Google Play Music

Google Play Music is finally available in Portugal! I will show how to set up upload your music in Ubuntu using the Google Music Manager. Installing Google Play Music Manager in Ubuntu wget -q -O - https://dl-ssl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | \ sudo apt-key add - sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/musicmanager/deb/ stable \ main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google.list' sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install google-musicmanager-beta I had trouble with the version installed via ppa, it was always crashing after opening up.
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FavApps: FileZilla

FileZilla is a full-featured FTP client with an easy-to-use GUI. It is written in C++ and uses the wxWidgets library. FileZilla includes the following features: Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) IPv6 support Available in more than 40 languages Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB Easy to use Site Manager and transfer queue Bookmarks Drag & drop support Speed limits Filename filters Directory comparison Network configuration wizard Remote file editing Keep-alive HTTP/1.
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FavApps: BeyondPod Podcast Manager

Full featured Podcast Manager (podcatcher) and RSS feed reader. Subscribe to RSS/Atom feeds, download, listen or watch podcasts directly on your device. Google Reader integration, flexible download scheduler and many more. After using Google Listen for my podcast needs from the start, after Google discontinued it BeyondPod as been my daily podcast manager. I specially like is scheduler options to keep my playlist fresh. I’m also using my b3caster podcast server to keep all my feeds in one place.
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FavApps: GCstar Collections Manager

GCstar is an application for managing your collections. It supports many types of collections, including movies, books, games, comics, stamps, coins, and many more. You can even create your own collection type for whatever unique thing it is that you collect. Detailed information on each item can be automatically retrieved from the internet and you can store additional data, such as the location or who you’ve lent it to. You may also search and filter your collection by many criteria.
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FavApps: franco.Kernel updater

A well established top-100 paid app with one of the highest ratings in that top. It combines a series of powerful tools to manage your device with your favorite kernel, specially with franco.Kernel.

I use franco.Kernel at quite some time. The app to control to change the kernel setting is payed, but it is a great app and you support the developer. Here are my current settings, based on osm0sis.

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FavApps: syncBackup

Ubuntu Software Center It takes advantage of the delta-transfer algorithm, which reduces the amount of data sent over the network by sending only the differences between the source files and the existing files in the destination. Create custom profiles and save each configuration independently. Simple control of source and destination rules, register directories or files to be skipped, access remote location using SSH protocol and more. I’ve been using syncBackup basically since it was the app pick in The Linux Action Show.
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Install AOKP in Galaxy Nexus

This is how I install a new ROM in my Galaxy Nexus, backing up all my apps and settings, and allowing a recover to my current state in case of something goes wrong. I have root and have been using XenonHD (Android 4.2.1). I’m going back to AOKP, so I decided to post how I prepare my phone for a new ROM. Backing up your device Backup using Titanium Backup Backup Nova Launcher settings Backup SMS using SMS Backup & Restore Reboot into recovery (I have ClockworkMod Recovery v6.
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FavApps: Terminator

Ubuntu Software Center Terminator is a little project to produce an efficient way of filling a large area of screen space with terminals. The user can have multiple terminals in one window and use key bindings to switch between them. Terminator is more than an alternative to the regular default terminal application. It allows you to split the terminal window in two or more terminals. Installing Terminator You can install Terminator via the Ubuntu Software Center.
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FavApps: Chromium Browser

Ubuntu Software Center Chromium is an open-source browser project that aims to build a safer, faster, and more stable way for all Internet users to experience the web. Chromium serves as a base for Google Chrome, which is Chromium rebranded (name and logo) with very few additions such as usage tracking and an auto-updater system. I’ve been using Chrome and Chromium for quite some time. Probably since Google launched Chrome.
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Upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10

Ubuntu 11.10 came out last Thursday. Codename: Oneiric Ocelot. I will be upgrading using the “Alternate CD/DVD upgrade”. This way I don’t depend on Ubuntu servers during the upgrade. Upgrading Backup, backup! Be sure you have the latest updates prior to this new release: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Download the alternate iso image. In my case was the 64bit version (ubuntu-11.10-alternate-amd64.iso). Check the hash of the downloaded file: md5sum ubuntu-11.
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