Sunday, May 21, 2017

Elementary OS 0.4.1 Released, Based on Ubuntu 16.04.2

Daniel Foré has announced the release of elementary OS 0.4.1, the first point update of the project's "Loki" series. The new version is based on Ubuntu 16.04.2


Release of a major update to elementary OS Loki: version 0.4.1. This release brings a new hardware enablement stack, all of the updates to Loki thus far, plus a brand new AppCenter. Let’s dive into the details.

Hardware Enablement

Thanks to the wonderful work of the folks at Canonical and Ubuntu, Loki 0.4.1 ships with a newer kernel and X server as part of the Ubuntu 16.04.2 core. This means Linux 4.8 and better support for 7th generation Intel (Kaby Lake) chipsets, among other hardware compatibility and performance improvements.

Updates to Loki

If you’ve been following along on Medium, you’ll remember the updates posts from December, January, February, March, and April. The 0.4.1 release contains all of those updates as well as the latest Granite for developers. If you haven’t already read those posts, be sure to check them out for more details. Notable updates include a significant upgrade to Epiphany, several fixes in Files, a redesigned metadata sidebar for Photos, new Bluetooth settings, a microphone indicator and bluetooth device controls in the sound indicator, a brightness slider in the power indicator, the ability to start an AppCenter search from the applications menu, Look & Feel updates, better support for CJK input methods, better translations, and more. if you’ve kept up to date, there’s nothing exclusive to 0.4.1, but it does mean fewer updates to download on new installs and a better experience out of the box. 0.4.1 isn’t just a minor bug fix release with a few bumped packages; this release includes a ton of new features that represent 8 months of solid development work.

A brand new AppCenter, latest updates

As you might have already noticed, the folks over at elementary have been working hard in the past few months to revamp the AppCenter graphical package manager, which is included in today's elementary OS 0.4.1 "Loki" release. The new AppCenter comes with support for applications submitted to the AppCenter Dashboard, thus encouraging third-party developers to build apps for elementary OS.

"We’re excited for developers to get their apps directly in the hands of users. If you’re an interested developer, be sure to head over to the AppCenter Dashboard to sign up for the public beta and check out our publishing documentation," said Daniel Foré in the release announcement. "We’re also looking forward to pushing out continued updates to AppCenter with new features."

Apart from the user interface revamp, various stability, quality and performance improvements were also added to the AppCenter, among which we can mention that the Infobar is now displayed when users need to restart their computers after applying important updates, and the appearance of hardware drivers in the updates tab. Download elementary OS 0.4.1 "Loki" right now!




Download

Source link :
https://medium.com/elementaryos/new-release-elementary-os-loki-0-4-1-2a756549ee76
http://news.softpedia.com/news/elementary-os-0-4-1-arrives-with-new-appcenter-latest-hwe-from-ubuntu-16-04-2-515807.shtml

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Calibre 2.85.1 is Available, Ebook Library Management For Linux


Calibre is an open source e-book library management application designed for the 21th century, for the digital world that were are living in right now. It lets users to manipulate digital books in any way possible. It helps users to easily read ebooks on their personal computer, convert ebooks from one format to another, create electronic books based on recipes of your very own ideas.

Features at a glance

The software can download news from a sleuth of various sources, and comes with a content server for online access. Syncing ebooks to a supported mobile reader device is also possible with Calibre. E-book library management is the the main component of the application, displayed every time you open the application. From here, you can convert and organize e-books in a simple manner. It imports and exports many ebook formats, including ePub, MOBI, AZW, DOC, XML, etc. Just like any other software that can be extended via plugins, Calibre features an internal collection of add-ons, which provide support for editing metadata of ebooks, or add support for various ebook readers.

What's new in Calibre 2.85.1

  • New Features:
  • Book details panel: Allow right click to search the internet for the current book
  • Book details panel: Allow right clicking on an author name to search the internet for works by that author
  • Book details panel: Clicking an author name now searches Goodreads by default instead of Wikipedia. Can be changed in Preferences->Look & feel->Book details
  • Kobo driver: Add support for the Kobo Auro H2O Edition 2
  • Bug Fixes:
  • PDF Output: Fix a regression in the previous release that broke conversion to PDF for some files.
  • DOCX Output: Fix lengths specified in percentage of page size not being converted correctly.
  • DOCX Output: Fix some hyperlinks not working in word because the bookmark name is longer than forty characters.
  • DOCX Output: Prevent images from being larger than the page size.
  • Comic Input: Fix the number of colors control not allowing values less than 8
  • Kobo driver: Fix main memory and Card A being swapped on some systems
  • Kobo driver: Fix the ignore collections option being accidentally case-insensitive
  • Preferences->Toolbars: Show an error message when the user tries to remove either the Preferences or Location Manager buttons instead of just silently adding them back.
  • version 2.85.1 contains a fix for a regression that cause the Open with action to go missing from the right click menu of the Book details panel
  • New news sources:
  • Balkanist by Darko Miletic
  • Improved news sources:
  • Private Eye

Installation instructions:

For Arch Linux, Manjaro, ArchBang, Antergos and other Arch Linux derivative systems, Calibre is available via AUR, so, in order to install it, do:
$ sudo pacman -Sy yaourt
$ sudo yaourt calibre

For other Linux systems, including Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pinguy OS, Elementary OS, Deepin, Peppermint, LXLE, Linux Lite, Debian, Robolinux, SparkyLinux, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, Mageia or OpenMandriva (and others), the developers have created an installation script that can be triggered via the below oneliner:
$ sudo su
# sudo -v && wget --no-check-certificate -nv -O- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/kovidgoyal/calibre/master/setup/linux-installer.py | sudo python -c "import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write('Download failed\n'); exec(sys.stdin.read()); main()"

Installation progress :


Installation is finished and run 'calibre'


and click next :




and finish, start calibre ( open terminal and follow the command 'calibre')

Update Linux Kernel 4.11.1 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Elementary OS



Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliances.

Includes powerful features

Linux provides users with powerful features, such as true multitasking, multistack networking, shared copy-on-write executables, shared libraries, demand loading, virtual memory, and proper memory management.

Initially designed only for 386/486-based computers, now Linux supports a wide range of architectures, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.


Linux kernel 4.11 was unveiled by Linus Torvalds two weeks ago, on April 30, 2017, which stayed marked as a "mainline" kernel on kernel.org until today when the Linux 4.11.1 patch landed as the latest stable kernel available for Linux-based operating systems. This, of course, means that it can now be deployed on various stable GNU/Linux distros that want to have the newest Linux kernel.

"I'm announcing the release of the 4.11.1 kernel.All users of the 4.11 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 4.11.y git tree can be found at: git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git linux-4.11.y and can be browsed at the normal kernel.org git web browser: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-stable.git;a=summary," said Greg Kroah-Hartman.


How to Upgrade to Linux Kernel 4.11.1 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Elementary OS

To Install/Update and upgrade Linux Kernel 4.11.1 on Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zelus, Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.04, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Linux Lite 2.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems , open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Ubuntu 32 bit :
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.1/linux-headers-4.11.1-041101_4.11.1-041101.201705140931_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.1/linux-headers-4.11.1-041101-generic_4.11.1-041101.201705140931_i386.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.1/linux-image-4.11.1-041101-generic_4.11.1-041101.201705140931_i386.deb

Ubuntu 64 bit :
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.1/linux-headers-4.11.1-041101_4.11.1-041101.201705140931_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.1/linux-headers-4.11.1-041101-generic_4.11.1-041101.201705140931_amd64.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.1/linux-image-4.11.1-041101-generic_4.11.1-041101.201705140931_amd64.deb

Lowlatency Kernel 32 bit :
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.1/linux-headers-4.11.1-041101_4.11.1-041101.201705140931_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.1/linux-headers-4.11.1-041101-lowlatency_4.11.1-041101.201705140931_i386.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.1/linux-image-4.11.1-041101-lowlatency_4.11.1-041101.201705140931_i386.deb

Lowlatency Kernel 64 bit :
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.1/linux-headers-4.11.1-041101_4.11.1-041101.201705140931_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.1/linux-headers-4.11.1-041101-lowlatency_4.11.1-041101.201705140931_amd64.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.11.1/linux-image-4.11.1-041101-lowlatency_4.11.1-041101.201705140931_amd64.deb


Update and upgrade Linux Kernel 4.11.1 :
# sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Atfer install complete, update grub and reboot your computer and choose new kernel in grub :
# sudo update-grub
# sudo reboot


The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

WARNING: Installing a new kernel may render your system unusable or unstable. If you proceed with the installation using the instructions below, make sure you back up any important data you have to an external hard drive. 

FFmpeg 3.3.1 is Available, Install in Ubuntu / Linux Mint


FFmpeg is an open source utility that allows Linux, Windows and Mac OS X users to playback, convert, record and stream video and audio files. It is used in almost all Linux distributions. It is a command-line software that can encode, decode, demux, mux, transcode, stream, play and filter almost any media format available. FFmpeg uses libavcodec, the most advanced audio/video codec library for Linux and UNIX-like systems.

Features at a glance

The software is comprised of a multimedia streaming server for live broadcasts, a simple media player based on the powerful SDL library, a simple multimedia stream analyzer, a library that contains functions for simplifying programming, and another library that includes muxers and demuxers for multimedia container formats. Additionally, it comes with support for input and output devices, media filters, a library for performing highly optimized image scaling and color space/pixel format conversion operations, and a library for performing highly optimized audio rematrixing, resampling and sample format conversions.

Approximately every 3 months the FFmpeg project makes a new major release. Between major releases point releases will appear that add important bug fixes but no new features. Note that these releases are intended for distributors and system integrators. Users that wish to compile from source themselves are strongly encouraged to consider using the development branch (see above), this is the only version on which FFmpeg developers actively work. The release branches only cherry pick selected changes from the development branch, which therefore receives much more and much faster bug fixes such as additional features and security patches.

What's new in FFmpeg 3.3.1
  • It includes the following library versions:
  • libavutil 55.58.100
  • libavcodec 57.89.100
  • libavformat 57.71.100
  • libavdevice 57.6.100
  • libavfilter 6.82.100
  • libavresample 3.5.0
  • libswscale 4.6.100
  • libswresample 2.7.100
  • libpostproc 54.5.100

How to Install FFMPEG 3.3.1 on Ubuntu and Linux Mint Derivative System

To Install FFMPEG 3.3.1 on Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zelus, Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Ubuntu 13.10/13.04/12.04, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0, Linux Lite 2.2 and other Ubuntu derivative systems , open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Download FFMPEG
wget http://ffmpeg.org/releases/ffmpeg-3.3.1.tar.bz2

Extract :
sudo tar jxf ffmpeg-3.3.1.tar.bz2



Change Directory and Compile Source :
cd ffmpeg-3.3.1
./configure --disable-yasm
sudo make



Install FFMPEG 3.3.1
sudo make install

Cek for Manual FFMPEG
man ffmpeg


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Install GIMP 2.8.22 in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10 and Ubuntu 17.04 (PPA)

GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an open source application that provides users with a free alternative to commercial image editing programs, such as Adobe Photoshop or Corel Painter.

It’s a sophisticated application, specifically designed for image retouching and editing or for creating stunning digital paintings using state-of-the-art functionality. The application can be used for photo montages, free-form drawing, image conversion, cropping, resizing, as well as more complex tasks.

Features at a glance

Key features include support for layers, layer masks and channels, color management, automation, basic image editing, paths and selections, filters, scripts and plugins. Supported operating systems include Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.

While the program can import and export JPEG, PNG, GIF, TIFF, BMP, SVG, and ICO image file formats, it can also read PDF and PostScript documents, as well as various other file formats from well known applications like Adobe Photoshop or Corel Paint Shop Pro.

A wide range of built-in filters will allow users to blur, enhance, distort, render and combine images, as well as to add shadows, borders, noise, maps, animation, and alpha to logo effects. In addition, the plugin architecture can be used to extend the default functionality of the application.


GIMP 2.8.22 changelog :

This version fixes an ancient CVE bug, CVE-2007-3126. Due to this bug, the ICO file import plug-in could be crashed by specially crafted image files. Our attempts to reproduce the bug failed with 2.8 and thus the impact had likely been minimal for years, but now it is gone for good.

Users on the Apple macOS platforms will benefit from fixes for crashes during drag&drop and copy&paste operations. On the Microsoft Windows platforms, crashes encountered when using the color picker with special multi-screen setups are gone, and picking the actual color instead of black from anywhere on the screen should finally be possible.

Check out the full list of fixed issues since 2.8.20.

How to Update / Upgrade to GIMP 2.8.22 on Ubuntu / Linux Miint :

To install and upgrade GIMP 2.8.22 on Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zelus, Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Linux Mint 18 Sarah, Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17.2, Linux Mint 17.3 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Because it is available via unofficial PPA, installing GIMP 2.8.22 on  Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zelus, Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the vlc package. Like this:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp
Adding ppa in ubuntu, please enter to continues :



sudo apt-get update
Update ubuntu repository :


Install gimp via terminal command :
sudo apt-get install gimp



After finished installation, search 'gimp' on dashboard menu :




Removing:
open a terminal and type:
sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp

Install VLC 2.2.5 in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04 and LInux Mint

VLC Media Player (formerly VideoLAN Client) is an open source and highly portable multimedia player application that integrates support for many audio and video formats, as well as DVDs, VCDs, and several streaming protocols. In addition to those, VLC reads Audio-CDs, DVB-S/C/T streams, MPEG encoding cards, and video acquisition from a supported V4L (Video4Linux) device.

A video streaming app

The application can be used as a server to stream video in UDP/RTP Unicast or Multicast on IPv4 and IPv6 high-bandwidth networks. It also supports the HTTP, FTP and MMS protocols. Users will be able to use different video filters on movies, including deinterlace, crop, image wall, brightness, saturation, contrast, rotate, upside down, and logo overlay.

Supports a wide range of multimedia file formats

Among the input formats supported by VLC Media Player, we can mention MPEG ES/PS/TS/PVA/MP3, AVI, ASF/WMV/WMA, OGG/OGM/Annodex, MP4/MOV/3GPP, Matroska (MKV), WAV, DTS WAV, Raw DV, Raw AAC, Raw AC3/a52 audio, Raw DTS audio, and FLAC audio. The MPEG-1, MPEG-2, DivX 1/2/3, MPEG-4/DivX 5/XviD/3ivX D4, Sorenson (SVQ 1/3), DV, Cinepak, Theora, H263/H263i, MJPEG A/B and WMV 1/2 video codecs are supported by default.



2.2.5 Highlights
VLC 2.2.5 "Weatherwax" is the fifth update to VLC's 2.2 release series.

  • Fix green line rendering on Windows with AMD drivers
  • Fix mp3 playback regression on macOS and 64bit Windows leading to distortion for some media
  • Fix screenshots size
  • Improved lua scripts for various websites
  • Various security improvements in demuxers and decoders
  • Security hardening for DLL hijacking environments
  • Fix scrolling sensitivity on Sierra
  • Fix screen recording on Windows


How to Update / Upgrade to VLC 2.2.5 Media Player on Ubuntu / Linux Miint :

To install and upgrade VLC 2.2.5 Media Player on Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zelus, Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 wily werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Linux Mint 18 Sarah, Linux Mint 17.1, Linux Mint 17.2, Linux Mint 17.3 and other Ubuntu derivative systems, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Because it is available via unofficial PPA, installing VLC 2.2.5 on  Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zelus, Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the vlc package. Like this:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/vlc
Enter your password :


Delete old vlc-noc, like this :
sudo apt remove vlc vlc-nox


Update ubuntu repository and install new version of Vlc media player :
sudo apt update
sudo apt install vlc

After installation is finished, open vlc media player and search on ubuntu dasboard menu :


How to delete :

to delete ppa vlc media player, open terminal and follow this command :
sudo apt install ppa-purge
sudo ppa-purge ppa:jonathonf/vlc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get remove vlc

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Feren OS 2017.0 Murdock Released, based on Linux Mint 18.1


The feren OS project develops a desktop distribution based on Linux Mint and the Cinnamon desktop environment; it also includes WINE for running Windows applications. Version 2017.0, which is based on Linux Mint 18.1, has been released. The new version enables automatic updates and replaces Mint's Welcome screen with one forked from the Budgie desktop. The new version includes an updated theme manager which provides previews of available themes. Also new to this release - the boot menu contains an option for enabling 'nomodeset' to work around buggy video drivers

feren OS is a desktop Linux distribution based on Linux Mint's main edition. The feren OS distribution ships with the Cinnamon desktop environment and includes the WINE compatibility layer for running Windows applications. The distribution also ships with the WPS productivity software, which is mostly compatible with Microsoft Office, and the Vivaldi web browser.

What News on Feren OS 2017.0 'Murdock' :

  • Application Updates
  • All Applications are updated to their latest versions
  • All themes and icon sets have been updated
  • Automatic Updates are now really enabled by default
  • New Applications
  • feren Welcome
  • Bug Fixes
  • Mouse Bug has been fixed (Thanks Bad Wolf Plays for the idea which ended up fixing it)
  • All themes work properly under Cinnamon 3.2
  • Many bugs have been fixed that were reported
Further details on the new release, along with workarounds for common issues, can be found in the release announcement for feren OS 2017.0.

Download

Thursday, April 27, 2017

How to : Install Vivaldi 1.9 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint


Vivaldi is a feature-rich, next-generation web browser application based on the powerful and open source Chromium project, from which the popular Google Chrome web browser is derived. The application is freely distributed and cross-platform, created by the former CEO of Opera Software, built using modern Web technologies like React, JavaScript, Node.js, and Browserify.

The latest version of Vivaldi features Ecosia – a search engine that plants trees – as well as a number of important security fixes and functional improvements.

Vivaldi 1.9, which now features Ecosia – the search engine that plants trees. The new version also includes a number of important security fixes and functional improvements, as well as a long-requested feature that lets you shuffle the order of your extensions and the ability to sort notes.

Help the planet, one search at a time

Vivaldi lets you set your default search engine to anything you like. At the same time, we provide you with a selection of predefined options to choose from. We have now added another great alternative to our list – Ecosia – to give our eco-conscious users easy access to a greener search engine.

By using Ecosia, you can turn your web searches into trees planted in the world’s most environmentally threatened areas. Ecosia donates at least 80% of its profits from search ad revenue to support tree planting programs around the world.



Changelog from 1.8 to 1.9

  • New features
  • [Search Engines] Add Ecosia as a pre-installed search engine
  • [Notes] Implement sorting (VB-27313)
  • [Extensions] Allow changing placement of extension buttons on address bar (VB-13275)
  • [History] Add “Filter by Site” to panel (VB-26799)
  • [Web Panels] Add “Removed Web Panels” to the context menu to access previously removed web panels (VB-26157)
  • Fixes
  • Platform
  • [Windows] Close button area shall reach edge of maximized view on Win7/8 (VB-20251)
  • [Mac] Vivaldi often crashes when closing tab (VB-27495)
  • [Linux][Address Field] Focus not in Address Field on startup, when on the start page (VB-26580)
  • Address field
  • Sometimes the search gets triggered even if “Search in Address Field” is disabled (VB-26604)
  • Hovering over URLs in the drop-down skips entries (VB-26876)
  • Selecting bookmark folder shortcut with mouse in address field does not open in separated tabs (VB-26278)
  • Autocompletion should prefer shorter history item over typed history (VB-27153)
  • Autocompleting can be triggered while deleting a character (VB-27239)
  • Shorter History link should be prioritized over longer Bookmarked URL (VB-27303)
  • Cannot select folder from nickname with arrow keys in address bar dropdown (VB-26433)
  • Extensions
  • Page action extension badges do not show up in address bar (VB-26340)
  • Extension button options still not rendering properly – uMatrix (VB-25899)
  • Show extension buttons when hiding toggle control
  • Drag and drop extension can have huge extension badge icons (VB-26540)
  • Find in Page
  • Needs a Limit for Selected Text (VB-26694)
  • Switching to different tab and back puts selected text in “Find in Page” field (VB-26027)
  • Search query is not selected in dialog (VB-26745)
  • History
  • Manager content is not restored (VB-26919)
  • Add support for removing “Discarded User Data” from Clear Private Data dialog (VB-26264)
  • Manager performance improvements (VB-27156)
  • Focus search field isn’t focused by default (VB-27048)
  • Screenshots
  • Configurable capture storage folder (VB-26829)
  • Need better behavior when cursor is out of the Vivaldi window (integration with environment) (VB-26256)
  • Capture selection should be modifiable: work is still in progress (VB-27155)
  • Other changes
  • [Keyboard shortcuts] clash with diacritic composition (VB-26734)
  • [Keyboard shortcuts] settings entry can become hidden (VB-25192)
  • [Quick Commands] One char nicknamed bookmarks not opened directly when match (VB-26776)
  • [Quick Commands] Searching inserts a space at the beginning of the query (VB-26203)
  • [Search Engines] Make Yahoo the default search for most countries
  • [Search Engines] Allow editing a search engine to change it to use “POST” (VB-3414)
  • [Search Field] Home and End buttons work in dropdown (VB-27270)
  • [Spatial Navigation] Indicator changes state when clicked (VB-27273)
  • [Spatial Navigation] Jumps over certain elements (VB-26720)
  • [Themes] Start page + sign color does not change with theme (VB-26845)
  • [Update Notifier] It does not use the configured Vivaldi locale (VB-27426)
  • [Update Notifier] It doesn’t start for system-wide installs (VB-26764)
  • [Gestures] Require minimum length for gesture stroke (VB-26469)
  • [Bookmarks] Improve editor usability: Better handling for Escape and cancelling of actions (VB-26648)
  • [IME] First character typed in input box gets committed without converted to Japanese (VB-24467)
  • Favicons not shown when a page uses ‘link rel=”shortcut icon”‘ (VB-24025)
  • Improve keyboard handling in panels: particularly how Escape is handled (VB-26839)
  • Moving tab in Reading View to a New window causes Reading View icon to disappear (VB-23579)
  • Open history page or bookmark page from middle click on corresponding panel buttons (VB-26266)
  • Opening and closing panels triggers errors and is jerky (VB-26575)
  • Right-positioned tab overlaps Page Actions menu (VB-26272)
  • Added separate setting for spacebar fast forward (VB-27386)
  • Misplaced “Detect Page Title Notifications” item in Settings (VB-26909)
  • Chromecasting Tab is not working correctly (VB-26553)
  • Fast-forward isn’t working on some pages where we would expect it to (VB-27200)
  • Return focus from closed panel (VB-9410)
  • Performance improvements: thanks, WillyYu (VB-26302)
  • Update Chromium to 58.0.3029.82

Here is full releaase announce

How to : Install Vivaldi 1.9 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint :

To Install Vivaldi 1.9  on Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus, Ubuntu 16.10 yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana derivative system, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

For ubuntu 32 bit
wget https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vivaldi-stable_1.9.818.44-1_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i vivaldi-stable_1.9.818.44-1_i386.deb

For ubuntu 64 bit :
wget https://downloads.vivaldi.com/stable/vivaldi-stable_1.9.818.44-1_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i vivaldi-stable_1.9.818.44-1_amd64.deb


After installation is finished, open vivaldi browser on ubuntu dashboard :


to remove , like this :
sudo apt-get remove vivaldi

Kali Linux 2017.1 Was Released, Bring New Features


Kali Linux is a Debian-based distribution which features several security and forensics tools. The project has adopted a rolling release approach to new versions. The new release, Kali Linux 2017.1, features drivers for RTL8812AU wireless chipsets, improved GPU support and there are now Azure and AWS images of Kali Linux for cloud instances. 

Kali Linux 2017.1 rolling release, which brings with it a bunch of exciting updates and features. As with all new releases, you have the common denominator of updated packages, an updated kernel that provides more and better hardware support, as well as a slew of updated tools – but this release has a few more surprises up its sleeve.

What New Features :



Support for RTL8812AU Wireless Card Injection

A while back, we received a feature request asking for the inclusion of drivers for RTL8812AU wireless chipsets. These drivers are not part of the standard Linux kernel, and have been modified to allow for injection. Why is this a big deal? This chipset supports 802.11 AC, making this one of the first drivers to bring injection-related wireless attacks to this standard, and with companies such as ALFA making the AWUS036ACH wireless cards, we expect this card to be an arsenal favourite.

The driver can be installed using the following commands:

apt-get update
apt install realtek-rtl88xxau-dkms


Streamlined Support for CUDA GPU Cracking

Installing proprietary graphics drivers has always been a source of frustration in Kali. Fortunately, improvements in packaging have made this process seamless – allowing our users a streamlined experience with GPU cracking. Together with supported hardware, tools such as Hashcat and Pyrit can take full advantage of NVIDIA GPUs within Kali. For more information about this new feature, check out the related blog post and updated official documentation.



Amazon AWS and Microsoft Azure Availability (GPU Support)

Due to the increasing popularity of using cloud-based instances for password cracking, we decided to focus our efforts into streamlining Kali’s approach. We noticed that Amazon’s AWS P2-Series and Microsoft’s Azure NC-Series allow pass-through GPU support so we made corresponding AWS and Azure images of Kali that support CUDA GPU cracking out of the box. You can check out our Cracking in the Cloud with CUDA GPUs post we released a few weeks back for more information.



OpenVAS 9 Packaged in Kali Repositories

One of the most lacking tool categories in Kali (as well as the open-source arena at large) is a fully-fledged vulnerability scanner. We’ve recently packaged OpenVAS 9 (together with a multitude of dependencies) and can happily say that, in our opinion, the OpenVAS project has matured significantly. We still do not include OpenVAS in the default Kali release due to its large footprint, but OpenVAS can easily be downloaded and installed using the following commands:
apt-get update
apt install openvas

A summary of available features in version 2017.1 can be found in the project's release announcement.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark) Release Schedule


Ubuntu 17.10 Codename 'Artful Aardvark'

The codename of Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark was released yesterday on Launchpad. And recently a LinuxAndUbuntu reader asked a very interesting question "What after Zesty?" referring the selection of each distro in an alphabetical order, he asked what would be the name of Ubuntu 17.10 after "Z". So it's "A" back again. Artful Aardvark.

The release date, along with the dates for various development milestones along the way, are listed on the Ubuntu Wiki but are, as of writing, still subject to change.

Ubuntu 17.10 Release Schedule


  • Alpha 1 for opt-in flavors — June 29th
  • Alpha 2 for opt-in flavors — July 27th
  • Feature Freeze, Debian Import Freeze — August 24th
  • Beta 1 for opt-in flavors — August 31st
  • Final Beta — September 28th
  • Kernel Freeze — October 5th
  • Final Freeze, Release Candidate — October 12th
  • Final Release Ubuntu 17.10 — October 19th

For those who don’t know, Ubuntu follows a time-based cycle, instead of a feature-driven cycle. This means that Ubuntu plans in advance to release on a fixed date and the development process is carried out by keeping that in mind. In general, the October releases follow a 25-week schedule. The freezes normally take place at 2100 UTC.

Ubuntu 17.10 New Features

It’s very early to write about the list of final features that are going to arrive in Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark. Still, we have a rough idea of the major changes. Take a look:

  • GNOME will be default desktop (probably GNOME 3.26)
  • Ubuntu GNOME won’t be a separate flavor
  • Wayland display server by default
  • Optional X.org server session
  • Mesa 17.2 or Mesa 17.3
  • Linux kernel 4.13 or kernel 4.14
  • Mozilla Thunderbird might not be default email client
  • Better hardware support
  • New Ubuntu Server installer

The users should expect Ubuntu to arrive with default GNOME desktop around second Alpha. You can read more about the developments in this IRC log.

Ubuntu 17.10 hits the streets on October 19, 2017

The Final Beta or Beta 2 for the opt-in flavors is currently scheduled to land on September 28, and it looks like the final release of Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark), which will probably sport the GNOME 3.26 desktop environment by default, set to launch on September 13, is hitting the streets on October 19, 2017.

The release schedule also shows us that the development of Ubuntu 17.10 started the other day, April 20, when the toolchain was uploaded, based on the current stable release, of course. Therefore, the first daily build ISO images should also appear online in the coming days, so stay tuned on Softpedia for the latest news.

Update to Kernel 4.10.12 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint


Linux kernel is the essential part of any Linux operating system. It is responsible for resource allocation, low-level hardware interfaces, security, simple communications, basic file system management, and more. Written from scratch by Linus Torvalds (with help from various developers), Linux is a clone of the UNIX operating system. It is geared towards POSIX and Single UNIX Specification compliances.

Includes powerful features

Linux provides users with powerful features, such as true multitasking, multistack networking, shared copy-on-write executables, shared libraries, demand loading, virtual memory, and proper memory management.

Initially designed only for 386/486-based computers, now Linux supports a wide range of architectures, including 64-bit (IA64, AMD64), ARM, ARM64, DEC Alpha, MIPS, SUN Sparc, PowerPC, as well as Amiga and Atari machines.

Read changelog

How To Upgrade To Linux Kernel 4.10.12 Stable On Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Elementary OS

To Install/Update and upgrade Linux Kernel 4.10.12 stable on Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus, Ubuntu 16.10 yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana derivative system, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

Download For Ubuntu 64 bit :
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.10.12/linux-headers-4.10.12-041012_4.10.12-041012.201704210512_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.10.12/linux-headers-4.10.12-041012-generic_4.10.12-041012.201704210512_amd64.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.10.12/linux-image-4.10.12-041012-generic_4.10.12-041012.201704210512_amd64.deb

Download For Ubuntu 32 bit :
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.10.12/linux-headers-4.10.12-041012_4.10.12-041012.201704210512_all.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.10.12/linux-headers-4.10.12-041012-generic_4.10.12-041012.201704210512_i386.deb
wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.10.12/linux-image-4.10.12-041012-generic_4.10.12-041012.201704210512_i386.deb

Update and upgrade Linux Kernel 4.10.12 stable :
# sudo dpkg -i *.deb

Atfer install complete, update grub and reboot your computer and choose new kernel in grub :
# sudo update-grub
# sudo reboot

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

WARNING: Installing a new kernel may render your system unusable or unstable. If you proceed with the installation using the instructions below, make sure you back up any important data you have to an external hard drive. 

RISC OS Open RC15 Released, Designed for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer

Steve Revill has announced the release of a new development build of RISC OS Open, a special edition of RISC OS designed for the Raspberry Pi single-board computer. RISC OS, developed by the inventors of the ARM processor architecture, is not based on UNIX, Linux or any other existing system. The freely available Raspberry Pi variant uses its own desktop environment (called Pinboard) and applications. 

What’s changed

Right up to date support for the latest ARMv8 in the main OS ROM, bundled with hundreds of fixes and improvements to the OS. The previous release was based on RISC OS 5.21 which was current at the time.

There are new and updated applications on the disc too, as well significant improvements completed thanks to donations in the form of updated JPEG support, EDID monitor detection and the first few pieces of USB work.


Models supported

The Raspberry Pi Foundation have been busy creating new models at an astonishing rate, so the list of different Pi boards supported has grown too. RC15 now supports:

  • Pi Zero (new)
  • Pi 1 models A, A+, B, B+
  • Pi 2 with BCM2836 processor
  • Pi 2 with BCM2837 processor (new)
  • Pi 3 (new)
  • Compute Module
  • Compute Module 3 (new)


Thanks to Chris Hall for helping testing all the variants alongside ROOL. That’s a pretty epic list, even more than the 6 different machine types that the Risc PC and ARM7500 ROMs do.

Here is the full release announcement.

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Friday, April 21, 2017

XnConvert 1.74 released, Install in Ubuntu / Linux Mint


XnConvert is a free, powerful and multi-platform graphical application that allows users to easily and quickly convert a single or multiple image files from one format to another, under Linux, Windows and Mac systems.

A batch image processing utility

XnConvert is a batch image processing utility that has been blessed with support for more than 500 file formats, including JPEG, JPG, TIF, TIFF, PNG, GIF, JPEG2000, WebP, OpenEXR, as well as camera RAW images.

What New Features

Extensive Toolset

  • Combine and choose between more than 80 different operations including:
  • Metadata Editing.
  • Transforms: Rotate, Crop, Resize, ...
  • Adjustments: Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, ...
  • Filters: Blur, Emboss, Sharpen, ...
  • Effects: Masking, Watermark, Vignetting, ...

For Everyone

  • XnConvert is Multi-platform, it is available for Windows, Mac, and Linux for both 32-bit and 64-bit editions.
  • XnConvert is Multilingual, it includes more than 20 different translations.
  • It offers powerful features in an easy to use interface providing convenient drag & drop functionality.

Unrivaled Compatibility

  • XnConvert is compatible with more than 
  • 500 formats
  • and Export to about 70 different file formats.


How To Install XnConvert 1.74 On Ubuntu / Linux Mint / Elementary OS

To Install XnConvert 1.74 on Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus, Ubuntu 16.10 yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr (LTS), Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana derivative system, open a new Terminal window and bash (get it?) in the following commands:

For ubuntu 32 bit :
wget http://download.xnview.com/XnConvert-linux.deb

For ubuntu 64 bit :
wget http://download.xnview.com/XnConvert-linux-x64.deb


Install package :
sudo dpkg -i XnConvert-linux*.deb


After installation is completed, open xnconvert on ubuntu dashboard :



Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Solus 2017.04.18.0 released, comes in a MATE variant as well as a brand-new GNOME 3.24 flavour


Joshua Strobl has announced the availability of an updated release of Solus, an independent, desktop-focused Linux distribution. Besides the standard edition featuring the Budgie desktop (developed in house), this version also comes in a MATE variant as well as a brand-new GNOME 3.24 flavour
 
This snapshot is the culmination of months of work across nearly every aspect of our operating system, ranging from multiple under the hood upgrades and changes to improvements to our desktop experiences.

Core Improvements

This snapshot features a multitude of new improvements and upgrades to almost every package that ships on any of our ISO snapshots.
Bulletproof Boot Management

This snapshot is the first to deliver bulletproof boot management out-of-the-box, leveraging clr-boot-manager to enable the maintenance and garbage collection of kernels, as well as configuration of the bootloader (across GRUB2 for Legacy Boot and goofiboot for UEFI boot).

Furthermore, clr-boot-manager enables the retention of known-working kernels, so you can always rollback to a prior kernel if a kernel upgrade results in the inability to boot. This gives users even more confidence in upgrading their system, and ensures that their running systems will just keep working as expected.

clr-boot-manager also provides a pathway to supporting multiple kernels. By default, we provide the LTS kernel to our users, however we now have the flexibility to provide multiple kernels without “branch jumping” existing users onto a mainline kernel, something we plan on adding in the future.

GNOME Stack

Our GNOME Stack has been upgraded to the 3.24 series. We have also done further refinements by :
  • Adding back the Enter Location menu option for Nautilus
  • Enabling EGLDevice for EGLStreams in Mutter, as well as disabling NET_WM_PING dialogs, which could break many SDL games or some applications. Such applications are just slower to start, such as Thunderbird, or GL-locked (SDL), and as a result displaying a “not responsive” window unnecessarily would break focus, input, etc. when the application is in fact working.
  • Including a patch to resolve items not appearing via gnome-menus
  • Updating libgnomekbd to resolve schemas from a prior release.

Graphics Stack and Kernel Enablement

Many improvements have been made to our graphics stack and enablement of the Linux kernel for this snapshot, as well as shipping the latest Mesa, 17.0.4.
Linux Driver Management

This snapshot features Linux Driver Management, which is a modern, open source solution developed by us to enable NVIDIA Optimus support and paves the way towards supporting dynamic, switchable graphics across all hardware vendors in the future.




Read the rest of the release announcement for more information and screenshots

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