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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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How to Change Grub2 Boot Order in Ubuntu 16.04

grub boot loader

Dual-boot or even multi-boot Ubuntu with other operating systems? You may wish to change which OS starts as default in the Grub2 boot-loader. If you’ve booted into Ubuntu, you can change the boot order via two ways: use Grub-Customizer, a graphical tool. configure Grub2 manually via a few commands. Set Default OS by Manually configuring Grub: For those who don’t ...

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How to Install Google Play Music Manager in Ubuntu 16.04

launch-googlemusicmanager

This is a quick tip for those who want to install the Google Play Music Manager app in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS using the official Google repository. 1. To get started, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add Google the repository: sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://dl.google.com/linux/musicmanager/deb/ stable main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-musicmanager.list' Type in your password when it asks. No visual ...

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How to Install Pale Moon Web Browser in Ubuntu 16.04

Pale Moon is an open-source web browser forked from Firefox. It retains the fully customizable user interface similar to Firefox 28 and earlier. Since version 26, Pale Moon uses Goanna engine, which is a fork of Firefox’s Gecko. Because it is a fork of Firefox, Pale Moon is compatible with most (but not all) of the available Firefox extensions and ...

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How to Install Slack for Linux Client in Ubuntu 16.04

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This quick tutorial is going to show you how to install the Slack Linux desktop app in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The official Slack client for Linux: Slack recently provides official client for Linux. It’s still in beta but offers all the features that you would expect from the native client. To install it, simply download the package from the link ...

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