FFmpeg 2.8.6 “Feynman” Released, Drops Support for VisualOn AAC and libaacplus

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

FFmpeg is a complete suite of tools used to record, convert and stream audio and video. A new update has been released for the main branch and developers have also made an interesting announcement regarding the removal of support for two external AAC encoders.

The new 2.8 branch of FFmpeg was launched back in September 2015, and the team has released quite a few system updates since then. As you can see, the latest one is now 2.8.6. It’s not a major upgrade, but as usual, i… (read more)

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Ice for SteamOS Now Lets Users Play Old Games from SNES Era

By Softpedia News (Silviu Stahie)

It’s now possible to play old games from the SNES era on SteamOS, thanks to an application named Ice, which has been made to work with this operating system.

Ice had already been available for Steam, but a couple of developers made sure it would also work with SteamOS. The initial release has been marked as 0.1.0 and it shows the state of the develo… (read more)

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Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) Has Reached End of Life, Users Urged to Upgrade Now

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, February 4, 2016, is a sad day for all users of the Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet) operating system, as Canonical has stopped feeding the software repositories with the updates for select packages and security patches for the kernel.

Dubbed by Mark Shuttleworth, father of Canonical and Ubuntu, as the Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 15.04 was announced last year on April 23, but being a non-LTS (Long-Term Support) release, it benefited for only nine months of support.

It was a m… (read more)

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Slackware 14.2 Linux Gets a Second Beta Build, Now with Linux Kernel 4.4.1 LTS

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

The Slackware community has announced that the second Beta build of the upcoming Slackware 14.2 Linux operating system is now available for download and testing from the usual channels.

According to the brief release notes, Slackware 14.2 Beta 2 brings the final release closer to reality by patching all the issues that have been reported by users since the previous Beta build, as well as… (read more)

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Ubuntu Community Calls All Artists to Contribute Wallpapers to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

Today, Ubuntu project member Nathan Haines informs the Ubuntu community that the Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase contest is open to submissions from artists who want to contribute their awesome artwork to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

Yes, you heard that right! If you’re a graphic artist designing abstract images, or a skilled photographer who shoots beautiful things, and you’ve always dreamed of having your work showcased on the next major release of the world most popular… (read more)

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Zorin OS 11 Core and Ultimate Editions Out Now for Windows Refugees – Screenshot Tour

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

On February 3, the Zorin OS team was excited to announce the release and immediate availability for download of the Zorin OS 11 operating system, which is currently being distributed as Core and Ultimate editions.

Zorin OS 11 is the next generation of in the development of the Ubuntu-based operating system, bringing Windows refugees a modern desktop environment that features familiar elements, such as a Vista-like Start Menu and Taskbar, as well as file explorer and applica… (read more)

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Ubuntu Phone Users Are Getting Patch for Mir Bug That Made Their Devices Unstable

By Softpedia News (Marius Nestor)

On February 3, Canonical’s Łukasz Zemczak has sent his daily report to inform all Ubuntu Phone users about the latest work done by the Ubuntu Touch development team for the upcoming OTA-9.5 hotfix.

According to Mr. Zemczak, work on the Ubuntu Touch OTA-9.5 software update for Ubuntu Phone devices continues, and today the devs managed to upload a new version of the Oxide-Qt video player, patching a security issue, as well as to upload the regular language packs updates. Othe… (read more)

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