CloudStats is an effective tool for Linux server monitoring and network monitoring. With CloudStats you get whole visibility into key performance criteria of your Linux Server. You can proactively track different server metrics like CPU, disk and memory usage, services, apps, processes and more. The best thing is that you don’t need to have any special technical skills – this tool for server monitoring is very easy to install and run from any device.
Server Monitoring

It takes only one SSH command to run the CloudStats server monitoring tool on your server to get all your server statistics in one place. After synchronization with your Linux server you’ll keep under control your entire virtual infrastructure. You’ll get information about your servers and networks, including CPU, Disk, RAM, Network usage, etc. You can also monitor Apache, MySQL, Mail, FTP, DNS and other services. System alerts and notifications will help you to timely detect and fix any failures in the server functionality and prevent downtime.

How it works?
  • Sign in and install the server monitoring agent in the server.
  • The agent will collect critical metrics about your servers and networks.
  • Get reports about your system status and receive notifications via Email, Skype or Slack.
  • Manage services from your home or office PC or a mobile device.
  • Back up your data on a regular basis.
With CloudStats it is possible to perform server monitoring from anywhere in the world, no matter where you are. It operates from Microsoft Azure cloud technology making sure its monitoring results are always correct and up-to-date.

Here is a list of features of CloudStats:
  • Linux Server Monitoring;
  • Data backup tool;
  • Network traffic monitoring;
  • Services monitoring;
  • Process monitoring;
  • External checks;
  • Website monitoring and PingMap;
  • Email, Skype and Slack Alerts;
  • Free account available

CloudStats Server Monitoring service is a one-stop-shop solution to monitor, backup and manage your whole IT infrastructure, no matter how many websites, servers and cloud instances you have and where they are located. This Software-as-a-Service tool is suitable both for business and personal use.

KDE is an international technology team that creates free and open source software for desktop and portable computing. Among KDE's products are a modern desktop system for Linux and UNIX platforms, comprehensive office productivity and groupware suites and hundreds of software titles in many categories including Internet and web applications, multimedia, entertainment, educational, graphics and software development. KDE software is translated into more than 60 languages and is built with ease of use and modern accessibility principles in mind. KDE's full-featured applications run natively on Linux, BSD, Solaris, Windows and Mac OS X.

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.

Obsidian-1 icons are based on Faenza icon theme which is around from some years but the development of Faenza is almost stopped, hope creator again give some time to his popular icons. Obisidian-1 icon theme offers icons for panels, toolbars and buttons and colourful squared icons for devices, applications, folder, files and menu items, there are two version included to fit with light or dark themes. It is in active development which means if you find any missing icon or problem with this icon set then you can report it via linked page and hopefully it will be fixed in the next update. Arc theme suite used in the following screenshots and you can use Unity Tweak ToolGnome-tweak-tool to change themes/icons.
Obsidian-1 icons Obsidian-1 icons

Obsidian-1 icons Obsidian-1 icons

Available for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18/17/13/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install Oranchelo Icons in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

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We have many conky versions with super easy installation, you can check conky collection. Cumulus is a free, open source and elegant weather widget for Ubuntu, based on Stormcloud, It was formerly known as 'Typhoon', it stays on the desktop just like conky. Unlike conky it offers customization which includes weather metrics 'Celsius' 'Fahrenheit' 'Kelvin' and 'mph' 'kph' 'm/s', and widget color can be changed directly from settings, depending on user needs. It can be setup to show in all Workspaces, we will show you below how to setup.

Darktable is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them.

MyPaint is a free, open source, simple drawing and painting program for digital painters. It is way better and advanced than MS Windows paint, well the truth is you can't compare this great program with MS Paint. It lets you focus on the art instead of the program. You work on your canvas with minimum distractions, bringing up the interface only when you need it. MyPaint started in 2004 by Martin Renold, he wanted a smooth paint program which could help him digital painting with brush in different way to pressure and speed. MyPaint supports many graphics tablets such as Wacom, and many similar devices. The brush engine of MyPaint is versatile and configurable, and it offers useful, productive tools which a digital painter can expect from a program.
The standard brushes can emulate traditional media like charcoal, pencils, ink, or paint. But you don't have to limit yourself to just the standard ones. It's easy to make expressive, artful new brushes that don't respond like anything conventional. Fullscreen mode declutters the interface, leaving you with just your brush and your creativity. You can still reveal the tools you want, when you need them. This distraction-free approach means you can focus better on the art you make, not the tool you make it with. After three years of long time development, MyPaint reached to version 1.2.0 stable.

Features Highlight:
  • Designed for pressure sensitive graphics tablets
  • Simple and minimalistic user interface
  • Extensive brush creation and configuration options
  • Unlimited canvas (you never have to re-size)
  • Basic layer support

Calibre is an eBook management software that is almost without equal, on any platform that runs it. A few years ago nobody could anticipate that eBooks will take our lives completely, but the rise of eBook readers and the fact that most books are cheaper in digital form, proves that it was inevitable for someone to take matters in his own hands and develop something that can actually manage an entire library.

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.

Install Wine 2.0/1.8/1.7 in Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/17.04/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17/ and older version on Ubuntu 12.04/Mint 13

Wine lets you run Windows software on other operating systems. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows. Wine enables Linux, Mac, FreeBSD, and Solaris users to run Windows applications without a copy of Microsoft Windows. Wine is free software under constant development. Other platforms may benefit as well.

Changes in 2.0 release:
  • A new driver architecture is in place for supporting HID devices.
  • Loading multiple kernel drivers inside the same user-mode process is supported. This is used for HID drivers.
  • libudev is used for HID device support.
  • GStreamer version 1.0 is used instead of version 0.10.
  • GnuTLS version 2.10 or higher is required for the SHA hashing functions to be supported.
  • Read interval timeouts are supported for serial ports.
  • Variables starting with 'QT_' are filtered from the Unix environment since they may have unwanted effects on Qt-based Windows applications.
  • Support for joystick button mapping and force feedback effects is improved.
  • Many stream classes are implemented in MSVCIRT, the old I/O stream C++ runtime.
  • Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI) implements some more WBEM classes.
  • Most remaining OpenMP functions are implemented.
  • Uninstallation support in MSI is improved.
  • The debug registers are supported on x86-64.
  • GStreamer version 1.0 is supported for audio and video streams.
  • DirectSound supports downmixing from 5.1 and 4.0 formats to stereo.
  • D3DX 10 and 11 asynchronous data loaders are implemented.
  • The clipboard support is reimplemented for better compatibility; copy & paste of HTML text is also improved. Drag & drop works more smoothly.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in 1.8 release:
  • A lot of NVidia cards added to the GPU description table.
  • Updates to the National Language Support files.
  • A few more cards added to the GPU description table.
  • DirectWrite is implemented, and works for a number of applications.
  • Bold glyphs can be synthesized for outline fonts.
  • Vertical text uses the Unicode data tables for more accurate character ranges support.
  • Character tables are based on version 8.0.0 of the Unicode Standard.
  • The built-in Wingdings font contains more glyphs.
  • PNG files can be encoded in interlaced mode.
  • Gamma information can be loaded from PNG files.
  • Animated GIFs are correctly supported in GdiPlus.
  • Small translation updates.
  • Various bug fixes.

Install Winehq 2.0.x via PPA in Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/17.04/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18/17/13 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

Install Winehq 1.8.x via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

Install Winehq 1.7.x via PPA in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 17/13 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

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HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, DVD ripper, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. It is a versatile, easy-to-use tool for converting DVDs and other videos into H.264, MPEG-4, or OGG formatted media. It's particularly useful for making videos that are compatible with portable video devices such as the Apple iPod/iPhone.
Built-in Device Presets: Get started with HandBrake in seconds by choosing a profile optimized for your device, or choose a universal profile for standard or high quality conversions. Simple, easy, fast. For those that want more choice, tweak many basic and advanced options to improve your encodes.
Supported Input Sources:Handbrake can process most common multimedia files and any DVD or Blu-ray sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection.

You may have tried many icon suites on your Linux desktop but not every icon theme gives you better taste but hopefully this one going to do. Linux-Dark icon pack is designed by dindinG41TR3 user from gnome-look and seem he did nice job on icons, black with green color combination of folders look kind of great with most of the dark themes but also on light themes as well. This icon pack carries around 3500+ icons and compatible with most of the Linux desktop environments such as: Unity, Gnome, Mate, Cinnamon, Xfce, Lxde, and so on. If you encounter any kind of bug, missing icon or issue within this icon pack then report it to creator via linked page and hopefully he will fix it soon since this theme is in active development. Arc theme pack used in the following screenshots. You can use Unity Tweak ToolGnome-tweak-tool.

There isn't much theme development going on for latest Ubuntu release since it requires theme creator to build their theme from scratch for new GTK versions, it seems development almost went away but there are still people who are giving their free time just to make your desktop elegant, make sure to support them as well. Vimix GTK themes available in dark and light version and for GTK 3.20/3.22 there are more variants which means you get more themes on latest 16.10 desktop. It is a flat Material Design theme designed for GTK 3, GTK 2 and Gnome Shell based on Flat-Plat theme, and these themes are compatible with most of the desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Mate, Cinnamon, Xfce, Budgie and so on. If you find any kind of bug or issue within this theme then report it to creator via linked page. Shadow and Papirus icons used in the following screenshots. You can use Unity Tweak ToolGnome-tweak-tool.

Clarity icon theme is vector icons theme designed to use with GTK. It can be used with most of the Linux desktop environments like Gnome, Unity, Xfce, KDE, Lxde, Mate, Cinnamon, and others. If you are using distribution other than Ubuntu and Linux Mint it also offers logos for some other distributions: Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Debian, openSUSE, Fedora, Gentoo, Arch, Zenwalk, Mandriva and Linux Mint. There are seven predefined themes: caeruleus - blue gradient, lux_caeruleus - glossy variant, canus - grey gradient(default), dark_canus - dark grey gradient (for light themes), luteus - orange gradient, violaceus - violet/pink gradient, lux_violaceus - glossy variant, viridis - green gradient. This icon theme also has the PPA but for some reason customization for this theme doesn't work using PPA installation, that's why we are going to use other method which can be used across all Linux distributions. If you encounter any kind of bug or issue within this theme then report it to creator via linked page. You can use Unity Tweak ToolGnome-tweak-tool.