Monday, October 24, 2016

How to install Kernel 4.7.10 Released is End-of-Life on Ubuntu and derivative systems

Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds.

Linux Kernel 4.7.10 Hightlights
  • cfq: fix starvation of asynchronous writes
  • cachefiles: Fix attempt to read i_blocks after deleting file [ver #2]
  • vfs: move permission checking into notify_change() for utimes(NULL)
  • dlm: free workqueues after the connections
  • crypto: vmx - Fix memory corruption caused by p8_ghash
  • crypto: ghash-generic - move common definitions to a new header file
  • ext4: unmap metadata when zeroing blocks
  • ext4: release bh in make_indexed_dir
  • ext4: allow DAX writeback for hole punch

Fix Chrome Error ‘Adobe Flash is out of date’ on Ubuntu 16.10

   After installing the new version of Google Chrome browser, you may encounter “Adobe Flash Player is out of date” error while trying to play flash videos in the browser.

This is because Google Chrome does no longer come with bundled Adobe Flash Player since version 54, you need to manually update the flash via below steps:

1. Open Google Chrome and go to the components and typing following line in the address bar:


Sunday, October 23, 2016

How to install Kernel 4.4.27 Has Been Released on Ubuntu and derivative systems

    Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds.

Linux Kernel 4.4.27 Hightlights
  • cfq: fix starvation of asynchronous writes
  • vfs: move permission checking into notify_change() for utimes(NULL)
  • dlm: free workqueues after the connections
  • crypto: vmx - Fix memory corruption caused by p8_ghash
  • crypto: ghash-generic - move common definitions to a new header file
  • ext4: release bh in make_indexed_dir
  • ext4: allow DAX writeback for hole punch
  • ext4: fix memory leak in ext4_insert_range()

Saturday, October 22, 2016

GParted LiveCD 0.27.0-1 released

GParted is a free partition editor for graphically managing your disk partitions. With GParted you can resize, copy, and move partitions without data loss, enabling you to:
  •     Grow or shrink your C: drive
  •     Create space for new operating systems
  •     Attempt data rescue from lost partitions


    Perform actions with partitions such as:
  •   create or delete
  •   resize or move
  •   check
  •   label

Friday, October 21, 2016

How to install screenfetch on Ubuntu 16.10 to get your Linux system information in terminal

    screenFetch is a "Bash Screenshot Information Tool". This handy Bash script can be used to generate one of those nifty terminal theme information + ASCII distribution logos you see in everyone's screenshots nowadays. It will auto-detect your distribution and display an ASCII version of that distribution's logo and some valuable information to the right. There are options to specify no ASCII art, colors, taking a screenshot upon displaying info, and even customizing the screenshot command!

Screenfetch can display the following information:
  •     the name of your distro
  •     Linux kernel version
  •     uptime

Thursday, October 20, 2016

How to Install qBittorrent 3.3.7 on Ubuntu 16.10

     qBittorrent is a free, open-source and reliable P2P BitTorrent client, available for Linux, FreeBSD, Mac OS X and Windows. It aims to provide a free software alternative to uTorrent.

qBittorrent 3.3.7 changelog : 
       qBittorrent v3.3.7 was released. Minor bugfixes of v3.3.6. Mac OS X builds will be delayed a little bit because Qt 5.6.1 doesn't play nice and I'll need to rebuild 5.6.0.

  •     FEATURE: Delete torrent+files with Shift+Delete
  •     BUGFIX: Fix 6-hour speedplot point push rate.
  •     BUGFIX: Avoid spawning a new explorer.exe process when selecting "Open containing folder".
  •     BUGFIX: Fix loading of new geoip db due to an artificial size limit.
  •     BUGFIX: Better error handling and logging with smtp communication.
  •     SEARCH: Remove KickassTorrents search engine.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

How to Install Open Visual Traceroute 1.6.3 on Ubuntu 16.10/16.04

    Open visual traceroute is a free and open-source graphical traceroute tool, available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows. It can also perform packet sniffer and Whois lookup. Data is presented in a 3D map which can be exported to an image file and text file. The gantt view is useful to analyze network bottlenecks.

Open Visual Traceroute 1.6.3 Changelog:
  •     Add max number of hops for traceroute
  •     Add hostname filter for sniffer
  •     Improve embedded traceroute accuracy
  •     Add log windows to show application logs
  •     Add settings to hide non selected labels from the map
  •     Dynamic config to be able to update external content (ip address provider, geoip db location) without having to release a new version of the app

How to install virt-manager 1.4.0 on Ubuntu 16.10

    The virt-manager application is a desktop user interface for managing virtual machines through libvirt. It primarily targets KVM VMs, but also manages Xen and LXC (linux containers). It presents a summary view of running domains, their live performance & resource utilization statistics. Wizards enable the creation of new domains, and configuration & adjustment of a domain’s resource allocation & virtual hardware. An embedded VNC and SPICE client viewer presents a full graphical console to the guest domain.

virt-manager 1.4.0 changelog
  •     virt-manager: spice GL console support
  •     Bump gtk and pygobject deps to 3.14
  •     virt-manager: add checkbox to forget keyring password
  •     cli: add –graphics gl=
  •     cli: add –video accel3d=
  •     cli: add –graphics listen=none
  •     cli: add –transient flag

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

How to Install Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.8 release on Ubuntu 16.10/16.04

   Ubuntu Tweak is simple tool for configuring Ubuntu Desktop settings, it is no longer under maintenance since May 2016.  It allows tweaking of many useful desktop and system configuration options which are unavailable via native system tools.

Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.8 Changeslog:
  •     Cache path of Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird changed to ~/.cache
  •     Add support to clean the cache2 folder for Firefox
  •     Show “Computer Icon” and rename will crash in 14.04

How to Install Google Chrome 54 on Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Debian 8 and Linux Mint 18

   Google Chrome is a freeware web browser developed by Google. It was first released in 2008, for Microsoft Windows, and was later ported to Linux, OS X, iOS and Android. Google Chrome is also the main component of Chrome OS, where it serves a platform for running web apps.

Google Chrome 54 Security Fixes:
  • High CVE-2016-5181: Universal XSS in Blink.
  • High CVE-2016-5182: Heap overflow in Blink.
  • High CVE-2016-5183: Use after free in PDFium.
  • High CVE-2016-5185: Use after free in Blink.
  • High CVE-2016-5187: URL spoofing.
  • Medium CVE-2016-5188: UI spoofing.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Install I-Nex 7.6.0 - Monitoring Tool System/Hardware Information on Ubuntu 16.10/16.04

    I-Nex is an application that gathers information for hardware components available on your system and displays it using an user interface similar to the popular Windows tool CPU-Z.   I-Nex can display information for the following components: CPU, GPU, Motherboard, Sound, Hard disks, RAM, Network and USB as well as some system info like the hostname, Linux distribution and version, Xorg, GCC, GLX versions and Linux Kernel info.

I-Nex Features
  •     CPU Info
  •     GPU Info
  •     Motherboard details
  •     Memory details
  •     Kernel version details

How install Qt 5.6.2 released on Ubuntu 16.10/16.04

    Qt 5.6.2 has been released today. This is the second patch release to the long-term supported Qt 5.6, and there will still be more patch releases to come. While a patch release does not bring new features, it contains security fixes, error corrections and general improvements.

    The Qt 5.6.2 patch release continues the quality and maturity focus of Qt 5.6, bringing close to 900 improvements on top of the already solid Qt 5.6.1 release. These bug fixes and improvements are also available in the later releases of Qt including the upcoming Qt 5.7.1 and 5.8.0 releases. Qt 5.6.2 is well suited for users that can not upgrade to a later version of Qt, for example due to dependency to C++98 compiler.

     For details of the most important improvements and bug fixes in Qt 5.6.2, please check the change logs for each module.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

How to Install Krop 0.4.11 (PDF Crop Tool) on Ubuntu 16.04/16.10 and Debian 8

   Krop is a simple graphical tool to crop the pages of PDF files. It is free software, released under GPLv3+ in the sole hope that you or someone else may find it useful.

A few tricks
  •     If you press Trim Margins on a page without selections, then krop will automatically create a region for the full page with the margins trimmed.
  •     If you are cropping a PDF file with many pages, then you may have some exceptional pages which need to be cropped in a different way then the other pages. In that case, the option Exceptions under Selections apply to will be useful to you.

XnView MP 0.83 fix Video playback hangs - Install on Ubuntu 16.04

   XnView MP is the enhanced version of XnView Classic. It is a powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats.

XnView 0.83 changelog
  • [Requests] Naming of sidecar
  • [Bugs] Can't open PDF files on network drive
  • [Bugs] Linux: Moving create bad modified date
  • [Bugs] Some shortcuts don't work on MacOSX
  • [Bugs] OpenEXR on Linux
  • [Bugs] Video playback hangs
  • [Bugs] MacOSX Quits after displaying warning dialog  

Friday, October 14, 2016

Urban Terror 4.3.1 released HotFix to address them - Install on Ubuntu 16.10/16.04

   Urban Terror™ is a free multiplayer first person shooter developed by FrozenSand, that will run on any Quake III Arena compatible engine. It is available for Windows, Linux and Macintosh.

   Urban Terror can be described as a Hollywood tactical shooter; somewhat realism based, but the motto is "fun over realism". This results in a very unique, enjoyable and addictive game.

Urban Terror 4.3.1 Changelog :
  • Fixed the FPS drops / lag issue
  • Slightly improved engine performances on Windows
  • Fixed Ghosttown, Paris, Mykonos appearing as 3rd party maps in the server browser
  • Added instagib to server_example.cfg
  • and lots more

Install Wireshark 2.2.1 on Ubuntu 16.10

   Wireshark is the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer. It is used for troubleshooting, analysis, development and education.

Wireshark 2.2.1 Changelog 
  •    The Windows installers now ship with Qt 5.6. Previously they shipped with Qt 5.3
  •    The Bluetooth L2CAP dissector could crash.
  •    The NCP dissector could crash.
  •     Flow Graph colored data arrows
  •     Capture File Properties under Statistics Grayed Out after Stopping a Capture
  •     Qt: Hidden columns displayed during live capture
  •     Unable to save changes to coloring rules
  •     Bad description for NBSS error code 0x81

Psensor 1.1.5 Temperature Monitoring Tool for Linux - Install on Ubuntu 16.10/16.04

    Psensor is a GTK+ (Widget Toolkit for creating Graphical User Interface) based application software. It is one the simplest application to monitor hardware temperature and plot Real Time graph from the obtained data for quick review.

Features of Psensor
  •     Show Temperature of motherboard, CPU, GPU (Nvidia), Hard Disk Drives.
  •     Show CPU fan speed.
  •     Psensor is capable of showing remote server Temperature and Fan Speed.
  •     Show CPU usages, as well.
  •     Infact Psensor will detect any supported Hardware and report the Temperature as text and over graph, automatically.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

How to Install Skype 1.10 Alpha on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

    Skype  is an application that provides video chat and voice call services. Users may exchange such digital documents as images, text, video and any others, and may transmit both text and video messages. Skype allows the creation of video conference calls. Skype is available for Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, or Linux, as well as Android, Blackberry, and both Apple and Windows smartphones and tablets.

Highlights of Skype 1.10 for Linux Alpha

The team has been working hard on bringing video calls on Linux and today we have the experimental version ready for you. We are not quite there. The 1-on-1 video calls work only between Skype for Linux Alpha clients for now. Despite the early phase, we’d like to ask you, the Linux community, to help us with testing. Please let us know how the video works for you.

How to install Atom 1.11.0 Text Editor on Ubuntu

    Atom is a text editor that's modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file.

     Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for OS X, Linux, and Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies. Most of the extending packages have free software licenses and are community-built and maintained. Atom is based on Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell), a framework that enables cross-platform desktop applications using Chromium and Node.js. It is written in CoffeeScript and Less. It can also be used as an IDE. Atom was released from beta, as version 1.0, on June 25, 2015. Its developers call it a "hackable text editor for the 21st Century".

Language support
     Using the default plugins, the following languages are supported in some aspect as of v1.5.1: HTML, CSS, Less, Sass, GitHub Flavored Markdown, C/C++, C#, Go, Java, Objective-C, JavaScript, JSON, CoffeeScript, Python, PHP, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, shell script, Clojure, Perl, Git, Make, Property List (Apple), TOML, XML, YAML, Mustache & SQL.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

How to install Wine 1.8.5 Stable on Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04

Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

Wine 1.8.5 Changelog:
  • Windows Movie Maker 2.x needs ole32.dll.StgOpenPropStg
  • Microsoft Publisher 2007 and 2010 crash when opening documents/templates (TSF manager 'ITextStoreACPSink' must support QI with 'IID_ITextStoreACPServices')
  • Use-after-free in DdeClientTransaction in user32 dde tests
  • Windows utility 'relog.exe' crashes on unimplemented function 'pdh.dll.PdhGetLogFileTypeW'

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

How to install Terasology Alpha 4 on Ubuntu 16.10

   Terasology is a game that pays ample tribute to Minecraft in initial look and origin, but stakes out its own niche by adopting the NPC-helper and caretaker feel from such games as Dwarf Fortress and Dungeon Keeper, while striving for added depth and sophistication.

Terasology Alpha 4 changelog
  •     Dialogs – added to lineup as it is now used in DynamicCities to let the player interact with NPCs (for the trading system for instance)
  •     DynamicCities – heavily updated since last as part of @Cpt. Crispy Crunchy’s GSOC project, may need to run it with MedievalCities enabled too (possible crash issue without?)
  •     Economy – a basic market economy setup for DynamicCities
  •     GooeysQuests – also lots of new stuff by @Florian since last. Beginning to feel more like a dungeon, certainly more dangerous :D

How to install Fotoxx 16.10 Photo Editor on Ubuntu 16.10

   Fotoxx is a free Linux program for editing photos or other images and managing a large collection. Image directories (folders) can be viewed as a scrolling gallery of thumbnail images. Navigating directories and subdirectories is simple and fast. Click on a thumbnail for a full window view of the image. The image can be zoomed, panned and scrolled using the mouse. Gallery thumbnails can vary from small to huge. Popup windows can be used to view multiple images at any scale. Galleries are also used to display image search results and albums.

Fotoxx 16.10 changelog:
  •     Compensate GTK API changes in Ubuntu 16.10.
  •     Keys F1 (= help) and Escape (= cancel) were made consistent in all dialogs.
  •     The Select Hairy function and user interface were improved somewhat.
  •     The image search function saves its output to the album Search Results (preserve search results when subsequent actions replace the gallery).

How to Install Audio Recorder 1.6-2 on Ubuntu 16.10

Audio Recorder is a great free application allows you to record audio from your sound card, microphones, browsers, webcams, music players, Skype calls, and everything plays out of your loudspeakers.

This program supports several output formats such as OGG, M4A, FLAC, MP3, MP2, WAV, SPX. More features:
  •     a system tray indicator (enable it in settings page)
  •     automatic control via MPRIS2-compatible media players

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 16.10

   Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak now is at Final freeze stage, you can now upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 16.10 Final Beta. Ubuntu 16.10, codenamed Yakkety Yak, is scheduled to be released on October 13, 2016.

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 16.04 to Ubuntu 16.10

   Open terminal and insert command line...
$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get upgrade

$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Install Glances 2.7.1 - Real Time System Monitoring Tool on Ubuntu 16.04

   Glances is a cross-platform command-line curses-based system monitoring tool written in Python language which use the psutil library to grab informations from the system. With Glance, we can monitor CPU, Load Average, Memory, Network Interfaces, Disk I/O, Processes and File System spaces utilization.

Glances is a free tool and licensed under GPL to monitory GNU/Linux and FreeBSD operating systems. There are lots of interesting options available in Glances as well. One of the main features we have seen in Glances is that we can set thresholds (careful, warning and critical) in configuration file and informations will be shown in colors which indicates the bottleneck in the system.

Glances Features
  •     CPU Informations (user related applications, system core programs and idle programs.
  •     Total memory Information including RAM, Swap, Free memory etc.
  •     The average CPU load for the past 1min, 5mins and 15 mins.

How to install Kernel 4.7.6 released on Ubuntu 16.04

    Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds.

Linux Kernel 4.7.6 Hightlights

  • builddeb: really include objtool binary in headers package
  • iw_cxgb4: stop MPA_REPLY timer when disconnecting
  • Fixes: e4b76a2 ("RDMA/iw_cxgb4: stop_ep_timer() after MPA negotiation")
  • mm/kasan: don't reduce quarantine in atomic contexts
  • NMI watchdog: Watchdog detected hard LOCKUP on cpu 2irq event stamp: 1411258
  • kasan: avoid overflowing quarantine size on low memory systems
  • hostfs: Freeing an ERR_PTR in hostfs_fill_sb_common()
  • qxl: check for kmap failures

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

How to Install NetBeans 8.2 Released on Ubuntu 16.04

NetBeans is an open-source project dedicated to providing rock solid software development products (the NetBeans IDE and the NetBeans Platform) that address the needs of developers, users and the businesses who rely on NetBeans as a basis for their products; particularly, to enable them to develop these products quickly, efficiently and easily by leveraging the strengths of the Java platform and other relevant industry standards.

NetBeans 8.2 features:
  •     ECMAScript 6 support
  •     experimental ECMAScript 7 support
  •     better Node.js support
  •     improved Oracle JET support
  •     PHP 7 support

How to install FileZilla 3.22.1 released on Ubuntu

   FileZilla is a free, cross-platform and full-featured FTP (File Transfer Protocol) solution for the Linux and Open Source ecosystems. It is also compatible with the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

New features:
  •     Directory listing filters can now be exported and imported
  •     Added the "not all" filter match type to filter out all items not matching all conditions
  •     Added the "not all" search match type to search for all items not matching all conditions
  •     Building and running FileZilla now depends on libfilezilla >= 0.7.0 (
  •     Building and running FileZilla now depends on GnuTLS >= 3.4.15

Monday, October 3, 2016

How to Install Budgie Desktop 10.2.7 on Ubuntu 16.04

    Budgie is the flagship desktop of Solus and is a Solus project. Designed with the modern user in mind, it focuses on simplicity and elegance. Written from scratch with integration in mind, the Budgie desktop tightly integrates with the GNOME stack, employing underlying technologies to offer an alternative desktop experience.

Budgie Desktop 10.2.7 Changelog:
  •     The budgie panel applets can only be interacted with left-click now.
  •     A keyboard layout indicator is added to the panel.
  •     A dedicated Raven sidebar control is available.
  •     Added a user indicator to the panel.
  •     On screen displays
  •     Media player access
  •     Notification styling
  •     Window manager improvements

How to install Blender 2.78 released, 3D animation on Ubuntu 16.04

    Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

Blender 2.78  highlights:
  • Spherical Stereo images rendering support for VR
  • Grease Pencil is now a full 2D drawing & animation tool!
  • Viewport Rendering improvements
  • New Freehand curves drawing over surfaces!
  • Bendy Bones, powerful new options for B-Bones
  • Alembic support: import/export basic operators

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Install Skype 1.9 Alpha released with support for system HTTPS proxy

   Skype  is an application that provides video chat and voice call services. Users may exchange such digital documents as images, text, video and any others, and may transmit both text and video messages. Skype allows the creation of video conference calls. Skype is available for Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, or Linux, as well as Android, Blackberry, and both Apple and Windows smartphones and tablets.

Highlights of Skype 1.9 for Linux Alpha Changelog:
  •     Added the ability to mute notifications from specific conversation

  •     Added dark theme support (Settings->Personalisation->Dark theme)

  •     Added the option to disable emoticons completely

  •     Added support for /me command

  •     Added support for system HTTPS proxy
  •     Improved message quoting - now works even with Ctrl+C

LibreOffice 5.2.2 bugfixes and with import and export of signatures from OOXML files

    LibreOffice 5.2.2 is  bugfix release of the 5.2.x branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements. As such, the version is stable and is suitable for all users. LibreOffice 5.2.2 version may contain a few annoying bugs which will be fixed in the next bugfix versions to come.

LibreOffice 5.2.2 Changelog
  • RTF import: don't set default para style to the 0th char style
  • hyperlink tabpage put hyperlink name in wrong field
  • Unable to edit My Documents path
  • tooltips are truncated [rpmbuild]
  • lcms2: Out-of-bounds read in Type_MLU_Read()
  • fix cursor key movement in RTL text
  • DOCX import: handle w:gridAfter by faking cells
  • fix orientation issue after export to .xlsx (lo-5-2)
  • set correct default values to "0" of xfId attribute

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Final Beta released, Available for Download

   The final beta of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak has been released, features images for Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, and Ubuntu Studio flavors.

Ubuntu 16.10 beta2 features:
  •     Kubuntu 16.10 ships plasma 5.7 and kde applications 15.12
  •     LXQt images are postponed until Lubuntu 17.04
  •     Ubuntu Gnome 16.10:
    •   includes Gnome 3.20
    •   Many apps updated to Gnome 3.22 while core system is still at 3.20
    •   Most GNOME apps now have a Keyboard Shortcuts popup available in the app menu.
    •   LibreOffice 5.2 is included.
    •   experimental wayland session