Howto: Upgrade to Jaunty Jackalope

Jaunty Jackalope is currently in the Alpha 2 phase as of this post, you can follow the development release schedule here

To upgrade simply Press ALT-F2, and type in update-manager -d

A message will appear informing you of the availability of the new release.

Click upgrade.

Just a note, since this is alpha it isn’t suggested to run on Production machines. Run it only if you care about bleeding edge software and don’t care about system crashes and your confident your data is backed up safely.

I personally use a separate /home partition so I don’t loose my valuable data, you can use the site search on this site to find information on that as well 🙂

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Howto: Install the Latest wine in Ubuntu Intrepid!

Previously I made this howto for Ubuntu Hardy, here is an updated post for Intrepid
Here is a quick way to add the winehq repository so you dont need to wait for the ubuntu community to add the latest wine.
Open up a terminal Applications->Accessories->Terminal
Now copy/paste these commands:
Adding the gpg apt key:
wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add –
Lets add the Repository via wget:
sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list
Now lets update our apt sources and install the latest wine!
sudo apt-get update ; sudo apt-get install wine
Ok now you will always have the latest development wine package installed!

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New Google Gadgets for Linux 0.10.4

Google Gadgets for Linux provides a platform for running desktop gadgets under Linux, catering to the unique needs of Linux users. It’s compatible with the gadgets written for Google Desktop for Windows as well as the Universal Gadgets on iGoogle. Following Linux norms, this project is open-sourced under the Apache License.

An important area where Google Desktop for Linux is different from its siblings on other operating systems is support for gadgets. Now, the Linux version of Google Gadgets will extend the gadgets platform to Linux users. By enabling cross-platform gadgets, a large library of existing gadgets are immediately available to Linux users. In addition, gadget developers will benefit from a much larger potential user base without having to learn a new API.

There’s two main components to the application: one is a common gadget library responsible for running and presenting a gadget, and the other is a host program that allows the user to choose gadgets and run them on the desktop. Currently we have hosts written for GTK+ and QT, with the GTK+ host offering a sidebar similar to that of Google Desktop for Windows.

Download Google Gadgets for Ubuntu

Follow the Open Source Initiative here

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Games: Check out Assault Cube 1.0!

AssaultCube, formerly ActionCube, is a free first-person-shooter based on the game Cube. Set in a realistic looking environment, as far as that´s possible with this engine, while gameplay stays fast and arcade. This game is all about team oriented multiplayer fun.

More info about Assault Cube

Download Assault Cube

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New Linux Game: Go Ollie!

Ollie the Oligocheata is a worm on a mission.


He’s on a mission to bring mouse controlled platforming fun to everyone!


Go Ollie is another great free game from Charlie Dog Games and features:

It’s completely free and so represents infinitely good value for money

Beautifully rendered scenes and animations

The latest in innovative mouse controlled platform gaming featuring a unique fusion of platform and match three gaming mechanics

Two gameplay modes: Story Mode with over 60 individual levels each with three different objectives Fast and furious action game with unlimited re-playability and high score table

A compelling story featuring romance, excitement and fairy duplicity

Only 16 Meg download and very low system requirements

Windows XP and Vista compliant (Linux version coming soon)

Did I mention the game is completely free??


Download Go Ollie!

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Introducing Firetorrent – Bittorrent Extension for Firefox 3.*

The FireTorrent extension strives to offer the most user-friendly BitTorrent experience. We’ve integrated the torrents manager as a seperate tab in your browser’s download manager, and torrents can be downloaded from any website with a single click.

This results in a great user experience and should be attractive to both people that are new to downloading torrents and advanced users.

Install Firetorrent

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Openarena 0.81 FPS Game for Ubuntu

Openarena is one of my favorite games for Linux. I cant believe I havnt shared it on this site yet, if you like fps games definitely check this game out!

OpenArena is a violent, sexy, multiplayer first person shooter based on the ioquake3 fork of the id tech 3 engine. It has many game types beyond deathmatch and a lot of characters. Due to violent and racy content, it may not be suitable for children under 17.

Download Openarena

Openarena wiki, tweaks & other info!

If you got an extra machine with extra bandwidth you may want to consider contributing a gaming server to the openarena community, you can find more information on that here

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