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Draw On Your Screen with this Neat GNOME Shell Extension

Friday 22nd of March 2019 05:17:58 PM

Draw on your Screen with the aptly named 'Draw on Your Screen' extension for GNOME Shell. It lets you write text and draw over the Ubuntu Linux desktop.

This post, Draw On Your Screen with this Neat GNOME Shell Extension, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

NexDock 2 Turns Your Android Phone or Raspberry Pi into a Laptop

Thursday 21st of March 2019 10:36:52 PM

The NexDock 2 has hit Kickstarter. The goal? To deliver a 13.1-inch laptop shell, NexDock lets you use your Android smartphone or Raspberry Pi as a laptop.

This post, NexDock 2 Turns Your Android Phone or Raspberry Pi into a Laptop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Connect is Back on the Google Play Store, SMS Features Intact

Thursday 21st of March 2019 03:41:41 PM

Drama over: Google has whitelisted the KDE Connect Android app, allowing it to continue to provide SMS and call log integration to Linux users.

This post, KDE Connect is Back on the Google Play Store, SMS Features Intact, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

OpenShot’s Latest Release is Billed as the ‘Best Version Yet’ – But is it?

Thursday 21st of March 2019 03:12:58 PM

Free video editor OpenShot 2.4.4 is available to download, with its developer describing the release as being "the best version yet".

This post, OpenShot’s Latest Release is Billed as the ‘Best Version Yet’ – But is it?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Tether Often? Take the GNOME Metered Data Survey

Thursday 21st of March 2019 01:58:39 PM

GNOME developers launch survey to get feedback on metered data connection usage on desktop PCs and laptop, including those who tether Android to PC.

This post, Tether Often? Take the GNOME Metered Data Survey, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

NVIDIA Jetson Nano is a $99 Computer Built for AI, Powered by Ubuntu (Updated)

Wednesday 20th of March 2019 03:39:54 PM

Meet the NVIDIA Jetson Nano, a $99 developer kit with support for Ubuntu 18.04, NVIDIA CUDA toolkit, and open-source machine learning tools like TensorFlow.

This post, NVIDIA Jetson Nano is a $99 Computer Built for AI, Powered by Ubuntu (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Stadia is Google’s New Gaming Service Powered by Linux & Open-Source Tech

Tuesday 19th of March 2019 09:02:57 PM

Stadia, a brand new game streaming service from Google, has been revealed — and it's powered by Linux and open source technology.

This post, Stadia is Google’s New Gaming Service Powered by Linux & Open-Source Tech, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 66 Released, This is What’s Changed

Tuesday 19th of March 2019 03:04:19 PM

Mozilla Firefox 66 is available to download on desktop and Android. We look at the new features, bug fixes and key improvements this update brings.

This post, Firefox 66 Released, This is What’s Changed, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Google Removed the KDE Connect App from the Play Store (Update: It’s Back)

Tuesday 19th of March 2019 01:25:19 PM

Google removed the official KDE Connect Android app from the Play Store, citing policy restrictions on apps that access SMS and call logs.

This post, Google Removed the KDE Connect App from the Play Store (Update: It’s Back), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Atari VCS Release Delayed, But At Least There’s a Good Reason

Tuesday 19th of March 2019 12:35:20 PM

The Atari VCS release date has been pushed back to late 2019. The Linux-powered games console will now use an AMD Ryzen APU for better performance.

This post, Atari VCS Release Delayed, But At Least There’s a Good Reason, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The GNOME 3.34 Release Date is Set

Monday 18th of March 2019 04:25:02 PM

The GNOME 3.34 release date is set for September 11, 2019. Development on the next major release of this Linux desktop kicks off in early April.

This post, The GNOME 3.34 Release Date is Set, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Geary 3.32 Released with New App Icon, GNOME 3.32 Support

Monday 18th of March 2019 07:57:29 AM

Geary 3.32 has been released. The latest version of this open-source e-mail client for Linux features a new icon and a new release schedule.

This post, Geary 3.32 Released with New App Icon, GNOME 3.32 Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox Send is a Free, Encrypted File Sharing Service

Thursday 14th of March 2019 03:54:47 PM

Firefox Send is a free, encrypted file sharing service from Mozilla that lets you anonymously share files up to 1GB.

This post, Firefox Send is a Free, Encrypted File Sharing Service, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.32 Released, This is What’s New

Wednesday 13th of March 2019 10:59:10 AM

The GNOME 3.32 release includes a new icon theme, performance patches and more. We look at the best new features.

This post, GNOME 3.32 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Official Ubuntu 19.04 Wallpaper Is Revealed

Tuesday 12th of March 2019 01:22:52 PM

The Ubuntu 19.04 desktop wallpaper has been revealed – the one that you, me, and other Ubuntu users will stare at for the next six months!

This post, The Official Ubuntu 19.04 Wallpaper Is Revealed, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Audacity 2.3.1 Released, Restores Linux Support

Sunday 10th of March 2019 02:24:20 PM

A new version of Audacity, the open-source audio editor, is available for Linux. Audacity 2.3.1 features bug fixes and minor refinements.

This post, Audacity 2.3.1 Released, Restores Linux Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Snap Apps Are More Popular Than You Think [Infographic]

Wednesday 6th of March 2019 04:31:12 PM

Linux users install more than 3 million Snap apps every month, a new infographic from Canonical reveals.

This post, Snap Apps Are More Popular Than You Think [Infographic], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Meet the Official Ubuntu 19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’ Mascot

Tuesday 5th of March 2019 04:17:07 PM

The Ubuntu 19.04 mascot artwork has been unveiled by Canonical. The official 'Disco Dingo' logo will be used in promo materials.

This post, Meet the Official Ubuntu 19.04 ‘Disco Dingo’ Mascot, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Kernel 5.0 Released, This is What’s New

Monday 4th of March 2019 01:00:04 PM

Linux Kernel 5.0 has been released. It features hardware improvements, fast encryption support, and more.

This post, Linux Kernel 5.0 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint Is Getting a New Logo

Sunday 3rd of March 2019 04:38:40 PM

A brand new Linux Mint logo may be on the way. The popular Ubuntu-based Linux distro has revealed plans to revise its iconic ‘leaf’ shape logo in favour of a more versatile brand mark. Mint […]

This post, Linux Mint Is Getting a New Logo, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Events: SREcon19 Americas, Scale, FudCon and Snapcraft Summit Montreal

  • SREcon19 Americas Talk Resources
    At SREcon19 Americas, I gave a talk called "Operating within Normal Parameters: Monitoring Kubernetes". Here's some links and resources related to my talk, for your reference.
  • Participating at #Scale17x
    Everytime somebody asks me about Scale I can only think of the same: Scale is the most important community lead conference in North America and it only gets better by the years. This year it celebrated its seventeenth edition and it just struck me: with me being there this year, there have been more Scales I have attended than I have not. This is my nineth conference out of 17. The first time that I attended it was 2011, it was the edition followed by FudCon Tempe 2010 which happened to be my first Fedora conference and it was also the first time I got to meet some contributors that I had previously collaborated with, many of which I still consider my brothers. As for this time, I almost didn’t make it as my visa renewal was resolved on Friday’s noon, one day after the conference started. I recovered it that same day and book a flight in the night. I couldn’t find anything to LAX -as I regularly fly- so I had to fly to Tijuana and from there I borrowed a cart to Pasadena. Long story short: I arrived around 1:30 AM on Saturday.
  • Snapcraft Summit Montreal
    Snapcraft is the universal app store for Linux that reaches millions of users and devices and serves millions of app installs a month. The Snapcraft Summit is a forward-thinking software workshop attended by major software vendors, community contributors and Snapcraft engineers working at every level of the stack.

today's howtos

Draw On Your Screen with this Neat GNOME Shell Extension

Ever wish you could draw on the Linux desktop or write on the screen? Well, there’s a new GNOME Shell extension that lets you do exactly that: draw on the Linux desktop. You may want to point out a bug, highlight a feature, or provide some guidance to someone else by sending them an annotated screenshot. In this short post we’ll show you how to install the add-on and how to use it. Read more

Fedora 31 Preparing To Start Removing Packages Depending Upon Python 2

Python 2 support will formally reach end-of-life on 1 January 2020 and Fedora 31 is preparing for that by working to drop packages (or parts of packages) that depend upon Python 2. Fedora has been pushing for a Python 2 to Python 3 migration for many cycles now -- as most Linux distributions have -- while with Fedora 31 they are planning a "mass Python 2 package removal" if necessary. They are planning to closely track the state of packages depending upon Python 2 to either drop the packages or allow packagers to easily abandon Python 2 parts of programs. Read more