Wunderlistux is an open-source electron wrapper for the free Wunderlist task management software, that is specially designed for Elementary OS.

The app uses the elementary (sic) GTK theme and icons and looks awesome indie in elementary OS Loki. It also works in Ubuntu 16.04 in my test though it lacks application icon.


How to Install Wunderlistux in Ubuntu / Elementary OS (64-bit only):

Download the source (.zip or .tar.gz) from the link below:

Wunderlist release page

Extract and run the executable from the result folder will launch the software:


To install an application shortcut:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to open the source tarball via root:

gksudo file-roller ~/Downloads/wunderlistux-0.0.4-linux-x64.tar.gz

Change the package name “wunderlistux-0.0.4-linux-x64.tar.gz” in the code to yours. And install gksu via command sudo apt install gksu if need.


When the source opens via Archive Manager, do:

  • rename the source folder to wunderlistux
  • extract it to other location -> Computer -> /opt/

So finally you installed Wunderlistux into /opt for global use:


2. Now run command to create a shortcut file:

gksudo gedit /usr/share/applications/wunderlistux.desktop

When the file opens, paste below lines and save it.

[Desktop Entry]


Now you should be able to launch the software from Unity Dash or Application Launcher. Enjoy!

(Optional) If you want to remove Wunderlistux, simply remove the .desktop file and source folder from /opt via command:

sudo rm -rf /opt/wunderlistux && sudo rm -rf /usr/share/applications/wunderlistux.desktop


For Ubuntu 16.10 users or those just installing the new version of Google Chrome browser, you may encounter “Adobe Flash Player is out of date” error while trying to play flash videos in the browser.

This is because Google Chrome does no longer come with bundled Adobe Flash Player since version 54. For Firefox, you can get the latest Flash 23 beta via this tutorial. And for Chrome browser, you need to manually update the flash via below steps:

Adobe Flash is out of date

1. Open Google Chrome and go to the components and typing following line in the address bar:


2. Find out Adobe Flash Player and click the “Check for update” button.


3. Once the flash is installed/updated, restart your browser and enjoy!


Ubuntu Tweak Ubuntu 16.10

For those sticking to Ubuntu Tweak for cleaning system caches, the 0.8.8 release is still available for install in Ubuntu 16.10 via a third-party PPA.

Ubuntu Tweak is simple tool for configuring Ubuntu Desktop settings, it is no longer under maintenance since May 2016. The last release is Ubuntu Tweak 0.8.8, and it’s still available in third party repositories for Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 16.10.

Ubuntu Tweak in Ubuntu 16.10

Install Ubuntu Tweak in Ubuntu 16.10:

While Ubuntu Tweak is stuck at version 0.8.8, there’s no future updates, so download the .deb directly from the PPA link below:

Ubuntu Tweak in trebelnik stefina’s PPA

Click expand the Yakkety packages and download the “ubuntu-tweak-0.8.8-5~yakkety_all.deb” package:


Finally click to install the package via Ubuntu Software. Or run command (Ctrl+Alt+T) in terminal to install the package via dpkg:

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/ubuntu-tweak_0.8.8-*.deb; sudo apt -f install

Once installed, launch the software from Unity Dash / App Launcher and enjoy!

ubuntu bootable usb

Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak has been released. For those want to install Ubuntu 16.10 from an ISO image, here’s how to create a bootable USB stick using UNetbootin.

Unetbootin is an open-source and cross-platform utility for burning ISO into a bootable USB stick. And I use UNetbootin to install Ubuntu since it was Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty.


  • A computer with Linux, Windows, or Mac system.
  • USB drive with 2GB+ memory.

To get start:

1. Download UNetbootin executable from the link below:

Download UNetbootin

For Ubuntu, you don’t have to download anything, just search for and install unetbootin from Ubuntu Software Center.

2. Download Ubuntu 16.10 ISO image from releases.ubuntu.com/yakkety

You may check the downloaded image via MD5SUMS or SHA1SUMS

3. Plug-in your USB drive (better to format to FAT32) and then launch UNetbootin:


It auto-detects and selects your USB drive, so all you need to do is check the “Diskimage” box and choose the Ubuntu 16.10 ISO image. And leave other options default.

4. Click OK and it starts copying files to the USB stick and this will take a few minutes:


5. When done, it prompts you to restart or exist:


Finally plug the USB drive to any computer, select boot USB in BIOS settings, and you’ll see the GRUB menu, when it boots up, with boot entries to try, install Ubuntu.


Wine Stable

While Ubuntu Wine Team PPA does no longer update since Wine 1.8.0 release, there lacks a PPA for those sticking to Wine 1.8.x stable series.

Now J Fernyhough is maintaining a PPA with latest Wine 1.8 packages for Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 14.04, though ricotz’s unstable PPA also contains Wine 1.8 along with other applications.

So far, its Wine 1.8.5 and you can follow the steps below to install it in the current two Ubuntu LTS releases:


1. Remove old Wine packages if installed via command (press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal):

sudo apt remove wine* && sudo apt autoremove

2. Add the new Wine PPA via command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/wine && sudo apt update

jonathonf wine ppa

3. Finally install wine-stable package to get the latest Wine 1.8 packages from the PPA:

sudo apt install wine-stable

That’s it. To remove the Wine packages, simply run the step 1 and remove PPA via Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.