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Want the Latest Version of Spotify for Linux? Don’t Rely on the Snap App

1 hour 42 min ago

I’ll be honest: when Spotify arrived on the Snap store I thought: “hurrah”. Hurrah for an easier way to install the music streaming client (no need to futz around adding the Spotify repository as in […]

This post, Want the Latest Version of Spotify for Linux? Don’t Rely on the Snap App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Connect is Being Ported to Windows 10

2 hours 50 min ago

Last week we reported on the progress made by a GSoC student on KDE Connect for Mac. This week we bring word on a new KDE Connect Windows port.

This post, KDE Connect is Being Ported to Windows 10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu MATE 19.10 Alpha Arrives, But Only for the GPD MicroPC

Friday 19th of July 2019 02:10:09 PM

An Ubuntu MATE 19.10 alpha snapshot is available for testing on the GPD MicroPC, a 6-inch compact laptop crowdfunded on IndieGoGo.

This post, Ubuntu MATE 19.10 Alpha Arrives, But Only for the GPD MicroPC, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Mirror & Control Your Android Phone from the Ubuntu Desktop

Thursday 18th of July 2019 01:21:47 PM

Scrcpy lets you view your phone screen on the Linux desktop and interact with it using a mouse and keyboard. The app is free and open-source.

This post, How to Mirror & Control Your Android Phone from the Ubuntu Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New Pinebook Pro Video Demos 4K Video, External Monitor, and WebGL

Wednesday 17th of July 2019 07:49:41 PM

The PineBook Pro pre-orders go live next week, July 25, meaning now would be an apt time to get a closer look at how the hotly anticipated Linux laptop is shaping up. And what do […]

This post, New Pinebook Pro Video Demos 4K Video, External Monitor, and WebGL, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Connect is Now Available for macOS

Wednesday 17th of July 2019 11:35:09 AM

KDE Connect, the open source smartphone companion, is coming to macOS as part of Google Summer of Code 2019. A test build is available to download.

This post, KDE Connect is Now Available for macOS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

OnlyOffice, an Open Source Office Suite for Windows, MacOS & Linux, Gets Updated

Wednesday 17th of July 2019 05:38:43 AM

OnlyOffice Desktop Editors is a free, open source office suite for Windows, macOS and Linux. A new update, OnlyOffice 5.3 is available to download.

This post, OnlyOffice, an Open Source Office Suite for Windows, MacOS & Linux, Gets Updated, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Want Better Integration with Ubuntu on Windows Subsystem for Linux? Try This New Metapackage

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 11:11:43 PM

A new meta-package available in Ubuntu helps the Linux distro integrate more closely with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Windows 10.

This post, Want Better Integration with Ubuntu on Windows Subsystem for Linux? Try This New Metapackage, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint 19.2 Beta Released, Available to Download Now

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 09:39:00 PM

The Linux Mint 19.2 beta is now available to download, and features Cinnamon 4.2, improved kernel management, and a new set of wallpapers.

This post, Linux Mint 19.2 Beta Released, Available to Download Now, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Will Offer a Flicker Free Boot (For Some Users, Anyway)

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 04:40:12 PM

Ubuntu 19.10 will offer a flicker-free boot experience for users with modern Intel graphics and UEFI systems, thanks to a new version of Plymouth.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Will Offer a Flicker Free Boot (For Some Users, Anyway), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu’s building a new app store, and this is what it (currently) looks like

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 03:01:33 PM

Ubuntu developers are working on a brand new Snap Store ahead of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and in this video we take a look at the early progress.

This post, Ubuntu’s building a new app store, and this is what it (currently) looks like, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Foliate Ebook Reader Picks Up Mobi & Amazon Kindle Support

Monday 15th of July 2019 02:14:37 PM

The Foliate ebook reader app for Linux desktops adds support for additional ebook formats, including those used by the Amazon Kindle.

This post, Foliate Ebook Reader Picks Up Mobi & Amazon Kindle Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Achievement Unlocked: RetroArch is Coming to Steam

Monday 15th of July 2019 01:53:31 PM

RetroArch is coming to Steam on July 30. The developers behind the famed open-source libretro frontend say the move will help them reach more gamers.

This post, Achievement Unlocked: RetroArch is Coming to Steam, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Office Clone ‘SoftMaker Office 2018’ Sees Summer Update

Monday 15th of July 2019 02:43:12 AM

A new update to SoftMaker Office 2018 is available to download. The popular Microsoft Office alternative supports Windows, macOS and Linux.

This post, Microsoft Office Clone ‘SoftMaker Office 2018’ Sees Summer Update, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

FreeOffice July Update Adds MS Office 2019 Support, Classic Interface Option

Sunday 14th of July 2019 08:17:14 PM

Microsoft Office clone 'FreeOffice' has a new release out for Linux users. It adds an option 'classic' interface and supports Microsoft Office 2019 file formats.

This post, FreeOffice July Update Adds MS Office 2019 Support, Classic Interface Option, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Pitivi Video Editor Gets Better Thanks to Google Summer of Code

Sunday 14th of July 2019 03:22:13 PM

The Pitivi video editor is getting some overdue attention as part of this year's Google Summer of Code 2019, such as an improved effects library.

This post, Pitivi Video Editor Gets Better Thanks to Google Summer of Code, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.10 Reaches End of Life on July 18

Saturday 13th of July 2019 01:28:51 PM

Ubuntu 18.10 end of life arrives on July 18. Anyone using this version of Ubuntu beyond the EOL date will not get any further updates from Canonical.

This post, Ubuntu 18.10 Reaches End of Life on July 18, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A Brighter Future is Forecast for GNOME’s Weather App

Friday 12th of July 2019 01:35:10 PM

A wave of usability improvements are on the horizon for the humble GNOME Weather app. The current version of the meteorological must-have might have made my list of the best weather apps for Ubuntu and […]

This post, A Brighter Future is Forecast for GNOME’s Weather App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Kdenlive Video Editor Updated with More than 70 Bug Fixes

Friday 12th of July 2019 01:08:54 PM

Kdenlive 19.04.3 is the final minor release to the popular Qt-based video editor. This point update features over 70 bug fixes and crash remedies.

This post, Kdenlive Video Editor Updated with More than 70 Bug Fixes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Now Offers the Latest Nvidia Graphics Drivers to LTS Users

Thursday 11th of July 2019 10:04:42 PM

You can now install the latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS thanks to an extension of the Linux distribution's Stable Release Update program.

This post, Ubuntu Now Offers the Latest Nvidia Graphics Drivers to LTS Users, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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KDE: Plasma Mobile at Plasma Sprint Valencia and GSoC Work

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    In June month we gathered in Slimbook’s offices to work on Plasma. Along with Plasma developers, we were also joined by KDE Usability and Productivity team. During the sprint I mostly worked to create up-to-date image for Plasma Mobile, as from last few weeks Plasma Mobile image was quite out-of-date and needed update.

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