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Fullscreen Word Processor ‘Focus Writer’ 1.6.6 Released with Fixes

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Focus Writer, a simple open-source full-screen word processor, reached the 1.6.6 release days ago with some bug-fixes and translation updates. FocusWriter supports TXT, basic RTF, and basic ODT files. It allows you to customize your environment by creating themes that control the font, colors, and background image to add ambiance. It also features on-the-fly updating statistics, daily goals, multiple open ...

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How to Install LibreOffice 5.4 via Official PPA in Ubuntu

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The Libreoffice office suite reached the new major 5.4 release 3 days ago. Now it’s available in the official backports PPA for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Linux Mint 18.x, and their derivatives. What’s new in LibreOffice 5.4: a new standard color palette improved file format compatibility importing PDFs now yield much better quality support for OpenPGP ...

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Gscan2pdf 1.8.4 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu

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Gscan2pdf, a graphical tool to produce PDFs or DjVus from scanned documents, has reached the 1.8.4 release hours ago. Several bugs has been fixed in the release. Gscan2pdf is an open-source tool for Linux that features: Compatible with any SANE-capable scanner Crop, threshold & clean up scan Reorder pages via DND Write multi-page scan to PDF, DjVu or TIFF Write ...

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Oracle VirtualBox 5.1.26 Released with Audio / Network fixes

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A new maintenance release of Virtualbox 5.1 series, Virtualbox 5.1.26, was released hours ago with various bug fixes to audio, Linux network interface, etc. Virtualbox 5.1.26 changelog: VMM: reset the TSC on VM reset to work around a Windows bug Audio: fixed memory leak when enabled with VRDP connections Audio: fixed creation of too many sound sinks on Linux hosts ...

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PyCharm 2017.2 Released with SSH Agent (How-to Install)

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PyCharm IDE has reached the new major 2017.2 release last night. The new release features Docker Compose support on Windows, SSH Agent, Azure Databases, and Amazon Redshift support. PyCharm 2017.2 features: Small improvements for editing Python files Docker Compose is supported on Windows (only for professional) Support SSH Agent to handle SSH private keys. (only for Professional) Database tools fully ...

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Nvidia 384.59 Released with GT 1030, MX150 Support

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The latest long lived Nvidia driver series for Linux has reached the 384.59 release. It features new GPUs GeForce GT 1030 and GeForce MX150 support and various bug-fixes. More changes in NVIDIA 384.59: Fixed stereo eye assignment not applied in the nvidia-settings. Fixed hibernate to hang during suspend when SLI enabled. Fixed OpenGL applications crashes Fixed that sometimes OpenGL applications ...

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MKVToolNix 14.0.0 Released with New Features and Bug Fixes

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MKVToolNix 14.0.0, a new release of the free and open source Matroska libraries and tools, was release a day ago with new features, enhancements, and various bug-fixes. New features and enhancements in MKVToolNix 14.0.0: mkvmerge: AAC: implemented support for AAC with 960 samples per frame. mkvmerge: identification: if the encoding/character set of a text subtitle track is known (e.g. because ...

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Wine 2.13 released, How to Install it in Ubuntu

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The Wine development release has reached version 2.13 a few days ago with some new features, performance improvements and a total of 33 bug-fixes. What’s New in Wine 2.13: Unicode data updated to Unicode 10.0.0. Nicer looking default mouse cursors. Persistent connections support in WinHTTP. Message Framing protocol support in WebServices. Improved metafile support in GdiPlus. Debug registers support in ...

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Install Plex Media Server easily via Snap in Ubuntu 16.04 / Higher

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Plex media server now is easy to install in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, and their derivatives via Snap app. Install it either from Ubuntu Software or via snap command, and it will be updated automatically. Plex organizes all of your personal media so you can easily access and enjoy it through a web UI over the network. Or ...

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Wireshark Reached New Stable 2.4.0 Release (How-to-Install)

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Wireshark, the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer, has reached the new stable 2.4.0 release one day ago on this Wednesday with many new features, a large number of new protocol support, and more. New Features in Wireshark 2.4.0 include: Experimental 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Installers (.msi) are available. Disable the legacy (GTK+) UI by default in the both Windows ...

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