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Record Ubuntu Desktop in Animated GIF with Silentcast

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Silentcast is a graphical tool for recording your Linux desktop in an animated gif. By providing an easy-to-follow wizard, it makes recording easier. With Silentcast, you can: Record screencasts in gif, webm, mp4 Record fullscreen, a select window, or a select area. Auto-resize selected window to a given Width and Height. After you clicking Stop icon on System Tray, a ...

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How to Install / Upgrade to Kernel 3.19.2 in Ubuntu

Upgrade Linux Kernel in Ubuntu

The latest Linux Kernel 3.19.2 was announced yesterday morning by Greg Kroah-Hartman. All users of Kernel 3.19 series are urged to upgrade as soon as possible. According to the release note, Linux 3.19.2 mainly brings: improvements for x86 and PowePC architectures fixes and enhancements for the IPv6 and IPv4 network protocols improvements for the GFS2, NILFS2, eCryptfs, and NFS file ...

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Install Latest Intel Graphics Driver in Ubuntu 14.10

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Intel just announced a new release of its graphics installer application for Linux, added support for Ubuntu 14.10 and removed support for Ubuntu 14.04. The Intel® Graphics Installer for Linux* allows you to easily install the latest graphics and video drivers for your Intel graphics hardware. This allows you to stay current with the latest enhancements, optimizations, and fixes to ...

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Install Yarock Music Player 1.0.1 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint

Yarock Music Player

Yarock is Linux native music player written in C++ using Qt and Phonon multimedia framework. It’s designed to provide an easy and pretty music collection browser based on cover art. Yarock player features: Music collection database (SQLite 3) Browse your local music collection based on cover art Easy search and filter music collection Manage favorites item (album, artist) Play music ...

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Install ‘GNOME 2’ MATE Desktop in Ubuntu 14.10, 14.04

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For Ubuntu users who prefer the classic Gnome 2 Desktop but not satisfied with Gnome Fallback session, MATE Desktop may be a good alternative. The MATE Desktop Environment is the continuation of GNOME 2, which is under active development to add support for new technologies while preserving a traditional desktop experience. MATE Desktop is available via the official repositories for ...

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How to Install Strategy Game 0 A.D. Alpha 18 in Ubuntu

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Wildfire Games recently announced the eighteenth alpha version of its real-time strategy game 0 A.D. The code name is Rhododactylos. The new release comes with some new features: Nomad Game Mode: Players start with only some citizen soldiers and female citizens, and no civil center, and must build a base from scratch. In-Game Technology Tree: Allows players to see which ...

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Upgrade to Xfce 4.12 in XUbuntu 14.04/Linux Mint 17

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Xfce team recently announced the Xfce Desktop 4.12, a new stable release that supersedes Xfce 4.10. The new release comes after 2 years and 10 months of work and features: Alt+Tab dialog with optional windows preview and a list mode (Settings Manager -> Window Manager Tweaks) Xfce panel intelligently hide and GTK3 plugins support. Better multi-monitor support. Allow set different ...

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Install BirdFont Font Editor 2.2.0 in Ubuntu

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BirdFont font editor reached the 2.2.0 release on 09 Mar 2015. Here’s the changes and how-to-install/upgrade instructions. BirdFont is a free font editor that lets you create vector graphics and export TTF, EOT & SVG fonts. It is developed by Johan Mattsson with a good number of people contributing translations and patches. The editor is written in Vala and has ...

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Disable Advertisements in Ubuntu 14.04 Dash Results

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As you’ve probably already noticed, Ubuntu shows Amazon ads in Unity Dash search results. Here is the quick guide how to disable it in Ubuntu. First open System Setting on the Launcher, then click Security & Privacy. Under Search tab, turn off “When searching in the dash: Include online search results” Just so easy!

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Install Opera Clone ‘Otter Browser’ in Ubuntu 14.04

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Otter Browser is a free and open-source project aiming to recreate classic Opera (12.x) UI using Qt5. The last update of Opera for Linux was 1 year ago, and there probably won’t be a new release. Does Opera abandon the Linux platform ? Clearly, it does! See the Hacker News. Now Otter Browser may be a good choice for Opera ...

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