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.

Google Translate CLI Lets You Translate Text From The Command Line

Google Translate CLI is a tool that lets you use translate text from the command line using Google Translate.

8 BitTorrent Clients for Linux

KTorrent is a full-featured, graphical BitTorrent client for KDE. It has a rich interface as well as support for magnet links, plugins, stopping/pausing and resuming downloads, extended torrent and peers information, system tray integration, plenty of configuration options.

Overview of Calligra 2.8 Office Suite

Calligra, the KDE office suite, has reached version 2.8 a few days ago.

Introduction to Linux and Ubuntu

This is the first article in a series intended to cover the basics of Linux and Ubuntu. In the course of several chapters, this series will explain pretty much everything to get started with Ubuntu.

Unity 7 Gets Its Own LockScreen [Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr]

Yet another interesting Unity 7 change will make it into Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr: Unity will get its own lockscreen.

Update: this feature landed in Ubuntu 14.04 last night.

Ubuntu 14.04 Themes To Use Borderless Window Decorations

Back in Ubuntu 11.04, the default Ubuntu themes (Ambiance and Radiance) had the window borders removed.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Default Wallpaper Revealed

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