Mesa 17.0.0, the first year-based version, has been released

Mesa 17.0 has been announced yesterday at noon with OpenGL 4.5 capability, many big changes and improvements. Mesa 17.0.0 is the first release with the new year-based versioning system. Mesa-dev announced: As some of you have noticed we’ve skipped the 14-16 releases all together. Since Mesa has reached OpenGL 4.5 capability, as of Mesa 13.0.0, we decided to make a ...

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How to Install the Latest Mesa 13.0.4 in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

To play the some of the latest Steam game releases in Ubuntu, you may want to install the latest stable Mesa 13.0.4. The Ubuntu-X team PPA contains Mesa 13.0.4 for both Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 16.10. These packages are built against LLVM 3.9.1, which fixes some bugs for Radeon users. Mesa is an open-source implementation of the OpenGL, Vulkan and ...

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SMPlayer 17.2 Released with YouTube Fix [How-to-Install]

The SMPlayer media player has reached the 17.2 release a few days ago. Here’s how you can install it in Ubuntu and/or Linux Mint. SMPlayer 17.2 is a small release with following changes: Fix for YouTube The option to delete files from the disk in the playlist is back (enable it in Preferences -> Playlist -> Misc) The Linux package ...

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Vivaldi 1.7 Released with Built-in Screen Capture Tool

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The Vivaldi web browser has reached the 1.7 stable release one day ago, features a built-in screen capture tool. With Vivaldi 1.7, you can easily take a screenshot of full webpage or selection area using the camera icon from the Status Bar or with F2/⌘E quick commands and typing “Capture”. Screenshot can be saved on your disk or stored to ...

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Opera 43 Released, Make Web Pages Load Faster

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The Opera web browser has reached the new stable 43 release earlier today, the fastest version ever, brings instant page loading and Profile Guided Optimization (PGO). What’s New in Opera 43: Instant page loading is a new feature makes Opera predict which website you’re typing the address for. Once recognized, it begins loading the site in the background even before ...

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QupZilla Web Browser 2.1.0 Released! (64-bit AppImage)

QupZilla Web Browser

QupZilla, a lightweight QtWebEngine browser, has reached a new major 2.1 release one day ago with lots of fixes and some new features. QupZilla 2.1.0 brings back some features present in 1.8 version and also a number of completely new features. bring back spellcheck bring back support for printing bring back save page action + support multiple formats bring back ...

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GIMP 2.8.20 Stable Released! [Ubuntu PPA]

A new stable release for the GIMP 2.8 series, GIMP 2.8.20, has been released a few days ago with various bug-fixes. GIMP 2.8.20 features the fix to the weird initial user interface language selection on mac OS. Also, an annoying oscillating switching between different input devices has been fixed in Windows platforms. GIMP 2.8.20 changelog: Avoid D-Bus error message when ...

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Shotcut Video Editor 17.02 Released! [How-to-install]

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Shotcut, a free and open-source video editor, has reached the 17.02 release one day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.10. Shotcut is a cross-platform video editor developed on the MLT Multimedia Framework. Major features include support for a wide range of formats. No import required meaning native timeline editing. Blackmagic Design support for input and preview monitoring. ...

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KDE Plasma Desktop 5.9 Released

KDE Plasma 5.8

The KDE Plasma Desktop 5.9 was released one day ago with exciting new features. And the KDE Team announced that they will continue to provide bugfixes to Plasma 5.8 LTS. What’s New in KDE Plasma 5.9: Interactive previews to notifications. Drag and drop improvements throughout the desktop. Switch between windows in Task Manager using Meta + number shortcuts. A new ...

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How to Install LibreOffice 5.3 in Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04

LibreOffice 5.4

LibreOffice 5.3, a new stable series of the open-source office suite, was released today on February 1. The official binaries are available for download. And Ubuntu PPA will has built the packages soon. What’s New in LibreOffice 5.3: Many UI/UX improvements and the MUFFIN interfaces (Microsoft Ribbon UI) First source release of LibreOffice Online, that offers basic collaborative editing of ...

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