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Microsoft Announce Enhanced Version of Ubuntu 18.04 for Hyper-V

Tuesday 18th of September 2018 01:40:33 PM

A New Hyper-V Quick Create Gallery Ubuntu 18.04 image has been released. It allows users to run Ubuntu on Windows 10 as a virtual machine.

This post, Microsoft Announce Enhanced Version of Ubuntu 18.04 for Hyper-V, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

SMPlayer Makes It Easy to Stream Videos from Your PC to Android Phone

Monday 17th of September 2018 05:22:57 PM

The latest version of open source media player SMPlayer lets you stream video from your PC to Android phone or tablet — all with a single click! The handy feature means you can watch video on your computer from your phone with minimal effort as no uploading, no downloading, and no subscriptions are required. All you need […]

This post, SMPlayer Makes It Easy to Stream Videos from Your PC to Android Phone, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Slimbook Kymera Aqua is a Powerful Water-Cooled Linux PC

Friday 14th of September 2018 01:11:23 PM

A pair of powerful new Linux PCs have gone on sale from Spanish company Slimbook, including a high-end liquid-cooled illuminated rig. Best known for its range of Linux laptops, like the KDE-branded KDE Slimbook, the new The Slimbook Kymera is the first proper desktop Linux PC line the company has offered – assuming we discount its […]

This post, Slimbook Kymera Aqua is a Powerful Water-Cooled Linux PC, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Wobbly Windows Are Making a Comeback

Thursday 13th of September 2018 02:20:05 PM

Wobbly windows and other animated desktop effects could return to Ubuntu thanks to the 'libanimation' project created by a former Compiz developer.

This post, Wobbly Windows Are Making a Comeback, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

WPS Office Update Now Available to Download for Ubuntu

Tuesday 11th of September 2018 02:46:26 PM

An updated version of WPS Office for Linux is available to download for Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. The popular China-based office suite (formerly known as Kingsoft Office) is not open source but it is free to download and to use. A handful of features (including cloud backup) are only available to users with a […]

This post, WPS Office Update Now Available to Download for Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup: Firefox, Nextcloud, Nano + More

Sunday 9th of September 2018 11:23:42 PM

The Linux landscape exists in a state of constant flux, with new distro releases, kernels, apps and other updates appearing all the time. In our Linux Release Roundup series we collate the latest app, software and distro releases (as well as other relevant software updates) released over the past 7 days in to an easily parseable […]

This post, Linux Release Roundup: Firefox, Nextcloud, Nano + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

‘Life Is Strange: Before the Storm’ Linux Release Date Set

Thursday 6th of September 2018 01:27:37 PM

Episodic adventure game ‘Life is Strange: Before the Storm’ has a Linux release date. Games porting company Feral Interactive has revealed that the award-winning title will be released on Linux and macOS on September 13. Developed by Deck Nine, the game was released by Square Enix for Xbox One, PS4 and Windows in 2017 in three episodes. […]

This post, ‘Life Is Strange: Before the Storm’ Linux Release Date Set, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The GNOME 3.32 Release Date is Set

Wednesday 5th of September 2018 11:32:49 PM

The GNOME 3.32 release date has been set, with the full release schedule for the next development also finalised.  Yes, I know: the GNOME 3.30 release literally only just arrived, but development doesn’t stop. So to save you asking “when is GNOME 3.32 released” — read on. GNOME 3.32 Release Schedule The release schedule for the GNOME […]

This post, The GNOME 3.32 Release Date is Set, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Best New Features in GNOME 3.30

Tuesday 4th of September 2018 11:48:18 PM

With GNOME 3.30 released, we roundup the best new features the GNOME 3.30 upgrade has to offer. The 35th stable release of the free, open-source GNOME desktop environment to date, GNOME 3.30 arrives six months after GNOME 3.28 was released. And with an approximate 24,845 changes in all, GNOME 3.30 offers both major new features and smaller improvements. GNOME 3.30 will ship […]

This post, The Best New Features in GNOME 3.30, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

See Canonical’s Mockups for a Major ‘Software Center’ Revamp

Tuesday 4th of September 2018 03:57:47 PM

A major redesign of the Ubuntu Software app has been proposed by Canonical. The planned overhaul, hammered out at a design sprint hosted by the company back in June, wants to make it easier for you, me, and everyone else to “discover” more new apps, more often than we currently do. A series of mockups […]

This post, See Canonical’s Mockups for a Major ‘Software Center’ Revamp, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dash to Dock v64 Released with Support for GNOME 3.30

Tuesday 4th of September 2018 12:46:11 PM

A new version of the popular Dash to Dock GNOME Shell extension has been released — but don’t get too excited. Dash to Dock v64 is the first update to the icon-based task bar since April, but only sports a modest set of changes. It includes compatibility with the brand new GNOME 3.30 release, as well […]

This post, Dash to Dock v64 Released with Support for GNOME 3.30, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Tracktion 7 Digital Audio Workstation is Now a Free Download

Monday 3rd of September 2018 01:59:03 PM

T7 DAW is FREE to download for Windows, Mac and Linux. If you're on hunt for free DAW software you should definitely check this professional-grade app out.

This post, Tracktion 7 Digital Audio Workstation is Now a Free Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup: VLC, Wireshark, Geary + More

Sunday 2nd of September 2018 02:51:28 PM

The Linux landscape exists in a state of constant flux, with new distro releases, kernels, apps and other updates appearing all the time. In our Linux Release Roundup series we try to collate the notable new app, software and distro releases and other key software updates released during the past 7 days. This week’s highlights include […]

This post, Linux Release Roundup: VLC, Wireshark, Geary + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.10 Won’t Include Android Integration After All

Thursday 30th of August 2018 11:06:51 PM

Always possibility, and now sadly confirmed: Ubuntu 18.10 won’t ship with Android phone integration out of the box. The feature, provided by the GSconnect GNOME Shell extension, a Qt-free implementation of the KDE Connect service, was proposed for inclusion in Ubuntu 18.10 early on in the development cycle by Ubuntu desktop manager Will Cooke. Like many, we […]

This post, Ubuntu 18.10 Won’t Include Android Integration After All, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dell Unveils its Cheapest XPS 13 Yet

Wednesday 29th of August 2018 01:28:07 PM

The Dell XPS 9370 is now available with an 8th-en Intel Core i3 processor, making the laptop more affordable without shirking on decent performance.

This post, Dell Unveils its Cheapest XPS 13 Yet, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Chrome’s New Tab Page is Finally Customizable

Tuesday 28th of August 2018 01:36:46 PM

Google is giving Chrome users a more configurable "new tab" page to play with, with options to add custom links and set a custom background image.

This post, Chrome’s New Tab Page is Finally Customizable, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.10 Will Ship with an Older Version of Nautilus

Tuesday 28th of August 2018 12:27:44 PM

Barring an unexpected spurt of last-minute development (not to mention a feature freeze exception) it’s looking like Ubuntu 18.10 will ship with an older version of Nautilus. Again. April’s release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS offered up the majority of GNOME 3.28 but devs chose to include Nautilus 3.26 rather than the newer v38 release. That […]

This post, Ubuntu 18.10 Will Ship with an Older Version of Nautilus, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Telegram updates desktop app with chat export, night theme

Monday 27th of August 2018 02:53:56 PM

Telegram has updated its mobile and desktop apps with a number of small improvements. Telegram 1.3.13 on desktop gains a new night time theme, options to set notification exceptions, and the long-sought ability to export chat history. The Telegram Passport feature, an identity broker service, is made more secure in this release thanks to “improved password hashing […]

This post, Telegram updates desktop app with chat export, night theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup: Tilix, Wine, Freespire Linux + More

Sunday 26th of August 2018 02:52:03 PM

Another week, another roundup of recent Linux app, utility and distro releases. This week we’re taking in a variety of projects, including a popular terminal tool, a development update a famous Windows compatibility layer, and a Linux distro that many (myself included) forget existed! As always, these are the releases that either didn’t merit their […]

This post, Linux Release Roundup: Tilix, Wine, Freespire Linux + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

27 Interesting Facts About Linux

Friday 24th of August 2018 11:27:42 PM

A list of 27 interesting facts about Linux, its creator Linus Torvalds, and the impact that his open source operating system has had on the world.

This post, 27 Interesting Facts About Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

What’s New in Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS

Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS is the latest release of Ubuntu budgie. As part of Ubuntu 18.04 flavor this release ships with latest Budgie desktop 10.4 as default desktop environment. Powered by Linux 4.15 kernel and shipping with the same internals as Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), the Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS official flavor will be supported for 3 years, until April 2021. Prominent new features include support for adding OpenVNC connections through the NetworkManager applet, better font handling for Chinese and Korean languages, improved keyboard shortcuts, color emoji support for GNOME Characters and other GNOME apps, as well as window-shuffler capability. Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS also ships with a new exciting GTK+ theme by default called Pocillo, support for dynamic workspaces, as well as a “minimal installation” option in the graphical installer that lets users install Ubuntu Budgie with only the Chromium web browser and a handful of basic system utilities. Read more

Red Hat: Boston, US Government, OpenShift Route, VirtualBox and More

  • BU Spark! teams up with Red Hat, hosts software design workshop
    Students traveled across Boston to its Fort Point neighborhood to attend a BU Spark! workshop about interaction design Friday. There they delved into interaction design and explored how to develop user-friendly software. BU Spark! and Red Hat Inc. hosted the Interaction Design Bootcamp jointly at Red Hat’s Boston office. BU students and Spark! Interaction design fellows attended. Red Hat is a software company that specializes in information technology and has a research relationship with Boston University that includes educational elements. The programs taught by Red Hat focus on user experience design, one of Red Hat’s specializations, according to their website.
  • Open source can spark innovative business transformation in government, Red Hat leaders say
    The federal government, largely hamstrung by legacy systems, is in need of a major digital transformation. Open source technology can be the spark that sets off that revolution, leaders from open-source software company Red Hat said Tuesday. “The types of technologies that you choose matter,” said Mike Walker, global director of Open Innovation Labs at Red Hat. “It will influence the way your business operates and open new doors to new business process, and ultimately allow you to become a software company that can achieve some of those innovations and reductions in cost and time.”
  • Kubernetes Ingress vs OpenShift Route
    Although pods and services have their own IP addresses on Kubernetes, these IP addresses are only reachable within the Kubernetes cluster and not accessible to the outside clients. The Ingress object in Kubernetes, although still in beta, is designed to signal the Kubernetes platform that a certain service needs to be accessible to the outside world and it contains the configuration needed such as an externally-reachable URL, SSL, and more. Creating an ingress object should not have any effects on its own and requires an ingress controller on the Kubernetes platform in order to fulfill the configurations defined by the ingress object. Here at Red Hat, we saw the need for enabling external access to services before the introduction of ingress objects in Kubernetes, and created a concept called Route for the same purpose (with additional capabilities such as splitting traffic between multiple backends, sticky sessions, etc). Red Hat is one of the top contributors to the Kubernetes community and contributed the design principles behind Routes to the community which heavily influenced the Ingress design.
  • VirtualBox DRM/KMS Driver Proceeding With Atomic Mode-Setting Support
    The "vboxvideo" DRM/KMS driver for use by VirtualBox guest virtual machines that has been part of the mainline Linux kernel the past several cycles will soon see atomic mode-setting support. Hans de Goede of Red Hat, who has been stewarding this driver into the Linux kernel after Oracle has failed to do so, is tackling the atomic mode-setting as his latest advancement to this driver important for a VirtualBox desktop VM experience. Published today were initial patches preparing the move to atomic mode-setting but not yet the full migration to this modern display API that offers numerous benefits.
  • A Roadblock Ahead? – Red Hat, Inc. (RHT), Ingersoll-Rand Plc (IR)
  • Red Hat Shares Have Even Upside-Downside Profile, JPMorgan Says In Downgrade
  • Earnings Preview: Red Hat poised to deliver earnings growth for Q2
  • J.P. Morgan Securities Slams Red Hat Stock With Downgrade Before Earnings
  • Red Hat Inc. (RHT) Moves Lower on Volume Spike for September 18

IBM Looking to Distract From Recent Reports That it Helped Police Racially Profile the Public (by Openwashing)

Linux, the Linux Foundation and Graphics

  • Linux Patches Surface For Supporting The Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5
    Last year Creative Labs introduced the Sound BlasterX AE-5 PCI Express gaming sound card while finally there are some patches pending for supporting this high-end sound card in Linux. Connor McAdams who most recently got the Creative Recon3D support into good shape on Linux has now been working on getting the Sound BlasterX AE-5 working well on Linux.
  • Blockchain Training Takes Off
    Meanwhile, job postings related to blockchain and Hyperledger are taking off, and knowledge in these areas is translating into opportunity. Careers website Glassdoor lists thousands of job posts related to blockchain.
  • AMD Picasso Support Comes To The RadeonSI OpenGL Driver
    Last week AMD sent out initial support for yet-to-be-released "Picasso" APUs with the Linux AMDGPU kernel graphics driver. Today on the user-space side the support was merged for the OpenGL RadeonSI Gallium3D driver. Picasso details are still fairly light but they are expected to be similar to Raven Ridge and for the AM4 processor socket as well as an edition for notebooks. On the same day as publishing the Picasso AMDGPU kernel patches, AMD also went ahead and published the Linux patches for the "Raven 2" APUs too.
  • The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Arrives For Linux Benchmarking
    It looks like NVIDIA has their launch-day Linux support in order for the GeForce RTX 2080 "Turing" graphics cards slated to ship later this week as arriving today at Phoronix was the RTX 2080 Ti. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is NVIDIA's new flagship desktop GPU with the Turing GPU architecture, 4352 CUDA cores, a 1635MHz boost clock speed rating for this Founder's Edition model, 11GB of GDDR6 video memory yielding a 616 GB/s memory bandwidth rating, and designed to suit real-time ray-tracing workloads with their RTX technology. Pricing on the RTX 2080 Ti Founder's Edition is $1,199 USD. Last week NVIDIA published more details on the Turing architecture for those interested as well as on the new mesh shader capability.