Friday, December 30, 2016

How to Install HandBrake 1.0.1 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   HandBrake is a free and open-source video transcoder, originally developed in 2003 by Eric Petit (aka "titer" from his SVN repository username) to make ripping a film from a DVD to a data storage device easier. Since then, it has undergone many changes and revisions.
   HandBrake is available for Linux, macOS, and Windows. It uses third-party libraries such as Libav, libvpx, and x265.

HandBrake 1.0.1 Changelog:

  • Fixed a potential crash when using the VP8 or VP9 video encoders
  • Fixed a potential crash when using 2-pass ABR

How to install LibreOffice 5.2.4 RC2 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

 LibreOffice 5.2.4 is  bugfix release of the 5.2.x branch of LibreOffice which contains new features and program enhancements. As such, the version is stable and is suitable for all users. LibreOffice 5.2.4 version may contain a few annoying bugs which will be fixed in the next bugfix versions to come.

LibreOffice 5.2.4 RC2 Changelog: 

General for this RC: release configuration
  • the Linux and Mac packages can be installed in parallel to LibreOffice 5.1, but not run simultaneously - documents will be opened in the version you've started first.
  • the Windows package will update a previously installed version of LibreOffice

How to Install MPV 0.23.0 Media Player in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   MPV is a free and open-source media player forked from MPlayer2. It was started to modernize MPlayer by adding modern features, and removing unmaintainable code and dropping support for very old systems.

MPV 0.23.0 changelog
  • Features
    • vo_rpi: partially undeprecate
  • Added
    • vo_opengl: hwdec_cuda: Support P016 output surfaces

Thursday, December 29, 2016

How to install FileZilla released on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

    FileZilla is a free, cross-platform and full-featured FTP (File Transfer Protocol) solution for the Linux and Open Source ecosystems. It is also compatible with the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

FileZilla changelog
  •     Key file paths entered in the Site Manager are now saved to corresponding server entries in the transfer queue
  •     MSW: Work around a bug in wxWidgets causing bad icons in the remote directory tree due to wxImageList::GetBitmap errorneously stripping the alpha channel from images

How to install Qt 5.7.1 released on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

   Qt 5.7.1 has been released today. It contains all the latest bug fixes and improvements, including everything from Qt 5.6.2 patch release as well as additional improvements and functionality not available in the Qt 5.6 branch.

The brand new Qt Creator 4.2.0 is also included in the Qt 5.7.1 offline installer packages as well as the online installer.

For details of the new functionality, please check the Change files of Qt 5.7.1 and Qt Creator 4.2.0 release blog post.

How to Install MKVToolNix 9.7.1 on Ubuntu 16.10

     MKVtoolnix is a set of tools to create, alter, split, join and inspect Matroska files(mkv). With these tools one can get information about (mkvinfo) Matroska files, extract tracks/data from (mkvextract) Matroska files and create (mkvmerge) Matroska files from other media files. Matroska is a multimedia file format aiming to become THE new container format for the future. Use MKVCleaver or gMKVExtractGUI to extract/demultiplex mkv video and audio files.

MKVToolNix 9.7.1 changelog
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplex tool bug fix: under certain circumstances the GUI was creating invalid JSON files when starting to multiplex resulting in an error message ("JSON option files must contain a JSON array consisting solely of JSON strings").

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

How to Install Wireshark 2.2.3 on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

  Wireshark is the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer. It is used for troubleshooting, analysis, development and education.

Wireshark 2.2.3 Changelog:
  •     Arbitrary file deletion on Windows.
  •     Saving all exported objects (SMB/SMB2) results in out of physical memory.
  •     Export HTTP Objects - Single file shows as multiple files in 2.0.2.
  •     Follow Stream and graph buttons remain greyed out in conversation window.
  •     Dicom list of tags in element of VR=AT not properly decoded.

How to install Darktable 2.2.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

darktable 2.2.0 released  when updating from the currently stable 2.0.x series, please bear in mind that your edits will be preserved during this process, but it will not be possible to downgrade from 2.2 to 2.0.x any more. Well over 2k commits since 2.0.0, 298 pull requests handled, 360+ issues closed

Darktable 2.2 Changelog:
  •     Add new automatic perspective correction module
  •     Liquify tool for all your fancy pixel moving
  •     A new image module to use a Color Look Up Table (CLUT) to change colors in the image

Monday, December 26, 2016

How to Install GnuCash 2.6.15 Accounting Software on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports.

The GnuCash development team announces GnuCash 2.6.15, the fifteenth maintenance release in the 2.6-stable series.

How to Install digiKam 5.3.0 Released on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

After a 3rd release 5.2.0 published more than one month ago, the digiKam team is proud to announce the new release 5.3.0 of digiKam Software Collection. This version introduces an important common solution to deploy the application under Linux using AppImage bundle.

AppImage is an open-source project dedicated to provide a simple way to distribute portable software as compressed binary file, that standard user can run as well, without to install special dependencies. All is included into the bundle, as last Qt5 and KF5 frameworks. AppImage use Fuse file-system, which is de-compressed into a temporary directory to start the application.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Virtualbox 5.1.12 Released, Install on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

    VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop and embedded use.Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

Virtualbox 5.1.12 Changelog:
  •     VMM: fixed VERR_IEM_ASPECT_NOT_IMPLEMENTED Guru Meditations with certain Linux guests if KVM paravirtualization is enabled
  •     VMM: fixed VERR_VMX_UNABLE_TO_START_VM Guru Meditations under rare conditions
  •     GUI: prevent a crash under certain conditions if the VM is terminated very early

How To Install OpenShot Video Editor 2.2 released On Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

   OpenShot Video Editor is a free, open-source video editor for Linux. OpenShot can take your videos, photos, and music files and help you create the film you have always dreamed of. Easily add sub-titles, transitions, and effects, and then export your film to DVD, YouTube, Vimeo, Xbox 360, and many other common formats.

OpenShot Video Editor 2.2 Changelog:
  •     Selection handles (in progress)
  •     Ability to disable unit tests (useful for distros that have a broken unittest++ library)
  •     Broken Ubuntu 16.10 PPA fixed
  •     Fixed bug when opening .OSP projects via command line

How to install Vivaldi 1.6 Released on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

  Vivaldi Web Browser is a free, fully customizable web browser. Feature rich, powerful, secure and fun!

Vivaldi 1.6 Changelog:
  •     [New feature][Tabs] Detect numbers enclosed in brackets (parentheses) in page title to use as tab notifications (VB-23635)
  •     [New Feature][Tabs] Ctrl/⌘ double click tab should select tabs of same host (VB-23096)
  •     [New Feature][Tabs] Title renaming for tab stack: enable via "Settings → Tabs → Tab Features" (VB-23491)

Krita 3.1.1 released, Install on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

    Krita 3.1 is the first release that is fully supported on OSX (10.9 and later)! Krita 3.1 is the result of half a year of intense work and contains many new features, performance improvement and bug fixes. It’s now possible to use render animations (using ffmpeg) to gif or various video formats. You can use a curve editor to animate properties. Soft-proofing was added for seeing how your artwork will look in print. A new color picker that allows selecting wide-gamut colors. There is also a new brush engine that paints fast on large canvases, a stop-based gradient editor.

Krita 3.1.1 released highlights:
  •     OSX is fully supported from now on. The OpenGL canvas works just as well as everywhere else. There might still be OSX-specifc bugs, of course! But now is the time for OSX and MacOS fans to use Krita and report any issues they might come across.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

How To Install Calibre 2.74 on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

   Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. Calibre 2.X version is the most powerful release of the Calibre ebook software. The e-book editor supports Android phones, tablets on OS X and support for touchscreen windows tablets.

Calibre 2.74 Changelog:
New Features
  •     Amazon metadata download: Allow downloading from as well. To use go to Preferences->Metadata download and customize the amazon plugin to download from
  •     Edit Book: Allow disabling the ‘Files already arranged into folders’ message popup

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

How to Install Terminix 1.3.5 Released on Ubuntu With Quake Mode Improvements

   Terminix is a GTK3 tiling terminal emulator. The application allows splitting terminals horizontally and vertically, arranging them using drag and drop, along with quite a few other useful features.

Terminix 1.3.5 Changelog:
  • Quake mode:
    •  support showing window on active monitor (X11 only);
    •  added option to hide Terminix when focus is lost;
  •     force application menu to appear in headerbar on desktop environments that don’t support the Gnome Application menu;

How to Install Kdenlive 16.12.0 Video Editor on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

  Kdenlive 16.12 release cycle brings the much requested Rotoscoping effect back and new effects, Library improvements, OGG render profile, UI fixes and as with every release much more stability.

highlights of the Kdenlive 16.12.0 release:
  •     Allow custom cache folder. You can now define a custom folder per project to store temporary files. This can be useful if you want to store temporary files on another drive, and also if you want to easily move your project’s temporary files to another computer

Monday, December 19, 2016

How to Install Opera 42 Released with Built-in Currency Converter

    Opera 42, a new stable release of this Chromium based web browser, was released today. The new release features built-in currency converter and improved newsreader.

Features in Opera 42 includes:
  •     Built-in currency converter. Simply select the price you want to convert on the page and Opera will automatically show it in your local currency.
  •     Even smarter and faster startup
  •     Easier way to discover feeds. Opera’s personal newsreader offers a newspaper icon on address bar. (Disabled by default)

Sunday, December 18, 2016

How to Install Git 2.11.0 Released on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

 Git is a free and open source distributed version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects with speed and efficiency.

Git is easy to learn and has a tiny footprint with lightning fast performance. It outclasses SCM tools like Subversion, CVS, Perforce, and ClearCase with features like cheap local branching, convenient staging areas, and multiple workflows.

Git 2.11 new features are:
  • Git 2.11 now works on abbreviated SHA-1 names. It prints longer abbreviated SHA-1 names and has better tools for dealing with ambiguous short SHA-1s. Git 2.11 version ships with more performance optimizations tweaks. Git 2.11 is faster at accessing delta chains in its object database, which should improve the performance of many common operations.

How to Install Shotcut Video Editor 16.11.03 on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

  Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Major features include support for a wide range of formats; no import required meaning native timeline editing; Blackmagic Design support for input and preview monitoring; and resolution support to 4k.

Shotcut  16.11.02 Changelog:
  •     Added Constrained VBR for the video codec rate control mode to Export.
  •     Added Fixed option to video GOP to Export.
  •     New audio mixing mode that does not affect levels.
  •     Increased usage of floating point for audio processing to improve quality.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Install Audacious 3.8.1 released with Opus Cover Art Support on Ubuntu 16.10

    Audacious is an open source audio player. A descendant of XMMS, Audacious plays your music how you want it, without stealing away your computer’s resources from other tasks. Drag and drop folders and individual song files, search for artists and albums in your entire music library, or create and edit your own custom playlists. Listen to CD’s or stream music from the Internet.

Audacious 3.8 changelog :
  •     Fix randomly freezes in Windows.
  •     Time value can become larger than the track length by dragging the progress bar beyond the end of the trough.
  •     The ‘Do not load metadata for songs until played’ option appears twice in the QT interface preferences

Sunday, December 11, 2016

How to Install Kxstitch 2.0, cross stitch software on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

   KXStitch is a program that lets you create cross stitch patterns and charts. Patterns can be created from scratch on a user defined size of grid, which can be enlarged or reduced in size as your pattern progresses. Alternatively you can import images from many graphics formats which will allow you to reduce the number of colors and to restrict the conversion to full stitches or optionally use fractional stitches. You may also use an image as a background. These imported images can then be modified using the supplied tools to produce your final design.

Kxstitch 2.0 Features:
  •     Creation of new patterns
  •     Editing of existing patterns – KXStitch is also capable of reading PC Stitch 5 files.
  •     Use of various floss pallets, DMC, Anchor, Madeira, JP Coates
  •     Creation of custom palettes and colours.

How to Install MKVToolNix 9.6.0 on Ubuntu 16.10

   MKVtoolnix is a set of tools to create, alter, split, join and inspect Matroska files(mkv). With these tools one can get information about (mkvinfo) Matroska files, extract tracks/data from (mkvextract) Matroska files and create (mkvmerge) Matroska files from other media files. Matroska is a multimedia file format aiming to become THE new container format for the future. Use MKVCleaver or gMKVExtractGUI to extract/demultiplex mkv video and audio files.

MKVToolNix 9.6.0 changelog
  • mkvextract: VobSub bug fix: mkvextract will add a "langidx" line  to the .idx file upon extraction.
  • MKVToolNix GUI: multiplexer enhancement: added a column "source file's directory" to the track list.

How to install PyCharm 2016.3 in Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

    PyCharm is an IDE for Python development and has been considered as one of the best Python IDE by the experts. The IDE comes in professional and community edition. The community edition is free of cost, but professional edition has more features.

 PyCharm 2016.3 comes with these features:
  •     Better Django support
  •     Improved Python console
  •     Full support for Python 3.6
  •     Enhanced version control integration

How to Install Skype 1.13 Alpha on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

   Skype  is an application that provides video chat and voice call services. Users may exchange such digital documents as images, text, video and any others, and may transmit both text and video messages. Skype allows the creation of video conference calls. Skype is available for Microsoft Windows, Macintosh, or Linux, as well as Android, Blackberry, and both Apple and Windows smartphones and tablets.

Skype 1.13 Alpha Changelog:
  •     Enabled SMS sending
  •     Update to Electron 1.4.7
  •     Support for remote escalation of the 1-1 call to group call
  •     Improved crash reporting
  •     Added support for authentication token revocation
  •     Bugfixes and performance improvements

Thursday, December 1, 2016

How to Install Harmony Music Player 0.4.3 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   Harmony is an open-source music player with a sleek interface, available for Linux, Mac and Windows. This tutorial will be showing you how to install Harmony music player on Linux, including Debian 8, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 18, Elementary OS Loki and Arch Linux

Harmony 0.4.3 released changelog:

  •     Update Electron to 1.4.10
  •     Disable auto refresh on start -> add option to enable it
  •     Add choice for tray icon (black, white or normal)
  •     Add icons for tray menu buttons

How to Install Cinnamon 3.2.2 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to Gnome 2. The underlying technology is forked from Gnome Shell. The emphasis is put on making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience.

Cinnamon 3.2.2 Changelog:
  • build: Make AX_ macros optional
  • [Xlet settings] Fix for icon choosers stuck dialogs
  • [cinnamon-json-makepot] Added support for "title" key
  • Ensure a default icon size of 16px if the icon-size is not set in the indicator icon theme class.

How to Install ClipGrab 3.6.2 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites.  It converts downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in just one easy step.

Which sites are supported by ClipGrab?
  • YouTube
         YouTube is the most popular video website in the world. This is also why it is the most important site supported by ClipGrab.
Videos can be downloaded in HD (1080p und 720p) as well as in standard definition (480p, 360p and 240p).

How to install Vivaldi 1.5 Released on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   Vivaldi Web Browser is a free, fully customizable web browser. Feature rich, powerful, secure and fun!

Vivaldi 1.5 Changelog:
  • [New Feature][Themes] Philips Hue integration
  • [New Feature][Windows] Support for delta updates
  • [New Feature][Notes] Fetch screenshot automatically when adding a new note
  • [New Feature] Reader mode button in the URL field and a mapable keyboard shortcut
  • [New Feature] Built in Chromecast support