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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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How to Install Simple Screen Recorder Easily in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

Simple Screen Recorder is a Linux desktop screen recording application. It’s actually a pretty powerful program. It’s ‘simple’ in the sense that it’s easier to use than ffmpeg/avconv or VLC. Features of Simple Screen Recorder: Qt based user interface Faster than VLC and ffmpeg/avconv. Records the entire screen or part of it, or records OpenGL applications directly (similar to Fraps ...

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HandBrake 1.0.3 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu

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Handbrake, the popular open-source video transcoder, has reached the 1.0.3 release hours ago with various video / audio, and platform fixes. Handbrake 1.0.3 is a bug-fix release. According to the release note it brings fixes to: Fix H.264 decoding using Libav where the initial GOP was dropped Fix 2-pass x265 encoding where the source header incorrectly specifies frame rate Fix ...

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How to Install Komodo Edit 10.2 in Ubuntu 16.04 / 16.10

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This is a quick tutorial for beginners how to install the latest Komodo Edit (10.2.0 so far) in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and later. Komodo Edit is a free text editor for dynamic programming languages. It was introduced in January 2007 to complement ActiveState’s commercial Komodo IDE. As of version 4.3, Komodo Edit is built atop the Open Komodo project. ...

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Ubuntu 16.04: Enable GTK3 Header Bar in Nautilus File Browser

Do you like Client-Side Decorations, the GNOME 3 GTK header bars? Well, here’s how to enable GTK header bar in Nautilus file browser in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and higher. GtkHeaderBar is similar to a horizontal GtkBox. It allows children to be placed at the start or the end. In addition, it allows a title and subtitle to be displayed. ...

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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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