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9 First Steps with Ubuntu 15.04
One of the first things to do with a new release of Ubuntu is to check for updates. Typically, I won't upgrade to the latest release immediately, so there's always quite a few updates since the release. There's a handy Software Updater tool which makes the updating process painless.

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WeatherBug is an application for the Android platform which provides users with up-to-date weather alerts, forecasts, radar, and current conditions.


  • Advanced Sound Daemon
    an Esound-replacement with several advanced features like multi-user/multi-device-support, Esound compatibility, lower latency, lower CPU-usage, multithreading, Semi-OO-environment, sound-recording, multiple soundcard playback synchroni
  • Audio-Daemon
    a perl module to daemonize various players and support a single UDP interace for different players. Currently you can set up a server for MPG123, Xmms and an icecast stream (using libshout)
  • clipd
    clipd is a simple linux daemon for displaying CLIP data (also known as CallerID) from analog telephone line on LCD display and/or web page. Callers data is stored in MySQL database. The program support lcdproc with 20x4 size display, but with a small modifications you can customize it to your own size.
  • DaemonRip
    DaemonRip is a program that will periodically scan to see if a Audio CD has been placed in your CDROM drive and rip and encode all the tracks on that disk. It is configurable so you can choose which ripping and encoding program to use.
  • DerMixD
    DerMixD is an audio mixing and network-listening daemon that is similar to mixplayd but quite different in its implementation. It supports the playing of music files on a run-time configurable number of input channels, mixing them together and producing output on a run-time configurable number of output channels. It is controlled over a TCP socket and supports pitch shifting, scripting, gapless playing of tracks, including filtering of null samples from padding, use of mpg123's equalizer, flexible input/output connection, and more.
  • dvbd
    dvbd is a daemon to manage your DVB cards. It supports scheduling, multiple simultaneous connections and priorities.
  • EsounD
    EsounD mixes multiple digitized audio streams and samples together for playback by a single audio device.
  • GNOME DVB Daemon
    GNOME DVB Daemon is a daemon written in Vala and based on GStreamer that sets up your DVB devices, records and watches TV shows, and browses EPG. It can be controlled via its D-Bus interface.
  • juked
    juked is a daemon that turns the server into an MP3 jukebox.
  • mixplayd
    a daemon that can be told (over a tcp connection) to play mp3 files from the local file system (where the daemon resists). It cannot be controlled directly but with telnet
  • MP3::Daemon
    an $object->oriented perl module that describes a daemon that possesses mpg123 and makes it possible for client programs to issue commands to the daemonized mpg123
  • mpdscribble
    mpdscribble is a daemon that submits tracks played by the Music Player Daemon to (formerly known as "audioscrobbler").
  • mplayerd
    mplayerd is a simple C daemon designed to control movie play back via tcp/ip. This daemon is designed to be the backend, it has no playlist management, etc. mplayerd uses mplayer to do the actual movie playing.
  • Music daemon
    a music playing server that supports multiple formats through plugins and multiple playlists. It has a simple protocol for control and communication for frontends
  • NP3 Music Player
    a system for playing mp3 files and a lot of other formats. It utilises xmms input and ouput plugins, and can therefore play nearly any format xmms supports
  • PulseAudio
    PulseAudio, previously known as Polypaudio, is a sound server for POSIX and Win32 systems. A sound server is basically a proxy for your sound applications. It allows you to do advanced operations on your sound data as it passes between your application and your hardware. Things like transferring the audio to a different machine, changing the sample format or channel count and mixing several sounds into one are easily acheived using a sound server.
  • pympd
    Pymp'd is a frontend for mpd in the style of rhythmbox and itunes, written in python, with pygtk. Pymp'd itself is not a music player, but is actually a frontend to mpd, a daemon for playing and managing music.
  • speechd
    implements a /dev/speech device (all plaintext written to it will be spoken aloud) using either the Festival or rsynth speech synthesis packages
  • streamiumd
    streamiumd is a self-contained server that you can use on your linux machine to serve mp3 files to your Philips Streamium device(s). Tested only on the MC-i250, but the MC-i200 should work as well as some others.
  • tvpvrd
    tvpvrd - (TV Personal Video Recorder Daemon). A Unix server/daemon to make scheduled recordings of TV broadcasts using one or multiple Video capture cards with optional automatic transcoding (using ffmpeg).
  • Videograb
    capture images continuously from a video4linux device and save them in ppm or jpeg
  • Webcamd
    Webcamd is a daemon that takes a photo with a webcam, puts it on your Web server, generates HTML code, and places a date and time on the picture.
  • Znap
    Znap is a c/python network mixing daemon and music server. It can load streams supported by fmod library (ogg/mp3/wav...) and mix them together. It can be controlled via Tcp or XmlRpc. Future releases will provide playlist/db and scheduling capabilities.

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