How to remove Unity in Ubuntu 11.04

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Configuring Unity on Ubuntu 11.04

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Install KDE 4.5 in Ubuntu/Kubuntu 10.04

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Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric: Remove Unity and use Gnome Classic by Default

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BURG : beautify your Bootloader

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Sony Ericsson will update the Xperia line to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich between March and May

Sony Ericsson attempts to revive the banner of Sony, After the company announced a large loss of profits this year, in various sections of his interests. To stimulate the interest of smartphone users, Sony Ericsson has recently made it known what Android smartphone will receive the upgrade of the operating system for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The code has already been sent from Google ,and now Sony Ericsson is working to be able to upgrade its flagship smartphone.

The company claimed that the update to Android 4.0 will be available between March and May will be implemented in two phases: the first is to upgrade the devices between March and April, Which includes the Xperia smartphone:
Xperia Arcs S
Xperia Neo V
Xperia Ray
To these are added between April and May:
Xperia Arc
Xperia Play
Xperia Neo
Xperia Mini
Xperia Mini Pro
Xperia Active
Sony Ericsson has also announced chand not all devices of the same model will receive the update at the same time. Since the upgrade to Android 4.0 also depends on the telephone service provider, being an update OTA (Over-the-air, or automatically without the need to move the installation files to your smartphone), the timing is marked by the operators who will have the 'last word. The update will be via 3G or via Wi-Fi ,or through the tethered option. Finally, Sony Ericsson has promised to keep them informed on the progress of work through a series of videos documenting their work.

Although still missing a lot of time in March, all owners of Xperia smartphones are fortunate to know when Android Ice Cream Sandwich esattametne will be available, a fortune that almost no other owner of Android smartphones can claim.

Reactivate the emblems on Nautilus 3.x


The move to Gnome 3 / GTK+3 also brought many improvements to the Nautilus file manager who adds revised and simplified interface even if the passage were also lost some functionality.
In fact, in the version 2.x Nautilus could add emblems that is, a small icon in the files and folders which allowed us a better understanding of the research or file content, features not present with the new release.

Finally, we can regain the emblems also on the new Nautilus 3.x through an extension called Nautilus Emblems Menu Extension which contains this functional directly accessible from our menu.

Install new emblems on Nautilus in Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 is very simple thanks to the dedicated PPA from the terminal just type:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dr3mro/nautilus-actions-extra
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nautilus-actions nautilus-actions-extra
and confirm. At the end restart our Nautilus typing in a terminal:
nautilus -q
and now from our context menu will have the opportunity to place the emblems in our files or folders.

 

Better manage PulseAudio on Ubuntu


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Ubuntu and many other Linux distributions use PulseAudio for manage our audio devices. PulseAudio is a sound server realized as Alternative to ALSA (On which it rests) that allows us to reproduce the sound from multiple audio sources same time. 
The default Ubuntu offers a simple Audio Manager accessible or SoundMenu or the list of applications and allows us some features such as volume level ,The choice of either audio device input and output, etc..
If we want a better management of PulseAudio we can use a simple utility called pavucontrol.

Pavucontrol (PulseAudio Volume Control) Is a simple based utily on GTK+ which enables us to more control of the audio server adding more volume controls and other useful features. Through pavucontrol we control the volume of hardware devices reproduced each stream separately.

It also allows you to redirect a flow of play to another output device without interrupting playback.


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Pavucontrol is already present in repositories of Ubuntu, Debian and derivatives Just try to install it on our Software Center or from the terminal by typing:
sudo apt-get install pavucontrol
and confirm.
To start pavucontrol just look for an alternative from our menu, simply click on ALT+F2 and type:
pavucontrol
and have the manager PulseAudio started.

Home Pavucontrol

IP Webcam, Android as a webcam for Linux, Windows and Mac

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A few days ago we talked about DroidCam the simple application with which we can use our smartphone or tablet Android as a webcam for our computer. Only problem DroidCam to work you must have installed in our application Operating System.
Grace reporting of our readers we present another application for Android which offers the same functionality just to use it nwe have to install any application on our Operating System.

IP Webcam is a free application for Android which allows you to use our device as a webcam. Its use is very simple, once installed just import the resolution (login and password if they want safer) confirm the quality and use. After a few seconds, the link will be included in our browser of the PC on which we use the webcam.

Once added to the url we will have a screen (see picture below) with the various links in order to use the webcam directly from the browser or on a client as VLC or on Skype and so on.


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Install IP Webcam is very simple, just search for the application from Android Market or log in this page.
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Empathy with new support for Windows Live through XMPP on Ubuntu 11.10, here's how ...


In recent days Microsoft led services Windows Live accessible through XMPP thus providing more functionality especially for us Linux users. In this step came the imminent Support for Gnome Online Account which allows us to directly set the Empahty chat interacting with the new account manager, also are planned in the future greater integration of new applications.

We can already use this new feature or by installing the version in development of Ubuntu 12.04 Precise or on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric just Empahty upgrading to new version 3.3.3.

Updating the new Empathy we will also have the new support for Windows Live on Gnome Online Account ,Once we imported our credentials already Empahty access and have already imported to access MSN chat.

Install the new Empathy 3.3.3 on Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric is very simple thanks to the dedicated PPAyou simply type in terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:telepathy/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install empathy
and confirm.
At the end we go on System Settings and choose Online Account and we will have the new service (in addition to Google) Called Windows Live.


We add our credentials and after a few seconds we will have a window that will show us to accept the integration of services across Google Online Account We accept.


At this point, just start Empathy already active for our account Windows Live.

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