Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Medibuntu project comes to an end

The Medibuntu repository has been unmaintained for several months, and has become more and more useless over the years. The project is now considered abandoned, and we recommend to disable the repository if you are using it.
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Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) Final Beta Released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products.Codenamed “Saucy Salamander”, 13.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.
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HP Linux Imaging and Printing – Print, Scan and Fax Drivers for Linux

HPLIP (Hewlett-Packard Linux Imaging & Printing) is an HP-developed solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers in Linux. The HPLIP project provides printing support for 2,264 printer models, including Deskjet, Officejet, Photosmart, PSC (Print Scan Copy), Business Inkjet, LaserJet, Edgeline MFP, and LaserJet MFP. (Note: Not all models are currently supported. See Supported Printers for more information.)
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How to install phpIPAM (IP Address Management) application on ubuntu 13.04 Server

phpipam is an open-source web IP address management application. Its goal is to provide light and simple |P address management application.
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VirtualBox 4.2.18 released and ubuntu installation instructions included

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
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How to install Qmmp on ubuntu 13.04 using ubuntu PPA

Qmmp is an audio-player, written with the help of the Qt library. The program has user interface, similar to winamp or xmms.

Supported operating systems:

GNU/Linux
FreeBSD
Microsoft Windows

Supported formats:

MPEG1 layer 2/3
Ogg Vorbis
Ogg Opus
Native FLAC/Ogg FLAC
Musepack
WavePack
Tracker modules (mod, s3m, it, xm, etc)
ADTS AAC
CD Audio
WMA, Monkey’s Audio (and other formats provided by FFmpeg library)
PCM WAVE (and other formats provided by libsndfile library)
Midi
Chiptune formats (AY, GBS, GYM, HES, KSS, NSF, NSFE, SAP, SPC, VGM, VGZ, VTX)

DSP effects:

BS2B effect
Sample rate converter
LADSPA effects
Extra stereo
Crossfade

Visual effects:

ProjectM visualization
Spectrum analyzer

Output system support:

OSS4 (FreeBSD)
ALSA (Linux)
Pulse Audio
JACK
WaveOut (Win32)

Other features:

Xmms and Winamp 2.x skins support
10-band equalizer
MP3, Vorbis, AAC, AAC+ streams support
MMS support
MPRIS (1.0 and 2.0)
Removable device detection (via HAL or UDisks)
Video playback via Mplayer
Lyrics (using lyrics.wikia.com)
Cover art support
CUE sheet support
Embedded CUE support (for FLAC and WavPack)
Multiple playlists
Automatic charset detection for cue files and ShoutCast metadata
Playlist formats: m3u, pls, xspf
ReplayGain support
Last.fm/Libre.fm scrobbler
CDDB support
Stream browser
Audio formats conveter
External programs execution on track change

Install Qmmp on ubuntu 13.04

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:forkotov02/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install qmmp qmmp-plugin-pack

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How to mount google drive in ubuntu linux using google-drive-ocamlfuse

google-drive-ocamlfuse is a FUSE filesystem backed by Google Drive, written in OCaml. It lets you mount your Google Drive on Linux.
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Health-check – A tool to diagnose resource usage

The health-check tool monitors processes in various ways to help identify areas where it is consuming too many resources. One can trace one or more processes (including all their threads and child processes too) for a full story of system activity.
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How to clear cached memory on ubuntu

By default the Linux OS has a very efficient memory management process that should be freeing any cached memory on the machine that it is being run on. However when it comes to Cached memory the Linux OS may at times decide that the Cached memory is being used and is needed which can lead to memory related issues and ultimately take your server of any potentially free memory. To overcome this you can force the Linux OS to free up and stored Cached memory.
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Install appgrid on ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)

App Grid can essentially be seen as an equivalent to the Ubuntu Software Center, but done differently. The hope is that you will be able to discover and install apps for your computer with pleasure. This is a initial release, so there are still many improvements that could be made.
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