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

Download The Ubuntu 14.04 Community Wallpapers

The community wallpapers that will be included by default in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS have been revealed today:

Automate Tasks In Linux Using Actionaz, A Powerful Tool That Can Emulate Clicks, Key Presses And More

Actionaz is task automation tool written in C++ / Qt, available for Linux and Windows. Using it, you can run repetitive tasks automatically, all without having to know any programming languages.

Ubuntu Touch X86 Emulator: Better Emulator Performance, Faster Startup [Ubuntu Installation Instructions]

Yesterday I wrote about installing Ubuntu Touch Emulator (ARM) in Ubuntu, but as you've probably noticed from the video or from your own experience if you've installed it, the ARM emulator is very slow.

ClassicMenu Indicator 0.9 Released With New Configuration Options

ClassicMenu Indicator is, like the name says, a classic, old GNOME style menu available as an AppIndicator so it can be used in Unity, as an alternative for those who dislike Dash, but it should also work in other desktop environments.

Ubuntu Touch Emulator: Installation And Usage In Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10 And 12.04

A while back, Canonical released an experimental Ubuntu Touch emulator running Unity 8 and Mir. Back then, there were a few bugs, including a nasty one on 64bit that could break the system, but they were fixed and although the emulator is still pretty slow, I though I'd write an article on how to properly install and use the Ubuntu Touch Emulator in Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10 and 12.04.

How To Disable The Spotify Tray / AppIndicator Icon In Ubuntu

The native Spotify Linux client uses a tray icon / appindicator that can't be set by the icon theme so it doesn't integrate with the rest of the Ubuntu desktop.

Command Line YouTube Player `mps-youtube` Gets YouTube Playlists Support, More

mps-youtube, a command line tool to search, play and YouTube videos with local playlists support, has received quite a few changes since our previous article about it. The most important new feature is YouTube playlist support: you can now search and play YouTube playlists.

Bluefish - Powerful Editor for Developers

Bluefish is a powerful text editor aimed towards developers with features such as syntax highlighting, indentation, support for projects, auto-completion and more.

3 Ways to Embed Applications in System Tray

Docking various applications comes in handy especially when you want to have applications you’d like to run continuously without taking up taskbar space, but the application in question has no such option.

5 More Completely Free, Open-Source Games for Linux

Here’s the follow-up to this article which overviewed 12 free, open-source games for Linux. Some really nice games were left behind in that article, but fear not, this is an overview of 5 more free games for Linux.

Early Look at How Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Is Shaping Up

The next Ubuntu Long-Term Release, codenamed Trusty Tahr, will be released on April 17th, 2014 and will ship with several notable features, while mainly focusing on stable main components rather than bleeding-edge software, a very good decision which fits perfectly such a big release.

Dukto LAN File Transfer Tool Is Easy To Use, Multi-Platform

Dukto R6 is an open source, multi-platform LAN file transfer tool, useful to transfer files form one computer to another without having to worry about configurations, operating systems, clients, servers and so on.

MATE 1.8 Released

After 11 months of development, MATE 1.8 has been released, 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.

XBMC Media Center 13.0 Gotham Beta 1 Released

XBMC Media Center 13.0 "Gotham" Beta 1 has been released, bringing improvements across all platforms, such as hardware decoding on Android, proper PulseAudio support for Linux, improved settings, support for some 3D movie formats and more.

Fix "Cannot add PPA. Please check that the PPA name or format is correct" And Other CA-Certificates Related Issues In Ubuntu

Yesterday I encountered an issue in Ubuntu related to CA-certificates which resulted in errors when trying to add PPA repositories, cloning GIT repositories and more and I decided to make an article on how to fix these issues in Ubuntu, in case you run into the same issue.

Modify PDF Files In Linux With Master PDF Editor

Master PDF Editor is a multi-platform application written in Qt that allows you to create, edit and encrypt PDF and XPS files. The tool can be used to modify or add text, insert images, split, merge or delete pages from PDF files as well as for annotating PDFs, adding sticky notes and much more.

Create Classy Slow Motion Videos In Linux With slowmoVideo

slowmoVideo is a Qt application for Linux and Windows that can be used to create beautiful slow motion videos. But don't think all it does is change the video playback speed! The tool can smoothly slow down and speed up the video with optional motion blur.

How To Set Up Unlocator DNS Under Linux To Access Netflix, Hulu, CBS, ABC, Pandora and More Outside The US

Tunlr, a free DNS service that allowed its users to access US-based on-demand Internet streaming providers from outside the US, was shut down recently.

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