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How to Install Minecraft in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10

minecraft-world

This tutorial is going to show you how to install Minecraft, the popular sandbox video game in Ubuntu 16.04 and/or Ubuntu 16.10. While the minecraft website offers .jar file archive that lacks app shortcut for Ubuntu Linux, an installer script was created and made into PPA that automatically downloads the game archive from Mojang’s servers and installs it on Ubuntu ...

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LibreOffice 5.2 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu

LibreOffice 5.4

The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 5.2 hours ago, a feature-rich new major release of the open-source office suite. Berlin, August 3, 2016 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.2, a feature-rich major release of the best free office suite ever created – targeted to early adopters and power users – with several user interface improvements and enterprise ...

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How to Install The Latest GIMP 2.9.5 in Ubuntu 16.04

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GIMP, one of the most popular Linux image editor, has reached the 2.9.5 development release, which will finally lead to the next stable GIMP release 2.10. While Ubuntu 16.04 offers GIMP 2.8.16 in its main archive, you may either upgrade to the latest stable release, or try the 2.9 development release by following this simple tutorial. GIMP 2.9/2.10 Features preview: ...

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Install Oracle Java 8 / 9 in Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18

Oracle Java JDK 9

Quick tutorial for beginners how to easily install Oracle Java JDK8 or JDK9 in Ubuntu 16.04 or Linux Mint 18 via PPA. Webupd8 Team is maintaining a PPA repository with installer scripts for the latest Java 8 and 9, that automatically downloads the Java archive from Oracle website and sets up everything for you. 1. Add the PPA. Open terminal ...

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Create System Restore Points in Ubuntu 16.04

Since Ubuntu does not provide Windows’ System Restore feature by default, an open-source software TimeShift is created to protect Linux system files and settings by taking incremental snapshots and then using the snapshots to restore system to its previous state. TimeShift is a free tool that is designed to protect only system files and settings. User files such as documents, ...

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How to Install Pandora Client Pithos 1.2 in Ubuntu 16.04

Pandora Internet Radio

Pithos, a native Pandora Radio client for Linux, has reached the 1.2.0, a new major release with a lot of cleanup and some UI redesigns. Pithos is an open-source software. It’s much more lightweight than the Pandora.com web client, and integrates with desktop features such as media keys, notifications, and the sound menu. While Ubuntu 16.04 provides version 1.1.1 in ...

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Supports for Ubuntu 15.10 Ends Today

Ubuntu 15.10 End of Life

Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf has reached the end of its life today. The desktop users will no longer receive security notices, critical fixes, or updated packages. Ubuntu team announced a few weeks ago: Ubuntu announced its 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) release almost 9 months ago, on October 22, 2015. As a non-LTS release, 15.10 has a 9-month month support cycle and, ...

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Install Gmail & Google Inbox Client ‘Wmail’ in Ubuntu 16.04

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Wmail is an open-source desktop client for Gmail and Google Inbox that works on Linux, Windows, and OS X. Wmail adds loads of features that mail on the web misses making your mail feel right at home on your computer. It’s easy to use, fast and has all the features you’re already enjoying on the web Wmail client features: Multiple ...

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Wine 1.9.15 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu

Wine running Windows apps on Linux

Wine, an open-source compatibility layer software for running Windows apps in Linux, has now reached the 1.9.15 development release. Wine 1.9.15 brings more shader instructions support in Direct 3D, performance improvements in GDI, better multi-joystick support on OS X, Active Scripting improvements, additional stream support in the C++ runtime, and a total of 22 bug-fixes. For a complete of changes, ...

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Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Has Been Released

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS

The Ubuntu team has just announced the release of Ubuntu 16.04.1, the first point release of 16.04 LTS. The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated ...

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