If you are into Linux eyecandy stuff then you may know about Arc themes, Flatabulous also looks great. A new theme Arc-Flatabulous born from Arc and Flatabulous, it looks great and has three variants (Light, Dark, and Darker), so big credit also goes back to Arc and Flatabulous projects. This theme has dark title bars with flat rounded window color buttons and blue color selection. It is made for wide variety of desktops (such as Gnome, Xfce, Unity, Cinnamon, Mate and others) and 3.16/3.18 GTK versions. The icons in the screenshots are Arc icons used in screenshots. Since this theme is in active development mode, if you experience any kind of issue while using it then report to get it fixed. You can use Unity Tweak ToolGnome-tweak-tool.

arc flatabulous

Are you still looking for best flat theme for your desktop? Here is Flatabulous theme which claims to be the best flat theme derived from ultra-flat theme released under The MIT License, so the hierarchy of this theme is like Flatabulous derived from ultra-flat and ultra-flat theme is modified version of Numix theme, so credit also goes back to Numix theme. You can guess the look of the theme by its name, says it's flat theme. This theme has dark title bars with flat rounded window color buttons and grey color selection. It is specially made compatible with Unity desktop but it can also work in other desktops too such as Gnome, Xfce and so, screenshots are displayed below and shadow icons used in screenshots. Since this theme is in active development mode, if you experience any kind of issue while using it then report to get it fixed. You can use Unity Tweak ToolGnome-tweak-tool or Ubuntu-Tweak to change themes.

If you use Gmail and Google Inbox service then you are on the right page. For both services you can find client for mobile devices but the desktop client is missing. Wmail is a desktop application which fulfill this space and let you experience both mail services right on your desktop without any extra effort. Wmail adds loads of features that mail on the web misses making your mail feel right from your computer. It's easy to use, fast, opensource, cross-platform available for Linux, Windows, Mac and has all the features you're already using on the web.

Wmail supports all types of Google accounts. All you need to do is pick which type of account you want to add and sign in. Multiple Accounts: Wmail lets you instantly switch between your accounts. No waiting for pages to load, no multiple tabs. Desktop Notifications: Need to know when your mail arrives? Not a problem, Wmail presents a desktop notification whenever you get a new message. Unread badges: Just like all the other apps on your machine, Wmail shows you how many unread messages you have using badges. In seconds you can know if your inbox is full or at zero. Keyboard shortcuts & integration: Wmail works hard with Gmail and Google Inbox to support all the keyboard shortcuts, file drag drop and other native integrations you normally expect


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).

MiniTube is beautiful, lightweight and a native YouTube client. With MiniTube you can watch YouTube videos by typing keyword into the search-box and MiniTube will immediately loads the results. It offers two type of searches: channel search and keyword search. It provides endless video stream, playback on MiniTube is smooth and instant, without a noticeable buffering time, as I tested. Minitube does not require the Flash Player.

Pitivi is a well known video editor, the initial release was back in May, 2004 and still in active development. It is an open source, non-linear video editor for Linux developed by various contributors from all over the world, licensed under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL). It aims to be a powerful and flexible video editor that can attract to prosumers and professionals.
In February, 2014 the project held a fundraising campaign through Gnome foundation, the goal was to raise €100,000 for further development. The fundraiser did not reach the goal but raised above €23,000 as of 2015, which allowed partially funded development.
It gives you access to hundreds of animated effects, transitions and filters. Not only do you have access to over 70 industry-standard transitions and more than a hundred video and audio effects, you can add true dynamism to your films by animating all the effects' properties over time with keyframes. Packed with time-saving features such as realtime trimming previews, ripple and roll editing, grouping and snapping, realtime assets management and searching, playhead-centric zooming and editing, non-modal cutting, detachable interface components, smooth scrolling, automatic zoom adjustment, Pitivi allows you to cut with ease. Pitivi has frame-accurate to the nanosecond. Automatic project backups that actually work: Once created, your project is always safe. With Pitivi, you can even cut the power or crash the entire computer and Pitivi will offer you to restore from the last automatic checkpoint. Best of all: Pitivi won't try to second-guess you.

pitivi video editor

You can install Pitivi using Flatpak in any Linux distribution but first you must have Flatpak installed in your system.

Install Flatpak

To install Pitivi in any Linux distribution Debian/Ubuntu/Linux Mint/others open Terminal and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

What is your favorite video editor for Linux?

There is no doubt that Elementary OS has nice looking icons but Elementary-Add icon suite goes beyond the default one and looks much better. It contains icons from different icon themes Elementary OS default icons, Numix Circle and Elementary-Plus, the idea behind is to make more elegant and complete icon theme which can be used by any Linux user, it contains more than 1000 icons for different applications and it is compatible with most of the desktop environments such as Unity, Gnome, Cinnamon, Mate, Pantheon and others. There is an official PPA from creator of this pack but only offers package for 16.04 and 14.04, so we added this icon theme to our PPA and made it available for all current Ubuntu versions and 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.

Papirus suite is specifically designed for KDE desktop but now the icon theme is available for other desktops as well which includes: Unity, Gnome, Mate, Cinnamon and others. Previously we had a ported version of Papirus KDE icons in the PPA but now it is directly supported and maintained by creator. There are two variants in this icon pack with light and dark panel icons, it has more than 1000 icons for different applications and still counting, if you find any missing icon then directly report it creator via Github page. There is an official PPA but it only offers packages for Ubuntu 16.04 and 14.04, so we added these icons in our PPA where it is available for all current Ubuntu versions and its derivatives. Arc theme suite used in the following screenshots and you can use Unity Tweak ToolGnome-tweak-tool to change themes/icons.

Linux Mint team announced the new version of Linux Mint. The latest version Linux Mint 18 code named "Sarah" is a long term support release which will receive updates for next 5 years. Linux Mint 18 came in two editions "Cinnamon" and "MATE", features lots of improvements, enhanced update manager which allows to install different version of the Linux kernel, there are lots of package updates under the hood and Linux Mint 18 introduced X-Apps: "A new project called X-Apps was started and its goal is to produce generic applications for traditional GTK desktop environments. The idea behind this project is to replace applications which no longer integrate properly outside of a particular environment (this is the case for a growing number of GNOME applications) and to give our desktop environments the same set of core applications, so that each change, each new feature being developed, each little improvement made in one of them will benefit not just one environment, but all of them. The idea for X-Apps are: To use modern toolkits and technologies (GTK3 for HiDPI support, gsettings etc..); To use traditional user interfaces (titlebars, menubars); To work everywhere (to be generic, desktop-agnostic and distro-agnostic); To provide the functionality users already enjoy (or enjoyed in the past for distributions which already lost some functionality); To be backward-compatible (in order to work on as many distributions as possible)..." You can checkout release announcement Cinnamon and Mate.

Ambiance Lime is quite famous theme among Ubuntu users because it gives different taste to the desktop than the default orange look. It is modified version of original Ubuntu Ambiance theme and gives your desktop a fresh lime look which makes more elegant. The guy from gnome-look is carrying this theme since 12.04 precise release and made it for every release expect 15.10 Wily. It works almost in every desktop environment such as Unity, Gnome Shell, Cinnamon, Mate, others but for best results use Unity desktop and you may see some different results in other desktops. If you encounter any bug then report it and hopefully it will be fixed soon. Uniform and zonColor icons used in the following screenshots. You can use Unity Tweak ToolGnome-tweak-tool.

ambiance lime

Lantern is an open source, free software that allows reliable and secure access to open Internet. It is Internet proxy tool developed to access blocked websites anywhere in the world and it is cross-platform available for desktop OS (Linux, Mac and Windows), as well as for Android. Lantern is built by the Brave New Software Project and lead by Adam Fisk as developer, a non-profit dedicated to creating software that tackles tough global challenges, the basic idea behind this project was to allow user an unfiltered Internet access.

qBittorrent is free, powerful bittorrent client, and it is cross-platform available for all major platforms (Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, OS/2, FreeBSD). It is lightweight but feature-full BitTorrent client and very easy to use. It is written in C++ programming language and uses libtorrent as well, and a Qt4 Graphical User Interface. It has more and more features such as an integrated search engine, UPnP, encryption, PeX, a torrent creation tool, more. The program uses libtorrent-rasterbar library for the torrent back-end (network communication) functionality. qBittorrent aims to meet the needs of most users while using as little CPU and memory as possible. qBittorrent is an attempt to provide a μTorrent (or "uTorrent") equivalent that is open-source and multi-platform and in adding a streaming-like function to let users download and play video files. qBittorrent currently offers functionality comparable to other BitTorrent clients, such as Vuze but without requiring the Java Virtual Machine. For its BitTorrent and μTP implementation, qBittorrent uses the Rasterbar libtorrent library, which is itself written in C++.


  • Simultaneous download of multiple torrents
  • Integrated torrent search engine
  • Integrated RSS feed reader and downloader
  • Good internationalization
  • DHT, PeX, Encryption, LSD, UPnP, NAT-PMP, µTP
  • Cross platform (Linux, Mac Os, Windows)
  • Very lightweight
  • Torrent queueing and prioritizing
  • Control over files in a torrent (filtering, prioritizing)
  • Nice µTorrent-like interface with Qt4 toolkit (qBittorrent v2.x)
  • IP filtering (eMule dat files or PeerGuardian files)
  • Peer display with country and hostname resolution (qBittorrent v2.x)
  • Advanced control over torrent trackers (qBittorrent v2.x)
  • Closest open source equivalent to µTorrent (qBittorrent v2.x)
  • Torrent creation tool
  • Remote control through Secure Web User Interface

NVIDIA is well-known company all over the world which designs the graphics processing units (GPUs) for the gaming market, as well as system on a chit units (SOCs) for the mobile computing and automotive market. GPU-accelerated computing is the use of a graphics processing unit (GPU) together with a CPU to accelerate scientific, analytics, engineering, consumer, and enterprise applications. You are here most probably because you are a Linux user and you may have faced difficulties in past while installing GPU drivers, sometimes it is really difficult to configure manufacturer drivers for NVIDIA cards in Linux, there could be many reasons for this such as kernel upgrade, dependencies issue and so. By default Ubuntu use the open source video driver Nouveau for NVIDIA graphics card. This driver lacks support for 3D acceleration and may not work with the very latest video cards or technologies from NVIDIA. A proprietay alternative to Nouveau are the closed source unified NVIDIA drivers, which are developed by NVIDIA. This driver provides excellent 3D acceleration and video card support.

Nvidia Drivers Ubuntu

Release Highlights of 367.27 Drivers for Linux:
  • Added support for VDPAU Feature Set H to the NVIDIA VDPAU driver. GPUs with VDPAU Feature Set H are capable of hardware-accelerated decoding of 8192x8192 (8k) H.265/HEVC video streams.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the X server to sometimes skip displaying Vulkan frames when the Composite extension is enabled.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause OpenGL applications to crash when creating a context on one X display connection, then making it current with no associated drawable on another X display connection. This fixes a crash when starting some versions of Matlab.
  • Fixed OpenGL presentation to SDI through the GLX_NV_video_out and GLX_NV_present_video extensions, which was broken by the introduction of the nvidia-modeset kernel module in 358.09.
  • Fixed a bug that caused an incorrect offset to be applied when using the full composition pipeline on a display whose image has both a rotation and a ViewportOut offset applied.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause nvidia-settings to crash on some systems when responding to events such as hotplugging DisplayPort devices.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause crashes in OpenGL applications which use glTextureView() with a non-zero minlevel.
  • Enhanced the Display Device information page in nvidia-settings with additional information for DisplayPort devices to reflect attributes which are specific to DisplayPort connections.
  • Fixed a bug which could cause deleted application profiles to appear when editing rules in the nvidia-settings control panel.
  • Fixed a bug that caused hangs when a G-SYNC monitor is unplugged and a non-G-SYNC monitor is connected while G-SYNC is active.
  • Fixed a bug that caused "nvidia-modeset: ERROR: GPU:0: Activating G-SYNC failed" to be printed to the system log if a G-SYNC monitor is connected and stereo is enabled in xorg.conf on a configuration that doesn't support it.
  • Added the NV_robustness_video_memory_purge OpenGL extension, which
  • allows applications to know when a mode switching or power event purged the contents of FBOs and BOs residing in video memory.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented HDMI 2.0 4K monitors from waking up from sleep or hot-replug.
  • Fixed a bug that could lead to a system crash if there was a peer-to-peer mapping still active during CUDA context teardown.

So there are two ways to install Nvidia drivers using the Ubuntu community PPA and make sure to read information on PPA page before you proceed to installation process. Run the following two commands in the terminal then follow any method to install Nvidia drivers in your system.

Available for Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/15.10 Wily/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18/17/13/other related Ubuntu derivatives
Install Nvidia Drivers in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and enter following commands:

1st Method:

Once you ran the commands, open "Additional drivers" and select drivers you want to install for Nvidia GPU.
nvidia drivers

2nd Method:

You can install any driver using any of these commands, make sure to not run all of them, choose only one command that suits your GPU.

Install Nvidia Drivers in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and enter following commands:
Version 367.27 - For Ubuntu 16.04/15.10/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 18/17/13

Version 364.19 - For Ubuntu 16.04/15.10/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 18/17/13

Version 361.45 - For Ubuntu 16.04/15.10/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 18/17/13

Version 358.16 - For Ubuntu 16.04/15.10/14.04/Linux Mint 18/17

Version 355.11 - For Ubuntu 16.04/15.10/14.04/Linux Mint 18/17

Version 352.79 - For Ubuntu 16.04/15.10/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 18/17/13

Version 346.96 - For Ubuntu 15.10/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 17/13

Version 340.96 - For Ubuntu 16.04/15.10/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 18/17/13

Version 304.131 - For Ubuntu 16.04/15.10/14.04/12.04/Linux Mint 18/17/13

Did you find this way useful to install Nvidia drivers?

Install Wine 1.9/1.8 in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/15.10 Wily/15.04 Vivid/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 1.9 release:
  • New version of the Gecko engine based on Firefox 47.
  • More Shader Model 5 support in Direct3D.
  • Unicode data updated to Unicode 9.0.0.
  • Improvements to GDI paths and metafiles.
  • More progress towards the Direct3D command stream.
  • Bug fix update of the Mono engine.
  • Initial version of a taskbar in desktop mode.
  • Fixes for right-to-left languages in Uniscribe.
  • More Shader Model 4 support in Direct3D.
  • Better metafile support in RichEdit.
  • Various bug fixes.

Changes in 1.8 release:
  • 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.
  • Unicode bracketing pairs are supported in Uniscribe.
  • The RichEdit control uses Uniscribe for more accurate text rendering.
  • Direct3D 11 is supported, to about the same level as Direct3D 10. Direct2D is supported.
  • PNG files can be encoded in interlaced mode.
  • Gamma information can be loaded from PNG files.
  • Various bug fixes.

Install Winehq 1.9.x via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial/15.10 Wily/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/15.10 Wily/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 15.10 Wily/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 17/13 open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:

That's it