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Install Darktable 1.6.4 in Ubuntu 14.10/Linux Mint 17

install darktable Ubuntu 14.04

A new release of Darktable, an open source photo workflow software, was announced a few days ago with various improvements, new camera support and translation updates. Darktable 1.6.4 changelog, according to the release note: General improvements: major rawspeed update facebook exporter update (first authentication usability should be much better now) first run opencl benchmark to prevent opencl auto-activation if GPU ...

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Install Latest Qmmp Qt Music Player in Ubuntu 15.04


Qmmp is an open-source qt-based music player with a Winamp-like user interface. It plays most common audio formats and supports XMMS and Winamp 2.x skins, mms, MPRIS, lyrics, CD playback, CUE sheet, etc. Qmmp works on Windows and Linux. While Ubuntu repositories provide an old version, here’s how to install the latest Qmmp 0.8.4 and keep it up-to-date in Ubuntu ...

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Install Latest digiKam 4.9.0 in Ubuntu 14.04/Linux Mint 17


digiKam, free and open-source image organizer and tag editor, has reached the 4.9.0 release. While Ubuntu repositories provide very old versions in Software Center, here is how to install/upgrade the latest release in Ubuntu 14.04 or Linux Mint 17 from PPA. digiKam 4.9.0 is a bug-fix release that fixes below issues: Crash while applying lensfun distortion correction Face recognition makes ...

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Install and Use Privacy Indicator in Ubuntu 15.04


Privacy Indicator is a simple indicator applet on Unity panel system tray area that allows you to quickly change user’s privacy settings and clear caches. As below picture shows, the indicator allows to enable and/or disable: Amazon search results in the Unity Dash. Record file and application usage. Store HUD usage data. Use Ubuntu GeoIP service. Show current username in ...

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How to Install The Latest GIMP Image Editor in Ubuntu 14.04/14.10


GIMP, an open-source image editor, is a best Linux alternative to Adobe Photoshop. GIMP is available in Ubuntu Software Center, but Canonical doesn’t provide future updates for the software. If you want the latest version of GIMP and always keep it up-to-date, you have to add a PPA repository in your system and below is how-to: 1. Open terminal from ...

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How to Install Blender 2.74 in Ubuntu 14.04/Linux Mint 17

Blender 2.74

A new stable release of the professional free and open-source 3D graphics software, Blender 2.74, was announced by the Blender Foundation and the online developer community a few days ago at the end of March. Here are the release highlights according to the release note: Cycles got several precision, noise, speed, memory improvements, new Pointiness attribute. Viewport has new cool ...

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How to Speed up Application Search in the Unity Dash


Running Ubuntu on an old laptop? Well, you may found that the Dash for searching files and installed applications is a little slow and heavy. Here I’m going to show you how to speed up the Dash by disabling unwanted search results and doing a little tweak on graphics settings. 1. Disable undesired search results. First, you may install Dconf ...

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Easily Eject/Close CD-Rom Tray in Ubuntu via Keyboard Shortcut


Without pushing the physical eject button, here’s how to easily toggle (eject/close) your CD-Rom tray via keyboard shortcut or hotkey in Ubuntu. In Ubuntu Linux, we can use eject command to eject CD-Rom tray, eject -t command to close, and eject -T to toggle (if open, close and if closed, open) CD-Rom tray. For those who hate Linux command, toggle ...

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How to Install MineCraft in Ubuntu 15.04


This quick tutorial shows how to install Minecraft in Ubuntu 15.04 properly (i.e., create symbolic link and launcher), while minecraft website only provides a java archive for download. Thanks to Cassidy James, an installer script has been made into PPA that automatically downloads the game archive from Mojang’s servers and installs it on your Ubuntu properly by adding a software ...

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How to Install Google Earth in Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit


Installing Google Earth in Ubuntu is quite easy because there are .deb packages available for download in Google website. All Ubuntu users have to do is grab a .deb package and install it via Ubuntu Software Center. However, the 64-bit .deb package requires ia32-libs, while the package is not available in Ubuntu 15.04 repositories. The correct way to install these ...

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