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Quick Tip: Enable SSH service in Ubuntu 17.10

OpenSSH Service

This quick tutorial is going to show beginners how to enable the Secure Shell (SSH) service in Ubuntu 17.10. Ubuntu offers OpenSSH, OpenBSD Secure Shell, in its universe repository. It is a suite of security-related network-level utilities based on the SSH protocol. To install it, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or login to command console and run command: sudo apt-get install ...

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Kodi 17.5 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu via PPA

Kodi media center reached 17.5 release a day ago with several fixes to the Kodi 17. Changes in Kodi 17.5: Joysticks: Fix accelerometers preventing screensaver More robust way of handling audio output on variety of Android devices Fix playback of DVD file over network on Linux Update to FFmpeg 3.1.11 Fix up and down buttons on ir remotes with macOS ...

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Enable Slick 3D ‘Alt-Tab’ Task Switcher in Ubuntu 17.10

This quick tutorial will show you how to get a Windows Aero Flip 3D style ‘Alt+Tab’ task switcher in Ubuntu 17.10. While Ubuntu 17.10 has switched to Gnome Shell, this can be done easily via an Gnome Shell Extension called ‘Coverflow Alt-Tab’. First, if you’re first time installing a Gnome shell extension, you need to first enable its browser integration ...

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Qmmp 1.1.11 Released with Enhancement (How-to Install)

Qmmp, a Qt based audio player with winamp or xmms like interface, reached the 1.1.11 (and 0.10.11 for Qt4) release a day ago. Changes in Qmmp 1.1.11 and/or 0.10.11: added AAC mime types to the qmmp.desktop; added album artist support in the cue parsers; using game name as album tag in the gme plugin; fixed seeking in the mpris plugin; ...

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Quick Tip: Remove Trash Icon from Ubuntu 17.10 Desktop

For a neat and tidy desktop interface, some users even want to remove the ‘Trash’ desktop shortcut icon in Ubuntu 17.10. And this quick tutorial is going to show you how to do it in the default Ubuntu 17.10 (Gnome) desktop. 1. Open Ubuntu Software app, search for and install Gnome Tweaks, a simple graphical tool for configuring Gnome 3 ...

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Oracle VirtualBox 5.1.30 Released with A Few Fixes

Oracle VirtualBox got a new maintenance release earlier today. The new release features only a few fixes and translation updates. VirtualBox 5.1.30 release highlights: Fixed double mouse cursor when using mouse integration without Guest Additions on Mac OS hosts. Solaris hosts: allow increasing MTU size for host-only adapter to 9706 bytes to support jumbo frames Glibc 2.26 compile fix for ...

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SMPlayer 17.10.2 Released with Improvements (How to Install)

SMPlayer, an open-source graphical front-end for Mplayer and MPV, reached the 17.10.2 release earlier today. SMPlayer 17.10.2 is a small release with some performance improvements. Changes in the release include: New option in Preferences -> Network to select the preferred quality for streaming sites The audio equalizer is now disabled by default on Linux to prevent a no sound problem ...

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Matroska tools MKVToolNix 17.0.0 Released (How to Install)

Mkvmerge GUI

MKVToolNix 17.0.0 “Be Ur Friend”, a new release of the free and open source Matroska libraries and tools, was release yesterday with new features, enhancements, and various bug-fixes. MKVToolNix 17.0.0 release highlights: The word “timecode” has been changed to “timestamp” everywhere it was used in MKVToolNix. mkvextract’s command line interface has been changed to allow extraction of multiple items at ...

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Wine 2.19 Released with better Android Support

Wine running Windows apps on Linux

The Wine development 2.19 was released earlier today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu via its official repository. Wine 2.19 features supporting for 32-bit float audio on Android, named pipes now fully handled by the Wine server. supporting for a new Microsoft root certificate. more transform fixes in GdiPlus. some heap allocation optimizations, as well as a total of ...

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KeePass 2.37 Released with New Features and Improvements

KeePass 2 password manager reached the 2.37 release days ago with many new features and performance improvements. KeePass was Windows only application. Since the 2.x series, it’s working on Linux with Mono project. If you prefer a password manager with native Linux support, try KeePassXC. KeePass 2.37 release highlights: When creating a new database, KeePass now offers to print a ...

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