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Unity 8 Desktop Gains a Slick 3D Task Switcher

Monday 29th of June 2015 12:29:07 PM

An experimental application switcher for the Unity 8 desktop is under development — and you can see it in action right here.

The post Unity 8 Desktop Gains a Slick 3D Task Switcher was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Atom 1.0: Open-Source Code Editor Goes Stable

Sunday 28th of June 2015 04:01:39 PM

More than a year after launching a public beta the open-source code editor Atom has gone stable.

The post Atom 1.0: Open-Source Code Editor Goes Stable was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Why It Will Be 2016 Before Mobile Carriers Sell Ubuntu Phones

Friday 26th of June 2015 02:31:12 PM

Three different Ubuntu Phones are now available to buy online — but none are available through network carriers or sold in retail stores. Why? Well, read on…

The post Why It Will Be 2016 Before Mobile Carriers Sell Ubuntu Phones was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 15.10 Alpha 1 Releases Now Ready for Download

Thursday 25th of June 2015 07:10:00 PM

Surprise — the first alpha release of the Ubuntu 15.10 development cycle is available for download. Just don't expect too many user-facing changes this early on.

The post Ubuntu 15.10 Alpha 1 Releases Now Ready for Download was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Finally Goes on Sale — But There’s a Catch

Tuesday 23rd of June 2015 06:00:44 PM

We're pleased to be able to reveal that the long-awaited Meizu MX4 Ubuntu phone will go on sale this Thursday, June 25.

The post Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Finally Goes on Sale — But There’s a Catch was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Kernel 4.1 Released, This Is What’s New

Monday 22nd of June 2015 01:54:44 PM

Linux Kernel 4.1 Features big battery life improvements for select Intel hardware, rumble support for Xbox One controllers and a heap more besides.

The post Linux Kernel 4.1 Released, This Is What’s New was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Should Ubuntu Phone Ditch Debian for Android?

Friday 19th of June 2015 02:53:50 PM

Former Canonical employee Jono Bacon has suggested that Ubuntu Phone should ditch Debian for Android — but do you agree?

The post Should Ubuntu Phone Ditch Debian for Android? was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Music, The GNOME Music Player, Is Getting Smart New Features

Wednesday 17th of June 2015 01:22:08 PM

Music, the GNOME music player that isn’t Rhythmbox, has been quietly progressing in the past few GNOME releases. The app now has a basic feature set that ticks all the right boxes, e.g. search, smart playlists, etc and is fronted by a modern interface that swaps chrome and clutter for instant usability. But the app is set to […]

The post Music, The GNOME Music Player, Is Getting Smart New Features was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Unity 8 Shell Rotation Finally Coming to Ubuntu Phone

Monday 15th of June 2015 01:07:43 PM

Working shell rotation is finally on its way to Unity 8 for Ubuntu Phones and Tablets.

The post Unity 8 Shell Rotation Finally Coming to Ubuntu Phone was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Why Siri in iOS 9 Validates the Design of Ubuntu Phone

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 02:35:09 PM

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Apple's introduction of Siri Suggestions is more than flattering — it's a sign Canonical is ahead of the curve.

The post Why Siri in iOS 9 Validates the Design of Ubuntu Phone was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Brand New Ubuntu Phone Goes on Sale Priced at €199

Tuesday 9th of June 2015 10:03:31 AM

The Bq Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Phone is available to buy in Europe. It features a 5-inch IPS screen, nippy quad-core Mediatek CPU and 16GB storage.

The post Brand New Ubuntu Phone Goes on Sale Priced at €199 was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

  • Key Question: Is Bundling Proper?
    In both cases, bundling is either a restraint of trade or simply a wasted motion. You don’t paint a house green only to paint it red if you have any sense. The right way to do IT is to make your choice and buy/acquire what you need to accomplish your goals in the most efficient manner possible. Bundling exclusively That Other OS with all PCs was only good for an illegal monopolist and its “partners” in crime. This is not about denying businesses profits. It’s about competition in the market and freedom for users/buyers to have choice.
  • Dell Gets An Airplane Mode Switch Driver In Linux 4.2
  • Call for hosts for GUADEC 2016
    GUADEC is the biggest gathering of GNOME users and developers, which takes place in Europe every year. It includes conference days, the GNOME Foundation annual general meeting and hacking in a week of coding and discussion.
  • 4MLinux 13.0 Screencast and Screenshots
  • Tumbleweed is rolling again
    Opensuse Tumbleweed has been static since the 20150612 snapshot. But today the 20150630 snapshot was released. We are moving again.
  • openSUSE Tumbleweed net-tools vs net-tools-deprecated
  • PostgreSQL 9.5 in Debian
    The package is also waiting in NEW to be accepted for Debian experimental.
  • DUCK challenge at DebConf15
  • Upgrades to Jessie, Ruby 2.2 transition, and chef update
    Last month I started to track all the small Debian-related things that I do. My initial motivation was to be concious about how often I spend short periods of time working on Debian. Sometimes it’s during lunch breaks, weekends, first thing in the morning before regular work, after I am done for the day with regular work, or even during regular work, since I do have the chance of doing Debian work as part of my regular work occasionally. Now that I have this information, I need to do something with it. So this is probably the first of monthly updates I will post about my Debian work. Hopefully it won’t be the last.
  • Avalue debuts Braswellian COMs and an SBC
    Avalue unveiled three Linux-friendly embedded boards based on Intel’s 14nm Braswell SoCs: a Qseven COM, a COM Express Type 6 COM, and a 5.25-inch SBC.
  • Tizen In-App Purchases(IAP) for Unity Applications goes Live!
  • 5 Best Enterprise Apps and Extensions for Google Chrome
    We have already covered a lot of enterprise applications on our site before. However, one would never expect apps in this genre to exist on a browser like Google Chrome. But, nothing could be further from the real truth. Google's effort to outsmart even the biggest players in the enterprise market are gradually paying off. Slowly spreading its wings into the business world, Google is venturing into arenas where Microsoft once reigned supreme. While the competition doesn't concern us much, but what has happened, in effect, is that the rivalry is bringing out the best in both companies.
  • Platform9 Aims to Control the Private Cloud from the Cloud [Video]
  • Teaching Email Self-Defense: Campaigns intern leads a workshop at PorcFest
    My workshop on Email Self-Defense took place at the 12th annual Porcupine Freedom Festival in Lancaster, New Hampshire. Around eight people attended, which was a few more than I expected. Christopher Waid and Bob Call of ThinkPenguin joined me in helping everyone who brought a laptop to set up GnuPG properly. Those who didn't bring a laptop participated by observing the process on the system most similar to their own and asking questions about particular steps, so as to enable them to achieve the same configuration when they returned home.
  • Security advisories for Thursday

Leftovers: Software

today's howtos

Leftovers: Gaming