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Are These Ambiance Theme Forks Better Than The Real Thing?

Saturday 18th of November 2017 06:09:16 PM

Ahh, Ambiance. It’s been the default Ubuntu GTK theme for almost as long as I’ve been blogging, but it’s far from being the design darling it was when it debuted back in 2010. Ubuntu wants to replace it with a new theme in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS based on Ambiance, and more than 90% of you agree […]

This post, Are These Ambiance Theme Forks Better Than The Real Thing?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

An ‘Ubuntu Unity Remix’ Might Be on the Way…

Friday 17th of November 2017 04:46:38 PM

A new Ubuntu flavor that uses the Unity 7 desktop by default is under discussion. The plans have already won backing from a former Unity developer.

This post, An ‘Ubuntu Unity Remix’ Might Be on the Way…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New Icon Theme Confirmed for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Thursday 16th of November 2017 10:26:01 PM

‘Suru’ is going to be the default icon theme in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. That’s Suru, the rebooted community icon theme and not Suru, the Canonical-created icon theme that shipped on the Ubuntu Phone (and was created by Matthieu James, who recently left Canonical). It’s not clear when the icon set will dribble down into the (recently […]

This post, New Icon Theme Confirmed for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

IBM Release Open Source Font, Here’s How To Use it on Ubuntu

Thursday 16th of November 2017 08:49:19 PM

Computer giant IBM launched a new open-source font last week. It's called 'IBM Plex' and in this post I show you how to set it as the default Ubuntu font.

This post, IBM Release Open Source Font, Here’s How To Use it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mailspring Email Client is now available as a Snap app

Thursday 16th of November 2017 01:05:26 PM

The Mailspring email client is now available as a Snap application on Ubuntu and other Linux distros. The part-Electron, part C++ mail app works with most major email providers, lets you add multiple accounts, has fast mail searching, and offers some advanced features, like read receipts and quick reply templates. Mailspring is a fork of the (now defunct) Nylas […]

This post, Mailspring Email Client is now available as a Snap app, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

These are the 12 Potential LibreOffice Mascots (Updated)

Wednesday 15th of November 2017 08:07:21 PM

Update: The day after this article was published The Document Foundation decided to “end this phase early” due to criticism. Original article is below. If you have anything approaching a memory you may recall that The Document Foundation is on the hunt for a LibreOffice mascot. Ring any bells? It almost didn’t for me, despite having written about the contest […]

This post, These are the 12 Potential LibreOffice Mascots (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dell Updates its Range of Ubuntu Laptops

Wednesday 15th of November 2017 04:00:25 PM

If you're looking for a new Ubuntu laptop Dell has got you covered. The company has updated its range of Ubuntu powered Precision laptops and desktops.

This post, Dell Updates its Range of Ubuntu Laptops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Now Powers 100% of the World’s Top 500 Supercomputers

Tuesday 14th of November 2017 07:23:17 PM

Linux runs on 100% of the world's top 500 supercomputers according to the latest stats from the respected supercomputer watchers TOP500.

This post, Linux Now Powers 100% of the World’s Top 500 Supercomputers, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Listen to the Purism Librem 5 Phone Ringtones

Tuesday 14th of November 2017 04:20:04 PM

Purism has unveiled the default ringtones which will be used on the Librem 5 phone. The sounds come by way of a community-based contest (which I have to admit I wasn’t aware of before now) held alongside the Linux phone’s crowdfunding campaign. Five winning tones were selected from what Purism say was an “overwhelming” submissions pool, one each […]

This post, Listen to the Purism Librem 5 Phone Ringtones, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 57 “Quantum” Is Here, And It’s Awesome

Tuesday 14th of November 2017 10:00:50 AM

Firefox 57 is here. It introduces a new look, sees legacy add-ons dropped, and gives the core rendering engine a big old speed boost.

This post, Firefox 57 “Quantum” Is Here, And It’s Awesome, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Audiobook Player ‘Cozy’ Adds Sleep Timer, m4a Support

Monday 13th of November 2017 05:09:48 PM

Cozy, the open-source audiobook player for Linux desktop, has a new version out. The app adds a sleep timer and improves the interface.

This post, Linux Audiobook Player ‘Cozy’ Adds Sleep Timer, m4a Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Samsung Demos Ubuntu Running on a Galaxy Smartphone

Monday 13th of November 2017 03:15:17 PM

Samsung has shared a video of its 'Linux on Galaxy' app that lets developers run full desktop Linux distributions on select Galaxy smartphones.

This post, Samsung Demos Ubuntu Running on a Galaxy Smartphone, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

OpenShot 2.4.1 Released with Various Improvements

Monday 13th of November 2017 01:32:21 PM

A new version of the OpenShot video editor is now available. OpenShot 2.4.1 improves video playback and image quality, and is said to have better stability.

This post, OpenShot 2.4.1 Released with Various Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Kernel 4.14 Released, This is What’s New

Sunday 12th of November 2017 10:25:16 PM

Linus Torvalds has announced the release of a Linux 4.14, the latest stable release of the Linux kernel, and it's packed full of changes and new features.

This post, Linux Kernel 4.14 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup: Atom, Football Manager 2018, Kdenlive + More

Sunday 12th of November 2017 12:18:03 PM

It’s a Sunday, which means it’s time for a concise roundup of recent Linux releases that didn’t merit their own dedicated post. A rather diverse set of apps and projects made releases in the past week, including two of the most popular code editing apps, what is (arguably) the best open-source video editor, and a desktop […]

This post, Linux Release Roundup: Atom, Football Manager 2018, Kdenlive + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Notes Up is a Markdown Editor for Linux

Friday 10th of November 2017 02:40:48 PM

Notes Up is a Markdown editor for Linux desktop with a basic set of features, including PDF export and a markdown cheat sheet built in to the app.

This post, Notes Up is a Markdown Editor for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install Mesa 17.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 10th of November 2017 01:49:23 PM

It's easy to install Mesa 17.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 17.10 thanks to the X-Swat Updates PPA, which packages the latest Mesa release for Ubuntu users.

This post, How to Install Mesa 17.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dashlane Password Manager Now Supports Linux

Thursday 9th of November 2017 09:06:28 PM

Dashlane, the popular password manager, now supports Linux (and ChromeOS and Microsoft Edge) thanks to new web extension and web app combination.

This post, Dashlane Password Manager Now Supports Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Does Ubuntu Need a New Theme? [Poll]

Thursday 9th of November 2017 03:19:32 PM

Does Ubuntu need a new theme? Ubuntu developers certainly think so. They’ve started a new initiative to try and find a new GTK theme (as well as new GNOME Shell theme and icon set). But is Ambiance really outdated and unfit for purpose? It’s a question that i’m not sure anyone’s actually asked yet. *breaks glass, pushes […]

This post, Does Ubuntu Need a New Theme? [Poll], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Is Looking for a New Theme

Thursday 9th of November 2017 02:31:24 PM

Ubuntu 18.04 wants to include a new theme and icon set, and it wants you, the community, to make it, using Adwaita as the foundation.

This post, Ubuntu Is Looking for a New Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

'Turbo Boost Max 3.0' and Mesa 17.2.4

  • Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15
    The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0.
  • Mesa 17.2.4 Graphics Stack Lands for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 Gamers
    Canonical's Timo Aaltonen reports on the availability of the Mesa 17.2.4 open-source graphics drivers stack on the X-SWAT updates PPA for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.10 systems. Ubuntu systems have always lagged behind the development of the Mesa 3D Graphics Library, the Linux graphics stack containing open-source drivers for Intel, AMD Radeon, and Nvidia GPUs, but they usually catch up with it through a specially crafted PPA (Personal Package Archive) repository that can be easily installed by users.

OSS Leftovers

  • The Future of Marketing Technology Is Headed for an Open-Source Revolution
  • Edging Closer – ODS Sydney
    Despite the fact that OpenStack’s mission statement has not fundamentally changed since the inception of the project in 2010, we have found many different interpretations of the technology through the years. One of them was that OpenStack would be an all-inclusive anything-as-a-service, in a striking parallel to the many different definitions the “cloud” assumed at the time. At the OpenStack Developer Summit in Sydney, we found a project that is returning to its roots: scalable Infrastructure-as-a-Service. It turns out, that resonates well with its user base.
  • Firefox Quantum Now Available on openSUSE Tumbleweed, Linux 4.14 Coming Soon
    Users of the openSUSE Tumbleweed rolling operating system can now update their computers to the latest and greatest Firefox Quantum web browser.
  • Short Delay with WordPress 4.9
    You may have heard WordPress 4.9 is out. While this seems a good improvement over 4.8, it has a new editor that uses codemirror.  So what’s the problem? Well, inside codemirror is jshint and this has that idiotic no evil license. I think this was added in by WordPress, not codemirror itself. So basically WordPress 4.9 has a file, or actually a tiny part of a file that is non-free.  I’ll now have to delay the update of WordPress to hack that piece out, which probably means removing the javascript linter. Not ideal but that’s the way things go.

Red Hat and Fedora Leftovers