) got their own PPA so you can stay up to date with the latest version.

Install Shotwell 0.5.91 In Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx [Photo Manager]

shotwell 0.6

Like we told you a few days ago, we'll be backporting some packages from Ubuntu Maverick for Ubuntu Lucid. One application I really like is Shotwell, a photo manager which will be made default in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. The current version available in the Shotwell PPA is 0.5.2 but the version in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat is already 0.5.91 - a development build for Shotwell 0.6 which is about to be released soon.

Eco: New Bisigi Project GNOME Theme

eco theme

Eco is a new theme added to the Bisigi project. It is based on Shiki Colors and comes with a beautiful wallpaper, 2 GTK and Metacity themes (but only 1 available in the Bisigi PPA) and an icon pack.

How To Sync Extensions In Chromium Browser

chromium extensions sync

The Chromium developers have been working on extensions sync for some time, but this feature only became functional today. However, it is not available by default for now so you must manually enable it. Here is how to extensions sync in Chromium.

Install Transmission 2.0 In Ubuntu [Bittorrent Client]

transmission 2.0 bittorrent

Transmission 2.0 (Bittorrent client for Linux and MacOS X) has just been released, featuring "Local Peer Discovery" for finding peers on your local network, optimize download requests for the bandwidth available, faster local data verification and startup, smarter heuristics when deciding the order to connect to peers, use IEC standard units (KiB, MiB, GiB) instead of (KB, MB, GB) and many other new features and improvements.

The Unity Panel Won't Allow Any Kind Of Customizations [UNE 10.10]

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For those who don't know: Unity is the new Ubuntu Netbook Edition interface which will be available for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.

This was something pretty much obvious, but now Mark Shuttleworth confirmed it: the Unity panel won't allow any kind of customizations. That means not only that you won't be able to add/edit applets like in Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.04 (which could be easily "fixed"), but the user won't even be able to right click the applets to move them or whatever - nothing will happen upon right-clicking.

Linux SopCast Player 0.4.1 Released - P2P Application For Watching TV Online [Ubuntu PPA With libstdc++5 Included]

sopcast player 0.4.1 linux

SopCast Player is a Linux GUI front-end for the p2p streaming technology developed by SopCast. SopCast can play various TV channels online (watch football games, HBO, AXN Movie and so on) for free. Besides the default channel list, you can find many more (local or international) channels by simply searching Google.

Like we told you a while back, SopCast is probably the best way to watch the World Cup online under Linux - there are many channels and being a p2p streaming application, the connection usually doesn't goes down.

Ubuntu Control Center Brings Simplicity To The Ubuntu Settings [Version 0.3 Released]

ubuntu control center (ucc)

Ubuntu Control Center (UCC) is an application inspired by Mandriva Control Center designed to organize most system settings / configurations into a simple and intuitive user interface.

Besides the applications already installed in Ubuntu, UCC also uses some other applications such as: Hardinfo (required for system information), Boot-up Manager (enable / disable applications from running at boot), GuFW (Firewall) and Font-Manager (preview, search, compare and install fonts).

Ubuntu Control Center 0.3 was just released, bringing a few very useful features:

Opera 10.60 Beta Released (And It Finally Includes Linux Builds Too)

opera 10.60 beta linux

Opera 10.60 Beta has been released for Windows, Linux/FreeBSD and MacOS X. This is the first Linux beta ever since Opera started working on Opera 10.5x and 10.6x (so there were only alpha Opera 10.5x and 10.6x builds for Linux up until now).

This new builds add WebM, Geolocation, Web Workers, HTML5 offline Web Applications, Cross-Document Messaging update and many more. In addition to these new/improved features there are quite a few bug fixes for Linux/FreeBSD as well as performance and core updates.

This build is official (not just a daily snapshot) which means you can download Opera 10.60 beta from the Opera website (Ubuntu .deb included).

ConkyWizard: GUI To Set Up Conky Automatically


Conky is a free, light-weight system monitor for X, that displays any information on your desktop. You've seen it in many screenshots under various forms; take a look at these screenshots if you don't know what Conky is.

To use Conky, you must manually set it up - and that's not easy as you must manually create the configuration file and customize it yourself. But now you can do this a lot easier using ConkyWizard, a GUI written in Qt and C++ to set up Conky and customize everything visually.

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Exaile (Music Player) 0.3.2 RC1 Has Been Released [PPA]

exaile 0.3.2

Exaile is a lightweight music player for the GNOME desktop but which also works great in XFCE or LXDE.

Version 0.3.2 RC1 has just been released and since the Exaile developer says:

It should be stable enough for normal use, and we’ll follow it with the final version shortly.

... I decided to upload it to the WebUpd8 PPA.

Changes in Exaile 0.3.2 release candidate 1:

Install Avant Window Navigator (Trunk) With Lucido Style

awn lucido

Update: AWN Lucido has been merged into the main AWN so this post has been updated with the new installation instructions (all you have to do is install Avant Window Navigator from the AWN trunk PPA).

Win-Get Is An Apt-Get Like Package Manager For Windows And WINE

Note: this application works on Windows too (obviously), however I'm only going to talk about installing and using it in Linux, using WINE.

Win-Get is a automatic software installer and package manager for Windows inspired by apt-get. Using win-get, you can install packages in WINE just like with apt-get:

win-get install firefox vlc

It also supports other apt-get like commands such as:
win-get search APPLICATION
win-get update
And so on.

Pastie Gets An Ubuntu PPA


Pastie, the simple Linux clipboard manager we were telling you about yesterday got a PPA so you can stay up to date with the latest versions:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:hel-sheep/pastie && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pastie

Along with the PPA, a new version has been released which brings some bug fixes.

Thanks once again to notsnippets