Install uGet Download Manager 2.0.1 in Ubuntu 15.10/15.04


This tutorial shows you how to install the latest uGet download manager in Ubuntu 15.10/15.04 and keep it up-to-date using its official PPA. uGet is an open-source, lightweight, and full-featured download manager for Linux, Windows, and Android. It allows you to download in multiple parallel streams for download acceleration, put files in a Download Queue, Pause & Resume downloads, Advanced ...

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Install Linphone (Open Source Alternative to Skype) in Ubuntu


Looking for a Skype alternative application to make voice and video calls on your desktop? Well, Linphone is one of the best choices for Ubuntu users. Linphone (contraction of Linux phone) is a free and open-source voice over IP (VoIP) service and SIP client developed by Belledonne Communications. It was initially developed for Linux, but now supports many additional platforms ...

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How-to Install/Upgrade to digiKam 4.10 in (K)Ubuntu 15.04


The open-source photo management software, digiKam 4.10.0, has been released last night with some bug fixes from Maik Qualmann who is maintaining KDE4 version while KF5 port is under progress. Here’s the full list of bugs fixed in digiKam 4.10.0: FILEIO : add non-rgb TIFF files support [patch] Crash when moving tags by D&D Can’t find Dutch translations of documentation ...

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Ubuntu 15.04: Auto Shutdown/Hibernate When Lid Closed


For laptop users, Ubuntu desktop only provide options “Suspend” and “Do Nothing” in its Power settings to act when the lid is closed. If you want your laptop automatically shutdown or hibernate when you close the lid, just do below steps: 1. Open terminal from the Dash or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run below command to ...

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Ubuntu 15.04 Tip: Minimize App Windows on Click


On the default Unity desktop, we can click on the left panel icons to launch or focus applications. Then do you want to minimize an application window by clicking on its shortcut icon on left launcher? Well, we can easily enable this feature in Ubuntu 15.04 via below steps: 1. Open Ubuntu Software Center, search for and install Unity Tweak ...

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Disable Guest Session in Ubuntu 15.04 Login Screen


For personal computers you may want to disable or remove the guest session from the login screen in Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet. This can be easily done by adding a rule into the configuration file of LightDM display manager. To get started: 1. Open Ubuntu Software Center, search for and install gksu, which allows to run graphical commands as root: ...

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Install Spotify in Ubuntu 15.04 & Fix not launch issue


This quick tutorial shows you how to install the Spotify client in Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid and fix the app does not launch issue due to miss library Install Spotify client: 1. Add Spotify’s official Linux repository by running command: sudo add-apt-repository "deb stable non-free" 2 Get the secure key: sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 94558F59 3. Refresh ...

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Install The Latest Shutter Screenshot Tool in Ubuntu


Shutter is the best feature-rich screenshot program for Ubuntu Linux. With it, you can take a screenshot of a specific area, window, your whole screen, or even of a website – apply different effects to it, draw on it to highlight points, and then upload to an image hosting site, all within one window. Shutter is a free, and open-source ...

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Install Darktable 1.6.4 in Ubuntu 14.10/Linux Mint 17

install darktable Ubuntu 14.04

A new release of Darktable, an open source photo workflow software, was announced a few days ago with various improvements, new camera support and translation updates. Darktable 1.6.4 changelog, according to the release note: General improvements: major rawspeed update facebook exporter update (first authentication usability should be much better now) first run opencl benchmark to prevent opencl auto-activation if GPU ...

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Install Latest Qmmp Qt Music Player in Ubuntu 15.04


Qmmp is an open-source qt-based music player with a Winamp-like user interface. It plays most common audio formats and supports XMMS and Winamp 2.x skins, mms, MPRIS, lyrics, CD playback, CUE sheet, etc. Qmmp works on Windows and Linux. While Ubuntu repositories provide an old version, here’s how to install the latest Qmmp 0.8.4 and keep it up-to-date in Ubuntu ...

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