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Xed Text Editor: Can It Really Compete with Gedit and Pluma

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 04:30
There are many text editors available for Linux such as command line editors (vi, vim, nano and so) and GUI editors (Gedit, Pluma, Kate and so on). Linux always has space for new stuff but Xed isn't new and around from quite sometime.
Xed text editor offers most of the standard editor features, extending this basic functionality with other features not usually found in simple text editors. It supports editing of multiple text files in a window (using Tabs) just like any other famous text editor. Support to encode UTF-8 files, compare files among others, syntax highlighting of source code, auto indentation and manual indentation, printing, print preview support, and many other standard features.
Plugins can extend the functionality of the Xed editor, some plugins are packed with it by default to help end-user to be more productive, which currently includes support for spell checking, comparing files, viewing CVS ChangeLogs, and adjusting indentation levels. If you don't like the new interface of Gedit then it will remind you of old Gedit, also it is forked from Pluma, the main difference between Pluma and Xed is that the latter is an X-app. Since this editor is in the active development by Linux Mint project, you should expect new features in the future releases.



Features:
  • Complete support for UTF-8 text
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Support for editing remote files
  • Search and Replace
  • Printing and Print Previewing Support
  • File Revert
  • A complete preferences interface
  • Configurable Plugin system, with optional python support
  • Preinstalled Plugins: Word count; Spell checker; Change case of selected text; File Browser; Sort; Insert Date/Time; Tag list

For Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install Xed Text Editor in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/appssudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install xed
For Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/Linux Mint 18/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install Xed Text Editor in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:embrosyn/xappssudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install xed
For Debian and related distributions
Use these commands to install it in Debian open Terminal and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo apt-get install gitgit clone https://github.com/linuxmint/xed.gitcd xed/;./autogen.shmakesudo make install
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Categories: Linux News

Gnome Pomodoro Timer Can Help You Increase Productivty

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 03:16
If you are struggling with focus on something, it could be your work or study then try Pomodoro technique, this method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. You can read more about Pomodoro here.
Gnome Pomodoro is an application which helps managing time according to the Pomodoro technique. It tells you to focus on the task by taking short intervals and intends to improve the productivity. This application is completely integrated with Gnome desktop environment and uses Gnome Technologies, that doesn't mean it can't be installed on other desktops. This workflow can improve focus, physical health and mental agility depending on how you spend your breaks and how strictly you follow the routine.
Principles of Pomodoro Technique: Focusing on work for limited time, about half an hour, and Clearing your mind during breaks.



Features of Gnome Pomodoro:
  • Gnome Desktop Integration
  • Extension for Gnome (Indicator icon is dynamic, gives you sense of current duration)
  • Fullscreen and regular notifications with sound
  • Presence Awareness
  • Timer customizability and reminders
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Plugin Support: Execute scripts, change theme, and sounds.

For Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/Linux Mint 18/17/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install Gnome Pomodoro in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/kamilprusko/xUbuntu_16.10/ /" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gnome-pomodoro-timer.listwget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:kamilprusko/xUbuntu_16.10/Release.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install gnome-pomodoro
For Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install Gnome Pomodoro in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/kamilprusko/xUbuntu_$(lsb_release -sr)/ /" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gnome-pomodoro-timer.listwget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:kamilprusko/xUbuntu_$(lsb_release -sr)/Release.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install gnome-pomodoro
For Debian 8 and its derivatives
To install Gnome Pomodoro in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/kamilprusko/Debian_8.0/ /" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/gnome-pomodoro-timer.listwget http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:kamilprusko/Debian_8.0/Release.key -O - | sudo apt-key add -sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install gnome-pomodoro
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Categories: Linux News

Minwaita: A Compact Version of Theme Adwaita for Gnome Desktop

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 02:15
As you may already know that Ubuntu is switching back to Gnome, this is the transition time for Ubuntu to switch back. Some creators are motivated and creating themes for Gnome desktop, which is a good thing and hopefully we shall see plenty of Gnome themes and icons around soon. As its name shows "Minwaita" it is minimal/compact version of Adwaita theme, the theme is available after some enhancements to make Gnome more sleek and more vanilla Gnome experience without moving to away from Adwaita's design. This theme is compatible with Gnome 3.20 and up versions. This theme was released back in November, 2016 and still in continuous development that means if you find any problem or bug in the theme then report it to get it fixed in the next update. Obsidian-1 icons used in the following screenshots.


Additional tweaks in the theme which includes:
  • Window shadow being reduced to get rid of the "dirty" look it would make windows have
  • Window buttons from the Vertex theme have been imported for a (divisely) cooler look
  • The appmenu icon in the topbar is hidden with spacing accounted for
  • Spacing between third-party indicators and the aggregate menu have been tweaked to make it all appear uniform
  • Dash to Dock dock shrinkage rules have been imported to make the dock smaller
  • Additional Dash to Dock styling to make the dock feel more "complete"

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/Linux Mint 18/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install Minwaita Theme in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/themessudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install minwaita-theme
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Categories: Linux News

Are You Still Run Ubuntu 12.04 Precise LTS? Attention Because It Is Reaching End Of Life This Week

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:59
On 26th April, 2012 the most beloved version of Ubuntu was released "Ubuntu 12.04 Precise" Long-Term support version, I still remember and miss that day when it was released. I personally used it a lot after "10.04 LTS" and still I use it for productivity because it is stable has a lot of stuff available developed by community such as applications, themes, icons, 3rd-party scripts for it and so on.


Here we are in the last week when Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is going to reach End-of-Life for community (28th April 2017). So everybody is encouraged to upgrade to supported version of Ubuntu, if you are in the enterprise industry and 12.04 is doing some main operations and you can't upgrade then Canonical has got your back.
You can buy Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) from Ubuntu website and get support from Canonical which includes several features such as important security updates for kernel and user base packages (these updates will be delivered in a secure, private archive exclusively available for people who buy Ubuntu), 24/7 telephone and online portal support, Canonical Livepatch service, Access to knowledge base, IP legal assurance, a dedicated Canonical support engineer (these all features vary for prices - you can check further information at Ubuntu advantage).

What if you are running the Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and want to upgrade to 16.04 Xenial, well there is no way to upgrade to 16.04 Xenial directly from 12.04 Precise, you must upgrade to the Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty in the first place to get to the Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial. In case if you don't upgrade your OS then it means you are exposed to potential threats which may found later in the Kernel and OS, so there won't be any chance to get it patched unless you are super intelligent engineer and know what to do in such situation.

Benefits of upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 is that you get two more years of upgrades, since 14.04 Trusty will reach end-of-life in April 2019. Later you can upgrade to 16.04 LTS which is supported until year 2021. That's means you are not stuck in the box with your 12.04, I strongly recommend you upgrade as soon as possible for you and let it go.

In case you don't know or looking for instructions, here is the guide available to upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS.
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Categories: Linux News

Some Useful Indicators: Ayatana, Clipboard-Autoedit, Diskstat, Files, Bulletin and Udisks

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 08:21
Panel Indicators always comes in handy when you have to do some productive work on your desktop computer, to access quick functions of different applications these indicators saves you a lot of time, some indicator give you information you want to receive, it all depends on your needs. Today presenting you some useful indicators which may help you and makes your desktop experience much better. Following all the indicators are developed by just one guy and available through his PPA.
Ayatana Indicator:This indicator displays detailed information about opened applications and windows on your desktop, when you open the indicator hovering over any app/window it displays information: XID, PID, Viewport, Monitor, Geometry (window size), Active or not. Other two options in the indicator are 'recent apps' and 'statistics'.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18.1/17/13/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Ayatana indicator in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:1047481448-2/sergkolosudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install ayatana-indicator
The indicator doesn't have option to start indicator automatically, so you can do it manually. First command will create directory (if not exist) and second command will create file then copy the following highlighted code in the Nano editor. (Press Ctrl+O to save and Ctrl+X to exit editor).
Terminal Commands:mkdir ~/.config/autostart/nano ~/.config/autostart/ayatana-indicator.desktop[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=/usr/bin/ayatana-indicator
Hidden=false
NoDisplay=false
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
Name[en_US]=Ayatana-indicator
Name=Ayatana-indicator
Comment[en_US]=
Comment=


Clipboard Autoedit Indicator:The Clipboard Autoedit indicator allows user to make automatic edits of clipboard contents based on a regex expression. It uses Gtk's clipboard module and minimum dependencies, thus no need for installing additional tools such as xclip or xsel. It will come handy if you are a developer/programmer.
The "Set regex pattern" menu item calls zenity forms dialog. When user edits regex rule, it is remembered and stored in ~/.clipboard-autoedit-config.json file. The dynamic editing will be enabled automatically when user clicks OK button, but users can disable it via "Replacement Enabled" check menu item. The regex type defaults to python's re module.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18.1/17/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Clipboard-Autoedit indicator in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:1047481448-2/sergkolosudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install clipboard-autoedit-indicator
The indicator doesn't have option to start indicator automatically, so you can do it manually. First command will create directory (if not exist) and second command will create file then copy the following highlighted code in the Nano editor. (Press Ctrl+O to save and Ctrl+X to exit editor).
Terminal Commands:mkdir ~/.config/autostart/nano ~/.config/autostart/clipboard-autoedit-indicator.desktop[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=/usr/bin/clipboard-autoedit-indicator
Hidden=false
NoDisplay=false
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
Name[en_US]=Clipboard Autoedit
Name=Clipboard Autoedit
Comment[en_US]=
Comment=


Diskstat Indicator:Diskstat indicator simply displays system Hard-drives read and writes, by default it displays stats on the panel but you can enable/disable these stats option.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18.1/17/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Diskstat indicator in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:1047481448-2/sergkolosudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install diskstat-indicator
The indicator doesn't have option to start indicator automatically, so you can do it manually. First command will create directory (if not exist) and second command will create file then copy the following highlighted code in the Nano editor. (Press Ctrl+O to save and Ctrl+X to exit editor).
Terminal Commands:mkdir ~/.config/autostart/nano ~/.config/autostart/diskstat-indicator.desktop[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=/usr/bin/diskstat_indicator
Hidden=false
NoDisplay=false
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
Name[en_US]=Diskstat-indicator
Name=Diskstat-indicator
Comment[en_US]=
Comment=


Files Indicator:Files indicator allows you to view recently opened files and clear them as well. Pin files to the indicator so you can access them easily, Places option shows Home directory and directories can be pinned.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18.1/17/13/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Files indicator in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:1047481448-2/sergkolosudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install files-indicator
The indicator doesn't have option to start indicator automatically, so you can do it manually. First command will create directory (if not exist) and second command will create file then copy the following highlighted code in the Nano editor. (Press Ctrl+O to save and Ctrl+X to exit editor).
Terminal Commands:mkdir ~/.config/autostart/nano ~/.config/autostart/files-indicator.desktop[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=/usr/bin/files-indicator
Hidden=false
NoDisplay=false
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
Name[en_US]=files-indicator
Name=files-indicator
Comment[en_US]=
Comment=


Indicator Bulletin:There are plenty of clipboard managers available for Linux and you might have your favorite one installed on your system. It is always a good idea to try something new who knows you may like it and make it favorite. Indicator Bulletin is an advanced searchable clipboard manager written in Python to use in Linux, it is designed to handle the code snippets and texts, basically it comes handy if you are a programmer.
Search functionality, in particular, makes use of Python’s re module, which means you can use regex expressions for more fine-grained search. Each text entry has 4 options in its submenu: insert text into clipboard, append text to the end of what’s currently in cliboard, prepend text to the beginning of current contents, and remove it from history.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18.1/17/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Bulletin indicator in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:1047481448-2/sergkolosudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install indicator-bulletin
The indicator doesn't have option to start indicator automatically, so you can do it manually. First command will create directory (if not exist) and second command will create file then copy the following highlighted code in the Nano editor. (Press Ctrl+O to save and Ctrl+X to exit editor).
Terminal Commands:mkdir ~/.config/autostart/nano ~/.config/autostart/bulletin-indicator.desktop[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Exec=/usr/bin/indicator-bulletin
Hidden=false
NoDisplay=false
X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true
Name[en_US]=indicator-bulletin
Name=indicator-bulletin
Comment[en_US]=
Comment=


Udisks Indicator:This indicator display disks information right on the panel in the indicator. You can see Drive name, Partitions, MountPoint, Filesystem, and Usage. Also you can access unmounted partitions to mount them. Further more it offers you options to make Alias, open disk utility, and access indicator preferences.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18.1/17/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Udisks indicator in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:1047481448-2/sergkolosudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install udisks-indicator
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Categories: Linux News

Install Google Earth in Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 01:08
In previous releases of Ubuntu there was dependency issue with Google Earth, which we resolved and made easy for you to install it via script, if you are running 16.10/16.04 and below then checkout this post to install Google Earth.
Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program that was originally called EarthViewer 3D created by Keyhole, Inc. It is a free application that allows users to fly from space to your neighborhood, search for schools, restaurants, parks and hotels, get driving directions, and much more. It allows you explore distant lands or reacquaint yourself with your childhood home. Browse layers including roads, borders, places, photos and more. See the world at street level with integrated Street View.

It also has "tour guide" which allows user to easily discover new exciting places. With 3D imagery, you can now fly through complete 3D recreations of select cities, 3D buildings, 3D trees, terrain, Street View, planets and much more. With every building modeled in 3D, you truly get a sense of flying above the city. Google Earth puts a planet's worth of imagery and other geographic information right on your desktop. With Google Earth Explore, search and discover the planet.

Fly through 3D cities; Dive in to view the world at street level with integrated Street View; Use the Tour Guide to discover exciting new places to explore; Browse layers like Wikipedia or Photos to learn more about a place; Visit the Maps Gallery to find interesting maps, e.g. plot real-time earthquakes, planes in flight, view hiking trails and more.

To install latest Google Earth in Ubuntu open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
>> For 32bit (All Ubuntu/Linux Mint versions/derivatives)
Terminal Commands:wget -O google-earth32.deb http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_i386.debsudo dpkg -i google-earth32.debsudo apt-get -f install; rm google-earth32.deb
>> Other method For 64bit
Terminal Commands:wget -O google-earth64.deb http://dl.google.com/dl/earth/client/current/google-earth-stable_current_amd64.debsudo dpkg -i google-earth64.debsudo apt-get -f install; rm google-earth64.deb
If you see Ugly fonts in Google Earth then install MSttCoreFonts using following command:
Terminal Commands:sudo apt-get install msttcorefonts
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Categories: Linux News

Flowblade Another Video Editor for Linux? Give It A Try!

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 06:23
You may have favorite video editor to edit your videos but there is no harm to try something new, its initial release was not that long, with time it made some great improvements. It can be bit hard to master this video editor but if you are not new in this field you can make it easily and will be total worth of time.
Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor released under GPL3 license. It supports all the media that is available in the Linux system when the FFMPEG library is working as the backend. Typical startup message on terminal tells that 146 formats, 78 video codecs and 58 audio codecs are available to be used.

It has advanced timeline workflow, which offers a set of industry standard editing tools combined with Flowblade's take on insert editing concept - or "magnetic timeline" as it is called by some - make adding, moving and trimming clips a breeze. Combine and mix images and audio with the powerful tools available. Color correct image to suit your vision and modify audio to get the mood you wish to express. It also supports G'MIC which is a powerful open source image filtering technology that Flowblade makes easily available with a dedicated tool.
Rendering presets are available in wide variety to choose from and user can also choose options: MPEG-2 .mpg, H.264 .mp4. MPEG-4 .mp4, Theora .ogv, Lossless HuffYUV .avi, Lossless MPEG-2 .mpg, Lossless MPEG-4 .mp4, Lossless H.264 .mp4.


Features:
  • Insert, Append, Overwrite Range and Overwrite Clip actions for adding clips on the Timeline
  • Drag and drop clips on the Timeline
  • Clip and Compositor parenting and resync with other clips
  • Split audio from video
  • Audio levels display
  • Clone and copy paste clips and filters
  • Mute track video or audio
  • Max 9 combined video and audio tracks available
  • JKL playback and advanced arrow key seek
  • Flowblade provides functionality to save, name and manage in point to out point ranges on media items
  • Drag and drop items/clips from/to Range Log panel
  • G'MIC is a full-featured open-source framework for image processing
  • Flowblade G'MIC tool presents user with a selection of commads that can be edited and combined to achieve complex filtering of video clips
  • Monitor audio levels on VU meters during playback
  • Media Relinker is a standalone application running in its own process and does not affect the project that is open in Flowblade
  • Slow motion and fast speed clips
  • Watermarks
  • And Many more.
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Categories: Linux News

Cerebro Is An Amazing Open Source OS X Spotlight Alternative For Linux

Sat, 04/22/2017 - 05:37
You may be fed up with traditional way of searching/opening applications on your system. Cerebro is an amazing utility built using Electron and available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. It is open-source and released under MIT license.
It allows you to search everything in few clicks on your machine or from the Internet. It can interact with everything: open file in default program, copy contact details to clipboard, see google suggestions or translate words to other language, it uses yandex translator to perform translations.
After installation use default shortcut Ctrl+Space to show an app window. You can customize this shortcut clicking on icon in menu bar → preferences.
Search anything from your system and launch it on your finger tips.
Search on the web using Google suggestions.
Access Cerebro settings and change hotkey, country, or theme.
Translate phrases or words directly from Cerebro, it uses yandex translator to perform translations.
It also allows you to go through your local files and folders, even see preview of some file types.
Additional plugins can be installed for Cerebro which can extend the functionality and make your experience with it much better.
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Categories: Linux News

"Open as Root/Administrator" Add Powerful Entry To Nautilus Context Menu

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 06:06
Most users like to open files/folders as root directly from nautilus to do perform some actions using super powers, or simply want to edit system files directly from nautilus instead of command line interface. Nautilus offers ways to do that via extension or script, so we made it available for almost every supported version of Ubuntu 17.04/16.10/16.04/14.04/12.04 and other relevant Ubuntu based distributions, it is compatible with almost every Nautilus 3.4/3.6/3.8/3.10/3.12/3.14/3.16/3.18/3.20 versions. It is pretty easy to add this entry in the context menu, so you can make your Ubuntu experience better where you can easily access it with just a click.Ubuntu 17.04/16.10/16.04/14.04/Relevant Ubuntu derivatives
Ubuntu 12.04/Relevant Ubuntu derivatives
To install Open-as-Administrator in Ubuntu 17.04/16.10/16.04/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:
Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/appssudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install open-as-administrator
After installation type this command to restart Nautilus:
Terminal Command:nautilus -q
>> If you are using previous Nautilus version you can use these commands, for Nautilus 3.4.x
If above method doesn't work for you then use the following commands:
Terminal Commands:cd && wget -O open-as-root.deb http://goo.gl/i25xqNsudo dpkg -i open-as-root.debsudo apt-get -f install && rm open-as-root.deb
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Boostnote: Another Great Note Taking App for Developers? Find Out By Yourself

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 02:42
Boostnote is an open-source note-taking application especially made for programmers and developers, it is build up with Electron framework and cross-platform available for Linux, Windows and Mac. Being programmers, we take lots of notes which includes commands, code snippets, bug information and so on. It all comes in handy when you have organized them all in one place, Boostnote does this job very well. It lets you organize your notes in folders with tags, so you can find anything you are looking for very quickly.
There are builds available on the site for Ubuntu, Arch Linux but if you are running distribution other than these then download source and compile it.
It takes notes in markdown with live previewer and saved instantly, while it make sure your source is highlighted correctly as it has over 100 languages syntax. You can choose storage location from menu section, and menu allows you to define hotkeys, and tweak the interface (choose light or dark theme).





Features:
  • Notes can be taken in Markdown or snippets, saves instantly.
  • Highlight syntax to 100+ languages
  • Tag notes
  • Search option makes it easier
  • Group notes in folder
  • Dark and Light theme for UI
  • Hotkeys support
  • Export notes to .txt or .md(Markdown)
  • Open-source and cross-platform (Linux, Windows and Mac)

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Categories: Linux News

Get System Info from CLI Using `NeoFetch` Tool in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 05:41
You may know different ways to get your system information or you may be using different tools to get info, it is always feels good to try new tools. Meet NeoFetch a CLI system information tool written in BASH. Neofetch displays information about your system next to an image, your OS logo, or any ASCII file of your choice.
Neofetch is highly customizable through the use of command line flags or the user config file. There are over 50 config options to mess around with and there's the print_info() function and friends which let you add your own custom info.
Since NeoFetch written using BASH, it can run on any system that supports BASH, if you are using distro other than Ubuntu/Linux Mint then you can build it from source.


Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18/17/13/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install NeoFetch Utility in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dawidd0811/neofetchsudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install neofetch
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Categories: Linux News

Ukuu Kernel Manager Utility lets You Upgrade or Install Kernels in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 07:00
There are many ways to upgrade your Linux Kernel using Synaptics, command line and so. The Ukuu utility is the simply solution to manager your Ubuntu/Linux Mint kernels. If you want to test new fixes in the Linux Kernel then you can install Mainline Kernels released by Ubuntu team but mainline Kernels are intended to use for testing purposes only (so be careful).
Before proceeding to install this application in your system, you need to understand what you are going to do because generally you are not intended to this. If you install a new kernel and it fails to work properly or fails to recognize a piece of hardware then solution is that you can choose old kernel option from GRUB menu and boot. You can also remove new kernel that are creating issues.

Fetches list of kernels from kernel.ubuntu.com.
Displays notifications when a new kernel update is available.
Downloads and installs packages automatically.

If you don't want to add following PPA then download Deb file.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18/17/13/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Ukuu Kernel Utility in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:teejee2008/ppasudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install ukuu
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Important 20 Tweaks/Things To Do After Install Of Ubuntu 16.04/16.10/17.04 Zesty

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 05:52
Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial is an exciting release for many users who prefer to use LTS version, it has new application packages and features. Canonical is trying to improve Ubuntu by time and seems they are succeeding, unlike previous releases this release got some new features and improvements which I had shared in previous post. Unity 8 with Mir is not replaced yet but it will be available for testing in 16.04 Xenial, Unity 7.4 is much improved, faster, responsive and many other things for release info checkout this post. It's been a tradition now that whenever a new Ubuntu version come out users look forward to tweak it or smooth some rough edges and somehow to make their experience much better with Ubuntu, I am not trying to say Ubuntu isn't perfect 'for sure it is' but a user like me may need some other things to be done after a fresh install and make it much better than any other OS available out there. Everything shared below is tested and works fine, so hopefully you won't get any problem with them and if you encounter any problem feel free to ask. Lets start .....
1: Move Unity Launcher to Bottom:A new feature introduced in Ubuntu 16.04 is that now you can move Unity Launcher to the bottom. There are two ways of doing it, one using a single command and other is using Unity Tweak Tool.

To move Unity Launcher to the Bottom use following command:
Terminal Command:gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Bottom
To move Unity Launcher to the Left use following command:
Terminal Command:gsettings set com.canonical.Unity.Launcher launcher-position Left

2: Install Unity Tweak Tool:Unity Tweak Tool is a configuration tool for the Unity Desktop, providing users access to features and configuration options, and brings them all together in a polished & easy-to-use interface. To manage most of parts of the Unity desktop, you need to use Unity Tweak Tool, since it packs a lot of things in itself.

Install Unity Tweak Tool with following command:
Terminal Command:sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

3: Install Drivers via Additional Drivers:If you want to get better experience from Ubuntu then always install recommended drivers. You can choose best drivers available for your hardware via "Additional Driver" and can be install/uninstall easily.
Open Dash and Search for "Software & Updates" or "Additional Drivers" open it and navigate to Additional Drivers "Tab".


4: Enable one-click to minimize feature:Minimize on click had landed in previous Ubuntu versions and it is disabled by default, it is unsupported in Ubuntu 16.04 but still works you can enable it from compiz setting manager.
To install CCSM enter following command in Terminal:
Terminal Command:gsettings set org.compiz.unityshell:/org/compiz/profiles/unity/plugins/unityshell/ launcher-minimize-window true
Or alternatively you can do it from compiz setting manager.
Terminal Command:sudo apt-get install compizconfig-settings-manager
Go to Dash and Search "CCSM" > Then go to Unity plugin > Tick 'Minimize Single Window Applications' feature

5: Enable recursive search for Nautilus:This time recursive search is disabled by default in Ubuntu. If you like that feature you can enable/disable with simple two commands.
Recursive search
To enable recursive search for Nautilus, enter following command in Terminal:
Terminal Command:gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences enable-interactive-search false
Type-ahead Search
To disable recursive search (Enable Type-ahead search) for Nautilus, enter following command in Terminal:
Terminal Command:gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences enable-interactive-search true

6: Show username on panel:By default current logged-in username doesn't show on panel, so you can enable it easily.

Enter following command in terminal:
Terminal Command:gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.session show-real-name-on-panel true
To remove name from panel, Enter following command:
Terminal Command:gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.session show-real-name-on-panel false

7: Enable Locally Integrated Menus & Scale Title + Menus:LIM (Locally Integrated Menus)
Local Integrated Menus display on the Title bar of any un-maximized Window. By default it is disabled, if you like it you can enable it easily. Go to System Settings > Appearance > Behavior > under 'Show the menus for a window' > select "In the window's title bar"

Scale Title bars & Menu
A new feature added to Unity, now you can increase/decrease size of Menus & Title bars easily. Go to System Settings > Displays > under 'Scale for menu and title bars' > adjust as per your needs



8: Install Gimp Image Editor:GIMP is the GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed piece of software for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Enter following command in terminal to install gimp:
Terminal Command:sudo apt-get install gimp gimp-data gimp-plugin-registry gimp-data-extras

9: Firewall for Ubuntu:Linux don't need Anti-virus but Firewall is important for any kind of Operating System. UFW is installed by default in Ubuntu but it is command line and disabled by default. You can install best firewall GUFW enable and manage it graphically.

Enter following command in terminal to install firewall:
Terminal Command:sudo apt-get install gufwAfter installation open Dash and Search "GUFW" to configure it.


10: Install Junk Cleaner (Bleachbit):BleachBit quickly frees disk space and tirelessly guards your privacy. Free cache, delete cookies, clear Internet history, shred temporary files, delete logs, and discard junk you didn't know was there. Designed for Linux and Windows systems, it wipes clean a thousand applications including Firefox, Internet Explorer, Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Opera, Safari,and more.

Enter following command in terminal to install BleachBit cleaner:
Terminal Command:sudo apt-get install bleachbit

11: Install Adobe Flash Plugin:Flash player isn't available by default , So you can install flash player easily from Ubuntu repositories.
Open Terminal and enter following commands:
Terminal Command:sudo apt-get install flashplugin-installer
Alternatively: install Adobe flash from canonical partner repository, open Software-Sources > Tab 'Other Software' and tick 'Canonical Partners'

Now enter these to commands to update and install adobe flash:
Terminal Command:sudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install adobe-flashplugin

12: Install Java Support:icedtea is a web browser plugin based on OpenJDK and IcedTea to execute Java applets.

Open Terminal and enter following commands:
Terminal Command:sudo apt-get install icedtea-8-plugin openjdk-8-jre

13: Integrate online accounts in UbuntuUbuntu has Facebook, Google, Twitter, Yahoo, Hotmail and other accounts support. It offers you different features of your online account within Ubuntu desktop. Go to Settings > Online Accounts and configure accounts.


14: Install Restricted Extras:There are some Restricted extras available in Ubuntu repositories which can't be install while installation but you can install these Restricted extras by yourself. Restricted extras contains: mp3 playback and decoding, support for various formats, fonts, java, flash plugin, lame, dvd playback.
Terminal Command:sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

15: Codecs and Enable DVD Playback:If you are multimedia user and use Ubuntu for multimedia then these codecs are very useful for you. You can install them by single command.
Terminal Command:sudo apt-get install ffmpeg gxine libdvdread4 icedax tagtool libdvd-pkg easytag id3tool lame libxine2-ffmpeg nautilus-script-audio-convert libmad0 mpg321 libavcodec-extra gstreamer1.0-libav

16: Compression/Decompression tools:You can compress and decompress 7z, zip, gzip, rar, xz, tar, bz2, xar, tar.gz, tar.bz, and many others.
Enter following command in terminal to install:
Terminal Command:sudo apt-get install p7zip-rar p7zip-full unace unrar zip unzip sharutils rar uudeview mpack arj cabextract file-roller

17: Tools/Tweaks For Laptop Power ManagementIf you are using laptop then TLP and laptop mode tools are really important for your laptop battery and power consumption. These tools have ability to save battery life and offer some other features.
Improve laptop power management with TLP
and
Save & Fix: Ubuntu/Linux Mint Doesn't Remember Your Laptop Screen Brightness!
or
Install Laptop mode tools with this command:
Terminal Command:sudo apt-get install laptop-mode-tools

18: Disable System Crash Reports:If you are experiencing something crashes in your Ubuntu, and you don't like to be notify with reports. You can disable them easily.
Enter following commands to disable crash reports:
Terminal Command:sudo gedit /etc/default/apport
Now text file will open, In the last line you will see "enabled=1" change it to "enabled=0". Save and close file.
Now enter following command in terminal to stop apport service:
Terminal Command:sudo service apport stop

19: To Reset Unity:If something went wrong you can reset Unity desktop with following commands.
Terminal Commands:sudo apt-get install dconf-toolsdconf reset -f /org/compiz/ setsid unityunity --reset-icons

20: Some must have stuff for Ubuntu 16.04:Run Windows Programs: WinehqPlayonlinux
Share Data between Windows/Linux/Mac: Create Safe Easy Shares Using SambaConfigure Samba for Windows & UbuntuNitroshare (Cross-Platform)
Media Players: XiX Player, MPV player, Minitube
File Managers: Nemo
Ebook Reader: Calibre, Adobe Reader
Checkout Conky Collection
Checkout Themes Collection
Checkout Icons Collection

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Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Has Been Released (Download Links)

Thu, 04/13/2017 - 11:24
Canonical announced the latest version of Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus, along with other flavors. It features Linux kernel 4.10, Unity 7 is the default desktop, Libreoffice 5.3.1, GTK 3.24 & Gnome 3.24: "Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 4.10-based kernel, and much more. Ubuntu Desktop has seen incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK+ and Qt, updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice, and stability improvements to Unity. Ubuntu Server 17.04 includes the Ocata release of OpenStack, alongside deployment and management tools that save DevOps teams time when deploying distributed applications - whether on private clouds, public clouds, x86, ARM, or POWER servers, zSystem mainframes, or on developer laptops." Zesty Zapus final version includes most recent versions of core set of packages, notable changes: Linux kernel 4.10 version, Unity 7.5.0, Compiz 0.9.13.1, Gnome Software Center 3.24, Firefox 52.x, LibreOffice 5.3.1, GNOME Calendar 3.24, Thunderbird 45.8.0, Rhythmbox 3.4.1, Shotwell 0.22.x, Nautilus 3.20.x, GTK+ 3.24, Gnome System Monitor 3.24, Gnome Terminal 3.20, Gnome Disks 3.24, Totem 3.24, Gedit 3.22, Mesa 17.0.3, Xorg Server 1.19.3, Pulseaudio is updated to 10.0, systemd 232 and latest versions for other applications.



Highlights:
  • Linux Kernel 4.10
  • Unity 8 Preview for experiments (It won't be stable, since development is stopped)
  • Gnome 3.24 Stack
  • GTK 3.24 Support
  • Locally Integrated Menus (LIM) can be enabled from Appearance settings
  • Default applications of Ubuntu updated
  • Swap partition is no longer required for fresh 17.04 installation
  • Many changes and bug fixes under the hood

Download:Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty PC 32bit - Ubuntu-17.04-desktop-i386.iso (1.5GB, torrent)
PC 64bit - Ubuntu-17.04-desktop-amd64.iso (1.5GB, torrent)
Download - VMware and VirtualBox Images - (Coming Soon)

Ubuntu Server 17.04 ZestyPC 32bit - Ubuntu-17.04-server-i386.iso (658MB, torrent)
PC 64bit - Ubuntu-17.04-server-amd64.iso (668MB, torrent)

Ubuntu 17.04 (NetBoot)Download

Ubuntu Cloud 17.04Download

Kubuntu 17.04 ZestyPC 32bit - Kubuntu-17.04-desktop-i386.iso (torrent)
PC 64bit - Kubuntu-17.04-desktop-amd64.iso (torrent)
Download - VMware and VirtualBox Images - (Coming Soon)

Ubuntu Mate 17.04 ZestyPC 32bit - Ubuntu-Mate-17.04-desktop-i386.iso (torrent)
PC 64bit - Ubuntu-Mate-17.04-desktop-amd64.iso (torrent)
PowerPC (For Apple Macintosh G3, G4, and G5 computers, including iBooks and PowerBooks as well as older IBM OpenPower 7xx machines.) - Ubuntu-Mate-17.04-desktop-powerpc.iso (1.6GB, torrent)
Download - VMware and VirtualBox Images - (Coming Soon)

Lubuntu 17.04 ZestyPC 32bit - Lubuntu-17.04-desktop-i386.iso (torrent)
PC 64bit - Lubuntu-17.04-desktop-amd64.iso (torrent)
Download - VMware and VirtualBox Images - (Coming Soon)

Ubuntu Gnome 17.04 ZestyPC 32bit - Ubuntu-gnome-17.04-desktop-i386.iso (torrent)
PC 64bit - Ubuntu-gnome-17.04-desktop-amd64.iso (torrent)
Download - VMware and VirtualBox Images - (Coming Soon)

Ubuntu Studio 17.04 ZestyPC 32bit - UbuntuStudio-17.04-desktop-i386.iso (torrent)
PC 64bit - UbuntuStudio-17.04-desktop-amd64.iso (torrent)
Download - VMware and VirtualBox Images - (Coming Soon)

Xubuntu 17.04 ZestyPC 32bit - Xubuntu-17.04-desktop-i386.iso (torrent)
PC 64bit - Xubuntu-17.04-desktop-amd64.iso (torrent)
Download - VMware and VirtualBox Images - (Coming Soon)

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 ZestyPC 32bit - Ubuntu-Budgie-17.04-desktop-i386.iso (torrent)
PC 64bit - Ubuntu-Budgie-17.04-desktop-amd64.iso (torrent)
Download - VMware and VirtualBox Images - (Coming Soon)

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HandBrake New Version Released for all Ubuntu/Linux Mint Versions [PPA]

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 05:47
HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, DVD ripper, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. It is a versatile, easy-to-use tool for converting DVDs and other videos into H.264, MPEG-4, or OGG formatted media. It's particularly useful for making videos that are compatible with portable video devices such as the Apple iPod/iPhone.
Built-in Device Presets: Get started with HandBrake in seconds by choosing a profile optimized for your device, or choose a universal profile for standard or high quality conversions. Simple, easy, fast. For those that want more choice, tweak many basic and advanced options to improve your encodes.
Supported Input Sources:Handbrake can process most common multimedia files and any DVD or Blu-ray sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection.

Outputs Formats:
  • File format: MP4(M4V) and MKV
  • Video: H.264(x264), MPEG-4(ffmpeg), MPEG-2(ffmpeg), or Theora(libtheora)
  • Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC/HE-AAC (OS X Only), MP3, Flac, AC3, or Vorbis. AC-3, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC and MP3 pass-thru
Features:
  • Title / chapter and range selection
  • Batch Scan and Queueing of encodes
  • Chapter Markers
  • Subtitles (VobSub, Closed Captions CEA-608, SSA, SRT)
  • Constant Quality or Average Bitrate Video Encoding
  • Support for VFR, CFR and VFR
  • Video Filters: Deinterlacing, Decomb, Denoise, Detelecine, Deblock, Grayscale, Cropping and scaling
  • Live Video Preview
  • Built-in presets for common devices

Changelog:
  • Video: Fixed decoding of raw video in Matroska/MKV
  • Video: Fixed time stamp handling for containerless raw video
  • Video: Fixed memory leaks in OpenCL
  • Video: Fixed x265 2-pass encoding where video frame rate is altered by filters
  • Video: Improved handling of very small amounts of sync jitter (~1 tick)
  • Video: Improved handling of AVI files with broken indices
  • Audio: Further refined fix for Libav crash encoding AAC at very high bitrates
  • Subtitles: Removed fontconfig dependency on Mac and Windows; libass now uses CoreText/DirectWrite
  • Subtitles: Improved subtitle font selection when burning in SRT/SSA subtitles
  • Command line interface: Fixed preset subtitle burn defaults override
  • Build system: Updated MinGW-w64 build script for improved compatibility with hardened GCC
  • Linux: Fixed video preset control not updating
  • Linux: Fixed audio passthru masks not updating until preset save
  • Linux: Fixed application of SRT subtitles offset
  • Linux: Updated translations: af, cs, ja_JP, ru, sk, sv

Note: Old version is available for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18/17/13/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install HandBrake Video Converter in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releasessudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk
To install command-line handbrake use following command: (Also checkout CLI guide)
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Lila-HD Icons Designed for Linux/Unix And They Look Great

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 06:44
Since there are many icon packs available for Linux desktops but it feels good when new icon set joins this family. Lila-HD icons are designed from scratch for Linux and Unix-like operating systems and licensed under the CREATIVE COMMONS Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0). Basically there are two variants in this set orange which is main and blue which is secondary, you can choose whatever suites your desktop theme. It is well designed and crafted icons theme which gives a glossy look and makes it more appealing but not all icons looks glossy. There are fairly plenty of icons available for applications and contains most of the necessary icons, since this icon theme is in active development so be prepare to see some missing icons or bugs but you can report issues to creator and get them fixed, there is one thing I found need to be added icons for dark panel. It works in most of the Linux desktops such as Unity, KDE, Gnome, Mate, Xfce, Lxde and so. Macbuntu theme used in the following screenshots. You can use Unity Tweak ToolGnome-tweak-tool to change themes/icons.




Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18/17/13/other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install Lila-HD Icons in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/iconssudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install lila-hd-icons
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Intel Graphics Installer Updated To Version 2.0.4, Install Intel drivers in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 06:14
Intel Graphics Installer let you get driver updates directly from Intel for best performance, Intel is known for developing quality drivers for Linux operating system. It is an open source application that provides Linux users with a straightforward way to install the latest video drivers for their Intel graphics cards in any Linux-based operating system, source code with gpg of installer is available to configure-compile-install in any Linux distribution. Intel leads the silicon industry in providing quality code optimized for the latest in Intel Architecture. The program has been created because of the lack of graphical installers for the official Intel graphics and video drivers on the Linux platform. With it, you can rest assure that you’ll have all the latest optimizations, fixes and enhancements for your Intel graphics hardware.
The Intel® Graphics Update Tool for Linux* OS (formerly known as the Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux*) was renamed starting from version 2.0.2, in order to more accurately reflect the purpose of the tool. This tool aims to make the latest Intel® Graphics Stack available before it gets officially released by Linux* OS vendors. Specifically, it benefits those Linux* users of both Ubuntu* and Fedora* distributions who want to update their graphics subsystems for Intel® platforms.



Current OTC graphics work covers a broad range of efforts and projects, such as:
  • Kernel driver is the core of the Intel Linux Graphics project, responsible for: all interactions with the hardware, driving different video outputs, mode setting, and converting bits into on-screen visible pixels
  • Mesa is the library responsible for 3D rendering, OpenGL compatibility, GLES, and all the 3d-related components of Graphics on Linux and Unix systems
  • XF86-Video-Intel, also known as DDX, is the driver responsible for the 2D rendering within the X window system
  • LibDRM is the middleware responsible for conversations between user applications and kernel driver, itself
  • Cairo Graphics is the 2D rendering and acceleration library
  • VA API is the part of the stack responsible for hardware-accelerated video rendering, pre- and post-processing and output
  • Wayland is the ongoing research project on next generation of window systems and composers

Check hardware compatibility, the installer may or may not support your card.

How to install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint?To install Intel Graphics Installer (Version 2.0.4) in Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/Linux Mint 18 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
Terminal Commands:wget --no-check-certificate https://download.01.org/gfx/RPM-GPG-GROUP-KEY-ilg;sudo apt-key add RPM-GPG-GROUP-KEY-ilgsudo apt-get install ttf-ancient-fonts aptdaemon
>> For 32bit/i386
Terminal Commands:wget -O intel32.deb https://download.01.org/gfx/ubuntu/16.10/main/pool/main/i/intel-graphics-update-tool/intel-graphics-update-tool_2.0.4_i386.debsudo dpkg -i intel32.debsudo apt-get -f install
>> For 64bit/amd64
Terminal Commands:wget -O intel64.deb https://download.01.org/gfx/ubuntu/16.10/main/pool/main/i/intel-graphics-update-tool/intel-graphics-update-tool_2.0.4_amd64.debsudo dpkg -i intel64.debsudo apt-get -f install
Once installed run it from Menu or run from terminal using command intel-linux-graphics-update-tool

Issues:
The latest version of mplayer-vaapi has a known issue when playing back VA-API video streams. To fix this problem you can run mplayer using this command mplayer -vo vaapi:dm=0 -va vaapi

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Resetter: Allows You To Reset Your Ubuntu/Linux Mint To Fresh Installation Stage

Sun, 04/09/2017 - 01:22
Have you ever been in a situation when you want to reset your Ubuntu/Linux Mint to default but you can't? The only way used to get default is do the complete new installation but now there is an App claims to do factory reset of your Ubuntu/Linux Mint, called Resetter.
It is an application built with python and pyqt that will help to reset an Ubuntu or Linux-Mint system to stock, as if it's been just installed without having to manually re-install by using a live cd/dvd image. It will detect packages that have been installed after the initial system install.
Currently this application is in Beta stage and developer looking for feedback, if you find any kind of bug or problem with it then report it to get it fixed. You can reset these Ubuntu versions: 16.10, 16.04, 14.04 and 17.04 support soon. Linux Mint supported versions: Linux Mint 18.1, Linux Mint 18, Linux Mint 17.3.


'Custom Reset' allows you to select packages and remove old kernels which is not available in 'Automatic Reset'. It doesn't remove any of your files and folders or perform any other kind of cleaning action. Also it won't reset user desktop settings like: system fonts, wallpapers, themes, icons, desktop settings, etc. But it will remove all applications you installed from debs or PPAs but not compiled and Snap/Flatpak applications which are installed manually.

Since it is beta stage, so expect bugs. In testing it removed some parts of the Ubuntu like default icon theme, control center and some other system packages which was not expected and shouldn't be touched. Hopefully developer will do something about it.
I suggest you to try this application in Virtual Machine first then run it on your system OS. So you can get the idea what it does to your operating system and you shouldn't be surprise when it perform its activity in your main OS.

Automatic vs Custom reset comparison:
Features List Option 1: Automatic Reset Option 2: Custom Reset Auto remove apps for reset ✓ ✓ Choose which apps to remove for reset ✗ ✓ Remove old kernels ✗ ✓ Choose to only delete user ✗ ✓ Delete both users and home directories ✓ ✓ Choose which user to delete ✗ ✓ Create default backup user ✓ ✓ Create custom backup user ✗ ✓
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Ubuntu Going Back To Gnome Desktop! Did I Hear It Right?

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 09:54
Yes, indeed, you heard/read it right. A moment of silence for my and your feelings about Ubuntu on phones and desktop "convergence". Yesterday was 5th of April not 1st and it doesn't seem like a April fool joke. For sure I didn't see that coming and it is shocking to me as well.

Yesterday Mark Shuttleworth published a post on Ubuntu insights:
I’m writing to let you know that we will end our investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell. We will shift our default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
Further he wrote:
I took the view that, if convergence was the future and we could deliver it as free software, that would be widely appreciated both in the free software community and in the technology industry, where there is substantial frustration with the existing, closed, alternatives available to manufacturers. I was wrong on both counts.I believe in future somebody will try to implement the idea of "convergence" again and those will be lucky. I still think it can be somewhat possible but you should have what it takes, and it takes a lot, which we community don't have; Resources and time. We always look forward to the new release and we expect them to make great things for us but on the user side we don't do a thing to make this OS better, like programmers can give some free time to contribute to the project or if you can't program donate something to the project or help in any other way but We Don't and I guess very few of us did, that's why we are seeing this great thing dying.

Reaction?My reaction to see Unity8 dying is like 50/50, stuck between two emotions. I am happy and sad at the same time, we can debate on that. Why I am happy? Because now canonical can focus on desktop operating system and will make much better progress. On the other side, I am sad too because I loved/preferred Unity7 and was expecting Unity8 to be superior, desktop and mobile/tablet devices friendly but now non of these going to happen anytime soon.
When Canonical announced the Ubuntu Touch for mobiles and showed a demo, I was quite happy and desperate to get Nexus 4 as soon as possible and try early versions of Ubuntu Touch, at that time Nexus 4 was the only mobile you could get Ubuntu Touch working. I followed along the development of Ubuntu Touch and I still have Nexus 4 as my secondary phone which I bought only to use/experience Ubuntu Touch (checkout my very first video - in excitement I forgot to remove screen protector came with nexus 4) and I did try Ubuntu Touch on my Nexus 7 (2012) tablet as well in 2013. Good old days.

Solution?Well some people can/will fork it. But still it is not possible to continue development without huge resources, time and motivation (which we community don't have - "I guess"). UBports is well known site for Ubuntu phone community and after the yesterday's news Marius Gripsgard posted on his G+ account "I will do my best to keep Ubuntu touch and Unity8 standing on both it's legs! It will be hard." Lets see how it goes and how long he can maintain these two projects, let the time decide, I can't give you false hopes.
I wish canonical continue the development of Unity7 for many years but Gnome is a great desktop and it is around from a long long time and continue to evolve, I used and loved it too. Lets not forget about other awesome desktops too: Xfce, KDE, Cinnamon, Mate, LXDE; we still have great options to choose from depending on our needs. Also Mr. Shuttleworth mentioned "We will continue to produce the most usable open source desktop in the world." I wish canonical and Gnome project work together to make Gnome much better, so we can love it.

Future?Future of Ubuntu is still bright. Canonical will now focus on the desktop OS, cloud (LXD, Juju, MAAS, BootStack, OpenStack) and IOT (Internet of Thing) and Snappy technologies will make progress and get polished.

Since Ubuntu is switching back to Gnome desktop, we will see Ubuntu Gnome project going away, well in my point of view that's not a big deal, what's the point of keeping a standalone Ubuntu Gnome project when we're already getting Gnome as default desktop.

What will happen to MIR display server project? There are so many unanswered questions and I am looking for answers too.

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A Powerful Image Editor `Fotoxx` 17.04 Has Been Released

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 08:58
Fotoxx is powerful, open-source, complex image manipulation tool. It is better editor for those images made with digital camera. It can edit photos and manage a large collection. Includes thumbnail browser/navigator, RAW file import, a comprehensive set of edit functions working in deep color, rapid visual feedback, edit/copy/paste selected image areas, file versioning, batch operations, named collections (views), HDR, stack, panorama, montage, metadata edit and report, image search using any metadata and (partial) file names. It can crop, rotate, flip, resize, red-eye removal, sharpen fuzzy edges, reduce noise in low-light photos, stretch, and distort functionality.The program supports viewing of RAW camera images (NEF, CR2, etc.), as well as all other image formats, including JPG, PNG, DNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, etc. in both 8 and 16 bits color.
Features
  • Brightness and contrast functionality
  • Bright and dark image areas independently
  • Reduce haze and intensify colors
  • HDR support
  • Merge underexposed and overexposed images
  • Panorama images
  • Stitch multiple images together
  • Color adjustments
  • Repair dark or hot pixels
  • Removes chromatic aberration
  • Edit individual pixels
  • Convert between different color profiles
  • Convert colors images to black & white
  • Watermark text to images
  • Fix straighten curves in images
  • HDF Focus: close and far focus images



Changes in this Version:
  • Source code revisions for GTK API changes (Ubuntu 17.04, Fedora 25).
  • Implementation of AppImage, a distro-agnostic packaging format.
  • Smoother gallery scrolling via thread to pre-fetch thumbnail images.
  • Image Montage: join selected images together into a compact table format.
  • Paint Image: modified to make it easier to use with a Wacom tablet.
  • Paint Image: use any image as a custom color palette - click to select color.
  • Edited images get an automatic tag, allowing "edited" as a search criteria.
  • Alien Colors effect: repaint an image or area with random strange colors.
  • Twist effect: twist or swirl an image around a mouse-selected central point.
  • Script Files: most of the special effects functions can now be scripted.
  • Denoise - measure noise: the noise is better characterized as a scatterplot.
  • The desktop wallpaper functions were removed - they don't work with the latest Gnome desktop.
  • Paint Image and Clone Image were split into separate functions.
  • Trim/Rotate: margin sides can now be dragged, in addition to the corners.
  • User Settings: an album name can be specified as the startup gallery.
  • Fix: Startup with a file parameter: now works for absolute or relative file name.
  • Fix: Correctly handle file and directory names containing '$' characters.
  • Fix: Voodoo functions can now be assigned to shortcut keys like any other.
  • Fix: Copy to Desktop or Clipboard: an edited but unsaved file copies correctly.
  • Fix: Trim/Rotate: stop sporadic motion of zoomed image when margins are dragged.

How to Install?Please note that this PPA is unofficial. If you don't want to use PPA then download source from official site.

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/Linux Mint 18/and other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Fotoxx in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the terminal:

Terminal Commands:sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dhor/mywaysudo apt-get updatesudo apt-get install fotoxx
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