digiKam 5.5.0 Released, See What’s New & How to Install

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The digiKam photo management software 5.5.0 was released earlier today with several improvements in database interface. According to the release note, digiKam 5.5.0 features: threads management improvements to prevent CPU overload. improvements to the similarity tool a garbage collection for the digiKam databases. the database shrinking support for SQLite enhancements in the batch queue manager Watermark tool. database patch: ability ...

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Mozilla Firefox 52 Released [How-to-upgrade]

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Mozilla Firefox 52 was released one day ago. It has been made into main (updates & security) Ubuntu repositories for Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 16.10. The changelog in Firefox 52 includes: Added support for WebAssembly. Added automatic captive portal detection, for easier access to Wi-Fi hotspots. Implemented the Strict Secure Cookies specification. Added user warnings for ...

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Shotcut Video Editor 17.03 Released with Performance Updates

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Shotcut, free and open-source cross-platform video editor, has reached the 17.03 release a few days ago with performance and stability improvements. Shotcut 17.03 changelog: Converted the track toggle buttons to icons. Now, you can press Del or Backspace to delete a selected item in the Recent panel. Playback now pauses at the out point in the Source player. (After pause, ...

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How to Install MS Visual Studio Code in Ubuntu 16.04/16.10

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This quick tutorial is going to show you how to install Microsoft Visual Studio Code editor in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 18 by adding the official Microsoft VS code repository. Visual Studio Code is a lightweight but powerful source code editor which runs on your desktop and is available for Windows, macOS and Linux. It comes with built-in ...

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Blender 2.78c Released with Performance Updates [PPA]

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A ‘c’ version of Blender 2.78 was released yesterday on February 28 with mainly bug-fixes. Blender 2.78c changelog: Port all changes for automated Cycles testing Fix for wrong render result of hair with BVH motion steps Fix compilation error of GLSL viewport when using Light Path node Fix wrong Brick texture in material viewport Fix crash with material preview and ...

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How to Install Simple Screen Recorder Easily in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

Simple Screen Recorder is a Linux desktop screen recording application. It’s actually a pretty powerful program. It’s ‘simple’ in the sense that it’s easier to use than ffmpeg/avconv or VLC. Features of Simple Screen Recorder: Qt based user interface Faster than VLC and ffmpeg/avconv. Records the entire screen or part of it, or records OpenGL applications directly (similar to Fraps ...

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HandBrake 1.0.3 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu

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Handbrake, the popular open-source video transcoder, has reached the 1.0.3 release hours ago with various video / audio, and platform fixes. Handbrake 1.0.3 is a bug-fix release. According to the release note it brings fixes to: Fix H.264 decoding using Libav where the initial GOP was dropped Fix 2-pass x265 encoding where the source header incorrectly specifies frame rate Fix ...

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How to Install Komodo Edit 10.2 in Ubuntu 16.04 / 16.10

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This is a quick tutorial for beginners how to install the latest Komodo Edit (10.2.0 so far) in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and later. Komodo Edit is a free text editor for dynamic programming languages. It was introduced in January 2007 to complement ActiveState’s commercial Komodo IDE. As of version 4.3, Komodo Edit is built atop the Open Komodo project. ...

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Ubuntu 16.04: Enable GTK3 Header Bar in Nautilus File Browser

Do you like Client-Side Decorations, the GNOME 3 GTK header bars? Well, here’s how to enable GTK header bar in Nautilus file browser in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and higher. GtkHeaderBar is similar to a horizontal GtkBox. It allows children to be placed at the start or the end. In addition, it allows a title and subtitle to be displayed. ...

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Evernote Linux Client ‘NixNote’ 2.0 Goes Stable [How-to-Install]

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NixNote, an unofficial Evernote client for Linux, finally reached the 2.0 stable release. The developer announced that: In the immortal words of Homer J. Simpson, “WOOHOO!” NixNote 2.0 is up on SourceForge. After about 5 years I’m finally crazy enough to declare it out of beta. There are still issues (there will always be issues) but I think this is ...

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