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Bellissim, a Light Blue Folder Icon Theme for Linux

4 hours 22 min ago

The image above shows Bellissim, a new icon theme for Linux that caught our eye earlier today. Described by its author as a ‘blue folder icon theme’, Bellissim is designed for (what else) the Arc GTK theme and looks, from initial glances, a clean, airy icon set. The “downside” is that it’s very early days for the […]

This post, Bellissim, a Light Blue Folder Icon Theme for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Fresh From the Oven: GNOME Pie 0.6.9 Released

Friday 26th of August 2016 01:48:57 PM

For a slice of something this weekend you might want to check out the latest update to GNOME Pie, the circular app launcher for Linux desktops.

This post, Fresh From the Oven: GNOME Pie 0.6.9 Released, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Switch Between Different Lists of Pinned Apps on the Unity Launcher

Friday 26th of August 2016 12:36:56 PM

This indicator applet lets you switch between different sets of pinned apps on the Unity launcher with a quick click. Ideal for those with cluttered Ubuntu desktops.

This post, How To Switch Between Different Lists of Pinned Apps on the Unity Launcher, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 Released, Available to Download Now

Thursday 25th of August 2016 10:57:21 PM

The Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 releases are now available to download.

This post, Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 Released, Available to Download Now, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

25 Awesome (And Some Unexpected) Things Powered By Linux

Thursday 25th of August 2016 04:45:00 PM

From your kitchen to the reaches of outer space, Linux is truly everywhere. Here are 25 different places where you can hear the beating of an open-source heart.

This post, 25 Awesome (And Some Unexpected) Things Powered By Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Spotio Is A Light Skin for Spotify’s Desktop App — And It’s Coming To Linux

Thursday 25th of August 2016 11:22:12 AM

Spotify’s dark design is very much its identity. No matter the platform you use it on, the dark theme is there staring back at you. Until now. A bunch of ace websites, blogs and people I follow have spent the past 24 hours waxing lyrical over a new Spotify skin called Spotio. As an avid Spotify listener myself (although only […]

This post, Spotio Is A Light Skin for Spotify’s Desktop App — And It’s Coming To Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Happy 25th Birthday, Linux!

Thursday 25th of August 2016 09:59:09 AM

If you're a big fan of Linux then you'll know that today, August 25, is pretty special.

Legendary, in fact.

This post, Happy 25th Birthday, Linux!, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Enable Color Emoji on Chrome for Linux (Updated)

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 07:46:44 PM

Here's How to Enable Color Emoji in Google Chrome on Linux! 👍🎉🐧

This post, How To Enable Color Emoji on Chrome for Linux (Updated), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

That Wasn’t In The Forecast — GNOME Weather Has Stopped Working

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 02:40:54 PM

GNOME Weather is no longer able to display weather forecasts.

This post, That Wasn’t In The Forecast — GNOME Weather Has Stopped Working, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

3 New Games Added to Humble Indie Bundle 17

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 01:30:56 PM

In a totally unexpected move more games have been added to the latest Humble Indie Bundle. Will the tactic, unheard of and without precedent, entice you to back it?

This post, 3 New Games Added to Humble Indie Bundle 17, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This App Lets You Set-Up And Configure Razer Keyboards on Linux

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 11:37:13 AM

Own a flashy Razer keyboard or mouse and want to make it play nice on Linux? This new open-source app can help.

This post, This App Lets You Set-Up And Configure Razer Keyboards on Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Rotate Screen on Ubuntu Easily With This Indicator Applet

Monday 22nd of August 2016 05:22:53 PM

Sam, our backend web hamster, makes occasional use of a portrait monitor. He says it makes reading long terminal sessions easier.  I say it makes him weird. I digress; I know he’s not the only person who uses a monitor in portrait mode on occasion; i.e., not all the time. Getting Ubuntu to rotate 90 degrees to fill the screen correctly (when you […]

This post, Rotate Screen on Ubuntu Easily With This Indicator Applet, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Simple Weather Indicator Adds Hide Location, Temperature Rounding Options

Monday 22nd of August 2016 10:39:51 AM

Another month, another update to the simple weather indicator we first featured back in July.

This post, Simple Weather Indicator Adds Hide Location, Temperature Rounding Options, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Instagraph Update Adds Direct Messages, Pull-to-Refresh Support, Plus More

Sunday 21st of August 2016 06:17:22 PM

A big update to the unofficial Instagram app for Ubuntu Touch just hit the Ubuntu Store.

This post, Instagraph Update Adds Direct Messages, Pull-to-Refresh Support, Plus More, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Kdenlive Video Editor Snags Big Update, Improves Stability

Sunday 21st of August 2016 01:38:51 PM

A new version of Kdenlive is now available to download — but what's new? We take a look.

This post, Kdenlive Video Editor Snags Big Update, Improves Stability, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Every Simplenote App Is Now Open-Source

Sunday 21st of August 2016 12:45:06 PM

The team behind Simplenote has open-sourced ALL of the nifty note-taking service's desktop and mobile apps.

This post, Every Simplenote App Is Now Open-Source, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

3 Firefox Add-ons Every Ubuntu User Needs

Saturday 20th of August 2016 07:45:09 PM

Firefox is the default browser in Ubuntu — but it doesn’t integrate with the Unity desktop as well as it could. That’s where the following Ubuntu Firefox add-ons come in. These little extras, trivial though they seem, help to bridge the (admittedly few) gaps and missing functionality between browser and OS. None of these are new, but they’re all […]

This post, 3 Firefox Add-ons Every Ubuntu User Needs, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Should Geary Adopt Single-Stroke Search?

Friday 19th of August 2016 06:37:08 PM

If you’ve ever used the (frankly awesome) desktop e-mail app Geary, its maintainer has a question for you. He’s launched a poll asking for your feedback on whether the app should switch to instant search and away from the single-keystroke commands it currently uses. Not sure what either of those are? I’ll explain. Instant Search is […]

This post, Should Geary Adopt Single-Stroke Search?, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Latest Steam Client Update Now Rolling Out, This Is What’s New

Friday 19th of August 2016 12:11:47 PM

A new update to the Steam desktop client on Linux is rolling out. Though short on big new features there are some welcome fixes on offer.

This post, Latest Steam Client Update Now Rolling Out, This Is What’s New, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

8bitdo’s (Awesome) Retro Gamepads Can Now Be Updated on Linux

Thursday 18th of August 2016 11:57:28 AM

Linux users are now able to update the firmware of 8Bitdo controllers through GNOME Software thanks to the work of a GNOME desktop developer.

This post, 8bitdo’s (Awesome) Retro Gamepads Can Now Be Updated on Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

5 Reasons to Switch to Ubuntu Phone

You’ve had Android phones, and you’ve had iPhones. Buying a smartphone for most people is a polarized, A/B choice. And for some, the experience of choosing a new phone is becoming… jaded. You might think that Android and iOS have the mobile market sewn up, but what if I was to tell you that you don’t need to look at Windows 10 Mobile or BlackBerry as alternatives? Various others are available, but perhaps the most impressive of them all is the Ubuntu Phone, which uses the Ubuntu Touch platform, and can be found on devices such as the Meizu Pro 5. Read more Also: Ubuntu Linux 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Beta 1 now available for download (don't talk back)

Bodhi Updates, KaOS & Antergos Reviews, Another 25?

Today in Linux news, Jeff Hoogland posted a short update on the progress of Bodhi Linux 4.0 and reported on the updates to the project's donations page. In other news, An Everyday Linux User reviewed Arch-based Antergos Linux saying it was "decent" and Ubuntu-fan Jack Wallen reviewed "beautiful" KDE-centric KaOS. makeuseof.com has five reasons to switch to the Ubuntu phone and Brian Fagioli asked if Linux can survive another 25 years. Read more

Rise of the Forks: Nextcloud and LibreOffice

  • ownCloud-Forked Nextcloud 10 Now Available
  • Secure, Monitor and Control your data with Nextcloud 10 – get it now!
    Nextcloud 10 is now available with many new features for system administrators to control and direct the flow of data between users on a Nextcloud server. Rule based file tagging and responding to these tags as well as other triggers like physical location, user group, file properties and request type enables administrators to specifically deny access to, convert, delete or retain data following business or legal requirements. Monitoring, security, performance and usability improvements complement this release, enabling larger and more efficient Nextcloud installations. You can get it on our install page or read on for details.
  • What makes a great Open Source project?
    Recently the Document Foundation has published its annual report for the year 2015. You can download it as a pdf by following this link, and you can now even purchase a paper copy of the report. This publication gives me the opportunity to talk a bit about what I think makes a great FOSS project and what I understand may be a great community. If it is possible to see this topic as something many people already went over and over again, think again: Free & Open Source Software is seen as having kept and even increased its momentum these past few years, with many innovative companies developing and distributing software licensed under a Free & Open Source license from the very beginning. This trend indicates two important points: FOSS is no longer something you can automagically use as a nice tag slapped on a commodity software; and FOSS projects cannot really be treated as afterthoughts or “nice-to-haves”. Gone are the days where many vendors could claim to be sympathetic and even supportive to FOSS but only insofar as their double-digits forecasted new software solution would not be affected by a cumbersome “community of developers”. Innovation relies on, starts with, runs thanks to FOSS technologies and practices. One question is to wonder what comes next. Another one is to wonder why Open Source is still seen as a complex maze of concepts and practices by so many in the IT industry. This post will try to address one major difficulty of FOSS: why do some projects fail while others succeed.

Red Hat News

  • Red Hat Virtualisation 4 woos VMware faithful
    It is easy for a virtual machine user to feel left out these days, what with containers dominating the discussion of how to run applications at scale. But take heart, VM fans: Red Hat hasn’t forgotten about you. Red Hat Virtualisation (RHV) 4.0 refreshes Red Hat’s open source virtualisation platform with new technologies from the rest of Red Hat’s product line. It is a twofold strategy to consolidate Red Hat’s virtualisation efforts across its various products and to ramp up the company’s intention to woo VMware customers.
  • Forbes Names Red Hat One of the World's Most Innovative Companies
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it has been named to Forbes' “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. Red Hat was ranked as the 25th most innovative company in the world, marking the company's fourth appearance on the list (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Red Hat was named to Forbes' "World's Most Innovative Growth Companies" list in 2011.
  • Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)?