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Free Up Some Space With Ubuntu Cleaner

Friday 9th of December 2016 03:59:14 AM

Say hello to Ubuntu Cleaner, a system utility designed to clean browser caches, removed unneeded apps, and get shot of old kernels. It might just be your new best friend! At its core Ubuntu Cleaner is a user-friendly alternative to BleachBit. Back in the summer we showed you 5 simple ways to free up space on Ubuntu. In that […]

This post, Free Up Some Space With Ubuntu Cleaner, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Stable Mesa PPA Offers Latest Drivers on Ubuntu

Thursday 8th of December 2016 03:06:17 PM

Games company Feral Interactive’s call for a PPA be set up to offer the latest Stable Mesa drivers on Ubuntu has been semi-answered. Emphasis on semi, there. As noted by Gaming on Linux, a new stable Mesa PPA is now available — hurrah — but it is not “official” in the way that the stress-tested Nvidia drivers PPA is — boo. […]

This post, Stable Mesa PPA Offers Latest Drivers on Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A Musical Interlude (Double Post Apology)

Thursday 8th of December 2016 03:57:09 AM

Oops, this is a duplicate post of the one before it. To get the full details on what's new in the Lightworks 14 beta please check out that one.

This post, A Musical Interlude (Double Post Apology), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Lightworks 14 Introduces A Brand-New Look, New Pro Features

Thursday 8th of December 2016 12:21:12 AM

A new version of Lightworks, the professional-grade video editing software, has entered into public beta.

This post, Lightworks 14 Introduces A Brand-New Look, New Pro Features, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

RetroEngine Sigma Is a Linux-Powered Retro Games Console

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 05:09:19 PM

A new Linux-powered retro games console wants to do for the Gameboy, SNES and Genesis, what the NES Classic has done for the NES. As a retro gamer I (quite naturally) was stoked to see the popularity that greeted the $60 Nintendo NES Classic (which, it turns out, runs Linux) last month. But for all its condensed charm the […]

This post, RetroEngine Sigma Is a Linux-Powered Retro Games Console, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How Do You Install Ubuntu: USB, or DVD?

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 02:30:46 PM

Fedora is discussing plans to 'de-emphasise' optical media for future releases of their OS, and the topic got me thinking about Ubuntu, and how to install it.

This post, How Do You Install Ubuntu: USB, or DVD?, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 Released, This Is What’s New

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 12:11:27 PM

Ubuntu OTA-14, the latest over the air update to Ubuntu phone and tablet, has begun to roll out to supported devices.

This post, Ubuntu Touch OTA-14 Released, This Is What’s New, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This $90 Kit Converts an ODROID board into a Touchscreen Ubuntu PC

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 05:45:52 AM

We’ve seen what the Raspberry Pi can do when you throw in some extra hardware, and we recently heard about what the Pine64 is going to do once it’s inside a laptop casing. But what about that other popular single-board PC , the ‘ODROID‘, created by open-source hardware company HardKernel? Well the answer is here, and it has a […]

This post, This $90 Kit Converts an ODROID board into a Touchscreen Ubuntu PC, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Yum! GNOME Recipes is a New Cooking App for Linux

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 02:45:44 AM

GNOME Recipes is a desktop app that allows you to search for, browse through, follow, and also submit recipes for meals, snacks and crafty kitchen creations.

This post, Yum! GNOME Recipes is a New Cooking App for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Heron Animation, Free Stop Motion Software for Linux

Wednesday 7th of December 2016 02:23:05 AM

Looking for free stop motion animation software? If so, you’ll definitely want to check out Heron Animation. A free program, Heron Animation lets you take a series of pictures from a connected webcam and assemble each shot into a real moving animation. The tool, which is written in web technologies, pitches itself as ‘perfect for beginners and more experienced animators […]

This post, Heron Animation, Free Stop Motion Software for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Manuskript is a Promising Open-Source Scrivener Alternative

Monday 5th of December 2016 10:42:40 PM

Manuscript is an open source alternative to Scrivener that has some great features hidden under its unwieldy interface. Better yet it's available for Linux.

This post, Manuskript is a Promising Open-Source Scrivener Alternative, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Quickly Find Emoji from the Command Line

Monday 5th of December 2016 01:06:00 PM

Want a quick way to search for emoji on Linux? Sure you do, cos these little pictographic blighters have risen to become a common way to express nuanced sentiment or context within conversations.  To help, try the simply named emoj. This is an open-source command-line tool that’s available for both macOS and Linux. Faster, But Nerdier We’ve written plenty of articles about […]

This post, How To Quickly Find Emoji from the Command Line, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Script Sets Wallpapers from Imgur As Your Desktop Background

Sunday 4th of December 2016 03:41:42 PM

Pyckground is a simple python script that can fetch a new desktop background on the Cinnamon desktop from any Imgur gallery you want. I came across it while doing a bit of background on the Bit Day wallpaper pack, and though it was nifty enough to be of use to some of you. So how does it work? Well, quite […]

This post, This Script Sets Wallpapers from Imgur As Your Desktop Background, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Cool Retro Desktop Wallpaper Changes Throughout The Day (Updated)

Sunday 4th of December 2016 03:19:56 PM

Do you want a dynamic desktop wallpaper that changes throughout the day and looks like the sort of environment you’d be able to catch Pokemon in? If so, check out Bit Day wallpapers. Created by Redditor user ~BloodyMarvelous, Bit Day is a collection of 12 high-resolution pixel art wallpapers. All 12 images are of the same landscape, but […]

This post, This Cool Retro Desktop Wallpaper Changes Throughout The Day (Updated), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Hyper Is a Terminal Emulator Built Using Web Technologies

Sunday 4th of December 2016 01:26:04 PM

A lot of us use the terminal on Ubuntu, typically from an app like GNOME Terminal, Xterm or an app like Guake. But did you know that there’s an JS/HTML/CSS Terminal?  It’s called Hyper (formerly/also known as HyperTerm, though it has no relation to the Windows terminal of the same/similar name) and, usefulness aside, it’s certainl a […]

This post, Hyper Is a Terminal Emulator Built Using Web Technologies, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

CLI System Tool ‘Neofetch’ Gets a Big Update

Friday 2nd of December 2016 06:17:13 PM

Neofetch 2.0 has been released, and is available to install on Ubuntu. The CLI system info tool adds bug fixes, cleaner code, and improved ASCII handling.

This post, CLI System Tool ‘Neofetch’ Gets a Big Update, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0 Alpha Is Now Available to Download

Thursday 1st of December 2016 07:05:18 PM

Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0 alpha is now available for download and testing. Based on Ubuntu 16.04, Trisquel 8.0 also ships with the MATE 1.12 desktop.

This post, Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0 Alpha Is Now Available to Download, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Christmas Gift Ideas For Linux Fans

Thursday 1st of December 2016 04:50:50 PM

Crikey, folks: it’s December, and that means Christmas is shortly to be thrust upon us, whether we’re ready or not! It can be tricky to come up with gift ideas for Linux users in your life. And since you’ve probably got more than enough turkey on your plate this holiday season — ho, ho, ho — we thought we’d […]

This post, Christmas Gift Ideas For Linux Fans, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Christmas Gift Ideas For Linux Fans

Wednesday 30th of November 2016 06:49:00 PM

Crikey, folks: it’s December. Already. You probably don’t need yet another reminder that Christmas is nearly up on us. ‘Tis the season of compulsory cheer and merriment, and all that. If you’re struggling to come up with Linux gift ideas this Christmas, we’ve got you covered. Below is a short but sweet concise guide to Linux-y gift ideas for Linux loving user in your life. […]

This post, Christmas Gift Ideas For Linux Fans, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Arc theme for Harmony music player

Wednesday 30th of November 2016 12:47:20 AM

You can re-theme Harmony's built-in dark mode to better match up with the colour palette and styling of the Arc GTK theme.

This post, Arc theme for Harmony music player, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Red Hat News

  • Improving Storage Performance with Ceph and Flash
    Ceph is a storage system designed to be used at scale, with clusters of Ceph in deployment in excess of 40 petabytes today. At LinuxCon Europe, Allen Samuels, Engineering Fellow at Western Digital, says that Ceph has been proven to scale out reasonably well. Samuels says, “the most important thing that a storage management system does in the clustered world is to give you availability and durability,” and much of the technology in Ceph focuses on controlling the availability and the durability of your data. In his presentation, Samuels talks not just about some of the performance advantages to deploying Ceph on Flash, but he also goes into detail about what they are doing to optimize Ceph in future releases.
  • Ceph and Flash by Allen Samuels, Western Digital
  • Red Hat Opens Up OpenShift Dedicated to Google Cloud Platform
    When businesses and enterprises begin adopting data center platforms that utilize containerization, then and only then can we finally say that the container trend is sweeping the planet. Red Hat’s starter option for containerization platforms is OpenShift Dedicated — a public cloud-based, mostly preconfigured solution, which launched at this time last year on Amazon AWS.
  • Volatility Numbers in View for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)

Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Rhizome is working on an open-source tool to help archive digital content
    "The stability of this kind of easy archiving for document storage, review and revision is a great possibility, but the workflow for journalists is very specific, so the grant will allow us to figure out how it could function." Another feature of Webrecorder that journalists might find appealing, and one of the software's core purposes, is to preserve material that might be deleted or become unavailable in time. However, the tool is currently operated under a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Takedown policy. This means any individual can ask for a record of their web presence or materials to be removed, so Rhizome will be working to "answer the more complicated questions and figure out policies" around privacy and copyright with the latest round of funding.
  • An ode to releasing software
    There is one particular moment in every Free and Open Source Software project: it’s the time when the software is about to get released. The software has been totally frozen of course, QA tests have been made, all the lights are green; the website still needs to be updated with the release notes, perhaps some new content and of course the stable builds have to be uploaded. The release time is always a special one. The very day of the release, there is some excitement and often a bit of stress. The release manager(s), as well as everyone working on the project’s infrastructure are busy making sure everything is ready when the upload of the stable version of the software, binaries and source, has been completed. In many cases, some attention is paid to the main project’s mirror servers so that the downloads are fluid and work (mostly) flawlessly as soon as the release has been pushed and published.
  • Diversity Scholarship Series: My Time at CloudNativeCon 2016
    CloudNativeCon 2016 was a wonderful first conference for me and although the whirlwind of a conference is tiring, I left feeling motivated and inspired. The conference made me feel like I was a part of the community and technology I have been working with daily.
  • WordPress 4.7 Content Management System Provides New Design Options
    WordPress is among the most widely used open-source technologies in the world, powering more than 70 million websites. WordPress 4.7 was released Dec. 6, providing a new milestone update including new features for both users and developers. As is typically the case with new WordPress releases, there is also a new default theme in the 4.7 update. The 2017 theme provides users with a number of interesting attributes including the large feature image as well as the ability to have a video as part of the header image. The Theme Customizer feature enables users to more intuitively adjust various elements of a theme, to fit the needs of websites that use will upgrade to WordPress 4.7. In addition, the new custom CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) feature within a theme preview lets users quickly see how style changes will change the look of a site. As an open-source project, WordPress benefits from participation of independent contributors and for the 4.7 release there were 482 contributors. In this slideshow eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the WordPress 4.7 release.
  • Psychology Professor Releases Free, Open-Source, Preprint Software
    The Center for Open Science, directed by University of Virginia psychology professor Brian Nosek, has launched three new services to more quickly share research data as the center continues its mission to press for openness, integrity and reproducibility of scientific research. Typically, researchers send preprint manuscripts detailing their research findings to peer-reviewed academic journals, such as Nature and Science. The review process can take months or even years before publication – if the research is published at all. By contrast, “preprinting,” or sharing non-peer-reviewed research results online, enables crucial data to get out to the community the moment it is completed. That, said Nosek, is critical.
  • Integral Ad Science Launches Open Source SDK to Drive Mobile Innovation for the Advertising Industry
  • Tullett Prebon Information, Quaternion and Columbia University form open source risk collaboration
  • Tullett Prebon Information And Quaternion Risk Management Partner To Enhance Transparency And Standardisation In Risk Modelling – Partnership Fuels Columbia University Research To Improve Understanding Of Systemic Risk
  • Integral Ad Science Partners with Google, Others for Open Source Viewability
  • DoomRL creator makes free roguelike open-source to try and counter Zenimax legal threat
  • DoomRL Goes Open-Source in Face of Copyright Claims
    Earlier this week, ZeniMax Medi hit DoomRL, a popular roguelike version of the original first-person shooter, with a cease-and-desist order. This order instructed producer ChaosForge to remove the free downloadable game to prevent further legal action. Instead of taking it down, co-creator Kornel Kisielewicz turned the game open-source.
  • This Indian software company just partnered with the world’s biggest open source community
    In what can be called a major motivation for Indian tech firms, Amrut Software, an end-to-end Software, BPO services and solutions provider has become a GitHub distributor for India region. GitHub hosts world’s biggest open source community along with the most popular version control systems, configuration management and collaboration tools for software developers. It has some of the largest installations of repositories in the world.
  • Python 3.6 released with many new improvements and features
    Python,the high-level interpreted programming language is now one of the most preferred programming language by beginners and professional-level developers.So,here Python 3.6 is now available with many changes,improvements and of course the ease of Python was not left in the work list.

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