June 22, 2014

Next Release Renamed To Freya

The next release elementary OS, until now codenamed Isis, has a new name : elementary OS Freya.

The OS releases are named after mythological deities and beings ( Jupiter, Luna ).

According to the developers :

While Isis worked well, there is currently an active militant group in Iraq and Syria commonly known as "ISIS" (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). elementary obviously has no ties to that group—and we don't think people will get us confused—but we want to both recognize the ongoing turmoil and choose a less controversial name.

Freya is a Norse goddess of love and beauty.


Is Freya Released Yet?

June 1, 2014

Lubuntu Software Center

Lubuntu Software Center is a user-friendly, fast and light-weight alternative for Software Center.
It was especially optimised for Lubuntu, a light-weight distro based on Ubuntu.

To install open a Terminal and type :

sudo apt-get install lubuntu-software-center

or use Software Center....

The default view :

There are three tabs at the top: Get Software, Installed Software, and Apps Basket.

If you want to add an application, click the button Add to the Apps Basket :

The Information button will show a description with a screenshot and reviews.

The Apps Basket with the packages to be installed :

Discard button will empty the Apps Basket.

Removing installed software :

Keyboard Shortcuts For Window Placement

There are a number of keyboard shortcuts in System Settings > Keyboard > Windows, but to add more of them you will need a tool called dconf-editor.

To install this tool open a Terminal and copy/paste next line :

sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Applications > dconf Editor

Navigate to org > gnome > desktop > wm > keybindings

We are going to add keyboard shortcuts to place windows in these different directions :

Keys that are used : Super ( Windows ) and Keypad numbers.

Assign the following shortcuts :