Gis Weather: Highly Customizable Weather Widget For Your Linux Desktop

Gis Weather is a highly customizable weather widget which supports Gismeteo, Weather and AccuWeather, available for Linux and Windows. The app ships with optional Ubuntu AppIndicator / tray icon which displays the current weather.Features (most are for the widget only):Supports the following weather services: Gismeteo.com, Weather.com, AccuWeather.com;View weather for several days;Detailed weather forecast for today […]

Split View Patch Available For Thunar File Manager

Thunar, the default Xfce file manager, doesn’t support split view. In a bug report from 2013 which requested this feature, Nick Schermer, one of the Thunar developers, said that Thunar won’t support split view because “Thunar is by design meant to be simple and easy to use”.Since Thunar is open source software, Xfce user Román […]

Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS Available For Download

Because Ubuntu MATE 14.10 was the first Ubuntu MATE release and it’s supported for only 9 months, the Ubuntu MATE team released Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS yesterday, which is supported until 2019.Ubuntu MATE is an unofficial (for now) Ubuntu flavor which uses MATE as the default desktop environment. MATE is a GNOME 2 fork introduced […]

ownCloud Client 1.7.0 Released With Selective Sync Support

ownCloud is a free software alternative to various proprietary web services and it includes file management (with built-in file sharing), music streaming, calendar, contacts and more, all running on your own server. The ownCloud Desktop Client allows synchronizing ownCloud (server) with your computer. To use it, you must firstly install ownCloud on your server.ownCloud Client […]

Qt4 Music Player `Yarock` 1.0.0 Released With Improved Design, Advanced Library Search

Yarock 1.0.0 was released recently, getting an updated design with new icons, advanced library search and other interesting changes.For those not familiar with Yarock, this is a Qt4 music player “designed to provide an easy and pretty music collection browser based on cover art”. The player provides multiple views such as artists, albums, tracks, genre, […]

Add Telegram Support To Pidgin With Telegram Purple

Telegram Purple is a Pidgin (and other Libpurple-based messengers) plugin which adds support for Telegram.The plugin is based on Telegram-cli, a full-featured terminal-based client for Telegram, and is in early (pre-alpha) development stages. Right now, it supports the following features:chats / group-chats:send / receive messages;discover buddies/chats;discover buddy state and info;profile pictures: download and use profile […]

TeamViewer 10 Beta Available For Download [Remote Desktop Software]

TeamViewer is a popular application for remote control, desktop sharing, file transfer, online meetings and more, that’s available for Windows, Mac OSX, Linux, Android and iPhone. The application is free (freeware) for personal use and the Linux version uses Wine, which comes bundled with it (so users don’t have to install Wine to be able […]

Cinnamon 2.4 Brings A Smoother Experience, Improved Settings

Cinnamon 2.4 was released recently and it comes with improved settings, a redesigned toolbar for Nemo along with various other changes which bring a smoother overall experience.For Cinnamon 2.4, the developers tried to make the desktop more responsive and smoother. To achieve this, about 30 memory leaks were fixed, CJS was rebased on a newer […]

Download APKs From Google Play To Your Computer With Google Play Downloader

Google Play Downloader is a simple open source application which can be used to download APKs from Google Play to your computer.According to its developer, the application was created because he “didn’t like [his] Android AOSP system being tainted by Google root services, neither being filed in the Google account database”.Google Play Downloader isn’t some […]

Official Atom 64bit RPM And DEB Packages Available For Download [Quick Update]

I’m sure many Atom users already know this, but I didn’t get to write an article about it, so here’s a quick update: the Atom developers have started providing 64bit DEB packages for more than a month. Also, 4 days ago, they added official 64bit RPM packages.Of course, this doesn’t mean I’ll stop maintaining Atom […]

Folder Color Gets Caja And Nemo File Managers Support, Other Changes

Folder Color is a file manager extension that allows you to easily change folders  icon color, useful for instance to organize your folders, make some important folder stand out, etc.The latest Folder Color, which already supported Nautilus, adds support for Caja (the default MATE file manager) and Nemo (the default Cinnamon file manager):Folder Color for […]

Ubuntu Developer Tools Center 0.1 Released With Eclipse And Android ADT Support

Ubuntu Developer Tools Center (UDTC) 0.1 was released today and it includes support for Eclipse as a standalone IDE, Android ADT support (through Eclipse) and more. A couple of months ago, Canonical released Ubuntu Developer Tools Center (UDTC), a project to “enable quick and easy setup of common developers needs on Ubuntu”. Using it, you can […]

How To Install GNOME 3.14 In Ubuntu GNOME 14.10

GNOME 3.14 was released back in September and it includes some interesting changes like 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. More information HERE.Unfortunately, Ubuntu GNOME 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) ships with GNOME 3.12 for the most part (there are […]

ownCloud Ubuntu Package Affected By Multiple Critical Security Issues, Nobody To Fix It

ownCloud developer Lukas Reschke has sent an email to the Ubuntu Devel mailing list, requesting that ownCloud (server) is removed from the Ubuntu repositories because the package is old and there are multiple critical security bugs for which no fixes have been backported. He adds that:”Those security bugs allows an unauthenticated attacker to gain complete […]

Fix Brightness Getting Reset (To A Very Low Value Or Maximum) On Reboot In Ubuntu

If your laptop’s brightness is not saved and is set to a very low value or to maximum, each time you reboot and / or when you log out, read on for a fix / workaround.In both Ubuntu 14.04 and 14.10, my laptop’s brightness is not saved between sessions and is reset to a very […]

Ubuntu MATE Sees Its First Release (14.10)

Along with the other flavors, Ubuntu MATE 14.10 was released today. This is an unofficial (it will most probably become an official Ubuntu flavor in the near future) MATE-based Ubuntu flavor, “ideal for those who want the most out of their desktops, laptops and netbooks and prefer a traditional desktop metaphor”, which had its very […]

Ubuntu 14.10 Available For Download

Ubuntu 14.10 is now available for download. This release doesn’t ship with any new Unity features and it includes mostly bug fixes. Still, there are some under the hood changes and of course, updated applications.Unity 7As you probably already know if you’ve been following WebUpd8 or basically any Ubuntu-related blogs, Ubuntu 14.10 ships with almost […]

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 […]