OpenShot is already among the most popular video editing application among Ubuntu users. Although there are good alternatives like Kdenlive in Ubuntu, OpenShot video editor is fast catching up. PiTiVi is another contender which recently became one among the default applications for Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid Lynx". But in a OpenShot vs PiTiVi battle, I would definitely rate OpenShot a notch higher.

How to download YouTube videos in Ubuntu is probably among the first things a newbie Ubuntu user will ask for. There are simply a number of application to do the same, but there is an even better way. Downloading YouTube videos is Ubuntu is not the right keyword, you can actually copy-paste the YouTube video. As simple as that. Lets see how.
This is something I always asked myself. How is Google Chrome different from Chromium. Apart from the logo, there is hardly any difference visually between the two. So I decided to dig further. Here are some of the interesting facts you should know.

Nautilus is the default file browser in Ubuntu and Nautilus Elementary is a patched version of Nautilus with an emphasis for simplicity. The whole idea originated during the 100 paper cuts for Ubuntu Karmic and it was stated that the menu and columns are too big and take away precious real estate. But the idea never took off and in its place came Nautilus Elementary. Also read: Nautilus Elementary in Ubuntu Maverick, A Quick Review.

Have you guys already forgot Pidgin. I hope not. For starters Pidgin used to be the default IM client in Ubuntu up until Ubuntu Karmic was released. Then it was replaced by Empathy as you must have already noticed. Pidgin 2.7 was recently released with a number of improvements and bug fixes. Let's see how to install Pidgin 2.7 in Ubuntu Lucid and Ubuntu Karmic.
The guys behind such amazing works like Elephants DreamBig Buck Bunny and Yo Frankie! is yet again in the news. Blender foundation recently released the trailer of their next open movie, Sintel. And it looks super hot. Watch and enjoy.
Google Chrome extensions pool is growing and growing fast. Firefox has been the primary tool for web developers for a long time now. Tools like Firebug in Firefox has taken cult status among web developers. But things are slowly changing now and a number of good alternatives for Firefox web developer extensions can be found among Google Chrome extensions too. Top 12 Google Chrome extensions for web developers.

Anil Gupta is on the hunt for the developing world's unsung inventors -- indigenous entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hidden by poverty, could change many people's lives. He shows how the Honey Bee Network helps them build the connections they need -- and gain the recognition they deserve. Anil Gupta's speech at TED is a true eye opener.
In our previous post, we discussed how mainstream media is adopting linux('Stop using Windows, Use Ubuntu instead'). And a lot of people started complaining how not-user-friendly Linux really is. Before saying such far fetched statements, one thing they all need to consider is this, Linux!=Windows!

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Evilwm folks, you will love it. A twitter desktop client that is completely controlled from Terminal. Twidge is a command line twitter desktop client for Linux. It's feature rich and obviously easy to use.

Can you believe it!! A mainstream media house proudly adopting a Linux distro. That's just WOW! I have been using Linux for the past 3-4 years and I have never seen such an encouraging article. Linux is truly going places.

Most of you might have already installed the brand new Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. I did too. But here is something I would really like to know from you guys. I tried upgrading the whole distro 2 times before and failed miserably. It took a heck lot of time and post installation issues were simply overwhelming.

This is something I have never heard of. I was trying to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu and in the download page a small note came into my notice. It goes something like this "Installing Google Chrome will add the Google repository so your system will automatically keep Google Chrome up to date".

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS codenamed "Lucid Lynx" is released and is easily the best Ubuntu release ever. With its groundbreaking innovations and improvements, Lucid has become the distro of choice for many. We have already seen how to install 13 stunning Bisigi themes in Ubuntu Lucid. Here is some more eyecandy coming your way. Collection of 16 beautiful Ubuntu 10.04 wallpapers from around the web.

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Jan Mette, one among the biggest contributors to Arch Linux and co-founder and leader of Chakra-Project, passed away. Jan was a major contributor to the Arch Linux community, the creator of KDEmod and a founding member of the Chakra team. We at Tech Drive-in express our deepest condolences to his family and friends and the Chakra Team. This is not just a loss to the Arch Linux users, this is a huge loss to the entire free software community itself.

Gnome themes by Bisigi has always been a cut above the rest. Add to it the ease of installation via dedicated repositories. And now, a stable version of Ubuntu Lucid repository is available. Follow the post to install 13 stunning themes for Ubuntu Lucid, Karmic in just two steps.
[Edit: Bisigi Themes Introduced Brand New Eco Theme.] 

This is a among the first things I do after installing Ubuntu . And since Ubuntu 10.04 LTS has just released, there is no better time for a tutorial on how to display home/computer icons in Ubuntu desktop permanently. You can use applications like ubuntu-tweak to bring similar funtionality. But here, I am only tinkering with the existing settings to achieve the same instead of installing any new applications.