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Annex: Conquer the World, a real-time strategy game based on the MegaGlest engine, has reached version 4.0, and brings a big number of new features.

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(Image credit: http://annexconquer.com/annex-conquer-the-world-4-0-released/)

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QupZilla is a relatively new WebKit-based web browser written in Qt, which makes it perfect for KDE users. QupZilla looks just great, and it seems to be a perfect browser for those users who prefer a more different approach when it comes to the interface look and feel. QupZilla stands out with an interface that doesn’t resemble neither of the ‘modern’ ones like Firefox, Chrome or Opera, but rather keeps a classic look, which I believe may fit many users out there. So let’s see what this impressive browser is all about.

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Eric is a Python integrated development environment with rich features, coming in two variants: Eric4, which will use Python 2, and Eric5, using Python 3. Eric is written in Qt and thus fits well in a KDE environment.

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Calibre, the document viewer and organizer (also called an e-library), has received another major update today, just one week away after the 2.4 version was published on September 25. This version brings three new features and includes many bug fixes for the popular document viewer.

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SMPlayer is a powerful video player for Linux and Windows, based on MPlayer, with countless features and options. Together with VLC, I believe there is no match for it when it comes to movie players.

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In this article I will overview the main things that make SMPlayer stand out of the crowd, putting it on the top of the video playback applications list. SMPlayer is written in Qt 4.8 and uses MPlayer2 for video playback. Personally I have only words of praise for this player, which is why I decided to write this review. So let’s proceed and see what the most important features of SMPlayer are.

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Although the alternatives on Linux may not be so powerful as AutoCAD, the two programs I will talk about here are free and have enough features to create 2D ample projects.

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DraftSight is developed by Dassault Systèmes, a French company specialized in CAD design. On the website you can find both the free and a paid, Pro version.

DraftSight is written in Qt and has a similar interface to AutoCAD for Windows:

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VCMI is an ambitious project that aims to recreate the entire Heroes III engine and add new features, and has been in the works for a few years, and up to now it is in good shape.

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To play Heroes III with VCMI you will need the following:

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Transmageddon, a video transcoder written in GTK using GStreamer, has reached version 1.3 just a few moments ago. Initially released as 1.2, it was re-tagged as 1.3 after VAAPI encoding has been enabled. To see the full announcement, read this post on the Transmageddon blog.

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PCManFM, the file manager that comes with the LXDE environment, has reached version 1.2.1 after four months of work, bringing many bug fixes and improvements. This release was also accompanied by a new version of libfm as well. Let’s have a look at this new version.

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Cinnamon has come a long way in terms of both usability and responsiveness, and Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ stands proof of this. As mentioned in my review of Mint 17 KDE edition, this release will be supported for five years, and it will also be the base for development of future Mint releases.

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Mint 17 ‘Qiana’ uses the Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty base and features Cinnamon 2.2, Linux Kernel 3.13.0 and the MDM 1.6 login manager.

Let’s proceed and see how Cinnamon looks like.
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Pragha 1.2.2, a music player written in GTK with a simplistic interface, has been released just a few moments ago. This release brings several bug fixes.

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In this overview I’ll have a look at what Pragha offers and how can it compete with the other GTK-based players.

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Firefox 29 was released yesterday with a completely rebranded interface, a new menu and many other changes. Read on to see what’s new in this release.

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Kid3 is a powerful audio tag editor for KDE with support for formats like MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Speex, TrueAudio and WAV. Kid3 allows you to edit common tags over multiple files as well.

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