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MKVToolNix 18.0.0 Released with Performance Improvements

Mkvmerge GUI

MKVToolNix, free and open-source Matroska libraries and tools, reached 18.0.0 release with some small bug-fixes and a couple of performance improvements. Changes in MKVToolNix 18.0.0 include: When building with clang >= v3.8.0 or mingw >= 7.2.0, configure will no longer restrict optimization flags to -O1 and use -O3 again. Stack protection is enabled when building with clang 3.5.0 or newer ...

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Kodi 17.6 – The Last for v17 “Krypton” Released (How to Install)

Kodi media center reached the 17.6 release earlier today with a few changes. The development now is focused on Kodi 18 “Leia”. As the last bug-fix release for v17 “Krypton”, Kodi 17.6 contains only a few changes: Fix possible crash in controller dialog Update standard scrapers to lastest version available on release Fix possible connection issues with internal webserver Fix ...

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Linux Twitter App ‘Corebird’ Reached 1.7.2 (How to Install)

Corebird, a native GTK+ twitter client for the Linux desktop, got an update a few hours ago with some bug-fixes and translation updates. Changes in Corebird 1.7.2: Fix window cancel button label mixup Fix potential crash when composing a tweet Fix abort when trying to detect emoji support Fix spell checking Update translations How to Install Corebird 1.7.2 in Ubuntu: ...

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NVIDIA 387.22 Driver Adds GTX 1070Ti Support (How to Install)


NVIDIA released the 387.22 driver earlier today in its short-lived driver series for Linux. NVIDIA 378.22 features: New GPU support: GTX 1070Ti. Added an nvidia.ko kernel module parameter to enable experimental handling of laptop backlight brightness through /sys/class/backlight/. Added G-SYNC to all supported Vulkan swapchains for Maxwell and up. Various other improvements and bug-fixes. See here for details. How to ...

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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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