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From LinuxMint.Com – Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” released!

Linux Mint 15 is the most ambitious release since the start of the project. MATE 1.6 is greatly improved and Cinnamon 1.8 offers a ton of new features, including a screensaver and a unified control center. The login screen can now be themed in HTML5 and two new tools, “Software Sources” and “Driver Manager”, make their first appearance in Linux Mint.

New features at a glance:

For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 15“.
Important info:

  • PAE required for 32-bit ISOs
  • EFI support
  • HDMI Sound Output
  • Mint4win
  • GnomePPP and local repository

Make sure to read the “Release Notes” to be aware of important info or known issues related to this release.
System requirements:

  • x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 5 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD/DVD drive or USB port

To download Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” check the link below:
LinuxMint.Com – Linux Mint 15 “Olivia” released!

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Get rid of duck duck go in Linux Mint 14 NADIA Firefox Search

If you are a google lover you might feel the default Address Bar Search Engine of Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) a mischief – it takes you to DuckDuck Go Search.

You can change the default search with Google by a few simple steps:

Step 1: Type “about:config” in firefox’s address bar.

Step 2: Agree with the Warning.

Step 3: Filter for this keyword: “keyword.URL

Step 4: Double Click on the filtered result line, in the PopUp box paste this “https://www.google.com/search?q=

Step 5: Press OK and Close the tab.

You are all done!

Installing Bluefish Editor 2.2.0 in Ubuntu/Xubuntu/Linux Mint

Bluefish is a must have tool for Coders who love Open Source OS as Bluefish is a very powerful editor targeted towards programmers and web developers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages.

Installig Bluefish via Terminal Command (CTRL+ALT+T):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:klaus-vormweg/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install bluefish

Let’s have a look at Bluefish Key Features taken from the Bluefish Official Homepage:

  • Lightweight – Bluefish tries to be lean and clean, as far as possible given it is a GUI editor.
  • Fast – Bluefish starts really quick (even on a netbook) and loads hundreds of files within seconds.
  • Multiple document interface, easily opens 500+ documents (tested >10000 documents simultaneously)
  • Project support, enables you to work efficiently on multiple projects, and automatically restores settings for each project.
  • Multi-threaded support for remote files using gvfs, supporting FTP, SFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, WebDAV, CIFS and more1
  • Very powerful search and replace, with support for Perl Compatible regular expressions, sub-pattern replacing, and search and replace in files on disk.
  • Open files recursively based on filename patterns and/or content patterns
  • Snippets sidebar – specify custom dialogs, search and replace patterns or insert patterns and bind them to a shortkut key combination of your liking to speed up your development process
  • Integrate external programs such as make, lint, weblint, xmllint, tidy, javac, or your own program or script to handle advanced text processing or error detection
  • Integrate external filters of your liking, pipe your document (or just the current selected text) through sort, sed, awk or any custom script
  • Unlimited undo/redo functionality
  • In-line spell checker which is programing language aware (spell check comments and strings, but not code), requires libenchant during compilation2
  • Auto-recovery of changes in modified documents after a crash, kill or shutdown
  • Character map of all unicode characters (requires libgucharmap during compilation)3
  • Site upload / download1
  • Full screen editing
  • Many tools such as tabs to spaces, join lines, lines to columns, strip whitespace, etc. etc.
  • Customizable programming language support:
    • In-line reference information (move your mouse over a function name or tag name) for various programming languages
    • Code block folding
    • Highlighting matching block start and end markers (both brackets and tags)
    • Auto-completion and auto-tag-closing for many programming languages, with reference information, and even for nested languages (e.g. css and javascript inside html code that is inside a php document)

    with included language definition files for:

    • Ada
    • ASP .NET and VBS
    • C/C++
    • CSS
    • CFML
    • Clojure
    • D
    • gettext PO
    • Google Go
    • HTML, XHTML and HTML5
    • Java and JSP
    • JavaScript and jQuery
    • Lua
    • Octave/MATLAB
    • MediaWiki
    • NSIS
    • Pascal
    • Perl
    • PHP
    • Python
    • R
    • Ruby
    • Shell
    • Scheme
    • SQL
    • SVG
    • Vala
    • WordPress
    • XML
  • Multiple encodings support. Bluefish works internally with UTF8, but can save your documents in any desired encoding.
  • Bookmarks functionality
  • HTML toolbar and tearable menu’s
    • Dialogs and wizards for many HTML tags, with all their attributes
    • Fully featured image insert dialog
    • Thumbnail creation and automatically linking of the thumbnail with the original image, and multi-thumbnail creation
    • User-customizable toolbar for quick access to often used functions
  • ZenCoding support1,4
  • Compliance with the Gnome and KDE user interface guidelines where possible
  • Translations into 17 languages – and more are coming for the next releases .

1: not (yet) available, or limited available on native windows and native Mac OSX packages.
2: optional, requires libenchant.
3: optional, requires libgucharmap.
4: optional, requires python.

Bejeweled Clone "Gweled": A Free Game for Linux Mint / Ubuntu



Gweled is a free version of a popular game called Bejeweled or Diamond Mine for GNU/Linux. The aim of the game is to make alignment of 3 or more gems, both vertically or horizontally by swapping adjacent gems. The game ends when there are no possible moves left.

You can also choose for two other game modes, timed or endless. In the Timed mode your limited on time, when your time is up, the game end. The Endless mode never ends, but your score will not be registred (also called the “Relax” or “Zen” mode).

Features

  • Good gameplay
  • Good graphics
  • Smooth animations
  • Save and resume game support
  • Lightweight graphics
  • Built over GTK+ graphics library
  • Completely free software (GPLv2+)

 Game home Page : http://gweled.org/

Install Instructions for Mint/Ubuntu

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dnax88/gweled
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gweled
 
 

Instructions for Fedora/Debian/openSUSE/Arch Linux can be found here: Click Here

LibreOffice : Simple, Awesome and completely free! Also portable!

 

LibreOffice is free, open source and one of the best alternatives of Microsoft Office released under GNU LGPL License. LibreOffice also comes with a range of native/base languages which means you can use it in your native language.

 

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What’s outstanding about LibreOffice?

LibreOffice is a feature-packed and mature desktop productivity package with some really great advantages:

  • It’s free – no worry about license costs or annual fees.
  • No language barriers – it’s available in a large number of languages, with more being added continually.
  • LGPL public license – you can use it, customize it, hack it and copy it with free user support and developer support from our active worldwide community and our large and experienced developer team.
  • LibreOffice is a free software community-driven project: development is open to new talent and new ideas, and our software is tested and used daily by a large and devoted user community; you, too, can get involved and influence its future development.

 

What does LibreOffice give you?

Writer is the word processor inside LibreOffice. Use it for everything, from dashing off a quick letter to producing an entire book with tables of contents, embedded illustrations, bibliographies and diagrams. The while-you-type auto-completion, auto-formatting and automatic spelling checking make difficult tasks easy (but are easy to disable if you prefer). Writer is powerful enough to tackle desktop publishing tasks such as creating multi-column newsletters and brochures. The only limit is your imagination.

Calc tames your numbers and helps with difficult decisions when you’re weighing the alternatives. Analyze your data with Calc and then use it to present your final output. Charts and analysis tools help bring transparency to your conclusions. A fully-integrated help system makes easier work of entering complex formulas. Add data from external databases such as SQL or Oracle, then sort and filter them to produce statistical analyses. Use the graphing functions to display large number of 2D and 3D graphics from 13 categories, including line, area, bar, pie, X-Y, and net – with the dozens of variations available, you’re sure to find one that suits your project.

Impress is the fastest and easiest way to create effective multimedia presentations. Stunning animation and sensational special effects help you convince your audience. Create presentations that look even more professional than the standard presentations you commonly see at work. Get your collegues’ and bosses’ attention by creating something a little bit different.

Draw lets you build diagrams and sketches from scratch. A picture is worth a thousand words, so why not try something simple with box and line diagrams? Or else go further and easily build dynamic 3D illustrations and special effects. It’s as simple or as powerful as you want it to be.

Base is the database front-end of the LibreOffice suite. With Base, you can seamlessly integrate your existing database structures into the other components of LibreOffice, or create an interface to use and administer your data as a stand-alone application. You can use imported and linked tables and queries from MySQL, PostgreSQL or Microsoft Access and many other data sources, or design your own with Base, to build powerful front-ends with sophisticated forms, reports and views. Support is built-in or easily addable for a very wide range of database products, notably the standardly-provided HSQL, MySQL, Adabas D, Microsoft Access and PostgreSQL.

Math is a simple equation editor that lets you lay-out and display your mathematical, chemical, electrical or scientific equations quickly in standard written notation. Even the most-complex calculations can be understandable when displayed correctly. E=mc2.

LibreOffice also comes configured with a PDF file creator, meaning you can distribute documents that you’re sure can be opened and read by users of almost any computing device or operating system.

LibreOffice offers free Extensions and Templates downloads for your workload easy also.

LibreOffice Portable : All LibreOffice features in a portable format.

Linux Mint 13: “Maya” RC available to Download

 

 

Linux Mint 13 “Maya” looks pretty promising with mature MATE 1.2 desktop and the brand new modern-looking and exciting Cinnamon 1.4. “Maya” is also an LTS (Long Term Support) release and it will be supported until April 2017.

 

Lets see whats new in “MAYA”

Read the full story about all new features @ Mint Page

MATE Edition

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Cinnamon Edition 

cinnamon

 

System requirements:

  • x86 processor (Linux Mint 64-bit requires a 64-bit processor. Linux Mint 32-bit works on both 32-bit and 64-bit processors).
  • 512 MB RAM (1GB recommended for a comfortable usage).
  • 5 GB of disk space
  • Graphics card capable of 800×600 resolution
  • CD/DVD drive or USB port

 

Md5 sum:

  • MATE 32-bit: 3c86a1f6d203a953ddd62f974707dad5
  • MATE 64-bit: 776a2e820362833cdbb056c035a5f2c1
  • Cinnamon 32-bit: aa1af21ba8196148a801196ec68dae87
  • Cinnamon 64-bit: 3786b11fa3a28dcfc3941295e872c4ce

 

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