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Kodi (XBMC) 14.2 Released, Install it from PPA

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Kodi 14.2, the second and final point release of Kodi 14 Helix, formerly known as XBMC, was released today with various bug-fixes. The next will be Kodi 15 “Isengard”. Changes in Kodi 14.2: Fix: Application stopped responding on Windows Fix: Gap-less playback on MP3 Fix: Playback of rtmp protocol Fix: Scanning of newly added episodes Fix: Fix multipath source scanning ...

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How to Install Sublime Text 2 or 3 in Ubuntu 15.04

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Sublime Text is a cross-platform text and source code editor with a Python API. It is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. Its functionality is extendable with plugins. Most of the extending packages have free-software licenses and are community-built and maintained. Sublime Text features: “Goto Anything,” quick navigation to files, symbols, or lines “Command palette” uses adaptive ...

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How to Close Notifications on Click in Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10

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When a notification bubble pops up in Ubuntu Unity desktop, you have to wait a few seconds until it disappears automatically. This tutorial is going to show you how to configure Unity’s notify-OSD, so that you can easily close the notification bubbles by simple mouse-clicking on them. 1. To get started, first install a graphical tool for configuring notify-OSD. Open ...

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Fix Unreadable Notifications in Lubuntu 14.10/15.04

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For Lubuntu 14.10 and Lubuntu 15.04 users who are using the default theme, you may encounter a notification issue, like above picture shows, the bubble has horizontal bars and it’s hard to read the text. Some one has report this bug and a workaround is to remove the panel-bg file from the theme folder. To do so, open terminal from ...

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Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2 Available for Download

Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2

Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2 was announced last night with a few fixes to 14.04.1, some new features, and some updated packages. Ubuntu MATE is an Ubuntu flavor uses MATE, the continuation of classic GNOME 2, as its default desktop environment. It’ll be an official Ubuntu flavor when Ubuntu MATE 15.04 is officially released. NOTE: Ubuntu MATE 14.04.2 is not an official ...

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How to Install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 15.04

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Canonical Partners repository finally adds support for Ubuntu 15.04. Here’s how to enable the repository and install Skype 4.3 in Vivid Vervet 1. Enable Canonical Partners Repository: The partner repository offer access to proprietary and closed-source software and are not enabled by default. To enable it, launch Software & Updates from the Unity Dash, go to Other Software tab. Check ...

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How to Create A Live Ubuntu System on USB Stick

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This tutorial shows how to burn an Ubuntu .iso image into an USB stick, so you can boot into Live Ubuntu system by plugging it in any computer. An Ubuntu Live-USB is useful when your machine won’t boot. With it, you can: install Ubuntu on a computer re-install/restore Grub bootloader when you get boot errors e.g. “Grub rescue>”, “Error 17”. ...

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How to Change Hostname / Computer Name in Ubuntu 15.04

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This is a quick tutorial for Ubuntu Desktop and Server users who want to temporarily or permanently change their hostnames or computer names. Change Hostname temporarily: Log in to command console, or open terminal from the Dash/Menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T, and run: sudo hostname NEW_NAME_HERE Above command changes the hostname until next reboot. The change won’t be visible immediately ...

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Install Oracle Java 9 in Ubuntu 15.04/14.10/14.04/12.04

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This is a quick tutorial shows how you can easily install Oracle Java 9, early access release so far, in current supported Ubuntu releases and derivatives, including Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 10.04, Linux Mint 13/17. NOTE: Oracle Java 9 is still in early access release, it may have bugs and it might not include the ...

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Record Ubuntu Desktop in Animated GIF with Silentcast

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Silentcast is a graphical tool for recording your Linux desktop in an animated gif. By providing an easy-to-follow wizard, it makes recording easier. With Silentcast, you can: Record screencasts in gif, webm, mp4 Record fullscreen, a select window, or a select area. Auto-resize selected window to a given Width and Height. After you clicking Stop icon on System Tray, a ...

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