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Ubuntu 11.10: Switch from Unity to Gnome Desktop

If you don’t like the default Unity interface in Ubuntu 11.10 — change it to Gnome 3.2. Here’s how. First, open the terminal and type: sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback. Enter your password when prompted. After the message explaining 40MB of space will be required in order to complete the installation. Type: Y and hit Enter […]

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Ubuntu 11.10

Ubuntu 11.10: Install the New Version Like a Pro

Canonical has continued to make the Linux desktop experience more accessible to everyday users. Follow the steps below to install the latest and version – 11.10 in a way that will make future upgrades a breeze. To begin, download the latest version from Ubuntu’s website. For most people, the default 32-bit version is acceptable. Follow […]

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Adding Chrome Apps to Unity Launcher

How to Pin Chrome Applications to the Unity Launcher

Earlier, grooveDexter showed you how to pin websites to the Windows taskbar using Chrome. That feature exists for the Linux version of Chrome in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal, but because of the new Unity desktop environment, there’s an extra step involved. The overall process is similar to adding document shortcuts to the Unity launcher. I’ll […]

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How to Change the Wallpaper Background in Ubuntu

The first step to personalizing your new Ubuntu setup is to change the desktop background. While the default wallpapers are quite splendid, the place will feel much homier if you add your own custom Ubuntu wallpaper.  Here’s how: Step 1 Right-click an empty space on the desktop and choose Change Desktop Background. Step 2 This […]

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Iphone and Ubuntu

How to Sync Your iPhone or iPod Touch in Ubuntu

This tutorial is part of our groovy series that makes the case that you can use Ubuntu for your everyday computing needs without bouncing back and forth between Linux and Windows or OS X. For many geeky, professional or casual tech users, the desktop serves as a hub and docking station for their mobile devices. Until […]

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Poll: What’s Stopping You from Trying Ubuntu?

Ubuntu is like that strip mall that they put up near your old high school that you only drive past once every Thanksgiving. Maybe you’ve never pulled in and patronized it, but each time you see it, you notice something new: “Oh wow, they’ve got a Culver’s now.” For me, that attitude towards Ubuntu has […]

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