Archives For Ubuntu 16.04

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The best-looking Linux distro, Elementary OS, has reached the 0.4 release, code name “Loki” and base on Ubuntu 16.04 package system.

The Elementary OS team announced the stable release of Loki last night:


After a little over a year of development, elementary is proud to announce the stable release of elementary OS Loki!

Loki is the newest version of elementary OS, a design-oriented and open source Linux-based operating system for desktops and laptops. It succeeds Freya which was released in April of 2015.

Elementary OS Loki

What’s new in Elementary OS Loki:

  • Linux Kernel 4.4 and Ubuntu 16.04 base
  • redesigned indicators change to be dark or light depending on your wallpaper.
  • redesigned audio indicator with more compact set of controls and large icons
  • new network indicator and redesigned network settings, bluetooth indicator
  • A new lid close setting and related behavior
  • Notification center now caches notifications and offers Do Not Disturb toggle
  • use Epiphany as new default web browser.
  • new app store
  • various other improvements, see the release note.

Download Elementary OS Loki at: elementary.io. (pay any dollar amount, or type 0 for free)

Ubuntu 16.04.1

The first point release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS was released today with so many fixes, improvements, and Kernel and hardware support updates.

Updated CD images for Ubuntu 16.04.1 are available for download, including fixes for many hardware-specific bugs.

According to the change summary, Ubuntu 16.04.1 brings:

  • Some apt, systemd, dpkg and xinit bugs has been fixed in this release to fix upgrade issues.
  • some LibreOffice crash fixes.
  • Lots of fixes and improvements to Gnome Software (Ubuntu Software)
  • Enable the Snappy back-end for Gnome Software (Ubuntu Software)
  • Many many fixes to Unity, Unity Settings Daemon, compiz, lightdm display manager, oxide-qt browser engine, etc.
  • See the change summary for more details.

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04.1:

For Ubuntu 16.04, running a regular system update using Software Updater will bring you to Ubuntu 16.04.1.

update-ubuntu

Or run commands in terminal via:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

For Ubuntu 15.10 and Ubuntu 14.04, you may follow this guide to upgrade to 16.04.1.

You can upgrade directly from 14.04 to 16.04.1. Just make sure you have selected to notify LTS only in Software & Updates settings:

notify-lts

Faenza Icons

Faenza is one of the most popular Gnome icon theme that provides light, dark, Faenza-Ambiance, and Faenza-Radiance themes to fit with light or dark panels / toolbars.

Since Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid, the icon theme was finally made into official Ubuntu repositories to make it easier to install.

Faenza Icons in Unity

For Ubuntu 16.04, while Ubuntu Software (Gnome Software) does not show applications without appdata (information about software description and screenshot etc.), use Synaptic or apt command:

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install Faenza Icons in Ubuntu 16.04:

sudo apt install faenza-icon-theme

install-faenza-icon

Type in password and once it’s properly installed, launch Unity Tweak Tool (available in Ubuntu Software) or other tweak tool for your desktop and apply new icons in Appearance -> Icons.

apply faenza icons
A repacked version is also available that includes wireless mouse icon and the tiny calendar icon in time & date menu.

Faenza Theme with wireless mouse, calendar icon

Wine Stable

Here’s how to install the latest Wine Stable 1.8.2 in all current Ubuntu releases, while Wine Team PPA still provides the initial 1.8 release.

The Wine Team PPA has not been updated for almost 6 months. For those who want the latest updates and fixes for the stable 1.8 Wine series, you may temporarily use another PPA packaged by Rico Tzschichholz.

Wine 1.8.2

1. Add the PPA.

The PPA is named ‘unstable’, don’t use it on production machines and wait the Wine Team PPA if you want a more stable build.

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and paste the command below and hit Enter:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/unstable

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

ricotz-unstable

2. If you have the 1.8.0 installed, launch Software Updater and upgrade it after checking for updates.

Or run the commands below one by one in terminal to update and install Wine 1.8.2:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install wine1.8

So far, works for Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and also Ubuntu 15.10.

3. (Optional) To remove it, use apt command with remove flag:

sudo apt remove wine1.8

The PPA can be remove via System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software.

WhatsApp Web App

Whatsie is a simple & beautiful desktop client (unofficial) for WhatsApp Web. It’s and open-source, cross-platform software works on OS X, Windows, and Linux.

Besides all the WhatsApp Web features, it also features:

  • Themes & Mini Mode
  • Native Notifications (with reply on OS X)
  • Spell Checker & Auto Correct (English)
  • Keyboard Shortcuts

WhatsApp client whatsie

whatsie dark theme

whatsie orange theme

How to Install Whatsie in Ubuntu:

The project has gone. The tutorial won’t work any more

Pre-compiled binary packages are available for download in its release page (see the link below), select download:

  • whatsie-x.x.x-linux-amd64.deb for 64-bit Ubuntu
  • whatsie-x.x.x-linux-i386.deb for 32-bit Ubuntu

from:

Download the latest Whatsie (.deb)

Then click install via Ubuntu Software, or run command in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

sudo dpkg -i ~/Downloads/whatsie*.deb; sudo apt -f install

Once the software is successfully installed, launch it from Unity Dash (App Launcher), scan the QR code via WhatsApp in your mobile phone, and enjoy chatting with your friends.

If you like Whatsie and want to receive future updates along with other system updates via Software Updater, add the Linux repository by running the commands below one by one in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T):

gpg --keyserver pool.sks-keyservers.net --recv-keys 1537994D

gpg --export --armor 1537994D | sudo apt-key add -

echo "deb https://dl.bintray.com/aluxian/deb stable main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list

(Optional) To remove the software, use Synaptic Package Manager (available in Ubuntu Software), or run apt command in terminal via remove flag:

sudo apt remove whatsie

And the Linux repository can be removed via System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software -> highlight and remove the repository line.