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Install Variety Wallpaper Changer in Debian 7 & 8 and its Derivatives

By Umair Thursday, April 09, 2015
There are plenty of wallpaper managers available for Linux, many came and went into dark. Variety is one of the great application for desktop wallpaper management. Variety is an open-source wallpaper utility specially designed to work in Linux, it offers many great features which are rare to find in any other such application. It works in most of the Linux desktop environment Gnome Shell, Gnome Classic, Gnome Fallback, Xfce, Lxde, Cinnamon, Mate, Unity, and others. It has ability to display wallpapers from local disk as well as from many online sources.

Install Indicator StickyNotes in Debian 7/8 and related Debian derivatives

By Umair Tuesday, April 07, 2015

There are plenty of note writing applications already available for Linux, if you used to use Windows sticky notes and looking for alternative in Linux then Indicator-StickyNotes can help you with this situation. Indicator-StickyNotes is much better than Windows version and customizable. It allows you to create categories and customize each category as you want like set custom font, font size, text and note color, shadow. Even you can set to default your own created category.

Install Calibre eBook Library/Converter/Reader in Debian and in any Linux distribution

By Umair Tuesday, April 07, 2015
Calibre is an open-source and free eBook converter, reader, and library manager developed by community for users of e-books. It offers great features which can be categorized easily and even paid library manager doesn't offer such features. It manages local storage ebook collection, it is designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e., a single entry in your library that may correspond to actual e-book files in several formats. You can sort the books in the library by: Title, Author, Date added, Date published, Size, Rating, Series, etc.
It extends the support for extra searchable metadata:
  • Tags: A flexible system for categorizing your collection however you like.
  • Comments: A long form entry that you can use for book description, notes, reviews, etc.

Install Gnome-Pie in Debian 7/8 & Debian based derivatives

By Umair Monday, April 06, 2015
Hello guys, after long time we are back and we will continue writing tutorials for Debian and other Linux Distributions.
Gnome-Pie is an application which gives easy access to applications/shortcuts, it consists of several pies, each consisting of multiple slices. It is released under GPL license which mean you are free to modify and redistribute if you want to do so, it is fast, stable, smooth, and well optimized for Linux desktop but still creator of Gnome-pie do not claim its perfection which means if you encounter any bug report it to creator. Unlike other launchers you have to press combination of keys to open desired slice which can be modify from its settings. Mainly you can activate one of its slice, open application, open file, or access shortcuts.

Install PlayOnLinux in Debian 7 Wheezy

By Umair Monday, August 18, 2014
PlayOnLinux is a graphical front-end for the Wine software compatibility layer which allows Linux users to install Windows-based video games, as well as many other applications such as Apple iTunes, Safari, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The program is based on Wine, which you can also download separately, but PlayOnLinux improves and adapts it for games, all on a simple and easy-to-use interface, in addition to the many advanced configuration settings that are included for improving the game performance.

Install XiX-Music-Player (GTK & QT Version) in Debian 7 and LMDE 2013 via PPA

By Umair Saturday, August 16, 2014
XiX Music Player is free and easy to use cross-platform applications, it is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac(Intel). This application offers two versions one for GTK and other is QT version, you are free to choose and use.
It displays audio tracks in different tabs like Artist, Albums, Playlists or File Manager. You can easily create and maintain your own playlists. There is an integrated lyric viewer that searches for the lyric of the song you are listening to. If the CD Cover is found it is also shown.
This project is in alpha phase which means you can expect bugs but it is in active development, so you can send bug reports to developer or send suggestions.

Install Nemo file Manager with Extensions in Debian 7 Wheezy and its derivatives

By Umair Saturday, December 07, 2013
Install Nemo file Manager in Debian 7 Wheezy and its derivatives

Nemo is a complete fork of Nautilus and its goal is to extend the Cinnamon user experience to desktop and file management. Nemo has features like: compact view, all desktop icons, etc.. which are not available in latest nautilus versions, 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, better widgets and many more.

To install Nemo in Debian 7 and its derivatives open Terminal and enter following commands in terminal:
That's it
Credit: Mint Team

Ambiance Crunchy Themes and MyHumanity icons for Debian 7 and LMDE 2013

By Umair Thursday, November 28, 2013
Install Ambiance Crunchy Themes and MyHumanity icons in Debian 7 Wheezy/LMDE 2013/other related Debian derivatives
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Ambiance Crunchy these are like Ubuntu Ambiance theme. These are available for following desktops GTK, Cinnamon, Gnome Shell, and Xfce. This set has four variants orange, blue, gray and green. You need following engines to get themes work properly: gtk2-engines-murrine gtk2-engines-pixbuf gtk3-engines-unico, Don't worry these engines will install automatically while installing theme.
MyHumanity icons made available by Magog64. This icon set is based on Ubuntu 13.04/13.10 default icon set.
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To install Ambiance-Crunchy themes in Debian7/LMDE open Terminal and enter following commands in terminal:

To install MyHumanity icon set in Debian7/LMDE open Terminal and enter following commands in terminal:
That's it

Install Wine 1.4 in Debian 7 Wheezy and LMDE

By Umair Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Install Wine 1.4 in Debian 7 Wheezy/LMDE 2013/and Debian related derivatives

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.

To install Wine 1.4 in Debian 7/LMDE open Terminal and enter following commands in Terminal:
That's it

Install Curlew Multi-Converter in Debian 7 Wheezy

By Umair Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Install Curlew Multi-Converter in Debian 7 and its related derivatives

This application is very useful when you need to convert any audio/video format file. Curlew converter is open-source, free, easy to use and supports over 117 different formats. This application is written in GTK3 and python language, and based on ffmpeg.

Main Features:
  • Very simple user interface
  • Ability to hide and show advanced options.
  • Can convert more than 117 different formats.
  • Allow to skip or remove file during conversion process.
  • File preview available before conversion.
  • Ability to add subtitle to video file.
  • Convert a specified portion of file.
  • Show error details if exist.
  • And more ...
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To install Curlew converter in Debian 7 open terminal and enter following commands in terminal:
That's it
Also available for Ubuntu, Source: curlew