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Install KDE Plasma Desktop 5.8.5 in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

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The latest KDE Plasma Desktop 5.8.5 was finally made into Kubuntu Backports PPA several hours ago, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10 and derivatives. Plasma 5.8.5 is a bug-fix release for the 5.8 LTS series that features: Notice when the only screen changes. Revert ‘Do not ask for root permissions when it’s unnecessary’, it caused problems with adding a new ...

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HandBrake 1.0.0 Released After 13 Years of Development

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HandBrake, an popular and open-source video transcoder, has reached the 1.0.0 release after more than 13 years of development. HandBrake 1.0.0 brings a huge list of changes. Here are some of them: New online documentation at https://handbrake.fr/docs Completely overhauled the official presets New JSON-based preset system including command line support New JSON-based API for interacting with libhb Improvements to audio/video ...

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How to Install Darktable 2.2 in Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18

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The Darktable RAW photo workflow software has reached the new 2.2 stable series. Here’s how to install or upgrade it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and/or Linux Mint 18. What’s new in Darktable 2.2: Add new automatic perspective correction module Liquify tool for all your fancy pixel moving A new image module to use a Color Look Up Table (CLUT) ...

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Vivaldi Browser 1.5 Released with Philips Hue Color Lights Integration

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The Vivaldi web browser 1.5 was released a few days ago with new and improved tab functionality, reader mode, a smart-home lighting integration, and many other changes. What’s New in Vivaldi 1.5: 1. New and improved tab management: You can now select multiple tabs, apply commands to them in bulk, and drag the selected tabs into stacks. You can even ...

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Avidemux Video Editor 2.6.15 Released [Ubuntu PPA]

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Avidemux video editor has recently reached the 2.6.15 release with hardware decoding / encoding improvements and usability fixes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 16.10. Changes in Avidemux 2.6.15: Added support for HEVC/VC1 with libVA Experimental Dxva2 video decoder + Dxva2/D3D display engine (Windows) Added FDK-AAC as encoder Added reload default settings Allow minimizing to tray ...

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NVIDIA 375.20 Released with X.org 1.19 Support [Ubuntu PPA]

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The first stable driver release of NVIDIA 375 for Linux has been released. Here’s how to install it in all supported Ubuntu editions via PPA. NVIDIA 375.20 is the first stable Linux driver with support for GeForce GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti. This release also add support for Quadro M620, M5000 SE, M3000 SE GPUs, and support for xorg-server 1.19. ...

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How to Enable Low Graphics Mode in Ubuntu 16.04 Unity 7

For those running Ubuntu Desktop in a virtualised environment, or a Ubuntu computer is being controlled remotely over VNC, RDP etc, Low Graphics Mode can be enabled to reduce the overhead and speed up the user’s experience. Ubuntu 7 has a low graphics mode for a long time, it reduces the amount of visual effects: Reducing the amount of animation ...

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How to Install Shotcut Video Editor 16.11 in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

The Shotcut video editor software has reached the 16.11 release, here’s quick tip for how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10. Shotcut is a free, open source, and cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Major features include support for a wide range of formats, no import required meaning native timeline editing, Blackmagic Design support for input ...

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Qmmp Audio Player 1.1.5 / 0.10.5 Adds FFmpeg 3.2 Support

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Qmmp, a Qt-based multimedia player with Winamp like interface, has just reached the 1.1.5 (for Qt5) and 0.10.5 (for Qt4) release. Qmmp 1.1.5 and 0.10.5 adds support for FFmpeg 3.2, and also fixes following bugs: fix file downloading issue in the http plugin; fix directory selection in the qsui plugin; fix possible segmentation fault; fix command line option ‘–pl-repeat-toggle’; fix ...

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digiKam 5.3.0 Released, Linux AppImage Available for Download

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The digiKam photo management software has reached the 5.3.0 release a few days ago. AppImage bundle for Linux users now is available. AppImage is an open-source project dedicated to provide a simple way to distribute portable software as compressed binary file, that standard user can run as well, without to install special dependencies. All is included into the bundle, as ...

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