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vissha posted a topic in Polling StationWhat Apps Do You Wish Linux Had, Or Can’t Find a Replacement For? If you could magically, instantly, create any sort of app for the Linux desktop right now, what would it be? This question has been tumbling around my brain all weekend thanks to some new (totally spammy) comments being left on an article of mine from 2013 — an article in which I decried the lack of “simple, purposeful” Linux desktop apps. Now, don’t misunderstand my intention in asking you what you’d create if you could. I am not saying Linux has an app gap. I am not implying that open-source suffers from any sort of major software malaise. Those of us who use Linux full time know that we’re not short of drop-in replacements for a broad range of well-known software types. GIMP is, for most of us, every bit as capable as Adobe Photoshop; Kdenlive, Blender and Lightworks all cater to different types of Linux-based video editors; and between Geary, Nylas N1, Evolution, Thunderbird, Sylpheed, K9, there’s barely any e-mail need left uncatered for. No, I’m asking more about tools that fill a specific need in a specific way. “App” apps if you will. What sort of app do you find yourself searching for only to come up empty? LINUX Y U NO MEME APP? There are apps on my phone I can’t wait to use on the desktop I used to really, really long for a desktop meme-maker. Why? App envy. I subscribe to many awesome sites, like Lifehacker, that spotlight awesome apps. I used to see really nifty meme generators that were Windows and Mac OS X only. I really wanted someone to create a simple GTK+ app that could let me hammer out impact bold witticisms over a well established meme template, and let me quickly upload my creations to sites like imgur, in-app. I’ve since outgrown that desire. A desktop meme maker would be overkill now that many competent online tools exist for the job. But I feel the point I was making still (somewhat) stands: there are apps that I love using on mobile platforms for which a decent, comparable alternative on the Linux desktop is (currently) missing. Hope for the future There’s reason to be hopeful. Though I’d wager that native app development for Ubuntu on Phones and Tablets is far scarcer than it should be, the lure of Convergence is poised to bring apps like Dekko, Music and Calendar to the Ubuntu desktop. One of my favorite Ubuntu Touch apps is Pockit, an offline-equipped Pocket reader, one I’d dearly love to see make the transition (Pocket offer a native desktop app for OS X). Snaps will also offer app makers a really clean, sane way to distribute software free of the usual packaging hurdles and distribution headaches. Back to the question, and over to you But back to the question: If you could make any sort of native app for your Linux desktop what would it be? Share your app ideas, inspirations, rants, wants, mockups, etc. in the comments section of source article and please do mention in the comments section below. To keep this a realistic discussion — app developers be lurking — let’s avoid the usual clamour for Adobe products and focus on more general themes, such as “a photo manager comparable to iPhoto”, “a native GTK+ Pocket app” , “an e-mail client that handles Exchange”, etc. Source
Batu69 posted a topic in Software NewsTouch support and extensions in Opera for Windows 10 Opera in Windows 10 Opera is improving at a really fast pace, and the latest update brings full support for Windows 10, which makes it a more powerful alternative not only to Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox but also to Microsoft’s very own Edge browser. And to make sure that the app appeals to more Edge fans, Opera comes with features that are directly targeting those who like the default Windows 10 browser. First of all, the design of the application has been improved to come in line with the language used by Microsoft in Windows 10, borrowing the look of store apps and sporting a colored title bar. “Opera now blends with the system, changing colors across the application to match its style. To contrast against lighter backgrounds, we even changed the foreground color. You can now control whether you want to keep the Opera colors or get a new system look by going to Settings,” the development team explains. Tablet mode support for Windows 10 2-in-1s And what’s more, Opera now detects when you switch to tablet mode and optimizes its UI and controls to be easier to browse the web with touch. “With touch input, it will automatically increase the size of toolbar items and all context menus, plus it will give you a new icon for the fullscreen move, exactly like modern apps do,” the team explains. And because it’s specifically designed to replace Edge, Opera now has UI options that have until now only been available in Microsoft’s browser, such as the big toolbar icons that allow you to control navigation. And furthermore, it also comes with extension support - a feature that Edge is expected to get in the summer - and with native notifications, which means that whenever a website sends you a notification, you’ll see it with the toast notification system integrated into Windows 10. Needless to say, Opera is at least worth a chance, so go ahead and download it on Windows 10 to see it in action. Article source
R3C0N posted a topic in Software UpdatesA free, powerful, multi-purpose tool that helps you monitor system resources, debug software and detect malware. Latest Compiled Build from svn by Dirk Paehl, Installer by XhmikosR including the latest patches: http://www.paehl.com/open_source/?Process_Hacker Download x64 and x32-bit: www.paehl.com/open_source/?download=processhacker-setup.7z Changes/Bugfixes browse development log: http://sourceforge.net/p/processhacker/code/HEAD/tree/ Official Development Builds (not regular updated): http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=857&p=2880#p2880 Changelogs final Versions: http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1084 Homepage and info... read more: http://processhacker.sourceforge.net/