Ubuntu to get visual refresh with Hardy Heron

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This propose of hardy theme suggests to Ubuntu 7.10 use the beautiful new Clearlooks engine with subtle changes in the color, selected menu item and in the gnome main-menu. So take a look at the may be future theme of Ubuntu Hardy Heron 🙂

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How to : Enable Multimedia Suport in Ubuntu 7.10.

Ubuntu is one of the widely used GNU OS which is considered as Newbie friendly . But still there are few things to work .. Here is a small/quick guide that will let you enable Playback for any type of Audio/Video files.. Since most users get baffled after they fail to play media files. So I thought of posting a guide which will let you play every Media files like DivX,Real Media,AC3,MPEG4 to name a few .. So lets get started .
Before I start I would lets do some basic settings..

1’st we have to enable repos..

Go to System -> Administration -> Software Sources . Check all the unchecked options under Ubuntu Software , Third Party Software, Updates. After that it will ask you to relode the package stats so that latest repositories can be added in the database for installation of the necessary software.
After the relode done you will be prompted to update your system . It is necessary to update your whole system before installing any software..
So I think you are done till now.. Considering system is updated lemme me now start with installing codecs and media players.. Read the rest of this entry »

Ubuntu Customization Guide v2

Ubuntu Customization Guide v2

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Changes are part of Nature so as with Technology.. Though this cannot be True for Windows and Mac cause the life cycle of a single Version is too much which is not the case with Linux.. Open Source evolve at very rapid rate and with evolution comes new & special changes … Today with a hike in Linux acceptance its pretty hard for competitors to provide similar solutions at free of cost. Open Source is known for User Interaction with Operating System which cannot be done with other OS. Linux user can customize, create, edit, add files according to his/her taste..and customization is the part where Linux is one step ahead of every OS.. You need not to search for poorly written Customization Packs.. What you need is just follow the guide and pimp up your desktop as you like. .. The guide will focus on a particular area but you can customize your desktop using the way mentioned and adding your own idea…
With Gusty Gibbon packed with latest tools and great support couple with new gGun Gnome 2.20, I was adamant to write another Customization Guide..Since M$ launched Vista and Apple launched Leopard quite a while ago so I’ll let you know how to customize your Ubuntu to Vista and Leopard.. Added with few new Customization that I used it…
I have tried to kept the guide as simple as I can so that even a newbie can understand how to make changes.There are few major changes in Ubuntu Themes and Icon Control Panel so please read carefully so that you can get everything..


Points to Ponder

This guide will let you pimp you Ubuntu latest Gusty Gibbon i.e Ubuntu 7.10 . If you don’t know how to get Ubuntu the head towards Ubuntu download and download a copy today which suits best your system.. There you will will be prompted to choose location and system type. After downloading, burn the image and boot through it and Install Ubuntu in 6 easy steps…

“The themes icon set , wallpaper ,desklets, fonts ,sounds
used while customization the Operating System are ® to their
respective owner. Copying, editing and use of those
application are free and can be distributed without
the owner permission.”

Though I had used few Icon Links and themes , but this does not meant that your are confined to those only .. You can always use your own choice themes and icons from Gnome-Look.org..

Note: Though this guide has been made to customize Ubuntu Gusty Gibbon but this can be used to Customize other OS which comes with Gnome 2.20 installed/optional..Though installation of particular software can be different.
So hold your breath and go through the complex customization made easy.. Read the rest of this entry »

Ubuntu 7.10 Is Here: Get it now !

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) was released a few minutes ago, and it’s my deepest pleasure to introduce you guys to the new features to be found in this version of Ubuntu (which is based on the GNOME desktop environment) and also to the features from Kubuntu (same as Ubuntu, but based on the popular KDE desktop environment).

The latest and greatest GNOME 2.20 which contains many new features and improvements.

Compiz Fusion will be activated by default, immediately after you install the video drivers for your graphics card.

Ubuntu (7.04 Feisty Fawn) introduced a new fantastic function, that immediately tried to find all the necessary video and audio codecs when you wanted to view a video file with Totem; today however, you will get all the necessary codecs with a single mouse click. How? With the Ubuntu restricted extras package that can be found in the Add/Remove Programs application.

Even for the AMD64/EMT64 architecture, it is now very easy to install the Adobe Flash Player 9 with a single mouse click!

Fast user switching is a brand new function, implemented in Ubuntu 7.10, and which will help you easily switch between user sessions without the inconvenience of entering your username or password numerous times.

 

  • Dynamic screen configuration including dynamic monitor detection, and resizing and rotating of the video output is included in this Beta release.
  • Graphical configuration tool for X that allows you to set up dual monitors, change the default resolution for all users or change your monitor’s refresh rate without having to turn to the terminal;

Universe and Multiverse repositories are enabled by default now, so you don’t have to go and enable them when you follow a guide to install something, or to install your favorite applications.

There’s a new search known as Desktop Search , and it’s called Tracker. It allows quick access to your common actions, including opening web bookmarks and searches, sending messages to your contacts, and more. Tracker makes your life easier, as it provides faster search for your documents, music, videos, photos, chat logs, and many other files.

This new version of Ubuntu, expect improved NTFS writing to be enabled by default, power consumption to be very kind with your laptop (more battery life and burn-free laps), encrypted hard disks and AppArmor security framework, the new kernel technology that limits the resources an application is allowed to access.

Download: Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)
Ship it : Order Ubuntu 7.10 Now! Free

Ubuntu 7.10 Release Candidate

The Release Candidate version of the upcoming Ubuntu 7.10 (codename Gutsy Gibbon) was released a few minutes ago. This RC comes with the brand new GNOME 2.20 desktop environment, new 3D desktop effects and many improvements: “The Ubuntu developers are hurrying to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software that the open source and free software communities have to offer. This is the Ubuntu 7.10 release candidate, which brings a host of excellent new features. We consider this release candidate to be complete, stable and suitable for testing by any user. The final stable version will be released in October 2007.”

What’s new in Ubuntu 7.10 RC

  • GNOME 2.20
  • Compiz Fusion is now enabled by default. Ubuntu 7.10 will automatically detect if your hardware is capable of running Compiz Fusion.
  • Fast user switching allows you to easily switch between multiple user sessions without the hustle of entering the username and password.

  • New Features for Firefox
  • Apt-Enabled Plugin Finder Wizard

  • Extension Manager integration

  • Dynamic screen configuration including dynamic monitor detection, and resizing and rotating of the video output is included in this Beta release.
  • Graphical configuration tool for X that allows you to set up dual monitors, change the default resolution for all users or change your monitor’s refresh rate without having to turn to the terminal;

  • Your printer will be automatically installed once it’s plugged in. It couldn’t be easier than that!

  • Restricted Drivers Manager can now handle non-free device drivers. With no more than 3 mouse clicks you will be able to install firmware for wireless cards with Broadcom chipsets, and for a number of Winmodems commonly found in laptops;

  • More battery life for your laptop provided to you by the latest Linux kernel, featuring dynticks.
  • NTFS reading and writing will be enable by default in Gutsy Gibbon with the help of the NTFS-3G application.
  • AppArmor security framework is an easy-to-deploy kernel technology that will limit resources an application is allowed to access and will add a layer of protection against undiscovered security vulnerabilities.
  • Mail Server, File Server, Print Server, and Database Server installations are now available for the Ubuntu Server CD.
  • Profile-based Authentication Configuration powered by the AuthClientConfig application.
  • Improved thin-client support by using compressed images and LDM. Autologin, multiple servers, and unencrypted graphics transport are just some of the new features you will find in the thin-client login manager included in Edubuntu.

Ubuntu 7.10 release schedule:

  • June 7th – Tribe CD 1 (first alpha release)
  • June 28st – Tribe CD 2 (second alpha release)
  • July 19th – Tribe CD 3 (third alpha release)
  • August 9th – Tribe CD 4 (fourth alpha release)
  • August 23rd – Tribe CD 5 (fifth alpha release)
  • September 27th – Beta Release
  • October 11th – Release Candidate
  • October 18th – Final Release

Download : Announcing the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 7.10 | Ubuntu

Order Ubuntu 7.10 Now! Free

If you are anxious to get your hands on some nice CDs with Ubuntu Gutsy as soon as possible, then you should pre-order them from Ubuntu’s ShipIt service, FREE of charge. They have already started taking the orders, so hurry up!

If you want to count the days until your shipment is sent – something that will happen on 18 this month, when Gutsy Gibbon is released – you can get a nice script, to show it on your website. After you get the countdown script, you can even modify it to look the way you want. Each day the image will change, counting the days remaining until the release of Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

Although many of you have downloaded the Beta release of Gutsy, I am sure that there will be some more changes until the final product gets on the market. In a few days, to be more exact on 11th October, a Release Candidate will be launched and we can take a look on how the almost-final version will be. I have already ordered now its yor turn Baah you are still reading it go get it ordered 🙂

Order Now : https://shipit.ubuntu.com/
For Beta Thread : Ubuntu 7.10 Beta Released
For Help Regarding Ordering : http://www.techenclave.com/forums/ub…ree-91434.html

Ubuntu 7.10 Beta Released

The Beta version of the upcoming Ubuntu 7.10 (codename Gutsy Gibbon) was released a few minutes ago. This Beta comes with the brand new GNOME 2.20 desktop environment, new 3D desktop effects and many improvements: “The Ubuntu developers are hurrying to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software that the open source and free software communities have to offer. This is the Ubuntu 7.10 beta release, which brings a host of excellent new features.”

What’s new in Ubuntu 7.10 Beta

  • GNOME 2.20
  • Compiz Fusion is now enabled by default. Ubuntu 7.10 will automatically detect if your hardware is capable of running Compiz Fusion.
  • Fast user switching allows you to easily switch between multiple user sessions without the hustle of entering the username and password.

  • New Features for Firefox
  • Apt-Enabled Plugin Finder Wizard

  • Extension Manager integration

  • Dynamic screen configuration including dynamic monitor detection, and resizing and rotating of the video output is included in this Beta release.
  • Graphical configuration tool for X that allows you to set up dual monitors, change the default resolution for all users or change your monitor’s refresh rate without having to turn to the terminal;

  • Your printer will be automatically installed once it’s plugged in. It couldn’t be easier than that!

  • Restricted Drivers Manager can now handle non-free device drivers. With no more than 3 mouse clicks you will be able to install firmware for wireless cards with Broadcom chipsets, and for a number of Winmodems commonly found in laptops;

  • More battery life for your laptop provided to you by the latest Linux kernel, featuring dynticks.
  • NTFS reading and writing will be enable by default in Gutsy Gibbon with the help of the NTFS-3G application.
  • AppArmor security framework is an easy-to-deploy kernel technology that will limit resources an application is allowed to access and will add a layer of protection against undiscovered security vulnerabilities.
  • Mail Server, File Server, Print Server, and Database Server installations are now available for the Ubuntu Server CD.
  • Profile-based Authentication Configuration powered by the AuthClientConfig application.
  • Improved thin-client support by using compressed images and LDM. Autologin, multiple servers, and unencrypted graphics transport are just some of the new features you will find in the thin-client login manager included in Edubuntu.

Ubuntu 7.10 release schedule:

  • June 7th – Tribe CD 1 (first alpha release)
  • June 28st – Tribe CD 2 (second alpha release)
  • July 19th – Tribe CD 3 (third alpha release)
  • August 9th – Tribe CD 4 (fourth alpha release)
  • August 23rd – Tribe CD 5 (fifth alpha release)
  • September 27th – Beta Release
  • October 11th – Release Candidate
  • October 18th – Final Release

Download : i386 | X86/64
Source: Announcement | Release Notes