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GNOME 41 Released with New Settings, Power Savings, and More

5 hours 36 min ago

The GNOME 41 release is out with new multitasking and mobile network settings, updated Software store, and a new Remote Desktop client. Learn more.

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Canonical Extends Support of Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 to 10 Years

Tuesday 21st of September 2021 12:41:44 PM

Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 just got an unexpected support boost from Canonical. Announced today, Canonical says both releases will get an extended 10 years of support from their original release date, up from the 5 years originally provided. The commitment brings the older LTS releases in line with the 10 year support period Canonical provide for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and 20.04 LTS. As a result, Ubuntu 14.04 is being supported until April 2024, and Ubuntu 16.04 is now supported until April 2026. Both of these releases were “out of support” prior to today’s news. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS hit end-of-life […]

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gThumb 3.12 Released with HEIF/HEIC, AVIF & JXL Image Support

Sunday 19th of September 2021 08:28:47 PM

The Thumb 3.12 release is here and it's full of improvements, including native support for the HEIF and AVIF image formats, as well as Apple's HEIC.

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Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS Released with Critical Security Fix

Sunday 19th of September 2021 12:29:17 PM

Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS is available to download. This point release carries a number of fixes to plug the BootHole security vulnerability discovered in 2020.

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Spotify Linux Client (Finally) Fixes an Annoying Bug

Friday 17th of September 2021 02:18:13 PM

It's a bug that has irritated me for the past 12 months but, at last, Spotify devs have fixed it in the latest update to the official Spotify Linux client.

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Ubuntu to Make Firefox Snap Default in 21.10

Thursday 16th of September 2021 05:21:00 PM

Ubuntu 21.10 is making the Firefox Snap app its default browser. A feature-freeze exception requests the Firefox Snap be seeded in the Ubuntu ISO image.

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Linux Mint’s New Website is Live (And Yup, It Looks Fresh)

Thursday 16th of September 2021 05:13:13 PM

Linux Mint has launched a revamped and revitalised homepage full of eye-catching callouts and snippets of info sharing why the Linux distro is popular.

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Ubuntu 21.10’s New Wallpaper is Revealed

Thursday 16th of September 2021 04:17:21 PM

Ubuntu 21.10 is getting closer to release, which means it's time for updated artwork. The new Ubuntu 21.10 default wallpaper has landed in the daily builds.

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Bored of Super Flat GTK Themes? Check Out Skeuos

Monday 13th of September 2021 10:51:00 PM

Bored of flat themes? Check out this non-flat GTK theme for Linux desktops, including GNOME and Xfce. It's called Skueos and it's beautiful – check it out!

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You Can Still Get Ubuntu 16.04 Security Updates, Here’s How

Monday 13th of September 2021 01:25:01 PM

Did you know it's possible to get security updates for Ubuntu 16.04 until 2024 without paying for an enterprise Ubuntu support package? Yup, you can.

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Ubuntu Podcast to End After 14 Years

Thursday 9th of September 2021 02:39:56 PM

The hosts of the official Ubuntu Podcast have announced the end of their weekly show. The final episode of the Ubuntu Podcast will be released on Sept 30.

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Firefox 92 Released with Only Minor Changes

Tuesday 7th of September 2021 01:40:59 PM

Mozilla Firefox 92 is now available to download. The latest release of the popular open-source web browser is a modest one, containing only minor changes. Among the improvements the resurgent web browser gains are more secure HTTPS connections and full-range color levels for video playback on ‘many systems’. Bookmark toolbar menus (i.e. bookmark folders and overflow menu) now adhere to Firefox’s ‘Proton’ visual style; certificate error pages have a cleaner, less-gaudy look; and macOS users can now access their OS’s native sharing options from the Firefox File menu. Bug fixes include an issue where an open alert in one tab […]

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elementary OS 6 Gets First Post-Release Update

Wednesday 1st of September 2021 02:41:11 PM

A sizeable update is rolling out to elementary OS 6, which was released in early August. Bootloader, suspend, and power applet tweaks feature in the update.

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SuperTuxKart 1.3 Features New Karts, New Arenas, and Nintendo Switch Support

Tuesday 31st of August 2021 02:08:04 PM

A new version of famed FOSS racing game SuperTuxKart is nearing release, with a release candidate build now available to download.

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Linux Kernel 5.14 Released, This is What’s New

Monday 30th of August 2021 02:51:32 PM

Linux Kernel 5.14 has been released. Announcing the latest kernel’s arrival on the Linux Kernel mailing list Linux founder Linus Torvalds couldn’t resist acknowledging the attention his ‘hobby’ project has received for its 30th anniversary recently, remarking: “I realize you must all still be busy with all the galas and fancy balls and all the other 30th anniversary events, but at some point you must be getting tired of the constant glitz, the fireworks, and the champagne. That ball gown or tailcoat isn’t the most comfortable thing, either. The celebrations will go on for a few more weeks yet, but […]

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How to Upgrade to MATE Desktop 1.26 on Ubuntu

Friday 27th of August 2021 11:45:43 AM

Want to install MATE desktop 1.26 on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS and 21.04? Well, not you can! Devs have put together a PPA for users to upgrade from.

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New Website Launched to Showcase GNOME Apps

Friday 27th of August 2021 12:02:09 AM

Want to find more apps for the GNOME desktop? If so, you're gonna love a new website GNOME developers have launched which helps you do precisely that!

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CuteFish Desktop on Ubuntu? This New Distro Offers It

Thursday 26th of August 2021 07:05:50 PM

This new Ubuntu-based Linux distro comes with the CuteFish desktop environment preinstalled. It's a great way to try CuteFish out first-hand and up close!

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Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS Released, Available to Download

Thursday 26th of August 2021 01:24:00 PM

Users can now download Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, the latest point release in the Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa cycle. It boasts a new Linux kernel, plus other updates.

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Bq, Makers of the First Ubuntu Phone, Have Gone Bust

Thursday 26th of August 2021 01:09:03 PM

Spanish phone company Bq found fame as maker of the first Ubuntu Phone to be sold at retail, but its Android-based business went under, recent filings show.

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