Monday, April 29, 2013

Rdio install the client on Ubuntu Linux

A few days after arriving in Italy Play in Spotify and Google Music arrives in the beautiful country Rdio music streaming platform based on a database of over 18 million songs.
Rdio offers the user the ability to listen in high quality all available tracks (many also of Italian artists) all of them can be managed by a graphical user interface simple and functional, and above all without advertising. Once you create an account we can use the service for 6 months at the end of which, or abandon the service or we can choose one of two services: 4,99 euro per month will allow us to have unlimited streaming via the web while 9.99 € we can also download music from mobile devices through dedicated mobile application.
Rdio is also available for Ubuntu Linux to the dedicated client with which we can access the service directly from our desktop. In addition, the client offers full integration with Unity, you can manage the player from SoundMenu and also we will also have available a quicklist in the link in the Launcher.
Simple and functional the client Rdio for Ubuntu in the future will support the new service Vdio for playing video straming always high quality. In order to use the Rdio client on Ubuntu Linux and we have derived an account free or premium Rdio just connect to activate on this page.
To Install Rdio install the client on Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04 and Mint 15/14/13 , Open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

  • sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sgringwe/rdio
  • sudo apt-get update
  • sudo apt-get install rdio
once installed Rdio just start it and enter the account to access the service.
As an alternative to Rdio we can also install Nuvola Player client that also supports Rdio and also provides an excellent integration of Ubuntu Linux.

Install the Italian Radio on Radio Tray in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring

Radio Tray is one of the most popular Linux users to listen to web radio directly from your Linux distribution. Special features of Radio Tray is to be easy to use and non-invasive because once you start going to add an applet in our panel and from there we will be able to add and manage categories for our favorite web radio.
It supports most popular formats such as m3u. pls ess being written in python we can install any Linux desktop environment such as Gnome Shell, KDE, Xfce, LXDE Cinnamon, etc. Mate DE. In recent years lffl has provided a PPA which allowed to install Radio Tray with already a collection of the major Italian radio such as Radio Rai, Radio Deejay, Radio 105, etc..
Given the many demands of the deb packages we decided to make an exception to the rule that does not give the packages but the list with the web radio constantly updated so that it can be installed in any Linux distribution.
I also remember that you can create a list with your favorite web radio by placing links that can be found for example from this portal.
To install the Italian Radio on Radio Tray in Ubuntu, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, etc. the first thing to do is to install Radio Tray application usually found in the repositories of major Linux distributions.
For Ubuntu, for example, just start Ubuntu or Ubuntu Software Center Apps Directory once installed the Radio Tray are moving and we will find the list of various foreign web radio.
What we need to do is to close Radio Tray and start the terminal and type:
  • wget
  • mv bookmarks.xml ~/.local/share/radiotray
Once this is done reboot Radio Tray Italian Radio and here are collected in categories.
If you have any web radio that does not work you can report it, correct it promptly list it so that it remains up to date and running. To update the list, just repeat the above procedure.

Skolelinux 7.0 Alpha 0

Petter Reinholdtsen has announced the availability of the initial alpha build of Skolelinux (a project also known as "Debian-Edu"), a distribution designed for schools and based on the upcoming release of Debian GNU/Linux 7.0: "The Debian-Edu / Skolelinux project is still going strong and made its first 'Wheezy'-based release today. This is an updated and slightly improved version compared to the 'Squeeze release'. Software updates: everything which is new in Debian 'Wheezy', including Linux kernel 3.2.x, KDE 4.8.4, GNOME 3.4 and LXDE 4 desktop environments (KDE is installed by default), Iceweasel web browser 10, LibreOffice 3.5.4, LTSP 5.4.2, GOsa 2.7.4, CUPS print system 1.5.3 GCompris educational toolbox 12.01, Rosegarden music creator 12.04, GIMP image editor 2.8.2, Celestia virtual universe 1.6.1, Stellarium virtual stargazer 0.11.3, Scratch visual programming environment" Read the rest of the release announcement for further information and related links. Download: debian-edu~7.0+edu0~a0-CD.iso (651MB, MD5).

ExTiX 13

Arne Exton has announced the release of ExTiX 13, a remastered Ubuntu with a customised GNOME 3.6 desktop environment: "ExTiX 13 64-bit is a remaster of Ubuntu 13.04. The original system includes the Unity desktop. After removing Unity I have installed GNOME 3.6.3 and Cairo-Dock 3.2.1. The system language is English. My special kernel 3.8.0-19 corresponds to's stable kernel 3.8.8. Among many other programs, LibreOffice, Firefox, Thunderbird, Brasero, VLC, GIMP and win32 codecs are installed. In addition Java and all necessary additions in order to install programs from source are also installed. All programs have been updated to the latest available stable version as of April 28, 2013. One big difference between Ubuntu and ExTiX - there is a password for root (and you can log in as root to GNOME after an installation to hard drive)." Visit the distribution's home page to read the rest of the release announcement. Download: extix13-64bit.iso (1,204MB, MD5).