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The JoliCloud Desktop Environment finally is available for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, 13.04 Raring and 12.10 Quantal. Here’s how to install it via ppa repository.

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As you may know, JoliCloud Desktop Environment puts a HTML5 launcher with shortcuts to popular websites and services front and center, such as Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Wikidedia, Angry birds, and more.

Install JoliCloud Desktop

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to add the JoliCloud official ppa repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jolicloud-team/ppa

add jolicloud desktop ppa

After that, update the package lists to make it avaiable and finally install the session. To do so, run below command:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install jolicloud-desktop-environment

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Once installed, log out current session. Click on the gear icon and choose Jolicloud for Ubuntu login.

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This tutorial shows you how to install ClipGrab video downloader and converter on Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10, 12.04, 10.04 & Linux Mint via PPA.

ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites. It converts downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in just one easy step.

It supports HTTP and Socks5 proxy.


The PPA does not support Ubuntu 14.04 so far, you can grab the .deb directly from Remember to install libav-tools to get HD 1080p support.

To install this utility, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow the below steps:

1.) Run this command to add the ppa repository to your system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:clipgrab-team/ppa

2.) Update the package lists to make it available:

sudo apt-get update

3.) Finally install it via:

sudo apt-get install clipgrab

The ClipGrab website also provides non-install version for Linux, just download, extract and make it executable in file’s Properties, finally click to run.

Sublime Text

This simple tutorial will show you how to install Sublime Text 3 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, and 12.04 Precise from ppa repository.

Sublime Text is a popular text and source code editor. Sublime Text 3 Public Beta is now available to both registered users and the general public. The Webupd8 team created a ppa repository containing the installer for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, then follow below steps:

1.) Copy and paste this command into terminal and run to add the ppa repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/sublime-text-3

2.) Update:

sudo apt-get update

3.) Below command will automatically download and install the latest Sublime Text 3 Beta in your system.

sudo apt-get install sublime-text-installer



There’re two types of Opera installations on Ubuntu, static and shared. The static version has the built-in Qt library, it’s a larger download, and it looks ugly with Unity. The shared version uses the Qt installation on your system and it’s well integrated with the system.

The recommended way to install Opera Browser in Ubuntu is using the official repository. Here’s the howto in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.04 Precise.

1.) Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal, copy and paste this command and hit run to add the repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb stable non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/opera.list'

2.) Download and install the key:

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

3.) Update

sudo apt-get update

4.) Finally install Opera (shared version) via:

sudo apt-get install opera