Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon Review: They Did it Again!

Linux Mint is one of the most popular (GNU/Linux) operating systems around, and according to Distrowatch.com‘s popularity ranking factor, for many years now Linux Mint has been on the top 3 most popular distributions (now it’s actually the number one!, surpassing Debian and Ubuntu. By the way, Fedora’s ranking is sinking fast, no surprise there though. Fedora

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released

After 6 months of development, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Long Term Support) has been released. This release features a couple of few somewhat major changes both in the Unity desktop shell and in the operating system core. For instance, after all these years of criticism, Unity desktop now allows users to move the application launcher to

How to Record a Sound in Ubuntu (16.04, 15.10, 15.04)

I recently wanted to record the audio track of a streaming video in Ubuntu 15.10 but there was no application available to use by default. In the past Ubuntu used to come with a sound recorder by default, not anymore it seems. It wasn’t a big issue anyway because there are many sound recording applications out there

Simplenote Text Editor Now Available for GNU/Linux & Windows

Simplenote is a minimalist looking and a versatile syncing text editor that was only available for Mac OS previously. Not anymore though, because Simplenote developers have just released a new version finally enabling the application to natively run on both Microsoft Windows and GNU/Linux operating systems. You can use Simplenote for creating reminders, taking notes or for even creating

Improve SMPlayer’s Audio Output Responsiveness [Tip]

Recently I noticed that whenever I try to increase or decrease the audio level of SMPlayer in Ubuntu (15.10) through PulseAudio’s sound icon on the top panel, there’s a small (but noticeable) delay before audio output level change takes place. The same phenomenon is present when I’m using the built-in volume slider of SMPlayer too. I