How to Install Budgie Desktop 10.7.1 in Ubuntu Budgie 22.04

This simple tutorial shows how to install the latest Budgie Desktop 10.7.1 in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

Ubuntu Budgie is one of the official Ubuntu flavors features the Budgie desktop. While Ubuntu Budgie 22.04 ships with Budgie Desktop 10.6.1, the latest version has reached v10.7.1.

For those who want to get the latest features, but don’t want to upgrade to or install the upcoming Ubuntu 23.04. The developers team maintains an Ubuntu PPA contains the latest desktop packages  for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

NOTE: The PPA is marked as unstable, though it’s working good in my case. Don’t use it in production machine!

1. First, search for and open “terminal” from application menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntubudgie-dev/backports-budgie-unstable

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2. After adding the PPA, install all available package updates by running command in Ubuntu Budgie 22.04:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Ubuntu 22.04 and other flavors can also install this desktop environment by running command:

sudo apt install budgie-desktop-environment

How to restore:

To revert back to the original Budgie 10.6.1, open terminal and run command to install ppa-purge tool:

sudo apt install ppa-purge

Then, purge the PPA via the tool which also downgrade all install packages:

sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntubudgie-dev/backports-budgie-unstable

Finally, restart your computer and enjoy!

KDE Plasma desktop 5.27 Released! PPA for (K)Ubuntu 22.04

KDE Plasma desktop announced the new 5.27 release today! It’s a LTS release with support until 2024!

Plasma 5.27 features new window tiling system. By enabling it in “System Settings > Workspace Behavior > Desktop Effects“, user can press and hold Shift key and then drag app windows to auto-resize and place them in the screen side by side.

By pressing the Windows logo key + T will go into the tile editing mode. There user can configure to have custom tile layouts.

New window tiling systm

The release also introduces a new Welcome dialog, allowing to learn about new features and how to tweak settings, etc.

Other changes in Plasma 5.27 include:

  • Improve search function in Discover software manager.
  • Search time for other locations in KRunner.
  • Search dictionary definition of a word in KRunner.
  • Swipe gestures for volume and playback control in Media Player widget
  • System Monitor (widget and app) can detect power usage of NVIDIA GPUs.
  • New command kde-inhibit --notifications to activate “Do Not Disturb” mode.
  • Send windows to Activities via titlebar right-click menu.

KDE Plasma 5.27 PPA for (K)Ubuntu 22.04

KUbuntu Package Archive team has built the new release pages into its experimental PPA for testing purpose.

After testing period, the packages should be made into either KUbuntu Backports PPA or Kubuntu Backports Extra PPA. Keep an eye on both PPAs and I’ll update here once published!

OnlyOffice Desktop Editors 7.3.0 Released! Native Dialogs & Better Flatpak/Snap Support

OnlyOffice announced the new 7.3.0 release for its desktop editors office suite one day ago.

For Linux users, the new release now use native dialog windows (e.g., file manager and print). And, it adds support for xdg-desktop-portal in the file dialog window, meaning better desktop integration for application installed as Flatpak and/or Snap packages.

This release also add a Quick Print button right beside the original print button. Instead of bringing to the print configuration page, it will directly send your entire document to the last selected or default printer.

For the Spreadsheet Editor, there’s new Watch Window under Formula tab, as well as new functions include TEXTBEFORE, TEXTAFTER, TEXTSPLIT, VSTACK, HSTACK, TOROW, TOCOL, WRAPROWS, WRAPCOLS, TAKE, DROP, CHOOSEROWS, CHOOSECOLS.

Other changes in OnlyOffice 7.3.0 include:

  • Advanced forms via Forms tab in DOCXF files -> Available fields and Manage Roles menu
  • SmartArt (e.g., List, Process, Cycle, Hierarchy, Matrix) under Insert tab.
  • Ability to password protect document while allowing filling forms, commenting, or tracking changes.
  • Ability to add links between several spreadsheets
  • New Date and time, Zip Code, Credit Card for creating forms.
  • Support for creating math equations in both Unicode and LaTeX syntax.
  • Show/hide left and right panel.
  • Ability to insert data from the XML Spreadsheet 2003 file

How to Install OnlyOffice Desktop Editors 7.3:

The office suite is available to install in Ubuntu Linux in 3 different package formats: Snap, Deb, and Flatpak. Choose either one that you prefer.

1. Snap

Snap is an universal package format that runs in sandbox. Ubuntu 20.04 and higher users can simply search for and install OnlyOffice as Snap from Ubuntu Software.

The snap automatically receive updates, though the package at the moment of writing is still at version 7.2.1.

ONLYOFFICE Snap in Ubuntu Software

2. Deb

Deb is the native package format for Debian/Ubuntu and their based Linux systems. OnlyOffice provides the .deb package along with RPM, EXE, MSI, and DMG packages for downloading at the github releases page:

Just select download the “onlyoffice-desktopeditors_amd64.deb” package, then click in file manager to open with Software Install and install it.

3. Flatpak

Linux Mint user may prefer the Flatpak package a bit more, since it’s available to install directly from the Software Manager.

It’s another universal package format runs in sandbox. Ubuntu user can install ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors as Flatpak by following the steps below one by one:

First, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open a terminal window. When it opens, run command to install the Flatpak daemon:

sudo apt install flatpak

Then, install the office suite via:

flatpak install

The Flatpak package is also in v7.2.1 at the moment, use the command flatpak update org.onlyoffice.desktopeditors to update the package once new version published.

Uninstall ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editor

Depends on which package you installed, choose to run either command below in a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) window to remove the office suite.

For the Snap package, remove it either via Ubuntu Software or by running the command below:

snap remove --purge onlyoffice-desktopeditors

For the native deb package, run command to remove it:

sudo apt remove onlyoffice-desktopeditors --autoremove

And to remove the package installed as Flatpak, run command:

flatpak uninstall --delete-data org.onlyoffice.desktopeditors

Also clear useless runtime libraries via flatpak uninstall --unused command.

Best Apps To Learn Guitar In 2023 | [Desktop, Android & iOS]

Best Apps To Learn Guitar In 2023

The guitar is one of the best musical instruments. It is also one of the most preferred instruments. Everyone wants to learn guitar but only a few of them are stuck with it. This post is for you if you are looking forward to learning guitar in 2023. In this post, we are bringing you a list of some of the amazing apps to learn guitar in 2023.

Best Apps To Learn Guitar In 2023

1. Chordify

This app has an access to over 8,000,000 songs. It has amazing integration with YouTube: It automatically recognizes the chords via the audio signal. You can easily learn the chords for any song that’s on YouTube. This is available on desktop, Android, and iOS platforms. Meanwhile, this app is not free as you need to pay £4.99/$6.99 per month to use Chordify.

Chordify Website

2. BandLab

If you are a pro-level guitar player then this guitar software is for you. It has an in-built social networking platform that also helps you to collaborate with fellow artists. There are more than 100 guitars and bass presets. You can also record acoustic guitars, keyboards, pianos, and synths with virtual MIDI instruments. Another interesting feature, that you will find in this software is unlimited cloud storage. BandLab is free to use and it is available for desktop, Android, and iOS platforms.

BandLab Website

3. Guitar Tricks

Despite not having a large catalog of songs, Guitar Tricks is one of the most useful Guitar software to learn guitar in 2023. With 11,000 song lessons, Guitar Tricks is stable software.

Guitar Tricks Website

4. Yousician

If you are a first-time user or beginner-level guitar player then this app is a must for you. There is various level of courses developed by professional for both beginners and intermediate players. The app is free to download but you need to have a premium subscription for unlimited access.

5. GarageBand for iOS

GarageBand is an amazing guitar app for iOS. GarageBand has support for up to 32 tracks so you can instantly record them. You can also have an access to free virtual instruments. It is completely free to use but it is available for apple users only.

6. Songsterr Guitar Tabs & Chords

Songsterr Guitar Tabs & Chords has easy to use and user-friendly UI with over 500,000 tabs and chords. Meanwhile, This app is not free to use as you need to pay £3.56/$4.99 per month. Songsterr Guitar Tabs & Chords is available for Desktop, iOS, and Android.


This Extension Adds Audio Visualizer on Desktop in Ubuntu 22.04 | 22.10

Want to display audio/music visualizer on the desktop? This extension can do the job for Ubuntu 22.10, Fedora 37, Arch/Manjaro Linux with GNOME.

It’s “Sound Visualizer” extension for Gnome Shell based on Gstreamer specially for Wayland. And, it’s working good in my case in Ubuntu 22.04, though it’s said for Gnome v43.

Besides for music playback, it works when any sound play from your computer. And, it has a right-click menu to switch between input/output audio sources. Meaning, it supports sounds input from microphone.

How to Install this “Sound Visualizer” desktop widget

1. (For Ubuntu 22.04 only) As mentioned, the extension supports GNOME v43 at the moment of writing. If you want to try it out in 22.04, first disable extension version validation.

To do so, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command:

gsettings set disable-extension-version-validation true

2. Next, open Ubuntu Software. Search for and install ‘Extension Manager‘ tool for installing and managing Gnome Shell extensions. Or, run command in terminal in case the Software App does not work.

sudo apt install gnome-shell-extension-manager

Install Extension Manager in Ubuntu 22.04+

3. Finally, launch ‘Extension Manager‘, and navigate to ‘Browse‘ tab. Search for and install the ‘Sound Visualizer‘ extension. (For Ubuntu 22.04, just click on Unsupported button)

For Fedora 37, Arch and Manjaro Linux with GNOME, visit this page in web browser and use the ON/OFF switch to install it.

4. After installation, try playing some sounds and see your desktop for the result. To move the widget, you have to temporarily disable “Desktop Icons NG (DING)” under ‘Installed’ tab in Extension Manager.

You can also adjust the visualizer size by opening the extension preferences either via widget’s context menu or by clicking the gear button for that extension in Extension Manager.

Circular Desktop Widget for CPU/RAM Usage in Ubuntu 22.10/Fedora 37

Want to display digital clock, system memory and CPU load in your Desktop? There’s new circular widget for Ubuntu 22.10, Fedora 37, and other Linux with GNOME 43.

There are quite a few tools to display system load widget in desktop. Here I’m going to introduce the one that has a Conky look alike circular widget for GNOME desktop.

It displays local time, RAM usage and CPU load in 3 separated circular widget. Meaning you can drag moving any one of them to anywhere in your screen. And, it allows to resize the circle, change its color, line width, as well as text color and background, etc to get different look and feel.

Cool, isn’t it? Let me show you how to install it.

Step 1: Install Extension Manager

First, search for and install the “Extension Manager” app from Ubuntu Software, for installing Gnome extensions.

Install Extension Manager in Ubuntu 22.04+

Once installed, search for and launch the tool from ‘Activities’ overview screen.

Step 2: Install the Circular Widgets via Extension Manager

When Extension Manager opens, navigate to ‘Browse’ tab, then search for and install the Circular Widgets extension.

For Fedora 37 user, simply go to this web page and use ON/OFF switch to install it.

Step 3: Configure the widget

After installed the extension, go back to ‘Installed‘ tab in Extension Manager, or install and open ‘Gnome Extensions’ app from GNOME Software for Fedora. There you can open the configuration dialog for each circle widget.

NOTE: For Ubuntu & other Linux using “Desktop Icons NG (DING)” extension, you have to disable it temporarily until being able to drag moving the system load widget.

Use GTK4 port of Desktop Icons NG Extension in Ubuntu 22.04 | 22.10

As you may know, icons on Ubuntu desktop is handled by an extension called “Desktop Icons NG”. While GNOME has been moving to GTK4, the extension so far still uses GTK3 toolkit to implement all the functions.

A GTK4 port of this extension now is in development, with all previous functions, bug-fixes, as well new features.

The new version works as another extension as it’s not been merged upstream. It comes with GSconnect integration, and features drag and drop app icons from Ubuntu Dock (Dash-to-Dock) to the desktop.

  • Drag and drop from left dock panel to desktop will REMOVE app icon from favorites.
  • Hold Ctrl + drag and drop will REMOVE from favorites, and ADD onto desktop.
  • Hold Shift + drag and drop will ADD icon to desktop without removing it from favorites.

Also, it adds more functions to drag and drop files from file manager (Nautilus) to the desktop. By default, drag and drop between desktop and Nautilus will MOVE the files from one to another directory. With the new extension, you can also:

  • Press and hold Ctrl + drag’n’drop to COPY files.
  • Press and hold Alt + drag and drop to select between ‘MOVE’, ‘COPY’, ‘LINK’ actions.

As well, it has a GNOME 43 style file context menu when you right-clicking on desktop. When looks more native in Ubuntu 22.04, except for the arrow …

Install GTK4 port of Desktop Icons NG:

1. Ubuntu 22.04+ users can first search for and install ‘Extension Manager’ app from Ubuntu Software.

Install Extension Manager in Ubuntu 22.04+

2. Then press Super (‘Windows’ logo) key on keyboard to open overview, search and open the tool.

3. Finally, search ‘DING’ and install the new extension under ‘Browse’ tab.

4. To use the extension, user has to disable the system built-in ‘Desktop Icons NG’ extension, and enable the new GTK4 version.

To restore, just re-enable ‘Desktop Icons NG’, disable or remove the GTK4 version via Extension Manager.

EuroLinux Desktop Is Now Available For Download

EuroLinux Desktop Is Now Available For Download

EuroLinux Desktop based on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® 9 is now available for download. EuroLinux Desktop, a new player in the Linux universe is developed by the Polish Open Source solutions manufacturer company called EuroLinux.

EuroLinux Desktop Is Now Available For Download

EuroLinux Desktop is targeted at regular users while EuroLinux is an enterprise-class Linux distribution developed in 2013.
According to the company, EuroLinux Desktop is designed for people and organizations which use Windows® or macOS® on a daily basis and are looking for a stable system with many years of technical support as well as a similar aesthetic to Microsoft® and Apple®.

EuroLinux Desktop uses GNOME as a default environment. EuroLinux Desktop supports many media file formats (mp3, mpg, wma, ts, opus, ogg, mp4, flac, aiff, acc, ac3, avi), as well as open codecs used in popular mkv video files (Matroska). Each of these formats can be run in the default Totem/Video system player.

If you want to try this new Linux distro, then you can download the ISO from the following link.

EuroLinux Desktop ISO Download.

Raider – Stupid Simple App to Shred Files in Linux Desktop

Looking for a file shredder app for Linux? Raider is the one with a stupid simple user interface.

There are already a few good ways to securely delete files in Ubuntu Linux, such as BleachBit and Nautilus wipe extension. But for a large list of files or those do shred files frequently, this app could be more efficient.

It’s Raider, also known as File Shredder, a free open-source GTK4 application. With it, you can just drag and drop files into app window, then shred as many files as you want via single mouse click.

File Shredder with Drag and Drop support

The default remove method is ‘wipesync‘ which also sync each obfuscated byte to disk. Though, you may set it to ‘wipe‘ that first obfuscate bytes in the name, or ‘unlink‘ to delete file name from the filesystem.

It by default overwrites file with random data, which however is a clue that the file has been shredded. User can choose to overwrite with zeros instead to hide shredding.

And there are options to specify how many times to shred file over, number of bytes to shred, and whether to override the file permissions.

How to Install File Shredder

The app is available to install via the universal Flatpak package, that works in most Linux.

1. For Ubuntu users, first press “Ctrl+Alt+T” on keyboard to open terminal. Then, make sure the daemon package is installed by running command:

sudo apt install flatpak

2. Next, install the tool via command:

flatpak install

Once installed, launch it by either searching from ‘Activities’ overview, or using the command below:

flatpak run com.github.ADBeveridge.Raider

How to Remove File Shredder:

To remove the software, simply run command in a terminal window:

flatpak uninstall --delete-data com.github.ADBeveridge.Raider

And clear unused libraries via flatpak uninstall --unused.

FDC3 2.0 Drives Desktop Interoperability Across the Financial Services Ecosystem

The Fintech Open Source Foundation builds on the success of FDC3, its most adopted open source project to date

New York, NY – July 13, 2022 – The Fintech Open Source Foundation (FINOS), the financial services umbrella of the Linux Foundation, announced today during its Open Source in Finance Forum (OSFF) London the launch of FDC3 2.0. FDC3 supports efficient, streamlined desktop interoperability between financial institutions with enhanced connectivity capabilities. 

The global FDC3 community is fast-growing and includes application vendors, container vendors, a large presence from sell-side firms and a growing participation from buy-side firms all collaborating together on advancing the standard. 

You can check out all the community activity here:

The latest version of the standard delivers universal connectivity to the financial industry’s desktop applications with a significant evolution of all four parts of the Standard: the Desktop Agent API, the App Directory providing access to apps and the intent and context messages that they exchange. 


FDC3 2.0 significantly streamlines the API for both app developers and desktop agent vendors alike, refining the contract between these two groups based on the last three years’ working with FDC3 1.x. 
Desktop agents now support two-way data-flow between apps (both single transactions and data feeds), working with specific instances of apps and providing metadata on the source of messages – through an API that has been refined through feedback from across the FDC3 community.
This updated version also redefines the concept of the “App Directory”, simplifying the API, greatly improving the App Record and the discoverability experience for users and making the App Directory fit-for-purpose for years to come (and the explosion of vendor interest FDC3 is currently experiencing).
Finally, FDC3 2.0 includes a host of new standard intents and context, which define and standardize message exchanges for a range of very common workflows, including interop with CRMs, Communication apps (emails, calls, chats), data visualization tools, research apps and OMS/EMS/IMS systems. This is one of the most exciting developments as it represents diverse parts of the financial services software industry working together through the standard.


Help Manage Information Overload. Finance is an information-dense environment. Typically, traders will use several different displays so that they can keep track of multiple information sources at once. FDC3 helps with this by sharing the “context” between multiple applications, so that they collectively track the topic the user is focused on.
Work Faster. FDC3 standardizes a way to call actions and exchange data between applications (called “intents”). Applications can contribute intents to each other, extending each other’s functionality. Instead of the user copy-and-pasting bits of data from one application to another, FDC3 makes sure the intents have the data they need to seamlessly transition activity between applications.

Platform-Agnostic. As an open standard, FDC3 can be implemented on any platform and in any language. All that is required is a “desktop agent” that supports the FDC3 standard, which is responsible for coordinating application interactions. FDC3 is successfully running on Web and Native platforms in financial institutions around the world.

End the integration nightmare. By providing support for FDC3, vendors and financial organizations alike can avoid the bilateral or trilateral integration projects that plague desktop app roll-out, cause vendor lock-in and result in a slow pace of change on the Financial Services desktop.

“It is very rewarding to see the recent community growth around FDC3,” said Jane Gavronsky, CTO of FINOS. “More and more diverse participants in the financial services ecosystem recognize the key role a standard such as FDC3 plays for achieving a true open financial services ecosystem. We are really excited about FDC3 2.0 and the potential for creating concrete, business-driven use cases that it enables.” 

What this means for the community 

“The wide adoption of the FDC3 standard shows the relevance of the work being conducted by FINOS. At Symphony we are supporters and promoters of this standard. This latest version, FDC3 2.0, and its improvements demonstrate substantial progress in this work and its growing importance to the financial services industry,” said Brad Levy, Symphony CEO.

“The improvements to the App Directory and its ramifications for market participants and vendors are game-changing enough in themselves to demand attention from everyone: large sell-sides with large IT departments, slim asset managers who rely on vendor technology, and vendors themselves”, said Jim Bunting, Global Head of Partnerships, Cosaic.

“FDC3 2.0 delivers many useful additions for software vendors and financial institutions alike. Glue42 continues to offer full support for FDC3 in its products. For me, the continued growth of the FDC3 community is the most exciting development”, said Leslie Spiro, CEO, Tik42/Glue42. “For example recent contributions led by Symphony, SinglePoint and others have helped to extend the common data contexts to cover chat and contacts; this makes FDC3 even more relevant and strengthens our founding goal of interop ‘without requiring prior knowledge between apps”. 

“Citi is a big supporter of FDC3 as it has allowed us to simplify how we create streamlined intelligent internal workflows, and partner with strategic clients to improve their overall experience by integrating each other’s services. The new FDC3 standard opens up even more opportunities for innovation between Citi and our clients,” said Amit Rai, Technology Head of Markets Digital & Enterprise Portal Framework at Citi.

“FDC3 has allowed us to build interoperability within our internal application ecosystem in a way that will allow us to do the same with external applications as they start to incorporate these standards,” said Bhupesh Vora, European Head of Capital Markets Technology, Royal Bank of Canada. “The next evolution of FDC3 will ensure we continue to build richer context sharing capabilities with our internal applications and bring greater functionality to our strategic clients through integration with the financial application ecosystem for a more cohesive experience overall.”

“Interoperability allows the Trading team to take control of their workflows, allowing them to reduce the time it takes to get to market. In addition they are able to generate alpha by being able to quickly sort vast, multiple sources of data,” said Carl James, Global Head of Fixed Income Trading, Pictet Asset Management. 

As FINOS sees continued growth and contribution to the FDC3 standard, the implementation of FDC3 2.0 will allow more leading financial institutions to take advantage of enhanced desktop interoperability. The contribution of continued updates also represents the overall wider adoption of open source technology, as reported in last year’s 2021 State of Open Source in Financial Services annual survey. To get involved in this year’s survey, visit to share key insights into the ever-growing open source landscape in financial services. 

Skill up on FDC3 by taking the free Linux Foundation’s FDC3 training course, or contact us at Hear from Kris West, Principal Engineer at Cosaic and Lead Maintainer of FDC3 on the FINOS Open Source in Finance Podcast, where he discusses why it was important to change the FDC3 standard in order to keep up with the growing amount of use cases end users are contributing to the community.


FINOS (The Fintech Open Source Foundation) is a nonprofit whose mission is to foster adoption of open source, open standards and collaborative software development practices in financial services. It is the center for open source developers and the financial services industry to build new technology projects that have a lasting impact on business operations. As a regulatory compliant platform, the foundation enables developers from these competing organizations to collaborate on projects with a strong propensity for mutualization. It has enabled codebase contributions from both the buy- and sell-side firms and counts over 50 major financial institutions, fintechs and technology consultancies as part of its membership. FINOS is also part of the Linux Foundation, the largest shared technology organization in the world.

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