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NVIDIA 375.20 Released with 1.19 Support [Ubuntu PPA]


The first stable driver release of NVIDIA 375 for Linux has been released. Here’s how to install it in all supported Ubuntu editions via PPA. NVIDIA 375.20 is the first stable Linux driver with support for GeForce GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti. This release also add support for Quadro M620, M5000 SE, M3000 SE GPUs, and support for xorg-server 1.19. ...

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How to Enable Low Graphics Mode in Ubuntu 16.04 Unity 7

For those running Ubuntu Desktop in a virtualised environment, or a Ubuntu computer is being controlled remotely over VNC, RDP etc, Low Graphics Mode can be enabled to reduce the overhead and speed up the user’s experience. Ubuntu 7 has a low graphics mode for a long time, it reduces the amount of visual effects: Reducing the amount of animation ...

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How to Install Shotcut Video Editor 16.11 in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

The Shotcut video editor software has reached the 16.11 release, here’s quick tip for how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10. Shotcut is a free, open source, and cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Major features include support for a wide range of formats, no import required meaning native timeline editing, Blackmagic Design support for input ...

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Qmmp Audio Player 1.1.5 / 0.10.5 Adds FFmpeg 3.2 Support

Qmmp Qt Multi Media Player

Qmmp, a Qt-based multimedia player with Winamp like interface, has just reached the 1.1.5 (for Qt5) and 0.10.5 (for Qt4) release. Qmmp 1.1.5 and 0.10.5 adds support for FFmpeg 3.2, and also fixes following bugs: fix file downloading issue in the http plugin; fix directory selection in the qsui plugin; fix possible segmentation fault; fix command line option ‘–pl-repeat-toggle’; fix ...

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digiKam 5.3.0 Released, Linux AppImage Available for Download

digiKam 5

The digiKam photo management software has reached the 5.3.0 release a few days ago. AppImage bundle for Linux users now is available. AppImage is an open-source project dedicated to provide a simple way to distribute portable software as compressed binary file, that standard user can run as well, without to install special dependencies. All is included into the bundle, as ...

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How to Install Budgie Desktop in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

Ubuntu Budgie now is an official Ubuntu flavor. For those who want to try this Gnome 3 based desktop environment, here is how to install Budgie Desktop in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10. Also a complete uninstall guide is available. Budgie Desktop is a modern desktop features heavy integration with the GNOME stack. It’s the default desktop environment of Ubuntu Budgie ...

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Claws Mail 3.14.1 Released, How to Install in Ubuntu 16.04

Claws Mail, the fast, lightweight, and GTK+ based email client has reached the 3.14.1 release one day ago with some new features, various fixes, and translation updates. Claws Mail 3.14.1 brings two new hidden preferences: ‘hide_timezone’ and ‘rewrite_first_from’. While the first one is to set the timezone of date fields sent over the network to the unknown timezone value as ...

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[Quick Tip] Move Left Launcher to Bottom in Ubuntu 16.10 Unity

Since Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Canonical offers the ability to move the position of Unity’s Left Launcher, though it can be only moved to the bottom of screen. And this quick tutorial is going to show you how to move the Left Launcher to bottom in Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety. 1. Open Ubuntu Software, search for and install Unity Tweak Tool, a ...

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How to Install FFmpeg 3.2 via PPA in Ubuntu 16.04


The latest FFmpeg multimedia framework has reached the 3.2 release a few days ago. Here’s how to easily install it in Ubuntu 16.04 via PPA repository. FFmpeg 3.2 is so far the latest stable release contains up-to-date library versions like libavutil 55.34.100, libavcodec 57.64.100, libavformat 57.56.100, libavdevice 57.1.100, libavfilter 6.65.100, libavresample 3.1.0, libswscale 4.2.100, libswresample 2.3.100, and libpostproc 54.1.100. See ...

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Configure On Screen Notification Bubbles in Ubuntu 16.10

Boring with the default notification bubbles and want a change? A patched version of Notify OSD, Canonical’s on-screen notification agent, is available and allows you to customize the pop-up bubbles via a simple graphical tool. With it, you can: Move notification bubble position. Notification display time out. Click to close the bubble. Change background color, opacity Configure bubble width, icon ...

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