How-to : Install latest Eclipse IDE version in Linux and fix interface issues

Everyone has seen that in the official Ubuntu, Debian or Mint repositories, the version of Eclipse IDE is not the latest (as the time I am writing this post, the latest stable version is Eclipse 4.3.1 Kepler). But as I already mentioned in previous posts, that should not be and is not a problem in Linux 🙂

So before we begin with the installation guide, you should have installed Java on your computer. I would recommend you to install Oracle Java 7. There is a good tutorial and as well a repository for it here. If everything is all right, when you type the following command

$ java -version

the output should look like this one(in my case the latest version of java is 1.7 update 51)

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How-to : Modify images with Nemo

Few years ago when I started using Linux, what really impressed me wast the whole bunch of small but very useful programs which I’ve never seen for Windows. One of those things was an extension for Nautilus which had the ability to manipulate and modify images without even using external applications and programs – only the file manager. Unfortunately, I’ve stopped using Nautilus because I don’t really like GNOME anymore and I’ve migrated to Linux Mint. The browser in Mint is called Nemo which actually is a Nautilus fork. But this doesn’t mean that you can use the same extensions as before with Nautilus. So I stopped using this pretty useful extension and forgot about it. Some days ago unexpectedly I saw a post about the same extension but this time for Nemo as well!

What actions can be performed by the new extension?

  • apply effects – black and white, blur, border, contour, negative, vintage, watermark, etc. Continue reading