Audacious Switches Back To GTK2, Adds New Qt-Based User Interface [Audacious 3.6 Alpha 1]

Audacious is a fast audio player that focuses on high audio quality and low resource usage, which comes with a pretty large plugin list and until now, it shipped with two interfaces: a GTK+ interface and a Winamp 2.x like interface (and so, it supports Winamp 2.x skins). As we pointed out a while back, […]

Canonical Announces Snappy Ubuntu Core, A Transactionally Updated Flavor For The Cloud

Canonical announced “snappy” Ubuntu Core yesterday, a new cloud-optimized Ubuntu edition that uses transactional updates.Below you can watch the snappy Ubuntu Core introductory video in which Ubuntu and Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth explains how snappy Ubuntu Core works:(direct video link)But what exactly is snappy Ubuntu Core? This new Ubuntu cloud flavor uses Ubuntu Core (a […]

Nuvola Player 2.5 Released With Spotify Web Player And Grooveshark Mobile (HTML5) Support

Nuvola Player 2.5 was released yesterday, bringing support for new services such as Spotify Web Player, Grooveshark Mobile (HTML5) and others, as well as improvements for some already existing services.For those not familiar with Nuvola Player, this is a cloud music player which integrates various cloud music services such as Google Play Music, Grooveshark, Amazon […]

Ubuntu Developer Tools Center Renamed To Ubuntu Make, Sees New Release

Ubuntu Developer Tools Center, a project to allow easy installation of common developer tools, has reached version 0.2. With this release, the project was renamed to Ubuntu Make, based on name proposals from the community.For now, Canonical is focusing on Android developers with Ubuntu Make, allowing easy installation of Android Studio and Eclipse, but in […]

Install Cinnamon 2.4 (Stable) In Ubuntu 14.04 Via PPA

Quick update for Ubuntu 14.04 users who want to try the latest Cinnamon 2.4 (stable): the two Cinnamon stable PPAs we covered a while back were updated recently with the latest Cinnamon 2.4 (2.4.5).Unfortunately there’s no Cinnamon 2.4.5 (stable) PPA for Ubuntu 14.10. The alternatives are to either add the Cinnamon Nightly PPA (unstable) or […]

QLLauncher: Quake Live Launcher For Linux

QLLauncher is a Quake Live launcher for Linux which comes with various tweaks that should improve the game’s performance. Furthermore, the tool supports downloading and updating Quake Live along with other useful features. For those not familiar with Quake Live, this is a free to play (with optional subscription options that include more arenas, game […]

How To Get Flash And H.264 To Work In Opera Browser (Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10 and 15.04)

Opera 26 (stable) was released for Linux today and if you’ve tried it, you might have noticed that, at least on a pretty fresh Ubuntu installation, Flash and H.264 don’t work.So here’s how to get Flash and H.264 (used for instance by the YouTube HTML5 player) to work with Opera on Ubuntu. The instructions below […]

Opera 26 Released, First Stable Linux Release In More Than A Year

Opera 26 (based on Chromium 39) was released today for Windows, Mac and Linux. This is the first stable Opera version available for Linux since Opera 12.16, which was released almost a year and a half ago.For Linux, the Opera 26 download page only offers Ubuntu 64bit deb binaries. According to the Opera for Linux […]

Syncthing GTK Gets HTTPS Support, Syncthing Daemon Auto-Updater And More

Syncthing GTK was updated recently with quite a few improvements, such as HTTPS support on Linux, an auto-updater for the Syncthing binary and much more.Syncthing GTK is a GTK3 & Python GUI for Syncthing, which includes a tray icon / Ubuntu AppIndicator. In case you’re not familiar with Syncthing, this is a cross-platform peer-to-peer file […]

Linux Mint 17.1 `Rebecca` Available For Download

Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” has been released and is available as usual in two main editions: MATE and Cinnamon. Let’s take a look at what’s new!Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca is a long term support release, based on Ubuntu 14.04 (just like Linux Mint 17), which will be supported until 2019.Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca”: changes shared […]

Insync For Linux Gets Nested Selective Sync Support (Unofficial Google Drive Client)

Insync is an unofficial Google Drive client which “extends Drive’s web functionality to your desktop by integrating tightly with Windows, Mac and Linux so you can get work done”.The app is not free: it costs $15 per Google account (one-time fee) and there are also plans for 3 Google accounts and for business – see […]

YouTube Command Line Player And Downloader `mps-youtube` 0.2.0 Released With Support For Downloading YouTube Playlists, More

mps-youtube is a command line tool that can be used to search, play and download YouTube videos, which supports both local and YouTube playlists. By default, mps-youtube is basically a YouTube audio player (and downloader), but you can enable external video playback (via mpv or MPlayer) from its options:Features:search and play audio / video from […]

How To Install RVM (Ruby Version Manager) In Ubuntu Via PPA

Ruby Version (enVironment) Manager (or simply RVM) is a tool that manages Ruby application environments and enables switching between them.RVM has not been packaged for recent Ubuntu versions (it’s only available for Ubuntu 12.04, but it’s a very old RVM version) and to install or update it, you must run a script. To make things […]

Video Transcoder `HandBrake` 0.10.0 Released With Support For New Encoders

HandBrake, a free, open source video transcoder for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X, has been updated to version 0.10.0, getting support for new encoders, like H.265 and VP8, along other interesting changes.For those who aren’t familiar with HandBrake, here’s a quick list of features:for input sources, HandBrake supports most common multimedia files and any […]

How To Use Compiz In Ubuntu MATE 14.04 Or 14.10

If you’re using Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS or 14.10, here’s a quick guide for how to install and configure Compiz. If something goes wrong or you’re not satisfied with Compiz, the article includes instructions for reverting the changes.Install and configure Compiz in Ubuntu MATE 14.04 or 14.10 (/w MATE 1.8)1. Install Compiz (along with some […]

KDE Connect Indicator: Use KDE Connect On Desktop Environments That Use AppIndicators (Unity, Pantheon, Etc.)

KDE Connect is a tool which allows you integrate the KDE Plasma Workspace with your smartphone (Android only for now), via WiFi. With the help of KDE Connect Indicator, you can now use KDE Connect in desktops which support Ubuntu AppIndicators, such as Unity, Pantheon (elementary OS), Xfce (Xubuntu) and so on.For those who aren’t familiar […]

FFmpeg Returns To The Official Ubuntu Repositories With Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet

Quick update for Ubuntu users: FFmpeg isn’t available in recent Ubuntu releases but that will change with Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet (currently under development, to be released in May, 2015).FFmpeg is a free software project that produces libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. Due to conflicts in the FFmpeg community, FFmpeg was forked back […]

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 […]