Ubuntu 15.04 Codename Announced: Vivid Vervet

The development codename of an Ubuntu release takes the form “Adjective Animal”. Initially these weren’t in alphabetic order – until Dapper DRAKE (6.06).Mark Shuttleworth has announced the codename for the next Ubuntu release (15.04): Vivid Vervet:”Vexatious at times, volant and vogie at others, a vervet gets in anywhere and delights in teasing cats and dogs […]

Tor GUI `SelekTOR` Sees New Major Release

SelekTOR, an open source Java-based GUI front-end for Tor, was updated to version 3.12 (now 3.12e) recently and it includes new advanced options as well as a new Tor Monitor panel that shows the Tor client startup info and its current status.For those not familiar with SelekTOR, here’s a quick list of features:automatically sets up […]

Unity Privacy Indicator 0.4 Released With New Privacy Settings

Privacy Indicator was updated recently with new privacy settings, such as enabling / disabling the Ubuntu GeoIP service or storing HUD usage data, clear Alt-F2 history and more.For those not familiar with Privacy Indicator, this is an Ubuntu AppIndicator especially created for Unity, which allows you to control various privacy aspects.Until this release, the indicator […]

Install Syncthing In Ubuntu Or Linux Mint Via PPA

Syncthing is a cross-platform peer-to-peer file synchronization client/server application written in Go. Similar to BitTorrent Sync, the tool can be used to synchronize files between computers however, unlike BitTorrent Sync, Syncthing is open source.The tool comes with an option to update the binary to the latest version however, since we covered Syncthing back in June […]

LXQt 0.8.0 Released With Full Qt5 Support, Various Improvements

LXQt is the Qt port and the upcoming version of LXDE (a lightweight desktop environment, used by Lubuntu for instance), which resulted from the merge between LXDE-Qt and Razor-Qt projects. After five months of development, LXQt 0.8.0 was released yesterday, bringing quite a few interesting changes, including full Qt5 support, a new lxqt-admin component, two […]

Partial Workaround For Black / Distorted Battle.net UI On Linux (Wine) With Intel Graphics

Blizzard’s Battle.net tool was updated recently, probably in preparation for the upcoming WoW expansion called Warlords of Draenor, resulting in either a black screen or distorted / scrambled graphics on Linux (with Wine) with Intel graphics.It looks like this is not a Wine or Battle.net bug but an Intel graphic drivers bug, at least that’s […]

Install Ambiance And Radiance Themes With Fixed Header Bars For GNOME 3.12 [Ubuntu GNOME]

Ubuntu GNOME with GTK/GNOME Shell 3.12: if you’re an Ubuntu GNOME user, you’re most probably aware that Ambiance and Radiance (the default Ubuntu themes) don’t support GNOME Shell and applications that use header bars look broken. Well, Leo Iannacone has fixed the default Ubuntu themes to work properly under GNOME 3.12. Here are a couple […]

Stylish Image Viewer `PhotoQt` Sees New Release

After more than a year since the previous release, a new PhotoQt version was released today – 1.1 -, which introduces some interesting changes such as per-session rotation/flipping, new Quick Settings widget, improved fake transparency and more. Also, with this release, PhotoQt switched to Qt5 and Phonon.PhotoQt is a fast, stylish Qt image viewer for […]

Free RTS Game `0 A.D.` Alpha 17 Available For Download

Wildfire Games has released the seventeenth alpha version of 0 A.D., which includes some important changes, such as a major gameplay rebalance, units on wall, improved mod support and more.For those not familiar with 0 A.D., this is an open source, historical war and economy RTS game developed by Wildfire Games which features several ancient […]

LightDM GTK+ Greeter Settings GUI

LightDM GTK+ Greeter is the default Xubuntu (screenshot below) and Lubuntu LightDM greeter (login screen UI). For how to switch to it in Ubuntu (w/ Unity), etc., see THIS Ubuntu wiki article.Default Xubuntu 14.04 LightDM GTK+ GreeterLightDM GTK+ Greeter Settings is a small GUI written in Python which lets you modify various LightDM GTK+ Greeter […]

Advanced Power Management Tool `TLP` 0.6 Released, Install It In Ubuntu

TLP was updated to version 0.6 recently, receiving some fixes for Linux Kernel 3.15 and 3.16 along with systemd improvements and other changes.Also, with this release, TLP is no longer disabled when laptop-mode-tools is detected and instead, a warning is displayed about possible conflicts. For those not familiar with TLP, this is an advanced power […]

Brackets Editor 0.44 Released With Split View

Brackets was updated to version 0.44 recently, getting one of the most requested features: vertical and horizontal split view, so you can now view files side by side or one above another.The new slip view feature can be accessed either from the View menu or from the icon next to Working File (left pane). For […]

Manage Your Tasks With QTodoTxt, A Cross-Platform Todo.txt GUI

Todo.txt is a popular, minimalistic todo list format in which the data is stored in a simple text file. Since todo.txt is both machine and human-readable, you can check out your tasks with a simple text editor from any OS, synchronize it with cloud sync tools such as Dropbox, etc.QTodoTxt is a simple Todo.txt GUI, […]

Marker: Tool To Take Screenshots And Share Them Via Google Drive

Marker is a cross-platform screenshot tool which allows you to easily annotate and share screenshots via Google Drive. The application is developed by Insync, the company behind the popular cross-platform Google Drive client ‘Insync’ and it’s not free and open source software but it’s free to use.Marker features:capture fullscreen or area screenshots;annotations: add text and […]

Pandora Client `Pithos` 1.0.1 Released With Bug Fixes

Pithos 1.0.1 was released recently and it includes some minor improvements and bug fixes – for instance, the bug that was causing the Ubuntu Sound Menu to stop working when using Pithos was fixed in this release.For those not familiar with Pithos, this is a simple Pandora.com client which includes features such as:cover art;thumbs up […]

Borderlands 2 Now Available On Linux; Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Is Coming To Linux This Month

Borderlands 2, the popular action RPG video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by 2K Games, is now available on Linux / Steam OS.The game was ported to Linux by Aspyr Media, the company that ported Borderlands 2 to Mac back in 2012.For those not familiar with Borderlands 2, this is an action role-playing […]

Professional Video Editor `Lightworks` v12 Available For Download

Lightworks, a professional video editing and mastering software, has reached version 12, this being the first release which gives the same experience on Linux, Windows and Mac OSX:”The release of Lightworks version 12 marks a unique milestone in that for the first time, the same version runs on the Windows, Linux and Macintosh platforms – […]

Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn Final Beta Available For Download

Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn final beta was released today, this being the first and only milestone for Ubuntu Utopic (while for the Ubuntu flavors, this is Beta 2). Let’s take a look at what’s new.And I mean “look” figuratively, because there are almost no visual changes in this Ubuntu final beta release. For instance, this […]

gdrive: A Simple Google Drive CLI Client (Cross-Platform)

gdrive is a simple command line Google Drive client written in Go, available for Linux, Windows, FreeBSD and Mac OS X.The tool was created for uploading and downloading files from/to Google Drive and it doesn’t support any kind of synchronization. In fact, grive can’t even download multiple files at once.However, gdrive is still useful for […]

GNOME 3.14 Released, See What`s New

After six months of development, GNOME 3.14 was released today and it includes quite a few interesting changes such as multi-touch gestures for both the system and applications, re-worked default theme, new animations as well as various enhancements for the code GNOME applications.GNOME 3.14 videoBelow you can watch a video I recorded under Fedora 21, […]