Thursday, October 19, 2017

Install HP Print Drivers HPLIP 3.17.10 Adds New Printers on Ubuntu

    HPLIP is a free, open-source HP-developed solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers in Linux.

Drivers HPLIP 3.17.10 Changelog: 
Added Support for the Following New Scanners:
  • HP Scanjet Enterprise Flow N9120 fn2 Document Scanner
  • HP Digital Sender Flow 8500 fn2 Document Capture Workstation
Added support for the following new Distro's:
  • Debian 9.1

Monday, October 16, 2017

How to install Screen Recorder on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04 , 17.10

   Screen Recorder is a simple desktop recorder for Linux systems. Built using Python, GTK+ 3 and ffmpeg. It supports recording audio and video on almost all Linux interfaces. Also, Green Recorder is the first desktop program to support Wayland display server on GNOME session.

     Formats are currently supported: mkv, avi, mp4, wmv, gif and nut (And only WebM for Wayland's GNOME session). You can stop the recording process easily by right-clicking the icon and choosing "Stop Record". Or middle-clicking the recording icon in the notifications area

    It uses the D-Bus API to connect to the built-in screencasting tool in GNOME Shell. It uses this to record video. To record audio, it launches an instance of ffmpeg in the background. After the recording is finished, it merges the two files into the WebM file.

How to install Krita 3.3.1 released on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04, 17.10

   Krita is a professional FREE and open source painting program. It is made by artists that want to see affordable art tools for everyone.

  •     concept art
  •     texture and matte painters
  •     illustrations and comics

Krita 3.3.1 Changelog:
  • Krita would crash if you would restart Krita after closing Krita with the reference images docker set to floating
  • Krita 3.3.0 could not read .kra backup files or .kra files that were unzipped, then zipped up manually.
  • Fix a crash when creating a swap file on OSX

Saturday, October 14, 2017

How to Install Sweet Home 3D 5.5.2 Upgraded Java 3D on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.0 and 17.10

Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application that helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D.  The latest Sweet Home 3D 5.5.2 was released on September 20, 2017 Upgraded Java 3D to version 1.6.0 for the Mac OS X distributions running under Java 6.

Sweet Home 3D 5.5.2 Changelog:
  • Fixed photo creation at the two lowest quality levels when two monitors are used.
  • Fixed how lights in groups are rendered at the two best quality levels in the photo creation tool.
  • Upgraded Java 3D to version 1.6.0 for the Mac OS X distributions running under Java 6 (Mac OS X 10.6.8 to 10.13), leaving the JAR Executable as the only version able to run Sweet Home 3D under Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5, and/or PowerPC.
  • Other minor bugs fixes and enhancements.

How to install Visual Studio Code 1.17 Adds Mac OS Touch Bar Support on Ubuntu

   Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. It comes with built-in support for JavaScript, TypeScript and Node.js and has a rich ecosystem of extensions for other languages (such as C++, C#, Python, PHP, Go) and runtimes (such as .NET and Unity).

Visual Studio Code 1.17 release highlights:

Friday, October 13, 2017

How to install SMPlayer 17.10 Released on Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04, 17.10

  SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It doesn't need any external codecs. Just install SMPlayer and you'll be able to play all formats without the hassle to find and install codec packs.

SMPlayer is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the award-winning MPlayer, which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats. But apart from providing access for the most common and useful options of MPlayer, SMPlayer adds other interesting features like the possibility to play Youtube videos or download subtitles. 

SMPlayer 17.10 Changelog:
  • The deprecated video and audio filters have been replaced with new ones.
  • The karaoke filter is available again.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Install s-tui for CPU monitoring in Linux Ubuntu

   s-tui is a terminal UI for monitoring your computer. s-tui allows to monitor CPU temperature, frequency, power and utilization in a graphical way from the terminal.
  The s-tui monitors CPU temperature/utilization/frequency/power and shows performance dips caused by thermal throttling.

s-tui manual

usage: [-h] [-d] [-c] [-t] [-j] [-nm] [-v] [-ct CUSTOM_TEMP]

TUI interface:

The side bar houses the controls for the displayed grahps.
At the bottom of the side bar, more information is presented in text form.
  • Use the arrow keys or 'hjkl' to navigate the side bar
  • Toggle between stressed and regular operation using the radio buttons in 'Modes'.
  • If you wish to alternate stress defaults, you can do it in 'Stress options'