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 Amarok 2.2 Sunjammer in Ubuntu in 3 easy-to-do steps

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Amarok 2.2 codenamed "sunjammer" is released. This all new release comes with  a lot of improvements and bug fixes. Amarok 2.2, like they have quoted on their blog , is the next step towards the ultimate music player! Let's hope that they will stick on to their promises.

New Themes for Chromium(Google Chrome) in Linux - A Screenshot Tour

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I have been using Chromium in Ubuntu for the past two months or so and i am already loving it! Chromuim web browser, which even have flash support enabled, has changed by a huge margin, and definitely  deserves your default browser status. New updates are coming almost everyday and we have already seen how to install Chromium in Ubuntu the right way. Now it is time to theme your Chromium in Ubuntu.

Install or Upgrade to the latest version of Banshee in Ubuntu

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After some 6 months of hard work by Banshee developers, Banshee 1.5 has been released. But it is not yet available in the official Ubuntu repo. Here is how you could upgrade your existing Banshee 1.4 to all new Banshee 1.5 in Ubuntu.

Update: Banshee 1.5.1 is released.

10 Things New About Ubuntu Karmic Koala Worth Taking Note Of

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Yet another major Ubuntu release is on the anvil. It is called Ubuntu 9.10 codenamed Karmic Koala. There is nothing really to get excited about this new release to be frank. And probably no major changes to the user interface. Canonical had promised major changes to the UI for Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron, but even after two more major releases now, no upgrades have shown up yet. Lets take a look at the list of changes with this new Karmic release.

Installing Wallpaper Clock in Ubuntu in 3 simple steps

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Wallpaper clocks are inherently wallpapers itself which can show live time and date with nice integration. You won't get an idea what it really is until you see it for yourself. Let's see how could you install wallpaper clocks in Ubuntu. I have included some screenshots as well. Check it out.

Using mobile phone as remote for linux media players is fun!

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Remuco is a duplex remote control system for Linux media players and mobile devices equipped with Bluetooth or WiFi. To put it simple you could actually use your mobile phone with bluetooth or Wifi as a remote control for linux media players like Amarok, Banshee, Totem, VLC and more. Sounds cool isn't it. Lets check it out.

Ubuntu Artwork team starts delivering - Four cool themes and two icon sets to start with!

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Ubuntu Artwork team finally starts delivering. Although Ubuntu have been the most popular distro for a pretty long time now, it really need to put in a lot of work on enhancing look and feel. Though a number of high quality third party themes are available like the bisigi-project, one thing where Ubuntu lacked was the absence of good quality themes by default. That is all going to change now.