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This brief tutorial is going to show you how to download and install JDownloader 2 Beta on Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, 13.04 Raring.

Jdownloader 2 main window

As you may know, Jdownloader is a free and open-source download manager written in Java, which allows the automatic downloading of files and split files from one-click hosting sites such as RapidShare.

For the difference between classic Jdownloader and Jdownloader 2 Beta, see:

Install JDownloader 2:

Jdownloader depends on Java 6 or 7, so first install OpenJDK from Ubuntu Software Center or Oracle Java 7 from ppa. To check current installed version, run below command in terminal:

java -version

You should see similar output:

java version “1.7.0_25”
Java(TM) SE Runtime Environment (build 1.7.0_25-b15)
Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (build 23.25-b01, mixed mode)

To get started installing Jdownloader 2 Beta, you may check your system type (32-bit or 64-bit). Go to Unity Dash, search for and open Details to check out your OS information:

System-type-32bit-64-bit

Once you confirmed your OS type, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. When it opens, run command to download JDownloader 2 beta for Linux installer. (jdownloader download page)

  • For 32-bit os:
    wget http://installer.jdownloader.org/JD2SilentSetup_x86.sh
  • For 64-bit os:
    wget http://installer.jdownloader.org/JD2SilentSetup_x64.sh

In order to run this .sh installer, run below command to give it executable permission (Or you can do this in file Properties window.)

chmod +x JD2SilentSetup*.sh

After that, run the .sh installer via command below:

./JD2SilentSetup*.sh

It brings up the setup wizard. Follow it and you’re done!

Jdownload 2 setup wizard

Once installed, Jdownloader 2 should available in the Unity Dash.

UPDATE: To uninstall Jdownloader 2, just run the “Uninstall JDownloader” file in the installation folder to bring up uninstall wizard and follow it.

As you may know, Jupiter is a powerful and lightweight power and hardware control applet. It has been retired and last supported release is up to Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal. However, Jupiter is available for Ubuntu 13.04 from JoliCloud Desktop Environment PPA.

Jupiter on Ubuntu 13.04

The webupd8team add the packages to the ppa and it’ll be used as a background program for JoliCloud session. I’ve installed it on my laptop and it’s working well.

Install Jupiter on Ubuntu 13.04:

Note that don’t install it on a product machine. Use it as your own risk!

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below command to add the PPA repository:

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

Then update package lists and install:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install jupiter

To install Jupiter support package for Eee PCs:

sudo apt-get install jupiter-support-eee

jupiter ubuntu 13.04 unity

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

Features:

  • 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 http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ktgw0316:/LightZone/xUbuntu_13.04/ ./' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lightzone.list"

wget -O - http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ktgw0316:/LightZone/xUbuntu_13.04/Release.key | sudo apt-key add - 

For Ubuntu 12.04 and Linux Mint 13

sudo sh -c "echo 'deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ktgw0316:/LightZone/xUbuntu_12.04/ ./' > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/lightzone.list"

wget -O - http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/ktgw0316:/LightZone/xUbuntu_12.04/Release.key | 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.

Xfce4 Composite Editor is a simple GUI tool that allows to configure the various Xfce4 Window Manager compositor settings that are not available via the Window Manager Tweaks control panel.

xfce4-composite-editor

The developer of Xfce Theme Manager wrote this simple tool, and it has the ability to control below settings:

  • Shadow opacity.
  • Shadow delta X, Y, width and height.
  • move window opacity.
  • inactive window opacity.
  • frame opacity.
  • resize window opacity.
  • popup opacity.

Also it provides options to swich on / off composite, dock shadow, frame shadow, pop-up shadow and Restart VM to apply changes.

xfce4 composite window

Below is what the developer said in GTK-Apps, “These settings are available via the xconf settings editor but that is one of the most awkward GUI’s I have ever used as you have to select the xfwm4 channel, expand the tree, scroll to the option you want, select it, click edit, change the setting and click save, then the tree gets collapsed and you have to start again! So this nice simple GUI to control the composite manager, the settings are self explanatory.”

Install Xfce4 Composite Editor

The PPA repository has been created to make it easy to install for (X)Ubuntu users. So far, it supports 13.04 Raring, 12.10 Quantal, and 12.04 Precise.

To add the PPA and install this app, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rebuntu16/other-stuff
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install xfce4-composite-editor

Once it is installed, open it from the Xfce Settings Manager.

BitDefender Anti-virus is available for Linux from its official repository. Here I’ll show you how to install it on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail.

Ubuntu itself has few virus, you can install anti-virus program on Ubuntu Linux to scan USB devices or Windows NTFS partitions.

Objectives:

  • Install BitDefender on Ubuntu from official repository
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T key combination to open terminal, then run below command to add BitDefender official repository for Linux.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/ bitdefender non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/bitdefender.list'

Then download and install the key via below command:

wget -O- -q http://download.bitdefender.com/repos/deb/bd.key.asc | sudo apt-key add -

After adding the repository, use your package manager to install BitDefender. Or run below commands to update packages list and do install:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install bitdefender-scanner-gui

Once installed, run GUI via below command. Read this tutorial to manually add a launcher.

/opt/BitDefender-scanner/bin/bdgui

bitdefender