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Nuclear is a Multi-Source Desktop Music Player

8 hours 23 min ago

If you feel there’s a gap in your life for an Electron-based, cross-platform music player capable of streaming from multiple online sources, I’ve a plug for you. Nuclear is a (rather naughty) music streaming app that “pulls in content from free sources all over the internet”. In aim it’s somewhat similar to Tomahawk, but visually owes more to an ultra […]

This post, Nuclear is a Multi-Source Desktop Music Player, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

SuperTuxKart Is Now on Steam Greenlight — Go Vote!

11 hours 24 min ago

Super Tux Kart, the iconic open-source karting game, has come to Steam Greenlight. FOSS gaming fans can vote to add the title to the Steam store.

This post, SuperTuxKart Is Now on Steam Greenlight — Go Vote!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Peruse Is a Neat Comic Book Reader for KDE Desktops

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 02:16:41 PM

Mcomix is my go-to comic book reader for Ubuntu, but for my KDE desktop I wanted something that feels more at home in the Plasma experience. After a bit of digging I came across Peruse. Peruse Comic Book Reader There are many ways to read comic books, and one of those that has become more common in recent […]

This post, Peruse Is a Neat Comic Book Reader for KDE Desktops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Trojita Is a Super Fast Desktop Email Client for Linux

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 02:04:25 PM

We go hands on with Trojita email app on Ubuntu, seeing how it compares to Thunderbird, and show you how to install it on Ubuntu, no PPA required.

This post, Trojita Is a Super Fast Desktop Email Client for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Make Your KDE Desktop Look like Unity with this Plasma Theme Pack

Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 01:36:54 PM

Ever looked at your KDE Plasma desktop and wished it looked a little more …like the Ubuntu Unity desktop? If you have — and hello all 3 of you, by the way — be sure to check out the United desktop theme available for KDE Plasma 5.9 (which was released last month). The United desktop (Unity? United? Get it?) […]

This post, Make Your KDE Desktop Look like Unity with this Plasma Theme Pack, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Simple Screen Recorder Is Now Available as a Snap App (Updated)

Tuesday 21st of February 2017 08:57:14 PM

SImple Screen Recorder, a popular screen recording app for Linux desktops, is now available to install as a Snap app from the Ubuntu Store.

This post, Simple Screen Recorder Is Now Available as a Snap App (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Peek Gif Recorder Gets Updated, Now Available from a PPA

Tuesday 21st of February 2017 07:35:48 PM

Peek, the nifty animated gif screen capture app for Linux desktops, has been updated. Peek 0.9 reduces the size of temporary files, adds a resolution downsampling option (to help the app use fewer resources when rendering your gif), and introduces fallback support for avconf should ffmpeg be unavailable. For ultimate control the minimum frame rate can now be set […]

This post, Peek Gif Recorder Gets Updated, Now Available from a PPA, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Enable Nautilus Client-Side Decorations on Ubuntu

Tuesday 21st of February 2017 02:58:51 PM

We show you how to enable client-side decorations in Nautilus on Ubuntu, and you don't need to switch to a different desktop environment to do it!

This post, How To Enable Nautilus Client-Side Decorations on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Cerebro is an Open Source OS X Spotlight Equivalent for Linux

Tuesday 21st of February 2017 02:18:56 PM

Cerebro is a Spotlight alternative for Linux, Windows and, bizarrely, macOS. Billed as an ‘open-source productivity booster with a brain’, Cerebro is an Electron app able to run across multiple platforms. It’s an extendable, open-source alternative to Spotlight and Alfred on macOS, and Synapse, Kupfer, Ulauncher, GNOME Do, and others on Linux. To open the app press Ctrl + Space (this can be […]

This post, Cerebro is an Open Source OS X Spotlight Equivalent for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Meet the Ubuntu Powered Augmented Reality Helmet

Tuesday 21st of February 2017 11:58:06 AM

An Ubuntu powered augmented reality (AR) helmet will be on show at Mobile World Congress, 2017.

This post, Meet the Ubuntu Powered Augmented Reality Helmet, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Do You Like Linux Apps That Use Client Side Decorations? [Poll]

Monday 20th of February 2017 03:22:52 PM

For this week's poll we want to know your thoughts on client side decorations on Linux. Do you appreciate apps that use them or actively avoid them?

This post, Do You Like Linux Apps That Use Client Side Decorations? [Poll], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 17.04 Will Ship with GNOME 3.24

Monday 20th of February 2017 12:27:30 PM

For first time in a long time, Ubuntu will include the latest GNOME release, GNOME 3.24 which is due for release in March, 2017.

This post, Ubuntu 17.04 Will Ship with GNOME 3.24, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GPD Pocket Crowdfunder Passes $1 Million Mark

Sunday 19th of February 2017 01:18:27 PM

GPD Pocket, a 7-inch ultra-mobile PC available pre-loaded with Ubuntu, has received over $1,000,000 in user contributions in under a week.

This post, GPD Pocket Crowdfunder Passes $1 Million Mark, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A Minimal Chrome OS Theme for Tint2

Sunday 19th of February 2017 01:10:25 PM

I used to (and sort-of-still-do, I guess) run a sister site focused on Google Chrome, Chromecast and Chromebooks, i.e. the Chrome ecosystem. As such I am a fan of Chromebooks and Chrome OS, a Linux-based distribution based on Gentoo. The appearance of Chrome OS has waxed and waned in sync with Google’s ambitions and positioning for […]

This post, A Minimal Chrome OS Theme for Tint2, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Use the Hidden GNOME Shell Extensions Prefs App

Sunday 19th of February 2017 12:50:11 PM

Did you know that GNOME Shell hides a really useful GNOME Extensions configuration app? The gnome-shell-extension-prefs utility lets you configure and tweak preferences of your favourite GNOME extensions without needing to go to the ‘Installed Extensions’ page of the official GNOME Extensions website in a compatible web browser. Covering the recent Dash to Dock update we learned that not everyone knew that GNOME extension preferences […]

This post, How To Use the Hidden GNOME Shell Extensions Prefs App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ulauncher is a Lightweight App Launcher for Linux Desktops

Saturday 18th of February 2017 02:57:45 PM

Launcher is a lightweight python-based application launcher for Linux that is also able to find files and folders and conduct Google searches.

This post, Ulauncher is a Lightweight App Launcher for Linux Desktops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Radiotray-NG: A Simple Radio Player for Ubuntu

Friday 17th of February 2017 03:19:20 PM

Radiotray-NG is a simple radio player for Ubuntu that runs from the system tray. You can add stations, view track metadata, and more.

This post, Radiotray-NG: A Simple Radio Player for Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Over 3,000 Linux Games Are Now Available on Steam

Friday 17th of February 2017 02:29:00 PM

More than 3,000 Linux games are available on Steam according to numbers listed by the Steam ‘Linux’ Store page, and things show no sign of slowing down.

This post, Over 3,000 Linux Games Are Now Available on Steam, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Released, Available to Download Now

Friday 17th of February 2017 11:35:26 AM

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS is now available to download. Among the changes is a new hardware enablement stack with Linux kernel 4.8.

This post, Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Released, Available to Download Now, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Snap URL Support Is Coming to Ubuntu Software

Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:24:02 PM

The little screenshot nestled to the left of this text contains something that makes us very happy. It’s a change-log for GNOME Software that mentions handler support for opening Snappy URLs is on the way. Why do we find that exciting? Allow me to explain. You may have noticed that when we write about a new Snap app […]

This post, Snap URL Support Is Coming to Ubuntu Software, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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