LinuxNov Linux News, Reviews, How Tos, CLI, ..etc. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:20:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr” Flavours Have Been Released | Download Fri, 18 Apr 2014 22:18:26 +0000 It’s official, the new long term support release of Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr” and its derivatives have been released. So, here you will find the download options for each flavour of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr” and the release notes as well.


Since, the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS “Precise Pangolin” the lifespan of long term support releases of Ubuntu desktop and servers have become 5 years including the official flavours of Ubuntu. And, here the new long term support release Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr” Desktop and server have been released and it will be supported until, late 2019.


Desktop release of Ubuntu 14.04 comes with the Unity user interface version 7.2.0, it brings several appearance and performance improvements to Unity Dash. Kubuntu Trusty Tahr comes with KDE applications and platform version 4.13.0. Also, most of the Trusty Tahr releases comes pre-installed with the following applications, Mozilla Firefox 28 web browser, Libre Office office suite, Nautilus “Files” 3.10.1 file manager, Gedit 3.10.4 text editor, ..etc. Check the blueprint for Trusty Tahr releases for more information.

Download Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr” | Flavours

Download Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr

Download Kubuntu 14.04 LTS

Download Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS

Download Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

Download Lubuntu 14.04 LTS

Download Edubuntu 14.04 LTS

Download Ubuntu Studio 14.04 LTS

Download Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS

Check the release notes for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr” Here. Also, stay tuned for a closer look at Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr”.


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FileZilla 3.8.0 Has Been Released | Changelog and Download Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:30:36 +0000 FileZilla is a free and open-source FTP client, it supports FTP “over SSL/TLS” and SFTP protocols for transferring files. It works on Linux, MAC OS X and Microsoft Windows. Check the changelog for FileZilla 3.8.0 down below.


Recent changes since the last stable release

  • OS X: Implemented the reboot, shutdown and suspend queue completion actions.
  • Popup dialogs no longer automatically open if other dialogs are already open. This prevents FileZilla from becoming unresponsive on OS X.
  • Fix calculation of current transfer speed. In some situations the transfer speed tooltip over the activity indicators showed negative speeds.
  • Fix handling of focus item in local directory listings if connecting to a site with a default local directory.
  • MSW: Added suspend as new queue completion action.
  • Minor fixes to new updater.
  • Use Server Name Indication (SNI) With FTP over TLS and HTTP over TLS.
  • Full list of changes “Changelog”.

Download FileZilla for Linux distributions

Download the FileZilla 3.8.0 package.

For most Linux distributions such as “Fedora, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, ..etc” you can simply extract the downloaded package and open the “/bin” directory and run the binary file “FileZilla” and it will work just fine. In case it didn’t work, you can compile FileZilla from the source, follow compiling instructions for FileZilla Here.

Also, check the Download page for more download options for other operating systems.

Check the full list of features of FileZilla Here.

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr Beta 2 Has Been Released | Download Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:55:27 +0000 The second Beta release of the next long term support release Ubuntu 14.04 “Trusty Tahr” is available to download. Check what are the recent changes since the Trusty Tahr Beta 1 release.


Since the feature freeze release “Beta 1″ for all flavors, the Beta 2 releases for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS flavors has received many packages updates, stability improvements, and several bug fixes. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 2 now includes 3.13.0-19.39 Ubuntu Linux kernel. The default desktop release of Ubuntu 14.04 with Unity user interface comes with Unity version 7.1.2. Kubuntu 14.04 has been updated with  KDE Applications and Platform 4.13 Beta 3. Check the full list of the recent changes and improvements of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS flavors in the release notes. Also, you might like to check the feature freeze release “Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 1″ for the major features and changes to desktop environments in each release of “Trusty Tahr”.

Download Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 2

Download Kubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 2

Download Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS Beta 2

Download Xubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 2

Download Lubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 2

Download Edubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 2

Download Ubuntu Studio 14.04 LTS Beta 2

Download Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS Beta 2

The final stable release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr” is scheduled to be released in April 17th, 2014.

Final release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr” is available to Download Check this post for more information.


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qBittorrent 3.1.9 Has Been Released | Bug Fixes Wed, 05 Mar 2014 00:35:14 +0000 qBittorrent is a bittorrent client for Linux, MAC OS X and Microsoft Windows platforms. A new release is available to download, it brings some bug fixes and a minor change to the toolbar. Check the changelog and download options for qBittorrent version 3.1.9 down below.

qBittorrent is Qt4 based application, it supports searching for torrent files directly from the application, UPnP / NAT-PMP port forwarding, bandwidth scheduling, IP filtering, and many more features.

qBittorrent 3.1.9 changelog

  • BUGFIX: Fix nox build. Closes #1368 (bob23450)
  • BUGFIX: Fix build with libtorrent 0.15.x (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Fix missing percentage signs. Closes #1392. (sledgehammer999)
  • BUGFIX: Fix queue sorting order. (alfrix)
  • BUGFIX: Fix build using qt < 4.7 Closes #1385. (Evgeny Lensky)
  • BUGFIX: Fix autoupdater. Send our user-agent to (sledgehammer999)
  • FEATURE: Add button for links in toolbar (alfrix)

Download qBittorrent 3.1.9

Official website includes binary packages for several Linux distributions such as “Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Gentoo, ArchLinux,…etc”. Also, you can download the Tarball package and install qBittorrent from the source. Check “How to compile the qBittorrent in Debian based distributions” Here.


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Change Desktop Background Directly From The Panel | A Wallpaper Manager Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:51:48 +0000 Changing desktop background has never been easier. “Wallpaper Manager” application allows you to choose wallpapers from multiple online and offline sources. Check the main features of “Wallpaper manager” and DEB packages for Debian based distributions such as “Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS Luna, ..etc”.


Wallpaper Manger | Key Features

  • Most of wallpaper manager functions are used directly though a simple drop down menu in your panel.
  • You can simply change desktop background from many online sources such as “National Geographic and Google search engine”, also, you can specify wallpapers based on the search term for Google or categories for NatGeo website.
  • Create a favorite list of your desktop backgrounds and you will be able to save them for later.
  • Categorize you wallpapers based on different backgrounds types.
  • Create a XML file for your favorite and categories, so, you can create a desktop backgrounds slideshow for with the XML file. Also, you can set the time length between changing desktop backgrounds and the animation time as well.
  • Change the desktop background color.
  • Activate and change the screensaver directly from the drop down menu. Also, you can modify the screensaver options from XScreenSaver GUI preference window.
  • Change the display mode for current desktop background between “zoom, stretched, centered, scaled and wallpaper”.
  • List the history for all wallpaper you have used, edit the history list, and preview the wallpapers you have used with small thumbnails.
  • Apply some color effect and modifications to the desktop backgrounds form “Image Edit” menu. You can invert colors, write on the wallpaper, and rotate the wallpaper clockwise or anti-clockwise.
  • Check the full list of features Here.

[How To]: Install Wallpaper Manager for Ubuntu and its derivatives

You can Download the DEB package from Gnome-Look website, or, you can install it using PPA.

The repository supports Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise pangolin.

Run Terminal,

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:baitsart/wallpaper-manager

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wallpaper-manager

Also, you can download and compile the source code for other Linux distributions.

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Toggle Between Automatic and Manual Proxy Settings | Proxy Switcher | Gnome Shell Extension Sun, 02 Mar 2014 19:09:23 +0000 A Gnome Shell extension for switching between manual and automatic proxy settings. 

Screenshot from 2014-03-02 13:11:41Screenshot from 2014-03-02 13:10:47

All you need to preset your manual and automatic proxy settings from the network manager, and, install the gnome shell extension “Proxy Switcher” from Gnome Shell extensions website.

Before installation make sure the Gnome Shell integration is working fine with your web browser. Then, you will find a switch button to install/uninstall the extension.

Also, you can install and install extension using “Gnome-Tweak-Tool”

For Ubuntu users “Including the development release Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr”.

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

For Fedora Users “Fedora 20″

yum install gnome-tweak-tool

After installing the Proxy Switcher extension, its files will be available in this directory.

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Calibre 1.26 Allows You To Import HTML or DOCX As A New Book Sat, 01 Mar 2014 21:08:11 +0000 Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management applications. It supports Linux, MAC OS X and Microsoft Windows platforms. The latest stable release brings some new features, many improvements to the binary installer and several bug fixes. Check what’s new in Calibre 1.26 and installation instructions down below.


What’s new in Calibre 1.26

  • Now, you can import HTML and DOCX files to Calibre to read as a new book without making a full conversion.
  • Binary installer received many improvements, it now adds a un-installer to remove all created files by the binary installer, Also, it does not ask for the installation directory anymore.
  • Binary installer downloads from HTTPS secure server from github.
  • Metadata download: Add an option to merge the downloaded comments into existing comments, instead of overwriting (Preferences->Metadata download).
  • Edit book: Add an option to automatically beautify individual files whenever they are opened for editing. Look under ‘Editor Settings’ in the Edit Book Preferences.
  • Bulk metadata download: When reviewing downloaded metadata allow hiding the controls on the comments box by right clicking in the comments area. Useful on smaller screens.
  • E-book viewer: When displaying metadata for the book, also display custom column metadata.
  • Check the full list of new features and bug fixes Here.

[How To]: Install Calibre 1.26 E-Book Library Manager

Run terminal, then copy and paste the following commands and it will complete the installation process in a few minutes.

sudo -v
wget -nv -O- | sudo python -c "import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write('Download failed\n'); exec(; main()"

If you would like to install it from the source code, please check the required dependencies and the compiling instructions in the Download page.


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Elegant Theme for Plank Dock Launcher | Numix Theme + A Wallpaper Sat, 01 Mar 2014 19:44:36 +0000 Numix is a beautiful theme for Plank dock launcher. The color of this theme looks appropriate with “Name of the Doctor” wallpaper color, which is designed by Namix team as well. Check the installation instructions and Download links for “Numix” Plank theme and “Name of the Doctor” wallpaper down below.


Download “Name of the Doctor” Wallpaper

It’s available in these display resolutions 2560×1600 and 2560×1440.

Before, we go any further with the Plank Dock theme. Check the installation guide for Plank Dock Launcher in this post, if you don’t have it installed.

Install Numix Theme for Plank on Ubuntu and its derivatives

Run Terminal, then type,

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:numix/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install numix-plank-theme

This repository supports Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin. And any Linux distribution based on these releases such as “Linux Mint 16, Linux Mint 15, Linux Mint 14, Linux Mint 13 and Elementary OS Luna.

[How To]: Activate the Numix Plank Dock Theme

Run Terminal, and open the configuration file for Plank dock using nano text editor with the following command,

nano ~/.config/plank/dock1/settings

Replace the current theme name with “Numix” without the quotes. In my configuration file it’s available in line number 22.

Then press “Ctrl+x” to save and exit the file.

Download Numix Theme for Plank Dock Launcher

If you are running another Linux distribution such as “Fedora 20″ and you would like to download the theme and install it manually please follow the instruction down below.

Download the theme from the deviantart website. Then, Extract the package and copy/move “Numix” directory to the following directory.


By using Terminal,

mv Numix ~/.local/share/plank/themes

Finally, activate the theme with the same instructions in the previous step.

Also, we had a post earlier “Top 10 Plank Dock Themes” includes a great collection of themes will suit many different color schemes.


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PCMan File Manager 1.2.0 Has Been Released | Ubuntu Installation Sat, 01 Mar 2014 12:43:08 +0000 PCMan is one of the most lightweight file manager for many Linux distributions. PCManFM comes as the default file manager for LXDE “Lightweight X11 desktop environment”. LXDE developers official announced the release of PCMan 1.2.0 file manager and “libfm 1.2.0 core library for PCManFM” with many new improvements and tons of bug fixes since the PCManFM/libfm release freeze. Check what’s new in PCMan 1.2.0 file manager and installation instructions on Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS down below.

Key Features of PCMan File Manager

PCMan is a lightweight file manager, it uses a small amount system resources and built using GTK+ and C programming language, so you will be able to compile it in many Linux distributions, even if the developers didn’t provide a binary package for it, as long as you have installed the right dependencies for PCManFM you will be able to build it. Also, the PCMan wiki page includes installation guides for two major Linux distributions such as “Ubuntu & Fedora” and you will be able to compile it from the source.


PCMan features an extra pane “dual pane”, which become useful if you would like to drag and drop from one directory to another. Unlike the recent release of “Nautilus” file manager, this feature does not exist any more. Keyboard shortcut to use extra pane “F3″.

Advanced search utility with many options such as “file size, modifications date, file content, file types, searching from multiple locations, ..etc”. So, you can limit and specify the search results. Bookmarks features allows you to bookmark folders for an easier and quicker access.

You can open directories in terminal, make sure you have assigned a Terminal emulator from PCMan “Edit menu –> Preference –> Advanced”.

Browse and run currently installed applications in your system from PCManFM.

Access remote servers “FTP, SSH and webdav” directly from PCMan file manager.

Volume managements “Auto mount mountable volumes and removable volumes, ..etc”. Check Preference window, “Volume Management section” for more information.

Check the full list of PCMan file manager features Here.

Check what’s new in PCMan 1.2.0 and libfm 1.2.0 | Changelog.

Install PCMan 1.2.0 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander using PPA

Binary packages and the source code of the latest stable release of PCMan file manager version 1.2.0 along with libfm 1.2.0 are available on the development repository for Lubuntu distribution.

Run Terminal, then type,

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:lubuntu-dev/lubuntu-daily
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install pcmanfm

PCMan 1.2.0 is available to install using this repository on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr and any Linux distribution based on these releases of Ubuntu such as “Elementary OS Luna, Linux Mint 16, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya, ..etc”. But, the official local repository for Ubuntu 14.04 is already up to date with PCMan 1.2.0. So, if you are running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS development branch, you are not have to add additional repository just install it using the command down below.

Install PCMan 1.2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr

sudo apt-get install pcmanfm

Check the setup guide for PCMan File manager Here, for other Linux distributions such as Fedora, Arch Linux and compiling guide using the source code.

PCMan File manager website.

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Flavors of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr Beta 1 Have Been Released | Download Fri, 28 Feb 2014 03:03:38 +0000 The upcoming long term support release of Ubuntu is almost here, Today, Ubuntu teams officially announced the Beta 1 freeze for Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Studio and Ubuntu Gnome. Check beta 1 highlights and download links down below.

Beta 1 freeze means no more new features to be added in these releases, in the mean time these release will receive bug fixes for current packages only. Check feature freeze for further information.

Ubuntu’s 14.04 LTS Beta 1 Flavors Highlights | “Trusty Tahr”

Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS Beta 1

  • Gnome-shell 3.10 is now included.
  • Many apps have now been updated to GNOME 3.10.
  • gnome-weather, gnome-maps, gnome-photos and gnome-music are all available to install from the archives.
  • GNOME Classic session is included. To try it, choose it from the Sessions option on the login screen.
  • Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS Beta 1 Release Notes.

Kubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 1

  • KDE Applications 4.12.2 suite has received many bug fixes.
  • Mozilla Firefox 27 web browser comes pre-installed as the default web browser for Kubuntu 14.04 LTS.
  • Several improvements to the new software store for Kubuntu 14.04 LTS “Muon Discver 2.2 Alpha 1″.
  • A new driver manager, it allows you to select between multiple supported drivers if available.
  • You can now install plugins on-demand from the Gwenview image viewer for KDE.
  • Touchpad configuration tools brings many new features and improvements to set the touchpad in a proper way for your usage.
  • Plasma Network Manager comes with a new simple design and includes many options for controlling your connections.
  • USB creator received some bug fixes.
  • KDE Connect 0.5 allows you to receive notifications for incoming calls and messages on your Android phone.
  • Kubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 1 Release Notes.

Xubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 1

  • Light Locker replaces xscreensaver for screen locking, a setting editing GUI is included.
  • The panel layout is updated, and now uses Whiskermenu as the default menu.
  • Mugshot is included to allow you to easily edit your personal preferences.
  • MenuLibre for menu editing, with full Xfce support, replacing Alacarte.
  • A community wallpapers package, which includes work from the five winners of the wallpaper contest.
  • GTK Theme Config to customize your desktop theme colors.
  • Updated artwork, including numerous enhancements to themes.
  • Xubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 1 Release Notes.

Lubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 1

  • New pcmanfm (1.2.0 version), with a lot of new features (folder settings, dual pane view, menu editing).
  • New lxsession-default-apps with a new user interface.
  • An update of the artwork (new icons, theme update, more compatibilities …).
  • Lubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 1 Release Notes.

Edubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin release notes have not updated yet. We will keep you posted when the official website update it.

Download Ubuntu’s 14.04 LTS Beta 1 Flavors

These releases are For Testing Purposes ONLY

Download Kubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 1

Download Ubuntu Gnome 14.04 LTS Beta 1

Download Xubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 1

Download Lubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 1

Download Edubuntu 14.04 LTS Beta 1

Download Ubuntu Studio 14.04 LTS Beta 1

Download Ubuntu Kylin 14.04 LTS Beta 1

The development release of Ubuntu desktop 14.04 LTS “Beta 2″ along with the other flavors are scheduled to be released in March 27th, 2014.

And the final release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS “Trusty Tahr” desktop and its flavors are scheduled to be released in April 17th, 2014. Check Trusty Tahr relase schedule Here.

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