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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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Phrank deserves an award for coming up with this hack.  NoCompiz uses Compiz-switch, a simple program that turns Compiz off if it is on and vice-versa.
NoCompiz will take one input – the name of a program – Turn off Compiz, run the program, then turn Compiz back on when the program exits.
This is very useful when you’re running Compiz all the time, but want to switch to a full-screen 3D game for awhile and not have to worry about Compiz messing with the game.

Just download noCompiz, unzip, and run the Install.sh installer from within Nautilus.
Download NoCompiz

edit the menu entry of the programme you want to toggle.

eg, nocompiz kdenlive

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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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GM-notify

A simple and lightweight highly Ubuntu Lucid  integrated GMail Notifier which takes advantages of  notify-osd and indicator-applet. Because of this it will not run with older Ubuntu versions.

Option  to select a sound when new incoming mail, a must-have for Gmail users.

Installing from a terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gm-notify-maintainers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gm-notify

GM-Notify on Launchpad

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Limewire for Ubuntu

Limewire, a P2P file sharing application is now available for Linux. Thanks to the Khattam blog, for spotting this.

The deb can be downloaded from Official Limewire Website or Click here for Direct Download.

After downloading it, if you double click it (LimeWireLinux.deb), you may get the following error:

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: sun-java6-jre|icedtea-java7-jre|sun-java6-jdk|icedtea-java7-jdk

This can be solved by either adding/enabling the Lucid Partner Repository for sun-java6-jre or by modifying LimeWireLinux.deb to be satisfied with openjdk-6-jre.

More instructions from Khattam

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Here is a good way to copy and share websites in your community. Remember, not everybody has unlimited and uncapped bandwidth, and we not all running the same speed either.

Sharing websites offline helps to bridge the gap.

Don’t wait until you are  so far ahead that you can’t relate to your neighbour.

Ubuntu is more than just a linux distribution, it is a philosophy about humanity.

sudo apt-get install webhttrack

http://www.httrack.com/

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rsget downloader

rsget.pl is a powerful perl application designed to retrieve files from download services (like RapidShare, MegaUpload and many more).
It has a long list of features implemented already and even longer TODO list.

If you already know you want it, grab latest tarball from downloads and read where to start.

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