While Ubuntu repositories provide an old Blender version, you can always follow this tutorial to install the latest release from the official package. Tested in Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and it should work in Ubuntu 10.04 and higher.
Blender is a professional free and open-source 3D computer graphics software product used for creating animated films, visual effects, art, 3D printed models, interactive 3D applications and video games.
So far the latest stable release is Blender 2.72b, which was released a week ago. See the new features in its website.
While Blender in Ubuntu Software Center is old and there’s no PPA repository that always provides the latest binaries, follow the steps below to install the latest release with new features and bug fixes:
1. Click the link below to bring up Ubuntu Software Center and click the install button to install the package libsdl1.2debian:
2. Download Blender for GNU/Linux from the official link below. You may first check your OS type, 32-bit or 64-bit, by clicking on “About This computer” from shutdown menu (top-right corner gear button).
When the file opens, paste below into it and save.
Comment=Create and edit 3D models and animations
Comment[de]=Erstellen und Editieren von 3D Modellen und Animationen
Comment[fr]=Création et édition d'objets 3D et animations
Comment[ru]=Создание и редактирование трёхмерных моделей и анимаций
Depends on step 3, you may replace path to Exec & Icon (words in red).
When done, you should be able to open Blender from the Unity Dash or App Menu. Enjoy!
Ubuntu has an open-source sticky notes app called indicator-stickynotes. Just like Google Keep and Windows’ Sticky Notes, it allows you to jot down thoughts, lists, and reminders on desktop.
Indicator-stickynotes is meant for Ubuntu’s Unity interface. It has also been tested on the GNOME Shell, XFCE/Xubuntu, KDE/Kubuntu, MATE/Mint, and Cinnamon/Mint interfaces, but support for these platforms is not guaranteed.
Install Sticky Note Indicator:
The program has been made into the developer’s PPA, available for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives such as Linux Mint, Elementary OS Luna.
To add the PPA and install the app, run commands below one by one in terminal:
Rhythmbox is the default music player for Ubuntu Unity and Gnome. It has reached version 3.1 while Ubuntu 14.04/14.10 still provides Rhythmbox 3.0.x.
Rhythmbox 3.1 comes with assorted bug fixes, GTK 3.14+ compatible, and now it includes an AppData file. It’s worth upgrading the player if you have upgraded to Gnome 3.14 or ever encountered below bugs: