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FOSS | Software for Linux Debian

First about PPA (Personal Package Archive)


PPAs have not undergone the same process of validation as regular Linux packages. End users install PPAs at their own risk. Although each key is cryptographically signed, in order to confirm an uploader, keys are not matched to specific individuals, except via their Launchpad accounts.

Subsequently, installing a PPA should be considered to be a low-security alternative as compared to the main repository. As part of adding a PPA, you trust the developer to not only install packages, but also to allow them to provide software updates.


Brackets


Brackets is a lightweight open source code editor for the web. It's built with JavaScript, HTML and CSS by web developers. As you code, HTML changes are instantly pushed to your web browser (live-preview) without having to save or reload the page. Brackets supports addons for adding extra functionality can easily be installed through the built-in Extension Manager.


The addon HintHTML provides Brackets Code Inspection for HTML and XML.


Brackets code editor

Install Brackets via PPA

A Brackets PPA - "Personal Package Archive" - which makes it easily to stay up to date with the latest Brackets Linux builds.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/brackets


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install brackets


Notepadqq


Notepadqq is designed from developers, for developers. With its more than 100 supported languages, it is the ideal text editor for your daily tasks.


Notepadqq text editor

Install Notepadqq via PPA

Notepadqq PPA - "Personal Package Archive" - which makes it easily to stay up to date with the latest builds.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:notepadqq-team/notepadqq


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install notepadqq



Homepage: http://notepadqq.altervista.org/

Inkscape


Inkscape is an open-source vector graphics editor similar to Adobe Illustrator and Corel Draw. What sets Inkscape apart is its use of Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG), an open XML-based W3C standard, as the native format. Generate parts of webpages, such as banners, logos, icons, and whatever you want.


Inkscape

Install Inkscape via PPA

A Inkscape PPA - "Personal Package Archive" - which makes it easily to stay up to date with the latest Inkscape Linux builds.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:inkscape.dev/stable


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install inkscape


Gimp


GNU Image Manipulation Program is an advanced picture editor. You can use it to edit, enhance, and retouch photos and scans, create drawings, and make your own images. It has a large collection of professional-level editing tools and filters, similar to the ones you might find in Photoshop. Numerous fine-control settings and features like layers, paths, masks, and scripting give you total control over your images.

Many image file formats are supported, including JPEG, Photoshop (.psd), and Paint Shop Pro (.psp) files. It can also be used to scan and print photos.


Linux Gimp

Install Gimp via PPA

A Gimp PPA - "Personal Package Archive" - which makes it easily to stay up to date with the latest Gimp Linux builds.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:otto-kesselgulasch/gimp


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install gimp


Pinta


Painting Made Simple. Pinta is a free, open source program for drawing and image editing. Its goal is to provide users with a simple yet powerful way to draw and manipulate images. Use easy drawing tools to draw freehand, lines, rectangles, ellipses, etc. Pinta includes dozens adjustments and effects for tweaking images. Layers help to separate and group elements.


Linux Pinta

Install Pinta via PPA

A Pinta PPA - "Personal Package Archive" - which makes it easily to stay up to date with the latest Pinta Linux builds.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pinta-maintainers/pinta-stable


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install pinta


OpenShot


OpenShot Video Editor is a free and open-source video editor. OpenShot supports commonly used codecs that are supported by FFmpeg like WebM (VP9), AVCHD (libx264), HEVC (libx265), and audio codecs like mp3 (libmp3lame) and aac (libfaac). The program can render MPEG4, ogv, Blu-ray and DVD video, and Full HD videos for uploading to internet video websites.


OpenShot

Install OpenShot via PPA

A OpenShot PPA - "Personal Package Archive" - which makes it easily to stay up to date with the latest OpenShot Linux builds.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install openshot-qt


Handbrake


HandBrake is a tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. Process most common multimedia files and any DVD or BluRay sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection.


Handbrake video converter

Install Handbrake via PPA

Handbrake PPA - "Personal Package Archive" - which makes it easily to stay up to date with the latest Handbrake builds.


sudo add-apt-repository ppa:stebbins/handbrake-releases


sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install handbrake

or

sudo apt-get install handbrake-gtk



Homepage: https://handbrake.fr/

PuTTy SSH client


PuTTy is an SSH and telnet client. PuTTy is open source software that is available with source code and is developed and supported by a group of volunteers. PuTTy is probably the easiest and most commonly used SSH Client for Linux users. Essential tool for accessing a headless Raspberry Pi mini computer.


PuTTy SSH Terminal

Install PuTTy

Homepage: http://www.putty.org/

sudo apt-get install putty


FileZilla sftp client


FileZilla is a FTP/sftp/FTPs client, available for many platforms. With intuitive tools, FileZilla helps you quickly move files between your computer and personal web server. Quite easy to use, you just enter a few basic server settings and you're up and running with a single click. To upload and download files, simply drag and drop them between your web server and computer or vice versa.


Linux Filezilla FTP Client

Install Filezilla

Homepage: https://filezilla-project.org/

sudo apt-get install filezilla

Steps to set your default editor in Ubuntu 16.04.

To this example I set my Brackets editor as default editor.


Open Filezilla
Edit Preferences
File Type Associations


        js "/opt/brackets/brackets"
        php "/opt/brackets/brackets"
        html "/opt/brackets/brackets"
        htm "/opt/brackets/brackets"
        css "/opt/brackets/brackets"
        cgi "/opt/brackets/brackets"
        pl "/opt/brackets/brackets"
        xml "/opt/brackets/brackets"
        

Trimage


A tool for losslessly optimizing PNG and JPG files. Trimage is a utility that reduces the size of images by re-encoding (compressing) them. The encoding/compression is lossless, meaning that the images won’t lose any data, it just re-encodes them with aggressive image compression settings.

Once the encoding starts, there is no way of stopping it! So, use this tool with a backup copy first before you go with the original images files.


Linux Trimage Image Compressor

Install Trimage

Homepage: https://trimage.org/

sudo apt-get install trimage


20-Jul 2017


Linux Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver is now around the next corner


Since a couple of days I am testing the most recent Linux Ubuntu 18.04 - codenamed Bionic Beaver - within Oracle VM Virtual Box under Ubuntu 16.04 & Windows 8.1 .


root@ubuntu-18.04:# apt install virtualbox


Users with MS Windows under their nails follow this link: https://www.virtualbox.org


Spot yourself the official Ubuntu release: http://releases.ubuntu.com/
and download the appropiate .iso-file.


canonical linux ubuntu gnome 18.04


Canonical has promised better boot speed in Ubuntu 18.04. Using systemd’s features, bottlenecks will be identified and tackled to boot Bionic Beaver as quickly as possible. Compared with Ubuntu 16.04 even this shows in a virtual box positively.


You will see the new ‘minimal installation’ option when you do a fresh setup of Ubuntu 18.04. This minimal setup is nothing but the regular Ubuntu install without most of the regular software. You’ll just get the web browser and a handful of basic utilities. Minimal is faily enough to start with ...


🗳    ... but ... wait ...


Linux Ubuntu Budgie Screenshot desktop environment and theme


... apart from all the common installations my favourite desktop environment became the Ubuntu Budgie distro. Customizations are eays and just a click away. Ubuntu Budgie comes with a bunch of applications. It has some fresh dark and light themes with new icons, a kind of Gnome tweak & tools implemented.
Discover https://ubuntubudgie.org/


Linux Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 desktop environment and theme


26-Apr 2018
Revised 05-May 2018


Nomacs | Image Lounge


nomacs is a free, open source image viewer, which supports multiple platforms. You can use it for viewing all common image formats including RAW and PSD images.


root@ubuntu-18.04:# apt install nomacs


nomacs image lounge for Linux

Image viewing, editing and syncronization.
Homepage Nomacs.org


01-Jul 2018


Zim | Create a wiki on your Linux desktop | Writing your notes


Zim is a small desktop wiki, which runs as a stand-alone program. With Zim it's relatively easy to structure thoughts, collect ideas or build your own knowledge base. The application was originally written in Perl, later ported to Python (starting with Ubuntu 10.04) and uses the GTK library, which makes it particularly suitable for GNOME or Xfce. Zim also runs smoothly under KDE, other desktop environments or Windows.


The installation from the official package sources is done via the package.


root@ubuntu-18.04:# apt install zim


Zim Linux Windows Mac desktop wiki notebook

The Zim interface starts with the standard page. Here you can type in text directly, exactly as you would expect from a normal editor. Words and phrases can be formatted or linked as desired.


Since Zim-Wiki data consists of a directory tree with simple text files and attached files, you can easily copy or share the wiki folder, e.g. with friends, so that they can access the "knowledge database". The most convenient access is of course with installed Zim, but it is synonymous with any file manager and a text editor.


Homepage Zim-wiki.org


20-Jul 2018


Kazam Screencaster | Screenrecorder & screenshot


Kazam is a simple screen recording program that will capture the content of your screen and record a video file that can be played by any video player that supports VP8/WebM video format.


Kazam is available from Debian / Ubuntu / Linux Mint repository, just run the command in terminal.


root@ubuntu-18.04:# apt install kazam


Kazam screencaster screenrecorder screenshot Linux Debian Ubuntu

First the program opens the main window. You decide whether to record a video or if you want to take a screenshot. Now you set the area that you want to record. Here you can choose between full screen, a window or any section. Furthermore, you can choose whether the mouse pointer should be included and whether the sound from a microphone or system should be recorded during a screen capture. In addition, you can still set a delay in seconds, after the recording is triggered.


After completing a screencast you will be asked if you want to open the video with an external editor or want to save it on disk. If, on the other hand, you have only taken a screenshot, you can only save it.


Homepage https://launchpad.net/kazam


09-Nov 2018


Youtube-dl-gui | Download your favorite videos


Youtube-dlG is a simple graphical interface for the command line program youtube-dl. Beyond to Linux, it can also be used under Windows. Please note: The use of the program depends on the legal framework in the home country or at the location of the user. It was created with Python.


Youtube-dlG is not included in the official Linux packages.


Linux Windows youtube-dlg video downloader

The practical use is very simple: You copy the Internet address (URL, also several consecutive) of the desired video and insert it in the upper half of the program. Then you check whether the options correspond to your own wishes (for example the storage location) and start the process with "Download". If a file has been successfully downloaded, a corresponding confirmation pops up. Now mark the URL(s) and delete them.


If you encounter problems: ~/.config/youtube-dlg/ contains a log file with further information (English).


Homepage https://mrs0m30n3.github.io/youtube-dl-gui/


A actual list of support websites https://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/supportedsites.html


20-Nov 2018

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