New Features & Changes in Ubuntu 24.04 since Ubuntu 22.04
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by Ji m
46m ago
For users who want to go directly from Ubuntu 22.04 to Ubuntu 24.04, here’s an overview of the changes between the two Ubuntu LTS releases. Ubuntu 24.04 LTS has 5 years support until 2029, and then 7 years extended security updates (through Ubuntu Pro) until 2036. The release features Linux Kernel 6.8, and will receive feature Kernel updates in next point releases. Linux Kernel Ubuntu 22.04 so far has Kernel 6.5. As usual, it will backport Kernel 6.8 from 24.04 in the next point release. Before that happens, you’ll see a list of changes between the Kernel 6.5 and Kernel 6.8, including ..read more
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How to Enable Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) in Ubuntu 24.04
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by Ji m
2d ago
This tutorial shows how to enable variable refresh rate (VRR) to get better gaming experience in Ubuntu 24.04 with default GNOME Desktop. Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), aka adaptive sync, is a feature that allows your monitor to adjust the refresh rate on the fly, so it matches the frame rate of output signal from the graphics card. It’s useful for games to eliminate screen tearing, and can also lowers power consumption since the monitor does not need to always refresh at the highest rate. GNOME introduced experimental VRR since version 46 in default Wayland. Here I’m going to how to enable thi ..read more
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How to Install & Setup PeaZip Archive Manager in Ubuntu 24.04
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by Ji m
3d ago
This tutorial shows how to install PeaZip file archive manager and setup file manager integration in Ubuntu Desktop. PeaZip is a free open-source archive manager for Windows, Linux, macOS, and BSD. It’s based on open source technologies of 7-Zip, p7zip, Brotli, FreeArc, PAQ, Zstandard, and PEA projects. And, supports over 200 archive types including 7Z / XZ / TXZ, ACE (*), BZ2 / TBZ, Brotli BR, GZ / TGZ, ISO, RAR, TAR, WIM, ZIP, ZIPX, ZPAQ, Zstandard ZST and more. The free file archiver is easy to install in Ubuntu and other Linux through its official binary package. It provides a GUI window ..read more
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Kodi 21 “Omega” Stable Officially Released! [How to Install]
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by Ji m
5d ago
After more than a year of development, Kodi media player 21, code-name “Omega”, is finally released! Kodi 21 is a new major release. It’s now based on FFmpeg 6.0, that features Radiance HDR image support, VAAPI decoding and QSV decoding for 10/12bit 422, 10/12bit 444 HEVC and VP9, MediaCodec decoder, and various other exciting new features, see ffmpeg.org for details. For macOS, the release supports HiDPI (retina) displays using its native implementations for window displays. And, it fixed crash on speech recognition activation, improved window resizing when moving (or fallback when display d ..read more
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Install FFmpeg 7.0 via PPA in Ubuntu 22.04 | Ubuntu 24.04
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by Ji m
1w ago
FFmpeg announced new major 7.0 release yesterday! Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 24.04, Linux Mint 21. The new version of this popular multi-media library came with name “Dijkstra”. It features native decoding support for VVC (aka H.266) through the libavcodec library, though it’s so far experimental. The libavformat library can now read and write IAMF (Immersive Audio) files. And, a new -stream_group option is added into CLI tool to configure the IAMF structure. As announced at the end of last year, the CLI (command-line) tool now is multi-threaded. Meaning, the transcoding ..read more
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How to Install & Update Discord in Ubuntu 24.04
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by Ji m
1w ago
This is a step by step guide shows how to install Discord instant messaging app and keep it up-to-date in Ubuntu 24.04 LTS. Discord is a popular instant messaging and VoIP social platform, that supports voice & video calls, text messaging, media and files. It works in Windows, Linux, macOS, Android, iOS/iPadOS, and web browser. Discord for Linux so far supports only x86_64 (AMD/Intel CPUs) platform with following packages: Deb – native for Debian/Ubuntu. tar.gz – portable package for most Linux. Flatpak – runs in sandbox for most Linux. Snap – runs in sandbox for most Linux. Difference ..read more
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Ubuntu 24.04 Beta Delayed Due to XZ Open Source Attack
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by Ji m
1w ago
The Beta release of Ubuntu 24.04, Noble Numbat, has been pushed to April 11, 2024, one week after the previous date (April 4, 2024)! It’s because an attack publicly disclosed on March 29, 2024. An attacker using the name “Jia Tan” installed a backdoor into liblzma library. It’s a part of xz, which happens to be a dependency of OpenSSH in Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc. The backdoor sends hidden commands at the start of an SSH session, allowing the attacker to run an arbitrary command on the target system without logging in. Russ Cox, Google’s Golang developer, post a page talking about timeline ..read more
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How to Install Google Chrome in Ubuntu 24.04 LTS
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by Ji m
1w ago
This is a step by step guide shows how to install Google Chrome web browser and keep it up-to-date in Ubuntu 24.04 LTS. Google Chrome is the top popular web browser today. It is a proprietary software free for use. For those who prefer open-source, then Google also offers Chromium browser for choice. Google Chrome is available to install in Linux on only Intel/AMD platform through 2 ways! They are: official and native .deb/.rpm package. unofficial community maintained Flatpak package, runs in sandbox environment. Here I’m going to show you how to install the browser in both ways. Choose eit ..read more
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How to Install Spotify Client in Ubuntu 24.04
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by Ji m
1w ago
This tutorial shows how to install the popular Spotify music app in Ubuntu Linux though Snap, Deb, or Flatpak packages. Spotify supports for Linux officially through Snap package which runs in sandbox environment, and Deb package that’s native in Debian and Ubuntu. For choice, there’s also a community maintained Flatpak package, which also runs in sandbox environment. All of them is available for only x86_64 (Intel/AMD CPUs) platform so far. Spotify for Linux packages: Snap package, runs in sandbox and receives updates automatically. Deb package, the classic package format runs natively in D ..read more
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Add Google Gemini AI Chatbot in Ubuntu 24.04/23.10 Panel
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by Ji m
1w ago
Want an AI chatbot in Ubuntu Desktop? There’s now an extension can do the job by adding Gemini AI into GNOME Panel. Gemini, formerly known as Bard, is an AI chatbot developed by Google. It’s initially released last year in 2023, and available in 239 countries for 46 languages. The AI chatbot is a proprietary software, but available in both free and paid versions. If you want to try out the Gemini AI, then  this is a step by step guide shows you how to do the trick in Ubuntu Desktop. Step 1: Get Gemini API Key and/or Try in Web Browser First, go to Google AI Studio by visiting the page b ..read more
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