There are various ways of creating animated GIF images from video files under Linux, but most require cutting the video into images, then combining the images using GIMP or some other tools, but here's an easy way that only requires selecting the video, and optionally, changing the frame rate: Video 2 Gif.
OpenShot, a popular Linux video editor, has reached version 1.4.3 today, the new version bringing new effects, 3D animations, transitions, a new dark theme and more.
There are quite a few changes in Ubuntu 12.10 beta 2, including a new Unity version which brings some more polish and tweaks along with 3 new Unity lenses, Amazon and Ubuntu One Music store webapps installed by default, a new default wallpaper, but also some LightDM and Messaging Menu changes. Read on to find out more!
Valve has announced they will be testing internally their new Valve for Linux starting next week and a private external beta will be available sometime in October.
With no major release in more than 2 years, many thought Exaile, once a pretty popular music player (it was even the default Xubuntu music player), was dead. But it turns out that's not the case and a new version - 3.3.0 codenamed "jump" -, has been released a few days ago.
Everpad, an application that integrates the popular note taking service `Evernote` with Unity through an AppIndicator and Unity lens, was updated recently, the new version bringing a cool new feature for Ubuntu 12.10 users: support for Unity Previews, being one of the first unofficial lenses which takes advantage of this new feature.
Wunderlist is a cool task management application available for Windows, Linux, Mac, iOS and Android.
Cinnamon, the GNOME Shell fork used by default in Linux Mint 13 (Cinnamon Edition), has reached version 1.6, getting many new features: a new 2D session, workspace OSD, new applets and lots more!
CoverArt Browser is a Rhythmbox plugin that lets you browse and play your music via an album art view similar to the one available in Banshee.