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LibreOffice 5.2 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu

LibreOffice 5.3

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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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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How to Change Grub2 Boot Order in Ubuntu 16.04

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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

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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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