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Emoji Picker GNOME Extension

Friday 20th of January 2017 07:54:54 PM

You folks must think that I’m obsessed with Emoji, but you’d be …No, you’d be absolutely right about that. Actually, I don’t overuse the popular pictorial glyphs that dominate daily communication. But I do appreciate being able to find the one I want to use in a timely manner.   The precisely named Emoji Selector for […]

This post, Emoji Picker GNOME Extension, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Revamped Cinnamon Desktop Add-ons Website Is Now Live

Friday 20th of January 2017 03:37:39 PM

A revamped version of the Cinnamon Spices website is now live, showcasing the latest and most popular add-ons for the Linux Mint desktop.

This post, Revamped Cinnamon Desktop Add-ons Website Is Now Live, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mesa 13.0.3 Headed to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 20th of January 2017 03:18:42 PM

Mesa 13.0.3 will shortly be available to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS users to install, without needing to add any additional PPAs.

This post, Mesa 13.0.3 Headed to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Goodvibes is an Internet Radio Player App for Ubuntu

Friday 20th of January 2017 11:34:35 AM

I don’t listen to the radio that often, but when I do it’s certainly not in the traditional way. Like many, I listen to internet radio on my PC using a Linux radio app. A small selection of such players are available. They range from fully featured radio managers like Gradio, to lightweight and stripped back radio stream players like (the […]

This post, Goodvibes is an Internet Radio Player App for Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Dev Is Working on a Way to Run Android Apps on Ubuntu Phone

Thursday 19th of January 2017 01:27:25 PM

Ubports developer Marius Grispgård has revealed that he's working on a way to run Android apps on Ubuntu Phone using Sfdroid.

This post, This Dev Is Working on a Way to Run Android Apps on Ubuntu Phone, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dell’s Has Sold ‘Tens of Millions’ Dollars’ Worth of Project Sputnik Laptops

Thursday 19th of January 2017 12:09:12 AM

Curious about Dell's Ubuntu-powered laptops? So is Linux personality Bryan Lunduke, who talks to Dell's Barton George to learn more.

This post, Dell’s Has Sold ‘Tens of Millions’ Dollars’ Worth of Project Sputnik Laptops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Help Test The New (Java-Free!) Minecraft Launcher for Linux

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 04:23:13 PM

Work on a new Minecraft launcher for Linux has been underway for a while, but is now ready for testing.

This post, Help Test The New (Java-Free!) Minecraft Launcher for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Shotwell Photo Manager 0.25.3 Released

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 01:26:12 PM

Photography fans will be pleased to hear that a new bug-fix release of photo management app Shotwell is now available to download.

This post, Shotwell Photo Manager 0.25.3 Released, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Nylas Mail Client Is Now Free To Use (Again)

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 12:37:25 AM

The stylish desktop email client from Nylas is once again free to use, and has picked up a new name in the process. Nylas Mail is the new name for the open-source desktop app hitherto known as Nylas N1. Along with the new name comes a new icon and a new free plan for regular users.  Nylas N1 Vs Nylas Mail Nylas […]

This post, Nylas Mail Client Is Now Free To Use (Again), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Fairphone 2 Running Ubuntu Will Be On Show at MWC17

Wednesday 18th of January 2017 12:09:52 AM

Mobile World Congress 2017 kicks off next month, and Canonical is, once again, going to be in attendance. But although there are unlikely to be any shiny new Ubuntu phones and tablets to show off, Ubuntu Touch won’t be entirely absent. And it’s all thanks to the community. Canonical at MWC 2017 Last MWC saw the Bq Aquaris […]

This post, The Fairphone 2 Running Ubuntu Will Be On Show at MWC17, was written by Scott Bouvier and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Install The Latest GIMP 2.9 Development Build on Ubuntu

Sunday 15th of January 2017 09:34:17 PM

We show you how to install the latest GIMP development release on Ubuntu. This lets you experience all the new features coming in GIMP 2.10 nice and early.

This post, How To Install The Latest GIMP 2.9 Development Build on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

What To Expect In GIMP 2.10

Sunday 15th of January 2017 08:56:10 PM

The GIMP is our favorite image editing app for Linux, and this year it’s set to get even better. The development team behind the hugely popular open-source project this week shared word about ‘what’s next for GIMP‘ in 2017. Included are details on plans for GIMP 2.10, which will be the first major stable release of the app since GIMP 2.8 was released […]

This post, What To Expect In GIMP 2.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Case for Ubuntu Phone: Flexibility for Mobile Networks

Sunday 15th of January 2017 03:27:59 PM

Canonical engineer Ted Gould has put the case for Ubuntu Phone, arguing that mobile carriers will appreciate the 'flexibility' to bundle apps and services.

This post, The Case for Ubuntu Phone: Flexibility for Mobile Networks, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

VidCutter is an Open-Source Video Trimmer app

Saturday 14th of January 2017 12:45:23 AM

VidCutter is a free open-source app that you can use to trim video, cut video and join video clips quickly, without needing to re-encode them.

This post, VidCutter is an Open-Source Video Trimmer app, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Opera Won’t Be Bringing New Browser ‘Neon’ to Linux

Friday 13th of January 2017 01:01:24 PM

Opera Software debuted an all-new concept browser called Opera Neon yesterday. Neon is fast, blingy, and a little bit gimmicky, but does some neat new stuff that has gotten a lot of people quite excited. Sadly, Neon wasn’t made available to download on Linux. And now we find out that it won’t be. Like, ever. We reached […]

This post, Opera Won’t Be Bringing New Browser ‘Neon’ to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Telegram & Skype Update Their Desktop Linux Apps

Friday 13th of January 2017 12:58:48 AM

Two popular messaging services have rolled out updates to their desktop apps today, and we figured we'd combine news of both in one post.

This post, Telegram & Skype Update Their Desktop Linux Apps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu’s Converged Terminal App Is Starting to Take Shape

Thursday 12th of January 2017 07:56:00 PM

Last August Canonical shared design mockups of a new, converged Terminal app it wants to offer on its new Unity 8 desktop. Now the app exists. The current development version is not perfect, polished or feature complete, but it is looking more like the mockups than earlier versions did, and now lets you split and tile terminals both vertically and horizontally. It’s not 1:1, mind. The current […]

This post, Ubuntu’s Converged Terminal App Is Starting to Take Shape, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Say Hello to Opera Neon, a New Concept Browser from Opera

Thursday 12th of January 2017 03:57:29 PM

Opera has debuted a new “concept browser” called Opera Neon — but before you get too excited it’s not yet available for Linux. Opera Neon is built on the same (Chromium-based) core as the regular version of Opera, but is drastically different in terms of user interface and features. Opera Neon introduces new ways of managing websites, and experiments […]

This post, Say Hello to Opera Neon, a New Concept Browser from Opera, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Man, I Used To Think My Ubuntu Desktop Looked So Cool…

Thursday 12th of January 2017 01:52:40 AM

It is crazy how fast — and how drastically — tastes change.  The desktop screencast in the video player aboves my Ubuntu 8.10 desktop as it looked back in 2008, in all its gaudy over-glossed glory. AWN? Check. Screenlets? Check. Compiz cube? Ch-ch-check!  Like an old photo of a bad haircut, this video is very much of its its time. […]

This post, Man, I Used To Think My Ubuntu Desktop Looked So Cool…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Does Ubuntu Budgie Need a New Logo?

Wednesday 11th of January 2017 10:27:13 PM

Now that Ubuntu Budgie is an official Ubuntu flavor we're excited to see what developers plan to do this cycle — but could that mean a new logo?

This post, Does Ubuntu Budgie Need a New Logo?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Delayed Until February 2, Will Bring Linux 4.8, Newer Mesa

If you've been waiting to upgrade your Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system to the 16.04.2 point release, which should have hit the streets a couple of days ago, you'll have to wait until February 2. We hate to give you guys bad news, but Canonical's engineers are still working hard these days to port all the goodies from the Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) repositories to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, which is a long-term supported version, until 2019. These include the Linux 4.8 kernel packages and an updated graphics stack based on a newer X.Org Server version and Mesa 3D Graphics Library. Read more

Calamares Release and Adoption

  • Calamares 3.0 Universal Linux Installer Released, Drops Support for KPMcore 2
    Calamares, the open-source distribution-independent system installer, which is used by many GNU/Linux distributions, including the popular KaOS, Netrunner, Chakra GNU/Linux, and recently KDE Neon, was updated today to version 3.0. Calamares 3.0 is a major milestone, ending the support for the 2.4 series, which recently received its last maintenance update, versioned 2.4.6, bringing numerous improvements, countless bug fixes, and some long-anticipated features, including a brand-new PythonQt-based module interface.
  • Due to Popular Request, KDE Neon Is Adopting the Calamares Graphical Installer
    KDE Neon maintainer Jonathan Riddell is announcing today the immediate availability of the popular Calamares distribution-independent Linux installer framework on the Developer Unstable Edition of KDE Neon. It would appear that many KDE Neon users have voted for Calamares to become the default graphical installer system used for installing the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers. Indeed, Calamares is a popular installer framework that's being successfully used by many distros, including Chakra, Netrunner, and KaOS.

Red Hat Financial News

Wine 2.0 RC6 released