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Evernote Linux Client ‘NixNote’ 2.0 Goes Stable [How-to-Install]

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NixNote, an unofficial Evernote client for Linux, finally reached the 2.0 stable release. The developer announced that: In the immortal words of Homer J. Simpson, “WOOHOO!” NixNote 2.0 is up on SourceForge. After about 5 years I’m finally crazy enough to declare it out of beta. There are still issues (there will always be issues) but I think this is ...

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Inkscape 0.92.1 Released with Various Fixes [PPA]

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Inkscape 0.92.1, a new stability and bugfix release of the open-source vector graphics editor, has been released days ago. Inkscape 0.92.1 brings mainly following bug-fixes: Text: baseline-spacing related issues with regular and flowed text in legacy Inkscape SVG files Text: Default baseline spacing stored in relative units is always converted to document units Path effects: Crash on ungroup if group ...

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How to Install MPV Media Player 0.24 in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

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MPV media player, a fork of MPlayer / MPlayer2, has reached the 0.24 release. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and their derivatives. mpv was forked in 2012 from mplayer2, which was forked in 2010 from MPlayer. The motive for the fork was to encourage developer activity by removing unmaintainable code and dropping support ...

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How to Install UKUI (UbuntuKylin Desktop) in Ubuntu 16.10, 17.04

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Moving from Windows? UKUI is one of the Linux desktop environments that offers Windows 7 look like desktop appearance. UKUI is the default lightweight desktop environment for Ubuntu Kylin. It provides a simpler and more enjoyable experience for browsing, searching, and managing your computer. UKUI is developed by Ubuntu Kylin, an official Ubuntu flavor for Chinese. The desktop is forked ...

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How to Install the Latest Mesa 13.0.4 in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

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To play the some of the latest Steam game releases in Ubuntu, you may want to install the latest stable Mesa 13.0.4. The Ubuntu-X team PPA contains Mesa 13.0.4 for both Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 16.10. These packages are built against LLVM 3.9.1, which fixes some bugs for Radeon users. Mesa is an open-source implementation of the OpenGL, Vulkan and ...

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SMPlayer 17.2 Released with YouTube Fix [How-to-Install]

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The SMPlayer media player has reached the 17.2 release a few days ago. Here’s how you can install it in Ubuntu and/or Linux Mint. SMPlayer 17.2 is a small release with following changes: Fix for YouTube The option to delete files from the disk in the playlist is back (enable it in Preferences -> Playlist -> Misc) The Linux package ...

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Opera 43 Released, Make Web Pages Load Faster

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The Opera web browser has reached the new stable 43 release earlier today, the fastest version ever, brings instant page loading and Profile Guided Optimization (PGO). What’s New in Opera 43: Instant page loading is a new feature makes Opera predict which website you’re typing the address for. Once recognized, it begins loading the site in the background even before ...

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Shotcut Video Editor 17.02 Released! [How-to-install]

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Shotcut, a free and open-source video editor, has reached the 17.02 release one day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.10. Shotcut is a cross-platform video editor developed on the MLT Multimedia Framework. Major features include support for a wide range of formats. No import required meaning native timeline editing. Blackmagic Design support for input and preview monitoring. ...

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How to Install LibreOffice 5.3 in Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04

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LibreOffice 5.3, a new stable series of the open-source office suite, was released today on February 1. The official binaries are available for download. And Ubuntu PPA will has built the packages soon. What’s New in LibreOffice 5.3: Many UI/UX improvements and the MUFFIN interfaces (Microsoft Ribbon UI) First source release of LibreOffice Online, that offers basic collaborative editing of ...

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Install the Latest Remmina 1.2.0 in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

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For those who want to install the latest Remmina 1.2.0, the default GTK+ remote desktop client, a core developer has made the new Remmina Snap app for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and higher. Remmina is a free and open-source remote desktop client written in GTK+, aiming to be useful for system administrators and travellers, who need to work with lots ...

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