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Avidemux video editor

Avidemux video editor has reached the 2.6.19 release a few days ago. It features better support for HEVC in mpeg TS and 10bits codec.

Avidemux 2.6.19 changelog includes:

  • All filters with preview have better navigation dialogs
  • Delogo filter UI redone
  • Fixed changeFps/resampleFps seeking
  • HEVC support improved
  • Flv/Demux : Support large files (rcdrone)
  • Allow EAC3 as external audio track
  • General usability cleanup
  • Allow using the last read folder as default save folder
  • 2 pass encoding dialog cleanup
  • Dynamically enable/disable menu
  • Customizable keyboard shortcut
  • Allow reverting page up/down
  • Better support for 10bits
  • Translation updates
  • Updated ffmpeg libs to 3.0.7

avidemux 2.6 ubuntu 14.04

How to Install Avidemux 2.6.19 in Ubuntu:

The GetDeb repository has build the new release for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and their derivatives.

1. To add the repository, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “terminal” from start menu, and run command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc)-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

For Linux Mint 18, add the GetDeb repository via Software Sources -> Additional Repositories

2. Then refresh, search for and install avidemux2.6-qt package via Synaptic Package Manager.

Or run commands in terminal to check for updates and install Avidemux 2.6.19:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6-qt

How to Uninstall:

To remove the package, either use Synaptic Package Manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove avidemux2.6-qt && sudo apt-get autoremove

And remove the repository by going to Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

Vivaldi browser

The Vivaldi web browser has reached the new stable 1.8 release earlier today features new advanced History.

The start page contains a new history tab, that gives you a list, daily, weekly, or monthly history overviews. There are also graphs and a color-coded heat map overlay showing peaks of online activity and key browsing trends.

There is also an option to search with a specified date range.

Vivaldi history

A history icon has also been added into the left Side Panel provides a list of visited URLs. The Vivaldi team announced that “Vivaldi doesn’t collect your history data. All of this information is strictly private and local to your computer.”

Other features in Vivaldi 1.8:

  • create notes with drag and drop
  • auto-muting options for tabs.
  • Option to set the home page to Start page.
  • Ability to open links in the current tab from the right-click menu.
  • An option to display hibernated tabs in grayscale.
  • Matches are highlighted in the address bar drop-down menu.
  • Image search from the right-click menu.

Download / Install Vivaldi 1.8:

The DEB package is available for download at the link below:

Vivaldi Download Page

If you have a previous version of Vivaldi browser installed, you should be able to upgrade it via Software Updater:

If you don’t see it, re-enable the Vivaldi repository via command in terminal:

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/vivaldi.list

un-comment or add (if empty) the following line and save it:

deb stable main

Plank 0.11.4, another maintenance release of 0.11.x “Eddy”, was released a dozen hours ago.

The 0.11.4 release of this simplest dock fixed underscores in some menu items not being shown, and plank adding an extra icon when trying to empty trash. See the changelog:

  • Fix underscores not being shown in some menu items (LP: #1662968)
  • Make window-manager aware that empty-trash dialog is part of plank (LP: #1652653)
  • Fix build with -Werror=pointer-to-int-cast, -Werror=format, -Werror=implicit-function-declaration
  • Generate manpage with help2man
  • Update appdata
  • Update translations


How to Install Plank 0.11.4 in Ubuntu via PPA:

The Plank Testing PPA has built the packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and Ubuntu 17.04. The testing package works well enough that it shouldn’t be a problem for daily use.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/docky

plank docy ppa

2. After typing your password and hitting enter. Run commands to update and install plank:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install plank

Tip: Although the package marked as 0.11.3+bzr1597, it contains all the changes in plank 0.11.4.

How to Remove:

The PPA can be removed by going to Software & Updates -> Other Software tab. And to remove plank, run command:

sudo apt-get remove plank

The final beta of Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus has been released earlier today. Features images for Desktop, Server, Cloud, and opt-in flavors, including Kubuntu 17.04, Lubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu Budgie 17.04, Ubuntu Gnome 17.04, UbuntuKylin 17.04, Ubuntu MATE 17.04, Ubuntu Studio 17.04, Xubuntu 17.04.

This Zesty Zapus snapshot includes the v4.10 kernel and Mesa 17. Ubuntu 17.04 download link

Kubuntu 17.04 Beta 2 highlights:

  • Plasma 5.9, KDE Applications 16.12.3, KDE Frameworks 5.31
  • Calligra Office Suite updated to Qt/KF5 version
  • Krita latest bugfix release – after this popular and advanced digital painting application was split from Calligra.
  • K3B updated to a Qt5/KF5 snapshot of the version to be included in KDE’s next applications release.
  • Okular PDF and document reader is now Qt/KF5 in apps 16.12
  • Kdevelop is now the most recent bugfix release of the new version 5.0.x series.
  • Numerous application and translation updates from KDE.

Download Kubuntu 17.04

Download Lubuntu 17.04

Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Beta 2 highlights:

  • latest budgie-desktop stable v10.2.9.
  • GNOME 3.24 applications together with GTK+ 3.24 Mutter window manager
  • latest budgie-welcome app with our browser ballot screen and Material theme makeovers
  • AppIndicator support is now default
  • Terminix is the default terminal
  • Many new GNOME based applications are included by default
  • 17.04 Community Contest Winning Wallpapers
  • Gtk Theme QT apps out of the box.

Download Ubuntu Budgie 17.04

Ubuntu Gnome 17.04 highlights:

  • Gnome 3.24
  • Night Light feature that automatically reduce the blue light emitted by your computer screen at sunset
  • The Calendar app now has a Week view.
  • Flatpak 0.8 is now installed by default.
  • LibreOffice 5.3

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Ubuntu Kylin 17.04 highlights:

  • Gnome Apps updated to 3.24 excluding Nautilus file manager, Terminal, Evolution, and Software.
  • Released foxitreader 1.0.1, available in Kylin Software Center.

Download Ubuntu Kylin 17.04

Ubuntu MATE 17.04 highlights:

  • MATE Desktop 1.18.0
  • The entire MATE Desktop suite of applications and components is now GTK3+ only!
  • Added full support for libinput
  • Updated version of core apps
  • Dropped 32-bit PowerPC support, completely!

Download Ubuntu MATE 17.04

Download Ubuntu Studio 17.04

Xubuntu 17.04 highlights:

  • Thunar crash fixes while renaming,copying bugs
  • xfce4-taskmanager has ability to click on window to select process
  • xfce4-notifyd includes persistence support.
  • xubuntu-default-settings include new file templates included – OpenDocument Writer, OpenDocument Spreadsheet

Download XUbuntu 17.04


Stellarium, a free and open-source planetarium software, has reached the 0.15.2 release a few days ago with over 100 improvements and bug fixes.

Some new features in Stellarium 0.15.2:

  • an algorithm for DeltaT
  • orbit visualization data for asteroids
  • new option for the InfoString group
  • support for calculating extincted magnitudes of satellites
  • new type of Solar system objects: sednoids
  • read the announcement for more details.

How to Install Stellarium 0.15.2 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

The new release has been made into the official PPA, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Linux Mint 18.

1. Open terminal by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “Terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases

Type in your password (no visual feedback due to security reason) and hit Enter.

2. If you have an existing Stellarium installation, launch Software Updater (Update Manager) and upgrade the software after checking for updates.

Tip: It’s highly recommended to reset the settings when you will install the new version

Or just run commands in terminal to install / upgrade Stellarium:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install stellarium


You can easily restore Stellarium to the stock version in your Ubuntu main repository by purging the PPA via command:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:stellarium/stellarium-releases