Author: billy24

Visual Studio Code 1.18 Released (Howto Install)

Visual studio code reached the 1.17 release. Here’s the release highlights and how to install it in Ubuntu. VS Code 1.18 features: Support for multi-root workspaces enabled by default. Support vertical panel layout. File Explorer shows modified, added, conflicting, and ignored files in a different color …

Chrome will crack down on unwanted redirects in 2018

Google Chrome is going to war against low-quality ads and autoplaying content with sound next year. Now the team is adding a new target to its list: unwanted redirects. Google today shared that 1 out of every 5 feedback reports from Chrome users on desktop mention …

How to Install Enlightenment E22 via PPA in Ubuntu

The Enlightenment desktop environment reached the new major 22 release a few days ago. Here’s how to install it via PPA in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and Ubuntu 17.10. Enlightenment E22 Features: Greatly improved Wayland support Improvements to new gadget infrastructure Added a sudo/ssh …

Plasma Desktop 5.8.8 LTS Available in PPA for KUbuntu 16.04

The latest Plasma desktop 5.8.8 LTS (long-term support) release has been made into Kubuntu Backports PPA for KUbuntu 16.04. Plasma 5.8.8 was released 2 weeks ago with numerous bug-fixes. Fix crash when using Discover during updates. Try to read CPU clock from cpufreq/scaling_cur_freq instead of /proc/cpuinfo. …

5 Alexa skills to try this week

Below find a carefully chosen selection of five Alexa skills worth trying from new, trending, and otherwise noteworthy voice apps available in the Alexa Skills Store on Amazon.com, which now has more than 20,000 skills. In case you missed it, Alexa Routines for the creation of …

How to Install Plasma 5.11 in Kubuntu 17.10

KUbuntu 17.10 users can now upgrade the Plasma desktop to the latest 5.11.2 release through Kubuntu Backports PPA. Plasma 5.11 was released a few weeks ago with following new features: Revamped System Settings app New “Vault” allows to lock and encrypt sets of documents. Improvements to …

MuseScore 2.1 Available as Snap for Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

MuseScore, free music composition and notation software, reached the 2.1 release months ago. However, it can’t be built in Ubuntu 16.04 due to old system Qt libraries. Besides using non-install Appimage, MuseScore 2.1 is finally available as Snap package for Ubuntu 16.04 and higher after a …

Gscan2pdf reached 1.8.8 with some fixes (Ubuntu PPA)

Gscan2pdf, a simple GUI tool to produce PDFs or DjVus from scanned documents, reached the new 1.8.8 release a few hours ago with some bug-fixes and translation updates. Changes in Gscan2pdf 1.8.8 include: Filter out 1 and 2 digit integers from tool warnings. Show original message, …

GTK+ Twitter Client ‘Corebird’ 1.7 Released [Ubuntu PPA]

Corebird, an open-source GTK+ 3 twitter client, reached 1.7 release a few hours ago with new features and some bug-fixes. What’s new in Corebird 1.7: Hashtags and Mentions in profile desriptions are now clickable The mention-completion when composing a new tweet now fetches unknown users from …