The community wallpapers that will be included by default in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS have been revealed today:
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.
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.
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.
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 is a powerful text editor aimed towards developers with features such as syntax highlighting, indentation, support for projects, auto-completion and more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
According to this announcement on Steam Community, Valve’s game Portal 2 Beta is now available on Steam for Linux. To access it in Linux, you will need to opt in to the beta from the Portal 2 properties in the Steam Library.
Permissions are very important in Linux since they define who can read or write to files. Let's take a simple example:
The overview includes only games which are completely free, with a permissive license for both the code and their content. I could not include here games like Urban Terror or Warsow, since their assets are not free, nor Steam games.
Canonical Announces Two Mobile Phones Manufacturers for Its Ubuntu Phones
I must say, Hedgewars is a really beautiful experience, in that it perfectly resembles the feeling of the original Worms game, and adds a great online playing experience via the in-game online server browser, new weapons, sound themes and game modifiers.