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The latest Inkscape 0.9.22 has been released at 07 August 2017. This release comes with more stability, a lot of fixes, and contribution is now easier because Inkscape development has been moved to GitLab. This article also includes a PPA to install Inkscape 0.9.22 for Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04, until 17.10 Artful Aardvark. Now time to install it and enjoy!

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Continuing Part 1, here's Preview Part 2 covering features & applications of Ubuntu 17.10 Alpha 2. While on Part 1 you see the desktop appearance, you'll see here its memory consumption, default apps, base system details, GNOME 3.24, and how easy Google Drive sync on Artful file manager. Keep in mind that this preview is based on pre-release version so there's probability the final version will have difference.

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Ubuntu 17.10 "Artful Aardvark" is currently in pre-release stage (development version) and planned to be released on October 2017. This release would bring huge changes to mention some: changing user interface from Unity to GNOME, login screen from LightDM to GDM, many functional changes, and a still-unknown new future. I write this article as part one to give you overview about how Artful desktop looks. I wish the best and better future for Ubuntu by heading to this direction.

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LibreOffice 5.4 has been released at Friday 28 July 2017. This is the last release for 5.x family of LibreOffice. You can use tutorial below to install 5.4 on your Ubuntu system, or use the Flatpak way to upgrade. LibreOffice is a great free software replacement for Microsoft Office, with support for both OpenDocument and OOXML document formats. Be happy with the latest 5.4 release!

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During apt-get update command, your system downloading many index files including Translation. This could be disabled and it would save your bandwidth and also the command would run faster, because huge Translation files are no longer downloaded. The steps to do are simple like below.

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We talk a lot about the different features and perks of various operating systems and the programs that work on them. There's often a decent amount of coherence between similar systems (or even similar versions of the same systems). But there’s one area that one Linux system vs. another, or Ubuntu vs. Windows can bring about problems, and that's gaming.

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Historically speaking, online and mobile games work better on some platforms than others. That isn’t to say there’s not plenty of crossover, particularly when it comes to mobile. The app stores for Android and iOS devices have a great deal of overlap in regard to games. But in general some systems work better for games than others—to the point that it’s not surprising to see conversations about the best Linux systems for gaming, or the best Ubuntu game offerings.

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Do you know that Thunderbird can be a calendar app? Just add Lightning addon, you will have a decent calendar app with CalDAV + online calendar capability. This tutorial explains how to sync your Thunderbird to Google Calendar account via CalDAV so you can read-write your calendar. You can then read calendar offline and sync them once you online again. Thunderbird + Lightning combo is great for productivity!

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Ubuntu 16.10 "Yakkety Yak" has reached End Of Life (EOL) stage at Friday 20 July 2017. This means the users won't receive official security updates from Canonical anymore. This leaves Yakkety users at least two choices, to stay at Yakkety (with using old-release repo) or to upgrade to 17.04 Zesty Zapus (by upgrading). This article explains shortly those two choices.

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