Monday, August 27, 2012

Install Full PainTown 3.6.0 From PPA On Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13

PainTown is an amazing 2D fighting game having similarities with old video games like Streets of Rage and Double Dragon. The player can choose from many characters taken from other games such as Ryu, Legend, Akuma, Mandy, Goku, Donatello, Blanka, Maxima, Kula, etc. You can play the game using your keyboard or joystick with the possibility to create custom levels and animations.

The owner of PainTown provides the installation of the game from PPA without data, which can be downloaded manually. So, I downloaded all game files and uploaded them in one package to our custom PPA so that you get a smooth installation. Before installing the game, you can see this video showing gameplay:
PainTown 3.6.0 Installation

To install PainTown 3.6.0 on Ubuntu 12.04/12.04/11.10 or Linux Mint 13, open the terminal and run the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:upubuntu-com/games
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install paintown

You can now start the game from the Unity dash:

Or start it from the terminal with this command:


Game Home Pages


Klaus Knopper has announced the release of KNOPPIX 7.0.4, a Debian-based live distribution with LXDE as the default desktop and a separate edition for visually impaired computer users: "Version 7.0.4 of KNOPPIX is based on the usual picks from Debian 'stable' and newer desktop packages from Debian 'testing' and Debian 'unstable'. It uses Linux kernel 3.4.9 and X.Org 7.7 (core 1.12.3) for supporting current computer hardware. Optional 64-bit Linux kernel via boot option 'knoppix64'; bug-fix update for 7.0.3 - the APT database now contains all necessary data in order to directly install software via Synaptic; LibreOffice 3.5.4, Chromium 21.0.1180.75 and Iceweasel 10.0.6; LXDE (default) with PCManFM 1.0 file manager, KDE 4.7.4, GNOME 3.4." Read the rest of the release announcement for information about the Adriane edition, as well as a complete list of boot options. Download the English or German variants from here: KNOPPIX_V7.0.4CD-EN.iso (695MB, MD5), KNOPPIX_V7.0.4DVD-EN.iso (3,895MB, MD5), KNOPPIX_V7.0.4CD-DE.iso (695MB, MD5), KNOPPIX_V7.0.4DVD-DE.iso (3,895MB, MD5).

Scientific Linux 6.3 "Live"

Urs Beyerle has announced the release of live CD and DVD images for Scientific Linux 6.3: "Scientific Linux 6.3 LiveCD, LiveMiniCD and LiveDVD are officially released. They are available in 32-bit and 64-bit variants and come with following window managers: LiveMiniCD - IceWM; LiveCD - GNOME; LiveDVD - GNOME, KDE, IceWM. Software was added from rpmforge, epel and elrepo (see EXTRA SOFTWARE) to include additional file system support (NTFS, ReiserFS), secure network connection (OpenVPN, VPNC, PPTP), file system tools (dd_rescue, ddrescue, GParted, gDisk), and better multimedia support (FFmpeg, Flash). Changes since 6.2: add boot parameter eject which ejects CD/DVD at shutdown." See the full release announcement for more details. Links to download the live CD and DVD images: SL-63-i386-LiveCD.iso (698MB, SHA256), SL-63-i386-LiveDVD.iso (2,308MB, SHA256)., SL-63-x86_64-LiveCD.iso (695MB, SHA256), SL-63-x86_64-LiveDVD.iso (2,348MB, SHA256).

Semplice Linux 3.0 Beta 1

Eugenio Paolantonio has announced the availability of the first beta release of Semplice Linux 3.0, a lightweight Debian-based ("unstable" branch) distribution with Openbox: "The Semplice project is proud to announce the immediate release of Semplice Linux 3.0 Beta 1, the third development release of the 3.0 series. What has changed? We have an armel port now, we currently do not provide images, but you can already install it starting from a Debian 'sid' bootstrap. Also, our already-awesome installer just got better: it now has a graphical front-end. After high demand, Semplice 3.0 Beta 1 is now shipping uGet by default. We have a decent task manager now, LXTask; core boot files are now cached, so you get faster booting." Here is the brief release announcement. Download (MD5): semplice_3.0beta1_222.0.iso (532MB), semplice64_3.0beta1_222.0.iso (529MB).

wattOS R6

Biff Baxter has announced the release of wattOS R6, a lightweight and energy-efficient, Ubuntu-based Linux distribution (with LXDE) designed for older computers: "wattOS R6 is based on Ubuntu 12.04.1 and the latest updates from the repositories. It is a simple and fast desktop that will likely bring your old computer back to; updated all packages to latest 12.04.1 version; updated to Linux kernel 3.2; changed to VLC for video player; added Xfburn for simple fast CD-ROM and image creation; updated all power management utilities; updated Jupiter and included the latest powertop and Xfce power manage; changed from Midori browser to Chromium with Flash support; added LXFinder - a simple search utility; added LXScreenshot utility...." Read the rest of the release announcement for more information. Download: wattOS-R6x86.iso (675MB, MD5), wattOS-R6-AMD64.iso (695MB, MD5).

Audacity 2.0.2 Released, Installation From PPA Available For Ubuntu 12.04/Linux Mint 13

Audacity 2.0.2 is the latest version that has been released recently bringing more improvements and bug fixes. This powerful audio editor and recorder has known some more features and changes compared to the previous version, here are some of the notable changes in this latest stable release:

  • Duration controls when generating at a point now default to hh:mm:ss + milliseconds format. Selection Toolbar also defaults to that format on first installation or resetting preferences.
  •     Toolbars visual improvements:
  •         "Snap To" in Selection Toolbar now has an explanatory tooltip
  •         Device Toolbar tooltips now display the selected device
  •         Increased default width of Device Toolbar and Meter Toolbar.
  •     Improvements and some bug fixes to Nyquist effects, including:
  •         Delay (new option to prevent duration change)
  •         Sample Data Export (new "L-R on Same Line" layout option)
  •         Risset Drum (new "Amplitude" slider).
  •     Importing a labels file writes the file name to the name of the Label Track, and exporting a labels file offers the name of the last Label Track in the project.
  •     Removed the "Audio cache" option from Directories Preferences due to frequent crash reports. All data operations will now be written to disk and not to RAM.
  •     Removed the FFmpeg "On-Demand" option from Libraries Preferences (this fixes Audacity not building if configured --without-ffmpeg).
  •     Compilation: Progress on making the Modules feature mainstream. Modules can now be individually enabled and disabled in Preferences. 

To see the full release notes of Audacity 2.0.2, you can go here.

  Audacity 2.0.2 Installation

To install Audacity 2.0.2 from PPA on Ubuntu 12.04 or Linux Mint 13, open the terminal and run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/vlc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install audacity

PPA credits go to Nate Muench.