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How to Install Latest Mkvmerge GUI in Ubuntu

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MKVToolNix, is a set of tools (e.g. mkvmerge gui, mkvinfo) to create, alter and inspect Matroska files under Linux. As both Matroska and MKVToolNix are under heavy development here’s how to install the latest release from its official repository and keep it up-to-date through Software Updater. 1. Add MKVToolNix repository MKVToolNix repository so far supports Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Linux ...

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How to Install Sublime Text 2 or 3 in Ubuntu 15.04

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Sublime Text is a cross-platform text and source code editor with a Python API. It is a sophisticated text editor for code, markup and prose. Its functionality is extendable with plugins. Most of the extending packages have free-software licenses and are community-built and maintained. Sublime Text features: “Goto Anything,” quick navigation to files, symbols, or lines “Command palette” uses adaptive ...

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How to Close Notifications on Click in Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10

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When a notification bubble pops up in Ubuntu Unity desktop, you have to wait a few seconds until it disappears automatically. This tutorial is going to show you how to configure Unity’s notify-OSD, so that you can easily close the notification bubbles by simple mouse-clicking on them. 1. To get started, first install a graphical tool for configuring notify-OSD. Open ...

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How to Install Skype 4.3 in Ubuntu 15.04

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Canonical Partners repository finally adds support for Ubuntu 15.04. Here’s how to enable the repository and install Skype 4.3 in Vivid Vervet 1. Enable Canonical Partners Repository: The partner repository offer access to proprietary and closed-source software and are not enabled by default. To enable it, launch Software & Updates from the Unity Dash, go to Other Software tab. Check ...

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How to Create A Live Ubuntu System on USB Stick

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This tutorial shows how to burn an Ubuntu .iso image into an USB stick, so you can boot into Live Ubuntu system by plugging it in any computer. An Ubuntu Live-USB is useful when your machine won’t boot. With it, you can: install Ubuntu on a computer re-install/restore Grub bootloader when you get boot errors e.g. “Grub rescue>”, “Error 17”. ...

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How to Change Hostname / Computer Name in Ubuntu 15.04

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This is a quick tutorial for Ubuntu Desktop and Server users who want to temporarily or permanently change their hostnames or computer names. Change Hostname temporarily: Log in to command console, or open terminal from the Dash/Menu or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T, and run: sudo hostname NEW_NAME_HERE Above command changes the hostname until next reboot. The change won’t be visible immediately ...

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Install Oracle Java 9 in Ubuntu 15.04/14.10/14.04/12.04

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This is a quick tutorial shows how you can easily install Oracle Java 9, early access release so far, in current supported Ubuntu releases and derivatives, including Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 10.04, Linux Mint 13/17. NOTE: Oracle Java 9 is still in early access release, it may have bugs and it might not include the ...

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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

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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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