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It never ceases to amaze me how Ubuntu has taken off in the Spanish-speaking world. Then again RMS speaks Spanish and Marcos Diaz, who is Spanish born, is the person who initiated the Nathive project. Nathive is a free image editor like Photoshop, Corel or GIMP, but focused on usability. The program runs in GNOME environments, and anyone can participate in it, contributing ideas or code translations. The project is currently in beta, is written in Python using GTK +, and is working hard to get a very complete program without losing  ease of use.  Nathive’s philosophy is to show respect and gratitude towards the community of GIMP, to make it easy and to reach people who do not need to see all the options at the same time

Nathiv is now a growing community which you can join if you wish.

* 32-bit deb: nathive_0.920-1_i386.deb

64-bit deb: nathive_0.920-1_amd64.deb

There are also packages for other Linux distros:

32-bit rpm: nathive-0.920-1.i386.rpm

64-bit rpm: nathive-0.920-1.x86_64.rpm

Nathive Official Website

Check out this awesome video of Nathive in action.

THANKS Novatillasku

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Reset gnome-panel defaults

gconftool –recursive-unset /apps/panel

rm -rf ~/.gconf/apps/panel

pkill gnome-panel

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ID Software’s Doomsday Engine was released for most computer platforms. You can use it to play a number of legacy games in Ubuntu like Doom, Heretic and Hexen,  all kickass games whose commercial sell-by-date was probably around the turn of the century. Nevertheless some relatively free fun is still to be had, especially with Russian hacks and customisations which arose in the cold vacuum of cyberspace and in an age when RAM and graphics cards were relatively scarce. Believe it or not, people still hand over cash to play Doom on high-end iPhones and it amazes me that proprietary behaviour is relegating the platform to a quaint oddity. Let’s free the iWad then?

This tutorial, based upon this one, is still a work in progress. Using it, I managed to get a game of Ultimate Doom going, minus sound.

1. First install deng

Add the closest or most recent deng repo for your distribution, in my case luckily, karmic. Check here for repo updates and campaign for more releases.

deb http://debian.keesmeijs.nl/ karmic-kees main
deb-src http://debian.keesmeijs.nl/ karmic-kees main
sudo apt-get update &&  install deng

2. Install the Snowberry launcher

Dependencies

First make sure you have snowberry’s dependencies: python and a recent wxpython (available here at wxpython.org)

To get the latest wxpython add this key

curl http://apt.wxwidgets.org/key.asc | sudo apt-key add -

Add the following to your sources list

deb http://apt.wxwidgets.org/ [distro]-wx main
deb-src http://apt.wxwidgets.org/ [distro]-wx main

Where [distro] is your distro i.e lucid-wx main

Update then install python-wxgtk2.8

sudo apt-get update && install python-wxgtk2.8
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LGP gaming demos

At least demos keep us in the loop. And hopefully the games will eventually be released as Open Source.

Welcome to the Linux Game Publishing demos website.

Here you will find the latest demos for each game published by LGP. You can download any of the demos and try them out for free!

Ballistics 2 Files
Candy Cruncher 1 File
Cold War 2 Files
Creatures Internet Edition 2 Files
Gorky 17 2 Files
Hyperspace Delivery Boy 1 File
Jets’n’Guns 2 Files
Knights and Merchants 2 Files
Majesty Gold 2 Files
Mindrover 2 Files
NingPo MahJong 1 File
Postal 2: Share the Pain 2 Files
Shadowgrounds 2 Files
Shadowgrounds Survivor 2 Files
Software Tycoon 0 Files
Soul Ride 1 File
X2: The Threat 2 Files

http://demos.linuxgamepublishing.com/

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DOWNLOAD

THANKS Elsoftwarelibre

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wget http://demofiles.linuxgamepublishing.com/survivor/survivor-demo.run

wget http://demofiles.linuxgamepublishing.com/survivor/manual.pdf

./survivor-demo.run

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Lugaru goes open source

http://www.playdeb.net

add the playdeb mirror  to software sources:

deb http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/getdeb/ubuntu lucid-getdeb games
deb-src http://mirrors.dotsrc.org/getdeb/ubuntu lucid-getdeb games

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install lugaru

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Astromenace in Ubuntu

Great space shoot em up. Enjoy.

Viewizard Games repository
deb http://viewizard.com/linux debian/

from terminal:

$ wget http://www.viewizard.com/linux/viewizard-gpg.asc
$ sudo apt-key add viewizard-gpg.asc
$ sudo aptitude update
$ sudo aptitude install astromenace

THANKS: Lincudo

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Yes, that’s right, this blog is 1 in 2 million, 1,718,711 to be exact.

There are 1,718,710 sites with a better three-month global Alexa traffic rank than Indlovu.wordpress.com. Search engines refer about 42% of visits to it, and visitors to it spend approximately 78 seconds on each pageview and a total of two minutes on the site during each visit. We estimate that 68% of its visitors are in the US, where it has attained a traffic rank of 420,158. About 85% of visits to Indlovu.wordpress.com consist of only one pageview …

ALEXA

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Matt Parnell has an interesting method of speeding up his apt-get downloads by utilising the axel downloader.

A shell  script appropriately called apt-fast is available from the link above.

Here is what Matt has to say about the project:

The apt-fast script I have created is a little shellscript that increases the speed of apt-get by many times. You need to have the axel download accelerator installed, which is a simple, short process, but everything else is extremely straight forward. I started out downloading the upgrades for Kubuntu, at 32kb/s. Not terrible, but not that great. When I was done with the script here, I was getting up to ~850kb/s. That is great, huh?

To do this, you first need to download and install the axel download accelerator. It is really a good drop-in replacement for wget, as it is bash based. Once installed, we are ready to setup apt-fast. On K/Ubuntu apt-get install axel should do it.

Then, either find a package somewhere (or install it from a repo if one of them has it), or just download the latest apt-fast source from the link mentioned at the top of this post. Then, just place the script somewhere (/usr/bin or /usr/sbin is ideal), rename it to apt-fast (without the .sh extension), and sudo chmod +x apt-fast.

Once done, just use it like apt-get. To install a single package, make sure your database is up to date (apt-fast update), and run apt-fast install packagenamehere. Watch it download with incredible speed, and install your requested packages. To upgrade or dist-upgrade, do the same thing. Just use apt-fast dist-upgrade or apt-fast upgrade. That’s all there is to it!

Should your download stall for any number of reasons, you’ll need to do an apt-fast clean.

U8UNTU eLXR

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