Tuesday, August 14, 2012

AmaroK 2.6.0 Has New Features for iPod, iPad and iPhone

AmaroK 2.6.0, a music player for Linux and Unix with an intuitive interface, has been announced by the AmaroK development team.

After a development period of over seven months, the new Amarok version is finally here with a wealth of new features and improvements.

AmaroK 2.6.0 Highlights:

• A complete overhaul of the iPod, iPad and iPhone has been done, including solid support for device playlists;
• Transcoding for iPod-like and USB Mass Storage devices is now supported;
• The Free Music Chart service is now activated by default;
• Embedded Cover support for Ogg and Flac files has been added;
• Album Art support for tracks on the filesystem and USB Mass Storage devices has been added;
• Numerous bug-fixes.

A complete list of changes can be found in the official announcement

 Download AmaroK 2.6.0

Evolution Ready for Testing

Evolution, a complete solution that provides integrated mail, address book and calendaring functionality to users of the GNOME desktop environment, is now at version

Highlights of Evolution

· Various mail formatter and highlighter improvements have been implemented;
· Improvements to user documentation have been implemented;
· CompEditor has been disabled when saving changes;
· Template files are now used to generate GEnumClass types;
· A few more memory leaks have been fixed;
· Creating and deleting remote resources is now supported;
· All GDK threads usage have been removed;
· Building against WebKitGtk+ 1.9.6 has been fixed;
· Improvements to user documentation have been implemented.

Download Evolution

How To Install Nvidia Unix Driver 304.37 In Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/Linux Mint 13

Another stable version of the Nvidia driver for Linux has been made available recently fixing many bugs and adding support for more GPUs which are as follows:

  • GeForce GTX 680M
  • Quadro K1000M
  • Quadro K2000M
  • Tesla K10
You can check here what have been fixed and added in this latest release. In this tutorial we will show you how to install Nvidia Unix Driver 304.37 under Ubuntu/Linux Mint. For other Linux distributions, not supporting PPA installation, you can install the driver manually as described below.

Nvidia Unix Driver 304.37 Installation

Open the terminal under Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/Linux Mint 13 or older and install the Nvidia driver with these commands:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install nvidia-current nvidia-settings

Then reboot your system to finish the installation. For manual installation, you can follow these instructions:

  • 32-bit/i386 systems:
cd /tmp

wget -O NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.37.run http://goo.gl/qUAr2

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.37.run

sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-304.37.run

  • 64-bit/amd 64 systems:
cd /tmp

wget -O NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.37.run http://goo.gl/iqLyE

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.37.run

sudo sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.37.run

BackTrack 5 R3

Offensive Security has released BackTrack 5 R3, an updated version of the project's Ubuntu-based distribution with a collection of security and forensics tools: "The time has come to refresh our security tool arsenal - BackTrack 5 R3 has been released. R3 focuses on bug fixes as well as the addition of over 60 new tools – several of which were released in BlackHat and Defcon 2012. A whole new tool category was populated - 'Physical Exploitation', which now includes tools such as the Arduino IDE and libraries, as well as the Kautilya Teensy payload collection. Together with our usual KDE and GNOME, 32/64-bit ISO images, we have released a single VMware Image (GNOME, 32-bit)." Here is the full release announcement. Download: BT5R3-GNOME-32.iso (3,142MB, MD5, torrent), BT5R3-KDE-32.iso (3,172MB, MD5, torrent), BT5R3-GNOME-64.iso (3,153MB, MD5, torrent), BT5R3-KDE-64.iso (3,194MB, MD5, torrent).