Showing posts from September, 2013

[NEWS] Xubuntu Saucy Salamander Beta 1 released

Xubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander is now in its beta stages. The development team is seeking people to test and identify bugs. To report a bug use the automatic crash reporting or run the application ubuntu-bug it that fails. Here's some of the highlights from this release: New version of xfce4-settings with a new dialog to set up your monitors Improved themes with Gtk3.8 support and bugfixes A new tool to change your theme colors, gtk-theme-config (not installed by default, yet) Updated version of Gnumeric The Beta 1 image can be downloaded here . The final released is due October 17, 2013. References Xubuntu Saucy Salamander Beta 1

[HOW TO] Install additional dictionaries for LibreOffice in Xubuntu

When LibreOffice is installed it comes with the English dictionary pre-installed (on a English installation). If you need a dictionary for a language other than English, follow this article. Install First we need to find the right package name. Open a terminal window and run: apt-cache search myspell This will list several myspell packages and in front of the name of the package a description will tell which language the package is for. Annotate the myspell package name. Now use sudo apt-get install MYSPELL_PACKAGE to install the package (replace MYSPELL_PACKAGE with the name determined before). Example for European Portuguese: sudo apt-get install myspell-pt-pt

[HOW TO] Install Viber in Xubuntu (64 bits)

Viber is a cross-platform application (iPhone, Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, Windows, Mac, Symbian, Nokia and Bada devices), that allows users to send text messages and make calls to other Viber users, all for free. Viber delivers its services over 3G or Wi-Fi networks and offers voice call with better quality than carrier networks. Unfortunately it is still not available for 32 bit systems. In this article we'll learn how to install Viber in 64 bit systems. Install (64 bits) Open a terminal window and run: wget -O viber64.deb && sudo dpkg -i viber64.deb && rm viber64.deb Usage Viber can be accessed via Applications Menu > Internet > viber or typing the following command: /opt/viber/Viber . When run for the first time, Viber will ask for your phone number and after you input it, Viber will send a confirmation code to your mobile phone. Use that code to finalize configuration. References Viber available for Lin