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Install and Run Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu Linux 15.04

Visual Studio Code is a Microsoft product, available free for Windows, Linux and Mac OS. It is an awesome source code and text editor application; currently in Public Preview. It lets your easily write and navigate through your code, build and develop both cloud and web applications using this editor. It offers cool features like code debugging, embedded Git control, and IntelliSense (Intelligent completion of the code). Read more at LinuxPitstop


5 Best Linux Desktop Environments With Pros & Cons


If you are new to Linux then I'm sure you are giving up lots of time choosing Desktop Environment of your Linux Distribution. You are probably thinking to give a try to each one of them but that's very time consuming. That's why here I'm reviewing the 5 Best Linux Desktop Environments with the pros & cons. The article gives you what you should know for choosing a DE. So let's get started!
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Kodi 15.0 RC1: Features and Installation on Ubuntu

Kodi needs no introduction when speaking of home entertainment. It is most widely used media player with wonderful features, developed by XBMC, it has emerged into a must-have application for your daily use. Kodi is cross platform application and run fine on every kind of hardware. It supports lot of languages and you can highly customize its functionality to the way you want it. Kodi 15.0 RC 1 has been released, lets review its prominent features and installation steps on Ubuntu Linux. Read more at LinuxPitstop


Cinnamon 2.6 Released : Here’s What’s New

Cinnamon 2.6

Cinnamon 2.6, the latest version of cinnamon desktop environment has been released and announced few week ago by linux Mint Developer (Clement Lefebvre) via Linux Mint Segfault blog and it will become as main desktop for upcomming Linux mint 17.2 rafaela will be released end of June, 2015.

The biggest changes of the release has to be the optimisations made to the system to increase boot times for some users and that reduce the CPU usage by up to a staggering 40%. If you get cinnamon desktop freezes, just press the combination key Ctrl+Alt+Escape to restart cinnamon desktop without lose any work and all your windows and applications remain open.

More details you can read at Cinnamon 2.6 Released : Here’s What’s New


20 Things To Do After Installing Elementary OS Freya

Here is a guide for things to do after installing Elementary OS Freya to get a more polished desktop.

01 – Update your system

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist upgrade
02 – Install additional drivers

Software & Updates – Additional Drivers

03 – Install Multimedia Codecs and Enable DVD Playback

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly libavcodec-extra-54 libvdpau-va-gl1 libmad0 mpg321 gstreamer1.0-libav

Enable DVD Playback

sudo /usr/share/doc/libdvdread4/install-css.s­h

More details read at 20 Things To Do After Installing Elementary OS Freya


The Rounded Linux Desktop

This idea is really simple. Even if you can maximize the area with sharp corners it might not be the most favorable surface for us to look at. Since many of us look at computer screens all day long why not have rounded corners for our rectangular surfaces. For the desktop I provided my rounded Ubuntu MATE. View the image in full screen for the maximum effect. Click once on the image and in Firefox press F11. Pretty cool.
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How To Install/Upgrade To KDE Plasma 5.3.1 In Kubuntu 15.04 OR Ubuntu 15.04 And Derivatives

How To Install/Upgrade To KDE Plasma 5.3.1 In Kubuntu 15.04 OR Ubuntu 15.04 And Derivatives
KDE Plasma 5.3.1 was released last month with a big list of changes and improvements. You can now upgrade to KDE Plasma5.3.1 in Kubuntu orUbuntu 15.04. You can also install KDE Plasma 5 if you have any other Desktop environment. Plasma 5 series is very sleek and really beautiful. Let's move on and see what's new in this release and then install/upgrade to the latest version.

Read At LinuxAndUbuntu


Harden Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer v0.4.2

Advanced Gtk+ Sequencer is intended to use for music composition. It features a piano roll, as well a synth, matrix editor, drum machine, soundfont2 player, mixer and an output panels designed to be highly configurable. You may add effects to its effect chain and add or remove audio channels/pads. You may set up a fully functional network of engines, thus there is a link editor for linking audio lines.

It features such functionality so far:

  • add or remove engines
  • link audio channels of different engines to set up a synthesis tree
  • loop pattern sequencers
  • notation editor with copy & paste support
  • project settings
  • open or save XML files
  • auto backup and recovery
  • exporting live to audio file
  • LADSPA plugin support

Version 0.4.2-54 is current stable fix version. It is programmed in a object orientated matter in the manner of Gtk+-2.0 using GObject library. All the time it was for sure intending to provide a library itself. Thus design principals were taken to be able to do so.

In on-coming release 0.4.3 you can take libags-audio as a model of gsequencer's view or may be provided in your own application.

There was just a big refactoring needed for a long time and it's over, for now. Those modifications happend all in view of providing you a straight forward and advanced API. Note there still many things on my personal wish list but it may not prevent rocking you.

More informations can be found on

Screenshot ags-0.4.2


Fedora 22 Workstation : Video Overview and Screenshot tours

Fedora Project have just released the latest version of Linux Distribution, Fedora 22. It now available for download for all the new flavors, Workstation, Server, and Cloud.

Accoording to Fedora 22 official announcement. "Every Fedora release has its own character. If this release had a human analogue, it'd be Fedora 21 after it'd been to college, landed a good job, and kept its New Year's Resolution to go to the gym on a regular basis. What we're saying is that Fedora 22 has built on the foundation we laid with Fedora 21 and the work to create distinct editions of Fedora focused on the desktop, server, and cloud (respectively). It's not radically different, but there are a fair amount of new features coupled with features we've already introduced but have improved for Fedora 22,"

Read more at Fedora 22 Workstation : Video Overview and Screenshot tours


Looking to install Linux, but don't know which make(?)

Hello Linux Users,

I'm currently running my laptop (note laptop, I couldn't see a laptop option on details) on windows 8. I've decided to change my OS to Linux, however I don't know which one to use. I need one that is user friendly and has a nice user interface. I was thinking about getting ubuntu but I wasn't too sure.

I am coming to the forums for help finding a OS that is good for my personal needs. So if you decide to help me, here is a list of things that I require:

A easy-to-use interface, preferably a hot bar, like the Ubuntu desktop.

Nice clean software, no windows vista like, clunky, boxy, interfaces.

A system that I can easily play games on (steam games.)

Something that will allow me to multitask smoothly.

Another non-essential feature is a coherent source code that I can easily access and modify.

Thanks in advance

Lewis :)


Kde Plasma 5.3 has been released

Plasma 5.3

Today, the Kde team released Plasma 5.3 which come with a lot of interesting features.

Plasma 5 is the desktop environment of the Kde project and we can certainly say that its development is a source of interest for a big chunk of Linux users since, at the moment, it is found to be at the center of very important changes. [Read more here]

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