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This simple tutorial shows how to install latest Komodo edit on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise via ppa repository.

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Komodo Edit, based on the award-winning Komodo IDE, offers sophisticated support for all major scripting languages, including in-depth autocomplete and calltips, multi-language file support, syntax coloring and syntax checking, Vi emulation, Emacs key bindings. It provides dynamic language expertise for Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl, plus JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and XML, and template languages like RHTML, Template-Toolkit, HTML-Smarty and Django.

Install Komodo Edit

A PPA repository has been created for Ubuntu users. So far it supports Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04 and 12.10.

To add the repository, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mystic-mirage/komodo-edit

After that, update your package lists and install this tool via command below:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install komodo-edit

Once installed, open it by running komodo command. You may need to manually create launcher shortcut

This latest stable Kernel 3.10.2 has been released. All users of the 3.10 kernel series are urged to upgrade as soon as possible. This tutorial shows how to install / Upgrade Kernel 3.10.2 for Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, 12.10 and Linux Mint users.

kernel 3.10.2 ubuntu

Linux Kernel 3.10.2 is also a small release that includes a few updated drivers, fixes for the ext3 and ext4 file systems, as well as other small changes. Read the announcement.

Install / Upgrade Kernel 3.10.2

The Kernel PPA has updated with latest DEBs for Ubuntu and Linux Mint users.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open a terminal window. When it opens, run below commands to download the Debs.
For 32-bit system:


For 64-bit system


After downloading, both 32-bit and 64-bit use below command to install them:

sudo dpkg -i linux-headers-3.10.2*.deb linux-image-3.10.2*.deb

Finally, remember to update grub to apply changes. To do so, run below command:

sudo update-grub

Once done, restart your computer and you should see the entry with Linux Kernel 3.10.2.

This simple guide shows how to install latest LightZone 4.0 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, 12.04 Precise, and Linux Mint from its official repository.

LightZone 4.0 from official repository

LightZone is professional-level digital darkroom software for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Rather than using layers as many other photo editors do, LightZone lets the user build up a stack of tools which can be rearranged, turned off and on, and removed from the stack. It’s a non-destructive editor, where any of the tools can be re-adjusted or modified later — even in a different editing session. A tool stack can be copied to a batch of photos at one time. LightZone operates in a 16-bit linear color space with the wide gamut of ProPhoto RGB.

LightZone 4 Main Window


  • edit both RAW and JPEG format images.
  • has ability to create and apply pre-determined image transformations, called “styles”, to an entire batch of images in a single operation.
  • It’s a non-destructive RAW editor. It treats the digital image original (typically a RAW file) as precious and non-editable.
  • outputs JPEG files which contain metadata references to the original image file location and a record of the transformations applied during editing.
  • Because the JPEG output files contains the entire transformation history, edits can always be undone in a new edit session, long after they were saved
  • Read more on Wikipedia

Install LightZone 4 via Official Repository

UPDATE: Thanks to Otto Meier, now LightZone is available in PPA for Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives. Just run below commands one by one in terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/lightzone
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lightzone

1.) Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to add the repository and install keyring:

For Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10 and Linux Mint 14, 15

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb ./' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lightzone.list"

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add - 

For Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint 13

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb ./' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lightzone.list"

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

2.) Update package lists and install the software:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install lightzone

For other Linux distributions, install LightZone photo editor 4.0 from the GitHub.

Want to install and use Google Sketchup on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring? Well, this simple tutorial will show you how to do it. With the help of Wine software, you can install and use Windows software easily in Ubuntu.

Wine is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, including Ubuntu Linux. It’s free and open-source software. Wine now is getting a lot better at handling Windows software on Linux systems.

To get started with installing Sketchup 2013 in Ubuntu, download the lastest version of wine. To do that, press Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to add its PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

Then run below command to update package lists and install wine1.5 (Now the latest wine1.7 is recommended):

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install wine1.5

Once wine is installed, run below command to configure it so that Sketchup could be installed. You may need to log out and log back:


Next, navigate to Libraries tab, then select ‘Riched20’ library from the drop-down list and add it. When done, click OK


Download Google Sketchup from Then navigate to the Downloads folder and right-click on the EXE to ‘Open with Wine Windows Program Loader’.


Follow the setup wizard and finally you’ll get the shortcut on the desktop and Unity dash.


That’s it. Enjoy!

UPDATE: If Sketchup hangs after choosing a template, try launching it with /DisableRubyAPI as a workaround. Or read the new post about install Sketchup 2014 in Ubuntu 14.04.

Getdeb is an unofficial project which provides the latest open-source and freeware applications for Ubuntu Linux, and PlayDeb provides games. As Ubuntu based Linux distribution, Linux Mint users are available to install software from this repository.


  • Install / add / enable GetDeb & PlayDeb repository on Linux Mint
  • Enjoy!

To get started, go to Start menu, search and open Software Sources


Navigate to Additional repositories, check the box where it says ‘archive’. Click ‘update the cache’ button to update package lists.

enable getdeb repository

That’s it!

If it is not there in your Linux Mint edition, click ‘Add a new repository’ and type in

deb raring-getdeb apps games

In the line, change raring to yours based Ubuntu release code name.

Linux Mint 14 Nadia based on Ubuntu 12.10 quantal
Linux Mint 13 Maya based on Ubuntu 12.04 precise
Linux Mint 12 Lisa based on Ubuntu 11.10 oneiric
Linux Mint 11 Katya based on Ubuntu 11.04 natty
Linux Mint 10 Julia based on Ubuntu 10.10 maverick
Linux Mint 9 Isadora based on Ubuntu 10.04 lucid

And get the key by running below commands in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -