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Ubuntu Desktop 8.04 LT Support finally comes to an end | Time to upgrade guys!!!

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Finally, the support for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS has come to an end. Beginning from 12 May 2011, the desktop edition of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS will not offer new updates, security updates and critical fixes. However, the Ubuntu 8.04 LTS’s server version will continue to be supported till May 2013.

Install Miro latest version in Ubuntu in two easy steps.

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Miro previously called Democracy player is a cross platform internet television application developed by Participatory Culture Foundation. The latest release is Miro 2.5.3 and it comes packed with a lot of goodies. It's alternatives include Boxee and also XBMC which do really perform as good as Miro. You can install Miro directly from synaptic, but you won't get the latest version. Here is what you need to do.

Ultimate Geek Stuff - Twidge Twitter Command Line Client for Ubuntu/Linux

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Twidge is a command line Twitter desktop client for Ubuntu/Linux. Twidge supports posting updates, reading replies, adding more friends etc and its integration with the Unix shell scripting environment is just superb. Twidge is so easy to use and obviously light weight which makes it even more adorable. Lets take a peek into the Twidge features and installation.

Mirage Banshee Plugin Miraculously Adds Acoustically Similar Songs to your Playlist

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Mirage is a Banshee plugin which can automatically add acoustically similar songs to the ones you have already added. This is a very useful plugin if you are an avid banshee user. All you need to do is, add the kind of song you want to play into the special playlist and this playlist will automagically generate similar sounding songs. Let's give it a ride. Before that, may be you want to install the latest banshee release in your Ubuntu  as well.

Install the latest version of Wine in Ubuntu the easy way

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Wine(Wine Is Not an Emulator) is an application meant to run native Windows applications in other platforms like Linux, BSD, Mac and Solaris.  A number of powerful applications like many versions of Microsoft Office can be run using Wine. Wine 1.1.29 is the latest release from WineHQ's stable. By doing the following, you could not only install the latest version of Wine in Ubuntu, but also get the latest updates as well whenever it happens. Simply install and forget.

Enable Flash Support for Chromium in Ubuntu Linux

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Chromium Web Browser( Google Chrome for Linux ie ) has already won a lot of accolades among Ubuntu/Linux users and we have already seen how easy it is to install chromium web browser in Ubuntu. I am so impressed with this new chromium web browser, that i may even use it as my regular browser. Flash support is not available by default, but by a little bit of tweaking, you can enable it too. Here is how.

Installing Chromium Web Browser (Google Chrome) in Ubuntu the right way

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We have tested Chromium Web Browser in Ubuntu before and it was a huge disappointment. I was not even able to maximise the window while using Chromium . I think that was a few months ago and after reading some encouraging reviews elsewhere, i decided to give google chrome another try in my Ubuntu machine. I was in for a huge surprise.

Install or Upgrade to Pidgin 2.6.1 in Ubuntu(Jaunty, Intrepid, Hardy) the easy way

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Pidgin 2.6.1 is released. Pidgin is the default IM Client for Ubuntu for a pretty long time now. And Pidgin went through a number of upgrades. But this time it is different. Pidgin brings in the much awaited Voice and Video support for XMPP and are hoping to get these killer features to other protocols as well.

Install or Upgrade to XBMC 9.04.1 in Ubuntu

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XBMC is an award winning free and open source software for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, and XBox. Not so familiar with this popular application, here is a quick preview on what all XBMC Media Center can do for you. You may also want to check out the feature additions into XBMC 9.04 Babylon which was released during May 2009.

20 GDM Themes For Ubuntu You Probably Haven't Seen Before

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The most beautiful part of being a linux user is the choice you have, whatever issue it is. Like any other Linux distro, Ubuntu is infinitely customisable with any number of themes and applications. This include login window themes or gdm themes as well. Major source for themes in ubuntu include www.gnome-look.org and www.deviantart.com. There, you could obtain literally thousands of good quality themes.