Gnome Photo Frame Rotates Pictures On Your Ubuntu Desktop

I previously covered Desktop Nova, which is a Linux application that brings wallpaper rotation to your Ubuntu desktops. But how about a photo frame centered on your desktop with attractive imagery according to your specified sources? Gnome Photo Frame is a desktop photo frame, which allows users to rotate images from selected online sources, as well as local system folders. You can even use this handy application to rotate your Continue Reading →

How To Add PPA To Software Sources With Synaptic Package Manager

There are a number of ways by which you can add a PPA (Private Package Repository) to Software Sources in Ubuntu Linux. In a previous post I showed you, “How To Add PPA To Software Sources In Ubuntu Linux From Ubuntu Software Center”. In this post I will tell you how to add a PPA in Ubuntu software sources, using Synaptic Package Manager. While most Ubuntu and Debian users may Continue Reading →

How To Convert Rpm File Packages To Deb Files In Ubuntu Linux


Anyone who has ever used Ubuntu or Debian knows how easy it is to use the Software Center instead of having to remember convoluted command lines to install a software from the Terminal. Deb packages provide the convenience of installing applications via the Software Center. This is quite convenient as double clicking a Deb file opens it in the GUI based Software Center and allows installing it in a single Continue Reading →

Edit, Split, Merge And Preview Subtitles In VLC Player With Gaupol

Gaupol is a free subtitle editing tool for Windows and Linux which allows editing text-based subtitle files. It provides means of creating subtitles, editing texts and timing subtitles to match video duration. The user interface is designed to provide batch processing capability with tab support. Gaupol is meant to help users edit every single line with the convenience for translating existing subtitles. The edited subs can also be previewed in Continue Reading →

Edit, Merge, Split Subtitles In Ubuntu Linux With Gnome Subtitles

Gnome Subtitles is a subtitle editing application for Linux which makes subtitles file editing, splitting and merging easy. It comes with packages for Ubuntu,  Debian, Fedora, Arch Linux, etc. It allows editing every subtitle lines bit by bit. Gnome Subtitles allows to add a reaction delay  for the start and end time of the subtitles so that you can increase or decrease the subtitle display duration. Furthermore, supports most commonly Continue Reading →

Get Text To Speech Translation Utility For Ubuntu And Debian, Gespeaker

Gespeaker is an open source text to speech translation application for for Linux users. It instantly provides vocal translations of entered text in a selected language.You can change various parameters such as pitch, volume, and speed reading and selected various languages to hear a playback of the entered text in the specified language. Even if the entered text is in a different language (e.g. English), you can get translations in Continue Reading →

Create Language Tests To Learn New Languages With Open Teacher

Open Teacher is an open source free software which can be used to create tests for improving your foreign language skills. It allows creating a list of pre-defined words with translations in another language for creating tests to analyze your learning skills. Open Teacher is a cross-platform software and therefore, works with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The created lists and tests can be saved and loaded periodically checking Continue Reading →

CLI Companion Is A GUI Based Terminal For Ubuntu & Debian Beginners

Ubuntu beginners always find the Terminal to be quite confusing. CLI Companion is a GUI alternative for the Ubuntu and Debian Terminal which displays Terminal commands in a list and allows running them in a click. Previously performed commands are also stored in a searchable list to be used later on and tab support adds the utility of performing multiple Terminal tasks simultaneously in a single interface.

Guake Is A Tabbed Linux Terminal With Hotkey Support & Customization Options

Guake is a customizable drop-down Terminal for Linux based operating systems, with multi-tab and hotkey support. It can be installed on Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, ArchLinux and FreeBSD. The default display of Guake is transparent, however, you can change the text and Terminal background color. Guake also adds the convenience of using hotkeys and tabs to help perform Terminal tasks easily.