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How to Install Simple Weather Indicator in Ubuntu 16.04

Simple Weather Indicator is a simple indicator applet for Ubuntu Unity and Gnome 3 Desktop that automatically detects user’s location and displays current temperature on panel. Simple weather indicator is a simple indicator to get weather temperature automatically. It calls two web services to detect location and gets weather temperature. Then it displays in the small indicator for users. Weather ...

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Sayonara Music Player 0.9.2 Released, How to Install in Ubuntu 16.04

Sayonara Music Player

The lightweight Sayonara music player has reached the 0.9.2 release with some new features and bug-fixes. Sayonara is a lightweight Linux audio player written in C++ with the Qt framework, it uses Gstreamer as audio backend. Though it’s small in size and low in CPU and memory usage, Sayonara holds a lot of features like: Manage large music library ID3-tag ...

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Opera 40 Released with A Free and Built-in VPN

Opera web browser

Opera web browser has just reached the 40 stable release a few hours ago. Features new free, unlimited, no-log built-in VPN service. Today, we launch Opera 40 with our new free, unlimited, no-log browser VPN service. With this launch, Opera becomes the first major browser to release a built-in VPN service. When turned on, the browser VPN creates a secure ...

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How to Install CodeLite IDE 9.2 in Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04


While Ubuntu offers old versions of CodeLite in its main archive, here’s how to install the latest CodeLite IDE 9.2 in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 18, 17. CodeLite 9.2 so far is the latest stable release of the C, C++, PHP and Node.js IDE. It comes with a large list of improvements and bug fixes. See release note ...

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Avidemux 2.6.14 Released, How to install in Ubuntu 16.04


Avidemux video editor has reached the 2.6.14 release a few hours ago with translation updates, platform fixes, and following changes. Avidemux 2.6.14 release highlights: Qt version now automatically check if a new version is available (can be disabled in Preference) Decoding: Deal with corrupted stream in a nicer way (H264/TS) Decoding: Enable lagarith Decoding: Support for flac through libavcodec VDPAU: ...

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Wine 1.9.19 Released with Initial Bus Driver for HID

Wine running Windows apps on Linux

The development series for the next stable Wine 2.0 has now reached the Wine 1.9.19 release. What’s new in Wine 1.9.19: Initial version of a udev bus driver for HID. Various improvements in joystick support. Initial implementation of DC rendering in Direct2D. Improved metafile support in GDI+. And a total of 19 bugs has been fixed in this release. See ...

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How to Install TeX Live 2016 in Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04

Quick tutorial for those who want to install the latest TeX Live 2016 in Ubuntu 16.04 or Ubuntu 14.04 LTS via PPA. What’s new in TeX Live 2016: GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) is used for file verification for update security. There are a lot of changes in LuaTeX backend. pdfTeX and XeTeX got new primitives (fundamental commands). MetaFont got experimental ...

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How to Install SMPlayer 13.9 in Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18


SMPlayer, the graphical front-end for MPlayer and mpv, has reached the 13.9 release a few days ago. SMPlayer 13.9 features option to send audio to specified device, return to Qt4 in Linux due to some Qt5 bugs. There are also a few improvements on the playlist: ability to hide any column (right click to see the options) a new search ...

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VirtualBox 5.1.6 Brings Kernel 4.8 Fix [How-to Install]


Oracle VirtualBox 5.1.6, the third maintenance release for the 5.1 series, has been released with Linux 4.8 fixes for kernel display driver issues, various fixes to the Linux installer/additions packages, microphone input support, GUI, etc. VirtualBox 5.1.6 Changelog: GUI: fixed issue with opening ‘.vbox’ files and it’s aliases GUI: keyboard grabbing fixes GUI: fix for passing through Ctrl + mouse-click ...

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Vim 8.0 Released! How to install it in Ubuntu 16.04


Vim (Vi Improved) text editor has reached the 8.0 release, the first major Vim release in ten years. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04 via PPA. Vim 8.0 brings some interesting new features, many small improvements and lots of bug fixes. Here are some of them: Asynchronous I/O support, channels, JSON Jobs Timers Partials, Lambdas and ...

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