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How to Install MATE Desktop 1.22 in Ubuntu 18.04

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MATE desktop environment 1.22 was released a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS via PPA. MATE desktop 1.22 release highlights: Crazy amount of rework to MATE panel to make it work with Wayland. Support for metacity-themes upgraded to version 3 in marco window manager Session manager now properly terminates all processes on systemd. Fully ...

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Ubuntu 19.04 Default Background Wallpaper Is Revealed

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The default background wallpaper of Ubuntu 19.04 is revealed. One in colour, one in black and white. Ubuntu 19.04, codename ‘Disco Dingo’, will be released on April 18, 2019. It will ship with Linux Kernel 5.0 and Gnome 3.32 (due in spring). Now the default background wallpaper for Gnome desktop is available. They are both 4096 x 2304. Both jpg ...

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How to Install Mesa Graphics Driver 18.3.3 in Ubuntu 18.04

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The latest Mesa 3D graphics driver now is available to install via PPA in Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 18.10. Mesa 18.3.3 was released a week ago with some bug-fixes that include: OpenGL CTS gl43 test cases were interrupted due to segment fault error: inlining failed in call to always_inline ‘__m512 _mm512_and_ps(__m512, __m512)’: target specific option mismatch format_types.h:1220: undefined reference to ...

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How to Install Wine 4.0 in Ubuntu 18.10, 16.04, 14.04

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Wine, a free compatibility layer to run Windows applications on Linux, released 4.0 stable recently. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 18.x and 19. Wine 4.0 is a big release that features: Vulkan support. Direct3D 12 support. Game controllers support. High-DPI support on Android. See announcement for more. The official wine repository ...

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Android Studio 3.3 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

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Android Studio 3.3 was released a few days ago with new enhancements & features. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 18, 19.x, and higher. Android Studio 3.3 release highlights according to its release note: Navigation Editor IntelliJ 2018.2.2 Platform Update Kotlin 1.3.11 Update Clang-Tidy Support for C++ New Project Wizard update Delete Unused IDE ...

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How to Install SuperTux 0.6.0 (Classic 2D Jump’n Run) in Ubuntu 18.04

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SuperTux, classic 2D jump’n run sidescroller game similar to the original Super Mario, released version 0.6.0 a few days ago. SuperTux 0.6.0 features: Redesign of the icy world and forest world Revamp of the rendering engine, the game will be much faster than before. Support OpenGL 3.3 Core and OpenGL ES 2.0 Support for right-to-left languages through vector fonts. A ...

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Install C&C: Tiberian Sun in Ubuntu Easily via Snap

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Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun now can be easily installed in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and higher via the snap package. C&C Tiberian Sun video game is developed by Westwood Studios and released in 1999. The main storyline follows the second major war between the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) of the United Nations, and the global terrorist organization known as ...

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Enable Coverflow Alt-Tab Task Switcher in Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10

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Boring with the default Alt-Tab window switcher? In Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, you can easily enable Windows style flip 3D effect via Coverflow Alt-Tab extension in the default Gnome desktop. Since Ubuntu 18.04 has merged Gnome Shell extensions into Ubuntu Software, simply search for and install coverflow alt tab in Ubuntu Software: Then you can get into the settings page ...

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[Quick Tip] Improve Battery Life in Ubuntu 18.04 / Higher

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For laptop users who want to get better battery life, besides using a lightweight desktop environment, you can use power management tool called TLP. TLP brings you the benefits of advanced power management for Linux without the need to understand every technical detail. TLP comes with a default configuration already optimized for battery life, so you may just install and ...

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Make App Window Transparent in Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to make any application window in Ubuntu Gnome transparent. Since Ubuntu 18.04 switched to Gnome 3 desktop, you can no longer set transparent application window with CCSM utility. As a workaround, you can run following steps to set any application window opacity in Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 18.10. 1. Open terminal ...

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