neofetch ubuntu

NeoFetch, the cross-platform command-line system information tool, has reached the major 2.0 release. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and other releases higher than Ubuntu 12.04.

    Neofetch is a CLI system information tool written in BASH. Neofetch displays information about your system next to an image, your OS logo, or any ascii file of your choice. The main purpose of neofetch is to be used in screenshots to show other users what OS/Distro you’re running, what Theme/Icons you’re using and etc.

    Neofetch is highly customizable through the use of commandline flags or the user config file. There are over 50 config options to mess around with and there’s the print_info() function and friends which let you add your own custom info.

Neofetch 2.0 is the biggest release in a long time. The majority of the script has been rewritten, restructered and cleaned up. Every function and variable name follows a proper naming scheme and a large number of bugs were fixed.

  • New Operating System support: ChaletOS, DracOS, Haiku, GNU Hurd, Korora, Netrunner, Pardus, iPhone 7 and 7 plus.
  • ASCII art handling written.
  • Now display your OS’s ascii logo if the distro’s logo isn’t found
  • Wallpaper support for Cinnamon desktop.
  • Added support for HyperTerm
  • Prefer dedicated GPU over integrated GPU in Linux.
  • Improved documentation & wiki
  • More and more.

NeoFetch

How to Install NeoFetch 2.0 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, …, up to Ubuntu 17.04, the new release has been made into this PPA repsitory.

Run below commands one by one in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to add the PPA to your system and install NeoFetch 2.0:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dawidd0811/neofetch

sudo apt update 

sudo apt install neofetch

Or directly download the “neofetch_2.0-1ubuntu1_all.deb” package from the link below and click install via Ubuntu Software:

Download NeoFetch 2.0 (.deb)

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The free and open-source MKVToolNix MKV (Matroska) manipulation tool has reached the 9.6.0 release. Here’s how to install or upgrade it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and/or Ubuntu 16.10.

MKVToolNix 9.6.0 fixes one major bug in mkvmerge (an endless loop) when appending files. It mostly occurred when muxing MPLS playlists. Several other minor bug fixes and usability enhancements were implemented.

  • mkvmerge and mkvextract now support HDMV TextST subtitles.
  • MKVToolNix GUI has option to only show the list of often used languages/country codes/character sets.
  • mkvextract has been updated to add a “langidx” line to the .idx file upon extraction
  • multiplexer enhancement: added a column “source file’s directory” to the track list
  • multiplexer enhancement: added an option for selecting all tracks of the currently selected source files in the source file context menu

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How to Install MKVToolNix 9.6.0 in Ubuntu:

The official MKVToolNix repository for Linux has been updated for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.10 and derivatives.

1. To add the repository, first open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to setup the key:

wget -q -O - https://mkvtoolnix.download/gpg-pub-moritzbunkus.txt | sudo apt-key add -

mkvtoolnix-key

2. Go to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, then click Add and paste following line:

deb http://mkvtoolnix.download/ubuntu/xenial/ ./

You may replace xenial (16.04) in the line with yakkety for Ubuntu 16.10, or trusty for Ubuntu 14.04 and their derivatives.

add-mkvtoolnix-repo

3. Finally upgrade the software from a previous release via Software Updater:

upgrade-mkvtoolnix

Or install it for the first time via command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui

HP Linux Imaging and Printing

HP Linux Imaging and Printing (HPLIP), HP Linux solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers, has reached the 3.16.11 release one day ago.

HPLIP 3.16.11 adds following new printers support:

  • HP LaserJet M101-M106 Printer
  • HP LaserJet Pro M203-M206 Printer
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M227-M231 Printer
  • HP LaserJet Pro MFP M129-M134

Also new Linux Distro’s Fedora 25 and OpenSuse 42.2 are supported in this release.

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How to Install HPLIP 3.16.11 in Ubuntu:

Download the official Linux binary from the link below:

Download HPLIP (.run)

Then open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), run commands to give executable permission, and finally run the installer:

cd ~/Downloads/ && chmod +x hplip-3.16.11.run && ./hplip-3.16.11.run

Follow the terminal prompts and finally restart your computer when everything’s done.

install-hplip3-16-11

PyCharm IDE

PyCharm 2016.3, the third update in the 2016 series of the cross-platform PyCharm and Django IDE, has been released a few days ago.

PyCharm 2.16.3 features:

  • Better Django support
  • Improved Python console
  • Full support for Python 3.6
  • Enhanced version control integration
  • A better variable explorer
  • Upgrades to coverage and profiling tools
  • And much more, see the what’s new page.

How to Install PyCharm 2016.3 in Ubuntu:

Thanks to Mystic-Mirage, both professional and community editions are made into PPA, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 18 and derivatives.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mystic-mirage/pycharm

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it asks and hit Enter.

PyCharm PPA

2. Then update system package index and install the IDE via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install pycharm-community

Or use sudo apt install pycharm to install the professional version.

Uninstall:

The packages can be easily removed by using apt command with remove flag:

sudo apt remove pycharm pycharm-community && sudo apt autoremove

And the PPA can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

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For Google Chrome users not satisfied with the built-in download manager, here’s how to integrate the uGet download manager with Chrome browser in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and Linux Mint 17, 18.

uGet used to have an official extension for Chrome/Chromium, though it’s out of date because Google removed NPAPI support.

Now there’s an open-source uGet Chrome Wrapper that integrates uGet Download Manager with Google Chrome in Linux Systems. With it, youcan:

  • Simply click on any download links, ‘uGet new Download’ dialog will appear and continue the download.
  • Right-click on a link and there’s ‘Download with uGet’ option.
  • Press and hold Insert key to prevent uGet from interrupting your download.
  • Use Ctrl+Shift+U to disable or re-enable the extension (uGet Download option in context menu still available).

uget-chrome-integration

How to Install uGet Chrome Wrapper in Ubuntu:

1. First in Chrome browser, install the uGet integration extension by going to the link below:

uGet integration extension for Chrome

2. Then open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run commands below one by one to install the wrapper for uGet from the developer’s PPA:

  • Add the PPA repository:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:slgobinath/uget-chrome-wrapper

    uget-chrome-wrapper-ppa

  • Then update and install the wrapper:
    sudo apt update
    
    sudo apt install uget-chrome-wrapper

Finally restart Google Chrome browser and enjoy!

Uninstall uGet Chrome Wrapper:

To completely remove this stuff, first go to Chrome Settings -> Extensions -> remove “uGet integration” extension.

Then open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and remove the wrapper via command:

sudo apt remove uget-chrome-wrapper && sudo apt autoremove

And the PPA can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.