20 Movie Players for Linux

This is an overview of 20 movie players available for Linux. Except the popular ones like VLC or Totem, I also overviewed several TV applications and several movie players for the terminal, which use ASCII characters for visualization, which is a really interesting option.

How To Install MATE 1.8 In Ubuntu

MATE 1.8 was released about 3 weeks ago, bringing various refinements and new features such as support for Metacity as window manager, side-by-side window tiling and more, as well as many bug fixes.

Multi-Platform youtube-dl GUI: YouTube dlG [Updated]

Youtube-dlG is a multi-platform GUI for the popular command line video download tool `youtube-dl`. The GUI lets you download multiple videos at once, can automatically convert downloaded videos to audio, lets you select the video quality and more.

Linux Mint Might Use The Same LTS Base For Linux Mint 17, 18, 19 and 20

In a comment posted recently, Clement Lefebvre, the Linux Mint Project Leader, points out that Linux Mint might use the same LTS base for Linux Mint 17 (to be released at the end of May 2014) as well as the next 3 releases.

MOC - Playing Music in the Terminal

When it comes to console music players, there are pretty decent options out there, and MOC is one of them. Together with applications like mp3blaster or the powerful CMus program, MOC, which stands for Music On Console, uses the Ncurses library, with a text-user interface, support for playlist, shortcuts and more.

How To Install Oracle Java 8 In Ubuntu Via PPA Repository [JDK8]

Oracle Java 8 is now stable. Below you'll find instructions on how to install it in Ubuntu / Linux Mint via a PPA repository. The PPA supports JDK8 for both 32bit and 64bit as well as ARM (ARM v6/v7 Hard Float ABI - there's no JDK 8 ARM Soft Float ABI archive available for download on Oracle's website).

Pinguy OS 14.04 Alpha Available For Testing

Pinguy OS 14.04 alpha, an Ubuntu remaster that ships with many popular applications and tweaks, is available for testing.

How To Install Oracle Java 8 In Debian Via Repository [JDK8]

Oracle Java 8 was released yesterday and it can be installed in Debian by using the WebUpd8 Java PPA repository.

KKEdit: Text Editor Inspired By BBEdit And Gedit [Ubuntu PPA]

KKEdit is an interesting text editor inspired by BBEdit (a Mac-only text editor) and Gedit. The application features jump to function declaration, bookmarks support, search/replace with regex support, option to save/restore sessions and more.

Intel Graphics Installer For Linux 1.0.4 Available For Download [Ubuntu 13.10 And Fedora 20]

The Intel Linux Graphics Installer was updated to version 1.0.4 and the new version supports Ubuntu 13.10 and Fedora 20.

Minimize On Click For Unity Launcher Available In Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Quick update: The Unity 7 minimize on click feature has landed in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.

How-To: Control Amarok from Command-Line

Controlling Amarok from a terminal may come in handy in various situations, and can also be a way of using scripts or aliases to give commands directly to Amarok, without having to even keep the window opened, instead leaving it running in the system tray.

Peerflix: Stream Torrents With VLC Or MPlayer Via Command Line

Peerflix is an experimental video streaming BitTorrent client for Node.js. The tool can be used to stream video torrents via command line and play the stream with your favorite video player, such as VLC or MPlayer.

 

Automatically Record Skype Calls In Linux With Skype Call Recorder

Skype Call Recorder is a small Linux utility that lets you record your Skype calls easily. The application can record all Skype audio calls automatically or you can set it to ask before recording a call.

22 Notes-Taking Applications for Linux

When it comes to taking notes, a simple text editor may do for some. However, Linux offers a wide range of specialized programs for this task, some of them shipping advanced features and powerful formatting and organizing tools.

Overview of Kate Editor in KDE 4.12.3

Over the years, Kate received a lot of new features and many improvements, turning it into a feature-complete editor with support for a huge number of languages.

Wallpaper Changer With Multi-Monitor Support `SyncWall` 2.0.0 Released, Available In PPA

SyncWall, a Qt wallpaper changer with multi-monitor support, was updated to version 2.0.0 recently and the new version is now available in the main WebUpd8 PPA for all supported Ubuntu versions.

Cross-Platform Video Editor `Avidemux` 2.6.8 Released

Avidemux, a cross-platform video editor especially useful for simple tasks like cutting a video, encoding and so on, has recently reached version 2.6.8.

How To Install Popcorn Time In Ubuntu (From Source) [Updated]

Popcorn Time is a new open source Netflix-style torrent streaming application which attracted a lot of media attention in the past few days.

The application allows users to stream movies (with subtitles) at no cost, making it illegal in most countries and because of that, the Popcorn Time downloads were removed, at least for now.

Update 17-mar-2014:

Fix Skype Not Using The Desktop GTK Theme In Ubuntu 64bit [Quick Tip]

On 64bit Ubuntu systems, Skype uses the Clearlooks theme instead of the default Ubuntu theme, Ambiance (this also happens with other themes).

 

This occurs because Skype is a 32bit application and the GTK2 theme engine (Murrine or Pixmap in most cases) is not installed for 32bit.

22 First-Person Shooters for Linux

Since Steam was ported to Linux, which really is very beneficial for the Linux in general and for the Linux gamers in particular, games like Half-Life 2 or Counter-Strike found their way natively on the Linux platform. There are also the well-known shooters actively developed like Alien Arena, Xonotic, UrbanTerror or AssaultCube.

30 Terminal Emulators for Linux

Terminal emulators, also called console or terminal applications, are programs which facilitate access to the shell, and usually offer user-friendly features like profiles, scrollback history, backgrounds and transparency effects, font configuration, tabs, mouse support and so on.

20 Great Terminal Replacements for GUI Applications

htop is an improved version of top, a complex process viewer which allows to visualize processes in real time, see memory and CPU consumption, send signals to processes, renice processes, and sort them by various options.

Install BitTorrent Sync GUI In Ubuntu Or Debian [PPA Repository]

An unofficial BitTorrent Sync GUI for Linux was released today, providing almost all the features available in the official Windows and Mac BTSync GUI.

How To Install Popcorn Time In Ubuntu (From Source)

Popcorn Time is a new open source Netflix-style torrent streaming application which attracted a lot of media attention in the past few days.
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