‘ocenaudio’ is a features rich, free audio editor for Ubuntu, Windows and Mac OS X, operating systems. Although it runs natively under Ubuntu and looks very intuitive, the interface has a native Mac OS X look which is my only complaint. It supports lots of audio formats (covering both importing & exporting) and loads them pretty
‘CDEmu’ is an optical disc drive (CD & DVD) emulator for GNU/Linux. The main application is based on the command-line but there exists a GUI (‘gCDEmu‘), and under Ubuntu’s Unity desktop shell, the access to the GUI is provided through its own application indicator. It has the ability to mount lots of popular disc image
‘QWinFF’ is an extremely easy to use, ‘ffmpeg’ based multimedia converter for GNU/Linux & Windows. I have been checking it out from time to time & with each release, it gets better and better. With ‘QWinFF’ you can convert a huge number of input formats (anything that ‘ffmpeg’ supports!) into a large array of others
Ubuntu 14.04 (code named ‘Trusty Tahr‘) is the fifth ‘Long Term Support’ release, and being as such, these releases are thoroughly tested & include less features (since they demand too much changes being made to the codes) as the targeted audience is those who prefer a more stable OS that is backed-up by updates for
Ubuntu 14.04 has been released. It is supported up to 5 years (both Desktop and Server versions) & I am sure Ubuntu hopes to deliver a more smooth, polished and importantly, a stable operating system, since it is a ‘Long Term Support’ (LTS) release. There have been few changes (improvements etc) from an end-user perspective
I am not a DJ, but after seeing one of my friend’s work as a DJ, I also wanted to try it a bit (just for fun 🙂 ), and that is how I came across ‘Virtual DJ’. It is easy to use, beginner friendly, & there is a free version available which despite some
The ‘CPU’ is one of the most power consuming hardware of a computer. Although CPUs come with built-in, automated & on-demand power saving features (such as shutting down certain ‘regions’ & cores, or reducing the overall clock speed), there are software tools that can be used to overwrite these automated settings for saving more power.
‘I-Nex’ is a small, but a very handy utility that shows a comprehensive list of hardware (and some software) information of your computer. If you are looking for a ‘CPU-Z’ replacement for Ubuntu, then this is it!. I first came around it about two years ago and since then it has received few improvements too.
‘Curlew’ is a multimedia converter (GUI that uses ‘ffmpeg’, ‘avconv’ and ‘mencoder’ — command-line based tools) for GNU/Linux. It is an easy to use application that lets you convert over to more than 117 formats, says the author. You can choose between a lot of built in presets, preview files before encoding and change advanced
‘Compiz’, the window manager of Ubuntu’s Unity desktop, comes with a set of plugins that add various additional features to the window management. Though most of these do nothing but add ‘fancy effects’ (no disrespect intended 🙂 ), there are some that can be considered useful. ‘Add Helper’ for instance, is a plugin that has
‘FFmpegYAG’ is a free utility (a GUI for ‘FFmpeg’) that lets you easily convert audio/video files into other formats (including the ability to move into a different ‘container’ — without having to re-encode). It is available for both Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux (pre-built ‘deb’ packages are available for Ubuntu and Debian) platforms, and comes with
Because it is directly associated with the overall responsiveness, any operating system prefers to keep the users’ most frequently used data (programs, files etc) in RAM because data on RAM can be accessed extremely fast when compared to other storage mediums (disk drives, flash drives …). That said however, since RAM is not cheap, its