Introducing The Unleashed PC

Unleash your inner geek with this killer Desktop PC with a Powerful AMD X2 Dual Core Processor & Fast DDR2 1066 Gaming RAM by Kingston. This features plenty of space with a high speed 3gb/s 500GB Hard Drive to store plenty of Music, Movies, Picture, Games, & Applications.

Power Cord, Motherboard/Processor Booklet, Ubuntu 10.10/10.04 DVD included.

Expansion Slots:
RAM – 8GB Max DDR2 1066
SATA 3Gb/s – 2
1 x ATA133 2 Dev. Max

3 Year Limited Part & Labor Warranty on Motherboard & Processor

Been very busy building computers lately, this runs Ubuntu Like a dream, will ship this out next day anywhere in the United States

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Communicate in Style With the New Synapse Instant Messenger!

There is a new IM app on the block, its called Synapse, it is a new alpha application which means its not nearly finished yet, from the screenshot at the side it looks amazing!

Here is some of Synapse’s Key Features that already stand out from all the others:
Grid View – A Compact way to see/browse your friends!
Activity Feed – Unified View for friends activity ie; Twitter, IM Status, Music playing & More!
Photo Sharing – Flickr Integration, Drag & Drop images to chat window!
Web Preview – Get a glance of a webpage or video behind a link right in your chat window when you send/share a link!
Code Sharing – Syntax Highlighted code blocks for easiy collaboration
Highly Extensible – Plugins are added with extreme ease, and the architecture wont hold developers back in creating new plugins/addons

Howto Install on Ubuntu

Please note that Synapse is only supported on Ubuntu version 8.10 (Intrepid) or later. If you are running an older version, you’ll need to upgrade first.

Save this key file to your desktop.
At the top of your screen, select System → Administration → Software Sources.
On the Ubuntu Software tab, make sure that both main and universe are checked.
On the Authentication tab, click the Import Key File button and select the key file you saved in step 1.
On the Third-Party Software tab, click the Add button, and paste the appropriate APT line for your version of Ubuntu:

Intrepid 8.10:
deb intrepid main
Jaunty 9.04:
deb jaunty main
After adding the source, press the the Close button at the bottom of the Software Sources window. When asked, click Refresh.
Back at the top of your screen, select Applications → Add/Remove. Search for synapse, then in the results check the box next to Synapse Instant Messenger, then click Apply Changes.
NOTE: Some users have reported Synapse does not show up under Add/Remove. If you are unable to find Synapse using Add/Remove or Synaptic, Select Applications → Accessories → Terminal, and then type sudo apt-get install synapse. We hope to have a solution to this problem soon. If you have any problems, please see the Support page.
If you’re a GNOME user, you may want to enable the GTK theme for Qt using qtconfig-qt4. If on Intrepid, install the qgtkstyle package.

You can learn more about adding repositories and installing software in the ubuntu documentation.

Other (Source Code)

For information on how to build Synapse from source, see the Contribute page.

Developers Site
Other Os Download Locations/Install Documentation

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March Donations & Site Update

Thank you Richard H for your donation to Ubuntu Unleashed!

Richard H From Austria- $5.00

I will continue to share Donations to this site in weekly posts, thanks allot for your support!

Ubuntu Unleashed wouldn’t exist without support from readers. Thank you for deciding to keep Ubuntu Unleashed up and running.

Currently Ubuntu Unleashed makes around $100.00 usd per month with adsense, my total costs per month to survive are $1000.00 usd, This covers things like: food, rent, internet and electricity. My website hasnt been updated because im doing side jobs and other things to survive right now, but hopefully Ubuntu Unleashed can help support me more so I can continue to share great articles and news which I love to do.

I have been wanting to improve the user interface of Ubuntu Unleashed and create a user generated part of this site. I would like this site to be more of a news oriented site that developers can go to to share their new project. Possibly with a rss feed of new releases from project sites all over the web. If you are a web developer and share my passion in open source and Ubuntu, and want to help me improve Ubuntu Unleashed, Contact me below

Or via email @ defconoii at gmail dot com

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Announcing GNOME Do 0.8. With 20 new plugins, faster search, better results, animated themes!

Announcing GNOME Do 0.8. With 20 new plugins, faster search, better results,
animated themes, and 111 fewer bugs, your desktop’s killer app just got killer-er.

Awesome New Plugins

Banshee, Bibtex, Cl.ickable, Claws mail, Google search, Opera, Ping.FM, Remember the Milk, System services, TinyUrl, Tracker search, and Translate to name a few. Plugins also install much faster now.

Faster Search, Better Results

Memory usage is down, and searches are noticably snappier. Our relevance algorithms are also better than ever — Do will learn your habits and offer personalized search results immediately.

Animated Themes

Do’s themes — Classic, Mini, Glass, and the newly added Nouveau and Docky — now sport gorgeous animations and dropshadows. Watch for falling jaws.


Docky is our attempt to make Do more discoverable and memorable. It’s the same Do you know and love, just a little friendlier.

File Previews

We’ve added preliminary support for viewing file thumbnails, so you can better recognize the images, movies, and documents you encounter in Do. If your file manager displays thumnails, Do will attempt to show them.

Improved Text Entry

With support for copy, paste, and longer lines of text, Do’s new extended text entry mode is perfect for composing emails and tweets. Activate text entry mode by pressing your period key.

Many Bugs Exterminated

82 core bugs and 29 plugin bugs have been meticulously tracked and squished. There’s still a lot of work to do, but Do 0.8 is one well-oiled machine.

New Plugin API

In creating a more cross-platform codebase, a wonderful, platform-agnostic plugin API emerged. Plugins now have extensive access to notifications, logging, relevance information, threading tools, and much more.

Howto Install:
8.10 (Intrepid) $ sudo aptitude install gnome-do
8.04 (Hardy)

If you are upgrading from an old installation of Do, please be sure to completely remove your old version.

$ sudo aptitude purge gnome-do gnome-do-plugins gnome-do-plugin-rhythmbox

and remove the Do plugins configuration directory

$ rm -rf ~/.local/share/gnome-do/plugins/

Once you have removed your old installation, or if this is your first time, follow these instructions.

Add the Gnome Do PPA Repository to your sources list. (See the Ubuntu Repositories).

deb hardy main
deb-src hardy main

In Synaptic Package Manager, search ‘gnome do’ or install from the terminal:

$ sudo aptitude update && sudo aptitude install gnome-do
7.10 (Gutsy)

Add the following to your /etc/apt/sources.list (here’s how)

deb gutsy main
deb-src gutsy main

then run

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install gnome-do

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Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS released

The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS, the
second maintenance update to Ubuntu’s 8.04 LTS release. This release
includes updated server, desktop, and alternate installation CDs for the
i386 and amd64 architectures.

In all, over 200 updates have been integrated, and updated installation
media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded
after installation. These include security updates and corrections for
other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and
compatibility with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

To Get Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS

To download Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS, or obtain CDs, visit:

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document
caveats and workarounds for known issues. They are available at:

About Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS

This is the second maintenance release of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, which
continues to be supported with maintenance updates and security fixes
until April 2011 on desktops and April 2013 on servers.

Over 200 post-release updates have been integrated, and a number of
bugs in the installation system have been corrected. These include
security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a
focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

See for a full list of Ubuntu security updates.
As of 2009-01-20, all updates affecting packages on the CD have been

A summary of notable updates follows. See for specific information about a
particular bug number. A complete list of post-release updates can
also be found at:

Installer Updates

* Create sambashare group and add the initial user to it (#238224)

* Permissions on some system files and directories were set wrong when
installing from Desktop CDs. For users tracking the recommended
hardy-updates repository, this issue has already been corrected
post-install (#288479)

* Record the partition table as changed when a single partition’s file
system type has changed, fixing bootloader installation failures
when installing onto existing partitions (#149832)

* Fix writing of /var/log/installer/oem-id in OEM mode (#251751)

* Use the correct mirror for -security in the event of
apt-setup/security_host being preseeded (#306356)

Desktop Updates

* Fix a race which can lead to a gvfs-fuse-daemon crash when closing
session (#235698)

* Prompt for restarting session when installing samba to take into
account sambashare group membership and the need for libpam-smbpass to
create NTLM password hash (#212098)

* Fix undeletion of menu items with the alacarte menu editor (#225941)

* Stop/start anacron on suspend/resume and on power-cycle (#249220)

* Fix hang on “Loading…” when opening a PDF file (#256048)

* Fix incorrect handling of authentication cases leading to excessive
gnome-keyring CPU usage (#236171)

* Fix printing to remote ipp:// printers (#258104)

* Don’t look for a Trash directory on autofs mounts (#210468)

* Fix GNOME session blow-up when using GUI to join a Windows domain

* Fix ICQ connections in pidgin (#244591)

Server updates

* Fix race with mdadm/devmapper while looping for the root filesystem

* Revert “TC action parsing bug fix”, which broke shorewall and

* Support booting degraded RAID devices (#290885)

General Updates

* Set hdparm power management to 254 for all hard drives while on AC, and
while on battery (note that suspend/resume still breaks this, and a more
complete fix will be forthcoming for Ubuntu 8.04.3) (#59695)

* Support CDs with no uncompressed Packages files, only compressed ones,
enabling upgrade to future releases using CDs (#255545)

* Conflict with old mysql 4.1 packages to ensure smooth upgrades from
Ubuntu 6.06 (#208695)

* Backport cifs.upcall, to support Kerberos-authenticated CIFS kernel

* e1000 checksum recheck after reset (#60388)

Helping Shape Ubuntu

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways
you can participate at

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but
aren’t sure, try asking on the #ubuntu channel on, on
the Ubuntu Users mailing list, or on the Ubuntu forums:

About Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, and
servers, with a fast and easy install and regular releases. A
tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and
an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Professional technical support is available from Canonical Limited and
hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about
support, visit

More Information

You can find out more about Ubuntu on our website:

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu’s
very low volume announcement list at:

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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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