Archive for May, 2010

Ailurus 10.05 Has Been Released

Ailurus 10.05 was released on May 28 (yesterday). The latest version brings with it new features:

adding some popular software (always welcome!),

enhancing the system cleanup function (you can now clean up residual configuration files and the Nautilus thumbnail cache),

adding some GNOME settings,

showing details of CPU level 1 cache and level 2 cache, and

adding a computer doctor function, so you can detect system problems and repair them.

Ailurus cannot install programs that are not open-source, without adding an extension. The command is:

wget ‘’ -O ~/.config/ailurus/

If you have not already done so, Ailurus can be obtained with the following commands if you are using Karmic or Lucid:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ailurus/ppa
sudo aptitude update
sudo aptitude install ailurus

Instructions for earlier versions are included at Tags: , , , ,

Ubuntu Sources List Generator, Getdeb and Playdeb

It has been a while since I have blogged about the Ubuntu Sources List Generator. I use it to discover new repositories and to find out when repositories are updated for the next alpha or beta release. Now that Lucid has been released, there are many excellent repositories for it.

Recently, the Getdeb and Playdeb repositories were added. Getdeb has, along with up-to-date copies of Ubuntu software, other excellent programs such as webmin that are not (yet) in the Ubuntu repositories.

For those who claim that Linux has a shortage of games, Playdeb may be one of the best answers. It has a long list of games, some of which are more updated versions of the ones in the Ubuntu repository, but others are like FreeOrion, not part of the repository. I have been looking all over for FreeOrion – and here it is:

So far, the game appears to be very playable. And it’s only one of many in the Playdeb repository!


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