Tuesday, January 31, 2017

How to Install HandBrake 1.0.2 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

  HandBrake is a free and open-source video transcoder, originally developed in 2003 by Eric Petit (aka "titer" from his SVN repository username) to make ripping a film from a DVD to a data storage device easier. Since then, it has undergone many changes and revisions.
   HandBrake is available for Linux, macOS, and Windows. It uses third-party libraries such as Libav, libvpx, and x265.

HandBrake 1.0.2 Changelog:

  • Add options for saving and loading queue files
  • Removed system tray icon due to performance issues on Ubuntu
  • Usability improvements
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes
  • And much more, see the announcement 

How to Install Audacious 3.8.2 released on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

    Audacious is an open source audio player. A descendant of XMMS, Audacious plays your music how you want it, without stealing away your computer’s resources from other tasks. Drag and drop folders and individual song files, search for artists and albums in your entire music library, or create and edit your own custom playlists. Listen to CD’s or stream music from the Internet.

Audacious 3.8 changelog :

  •  This is a very small release with fixes for bug some .m4a files are played the error
  •  the vulnerability recently discovered in Game_Music_Emu.

How to install Neofetch 3.0 system information tool on Ubuntu

   Neofetch is a CLI system information tool written in BASH. Neofetch displays information about your system next to an image, your OS logo, or any ascii file of your choice. The main purpose of Neofetch is to be used in screenshots to show other users what OS/Distro you're running, what Theme/Icons you're using and etc.

    Neofetch is highly customizable through the use of commandline flags or the user config file. There are over 50 config options to mess around with and there's the print_info() function and friends which let you add your own custom info.

How to install XnView MP 0.84 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   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 MP 0.84 Changlog:
  • [Bugs] Image saved ot updated in browser
  • [Bugs] UTF8 in .XnViewSort
  • [Bugs] Crash with .001 files
  • [Bugs] Wheel mouse in browser
  • [Bugs] VideoMode=true
  • [Bugs] Slow delete when many subfolders exist

How To Install GIMP 2.9 Development Version on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

    The latest development version of GIMP features a new revamped UI and usability changes. Several new themes by Benoit Touchette has been included in various shades of gray: Lighter, Light, Gray, Dark, Darker. The system theme has been preserved for users who prefer a completely consistent look of user interfaces across all desktop applications. The new UI themes are accompanied by symbolic icons.

   GIMP now keeps track of all GEGL-based filters that you used within one session and allows re-running them via the Filters > Recently Used submenu, just like old GIMP plug-ins. The new MyPaint Brush tool is now enabled by default.

Hoe to Install Sublime Text Editor On Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

    Sublime Text is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. You'll love the slick user interface, extraordinary features and amazing performance.

Sublime Text 3 Build 3126 features:
    •  Added Indexing Status to the Help menu to give more information about what the indexer is doing
    •  Fixed a compatibility issue with some third party syntax definitions that include JavaScript.sublime-syntax

    How to Install Wine 2.0 Stable on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, 16.10

       Wine 2.0  is the first release made on the new time-based, annual release schedule. This implies that some features that are being worked on but couldn't be finished in time have been deferred to the next development cycle. This includes in particular the Direct3D command stream, the full HID support, the Android graphics driver, and message-mode pipes.

    Wine 2.0 release highlights:
    •     support for Microsoft Office 2013
    •     the 64-bit support on macOS.
    •     support for Unicode 9.0
    •     better HiDPI scaling
    •     GStreamer 1.0 support

    Thursday, January 26, 2017

    Install Firefox 51 Released with FLAC, WebGL 2 Support on Ubuntu

    Mozilla Firefox web browser has reached the 51 stable release today, features FLAC playback, WebGL 2, video performance improvements, security fixes and other enhancements.

    Firefox 51 Changelog : 
    •     Added support for FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec) playback
    •     Improved reliability of browser data sync
    •     An even faster E10s! Tab Switching is better!
    •     Added Georgian (ka) and Kabyle (kab) locales

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    How to Install MKVToolNix 9.8.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

         MKVtoolnix is a set of tools to create, alter, split, join and inspect Matroska files(mkv). With these tools one can get information about (mkvinfo) Matroska files, extract tracks/data from (mkvextract) Matroska files and create (mkvmerge) Matroska files from other media files. Matroska is a multimedia file format aiming to become THE new container format for the future. Use MKVCleaver or gMKVExtractGUI to extract/demultiplex mkv video and audio files.

    MKVToolNix 9.8.0 changelog

    •  mkvmerge: VobSub in Matroska: mkvmerge will now create and use a default
        index for VobSub tracks read from Matroska files that are missing their
        CodecPrivate element (which normally contains said index).
    • GUI: added checks for several common problems with the installation. These
        checks will be executed when the GUI starts, and any problems will be
        reported to the user.

    How to Install Kdenlive 16.12.1 Video Editor on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

       Kdenlive is an open source video editing software, based on the MLT framework and FFmpeg libraries. We are a small team and are always welcoming new contributors.

       Kdenlive 16.12.1 the first maintenance release for the 16.12 cycle. Besides the usual bugfixes and usability improvements this release also marks the official release of the Windows port.

    Kdenlive 16.12.1 Changelog:
    •     Middle-click + move now pans title and monitor scene.
    •     Re-introduce transparency slider in titler background color.
    •     Disable delete tmp folder button if no folder exists.

    How to install SMPlayer 17.1.0 Released on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

      SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It doesn't need any external codecs. Just install SMPlayer and you'll be able to play all formats without the hassle to find and install codec packs.

       One of the most interesting features of SMPlayer: it remembers the settings of all files you play. So you start to watch a movie but you have to leave... don't worry, when you open that movie again it will be resumed at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume...
       SMPlayer is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the award-winning MPlayer, which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats. But apart from providing access for the most common and useful options of MPlayer, SMPlayer adds other interesting features like the possibility to play Youtube videos or download subtitles.

    Sunday, January 22, 2017

    How to install VidCutter 2.2.5 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

       VidCutter is a new open source video editor that does video trimming and merging, that’s all. Since it doesn’t provide advanced features, it is fairly simple to use and that’s what makes it more useful for simple editing tasks of splitting or joining videos.

    VidCutter video editor features

    VidCutter is a cross-platform video editor based on QT5. It uses FFmpeg for the backend. If I have to list the features, it would be:
    •     Open source
    •     Cross-platform app available for Linux, Windows and MacOS

    How to install oStorybook 5.00.02 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

        Storybook is an open source software for writers, essayists, authors. Used from the draft to the final work, with oStorybook you can never lose the history of the field of view. oStorybook helps you to maintain control over the various developments of your story.

    Except for the usual schedule, version 5.00.02 is available. The version of December 2016 presented some serious anomalies which justified this publication of urgency.

    Besides the correction of the anomalies, you will find the usual procession of new functions:
    •  addition of a module for internationalization assistance
    •  correction of dictionary download anomaly
    •  resolution of bug # 42 (direct addition of character, place, object)
    •  correction of the number of words calculation

    How to install Inkscape 0.92 via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

       The Inkscape project announces a new version 0.92 of its popular vector drawing software. New features include mesh gradients, improved SVG2 and CSS3 support, new path effects, interactive smoothing for the pencil tool, a new Object dialog for directly managing all drawing elements, and much more. Infrastructural changes are also under way, including a switch to CMake from the venerable Autotools build system.

    Inkscape 0.92 highlights
    •     Mesh Gradients are now supported.
    •     Many SVG2 and CSS3 properties are now supported (e.g. paint-order, mix-blend-mode). Not all are available from the GUI.
    •     The new Object dialog allows to select, label, hide and lock any object in the drawing from a dialog that lists them all

    Saturday, January 14, 2017

    Install Y PPA Manager, a tool for managing PPA on Ubuntu

       Y PPA Manager, as the name implies, is a tool for managing PPA (repositories): add, delete, cleaning PPA, finding packages in Launchpad PPA, the list of packages in Ubuntu and more. All this from a single user interface.

    Installation instructions:

     Opening terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and running the command:

    $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/y-ppa-manager

    $ sudo apt-get update

    $ sudo apt-get install y-ppa-manager

    Using Y PPA Manager

    Open PPA Manager and you will see a list Y PPA Manager features:
    •     Add a PPA
    •     Manage PPAs

    How to install Thunderbird 45.6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

       Thunderbird 45.6.0 is an open-source e-mail client and chat client developed by Mozilla. Among others, it has support for email addresses, newsgroup, news feed and chat (XMPP, IRC, Twitter) Client, managing multiple accounts. Also, it has support for different themes and its power can be extended by plugins.

    • The system integration dialog was shown every time when starting Thunderbird
    • Various security fixes

    Wednesday, January 11, 2017

    How to Install digiKam 5.4.0 Released on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

    Following the 4th release 5.3.0 published in November 2016, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.4.0 of digiKam Software Collection. This version introduces several improvements to the similarity search engine and a complete re-write of video file support.

    digiKam 5.4.0 Changelog:
    •     Usability improvements to the fuzzy sidebar functionality
    •     Duplicates search improvement
    •     Possibility to drag and drop an image into the Fuzzy search without import it.

    How to Install gLabels 3.4.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

        gLabels is a GNU/Linux program for creating labels and business cards. It is designed to work with various laser/ink-jet peel-off label and business card sheets that you’ll find at most office supply stores. gLabels is free software and is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).

    gLabels 3.4.0 Changelog:
    • Fixed missing contacts when importing from vcard.
    • Create vcard composite address entry from components, if missing.
    • Auto-detect file encoding of CSV files.
    • Fixed sensitivity of first handle of line objects.
    • Object dragging enhancements.

    How to Install Pixelitor 4.0.2 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

       Pixelitor is a free and open source image editing software that supports layers, layer masks, text layers, filters, multiple undo etc. It requires Java 8 (the browser plugin is not needed).
        As of 4.0.2, it has more than 80 image filters and color adjustments, some of which are unique to Pixelitor. Some of the gradients can also be found only here.

    Pixelitor 4.0.2 Changelog:
    •     Polygonal selection
    •     Duplicate image
    •     Rubylith mask view mode

    How to install jNetMap 0.5.4 released on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

        jNetMap will ping all registered devices every x minutes, updating it's status according to the result of the ping. Alternatively you can also monitor a specific port, such as port 80 for webservers. Available devices are green, unavailable devices are red. Gray means "unknown" and orange "not found".

    jNetMap 0.5.4 Changelog:
    •     Hungarian translation by Zoltan Fekete
    •     support for spacers in the toolbar
    •     added hamburger menu
    •     added script support (device menu)

    Tuesday, January 10, 2017

    How To Check WiFi Signal Strength on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

        Wavemon is a wireless device monitoring application that allows you to watch signal and noise levels, packet statistics, device configuration and network parameters of your wireless network hardware. It should work (though with varying features) with all devices supported by the Linux kernel.

    Dependencies    wavemon requires a Linux Kernel with wireless extensions enabled. If your Kernel setup uses CONFIG_CFG80211, make sure that the config option CONFIG_CFG80211_WEXT is set.

    In addition, minimally the following are required:
    •  Netlink libnl at least version 3.2,

    How to Install Arduino IDE 1.8.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

       Arduino is an open-source prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board.

    Arduino IDE 1.8.0 Changelog
    • Linux: running in command line mode doesn't require an X11 display anymore
    • "Save as" now clears the "modified" status
    • builder: Paths with strange UTF8 chars are now correctly handled
    • builder: .hpp and .hh file extensions are now considered valid sketch extension

    Saturday, January 7, 2017

    Install DB Browser for SQLite 3.9.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

        DB Browser for SQLite is a high quality, visual, open source tool to create, design, and edit database files compatible with SQLite.

        It is for users and developers wanting to create databases, search, and edit data. It uses a familiar spreadsheet-like interface, and you don't need to learn complicated SQL commands

    SQLite Browser 3.9.1 Changelog
    • Fixed default font selected being incorrectly detected.
    • Increased custom Page Size upper limit.

    How To Install Install Quod Libet 3.8.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

       Quod Libet is a GTK+-based audio player written in Python, using the Mutagen tagging library. It’s designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (don’t worry, regular searches work too). It lets you display and edit any tags you want in the file, for all the file formats it supports.

        The latest version available is QuodLibet 3.8.0, which has been recently released, bringing a huge list of changes:
    • concurrent.futures required (usually called python-futures, python-concurrent.futures or python2-futures in distros)
    • libgpod4 is no longer used

    How to install Darktable 2.2.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

       Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and raw developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

    announce the first bugfix release for the 2.2 series of darktable, 2.2.1

    Darktable 2.2.1 Changelog:
    New features:
    •  Show a dialog window that tells when locking the database/library failed
    •  Ask before deleting history stack from lightable.

    Thursday, January 5, 2017

    How to install Fotoxx 17.01 Photo Editor on Ubuntu 16.04, 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 16.11.1 Changelog:
    • Show the entire image directory hierarchy with [+] and [-] buttons to expand or contract subdirectories at each level. Click any entry for a gallery view.
    • Blend Image: Paint with the mouse to blend pixels within the mouse circle.

    How to Install Shotcut Video Editor 17.01.02 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

        Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Major features include support for a wide range of formats; no import required meaning native timeline editing; Blackmagic Design support for input and preview monitoring; and resolution support to 4k.

    Shotcut  17.01.02 Changelog:
    • This version is just bug fixes plus a Chinese translation for Taiwan was added. 

    How to Install Aria Maestosa Midi Tracker/Editor 1.4.13 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

        Aria Maestosa is an open-source (GPL) midi sequencer/editor. It lets you compose, edit and play midi files with a few clicks in a user-friendly interface offering score, keyboard, guitar, drum and controller views.

       Aria Maestosa runs on Mac OS X, Windows and Linux/Unix. It is translated in many languages including French, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish and Russian.

    Aria Maestosa 1.4.13 Changelog:
    • Fix encoding issue when exporting to midi on windows
    • Fix track name encoding when exporting to MIDI
    • Fix song name and copyright encoding when exporting to MIDI

    speedtest-cli: Command line interface for testing internet on Ubuntu

        Speedtest-cli is a script written in the Python programming language which measures the internet speed bidirectionally. This application allows you to check your internet speed upon distance in km, it can test against specific servers and it also provides a URL so that you can share your result on the internet.

    Install speedtest-cli on Ubuntu

       Run the following commands to install speedtest-cli on Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and Ubuntu 14.04 Systems:

    sudo apt-get install python-pip

    sudo pip install speedtest-cli

    Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    How to install Android Studio 2.2.3 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

       Android Studio is the official Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for Android app development, based on IntelliJ IDEA . On top of IntelliJ's powerful code editor and developer tools, Android Studio offers even more features that enhance your productivity when building Android apps

    Android Studio 2.2.3 changelog:
    •   ProGuard version rollback. Due to a correctness issue discovered in ProGuard 5.3.1, we have rolled back to ProGuard 5.2.1. We have worked with the ProGuard team on getting a fix quickly, and we expect to roll forward to ProGuard 5.3.2 in Android Studio 2.3 Canary 3.

    How to Install Master PDF Editor 4.0.10 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

       Master PDF editor is a complete solution for viewing, printing and editing PDF files. It’s developed by Code Industry Ltd and available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

    Master PDF Editor 4.0 is based on version 3.x. New release of the established PDF editor has all the best of what was implemented for earlier versions, but with lots of bug-fixes, new features and tools.
    •     Added function of scanning paper document into PDF file.
    •     Added OCR – optical character recognition.
    •     Added “Add/Delete Headers and Footers” function.

    How to Install Kid3 Tag Editor 3.4.4 in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

       Kid3 is an open-source cross-platform audio tag editor for many audio file formats. It supports DSF, MP3, Ogg, FLAC, MPC, MPEG-4 (mp4/m4a/m4b), AAC, Opus, SPX, TrueAudio, APE, WavPack, WMA, WAV, AIFF, tracker modules.

    •     Edit ID3v1.1 tags
    •     Edit all ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 frames
    •     Convert between ID3v1.1, ID3v2.3 and ID3v2.4 tags
    •     Edit tags in MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, DSF, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Opus, Speex,

    How to install Avidemux 2.6.16 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

       Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.
    Avidemux is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license.
    Avidemux 2.6.15 changelog 
    • Build : Avidemux can be built with visual c++ 2015 (losing some ASM)
    • OsX : Initialize fontconfig so that subtitling works
    • Core : Update ffmpeg to 3.0.5

    How to install DVDStyler 3.0.3 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

       DVDStyler 3.0.3 Authoring Tool released is a cross-platform free DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs. It allows not only burning of video files on DVD that can be played practically on any standalone DVD player, but also creation of individually designed DVD menus. It is Open Source Software and is completely free.


    •     create and burn DVD video with interactive menus
    •     design your own DVD menu or select one from the list of ready to use menu templates
    •     create photo slideshow
    •     add multiple subtitle and audio tracks