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Install Animated GIF Recorder ‘Peek’ in Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

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Peek is a simple GTK3 animated GIF screen recorder for Linux. With it, you can easily select and adjust screen area you want to record and record it into GIF, WebM, and MP4. The software uses FFmpeg and ImageMagick and runs on X11 or inside a GNOME Shell Wayland session using XWayland. Support for more Wayland desktops or Ubuntu Mir ...

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Qmmp 1.1.8 / 0.10.8 Releaed! How to Install it via PPA

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Qmmp, Qt-based Multimedia Player, has reached the 1.1.8 (Qt5) and 0.10.8 (Qt4) releases one day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu and Linux Mint. The both releases feature following bug-fixes: fixed PCM Wave support fixed Game Boy support in the gme plugin fixed Xing header detection in the mpeg plugin fixed output of the ‘–status’ command line option ...

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How to Install GTK3 Internet Radio App ‘Gradio’ in Ubuntu 16.04

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This is quick tutorial that shows how to install the open-source internet radio software Gradio 5 in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 18 via PPA. Gradio is a free and open-source GTK3 app for finding and listening to internet radio stations in Ubuntu Linux. The software features: Background playback Close to tray icon. Resume playback on startup Dark and ...

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How to Install FileZilla Client 3.25.0 in Ubuntu 16.10 via PPA

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The free FTP client FileZilla 3.25.0 was released a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.10. FileZilla 3.25 changes since the 3.24 release: OS X: The minimum required OS X version is now 10.9 OS X: Disable App Nap during transfers and other operations OS X: Downloaded updates are now stored in the Downloads directory OS ...

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How to Install MATE Desktop 1.18 in Ubuntu 16.04

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MATE Desktop, the classic Gnome 2 continuation, has reached the 1.18 release after 6 months of development. The entire MATE Desktop suite of applications and components is now GTK3+ only! MATE 1.18 release highlights: GTK3 >=3.14, all GTK2+ code has been dropped Completed the migration to GtkApplication from libunique Added libinput support for mouse and touchpad. Much improved accessibility support ...

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digiKam 5.5.0 Released, See What’s New & How to Install

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The digiKam photo management software 5.5.0 was released earlier today with several improvements in database interface. According to the release note, digiKam 5.5.0 features: threads management improvements to prevent CPU overload. improvements to the similarity tool a garbage collection for the digiKam databases. the database shrinking support for SQLite enhancements in the batch queue manager Watermark tool. database patch: ability ...

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Mozilla Firefox 52 Released [How-to-upgrade]

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Mozilla Firefox 52 was released one day ago. It has been made into main (updates & security) Ubuntu repositories for Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 16.10. The changelog in Firefox 52 includes: Added support for WebAssembly. Added automatic captive portal detection, for easier access to Wi-Fi hotspots. Implemented the Strict Secure Cookies specification. Added user warnings for ...

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Shotcut Video Editor 17.03 Released with Performance Updates

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Shotcut, free and open-source cross-platform video editor, has reached the 17.03 release a few days ago with performance and stability improvements. Shotcut 17.03 changelog: Converted the track toggle buttons to icons. Now, you can press Del or Backspace to delete a selected item in the Recent panel. Playback now pauses at the out point in the Source player. (After pause, ...

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How to Install MS Visual Studio Code in Ubuntu 16.04/16.10

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This quick tutorial is going to show you how to install Microsoft Visual Studio Code editor in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 18 by adding the official Microsoft VS code repository. Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. It comes with built-in ...

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Blender 2.78c Released with Performance Updates [PPA]

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A ‘c’ version of Blender 2.78 was released yesterday on February 28 with mainly bug-fixes. Blender 2.78c changelog: Port all changes for automated Cycles testing Fix for wrong render result of hair with BVH motion steps Fix compilation error of GLSL viewport when using Light Path node Fix wrong Brick texture in material viewport Fix crash with material preview and ...

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