Cinnamon 3.0.2 recently released, is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. This latest release comes with a number of fixes highlighted below. Cinnamon 3.0.2 Highlights: Cache generated thumbnails Fix desktop effects on dialogs and menus This prevents desktop effects on dialogs and menus from being used if desktop-effects Power applet: Fixed declaration of alias variable Window list: Fixed call on null object Fix handling of device icon where gicon is None cinnamon-settings: Don’t set the stack switcher to use the main settings stack on creation This is causing visual glitches in a lot of gtk themes when changing from the main icon view to a page that displays the stack switcher Fix highlighting not working correctly for multiple instances of an applet ExtensionCore.
Cinnamon 3.0 recently released, is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. Cinnamon 3.0 Highlights: Window management improvements on tiling, mapping and unmapping windows, compositor’s window groups and tracking of full screen windows Improved out of the box touchpad support (edge-scrolling and two-finger-scrolling can now be configured independently and are both enabled by default) New accessibility and sound settings (both rewritten as native cinnamon-settings modules) Battery powered devices can be renamed Different favorite applications can now be set for plain-text, documents and source code files Panel launchers now include application actions Animation effects are now enabled by default on dialogs and menus Favorites and system options can now be disabled in the menu applet The photo-frame desklet now also scans subdirectories Improved support for GTK 3.
Wireshark 2.0.2 recently released, is a free, open source packet analyzer used for network troubleshooting, monitoring, analysis, software and communications protocol development. The latest release Wireshark 2.0.2 comes with a number of vulnerabilities & bug fixes, including new and updated Capture File Support – 3GPP TS 32.423 Trace, iSeries, Ixia IxVeriWave, pcap, and pcapng. Wireshark 1.12.3 Updates HTTP 302 decoded as TCP when “Allow subdissector to reassemble TCP streams” option is enabled.
LiVES 2.4.5 Open Source Video Editor recently released, is a combination of realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one professional quality application. It will let you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. It is a very flexible tool which is used by both professional VJ’s and video editors – mix and switch clips from the keyboard, use dozens of realtime effects, trim and edit your clips in the clip editor, and bring them together using the multitrack timeline.
Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon Beta Edition had just been released and this release comes with Cinnamon 2.8. Linux Mint 17.3 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. Linux Mint 17.3 “Rosa” Cinnamon Update: New features: Software repositories are mirrored (i.e. duplicated on many servers) all over the world.
LiVES 2.4.3 recently released, is a combination of realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one professional quality application. It will let you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. It is a very flexible tool which is used by both professional VJ’s and video editors – mix and switch clips from the keyboard, use dozens of realtime effects, trim and edit your clips in the clip editor, and bring them together using the multitrack timeline.
QupZilla 1.8.9 recently released, is a new and very fast QtWebKit browser. It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms. QupZilla has all standard functions you expect from a web browser. It includes bookmarks, history (both also in sidebar) and tabs. You can manage RSS feeds with an included RSS reader, block ads with a builtin AdBlock plugin, block Flash content with Click2Flash and edit the local CA Certificates database with an SSL Manager.
Audio Recorder 1.7.5 recently released, is an audio recorder application for the GNOME 3 and Ubuntu’s Unity Desktops. This amazing program allows you to record your favourite music and audio to a file. It can record audio from your system’s soundcard, microphones, browsers, webcams & more. Put simply; if it plays out of your loudspeakers you can record it. This can also record your Skype-calls automatically. This latest release comes with a number of bugfixes and changes.
MPV 0.12.0 Video Player recently released, is a free, open source, and cross-platform movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2. MPV is a fork of mplayer2 and MPlayer. It shares some features with the former projects while introducing many more new features. It supports a wide variety of video file formats, audio and video codecs, and subtitle types. MPV 0.12.0 changelog Features New vo_opengl: support new VAAPI EGL interop (requires Mesa 11) vo_opengl: vaapi: add Wayland support bring back the x11 video output vo_opengl: support all kinds of GBRP formats Removed video: remove VDA support (VideoToolbox is preferred) Behavior vo_opengl: enable X11 EGL backend by default (disabled for NVIDIA due to driver bugs) ytdl: don’t override user-set format in no-video mode sub: adjust behavior on mismatching video/subtitle aspect ratio Options and Commands
Cinnamon 2.6.3 is now available for install on Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca and LMDE 2. Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. This latest update comes with a number of fixes and changes: Cinnamon 2.6.3 changelog mint-x-icons: Updated pidgin tray icons cinnamon-desktop, cinnamon-session, cinnamon-settings-daemon, cinnamon-screensaver Split “use-systemd” configuration key into three different keys for cinnamon-settings-daemon, cinnamon-session and cinnamon-screensaver Note: In Betsy, you’ll want to set the session and settings-daemon keys to true, and the screensaver key to false.
Cinnamon 2.4.8 is now available for install / update. Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. This latest update comes with a number of fixes and changes: cinnamon Fixed wrong week number in calendar applet Background slideshow: use os.execvp instead of os.system to keep cinnamon-slideshow from having child processes Update xlet stylesheet as well on “Alt+F2 rt” Added missing tooltip for Keybinding xlet widgets Fixed a memory leak Tweaked how the panel icon is used to prevent occasionally getting an oversized icons when restarting cinnamon or changing cinnamon themes Applet.
Popcorn Time 0.3.7 finally had been released and this release brings with it a new slew of bugs and bug fixes and not just the TV show covers fixes. A notable fix in this release is the fixed IP detection for external devices, and the Remote API. So for those with issues with Covers in Favorites, you’ll have to re-add the shows to Favorites. Popcorn Time 0.3.7 changelog BugFixes: Fall back to Sequential ID when AirPlay devices do not respond to ServerInfo queries Rebuild the new built-in VPN Client Renamed “External” to “ExtPlayer” to avoid confusion with non-local devices Fix the movie cover resizing code and garbage collect the cache to ensure old metadata isn’t used Greatly improves the built-in DLNA detection Fix retina display for Ultra HD screens Properly hide the spinner in cases where an error occurs Always show the FileSelector if TorrentCol is active.
Unknown Horizons Release 2014.1 which was released end of last year, is a 2D realtime strategy simulation with an emphasis on economy and city building. Expand your small settlement to a strong and wealthy colony, collect taxes and supply your inhabitants with valuable goods. Increase your power with a well balanced economy and with strategic trade and diplomacy. Unknown Horizons Release 2014.1 new features Only expand settlement range for certain buildings Color overlays (if running with FIFE 0.
The Chrome team have released a stable version of Google Chrome 41.0.2272.76 for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 41.0.2272.76 contains a number of fixes and improvements, including – A number of new apps/extension APIs; Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance. Google Chrome 41.0.2272.76 updates Prevent login as new user on disabled devices [net] Subtract timestamps to determine if uploading file changed. VP8Parser: Fix calculation of DCT partition sizes.
Wine 1.7.36 has been released and this comes various bug fixes including support for typographic features in DirectWrite. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.36 update Some preliminary 64-bit support for Mac OS X. Support for configuring speakers in Winecfg. Improved support for Mac OS X Trash folder. Support for typographic features in DirectWrite.
FileZilla Client is an open source, cross-platform graphical FTP (port 21), SFTP (port 22), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS – Port 990) client with lots of features and an intuitive graphical user interface. Among others, the features of FileZilla includes Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X and more, IPv6 support, Available in many languages, Supports resume and transfer of large files 4GB, Tabbed user interface, Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue, Bookmarks, Drag & drop support, Configurable transfer speed limits, Filename filters, Directory comparison, Network configuration wizard, Remote file editing, Keep-alive, HTTP/1.
Telegram Desktop is an open-source and cross platform Telegram client for Linux. “Telegram” is a messaging app with a focus on speed and security, it’s superfast, simple and free. You can use Telegram on all your devices at the same time — your messages sync seamlessly across any of your phones, tablets or computers. With Telegram, you can send messages, photos, videos and files of any type (doc, zip, mp3, etc) to people who are in your phone contacts and have Telegram.
Android Studio 1.1 Preview 1 had just been released to the canary and dev channels. This release for version 1.1 is focused on bug fixes. Version 1.2 is currently been worked on in parallel where the platform will be migrating to the IntelliJ 14 codebase, among other feature work. However, in addition to the bug fixes there are some notable improvements: New projects now create launcher icons as @mipmap resources instead of @drawable The various “cleanup” detectors for lint (e.
The KDE team has announced the release of Plasma 5.2 beta version. This release adds a number of new components and improves the existing desktop. This release of Plasma comes with some new components to make your desktop even more complete: BlueDevil: a range of desktop components to manage Bluetooth devices. It’ll set up your mouse, keyboard, send & receive files and you can browse for devices KSSHAskPass: if you access computers with ssh keys but those keys have passwords this module will give you a graphical UI to enter those passwords Muon: install and manage software and other addons for your computer Login theme configuration (SDDM): SDDM is now the login manager of choice for Plasma and this new System Settings module allows you to configure the theme Read On
The KDE team has just announced the release of the first stability update for KDE Applications 14.12.1. This release contains only bugfixes and translation updates, providing a safe and pleasant update for everyone. More than 50 recorded bugfixes include improvements to the archiving tool Ark, Umbrello UML Modeller, the document viewer Okular, the pronunciation learning application Artikulate and remote desktop client KRDC. This release also includes Long Term Support versions of Plasma Workspaces 4.
GTK+ 3.14.7 (GIMP Toolkit) recently releases, is a cross-platform graphical toolkit variety, according to the LGPL license issued. Although originally written for GIMP, GTK + is now widespread and has become one of the mainstream Linux development tools to develop graphical applications, of course, is not required to be in GTK + on Linux, in fact, the current GTK + has been successfully windows version. You can use your familiar language with GTK, because GTK + has been bound to almost all popular languages such as: C ++, Guile, Perl, Python, TOM, Ada95, Objective C, Free Pascal, and Eiffel.
The Linux Mint team has announced the release of Linux Mint 17.1 ‘Rebecca’ (Both Xfce & MATE editions). Linux Mint 17.1 is a long term support release which will be supported until 2019. It comes with updated software and brings refinements and many new features to make your desktop even more comfortable to use. Linux Mint 17.1 New features: Out of the box support for Compiz Update Manager Language Settings Login Screen System Improvements Artwork Improvements Other Improvements Main Components LTS Strategy For a complete overview and to see screenshots of the new features, visit: “What’s new in Linux Mint 17.
Cinnamon 2.4 which was recently released, is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and featuring a traditional layout, built from modern technology for user experience. Cinnamon is a GTK+ 3-based desktop environment, forked from the GNOME Shell. Cinnamon was developed and maintained by Linux Mint team. There is also plan by the Linux mint team to release Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” with Cinnamon 2.4. Cinnamon 2.4 update CJS was rebased to reduce memory usage 30 memory leaks were fixed in this release Added Mint-X icon theme for Cinnamon Settings Cinnamon desktop now starts with a zoom animation The login sound is now handled directly by Cinnamon Similar to Windows, “Super+e” now opens up the home directory Modules in Cinnamon Settings and categories in the application menu are now sorted alphabetically.
Android Studio is a new Android development environment based on IntelliJ IDEA and similar to Eclipse with the ADT Plugin. Android Studio provides integrated Android developer tools for development and debugging. Install Android Studio in Ubuntu 14.04, 13.10, Linux Mint sudo apt-add-repository ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install android-studio You need to restart the machine for the application to show up in Dash You can also click on Check for updates now if any Uninstall Android Studio – Install PPA Purge if you haven’t already sudo apt-get install ppa-purge – Now purge the installed PPA sudo ppa-purge ppa:paolorotolo/android-studio
Adobe Reader is the most popular free global standard software used for viewing, printing, and commenting on PDF documents. Its available in Windows, Mac and Linux platforms and even on smart phones. The latest version available as at the time of putting together this post was v9.5.5. Below is step by step approach on how to install Acrobat Reader. I have successfully installed Adobe Acrobat Reader on Linux Mint 16 (32bit & 64bit) and Ubuntu (64bit) and it worked.
In this tutorial you’ll see how to Install MS Office 2010 on Linux Mint/Ubuntu using PlayOnLinux .PlayOnLinux is a useful piece of software based on Wine which allows you to easily install many Windows applications with relative ease. PlayOnLiux is free and does not require a Windows licence for use. Follow the steps outlined below to install MS Office 2010 on Linux Mint/Ubuntu. Install MS Office 2010 on Linux Mint or Ubuntu using PlayOnLinux Note: I am installing on a 32bit Linux Mint Step 1: Install Latest version of Wine sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install wine1.
Winetricks is a script to install some basic components (typically Microsoft DLLs and fonts) and tweak settings required for some applications to run correctly under Wine. It can fully automate the install of a number of apps and games, including applying any needed workarounds. In this tutorial, I will demonstrate how to install Winetricks, Install Windows Apps and launch installed apps. First you will need to have installed Wine (See Installing Wine for details) Step 1: Install Winetricks [code laguage=”js”]# sudo apt-get install winetricks[/code]
Wine which stands for for Wine is not an Emulator, is an open-source software application that allows Linux users to run Windows programs. This can be helpful for programmers who have to test the compatibility of programs and scripts with Windows. As at the time of writing this post, the latest stable release was 1.6.2. See Wine Announcement for full details of this release This release had been tested on the different editions of Linux Mint 16 and Ubuntu 13.
Linux Mint 16 KDE Edition recently released as part of the Linux Mint 16 Editions codename “Petra” is a vibrant, innovative, advanced, modern looking and full-featured desktop environment. This edition features all the improvements from the latest Linux Mint release on top of KDE 4.11. For a complete tour of the new features in KDE 4.11, visit http://linuxmint.com/rel_petra_kde_whatsnew.php. I have documented below steps to installing KDE Edition (64bit) on a VirtualBox for those that fancy a trial Step 1: Download ISO file – Visit Linux Mint download page and download either 32bit or 64bit.
Linux Mint 16 Cinnamon Edition recently released as part of the Linux Mint 16 Editions codename “Petra” is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to GNOME Panel (GNOME 2); however, the underlying technology was forked from GNOME Shell (GNOME 3). The emphasis is put on making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience.