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Latest Pidgin and Firefox repositories for Ubuntu Hardy

May 23rd 2008

Ubuntu Hardy ships with Pidgin v2.4.1 and Firefox 3.0 Beta5, while the latest Pidgin is v2.4.2 and the latest Firefox is 3.0 RC1. Here are two repositories that would always contain the latest versions of Pidgin and Firefox. Just type “gksu gedit /etc/apt/sources.list” into the terminal, and add the following to the end of the […]

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Ubuntu to rename top level directories?!

April 1st 2008

Well, i just heard that Ubuntu is trying to rename all the top level directories! The proposed directory structure is: /bin /system/executables /boot /system/boot /dev /system/devices /etc /system/config /lib /system/libraries /home /users /media /storage /mnt /storage /proc /system/processes /root /users/Administrator /sbin /system/executables/admin /tmp /system/temporary /usr /system/applications Well, that’s just plain stupid if you ask me.. […]

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Latest Pidgin/Rhythmbox repository for Ubuntu

December 18th 2007

Here is a repository i use on my gutsy install which always contains the latest builds of Pidgin and Rhythmbox. So no more hunting for debs or compiling sources 😀 Steps to add the repository:

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Introducing the Hardy Heron

August 30th 2007

From the Ubuntu Developer mailing list: I am delighted to have the pleasure of announcing the Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04), the next version of Ubuntu that will succeed Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10, due for release in October 2007). Not only will the Ubuntu community continue to do what it does best, produce an easy-to-use, reliable, […]

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Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 5!

August 24th 2007

Tribe 5 just hit the mirrors! Get it while its hot! This release includes a lot of new features like: Gnome 2.19.90 Graphical Configuration tool for X Server A new plugin manager for Firefox, which allows to choose readily used plugins such as flash, adblock, beagle plugin etc A new printing system, with a default […]

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Install Pidgin 2.0.0 on Ubuntu Feisty (with all plugins)

May 12th 2007

You can easily get the vanilla Pidgin 2.0 .deb (installation file for Ubuntu Feisty). The only thing i was missing badly were the plugins! I was really used to the libnotify and autoreply plugins. Anyway, so i’ve compiled a .deb here for the Purple Plugin Pack.

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Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn Released

April 19th 2007

Its finally here! And im running it 😀 Due to all the traffic rush, Ubuntu.com is down! On their homepage: Thank you to everyone who has helped make Ubuntu 7.04 a reality. Thousands of you have helped code, test, translate and promote Ubuntu and everyone can celebrate today’s release. If you are looking for general […]

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Introducing the Gutsy Gibbon

April 12th 2007

From the Ubuntu mailing lists: Folks, allow me to introduce the Gutsy Gibbon, who will be succeeding the Feisty Fawn as the focus of our development love in a few short weeks, for release in October 2007. Hehe.. Funny name i must say.. But then i think about Warty Warthog, Hoary Hedgehog, Breezy Badger, Dapper […]

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Ubuntu Feisty 7.04 Beta Released!

March 24th 2007

Ubuntu Feisty Beta hits the servers! From Official Announcement: The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the beta release of Ubuntu 7.04. Ubuntu 7.04 is the most user-friendly Ubuntu to date and includes a ground-breaking Windows migration assistant, excellent wireless networking support and improved multimedia support. Ubuntu 7.04 server edition adds support for hardware facilities […]

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