Skype has released a new update to the Skype for Linux Alpha client. Skype for Linux Alpha 1.11 includes “many new features and improvement”, with support for setting an avatar in group chats; performance improvements during video call and Electron 1.4.4 being the highlighted changes. “Many” is perhaps an over-sell there, Skype! ;) Some early users of this release say they’ve experience issues […]
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GNOME To Do is one of those apps you’ve probably heard of, but do not use. And with a bunch of rivals task managers and to-do list apps available on Linux — from Simplenote to Remember the Milk — and online, the little app that might has its work cutout. So, for its upcoming release, GNOME To Do adds a few new reasons why […]
Zipping to life, live daily images of Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus are now available to download. The images arrive almost two weeks after the Ubuntu 16.10 release, more than enough time for you to get bored with stability, and yearn for package churn! During the course of Zesty’s development new images will be spun up and published daily […]
This post, Ubuntu 17.04 Daily Builds Are Now Available to Download, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Wallets at the ready as Humble Gems Bundle is now live, a pay-what-you-can-be-bothered-to-palooza offering a selection of hitherto undiscovered indie gaming marvels. Alright, they’re all games that you’ve probably heard of before, certainly if you’re an active fan of the indie gaming scene. You get to set the price for Technobabylon, Odallus: The Dark Call, and the mighty mockin’ power rangers […]
This post, Humble Gems Bundle Goes Live, Offers Chroma Squad For Peanuts, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
I change my wallpaper on a regular basis. But this task often involves spending several hours scouring the ass-end of the internet in an attempt to find something that’s a) decent and b) decently high-res to use. If you’re in the same boat then listen up: you can stop: Fedora has us covered. Fedora 25 Supplemental Wallpapers The Fedora design […]
A big update to Flatpak, the fledgling Linux application distribution framework, has been released.
This post, Flatpak Unboxes Major Changes In Its Latest Release, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Reddit is …Well it’s Reddit: there’s little else like it on the internet. Thos of us who use Reddit probably do so a tab, in a browser, because that’s how the site works best. Many desktop Reddit apps exist, but few translate the unique experience of using the service to the desktop in a way that really works. Until now, perhaps? A Desktop […]
The command line remains so incredibly popular because it’s so incredibly versatile. You can do a lot in a terminal. You can manage your OS, apps and files; you can connect to remote servers, watch movies, play games, fetch the weather forecast, and a whole heap more Using the CLI can be both fun and […]
This post, Using Twitter From the Command Line Is Actually Really Fun, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
If you’re using to the global app menu used in the Ubuntu Unity desktop, and want to use something similar in Cinnamon, you can. A third-party Cinnamon extension called Global AppMenu, currently in beta, provides a similar panel-based application menu system to that found in Unity. The GitHub project page has full install details and […]
Lumina is a lightweight Qt-based desktop environment for BSD and Linux. We show you what's new in its latest release, and how you can install it on Ubuntu.
This post, Lumina Desktop 1.1 Released With File Manager Improvements, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
All weekend I’ve been itching to write about telegram-cli, a command-line interface to—faux gasp of surprise—the Telegram messaging service. Naturally, because I have something I’m keen to write about, the Wi-Fi in the coffee shop is acting up. As I’m relying on a ropey 3G tether (complete with 750MB data cap) I haven’t actually been able to […]
We look at launcher apps in this post, with an intro to Synapse and word on newer alternative that you might not have heard about.
This post, Synapse or Albert — What’s Your Favourite App Launcher for Linux?, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
What’s that well-known saying? Ahh yes, you spend ages waiting for one nifty little partition/drive mounting indicator to turn up …and then two arrive at once! But hey, choice is what’s Linux is all about, right? Indicator Diskman Indicator Diskman is a small panel-based indicator applet that lets you view and manage mounted drives, volumes, partitions, and disc images. Indicator […]
This post, Indicator Diskman Makes It Easy to Manage Drives & Partitions on Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.