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Wine 1.9.16 Released with JavaScript and Direct3D Improvements

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Wine 1.9.16, a new development release of the open-source compatibility layer software for running Windows apps, was released one day ago. Wine 1.9.16 brings performance improvements to JavaScript and GDI, better 64-bit binary compatibility on macOS, more Direct3D command stream and shader instructions improvements, and a total of 43 bug-fixes. See more at winehq.org. How to Install Wine 1.9.16 in ...

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LibreOffice 5.2 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu

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The Document Foundation announced the release of LibreOffice 5.2 hours ago, a feature-rich new major release of the open-source office suite. Berlin, August 3, 2016 – The Document Foundation announces LibreOffice 5.2, a feature-rich major release of the best free office suite ever created – targeted to early adopters and power users – with several user interface improvements and enterprise ...

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Supports for Ubuntu 15.10 Ends Today

Ubuntu 15.10 End of Life

Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf has reached the end of its life today. The desktop users will no longer receive security notices, critical fixes, or updated packages. Ubuntu team announced a few weeks ago: Ubuntu announced its 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) release almost 9 months ago, on October 22, 2015. As a non-LTS release, 15.10 has a 9-month month support cycle and, ...

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Install Gmail & Google Inbox Client ‘Wmail’ in Ubuntu 16.04

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Wmail is an open-source desktop client for Gmail and Google Inbox that works on Linux, Windows, and OS X. Wmail adds loads of features that mail on the web misses making your mail feel right at home on your computer. It’s easy to use, fast and has all the features you’re already enjoying on the web Wmail client features: Multiple ...

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Wine 1.9.15 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu

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Wine, an open-source compatibility layer software for running Windows apps in Linux, has now reached the 1.9.15 development release. Wine 1.9.15 brings more shader instructions support in Direct 3D, performance improvements in GDI, better multi-joystick support on OS X, Active Scripting improvements, additional stream support in the C++ runtime, and a total of 22 bug-fixes. For a complete of changes, ...

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Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS Has Been Released

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS

The Ubuntu team has just announced the release of Ubuntu 16.04.1, the first point release of 16.04 LTS. The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated ...

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Oracle VirtualBox Reaches New Major 5.1 Release

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Oracle VirtualBox 5.1, a new major update, has been released on this Tuesday, July 12. Virtualbox 5.1 features overall migration to Qt5, better support for Python 3, HDA (High Definition Audio) support for newer Linux guests, various VMM improvements, and many other improvements and bug-fixes. Here are the full changes from the Virutalbox Changlog: New Features: VMM: new APIC and ...

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[How to Upgrade] Mozilla Firefox 47 Released

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Mozilla Firefox web browser has recently reached the 47.0 release, available for upgrade in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and Ubuntu 15.10. New Features in Firefox 47.0: Support for Google’s Widevine CDM on Windows and Mac OS X. Enable VP9 video codec for users with fast machines. Embedded YouTube videos now play with HTML5 video if Flash is not ...

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DigiKam 4.13.0 Released, How to Install / Upgrade

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The open-source photo management software digiKam 4.13.0 has been released yesterday with various bug-fixes. KF5 port is still under process. Philip Johnsson is maintaining PPAs with the latest digiKam packages for Ubuntu 14.04 (both KDE 4.13 & 4.14) and Ubuntu 15.04. Below is how to install or upgrade to digiKam 4.13.0 via the PPA. 1. Add digiKam PPA – open ...

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How-to Install/Upgrade to digiKam 4.10 in (K)Ubuntu 15.04

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The open-source photo management software, digiKam 4.10.0, has been released last night with some bug fixes from Maik Qualmann who is maintaining KDE4 version while KF5 port is under progress. Here’s the full list of bugs fixed in digiKam 4.10.0: FILEIO : add non-rgb TIFF files support [patch] Crash when moving tags by D&D Can’t find Dutch translations of documentation ...

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