TLP 0.5 Released, Install It In Ubuntu [Tool That Helps Save Battery Power]

TLP, a tool that applies various settings and tweaks that help your laptop save battery power, was updated to version 0.5 which includes better support for some ThinkPad models as well as some new features and bug fixes.Changes in the latest TLP 0.5:tpacpi-bat: auto detection of all ThinkPad models (v2.1);tlp-stat: include newer models in tpacpi-bat […]

KKEdit: Text Editor Inspired By BBEdit And Gedit [Ubuntu PPA]

KKEdit is an interesting text editor inspired by BBEdit (a Mac-only text editor) and Gedit. The application features jump to function declaration, bookmarks support, search/replace with regex support, option to save/restore sessions and more.Its developer notes:”One of the best text editors I have used is BBEdit but that is only available on the mac, so […]

How To Install Oracle Java 8 In Debian Via Repository [JDK8]

Oracle Java 8 was released yesterday and it can be installed in Debian by using the WebUpd8 Java PPA repository.Usually, the packages available in Launchpad PPAs don’t support Debian because they are built against specific Ubuntu libraries, but since the WebUpd8 Oracle Java PPA contains just an installer, it works on Debian too.Using this PPA […]

Intel Graphics Installer For Linux 1.0.4 Available For Download [Ubuntu 13.10 And Fedora 20]

The Intel Linux Graphics Installer was updated to version 1.0.4 and the new version supports Ubuntu 13.10 and Fedora 20.The Intel Graphics Installer for Linux is a tool developed by Intel that allows users to easily upgrade to the latest graphics drivers for Intel hardware. The installer automatically adds a repository used for upgrading the […]

ClassicMenu Indicator 0.9 Released With New Configuration Options

ClassicMenu Indicator is, like the name says, a classic, old GNOME style menu available as an AppIndicator so it can be used in Unity, as an alternative for those who dislike Dash, but it should also work in other desktop environments.ClassicMenu Indicator 0.9 was released yesterday and comes with bug fixes as well as new […]

Ubuntu Touch X86 Emulator: Better Emulator Performance, Faster Startup [Ubuntu Installation Instructions]

Yesterday I wrote about installing Ubuntu Touch Emulator (ARM) in Ubuntu, but as you’ve probably noticed from the video or from your own experience if you’ve installed it, the ARM emulator is very slow.There’s a preview Ubuntu Touch Emulator x86 image that works a lot better than the ARM emulator and even though it’s available […]

Ubuntu Touch Emulator: Installation And Usage In Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10 And 12.04

A while back, Canonical released an experimental Ubuntu Touch emulator running Unity 8 and Mir. Back then, there were a few bugs, including a nasty one on 64bit that could break the system, but they were fixed and although the emulator is still pretty slow, I though I’d write an article on how to properly […]

How To Disable The Spotify Tray / AppIndicator Icon In Ubuntu

The native Spotify Linux client uses a tray icon / appindicator that can’t be set by the icon theme so it doesn’t integrate with the rest of the Ubuntu desktop. Furthermore, Spotify is integrated in the Ubuntu Sound Menu so the tray icon is not needed.Below you’ll find two ways of removing / hiding the […]

Command Line YouTube Player `mps-youtube` Gets YouTube Playlists Support, More

mps-youtube, a command line tool to search, play and YouTube videos with local playlists support, has received quite a few changes since our previous article about it. The most important new feature is YouTube playlist support: you can now search and play YouTube playlists.Searching YouTube playlists in the latest mps-youtubeUnfortunately, mps-youtube doesn’t yet support downloading […]

Dukto LAN File Transfer Tool Is Easy To Use, Multi-Platform

Dukto R6 is an open source, multi-platform LAN file transfer tool, useful to transfer files form one computer to another without having to worry about configurations, operating systems, clients, servers and so on.Dukto R6 in Ubuntu 14.04Dukto doesn’t require any configuration: simply install it on the machines you want to transfer files from/to, launch the […]

MATE Desktop 1.8 Released

After 11 months of development, MATE 1.8 has been released, bringing various refinements and new features such as support for Metacity as window manager, side-by-side window tiling and more, as well as many bug fixes.Initially, MATE 1.8 was supposed to be based on GTK3, but this was pushed back to MATE 1.10 “because there is […]

Fix “Cannot add PPA. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct” And Other CA-Certificates Related Issues In Ubuntu

Yesterday I encountered an issue in Ubuntu related to CA-certificates which resulted in errors when trying to add PPA repositories, cloning GIT repositories and more and I decided to make an article on how to fix these issues in Ubuntu, in case you run into the same issue.Here’s what happened. Firstly, I tried adding a […]

XBMC Media Center 13.0 Gotham Beta 1 Released

XBMC Media Center 13.0 “Gotham” Beta 1 has been released, bringing improvements across all platforms, such as hardware decoding on Android, proper PulseAudio support for Linux, improved settings, support for some 3D movie formats and more.XBMC is a free, open source digital media hub and home theater PC that comes with a 10-foot user interface, […]

Create Classy Slow Motion Videos In Linux With slowmoVideo

slowmoVideo is a Qt application for Linux and Windows that can be used to create beautiful slow motion videos. But don’t think all it does is change the video playback speed! The tool can smoothly slow down and speed up the video with optional motion blur.The application is not new and is actually quite popular, […]

GNOME Shell Clipboard Extension GPaste 3.8 And 3.3 Available In PPA

GPaste is a clipboard management system that comes with a command line interface as well as a GNOME Shell extension. The application features URIs (remembers copied files, not just text) and pictures support, option to backup / restore the clipboard history and other useful features.GPaste 3.3 (for GNOME Shell 3.9.5 and older) and GPaste 3.8 […]

Portal 2 Released On Steam For Linux (Beta)

Portal 2, a popular first-person puzzle game developed by Valve, is now available on Steam for Linux, as beta.The game, released in April 2011, can be played in single-player campaign or in cooperative campaign (multiplayer) and consists of exploring the Aperture Science Laboratory, a complicated, mechanized maze, and interacting with the environment.The player must solve […]

How To Set Up Unlocator DNS Under Linux To Access Netflix, Hulu, CBS, ABC, Pandora and More Outside The US

Tunlr, a free DNS service that allowed its users to access US-based on-demand Internet streaming providers from outside the US, was shut down recently. For those who are looking for a reliable alternative, there’s Unlocator, a similar service that you can use to watch Netflix, Hulu, CBS, MTV, PBS, ABC, Pandora and more no matter […]

Numix Announces New Linux Distribution

The folks behind the Numix Project, popular for its GTK and icon themes, have announced that they are working with Nitrux S.A. on a new Linux distribution.GNOME as a base”We are basing our shell on Gnome-Shell and we will use Gnome apps. Our shell will be made from extension for Gnome-Shell. That means we are […]

Ubuntu 14.04 Gets Locally Integrated Menus (LIM)

Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr: After getting new GTK3 CSS themed window decorations and other interesting changes this week, Unity has received yet another new feature: locally integrated menus, or LIM. Locally integrated menus are displayed in the window decorations for unmaximized windows, instead of the default Unity approach which is to display the menu on the […]

Video Downloader `youtube-dl` Gets Support For Separate Audio And Video YouTube DASH Streams

YouTube uses Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) for delivering videos and along with that, it serves the audio and video in two separate streams for some resolutions/formats. For instance, resolutions like 1080p and 480p are available only with separate audio and video streams.youtube-dl, a popular command line tool for downloading videos from YouTube and […]