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See What’s New in GNOME 3.26

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 11:11:40 PM

To celebrate the GNOME 3.26 release we take look at the top GNOME 3.26 features, including the new settings app and Nautilus improvements.

This post, See What’s New in GNOME 3.26, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu’s Suru Icon Theme Is Being Revived

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 01:55:01 PM

If you loved the look of the Suru icon theme used on the Ubuntu phone you'll be pleased to hear that a community designer plans to bring it to the desktop.

This post, Ubuntu’s Suru Icon Theme Is Being Revived, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Open Source Desktop Radio App Gradio Updated

Tuesday 12th of September 2017 11:31:40 AM

A new version of Gradio, a desktop radio app for Linux desktops, is available for download. A fairly sizeable update, Gradio 6.0 introduces a number of UI improvements, including a new sort menu, extended radio station search, and the ability to ‘edit’ station details. The app isn’t new of course. We’ve written about this GTK desktop radio player […]

This post, Open Source Desktop Radio App Gradio Updated, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Manjaro Linux Now Has Its Very Own Laptop

Monday 11th of September 2017 02:01:57 PM

Linux users who’ve dreamed of buying a laptop that runs Manjaro Linux can wake up  happy — one has just been announced. The ‘Station X Spitfire Manjaro Special Edition’ is the first Manjaro-based laptop from UK-based computer sellers Station X. What’s really exciting about this (at least for those of us who like that sort of […]

This post, Manjaro Linux Now Has Its Very Own Laptop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Pithos 1.4 Released with 10-Band Equalizer, More

Monday 11th of September 2017 01:10:58 PM

A new version of Pithos, the open-source Pandora Radio client for Linux desktops, is available to download. Pithos 1.4.0 introduces a number of new plugins that extend its feature set, including a 10-band equalizer, a screensaver/lock screen inhibiter, and a volume normalizer. The app also adds F1 keyboard shortcut for opening the online Pithos wiki; […]

This post, Pithos 1.4 Released with 10-Band Equalizer, More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu devs look at making apt index files smaller

Monday 11th of September 2017 11:46:18 AM

Ubuntu developers are debating whether to enable compressed apt index files for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, a move that could free up disk space.

This post, Ubuntu devs look at making apt index files smaller, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Should Firefox ESR Be Available on Ubuntu?

Sunday 10th of September 2017 06:51:05 PM

It supports 'legacy' Firefox add-ons, ALSA, and browser plugins like Java — so why isn't Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) available on Ubuntu?

This post, Should Firefox ESR Be Available on Ubuntu?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Phone Crowdfunder Hits $200k, Is ‘Ahead of Trend Line to Succeed’

Sunday 10th of September 2017 12:24:10 PM

Crowdfunding for the Purism 5 Linux phone has soared past $200,000 — and is on course to succeed.

This post, Linux Phone Crowdfunder Hits $200k, Is ‘Ahead of Trend Line to Succeed’, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Disable Network Connectivity Checking in Ubuntu 17.10

Saturday 9th of September 2017 06:22:16 PM

As someone who works out of public coffee shops quite regularly I’m looking forward to the addition of captive portal detection in Ubuntu 17.10. This feature aims to make as easy to connect to public wifi on Ubuntu as it is on macOS and Android. Captive portals are commonly encountered when connecting to public wifi hotspots. […]

This post, How to Disable Network Connectivity Checking in Ubuntu 17.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint 18.3 Release Date

Saturday 9th of September 2017 06:06:35 PM

Wondering when the Linux Mint 18.3 release date is? You're not alone, so I figured I'd write a short post to tell you when the release is likely to be.

This post, Linux Mint 18.3 Release Date, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Your Desktop Wallpaper Just Got Interesting Again

Friday 8th of September 2017 12:32:30 PM

Desktop wallpaper just got interesting again. Hands up if you recall the animated wallpaper app Komorebi? No? We featured this nifty open-source wallpaper app a couple of times earlier in the year. At the time we praised the app for its slick pseudo-parallax effects and for trying to something a touch more innovative — if a […]

This post, Your Desktop Wallpaper Just Got Interesting Again, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mark Shuttleworth Interviewed on BBC News

Thursday 7th of September 2017 10:14:05 PM

It’s not everyday that you get to tune in to mainstream TV news and see Mark Shuttleworth on screen, chatting about life aboard the International Space Station. It certainly added a bit of pep to my cornflakes this morning! The Ubuntu founder was being interviewed by BBC Business Live‘s Susannah Streeter and Sally Bundock as part […]

This post, Mark Shuttleworth Interviewed on BBC News, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

We have some questions to ask you about videos…

Thursday 7th of September 2017 01:28:29 PM

We'd like to gather your feedback on the sort of Ubuntu videos you enjoy watching. To do that we've created a survey. This post has a link to it.

This post, We have some questions to ask you about videos…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

OpenShot 2.4 Released, Focuses on Stability

Thursday 7th of September 2017 11:35:52 AM

A new version of OpenShot, the crash-happy open-source non-linear video editor, is available to download. While the previous couple of releases were big on features the latest release is a “stability-focused release”, says project lead Jonathan Thomas. A few minor fixes elsewhere also slip in, including improved undo/redo history, and a new freeze and zoom menu. But reliability […]

This post, OpenShot 2.4 Released, Focuses on Stability, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Flathub Website Now Lists Apps, Lets You Install Them

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 08:12:44 PM

Read this site regularly enough and you’ll learn that I love Flathub. Flathub, for those of you who haven’t heard of it, is the quasi-official app store for apps packaged and distributed using Flatpak. But it hasn’t been easy to find out which apps are available on it. Until now. The official Flathub website recently updated […]

This post, The Flathub Website Now Lists Apps, Lets You Install Them, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

MConnect, the Android GNOME Shell Extension, Has Been Updated

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 04:58:39 PM

An updated version of mConnect, the GNOME extension that helps you integrate your Android device with the Linux desktop, is now available. Rolling out on the GNOME Extensions site now, the update adds minor improvements to the Android-ingratiating add-on, including support for keyboard shortcuts, and tooltips to provide helpful pointers about its various features. You can […]

This post, MConnect, the Android GNOME Shell Extension, Has Been Updated, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE System Settings is Being Revamped, And It Looks Beautiful

Wednesday 6th of September 2017 01:29:21 PM

A dramatic revamp of the KDE System Settings app could be on the way. KDE is — and I doubt anyone will consider this a controversial statement — the most powerful and configurable of all the open-source desktop environments available. The breadth of control it hands over to users is huge, and often cited as a […]

This post, KDE System Settings is Being Revamped, And It Looks Beautiful, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint Backup Tool to Get Big Improvements

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 08:57:11 PM

An improved backup tool will debut in Linux Mint 18.3. The updated utility will be easier to use, feature performance improvements, and more.

This post, Linux Mint Backup Tool to Get Big Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

PulseAudio 11.0 Released, Adds New Features & Fixes

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 04:54:54 PM

Do you know which sound server you use on Ubuntu? It’s PulseAudio — and today it got a new release. PulseAudio 11.0 is the latest stable release of this desktop staple. A bunch of new features and capabilities have been added, plus plenty of bug fixes and bandaids. Among the changes there is support for newer AirPlay […]

This post, PulseAudio 11.0 Released, Adds New Features & Fixes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Make a GIF from Video on Linux Using Gifcurry

Tuesday 5th of September 2017 03:19:21 PM

Want to make GIFs from video on Linux? Use Gifcurry, an open-source app that also lets you add text to gifs, and upload them to sites like Imgur.

This post, Make a GIF from Video on Linux Using Gifcurry, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Red Hat: Ansible Tower, Patent Promise, and Shares Declining

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Add-on board expands i.MX6 UL SBC

MYIR released an add-on board for its Linux-driven, i.MX6 UL-based MYS-6ULX SBC that adds a second LAN port, plus CAN, RS485, camera, audio, and RTC. In April, MYIR released a Linux-powered MYS-6ULX SBC, which was notable for being available in two different versions using NXP’s low power, Cortex-A7 i.MX6 UltraLite (UL) or the more affordable, and almost identical i.MX6 ULL SoC. Now, MYIR has released an “MYB-6ULX Expansion Board” designed to stack onto either model. The $21.20 accessory adds a second 10/100 Ethernet port to the MYS-6ULX, as well as new CAN, RS485, audio, micro-USB, RTC, and camera functions. Read more

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