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Install Slack App in Ubuntu Easily via Snap

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Slack, a team communication tool, now provides official Snap package to make it easy to install it in Ubuntu Linux. A snap is an universal Linux application comes with all its dependencies bundled. It runs in sandbox and is isolated from other system software. You can install the snap app of Slack easily via Ubuntu Software: Or open terminal via ...

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digiKam 5.8.0 Released with Tool to Export to UPNP/DLNA

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Free and open-source image organizer digiKam 5.8.0 was released earlier today. The new release features a new tool to export collections to UPNP/DLNA compatible devices. digiKam 5.8.0 release highlights: Linux Appimage, Windows installer, and MacOS package bundle improvements A new tool to export to UPNP/DLNA device Port DropBox export tools to OAuth2 Mysql support improvements Many fixes and improvements to ...

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Gnome Photo Manager Shotwell 0.27.3 Released

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Gnome photo management software, Shotwell 0.27.3, was released hours ago with improvements and some bug-fixes. Changes in Shotwell 0.27.3 include: Fix upgrading from Shotwell 0.7.2 Make Histogram widget accessible by keyboard Add F4 as shortcut for the Date/Time dialog Fix an issue where the date/time picker was out-of-sync with the calendar widget Refactor shotwell.ui into smaller ui files and make ...

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NVIDIA 384.111 Released with New GPUs Support

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A new update for the latest long-lived NVIDIA Linux driver 384 series was released a few days with some new GPUs support and a few fixes. Changes in NVIDIA 384.111 include: Added support for GPUs: GeForce MX130, GeForce MX110, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with Max-Q Design, Quadro P500. Fixed a regression that prevented displays connected via some types of passive ...

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MPV Reached 0.28 Release with Vulkan Support

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MPV video player reached the 0.28.0 release recently. Due to major refactoring, it requires FFmpeg >= 3.4. New Features added in MPV 0.28: Add DRM_PRIME Format Handling and Display for RockChip MPP decoders Add support for Display P3 primaries support multiple seekable cached ranges, display cache ranges on OSC demux_playlist: support .url files dvb: Add multiple frontends support (up to ...

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Darktable 2.4.0 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu

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A new major release of the open-source photography workflow software, Darktable 2.4.0, was released earlier today. Darktable 2.4 comes with hundreds of issues closed. There are various new features and changes, and the biggest of them is support for Microsoft Windows. The big changes in Darktable 2.4: A new module for haze removal The local contrast module can now be ...

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Google Chrome Asks Password to Unlock Login Keyring

For Ubuntu users who get problem that Google chrome asks for password to unlock the login keyring on every startup, as the picture shown below, a workaround is to set the default password store from gnome (or kwallet) keyring to chrome’s built-in. To do so, open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T for by searching for ‘terminal’ from application launcher. When it ...

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How to Install VLC 3.0 RC in Ubuntu 16.04, 17.10

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The new major VLC media player 3.0 reached RC2 release. The VideoLAN team made it easy to test VLC 3.0 dev releases via Snap packages in Ubuntu. Changes in VLC 3.0 include: HTTP/2 support. Improved UPnP support. Adaptive streaming support. Early work on Wayland support Optional systemd support. Support for network browsing with Samba, FTP/SFTP, NFS, and other protocols. Support ...

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Shotwell 0.27.2 Released with Improvements (PPA)

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Gnome photo manager shotwell 0.27.2 was released a day ago with performance improvements and some bug-fixes. Changes in Shotwell 0.27.2 includes: Use meson for building the debian package Improve the wording for the “Width or Height” scaling constraint Fix unmounting the camera when it is mounted via mtp, not gphoto2 Speed up color transformations Refactor Tumblr and Flickr code to ...

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How to Install Lastest FileZilla Client 3.29.0 via Flatpak

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Due to outdated Gnome platform, you can not always install the latest FileZilla client easily via traditional .deb build packages in Ubuntu desktop. For those who want to install the latest FileZilla (3.29.0 so far), the Flatpak app is available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10 and higher. Install Flatpak: If you’ve never installed a Flatpak app, first open ...

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