XBMC gets renamed to Kodi.
Aug. 2, 2014, 11:34 a.m. by Amith KK

The popular media center XBMC, which started out as a media center for the Xbox, finally got renamed to Kodi Entertainment Centre from version 14("Helix") onwards. The rename was inveitable since the name XBMC no longer makes sense as it barely runs on the Original Xbox, and also because there would be legal issues in having xbox in its name. ...

A reminder: Two more days to retrieve your Ubuntu One files
July 29, 2014, 7:53 a.m. by Amith KK

Ubuntu One had been shutdown quite a while back, and Canonical provided a 3 month window for users to retrieve their data, and that window ends on the 31st of this month. So, if you haven't already, retrieve your files.

Opera Linux has system border support, more stable than ever
July 17, 2014, 11:25 a.m. by Roland Taylor

Well, kind of. As of the latest release, 24.0.1558.3, Opera on Linux has support for system borders, but it seems to only work if you are running under a session other than Unity. Also, Under Unity, you still get right aligned Window controls no matter what setting you've chosen. This should be terribly hard to get used to, but it ...

Audacity, FFMpeg and Libav
June 5, 2014, 12:16 p.m. by Roland Taylor

Audiophiles on Ubuntu, breathe a collective sigh of relief. After much frustration, there is finally a solution to the lack of FFMpeg support in Audacity. Apparently, the problem lay not in Debian/Ubuntu's move from FFMpeg to the much contested fork, but in Audacity's own usage of an outdated version of FFMpeg. However, a new patch has landed, and will be ...

What Articles Would You Like to Read?
May 10, 2014, 1:06 p.m. by Nathan Osman

Here at 2buntu, we have a single goal: to bring relevant news, tips, and tutorials to you, the reader. In order to do that, we search the Internet for content that we believe would be valuable reading material for the typical Ubuntu user. Sometimes we throw in some of our own experience for good measure. One of the things that ...

Flappy Gnome: A Flappy Bird Clone (And Tutorial) In Vala
May 9, 2014, 10:02 a.m. by Roland Taylor

If you are mourning the loss of Flappy Bird, and the abject lack of clones (okay, I'm being sarcastic, I admit), then mourn no more! Robert Roth, a Gnome developer, has created a usable clone (in Vala) for the Linux desktop. Along with that, he's written a tutorial for fellow coders (integral with the code as comments). The entire application ...

8 Days Left To Support Project Gooseberry!
April 30, 2014, 10:14 p.m. by Roland Taylor

You may (or may not) have heard, but the Blender Foundation (and many from around the world) are working on what will be the first feature open feature film! I won't bother to go into a myriad of details, but I will say this: Project Gooseberry Needs You! If you can donate, do it! All the information you need is ...

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Released
April 17, 2014, 9:09 a.m. by Nathan Osman

Today is an exciting day for Ubuntu users: Ubuntu 14.04 ("Trusty Tahr") has been released. Not only is Trusty a new release, it's also an LTS (long term support) release. Trusty will continue to be supported well into 2019. The official list of supported flavors includes: Edubuntu Kubuntu Lubuntu Mythbuntu Ubuntu GNOME Ubuntu Kylin Ubuntu Studio Xubuntu What's New Here's ...

The New 2buntu
April 16, 2014, 6:43 a.m. by

Today is an exciting day for 2buntu. The 2buntu team has been hard at work behind the scenes working on something amazing. Today, one day before the release of Trusty, we are pleased to unveil the new 2buntu. This article is going to be quite long and detailed since we have a number of new and exciting things to announce. ...

The Heartbleed Bug
April 7, 2014, 9:18 p.m. by Nathan Osman

OpenSSL is one of the most ubiquitous components in a secure network environment. In fact, chances are good that if you accessed the Internet today your browser communicated with a number of servers running OpenSSL. Today, an announcement was made describing a critical flaw in the OpenSSL source code. The Problem According to (which goes into quite a bit ...

Canonical shuts down Ubuntu One.
April 3, 2014, 10:08 p.m. by Amith KK

Ubuntu's CEO, Jane Silber, in her blog post on the Canonical blog has announced that Ubuntu One, Canonical's online storage solution is being shut down. Since this was posted on the 2nd of April, I thought it was a late April Fool's joke, alas! It was not. Ubuntu One will be available until June 1, but as of Wednesday, customers ...

Canonical Announces Smart Watch
March 31, 2014, 9:20 p.m. by Nathan Osman

Yes folks, the future is here. Today, Canonical announced the Ubuntu Smart Watch. This tiny little gadget allows you to take the world's most popular Linux distribution around with you on your sleeve. Use your favorite Ubuntu application while you're on the go without carrying around a bulky phone in your pocket. The following picture of the new device was ...

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