Friday, March 11, 2016

How To Install Spotify Stable In Ubuntu, Linux Mint.

Spotify is a popular music streaming site that gives you access to all your favorite songs. Spotify has also a Spotify client for Linux, that helps you use the spotify service better.

Spotify Homepage. 

Spotify is a great way to listen to music by streaming it on your phone, in your browser, or on your Linux desktop. You can stream everything, upgrade and sync tracks and playlists offline, or purchase individual tracks to keep forever.

Spotify release Info.

Spotify is a nice tool that lets you connect to your account either by providing the Facebook email and password or the Spotify account data. The program has a simple interface that should be easy to figure out by all users.

Spotify Community Forums.

All in all, Spotify is a nice program that goes hand in hand with the famous music streaming service. Less experienced individuals should find it easy to handle, thanks to the intuitive layout and its overall simplicity.

The latest version is 1.X

To install Spotify just run the following commands via your systems Terminal.

echo deb stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install spotify-client

NOTE: You may have to reboot your machine before using Spotify.

 That's all enjoy!


Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Curlew 2.1.2 Multi Converter Released. Ubuntu, Linux Mint.

Curlew is an open source graphical application built around the well known FFmpeg/avconv and Mencoder command-line video/audio conversion utilities to provide users with an easy-to-use video conversion tool.

Source Curlew at Sourceforge.

Thanks to its clean and straightforward user interface, you can use this application to effortlessly convert video files from one format to another. It can convert between more than 100 different multimedia formats. Curlew is written in Python and GTK+, which means that it will run on any Linux-based operating system that includes these two requirements. It is licensed under the Waqf Public License.

The latest version available is Curlew 2.1.2

To install Curlew just run the following commands via your systems Terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/apps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install curlew

That's all enjoy!


Thursday, March 3, 2016

Transmission BitTorrent Client 2.90 Released. Ubuntu, Linux Mint.

Transmission is an open source BitTorrent client for the GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris and Mac OS X operating systems. It provides users with a lightweight, low on resources torrent downloader that supports multiple desktop environments.

Transmission Homepage.

Transmission Changelog.

  • Fix renaming torrent files with common prefix
  • Fix some more thread safety bugs in the tr_list datatype
  • Fix infinite loop when removing torrent data
  • Add support for CyaSSL/WolfSSL and PolarSSL cryptographic backends; bump OpenSSL minimum to v0.9.7
  • Initial CMake build system support
  • Many improvements to support Windows builds with MSVS and MinGW; drop XP/2003 support, only Vista and up now
  • Allow building against system UTP and DHT libraries
  • Fix several memory leaks and buffer overflows
  • Support miniupnpc API v14
  • Fix "prefetch-enabled" value type in settings.json (boolean instead of integer)
  • Fix some issues discovered by static analysis (cppcheck, coverity)
  • Fix invalid JSON encoding for non-printable characters
  • Fix multi-threaded locale use when encoding/decoding JSON data
  • Fix encrypted communication with libevent 2.1+
  • Prevent completed pieces modification by webseeds
  • Require absolute paths in RPC requests
  • Fix and unify torrent origin display in GTK+, Qt and web clients
  • Fix crash on session shutdown (evdns_getaddrinfo_cancel)
  • Retry if RPC server fails to bind to specified address
  • Improve error checking on metadata retrieval
  • Improve UTF-8 validity checking (merge changes from LLVM)
  • Don't build transmission-cli by default (it's long deprecated)
In conclusion, Transmission is one of those unique and really great applications that you cannot live without. It is our favorite BitTorrent client, especially when working under the KDE, GNOME, Cinnamon, MATE, LXDE or Xfce desktop environments. We really wish that it could be integrated into GNOME.

The latest version is 2.90

To install Transmission just follow the instructions below.

1. Add the PPA to your system.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:transmissionbt/ppa
2. Now launch the Software updater.

3. Go ahead and update your system and Transmission will be downloaded and upgraded.

That's all enjoy!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Corebird Twitter Client 1.2 Released. Ubuntu, Linux Mint.

Corebird is an open source and completely free graphical application written in GTK+ for GNU/Linux systems, designed from the ground up to act as a native client for the amazing and widely used Twitter social networking service.

Corebird Homepage.

Corebird Changelog.

  • Inline media and avatars are no longer cached on disk
  • Videos now indicate download progress showing a preview thumbnail with a circular progress overlay
  • We download higher-resolution avatars on HiDPI displays now
  • The build system usage has seen a major refactoring an cleanup, thanks to Rico Tzschichholz
  • The sidebar is now at the top and dark
  • Favorites now us a heart icon
  • Sending tweets is now cancellable (e.g. when multiple images are attached, in which case it might take a while)
  • Inline media are now displayed “full-size”, scaled to the current window size.
  • Instagram videos are now correctly marked as videos, instead of was images
  • If you have GTK+ >= 3.19, there’s now a GtkShortcutsWindow accessible from the app menuexplaining the various keyboard shortcuts. Note that Corebird still compiles and runs with GTK+ 3.16
  • The big “add media” button in the compose window has been replaced with a regular text button. The added images are scaled down and displayed below it
  • You can quote your own tweets now
  • The settings dialog now contains a setting to hide “inappropriate content”, and it is enabled by default.
  • The file selection dialog in the compose window now keeps you from selecting files > 3MB.

The application presents users with a modern and attractive graphical user interface that displays all the tweets from all of the user’s followers at a glance. A minimalist sidebar will ensure that you easily navigate between Home, Mentions, Favorites, Direct Messages, Lists, Filters and Search.

The latest version is 1.2

To install Core bird just run the following commands via your systems Terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/corebird
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install corebird

That's all enjoy!

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Sylpheed 3.5.0 Email Client Released. Ubuntu, Linux Mint.

Sylpheed is a compact email client designed to handle your e-mail messages from multiple accounts. It is a useful utility for all individuals who prefer to receive and read their e-mails in a Windows application instead of using the browser.

Sylpheed Homepage.

The latest version is 3.5.0

All in all, if you want to manage your messages in a simple yet powerful e-mail client, Sylpheed is one of the applications that you should try. It comes with a good response time, a user-friendly GUI and it did not hang or freeze in our tests. A portable counterpart is also available for those who want to use their e-mail on the fly

To install Sylpheed just run the following commands via your systems Terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:klaus-vormweg/sylpheed
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install sylpheed

That's all enjoy!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Selene 2.7 Video Converter Released. Ubuntu Linux Mint.

Selene is an audio/video converter for converting files to OGG/OGV/MKV/MP4/WEBM/OPUS/AAC/FLAC/MP3/WAV formats. It aims to provide a simple GUI for converting files to popular formats along with powerful command-line options for automated/unattended encoding.

Selene Homepage.

Selene is an audio/video converter for linux that uses bash scripts for transcoding the input files. The scripts can use any command line utility for encoding the input and Selene will display the progress along with options to pause/resume/shutdown, etc.

Since the conversion process is driven by bash scripts, this makes Selene extremely flexible. Bash scripts can be written for a wide variety of transcoding tasks.

To install Selene just run the following commands via your systems Terminal.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:teejee2008/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install selene

That's all enjoy!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

XnConvert 1.7.2 Released. Ubuntu, Linux Mint.

XnConvert is a simple-to-use application which allows you to quickly perform several operations on your image files, including format conversion. It can be handled by individuals of any experience level.

XnConvert Homepage.

The image processing tool runs on a moderate amount of system resources, has a good response time, supports multiple languages for the interface, quickly finishes a task and manages to keep a good image quality after conversion. No errors have occurred during our tests and XnConvert did not freeze or crash. Unfortunately, the interface needs some improvements and there is no help file available. Other than that, we strongly recommend XnConvert to all users.

The latest version is 1.7.2

To install XnConvert just run the following commands via your systems Terminal.

The following commands are for X64 Systems.

sudo apt-get install gdebi
sudo gdebi XnConvert-linux-x64.deb

That's all enjoy!