Sounds for the Summer 2016

What to listen to this summer.

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Archiving your old DVD

I had the How to make a digital backup of your DVD collection wihtout qualtiy loss? The idea is to avoid losing your movie collection after years of use, and improve the cinematic experience by upgrading your subtitles from a sad images sequence to a real text file, which font and size you’ll be able to configure.

The process is quite easy with the right tools, this post will tell you how to do it on Windows.

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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS virtualization and customization

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has been released last month. LTS is an abbreviation for “Long Term Support”: while a new Ubuntu Desktop is released every six months, the LTS versions are released every 2 years and receive a 5 years support. An ideal solution for anyone looking for stability. Ubuntu has nine flavours and dozens of localised and specialised derivatives, but we are focusing today on the main ‘official’ version.

While I wasn’t fond of Unity, Ubuntu’s default desktop environment, a few years ago, it has been greatly improved lately and may become a solid solution for a light and punchy virtual machine.

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Ubuntu 15.10: Unity desktop customization

The next LTS (long term support) version of Ubuntu – 16.04 – is about to be released in a few days. It will bring a new feature (among others), totally unnecessary and long awaited: the possibility to move the Unity launcher from the left of the screen to the bottom. Be sure I will jump on this new release on day one. In the meantime, let see how we configured our current Ubuntu 15.10 desktop.

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