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You Can Now Install Snappy Apps through the Software app on Ubuntu 16.04

9 hours 20 min ago

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ships with several changes, including a new Software app and a new package format called Snappy.  Today sees the former of the changes add support for the latter: you can now search, browse, install and remove Snap apps using the new Ubuntu Software app. Prior to today’s update you needed to use the command line to install Snappy apps […]

This post, You Can Now Install Snappy Apps through the Software app on Ubuntu 16.04, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

See Ubuntu Convergence in Action With This Music App

Friday 29th of April 2016 03:03:33 PM

Most of us have a good handle on what Ubuntu ‘convergence’ is (or what we think it is).  But it never hurts to have a big ol’ reminder. And the video we’re cushioning with over wrung sentences is just that: an appetiser for great things to come. They say the proof of the pudding is in the eating. It’s […]

This post, See Ubuntu Convergence in Action With This Music App, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Can’t Install Third-Party Apps on Ubuntu 16.04? You’re Not Alone

Thursday 28th of April 2016 10:53:06 AM

Having trouble installing third-party .debs on Ubuntu 16.04? You, my friend, are far from alone.

This post, Can’t Install Third-Party Apps on Ubuntu 16.04? You’re Not Alone, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Franz Makes Using Telegram, WhatsApp & Other Chat Services More Manageable

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 08:30:01 PM

WhatsApp, Messenger, Skype and Telegram – great at helping me stay in touch, useless at helping me stay focused. Franz is a free desktop messaging app that groups together a bunch of popular chat & messaging services in one window. And —*slow-mo air punch* — it now supports Linux. The developers behind the app say the ‘annoyance’ of needing to have ‘different […]

This post, Franz Makes Using Telegram, WhatsApp & Other Chat Services More Manageable, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Tomb Raider Is Finally Available on Linux

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 12:29:39 PM

Today is the day that Lara Croft finally lands on Linux. Tomb Raider for Linux and Steam OS is to go on sale later today. And that’s official; the company behind the Linux port, Feral Interactive, announced the news in a tweet. Linux gamers will be able to get the AAA game from later today (April 27) via Steam and from the […]

This post, Tomb Raider Is Finally Available on Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This is the Release Date for Ubuntu 16.10 ‘Yakkety Yak’

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 03:37:41 AM

The release date of Ubuntu 16.10 is set for October 20, 2016. Codenamed the ‘Yakkety Yak’, Ubuntu 16.10 is the next short-term support release of the hugely popular open-source operating system. What new features and technologies will ship in 16.10? That is currently unknown. With 16.04 LTS out, supported for 5 years, and shipping the well-tested Unity 7 desktop, […]

This post, This is the Release Date for Ubuntu 16.10 ‘Yakkety Yak’, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 46 Released, Finally Brings GTK3 Integration

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 11:45:06 AM

Feature fans will be relieved to hear this release comes with no divisive change á la the removal of tab groups in Firefox 45.

This post, Firefox 46 Released, Finally Brings GTK3 Integration, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition Is Now Available To Buy, Ships Free to the US

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 11:25:28 AM

Have you been waiting patiently for the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone to go on sale? Well, today your wait is over. A number of OMG! readers pinged us this morning with a link to the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition’s product page on the English-facing store front of Jd.com (the official stockist for this Ubuntu phone outside […]

This post, The Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition Is Now Available To Buy, Ships Free to the US, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Cinnamon 3.0 Is Released, Here’s How To Install it On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Monday 25th of April 2016 07:51:38 PM

Cinnamon 3.0 has been released and chances are you’re itching to upgrade to it! Well, first hold your horses. This latest stable release of the popular GNOME-fork brings a modest set of improvements to the table. As highlighted by Linux Mint lead ‘Clem’, you’ll find the following highlights: Window management improvements Improved touchpad support, including edge-scrolling & two-finger-scrolling New accessibility […]

This post, Cinnamon 3.0 Is Released, Here’s How To Install it On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Nifty ‘Notes’ App Is Available to Install as a Snap Package

Monday 25th of April 2016 06:05:28 PM

Remember that nifty OS X inspired Notes app we wrote about a few months back? Whether you do or you don’t, if you’re running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS it’s now super easy to install. Notes is now available as a Snap, the new Ubuntu package format installed by default in the latest long-term support release. This makes it not […]

This post, This Nifty ‘Notes’ App Is Available to Install as a Snap Package, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How Do You Pronounce Ubuntu?

Monday 25th of April 2016 03:20:00 PM

You all know the the word ‘Ubuntu’’ — and if you don’t, how’d you end up here?! — but do you know the correct way to pronounce it? Is it Oo-boon-too? Uh-bun-too? You-bun-too? Urgh-ban-too? Pedants will (quite rightly) that there is one correct way to pronounce Ubuntu and that’s “oo-boon-too”. But I’m here to say those people are (sort of) […]

This post, How Do You Pronounce Ubuntu?, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu M10 Tablet — The Best Video Reviews (So Far)

Monday 25th of April 2016 11:30:00 AM

The Bq Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet is now well and truly among us! Since shipping began last week, hundreds of you have been in touch to say you’ve received your 10.1-inch Ubuntu tablet and are now avidly putting it, and its “capable” laptop replacement functionality, through its paces. We’ll be sharing some of the early impressions you’ve mailed us […]

This post, Ubuntu M10 Tablet — The Best Video Reviews (So Far), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Is This Really The Ubuntu 16.10 Codename? (Answer: It Is)

Friday 22nd of April 2016 12:06:42 PM

Mark Shuttleworth has revealed the codename of Ubuntu 16.10 in a bizarre new blog entry.

This post, Is This Really The Ubuntu 16.10 Codename? (Answer: It Is), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mozilla Firefox Will Support Ubuntu’s New Snap Package Format

Thursday 21st of April 2016 04:30:45 PM

Mozilla has announced that Firefox will support Ubuntu's new Snap packaging format. The first Firefox Snap will be released later this year.

This post, Mozilla Firefox Will Support Ubuntu’s New Snap Package Format, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu M10 Ubuntu Tablet Unboxing [Video]

Thursday 21st of April 2016 01:53:45 PM

Earlier this week the Bq M10 Ubuntu tablet started shipping out to customers, and many readers have mailed in to  tell us they’ve already received theirs. But if you, like me, won’t be getting up-close and personal with one of the 10.1-inch slates any time soon, you may be curious as to  how the device is packaged, what accessories […]

This post, Ubuntu M10 Ubuntu Tablet Unboxing [Video], was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

See What’s New in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Flavors

Thursday 21st of April 2016 11:44:02 AM

Alongside the latest version of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS come new releases from its family of flavors.

This post, See What’s New in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Flavors, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

16 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Thursday 21st of April 2016 11:10:55 AM

Here are 16 things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. We show you how to change theme, install apps, and use (awesome) hidden features.

This post, 16 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released, This Is What’s New

Thursday 21st of April 2016 11:04:19 AM

Ready to start your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS download? The 'Xenial Xerus' is released and ready to download.

This post, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Released, This Is What’s New, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Canonical Store Adds Bootable Ubuntu 16.04 USB Stick

Wednesday 20th of April 2016 06:22:57 PM

A bootable USB of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS desktop is available to order from the Canonical store.

This post, Canonical Store Adds Bootable Ubuntu 16.04 USB Stick, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Official Ubuntu 16.04 T-shirt Is Now Available to Buy

Wednesday 20th of April 2016 05:59:40 PM

Each new release of Ubuntu is accompanied by a new animal mascot, for 16.04 a ‘Xerus’ squirrel.  Also arriving with each new release of Ubuntu is an official Ubuntu t-shirt bearing the mascot image. That t-shirt is now available to buy from the Canonical shop. The blue shirt comes emblazoned with the official Ubuntu 16.04 mascot design. Just add a cape […]

This post, Official Ubuntu 16.04 T-shirt Is Now Available to Buy, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Today in Linux news Debian-fork Devuan is forging ahead with its plans to create a distribution offering init freedom by releasing a beta for testers. Douglas DeMaio posted today that openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots have halted due to glibc upgrade rebuilds. Dedoimedo reviewed the BQ Aquaris M10 and liliputing.com posted of another Ubuntu laptop for sale. And finally, the Hectic Geek reviewed Ubuntu 16.04 and Neil Rickert reviewed Kubuntu 16.04. Read more Also: Devuan releases beta Devuan Jessie - beta release announcement

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