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.

The Enlightenment desktop shell provides an efficient yet breathtaking window manager based on the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries along with other essential desktop components like a file manager, desktop icons and widgets. It boasts an unprecedented level of theme-ability while still being capable of performing on older hardware or embedded devices.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, which is codenamed the Bionic Beaver, is currently penciled in to ship on 26 April, 2018. The release date Ubuntu 18.04 has now been firmed up as are the other development milestones leading up to the end-April, after a long time Ubuntu making Gnome its default desktop environment for LTS, Ubuntu community can help iron this transition from Unity to Gnome by testing pre-release version.
Bionic Beaver is a Long-Term-Support release for 5 years including selected application updates, critical security updates and bugs fixes.

The schedule of the release of Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver with given dates are as follows:
  • 4th January 2018 - Alpha 1 (Not Public Release - opt-in)
  • 1st February 2018 - Alpha 2 (Not Public Release - opt-in)
  • 8th March 2018 - Beta 1 (Not Public Release - opt-in)
  • 5th April 2018 - Final Beta
  • 19th April 2018 - Release Candidate
  • 26th April 2018 - Final Release

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SMPlayer is an open source and free multimedia player available for Linux and MS Windows, released under GNU General Public License. Unlike other players it doesn't require you to install codecs to play something because it carries its own all required codecs with itself. This is the first release which now support MPV and some other features such as MPRIS v2 Support, new theme, 3D stereo filter and more. It uses the award-winning MPlayer as playback engine which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats (avi, mkv, wmv, mp4, mpeg... see list).

adobe air ubuntu
The Adobe Air runtime enables developers to package the same code into native apps for desktop operating systems as well as for smartphone such as Android devices, iPhone, iPad, Kindle Fire, Nook Tablet, and other devices, reaching the mobile app stores for over 500 million devices.
With Adobe Air you can build stunning, blazing-fast cinematic 2D and 3D games for the browser, iOS, and Android™. Use fully accelerated GPU rendering, which leverages the power of OpenGL and DirectX graphics. It give developers the ability to call into their native, platform-specific code using AIR native extensions. Free sets of native libraries are available through the Adobe Game Developer Tools to further empower developers.

CobiBird theme is designed to work in most of the Linux desktops including Gnome, Unity, Xfce, Lxde, Cinnamon, and Mate. It was based on Greybird theme with dark menus for a while but since version 0.8.2 the creator changed almost everything (from menubar items, menu adjustment, color selection fix, improves insensitive menus, to fixed menu separators) in this theme and now it is not based on Greybird Gtk. The initial version was released way back in 2013 and recently a new version of CobiBird has been released to support Gtk 3.22. We have added it to out PPA and it is now available for Ubuntu 17.10/17.04/16.04/14.04/Linux Mint 18/17. If you find any kind of bug or problem with this theme then report it to creator and it will get fixed in the next update.


Available for Ubuntu 17.10 Artful/17.04 Zesty/16.04 Xenial/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17/and other Ubuntu derivatives
To install CobiBird theme in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

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26 years ago a young computer science student at the University of Helsinki called Linus Torvalds set himself the task of creating a free operating system that would take the best parts of UNIX, which had originally been developed by A T & T’s Bell Labs back in 1969, and improve on them to create a mould-breaking solution.

Already some developers had been working to achieve this with an operating system called GNU but what it lacked was the kernel, that all-important element that was vital to turn it into a fully usable piece of software. Because many elements of UNIX were legally protected from adaptation by developers the only solution for Torvalds was to create his own software which he gradually did.

At the time Microsoft was establishing its almost total monopoly on the computing world but, nonetheless, Linux started to quickly find favor and its success was accelerated by the emergence of the internet. Because it was an open source system, developers could tweak it to their precise needs in a way that was not possible with proprietary Microsoft products so it found its way into powering web servers for some of the world’s largest organizations which had been manufactured by companies including Dell, IBM and Hewlett Packard. Today, according to research carried out by W3Techs, UNIX operating systems power about 67% of all web servers and the vast majority of these are running Linux-based software.

Even the age-old foe Microsoft has come round to accepting that Linux is here to stay by letting clients run it instead of Windows on its cloud computing offering, Microsoft Azure, and around 33% of them are believed to do so. The company even uses it itself to power the tech behind the system so the Linux mascot, Tux the Penguin, really has been popping up everywhere.

"Paper-tux" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Sunfox

But the real breakthrough into the consumer market for Linux has come with the explosion in the use of Android mobile devices which also use it as the basis for their operating system and, with an estimated 88% share of the market, it truly can be said to have arrived in the mainstream.


It hardly needs to be said that making calls and sending text represent just small proportion of the uses of smartphones; accessing the internet and gaming are even more popular. So whereas games developers previously concentrated on creating them using Windows this has led to an explosion of Linux-based titles. Gaming companies have also been very quick to react to the whole new audience that Linux-based smartphones have created. Linux supports a whole range of popular sites and the rise in the popularity of online bingo has created a new market. The ability to play bingo via a site supported by Linux is proving to be a hit with online gamers.

So really it has been consumer demand which has driven this development in much the same way that the fast emerging sector of hybrid and electric-powered cars are now meeting the needs of ecologically-sensitive drivers (appropriately enough, the Tesla on-board computers and displays are also Linux-powered).

So, with a name which its inventor once thought was far too egocentric to consider, Linux is come a long way from that Helsinki computer science lab in the early 90s - and it certainly has much further to go.


Summary
The Linux operating system was a development of UNIX created by Linus Torvalds in Helsinki in the early 90s. It was adopted by many mainframe manufacturers who wanted to use open-source software instead of Windows but its big breakthrough came when it was adopted by Android and used on the majority of the world’s mobile devices. In turn this meant that many more games were developed which could run on Linux so now players have a very wide choice to enjoy.

Canonical announced the latest version of Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark, along with other flavors. It features Linux kernel 4.13, Gnome desktop is the default desktop instead of Unity, GDM has replaced LightDM as the default display manager, GTK 3.26 & Gnome 3.26. Python 2 is no longer installed by default. Python 3 has been updated to 3.6. On supported systems, Wayland is now the default display server. The older display server is still available: just choose Ubuntu on Xorg from the cog on the log in screen.: "Codenamed "Artful Aardvark", Ubuntu 17.10 continues Ubuntu's proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technology into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. As always, the team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs. Under the hood, there have been updates to many core packages, including a new 4.13-based kernel, glibc 2.26, gcc 7.2, and much more. Ubuntu Desktop has had a major overhaul, with the switch from Unity as our default desktop to GNOME3 and gnome-shell. Along with that, there are the usual incremental improvements, with newer versions of GTK and Qt, and updates to major packages like Firefox and LibreOffice..." You can checkout complete release announcement and release notes.

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Highlights:
  • Linux Kernel 4.13
  • Gnome Desktop replaced the Unity
  • Gnome 3.26 Stack
  • GTK 3.26 Support
  • On supported systems, Wayland is now the default display server.
  • Default applications of Ubuntu updated
  • GDM has replaced LightDM as the default display manager.
  • Window control buttons are back on the right for the first time since 2010.
  • Driverless printing support.
  • Python 2 is no longer installed by default. Python 3 has been updated to 3.6.
  • The Settings app has been redesigned.
  • Many changes and bug fixes under the hood

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Ubuntu 17.10 Artful

PC 64bit - Ubuntu-17.10-desktop-amd64.iso (1.4GB, torrent)
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Ubuntu Server 17.10 Artful

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Ubuntu 17.10 (NetBoot)

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Ubuntu Cloud 17.10

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Kubuntu 17.10 Artful

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Ubuntu Mate 17.10 Artful

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PowerPC (For Apple Macintosh G3, G4, and G5 computers, including iBooks and PowerBooks as well as older IBM OpenPower 7xx machines.) - Ubuntu-Mate-17.10-desktop-powerpc.iso (1.6GB, torrent)
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ClipGrab is a free software to download and convert videos from different famous sites of Internet. You can easily save your favorite videos from sites like Dailymotion or Vimeo. And you can convert these videos into "usable" formats like WMV, MPEG or MP3. You can check here which sites are supported by this software.
It can convert videos to WMV, MPEG4, OGG Theora, MP3 (audio only), OGG Vorbis (audio only) or simply download videos in their original format. However, downloading from some sites doesn't allow you to select other format from drop-down menu, it could be issue with site videos.
ClipGrab can download from the following sites: Clipfish, Collegehumor, Dailymotion, MyVideo, MySpass, Sevenload, Tudou, Vimeo and others. ClipGrab isn't limited to the sites listed, because many more sites are supported "unofficially" through the automatic site-recognition of ClipGrab. By the way, ClipGrab can also download HD videos from sites that have support for high definition.

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Krita is a KDE program for sketching and painting, although it has image processing capabilities, offering an end–to–end solution for creating digital painting files from scratch by masters. Fields of painting that Krita explicitly supports are concept art, creation of comics and textures for rendering. Modelled on existing real-world painting materials and workflows, Krita supports creative working by getting out of the way and with a snappy response.

Blender is a cross-platform community-driven project under the GNU General Public License (GPL) and runs equally well on Linux, Windows and Macintosh computers. Its interface uses OpenGL to provide a consistent experience. It provides a broad spectrum of modeling, texturing, lighting, animation and video post-processing functionality in one package. Through its open architecture, Blender provides cross-platform interoperability, extensibility, an incredibly small footprint, and a tightly integrated workflow. Blender is one of the most popular Open Source 3D graphics applications in the world. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, even video editing and game creation.

DAEMON Sync lets you synchronize or backup your mobile data to computer over local WiFi without any hassle. Unlike any other cloud service DAEMON Sync lets you sync/backup files between devices without having internet connection over local WiFi that means you data never goes through someone else's servers, you can run DAEMON server on computer and let device speak to it directly. It is cross-platform available for Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, Android and iOS.
You can backup, browse and share videos and photos and evaluate all advantages of truly secure cloud service. The basic functionality of DAEMON Sync is free for non-commercial use, but other products and advanced features require activation license.

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daemon sync

Setting up DAEMON Sync is fairly simple, fast and easy just install the server on the computer, and install app on mobile device, on the server side enter a PIN code to tie the two together. You don't have to worry about user accounts or passwords. By default DAEMON Sync choose photos, videos, and screenshots to make a backup in the server but you can choose what file/folder to sync.

Features:
  • Lightning speed up to 50Mb/sec
  • Forget about USB cables!
  • No cellular data usage
  • No Internet connection required
  • One and only full automatic background backup with advanced scheduling options!
  • Linux, Android, iOS, Windows and Mac OS are fully supported.
  • Cloud services can’t be 100% safe. DAEMON Sync can.
  • Authorize your mobile device only once and synchronize media files with server in background.
  • Connect as many devices as you want

Download and install DAEMON Sync

First you need to install DAEMON Sync server on your computer then install DAEMON Sync application on your mobile/tablet device and connect them using PIN.

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Syncthing is an open-source, free file synchronization application, written in GO programming language, available for almost every operating system Linux, Unix, Windows, Mac, BSD, Android and iOS. It can sync between device that are present on the local network (no Internet required), or between remote devices over the Internet. It is secure and safe since both things are built-in into the application.
Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored, if it is shared with some third party and how it's transmitted over the Internet. It should be safe from data loss, protecting the user's data is priority. Developers took reasonable precaution to avoid corrupting the user's files.

syncthing

Paper theme and icons are designed for Linux desktop environment, this suite is inspired by Material design created by Sam Hewitt, icons are based around the use of bold colors and simple geometric shapes. Each icon has been meticulously designed for pixel-perfect viewing at any size. Both theme and icons are lightweight and well-managed doesn't eat system resources, the theme is modern and icons with most flat design and minimal use of shadows for depth. Paper has been developed primarily with modern GTK3 (GNOME-based) desktop environments in mind, legacy-toolkit and GTK2 environments will not provide an ideal experience, as much of the visual design relies on modern GTK3+ widgets. This suite is released under the terms the GNU General Public License GPL v3.
It is compatible with most of the desktop environments such as: Gnome, Unity, Cinnamon, Xfce, and so on. Current this suite is in active development that means you can contribute to the project by any means either reporting bugs to contributing your code, for more details contact developers.

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