Wanna be on the bleeding edge try these builds below at your own risk, they are not so stable as official releases, but they have all the new features.
Here are some interesting developments to follow
These custom builds/branches/forks of blender are all not included in master yet, so use at your own risk.
Some useful addons for blender
This is a site with useful links to open source software
This is how you install the latest GIMP(2.9.5, Jan 2017)
To uninstall the latest GIMP
(instead of <PPA> otto-kesselgulasch/gimp-edge or otto-kesselgulasch/gimp)
SimpleScreenRecorder is a tool to record your screen.
It is free, easy to use and without any watermarks.
LMMS (formerly Linux MultiMedia Studio) is a digital audio workstation software.
When LMMS is executed on a computer with appropriate hardware, music can be produced by synthesizing sounds, arranging samples, playing on a MIDI keyboard, and combining the features of trackers, sequencers, and synthesizers. (Text source: Wikipedia)
Making a 360 video:
1. Render your animation/video with a equirectancular camera
2. Download spatial-media-master
3. Unzip spatial-media-master
4. Make a new folder in Videos, name it 360video,
put your animation/video file in there.
5.open a terminal
change directory to your unzipped spatial-media-master
6.execute spatial media master, you need python 3 for this, on a Linux system it is preinstalled.)
python spatialmedia -i /home/YOUR_USERNAME/Videos/360video/your_file_name.mp4 /home/YOUR_USERNAME/Videos/360video/your_NEW_file_name.mp4
Note: the file name and the new file name has to be different.Done.