MPV video player is forked from mplayer2 and MPlayer, MPV supports wide variety of audio and video file formats. It offers some of the features with the former project while introducing many more. It is an command-line video player as well as offers GUI, it is lightweight and cross-platform available for Linux, Mac and Windows. From command line MPlayer's options parser was improved to behave more like other CLI programs, and many option names and semantics were reworked to make them more intuitive and memorable.
High quality video output: MPV has a OpenGL based video output that is capable of many features loved by videophiles, such as video scaling with popular high quality algorithms, color management, frame timing, interpolation, and more. While mpv has no official GUI, it has a small controller that is triggered by mouse movement. mpv leverages the FFmpeg hwaccel APIs to support VDPAU, VAAPI, DXVA2, VDA and VideoToolbox video decode acceleration. In addition, it features better pause handling, VDPAU improvements, support for modifier keys, correct color reproduction, better handling of audio and video synchronization, high quality subtitles, as well as support for playing multiple files at the same time. Another interesting feature of mpv is the ability to play video files a higher quality than many other open source multimedia player applications, simply because it relies on the FFmpeg’s hwaccel APIs (supporting VAAPI, VDA and VDPAU video decode acceleration).


You may have tried lots of icon themes and you may have a favorite but it is always a good idea to give try a new theme, who knows you may like. Here we are presenting you a new icon theme 'Oranchelo' which made way to Linux last year and continuously adding new icons. It is created with the design techniques "flat" and "Flat Long Shadow". Basically it is inspired by two icon themes "super-flat-remix" and "Cornie icons", some icons are also extracted from the pack Plateau icon theme. There is an official PPA from creator of this pack but only offers package for Ubuntu/Linux Mint/other Ubuntu derivatives. Since this icon theme is in active development, if you encounter any missing icon then directly report it creator via Github page. Arc theme suite used in the following screenshots and you can use Unity Tweak ToolGnome-tweak-tool to change themes/icons.

Are you tired of your default terminal or looking for an alternative which can look cool as well as perform operation in your system? If yes, Terminus is for you which is modern terminal designed to be highly customizable, it will let you enjoy CLI. If you are using Linux since there were CRT monitors with Linux then check out Cool-Retro-Term, which is another great looking terminal application.
Terminus is built using web technologies based on Electron, it is cross-platform modern age terminal available for (Linux, Windows and Mac), on Linux it is a full terminal which can spawn with a global hotkey, tabs persist after restart, Auto-dock to anyside of any screen, full Unicode and double-width character support. On Windows it supports Classic CMD, PowerShell and Bash on Windows. On Mac it just works.
Multiple app themes and a myriad of community color schemes for the terminal. Color scheme editor included. Install plugins from the NPM repository, or create your own with Typescript and Angular framework.

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Panel Indicators always comes in handy when you have to do some productive work on your desktop computer, to access quick functions of different applications these indicators saves you a lot of time, some indicator give you information you want to receive, it all depends on your needs. Today presenting you some useful indicators which may help you and makes your desktop experience much better. Following all the indicators are developed by just one guy and available through his PPA.

Ayatana Indicator:

This indicator displays detailed information about opened applications and windows on your desktop, when you open the indicator hovering over any app/window it displays information: XID, PID, Viewport, Monitor, Geometry (window size), Active or not. Other two options in the indicator are 'recent apps' and 'statistics'.

MOBO theme is designed to make your desktop grayish, it is designed to work well with Gnome desktop. This theme has modern colors and animations, left pane is a little bit transparent to make theme look unique. It is currently compatible with Gtk 3.20/3.22/3.24 versions and only works fine in Gnome Desktop, it is pretty simple and elegant. If you find any issues with this theme then report it to developer and hopefully it will get fixed in the next update. If you are using other distribution you can directly download theme from its page and install it manually in ~/.themes folder or /usr/share/themes/. You can use Gnome-tweak-tool to change themes.


Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Mobo Theme in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:


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If you are using Gnome Shell environment then Maxim theme is for you. It looks bright, fresh, spacious and easy on the eye. This theme is forked from Axiom theme which was created by the same creator. This theme is fairly new and its initial release was in the beginning of this July and is in active development, we added this theme to our PPA, so you can get updates easily and keep your theme up-to-date. If you encounter any issues with this theme then report it to developer and hopefully it will get fixed in the next update. If you are using other distribution you can directly download theme from its page and install it manually in ~/.themes folder or /usr/share/themes/. You can use Gnome-tweak-tool to change Gnome Shell themes and you also need to enable user theme extension.

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Do you always forget your password or want to have strongest password which can be hard to remember? If yes, then here is an application for you which will keep your passwords safe, strongest and encrypted. KeePassXC is an open-source forked from KeePassX by community released under GNU GPL license, it is cross-platform and all features works perfectly on every platform (Linux, Mac and Windows), as it is mentioned on KeePassXC website they have thoroughly tested features on multiple systems to provide user with the same look and feel on every supported operating system. This includes the beloved Auto-Type feature. KeePassXC, on the other hand, is developed in C++ and runs natively on all platforms giving you the best-possible platform integration.
KeePassX is an amazing password manager, its database is always encrypted with the industry-standard AES (alias Rijndael) encryption algorithm using a 256 bit key. KeePassXC uses a database format that is compatible with KeePass Password Safe. Your wallet works offline and requires no Internet connection. It can store your passwords safely and auto-type them into your everyday websites and applications.

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Ubunsys gives you power to access some dangerous features of your Ubuntu system. It is an advanced system utility application designed for Ubuntu to manage you system with just mouse clicks. It can be help with package list, able to do changes on system configuration, updates, execute improves, fixes, executing actions to blow of mouse click.
The first Packages tab lets you install applications with just a select and install, and you can find some useful applications in the given list. Load a preconfigured selection (on future you can select yours).
Second Tweaks tab lets you access dangerous options, such as Enable sudo without password, manage repositories; for security when you exec sudo a password is prompted, but is tedious to put pass each time you executed an elevated permission action, so I recommend to push this button when you don't need this security and want speed. Then disable this function to restore security on your system; Enable-disable asterisks when you put pass on terminal, hibernation, firewall; Open sources.list.d, sudoers file (backup and import); Install more content on New Doc Sub-Menu (secondary mouse button); Reduce timeout when shutdown, not recommended by now to use.
Third system tab lets you default update & upgrade system, update & upgrade repos, exec normal user installation script from git, default clean system; Smart system update, clean ancient kernels, upgrade to latest stable OS version, install mainline kernel (not recommended, possible incompatibilities); Upgrade to latest unstable OS version (not recommended, bugs).
Finally forth repair tab let you reboot system, check system integrity, repair network, missing GPG keys.


WPS Office is a slang for Writer, Presentation ad Spreadsheets, formerly known as Kingsoft Office. It is free (basic version) Office suite available for all platforms Linux, Windows, Mac, Android and iOS. A fully featured professional-grade version is also available for a subscription fee.
WPS Office mimics almost entire look and basic set features from Microsoft Office, and you can't easily make a different between Microsoft Office and WPS Office. WPS office suite comprises a word processor, presentation tool, spreadsheet and more, and is fully compatible with Microsoft document formats. WPS Office has grown to huge popularity and successes among Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS and Linux, a high-performing and cheaper alternative to Microsoft Office.

Writer:
Fully compatible with Microsoft Office (.DOC and .DOCX); Insert photos, tables and charts into documents; Rich text, page and paragraph formatting features; Collaborate with others using track changes and comments; Open multiple documents in one window using Tabs; Drag and Drop paragraph adjustment tool to easily change page formatting.
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Atom is an open-source and free text/source code editor for Linux, Mac and Windows developed by GitHub, written in Node.js and embedded Git control. Atom is based on Electron and built using web technologies (HTML, JavaScript, CSS, and Node.js integration.). It is known as hackable text editor because it can be deeply customized and its functionality can be extended using packages built and maintained by community. It can also be used as an integrated development environment (IDE).

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VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is Virtual-box an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. Presently, Virtual-box runs on Windows, Linux, Macintosh, and Solaris hosts and supports a large number of guest operating systems including but not limited to Windows (NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7/8/8.1/10), DOS/Windows 3.x, Linux, Solaris and Open-Solaris OS/2, and OpenBSD.

Paravirtualization Support for Windows and Linux Guests: Significantly improves guest OS performance by leveraging built-in virtualization support on operating systems such as Oracle Linux 7 and Microsoft Windows 7 and newer.
Improved CPU Utilization: Exposes a broader set of CPU instructions to the guest OS, enabling applications to make use of the latest hardware instruction sets for maximum performance.
Support of USB 3.0 Devices: Guest operating systems can directly recognize USB 3.0 devices and operate at full 3.0 speeds. The guest OS can be configured to support USB 1.1, 2.0, and 3.0.
Bi-Directional Drag and Drop Support for Windows: On all host platforms, Windows, Linux and Oracle Solaris guests now support "drag and drop" of content between the host and the guest. The drag and drop feature transparently allows copying or opening of files, directories, and more.
Disk Image Encryption: Data can be encrypted on virtual hard disk images transparently during runtime, using the industry standard AES algorithm with up to 256 bit data encryption keys (DEK). This helps ensure data is secure and encrypted at all times, whether the VM is sitting unused on a developer's machine or server, or actively in use.


Changes in this release:

  • VMM: mask the VME CPUID capability on AMD Ryzen processors for now to make certain guests works
  • VMM: emulate more SSE2 instructions
  • VMM: properly clear the TF and AC flags when dispatching real-mode interrupts
  • GUI: fixes to make the mini-toolbar work with recent versions of KDE / Plasma
  • GUI: fixed a potential crash when a VM with multiple screens is running in full screen / seamless mode and a host screen is removed, for example when connecting to the host via RDP
  • GUI: fixed initial size hints for guests which set intermediate sizes before responding
  • GUI: prevent stopped screen updates or black screen on reboot in a multi-screen setup under certain conditions
  • Audio: many improvements for Windows 10 guests
  • Storage: fixed possible crash when using Intels SPDK
  • API: use the correct file name of the VM machine state if the VM settings directory is renamed, for example during grouping / ungrouping a VM
  • API: return the correct error code if powering up a VM fails
  • API: video recording did not automatically start at VM start when enabled in the VM settings
  • API: when relocating a medium, check that the target path is fully qualified
  • EFI: fix for VMs with more than 3504MB RAM
  • NAT network: properly do the refcounting for starting / stopping the NAT / DHCP services if the NAT network is changed while the adapter network connection type is anything else but NAT network
  • VBoxManage: fixed controlvm videocapfile
  • Windows hosts: fixed crashes if driver verifier is enabled
  • Linux / Mac OS X hosts: more fixes for loading shared libraries
  • Linux hosts / guests: Linux 4.13 fixes
  • Linux hosts / guests: reduce the kernel stack consumption for Linux kernels with CONFIG_CPUMASK_OFFSTACK defined
  • Linux hosts / guests: fixes for kernel modules built with gcc-7
  • Linux hosts: don't depend on net-tools on newer distributions as this package is deprecated in favour of iproute
  • Linux hosts: make 2D video acceleration available for older Linux distributions
  • Linux Additions: fix for dynamic resizing with Oracle Linux 6 with UEK4
  • Linux Additions: make Fedora 25 and 26 Alpha work when 3D pass-through is enabled
  • Linux Additions: no longer recommend removing distribution- installed Additions if they are updated to our guidelines
  • VMM: fixed software virtualization on Solaris hosts
  • Storage: fixed a potential hang under rare circumstances
  • Storage: fixed a potential crash under rare circumstances (asynchronous I/O disabled or during maintenance file operations like merging snapshots)
  • Linux hosts: make the ALSA backend work again as well as loading the GL libraries on certain hosts
  • Linux Additions: fixed mount.vboxsf symlink problem

Download Extensions for VirtualBox (like: Usb 2.0, etc). You can even download deb file if you don't want to add repository.
For other distributions download from here.

How to Install VirtualBox 5.x.x:

Available for Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Debian 8 Jessie/7 Wheezy/Linux Mint 18/17/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install VirtualBox in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:


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WeChat is a free messaging service, it's initial release was back in 2011 and by 2017 it was one of the largest standalone messaging service by monthly active users. It has applications for all platforms Windows, Mac, Android, iOS, and Linux. The Linux version of the application is based on electron and available as snap package for Ubuntu versions. This desktop version allows you to chat and share files just like you can on the mobile versions.

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Its features include text messaging, hold-to-talk voice messaging, broadcast (one-to-many) messaging, video conferencing, video games, sharing of photographs and videos, and location sharing. Also allows you to exchange the contacts with nearby users via Bluetooth. You can also integrate with other social networking services such as Facebook. Photographs may also be embellished with filters and captions, and an automatic translation service is available.
To use WeChat, you need to sign up for an account with your mobile number. This desktop application is an accompaniment to the mobile apps. To sign up, you simply download the app for your mobile device, enter your phone number and then enter the verification code you are sent.

WeChat is available as snap package from snappy store, it can be installed on Ubuntu 17.10 Artful/17.04 Zesty/16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial
To Install WeChat in Ubuntu open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:


To remove WeChat run this command:

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LibreOffice is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer, the word processor, Calc, the spreadsheet application, Impress, the presentation engine, Draw, our drawing and flowcharting application, Base, our database and database frontend, and Math for editing mathematics. Its clean interface and powerful tools let you unleash your creativity and grow your productivity. Support and documentation is free from our large, dedicated community of users, contributors and developers.

Indeed, the system you are running on your machine already have launcher or in other case you are using minimal desktop or you don't like to scroll through launcher to find an App you want to launch. It won't be wrong to say Gnome-Pie can be alternative option to your Current OS menu. Gnome-Pie is an awesome circular launcher designed to be fun, fast and visually appealing for Linux desktop. Basically it is made of several pies, each pie consist of multiple slices. The use can press a key stroke to open desired pie. By activating one of its slices, applications may be launched, key presses may be simulated or files can be opened.
Gnome-Pie is around from quite a while and it does job very well, you can launch anything with just clicks quickly, and add your favorite applications in the launcher to access them fast. It is well optimized for almost every Linux desktop, so you don't need to worry about if it works on your desktop. Last year in September, 2016 most recent version of Gnome-Pie released by developer, this update mainly covers bug fixes and added a new feature a tiny new button to the "create-a-new-slice-to-launch-an-application-dialog". This button can be seen in the picture above! When this button is clicked, the user is presented with a list of all applications installed on the system. When one of those is selected, the entries for name, command and icon of the slice are automatically filled.

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