Humble Indie Bundle 3 is here folks! Grab your copy of 5 really good, cross platform, DRM free, Indie games at the price you decide! If initial statistics are any indication, Humble Indie Bundle 3 is going to be an even bigger success. 

Humble Indie Bundle3
I recently noticed a strange bug while using Chromium web browser in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal powered laptops and netbooks(Intel platform). There is an immediate spike in power usage whenever Chromium is running.

Chromium Causing Increase in Laptop Power Usage
Google+ is Google's latest venture into social networking space. You all know that already. But what does it really do differently when compared to Facebook? Well, the video below is probably the simplest answer to that. Watch and enjoy.

what is google plus
Joli OS 1.2 is a very interesting project. It is basically an Ubuntu based Linux distro optimized to work in netbooks and other older computer hardware. When you think about it, there is not much choice for netbook users as far as Linux distros are concerned. Joli OS is among the rare few. But is it really the best OS available for netbooks out there? Lets find out.

jolios 1.2 review
Firefox 8 recently found its way into the nightly build channel. According to a recent study by, Firefox 8 is already 20% faster than Firefox 5 in almost every metric and has got a drastically reduced memory footprint as well.

Install Firefox 8 in Ubuntu via PPA
Prey is an open source application that will help you track and find your device, let it be your Ubuntu powered laptop or Android smartphone, if it ever gets stolen. Ofcourse the person who stole the device will have to boot and connect it to the internet somehow for Prey to work.

Prey for Ubuntu
Online file storage is a pressing issue these days for users on any platform. To make things easier for Linux users among you, we have already published an article featuring top Dropbox alternatives for Linux few weeks ago. Based on the feedback we got from our readers, we have decided to feature a few more of those which were not included in the original list. So here they are, 5 more Dropbox alternatives for Linux recommended by you.

5 dropbox alternatives
As part of our effort in giving Linux games category its due share, here is our second post featuring some really good games for Linux. If it was about top RTS games for Linux before, now its time for some fast paced first-person shooter(FPS) games for Linux. Quick collection of 10 FPS games for Linux((in no particular order) every Linux gamer should be aware of.

top fps games for linux
Google CEO Larry Page has just dropped a bombshell. Along with the quarterly earnings report, co-founder and the new CEO of Google, Larry Page, presented a huge cache of statistics and data that are simply mind blowing. And he have even published the whole report as a status update in his Google+ profile as well.

Google+ has over 10M users
Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 2 is released already and the changes we expected to see in Ubuntu 11.10 is slowly starting to show up. Among other things, the most important change is the arrival of GNOME 3.0 stack. Ubuntu is not based on GNOME 2.x anymore. Most of the default Ubuntu themes have been ported to GNOME 3.0 and lot of other things are changing as well. Read our detailed Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 2 review.

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 2
Most of you must have heard about PinguyOS already, one of my favourite among Ubuntu derivatives. Now, they have released another version of PinguyOS called Ping-Eee OS which is supposedly optimized for small screen netbooks. Interestingly, the release coincided with my purchase of Linux pre installed Acer Aspire One D260 netbook. I was not really impressed by the default Linpus Lite OS that came with it and decided to give Ping-Eee OS a spin in my newly acquired Intel Atom powered Acer Aspire One netbook.

Ping-Eee OS review
DAISHO is a good productivity software for Windows, Mac and Linux. There is a free version called Daisho Basic for Windows and Mac, but many advanced features requires you to buy DAISHO Professional edition. But Daisho for Linux is completely free of charge.

DAISHO Productivity Software for Linux
According to Microsoft, Google's Android OS is infringing on many of its patents and hence those manufacturers who use Android for their devices owe royalties to Microsoft. But the intriguing fact is that, instead of suing Google itself for infringing on its patents, Microsoft is finding it easy to sue or threaten smaller firms which don't have the financial muscle to fight a legal battle with the Redmond troll giant. Following is the list of companies who are already paying royalties or being sued by Microsoft for using Android.

Companies That Pay Microsoft Royalties for Using Android
Except for some really casual games for Linux and the best of paid games for Linux collection, games for Linux and Ubuntu is a category we haven't yet really covered here at all. That is going to change from now on. Here is a quick list of 10 real time strategy(RTS) games for Linux(mostly open-source) in no particular order. Please keep in mind that, I haven't tried them all by myself and many of the games are in the list because of the good reviews they received from users elsewhere. So here they are, read on.

top 10 rts games for linux
This is one of the advantages of having an open device running an open OS. ASUS Eee Transformer Pad is already among the fastest selling Android tablets out there and it is powered by latest Android 3.0 Honeycomb OS. YouTube user lilstevie89 have managed to install and run Ubuntu 11.04's classic GNOME desktop in his ASUS transformer TF101.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Running Ubuntu 11.04
In my opinion, one area where successive Ubuntu releases continuously under-performed is on the overall system performance front. Every new Ubuntu release feels more and more bloated, especially so with latest Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. I was quite taken aback by fact that, even the so called Ubuntu "derivatives" like Pinguy OS and Elementary OS were a lot slicker than the original Ubuntu. Having said that, Unity is still very young and I believe it will become vastly improved by the time of next Ubuntu LTS release. But what all can we do to significantly improve overall performance of Ubuntu Unity right now? Lets explore.

Nautilus Elementary Ambiance GTK theme by simplygreat is perhaps the most beautiful mod of default Ubuntu Ambiance theme. We have featured it already in our top themes for Ubuntu 11.04 post. Few things have changed lately and the latest Nautilus Elementary Ambiance theme now comes with a PPA. Installation has now become a breeze.

Nautilus Elementary Ambiance Theme Adds PPA