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How to fix XFCE4 Black & White Wallpaper

XFCE4 Wallpaper display in Black and White

After I switched some wallpapers manager apps I got the problem: XFCE4 Wallpaper only display in black and white. I have managed to fix the issue partially, by removing and reinstalling gdk-pixbuf and gdk-pixbuf2 – which I recall threw some errors during the system update. However, all custom (jpeg or png) wallpaper images are displayed in black and white once they are set as wallpaper.
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Ubuntu One Cloud Storage Service Will Shuting Down

Ubuntu One Cloud Storage Service Will Shuting Down

Yes, it’s not April’ Fool of 2014. Canonical has been confirm this new on their blog:

We are sorry to notify you that we will be shutting down the Ubuntu One file services, effective 1 June 2014. It is no longer possible to purchase storage or music from the Ubuntu One store. The Ubuntu One file services apps in the Ubuntu, Google, and Apple stores have been removed. As always, your content belongs to you. If you have already uploaded any content you can simply download your files onto your PC or an external hard drive. While the service will stop as of 1 June, you will have an additional two months (until 31 July 2014) to collect all of your content. After that date, all remaining content will be deleted.

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XBMC Media Center version 11 has been released

XBMC 11.0 Eden has been released
XBMC Media Center is a free and open source (GPL) digital media hub and HTPC (Home theater PC) software, available for Linux, OSX, iOS and Windows.After over a year since Dharma release, here comes the final stable release of XBMC 11.0 Eden.
XBMC 11 “Eden” has been released recently and comes with speed increases, better and simpler library, better unencrypted BluRay support, default skin improvements, better networking support, AirPlay support, upgraded weather service with geoip lookup and much more. The new version also brings support for Apple TV2 and iOS.

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Linux is on the rise in 2012

Linux is comming

Since the late 1990s, the Linux operating system has been available to consumers free of charge and easy to use. However there still remain many people who are sceptical about switching to this operating system so here are a few reasons to consider it. As already mentioned, it is free unlike Microsoft which asks users for a fee that can even be recurring. As well as this, Microsoft can only be used on one computer, whereas Linux can be used across as many different computers as required, with no charges incurred. If you are still not convinced, let’s have a look at some of the other advantages that the Linux operating system offers.
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How to install XBMC on Ubuntu 11.04

XBMC

XBMC
XBMC
is an award-winning free and open source (GPL) software media player and entertainment hub for digital media. XBMC is available for Linux, OSX, Windows, and the original Xbox. Since Ubuntu 11.04 natty was released, the XBMC team not has any updates to make it can install from repository. If you want install XBMC (current version is 10.1) on Ubuntu 11.04 (it’s still works well on Natty), let’s follows steps below:

  • Add Stable XBMC Team PPA in to Ubuntu Repository with
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:team-xbmc
  • Don’t update Ubuntu sources list, you will get errors and can’t install xbmc, just go to Update Manager > Settings > Other Software then edit ppa:team-xbmc from natty to maverick because the current PPA of XBMC Team not has natty packages.
  • Update the Ubuntu Repositories then install XBMC
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install xbmc

You can install XBMC on Ubuntu 11.04 too with Unstable of XMBC Team ppa:team-xbmc/unstable, but I’m not recommend you to do this, it’s has a lot of errors.
You can install another softwares like XBMC (in this time) on newest Ubuntu version.

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