Tuesday, August 30, 2016

How to install FileZilla 3.21.0 released with support for AES-GCM ciphers

FileZilla is a free, cross-platform and full-featured FTP (File Transfer Protocol) solution for the Linux and Open Source ecosystems. It is also compatible with the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

FileZilla 3.21.0 Features:

Among others, the features of FileZilla include the following:
  •     Easy to use
  •     Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP)
  •     Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X and more
  •     IPv6 support
  •     Available in many languages
  •     Supports resume and transfer of large files >4GB
  •     Tabbed user interface
  •     Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue
  •     Bookmarks

How to Install Winusb on Ubuntu 16.04

    WinUSB is simple, open source graphical tool to create Windows installer bootable USB disks using ISO images, or real CD/DVD installer disks in Ubuntu and it’s derivatives. Using WinUSB, we can create startup disks for Windows

WinUSB contains two programs:
  •     WinUSB-gui: a graphical interface which is very easy to use.
  •     Winusb: the command line tool

Installation instructions:

Open terminal and insert command line...
  •  Install the dependencies

$ sudo apt-get install gcc build-essential libwxbase3.0-dev libwxgtk3.0-dev.
  •  Download the tar package and untar it

The first beta release of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Download Now

    The Ubuntu Team has announced the first beta release of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, feathers images for Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio.

     This pre-release includes the v4.4 kernel, LibreOffice 5.2, and a number of software updates that are ready for wider testing. These images are still under development, so you should expect some bugs.

Ubuntu 16.10 Release Highlight

Ubuntu GNOME 16.10
  •     includes GNOME 3.20.
  •     uses GTK3 version of LibreOffice
  •     GNOME’s Initial Setup utility is included and enabled.
  •     Empathy is no longer pre-installed
  •     new Characters character map utility
  •     The experimental wayland session is included.

How to Mount The Windows 10 Partition on Ubuntu

    On Ubuntu and Windows 10 dual boot machine, when trying to mount the Windows system drive from Ubuntu, you may get an error saying “Windows is not fully shutdown” due to the new hybrid boot feature.

And below is the how-to-fix steps:

1. Fully shutdown Windows 10, or disable Fast Startup

    Ubuntu Linux can’t access Win10 system drive because Windows does not fully shut down (it actually hibernates). So you have to choose:

  • Do a full shutdown – When you’re in Windows select “Restart” option or hold the SHIFT key when clicking “Shutdown” option.
  • or Disable Fast Startup – Launch Control Panel and do:
    • navigate to Setting -> Power & sleep -> Additional power setting ->  Choose what the power buttons do

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Nvidia Linux Display Driver 370.23 Beta released

     The Nvidia driver for Linux has reached the 370 series by releasing the 370.23 beta driver. TITAN X (Pascal) and GeForce GTX 1000 series are officially supported. Over- and under-clock GPUs feature added for GTX 1000 series and later.
     Nvidia 370.23 also brings the “PixelShiftMode” MetaMode option, enabling support for 4K and 8K pixel shift displays.
Nvidia Linux Display Driver 370.23 Beta Release Highlights
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    •  TITAN X (Pascal)
    •  GeForce GTX 1060 6GB
  • Added the ability to over- and under-clock certain GeForce GPUs in the GeForce GTX 1000 series and later. For GPUs that allow it, an offset can be applied to clock values in some clock domains of all performance levels. This clock manipulation is done at the user's own risk. See the README documentation of the "CoolBits" X configuration option for more details.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented Vulkan applications from presenting from multiple queues to the same X11 swapchain.

How to Install Rhythmbox 3.4 in Ubuntu 16.04 via PPA

    Rhythmbox is an audio player that plays and helps organize digital music. Rhythmbox is free software, designed to work well under the GNOME Desktop using the GStreamer media framework. However, Rhythmbox functions on desktop environments other than GNOME.

Rhythmbox 3.4  Changelog :
  • New web remote control plugin
  • Grilo plugin now uses Grilo 0.3
  • Soundcloud plugin fetches more search results and allows pausing
  • No longer uses webkit (partly due to OpenBSD W^X enforcement)
  • Slightly better handling of keyboard shortcuts for playback
  • Core and some plugin data files compiled into binaries using GResources
Fixed : 
  • Entering then leaving Party Mode breaks the app menu; Party Mode status incorrectly reported
  • TerraParser (lyric's plugin) is not fetching lyrics correctly
  • grilo: Port to 0.3.0
  • [regression] Cover art shown superposed over the song titles and artist names when cover art is disabled

How to install DVDStyler 3.0.2 on Ubuntu

DVDStyler 3.0 Authoring Tool released is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs. It allows not only burning of video files on DVD that can be played practically on any standalone DVD player, but also creation of individually designed DVD menus. It is Open Source Software and is completely free.

  •     create and burn DVD video with interactive menus
  •     design your own DVD menu or select one from the list of ready to use menu templates
  •     create photo slideshow
  •     add multiple subtitle and audio tracks
  •     support of AVI, MOV, MP4, MPEG, OGG, WMV and other file formats
  •     support of MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, Xvid, MP2, MP3, AC-3 and other audio and video formats
  •     support of multi-core processor

Friday, August 26, 2016

How to install Htop 2.0.1 on Ubuntu 16.04

   Htop is an interactive real time process monitoring application for Linux/Unix like systems and also a handy alternative to top command, which is default process monitoring tool that comes with pre-installed on all Linux operating systems

     Since version 2.0, htop is now cross-platform! Check out the video and slides of my presentation at FOSDEM 2016 about how this came to be. This release includes code supporting Linux, FreeBSD, OpenBSD and Mac OS X.

There are also, of course, some new features:
  •     If you're using NCurses 6, htop will also support your mouse wheel for scrolling.
  •     Moving meters and columns around in the setup screen is a lot more comfortable now.
  •     You can now press "e" to see the set of environment variables for a process.
  •     The "graph" mode for meters was revamped, inspired by James Hall's vtop.

How to install PyCharm 2016.2.1 in Ubuntu 16.04

    PyCharm is an IDE for Python development and has been considered as one of the best Python IDE by the experts. The IDE comes in professional and community edition. The community edition is free of cost, but professional edition has more features.

PyCharm 2016.2.1 features
  • Intelligent Code Editor
  • Smart Code Navigation
  • Fast and Safe Refactorings
  • Debugging, Testing and Profiling
  • VCS, Deployment and Remote Development
  • Database tools
  • Python Web frameworks
  • JavaScript & HTML
  • Live Edit

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

How to Install qBittorrent 3.3.6 on Ubuntu 16.04

qBittorrent is a free, open-source and reliable P2P BitTorrent client, available for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Windows. It aims to provide a free software alternative to uTorrent.

qBittorrent 3.3.6 changelog : 

    qBittorrent v3.3.6 was released. Minor bugfixes of v3.3.5. It also fixes crashes on launch for some Windows setups. It is a libtorrent problem. On Windows it uses libtorrent 1.0.9+git f716aef5 with commit 45cff5837f7b4af reverted as this one is causing the crashes. Investigation is ongoing. Mac OS X builds are ready too. Ubuntu PPA will follow.

  •     BUGFIX: Do not create save folder in advanc
  •     BUGFIX: Fix upper-bound limit of command line for "Run External Program" in Windows
  •     BUGFIX: Invoke system's cmd.exe directly.
  •     BUGFIX: Workaround space issues in file path for running external program on Windows.
  •     BUGFIX: Fix icons are missing when using RTL languages in Options dialog. 

How to Install Kdenlive 15.12.3 Video Editor on Ubuntu 16.04

    Kdenlive is an acronym for KDE Non-Linear Video Editor. It is primarily aimed at the GNU/Linux platform but also works on BSD and MacOS.
   Non-linear video editing is much more powerful than beginners’ (linear) editors, hence it requires a bit more organization before starting.

Kdenlive 15.12.3 Features :
  • Multi-track video editing : Kdenlive allows you to use and arrange several audio and video tracks, each one can be locked or muted to your convenience.
  • Use any audio / video format : Being based on the powerful FFmpeg libraries, Kdenlive can use almost any audio and video formats directly without the need to convert or re-encode your clips.
  • Configurable interface and shortcuts : You can arrange and save your custom interface layouts to fit your workflow. Keyboard shortcuts can also be configured to match your preferences.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

ReactOS 0.4.2 (Windows XP Alternative) released

  The ReactOS Project is pleased to announce the release of version 0.4.2, again within three months of the previous release. This being the case 0.4.2 presents a fairly incremental update from 0.4.1

   However, the most interesting feature of the ReactOS 0.4.2 release is the ability for users to mount and read (write support is not available at the time) data from various Unix and Linux filesystems.

   Beyond the usual updates to external dependencies such as Wine and UniATA, much work has gone into refining the experience of using ReactOS, especially with respect to the graphical shell and the file explorer. Perhaps the most user visible change however is the ability now to mount and read from several Unix filesystems, namely ext family, ReiserFS, and UFS. Native built-in support for these filesystems should make for considerably easier interoperability than the current out-of-box experience provided by Windows, and there is more to come in the future.

How to install Kernel 4.7.2 released on Ubuntu 16.04

  Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds.

Linux Kernel 4.7.2 Hightlights
  • phy: rcar-gen3-usb2: fix mutex_lock calling in interrupt
  • Fix it so READ bios are properly errored with -EIO; doing so early in flakey_map() as long as there isn't a match for the corrupt_bio_byte  feature.
  • lpfc: fix oops in lpfc_sli4_scmd_to_wqidx_distr() from lpfc_send_taskmgmt()
  • ACPI / EC: Work around method reentrancy limit in ACPICA for _Qxx
  • ACPI Error: Method reached maximum reentrancy limit (255) (20150818/dsmethod-341)
  • Fixes: 02b771b64b73 (ACPI / EC: Fix an issue caused by the serialized _Qxx evaluations)

How to install Kernel 4.8 rc2 on Ubuntu 16.04

   Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds.

The diffstat for rc2 looks unusual, in that only about 1/6th is drivers (normally drivers account for about half the bulk of the updates). Instead, it's dominated by arch updates, and fs/ and mm/. But that's most likely just because the fixes to the bigger driver areas haven't started trickling in yet - rc2 tends to be a quiet period after the craziness that is the merge window.

How install phpMyAdmin 4.6.4 released on Ubuntu

   phpMyAdmin is a free software tool written in PHP, intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. phpMyAdmin supports a wide range of operations on MySQL and MariaDB. Frequently used operations (managing databases, tables, columns, relations, indexes, users, permissions, etc) can be performed via the user interface, while you still have the ability to directly execute any SQL statement.

phpMyAdmin 4.6.4 changelog
   phpMyAdmin 4.6.4 release includes many security fixes of various levels of severity. We recommend all users upgrade to this release immediately. For full information on the vulnerabilities fixed and mitigation factors for users who are unable to upgrade, refer to the ChangeLog file included with this release and the security announcements at https://www.phpmyadmin.net/security/.

Aside from the security fixes, bugs have been fixed in version 4.6.4 affecting:
  •     Create view when no view name specified
  •     Changing a password
  •     Fix deleting of users with non-English locales
  •     Fixed password change on MariaDB without auth plugin

Friday, August 19, 2016

How to install Shotwell 0.23.5 released on Ubuntu 16.04

   Shotwell 0.23.5 is an image organizer designed to provide personal photo management for the GNOME desktop Shotwell can import photos and videos from a digital camera directly. Shotwell automatically groups photos and videos by date, and supports tagging. Its image editing features allow users to straighten, crop, eliminate red eye, and adjust levels and color balance. It also features an auto "enhance" option that will attempt to guess appropriate levels for the image.

Shotwell 0.23.5 Changelog
  •     Remove obsolete files
  •     Plugins: Load icons and GtkBuilder files from GResource
  •     Offer a way to hide the bottom toolbar
  •     Fix .desktop file generation
  •     Use Gtk.MessageDialog’s printf-style API for strings
  •     Add SQL indexes to PhotoTable
  •     Add Language headers to po files
  •     Update INSTALL file

Monday, August 15, 2016

How to install Audacious 3.8 beta on Ubuntu

   Audacious 3.8 beta had been released, and its now possible to run multiple instances of Audacious. The new version has better support for Windows, with a new installer based. Audio output on Windows now uses the native waveOut API, allowing higher bit depths, lower latency, and better integration with the system volume control.

Audacious 3.8 beta changelog

New audtool commands added:
  •     Enable/disable stream recording
  •     Enable/disable any plugin: effects, visualizations, etc
Cuesheet support is more seamless, with the following fixes:
  •     More robust logic to prevent adding duplicate entries
  •     Display artist correctly for cuesheets with only a single PERFORMER line
  •     Add audio files normally if cuesheet support is disabled
  •     Track lengths correctly account for pregap with libcue 2.0 or later

Thursday, August 11, 2016

How to install Kernel 4.8 rc1 on Ubuntu 16.04

   Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds.

Linux kernel 4.8 RC1 release, we can tell you that over 20% of the patch consists documentation updates, 60% comes in the form of updated drivers, this time for things like GPU, sound, media (including a driver for the touchscreen controller found on the Microsoft Surface 3 tablet computer), and networking, and 15% represents architecture updates, in particular for ARM, PowerPC (PPC), x86, MIPS, and s390.

Linux 4.8 rc1 new features:
  •     AMDGPU driver supports overclocking, improved PowerPlay;
  •     Initial support NVIDIA Pascal graphics;
  •     Support Raspberry Pi 3 of BCM2837 SoC;
  •     ACPI Low-Power Idle support;
  •     Support for Microsoft Surface 3 touch screen

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

How To Install Sublime Text 3 Build 3114 on Ubuntu

Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, with a Python application programming interface (API). Sublime Text is proprietary software. Its functionality is extendable with plugins. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.

Sublime Text 3 build 3114 changelog :
  •     New C++, JavaScript and Rust syntax definitions with improved accuracy and performance
  •     Many other syntax highlighting improvements
  •     OSX: Improved rendering performance, especially on high resolution screens
  •     Improved word wrap behavior
  •     Improved spell check behavior
  •     Improved file indexing behavior with multiple windows open

How To Install QuodLibet 3.6.2 on Ubuntu

Quod Libet is a GTK+-based audio player written in Python, using the Mutagen tagging library. It’s designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (don’t worry, regular searches work too). It lets you display and edit any tags you want in the file, for all the file formats it supports.

The latest version available is QuodLibet 3.6.2, which has been recently released, bringing a huge list of changes:

  • Fix queue not expanding with GTK+ 3.20
  • Tag editor: Fix error message for unrooted patterns

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

How To Install DeadBeef 0.7.2 On Ubuntu

    DeaDBeeF is an audio player written in C and C++, running on Linux. It supports a lot of formats, like: mp3, ogg, flac/oga, ape, wav, wv/iso.wv, aac/m4a, alac, mpc/mpp/mp+, tta, wma, shn, sid, nsf, mod, s3m, vtx, vgm/vgz, psf, midi, audio cds, all formats supported by ffmpeg, dumb, gme, libsndfile, adplug, and more!

DeaDBeeF 0.7.2 changelog

The latest version available is DeadBeeF 0.7.2, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:
  • fixed title formatting %filename% crash
  • fixed streaming of aac content in mp4 container
  • added https:// support to vfs_curl (Viktor Semykin)
  • added zh_TW translation to deadbeef.desktop (laichiaheng)
  • fixed loading cue sheets without any metadata fields
  • fixed file close bug in VTX plugin

How to install Stellarium 0.15.0 on Ubuntu

   Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

Stellarium 0.15.0 changelog :
  • Added getting planetary positions from JPL DE430 and DE431 ephemerides
  • Added RemoteControl and preliminary RemoteSync plugins
  • Added StelProperty system
  • Added immediate saving of settings for plugins
  • Added Belarusian translation for landscapes and sky cultures
  • Added Bengali description for landscapes and sky cultures
  • Added new skycultures: Macedonian, Ojibwe, Dakota/Lakota/Nakota, Kamilaroi/Euahlayi
  • Added support Off-Axis Guider feature in Oculars plugin
  • Added support permanent rotation angle for CCD in Oculars plugin
  • Added type of mount for telescopes in Oculars plugin

How to install KiCad EDA 4.0.3 released on Ubuntu

    KiCad is an open source software suite for Electronic Design Automation (EDA). The programs handle Schematic Capture, and PCB Layout with Gerber output. The suite runs on Windows, Linux and OS X and is licensed under GNU GPL v3.


The 4.0.3 stable version contains many bug fixes, OSX touch pad improvements, and improved translations.

This release contains a new snapshot of the documentation and libraries. It also has the latest changes from the kicad-i18n repo, which now contains complete GUI translations for the following languages: de, fr, it, ja, ru, pl, zh_CN and es.

KiCad EDA 4.0.3 Changes

  • Pcbnew: fix incorrect assertion failure in specctra export when a footprint contains segments on edge.cut layer.
  • Pcbnew: fix bug opening P-CAD ASCII files.

Monday, August 8, 2016

How to install Fotoxx 16.08 Photo Editor on Ubuntu

Fotoxx is a free Linux program for editing photos or other images and managing a large collection. Image directories (folders) can be viewed as a scrolling gallery of thumbnail images. Navigating directories and subdirectories is simple and fast. Click on a thumbnail for a full window view of the image. The image can be zoomed, panned and scrolled using the mouse. Gallery thumbnails can vary from small to huge. Popup windows can be used to view multiple images at any scale. Galleries are also used to display image search results and albums.

Fotoxx 16.08 changelog
  • Remove multiple images by clicking thumbnails.
  • Drag thumbnails from a file manager or gallery to an album and position.
    Slide Show:
  • The last image remains displayed until Escape is pressed
  • Transition preferences: fix large dialog that can overflow a small monitor.

How To Install Wine 1.9.16 (Dev) on Ubuntu

   Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

While the latest version available is Wine 1.8.x, you can also install and test Wine 1.9.16(Dev), which is the under-development branch of Wine and brings the below changes:
  • Myst V installer will not run.
  • Grafit text labels not displayed properly
  • Devil May Cry 3: Black screen when playing game, but special effects are seen
  • Darkness Within 2 demo: crashes on startup without native d3dx9_40
  • PDF Factory 3.x/4.x installer fails to install printer drivers (winspool.SetPrinterW lacks support for level 8, global default printer settings)
  • Time Warner Cable Connection Manager 1.03.0012.0 does not install
  • Screamer Radio, language selection works incorrectly
  • eRacer demo: no text displayed

Sunday, August 7, 2016

How to install Vivaldi Snapshot 1.3.551.17 on Ubuntu

     Vivaldi Snapshot 1.3.551.17 is another round of bug fixes, as we stabilize the browser for the big 1.3 stable release.

Vivaldi Snapshot 1.3.551.17 Changelog

  •     [Linux][Regression] Selection is pasted in address field when closing tab with middle click (VB-19486)
  •     [Linux] Middle clicking on home and reload buttons pastes selection (VB-20098)
  •     [Linux] URL autocompletion overwrites clipboard content (VB-5437)
  •     [Regression] History links do not respond to touch input (VB-19383)
  •     [Regression] Switching tabs on left/right side with scroll does not work (VB-19987)
  •     [Regression] Tab close misplaced after closing tabs with many tabs open (VB-20035)

Friday, August 5, 2016

Install Notepadqq on Linux, an Alternative to Notepad++ on Ubuntu

Notepadqq is a Notepad++-like editor for the Linux desktop. It helps developers by providing all you can expect from a general purpose text editor, such as syntax highlighting for more than 100 different languages, code folding, color schemes, file monitoring, multiple selection and much more.

Notepad++ is a free (as in "free speech" and also as in "free beer") source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.  So compiling it on Linux is very hard. Notepadqq is a free and open source alternative to Notepad++.

How install Qt 5.7.0 released on Ubuntu

 Qt is a cross-platform application framework that is widely used for developing application software that can be run on various software and hardware platforms with little or no change in the underlying codebase, while still being a native application with the capabilities and speed thereof.

New Features in Qt 5.7.0

Qt 3D Module
  •     Added support for Compute Shaders on supported hardware.
  •     Added support for loading multi-image DDS and KTX textures including cubemaps, mip chains, and array textures.

How to Visual Studio Code 1.4 released on Ubuntu

    Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, OS X 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) and runtimes.

Visual Studio Code 1.4 Highlights

  •     Workbench: Editor actions such as Open Preview and Switch to Changes View are back on the title bar. IME and Copy/Paste support in the Integrated Terminal.
  •     Editor: Better snippet and suggestions control. New Insert Snippet command with dedicated UI.

How to Install Atom Text Editor 1.9.2 on Ubuntu

   Atom is a text editor that's modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file.

     Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for OS X, Linux, and Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies. Most of the extending packages have free software licenses and are community-built and maintained. Atom is based on Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell), a framework that enables cross-platform desktop applications using Chromium and Node.js. It is written in CoffeeScript and Less. It can also be used as an IDE. Atom was released from beta, as version 1.0, on June 25, 2015. Its developers call it a "hackable text editor for the 21st Century".

Language support
     Using the default plugins, the following languages are supported in some aspect as of v1.5.1: HTML, CSS, Less, Sass, GitHub Flavored Markdown, C/C++, C#, Go, Java, Objective-C, JavaScript, JSON, CoffeeScript, Python, PHP, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, shell script, Clojure, Perl, Git, Make, Property List (Apple), TOML, XML, YAML, Mustache & SQL.

 Atom 1.9.2 changelog

  •     Fix a bug that prevented text from soft-wrapping properly
  •     Fix a bug that caused the editor.softWrapHangingIndent setting to be ignored
  •     See changelog for more

Thursday, August 4, 2016

How to install LibreOffice 5.2.0 on Ubuntu

   LibreOffice 5.2.0 is a powerful office suite – its clean interface and feature-rich tools help you unleash your creativity and enhance your productivity. LibreOffice includes several applications that make it the most powerful Free and Open Source office suite on the market: Writer (word processing), Calc (spreadsheets), Impress (presentations), Draw (vector graphics and flowcharts), Base (databases), and Math (formula editing).

LibreOffice 5.2.0 Changelog :

  • New drawing tools were added (that were previously available only in Draw), including Filled Curve/Polygon/Freeform Line, as well as Polygon (45°).
  • New button added to standard toolbar for showing/hiding track changes toolbar.
  • Curve button became a split button and related with a toolbox including 5 new drawing tools.
  • The Standard (Single Mode) toolbar

How to Install Firefox 48 on Ubuntu and Enable Multi Process

   Firefox multi process support, which separate web content and Firefox UI process, was finally added in version 48 which was released on August 2, 2016. This is deemed to bring better responsiveness, stability, and security.

Firefox 48 Changelog :

  •     Enhanced protection against harmful downloads
  •     Media improvement for the Android version
  •     Mandatory Add-On Signing
  •     GNU/Linux version gets better Canvas performance with speedy Skia support.
  •     Stable WebExtension support

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

How To Install Blender 2.77 on Ubuntu

  Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation. Advanced users employ Blender’s API for Python scripting to customize the application and write specialized tools; often these are included in Blender’s future releases. Blender is well suited to individuals and small studios who benefit from its unified pipeline and responsive development process. Examples from many Blender-based projects are available in the showcase.

Blender 2.7 changelog
  •      Cycles: Better Subsurface Scattering, GPU support for Smoke/Fire and Point Density.
  •     Grease pencil stroke sculpting and improved workflow.
  •     OpenVDB caching for smoke/volumetric simulations.
  •     Reworked library handling to manage missing and deleted datablocks.
  •     Redesigned progress bar.

How To Install OpenShot 2.0.7 (Beta 4) On Ubuntu

OpenShot Video Editor is a free, open-source video editor for Linux. OpenShot can take your videos, photos, and music files and help you create the film you have always dreamed of. Easily add sub-titles, transitions, and effects, and then export your film to DVD, YouTube, Vimeo, Xbox 360, and many other common formats.

The latest version available is OpenShot 2.0.7 (Beta 4), which comes with the below changes:
  •     support for image sequences;
  •     added a new file properties dialog which displays all known audio/video details about a file;
  •     initial support for opening legacy 1.x OpenShot project files;
  •     faster timeline performance;
  •     improved project saving;
  •     ImageMagic support is now optional;
  •     various bug fixes.

How To Install Rednotebook 1.13 on Ubuntu

    RedNotebook is a journal app, with calendar support. Among others, it allows the users to add tags, use bold and italic characters, has support for images, spell check features, automatic saving and backup functions, and many others.

The latest version available is RedNotebook 1.13, which has been released recently, coming with changes.

  •     When selecting a journal directory, show all journal directories by default (thanks Paul Jackson).
  •     Allow ampersands in e-mail addresses (lp:1570476, thanks pdofak).
  •     python-gtkspell has been renamed to python-gtkspellcheck. Update docs and debian/control accordingly.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

How To Install Webmin 1.801 on Linux Systems

   Webmin 1.801 is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. Using any modern web browser, you can setup user accounts, Apache, DNS, file sharing and much more. Webmin removes the need to manually edit Unix configuration files like /etc/passwd, and lets you manage a system from the console or remotely. See the standard modules page for a list of all the functions built into Webmin.

Webmin 1.801 changelog
  • Fixed a security bug in the new Authentic theme.
  • Added a recent logins section to the System Information page.
  • When updating multiple packages, they are done in a single YUM or APT operation if possible.

How to Install Skype 1.3 Alpha on Ubuntu

Skype  is an application that provides video chat and voice call services. Users may exchange such digital documents as images, text, video and any others, and may transmit both text and video messages. Skype allows the creation of video conference calls. Skype is available for Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, or Linux, as well as Android, Blackberry, and both Apple and Windows smartphones and tablets.

Highlights of Skype 1.3 Alpha Changelog
  •     Instead of being hidden, the menu items are now disabled when you’re not signed in.
  •     Logout from the menu works consistently now.
  •     Fixed the post-install script on all supported distributions.
  •     Fixed the ‘minimise to tray’ function for Cinnamon.
  •     URL links that are sent in a chat now open with the browser.
  •     Fixed the Redo shortcut for Linux (CTRL – Y).

Install Fritzing 0.9.3b Electronic Circuit Design on Ubuntu Via sources

    Fritzing is an open-source hardware initiative that makes electronics accessible as a creative material for anyone. We offer a software tool, a community website and services in the spirit of Processing and Arduino, fostering a creative ecosystem that allows users to document their prototypes, share them with others, teach electronics in a classroom, and layout and manufacture professional pcbs.

New fritzing release 0.9.3b

   Continuously updated parts library

   The fritzing parts library is now stored online at github and is automatically checked
for updates on every launch. This means you will now get new parts (or fixes) in the moment when they are created. No need to wait for the next Fritzing release to get new parts anymore!
And we are actually using git itself inside of fritzing to do these updates, so this opens up many other use cases in the future, like for example direct user contributions.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Install Qmmp Winamp-Like Music Player On Ubuntu

   Qmmp 1.1.2 is a popular open-source, cross-platform multimedia player, similar to Winamp and written in Qt. It has support for popular multimedia file formats, including MPEG1 layer 2/3, Ogg Vorbis, Ogg Opus, Native FLAC/Ogg FLAC, Musepack, WavePack, WMA, Midi.

  •     XMMS and Winamp 2.x skins support
  •     alternative user interface based on standard widgets set
  •     10-band equalizer
  •     MP3, Vorbis, AAC, AAC+ streams support
  •     MMS support (experimental)
  •     MPRIS (1.0 and 2.0)
  •     removable device detection (via HAL or UDisks)
  •     video playback via Mplayer
  •     lyrics (using lyrics.wikia.com)
  •     cover art

How To Install Clementine 1.3.1 On Ubuntu

   Clementine is an open-source, multiplatform music player, similar to Amarok 1.4, offering an intuitive and simple interface for the user.

  •     Search and play your local music library.
  •     Listen to internet radio from Spotify, Grooveshark, SomaFM, Magnatune, Jamendo, SKY.fm, Digitally Imported, JAZZRADIO.com, Soundcloud, Icecast and Subsonic servers.
  •     Search and play songs you've uploaded to Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive
  •     Create smart playlists and dynamic playlists.
  •     Tabbed playlists, import and export M3U, XSPF, PLS and ASX.
  •     CUE sheet support.
  •     Play audio CDs.