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Ubuntu Control Center Makes Using Ubuntu Easier

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-06-07-[17-29-03].png" />Users who are new to Ubuntu might find it somewhat difficult to configure. Today we take a look at using Ubuntu Control Center which makes managing different aspects of the system easier.

Lucid Lynx to Come Loaded with Ubuntu One Music Store

Ubuntu 10.04 (code name Lucid Lynx) will come loaded with the Ubuntu One music store. Rhythmbox will have the Ubuntu One music store integrated in it. It’ll also allow users to download purchased music to their local machine.

Install GIMP 2.7.1 on Lucid Lynx using PPA

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-03-14-[00-49-17].png" />GIMP lovers are going to be disappointed to hear that GIMP is going away in the next release of much awaited Ubuntu 10.04. Today we take a look at installing in on Lucid Lynx using PPA.

How to install Spotify in Ubuntu 9.10 using Wine

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-02-28-[19-54-50].jpg" />Spotify is arguably the best streaming music service available online. Spotify is available under Windows and Mac. However, by using Wine you can install Spotify to run on Ubuntu as well.

Install KDE 4.4 RC 2 on Ubuntu 9.10

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-02-01-[21-19-55].png" />If you install Ubuntu 9.10 the default desktop manager is Gnome. KDE is another desktop manager that you can use on your Ubuntu distro, and we’ll take a look at it here.

How To Change XSplash Themes in Ubuntu 9.10

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/Copy of sshot-2010-01-12-[18-32-28].png" />With every new release of Ubuntu, there's a new XSplash theme that comes in. Today we show you how to change it and also show you some cool themes you might want to add to your machine.

Shutter is a State of Art Screenshot Tool for Ubuntu

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-12-02-[00-14-20].png" />Shutter is a state of art screen shot capture for Linux and it's more than just a screen shot capturing tool. It comes with an editor and some basic scripts to edit and beautify the screen shots you take.

Backup Your Ubuntu Machine Easily with SBackup

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-11-03-[20-35-40].png" />Your computer's data is very critical and losing it can can occur due to variety of reasons. A complete (or even partial) backup of your system is always a good idea. SBackup is a tool that'll help you backup and restore data on your Ubuntu machine with utmost ease.

How to use Amarok to manage your iPod

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-10-[15-21-29].png" />Sometimes it can be difficult to manage your iPod in Linux without hacking iTunes on your Ubuntu machine. Today we take a look at using the popular music player Amarok to mange your iPod on Ubuntu.

Exaile 0.3.0 is a Music Player for Ubuntu

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-10-03-[01-57-15].png" />Multimedia is important component of an OS and Linux has plenty of options to handle multimedia, especially music. Exaile is a music manager and player for GTK+ written in Python and incorporates many features including support for several portable players.

Scribus is an Art Desktop Publishing Tool for Linux

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-09-14-[18-00-41].png" />Looking for a reliable desktop publishing application for Linux? Scribus is an exceptional solution for creating PDF documents and brings professional desktop printing to Linux systems.

OpenShot is Video Editing Software for Ubuntu

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-08-25-[21-49-02].png" />Video editing is an important aspect of our work. I was looking for some video editing solution for my Ubuntu machine and came across this useful piece of software which makes the editing of videos a very easy. The software is called OpenShot and is a free and open source solution for editing videos on Linux environment.

Avant Window Navigator for Ubuntu Linux

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-08-09-[16-21-03].png" />Avant Window Navigator (AWN) is an application launcher and dock which would redefine your Linux experience. The good part is it's highly customizable and hence will fit perfectly well with your Ubuntu theme. Let's see how to install and customize AWN on your Ubuntu machine.

Xmind is Mind Mapping Software for Linux, Mac, and Windows

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2009-07-15-[20-23-43].png" />Mind mapping software tools are an integral part of organization for both personal and professional use. A good mind mapping software application helps you map your thoughts sequentially and logically with precision and resourcefulness. Here we look at XMind 3 which is free mind mapping software that you can run on Linux, Mac, and Windows systems.