Recoll is a full text search QT based free, open source program especially made for Unix-like and Linux but it is also available for Windows and Mac systems, licensed under GPL. It provides efficient desktop full text search from single-word to arbitrarily complex boolean searches, basically it indexes the documents data (along with their compressed versions) and huge number of files then let you find quickly whatever you search for. Recoll updates its index at designed intervals (for example through Cron tasks) but if desired, the indexing task can run as a file-system monitoring daemon for real-time index updates.
The Recoll document conversion and text extraction architecture makes it extremely easy to write new filters, and many document types are supported. Indexes the contents of many document types: text, HTML, E-Mail stores of all kinds, OpenOffice.org, Microsoft Office and Office Open XML, AbiWord, KWord, Gaim, Lyx, Scribus, PDF, WordPerfect, PostScript, RTF, TeX, DVI, DjVu, MP3 and other audio file formats, JPEG and other image file formats. You can checkout complete list of features on official site.

recoll

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).


PPSSPP is a PSP emulator written in C++, and translates PSP CPU instructions directly into optimized x86, x64 and ARM machine code, using JIT recompilers (dynarecs). PPSSPP is an open source project, licensed under the GPL. PPSSPP can run your PSP games on your PC in full HD resolution, it is cross-platform application. It can even upscale textures that would otherwise be too blurry as they were made for the small screen of the original PSP.
It can run on low specification hardware, including ARM processors as long as there's support for OpenGL ES 2.0. It can run PSP ISO file from your PC, and also from PSP disk but you need to specify location of Game within PPSSPP.
It can save and restore game state anywhere, anytime; Continue where you left off by transferring saves from your real PSP; Crank up the anisotropic filtering and texture scaling.

Double Commander is a powerful open source & cross platform file manager, inspired from total commander file manager but includes new ideas and features. It brings dual pane side by side experience to enhance the use of GUI for the user. The main window of the application is separated by two panels side by side that allow you to view the content of two different location or same and browse through folders with ease. For each file, image or folder, details such as name, extension, size, date and attributes are displayed in the list.
The most important function of Double Commander is that it can compress/pack files to many popular formats like ZIP, LZMA, TAR, BZ2, TBZ, GZ and TGZ you can select compression method you want to pack. Using this file manager create symbolic or hard links, change the timestamp properties and the attributes, view file properties and calculate the occupied space by a specific file. You can also compare two different files by their content side by side, change the encoding format for each one and view all identified differences. This feature is very useful for users who need to compare two documents with identical content, but still contain few different words or sentences. Use search function of Double Commander you deeply search for specific file, text, even using creation of date and file mask.
The advanced features include a multi-rename tool, directory comparison, full-text search, customizable fonts and colors, hot key shortcuts, custom toolbars, file/folder ignore lists, integrate archive support, file operations logging, and more. Double commander offers most of the operations within it's ground like terminal, network operations, text editor, archive packing support, search function, Tabs, and many more. Double Commander also supports Total Commander plug-ins (WCX, WDX and WLX) which enables you to further extend the features with third party add-ons.
double commander

Ubuntu 17.04, which has got codename 'Zesty Zapus', is currently penciled in to ship on 13th April, 2017. The release date for Ubuntu 17.04 has now been firmed up as are the other development milestones leading up to the mid-April, currently we know that Unity 8 is going to be the interesting feature which will be shipped in 17.04 and swap partitions will likely to be replaced by swap files as mentioned by Canonical's Dimitri John Ledkov, and rest what's new coming in this release we don't know.
Zesty Zapus is a short-term support release for 9 months including selected application updates, critical security updates and bugs fixes.

Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty

The schedule of the release of Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus with given dates are as follows:
  • December 29th - Alpha 1 (Not Public Release - opt-in)
  • January 26th - Alpha 2 (Not Public Release - opt-in)
  • February 23rd - Beta 1 (Not Public Release - opt-in)
  • March 23rd - Final Beta
  • April 9th - Release Candidate
  • April 13th - Final Stable Release

Download daily builds of Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus



A new theme suite called "Arc Theme" offers flat themes with transparent elements for Gtk 3/2 and Gnome. It is compatible with Gnome 3.20/3.18/3.16 and GTK 3.20/3.18/3.16, it works under most of the desktops environments which uses GTK engines to render the theme, such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, and so on. This pack offers three versions 'Arc' which is combination of much Light and less dark colors, second is 'Arc Dark' which offers full dark color, and 3rd 'Arc Darker' also had combination of light & dark theme, you can choose theme whatever meet your requirements. This theme is not compatible with Linux Mint 17 because the version of Linux Mint 17 is based on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty which uses old GTK version which is not compatible with this theme. There is also arc theme available for Firefox. Arc icons looks great with Arc theme and both makes desktop pretty amazing. You can use Unity Tweak ToolGnome-tweak-tool.

Arc theme

Nemo is a complete forked from Nautilus file manager by Linux Mint team for their distribution and its goal is to extend and enhance the user experience to the Cinnamon desktop and file management. Nemo has features like: compact view, all desktop icons, etc.., open in terminal and open as root, file operation progress while copy/move files shows percentage and details, has nice GTK bookmarks management, up/forward/back and refresh buttons, nice proper status bar, better search, invoke terminal within Nemo using Terminal extension, manage images in Nemo using image extension, extensions extend the usability of Nemo and it offers much more.

nemo file manager

Budgie is default desktop environment of the Evolve OS Linux distribution, and it is Evolve OS project. Budgie desktop is designed for modern user, it focuses on minimal, elegance, and simple desktop. The main point of this Budgie desktop is that it's not forked from any other project but rather one written from scratch with integration in mind, using GTK and either Vala or C.
The Budgie Desktop tightly integrates with the GNOME stack, employing underlying technologies to offer an alternative desktop experience. In the spirit of open source, the project is compatible with and available for other Linux distributions. Also note that Budgie can now emulate the look and feel of the GNOME 2 desktop, optionally, via a setting in the panel preferences. At this time Budgie is heavily under development, and is hosted on GitHub. You can contribute to this project by writing code, bug reports, or so.
budgie desktop

budgie remix desktop

You can install Budgie desktop in Arch, Fedora & openSUSE.

Available for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/Linux Mint 18/Other related Ubuntu derivatives
To install Budgie Remix Desktop in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

>> For Minimal Budgie desktop
>> For Complete Budgie desktop


To install Budgie Desktop in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 17.x open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
That's it

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.

clipgrab

Victory icons formerly similar to Windows 7 icon theme but not exact same. Since some releases this icon theme got new design which is completely different from it's initial releases. It fits with every kind of dark and light themes, it kind of makes desktop look fresh to eyes. We still have previous version of this icon theme in our PPA and now we are packaging new release with name version 2. Still new design is in early stages which means if you encounter any missing icon or problem with icons then report it to creator to get it fixed in the next released. It is compatible with most of the desktop environments such as: Unity, Gnome, Xfce, Cinnamon, Mate, LXDE/LXQT, Budgie, and so on. You can use Unity Tweak ToolGnome-tweak-tool to change themes/icons.

Many people liked the Interface of Windows 10 because now it carries all those features which Linux already have from years. Do you like the look of Windows 10 but don't want to use it? Here we brought Windows 10 GTK themes for you, this theme offers two versions Light and Dark, you can use whatever you like. But hold on, now many people will say like 'why you are so obsessed by other operating systems and so, Linux is great OS', yeah I do agree that many geeks consider Linux above all operating systems. The superiority of the Linux shows that you can do whatever you like to do with your OS, change look/design and so, that's called freedom. We should appreciate new comers to Linux instead of letting them down, and people leave Linux because they think it is quite difficult to survive with this OS.

Victory icon theme seems quite similar to Windows 7 icons but that's not true, icons are completely different from Windows 7 icons and looks great. Darin who made this icon theme released its first version 5 years ago, which was based on different icons themes. From last one year and so he reworked on most of the icons of this theme and created all in SVG format. He never published his new work before but here you go guys. It is compatible with most of the Linux desktops like Unity, Gnome, Xfce, Lxde, Mate, Cinnamon and so, but it is not available for KDE yet (hope see it in action in KDE desktop). "I released a version of this around 5 years ago. At that point it was just a collection of icon themes (mainly elementary and NuoveXT 2 by Alexandre Moore)".
This icon set is in active development so if you find any missing icon or encounter any bug in icons then report it to creator via icon theme page. You can use Unity Tweak ToolGnome-tweak-tool to change themes/icons.


In past there was a way to unlock Linux using face detection method but that is no longer available and maintained by anyone. Another great way to get privileges on your system is Fingerprint, which means you don't have to type password each time you login in to your system or run sudo/su/gksudo command, simply place your finger to your fingerprint device and rest of the process will be automated. Since I don't own any fingerprint device, so I can't tell you how well this method work but looking at developer site this application seems promising and stable by all means, this project is alive since 2008 and still getting updates from developer and application is open to any kind hack/test by anyone then submit bug to developer to fix.

There aren't much theme development going on for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety but there are still people who are doing their jobs behind the scene for you to make your desktop as fancy as possible. Since in Ubuntu 16.10 changed a lot and it takes a lot of time to rewrite the theme from scratch. Dark Aurora theme isn't dark but it looks great and it is available for Gnome Shell, Unity, Cinnamon, Xfce and compatible also with other desktops. Dark Aurora theme is kind of grayish color theme and it's easy on eyes as developer mentioned on the theme page. We've added all versions to PPA and supports GTK 3.12/3.14/3.16/3.20/3.22 available for Ubuntu 17.04/16.10/16.04/14.04/Linux Mint 18/17 and Gnome Shell theme versions 3.14/3.16/3.20/3.22 available. If you encounter any issues with the latest version of the theme 3.20/3.22 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. You can use Unity Tweak ToolGnome-tweak-tool to change themes/icons.

dark aurora

aurora theme

dark aurora theme

Available for Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety/16.04 Xenial/17.04/14.04 Trusty/Linux Mint 18/17/and other Ubuntu based distributions
To install Dark Aurora theme in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:


What do you say about this theme?