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HITMAN ‘The Complete First Season’ Out Now for Linux

Thursday 16th of February 2017 06:09:27 PM

HITMAN, the latest entry the popular Hitman franchise, is available to buy and play on Linux from today. Surprised? You should be! This HITMAN Linux release is the first game in this popular 16 year-old series to be released on the platform. “Become the Master Assassin in this intense spy-thriller story. As Agent 47 you perform contract hits […]

This post, HITMAN ‘The Complete First Season’ Out Now for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GPD Pocket, the 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop, Has Raised $700k in 24 Hours

Thursday 16th of February 2017 03:08:23 PM

The GPD Pocket has only been live on IndieGoGo for 24 hours, but it's has already amassed a staggering $700,000 — $500,000 more than it was seeking!

This post, GPD Pocket, the 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop, Has Raised $700k in 24 Hours, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Transit Route Planning Is Coming to GNOME Maps

Thursday 16th of February 2017 01:23:33 PM

Transit routing features are headed to GNOME Maps, the open-source desktop map app for Linux. GNOME developer Marcus Lundblad detailed the upcoming changes, which will include the ability to reverse routes, in a blog post. The feature is expected to debut as part of the app with the release of GNOME 3.24, which is due for release […]

This post, Transit Route Planning Is Coming to GNOME Maps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install Firefox Nightly as a Flatpak App on Ubuntu

Wednesday 15th of February 2017 05:51:10 PM

We show you how to set-up Flatpak on Ubuntu to install the latest Firefox Nightly build. If you've been keen to try Flatpak out, here's how!

This post, How to Install Firefox Nightly as a Flatpak App on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Whatever is an Unofficial Evernote App for Linux

Wednesday 15th of February 2017 02:05:35 PM

Evernote is practically a by-word for being well organised and super productive — and not just in the minds of its 100 million users but among those who, like me, aspire to be. But with no official Evernote Linux app available it’s been left to the community to plug the productivity gap with unofficial alternatives, like NixNote, EverPad, NeverNote, and the Ubuntu Touch notes […]

This post, Whatever is an Unofficial Evernote App for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Flatpak Update Enhances OpenGL Driver Support

Wednesday 15th of February 2017 12:18:14 PM

The latest stable update to Flatpak, the distro-agnostic, decentralised, and open-source application packaging and distribution format  Flatpak 0.8.3 provides OpenGL support that will allow Flatpak apps to work with so-called “out-of-tree” OpenGL drivers, like Nvidia’s, out of the box. “In addition to the regular list of bugfixes, this stable release include backports of the updated OpenGL […]

This post, Flatpak Update Enhances OpenGL Driver Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GPD Pocket, The 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop is Now Live on IndieGoGo

Wednesday 15th of February 2017 11:15:38 AM

Crowdfunding for the GPD Pocket is underway on IndieGoGo, and the good news is that it has already smashed through its $200,000 goal.

This post, GPD Pocket, The 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop is Now Live on IndieGoGo, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ukuu Makes it Easy to Install Mainline Linux Kernels on Ubuntu

Tuesday 14th of February 2017 05:02:09 PM

Ever wondered how to install new kernel releases on Ubuntu? Using Ukuu (which stands for ‘Ubuntu Kernel Update Utility’) is one way to do it. This straightforward desktop app help you install a new kernel in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and other Ubuntu-based distributions, using the “mainline” kernels published by Canonical. But before you jump ahead in pursuit of shiny […]

This post, Ukuu Makes it Easy to Install Mainline Linux Kernels on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

6 Reasons Why I Love Using KDE Connect on Ubuntu

Tuesday 14th of February 2017 02:27:00 PM

I love using KDE Connect on Ubuntu with the app's indicator applet. It's the easiest way to connect my Android phone to my Linux desktop.

This post, 6 Reasons Why I Love Using KDE Connect on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Skype Say Linux App Will Work Past March 1 (For Now)

Tuesday 14th of February 2017 11:14:51 AM

Skype has apologised for telling Linux users it was about to retire support for its Skype Qt client, assuring users the VoIP will continue to work for the near future.

This post, Skype Say Linux App Will Work Past March 1 (For Now), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Babe Is a Promising New Qt Music Player

Monday 13th of February 2017 06:18:07 PM

I use KDE Plasma a lot more these days (thanks to KDE Neon) and so far I am really enjoying it. Like many, I also prefer to run Qt apps on a Qt desktop, and GTK+ apps on a GNOME-based one. It’s not that GTK apps can’t run, they just never feel as seamlessly integrated as […]

This post, Babe Is a Promising New Qt Music Player, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mesa 17.0.0 Released

Monday 13th of February 2017 01:36:07 PM

It’s been a busy few week for Mesa related news, and today is no exception as Mesa 17.0 is now officially available.  Mesa 17.0.0 is the first release with the new year-based versioning system (it would’ve been Mesa 13.1.0 otherwise). But the bug version jump is perhaps a little justified too. Mesa 17.0 is a notable update to […]

This post, Mesa 17.0.0 Released, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Meet The New Linux Desktop Environment Inspired by Windows 7

Monday 13th of February 2017 01:00:20 PM

UKUI (Ubuntu Kylin User Interface) is a fork of the MATE desktop that is designed to look like Windows 7, a desktop that Kylin say its users prefer.

This post, Meet The New Linux Desktop Environment Inspired by Windows 7, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Want to Install Mesa 13.0.4 On Ubuntu 16.04? Here’s How

Sunday 12th of February 2017 11:55:43 PM

It can be hard to keep track of which version of Mesa is available and where, with various PPAs peppered about the interwebs offering different snapshots at varying degrees of stability! But if you’re wanting to install Mesa 13.0.4 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Ubuntu 16.10 you don’t need to rummage around any further. Canonical’s Timo Aaltonen has shared […]

This post, Want to Install Mesa 13.0.4 On Ubuntu 16.04? Here’s How, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Roundup of Recent App Updates: Harmony, Komorebi, Alduin

Sunday 12th of February 2017 01:22:38 PM

Time for our weekly round up of recent app updates that weren’t quite big enough to merit their own dedicated post If you’re averse to Electron apps you’re advised to look away now. If an app you love got an update this week chances are it’s because we didn’t know about it, rather than we hate the […]

This post, Roundup of Recent App Updates: Harmony, Komorebi, Alduin, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Xfce’s Parole Media Player Gets First Update In Over a Year

Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:41:08 PM

Xfce's Parole media player has just seen its first major update in over a year.

This post, Xfce’s Parole Media Player Gets First Update In Over a Year, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A Lightweight Screen Recorder for Linux (Updated)

Friday 10th of February 2017 01:41:24 PM

Want to record your Ubuntu desktop for a screencast, video tutorial, or bug report? I highly recommend giving Green Recorder a shot. Green Recorder is a minimal yet perfectly functional desktop screen recorder app for Ubuntu. It’s built using Python, GTK+ 3 and ffmpeg, and supports recording audio and video at the same time, making it ideal for […]

This post, A Lightweight Screen Recorder for Linux (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Neon to Support Snap Apps in Plasma Discover

Friday 10th of February 2017 12:16:17 PM

Ubuntu-based KDE Neon is one the Linux distros we’re most excited for this year — and with good reason. The distro combines the stability of Ubuntu’s latest LTS foundations with the latest (and, if you want it, bleeding edge) KDE applications and Plasma desktop releases. It’s a compelling partnership that delivers the best KDE experience I’ve […]

This post, KDE Neon to Support Snap Apps in Plasma Discover, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

If You Remember Using These 5 Linux Apps, You’re Officially Old

Thursday 9th of February 2017 07:48:45 PM

A reader's tweet left us feeling all nostalgic so join us as we go back to 2009 and look at 5 Linux apps we all used to use, but now never do…

This post, If You Remember Using These 5 Linux Apps, You’re Officially Old, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME MPV is a Sleek GTK+ Frontend for mpv

Thursday 9th of February 2017 05:40:35 PM

I recently blogged about my love affair (of sorts) with mpv, the nimble, open-source media player based on mplayer. Stock mpv is, for those used to all-singing and all-dancing video players, a little… austere. GNOME MPV is an attractive GTK+ front-end to mpv. If you find mpv too minimal, gnome-mpv is sure to help. gnome-mpv “GNOME MPV […]

This post, GNOME MPV is a Sleek GTK+ Frontend for mpv, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Ubuntu Touch finds a home on a conflict-free, fair-trade, user-maintainable handset

Handset maker Fairphone is teaming up with the community project UBports, which seeks to get Ubuntu Touch on mobile devices. They will be showing off Ubuntu Touch running on the Fairphone 2 during Mobile World Congress, which starts February 27 in Barcelona. While Ubuntu is probably not the first name that comes to mind when you think of mobile devices, the phone in question offers some compelling features. “UBports Foundation will be showcasing its work at the Canonical booth, the company behind Ubuntu. Canonical is planning to tell about the latest developments around the convergence of its devices and UBports Foundation will share its mission ‘Ubuntu On Every Device’ with the visitors,” UBports said in a February 8 press release. Currently, UBports’ website lists three devices as “fully working as daily drivers:” The OnePlus One, Nexus 5, and the Fairphone 2, with the latter showing all parts as functioning with Ubuntu Touch, save the GPS radio. (Interestingly, the UBports project website for the Fairphone 2 still lists the GSM radio [in addition to the GPS] as a work in progress. However there is a video of two people talking with the handset, so it’s likely the Fairphone 2 project website is out of date.) The website also has instructions for flashing Ubuntu to the Fairphone 2. Read more

BSD Leftovers

  • LLVM/Clang 4.0 Is Running Late Due To Seven Blocker Bugs
    LLVM 4.0 was supposed to have been released by now, but it's running late due to open blocker bugs. Hans Wennborg commented on the mailing list that while the release should have happened on 21 February, serving as release manager, he hasn't tagged the release yet due to open blocker bugs.
  • FreeBSD-Based pfSense 2.3.3 Open-Source Firewall Released with over 100 Changes
    Rubicon Communications' Jim Pingle announced the availability of a new point release to the pfSense 2.3 stable series, which adds over 100 improvements and a bunch of new features. Updated to FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE-p16, the pfSense 2.3.3 maintenance release is here more than seven months after the 2.3.2 update and introduces several new packages, including TFTP Server, LCDproc, cellular, and tinc, a lot of improvements for the OpenVPN and IPsec implementations, as well as numerous stability and security fixes from FreeBSD. Dozens of bug fixes are included in pfSense 2.3.3 for WebGUI, graphs and monitoring, gateways and routing, notifications, Dynamic DNS, captive portal, NTP and GPS, DNS, resolver and forwarder, DHCP and DHCPv6 servers, router advertisements, HA and CARP, traffic shaping, firewall, rules, NAT, aliases, states, users, authentication, and privileges.
  • “Hi, I’m jkh and I’m a d**k”
    Yesterday, I was privy to a private email message discussing a topic I care deeply about. I contacted the author and said “You really need to make this public and give this a wider audience.” His response boiled down to “if I wanted it to get a wider audience, I was welcome to do so myself.” So here’s my first ever guest post, from Jordan K Hubbard, one of the founders of the FreeBSD Project. While this discussion focuses on FreeBSD, it’s applicable to any large open source project.

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