Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

OMG! Ubuntu!

Syndicate content OMG! Ubuntu!
An online Ubuntu magazine bringing you the latest Ubuntu news, apps, interview and reviews. Daily.
Updated: 2 hours 33 min ago

Budgie 10.3 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

Monday 24th of April 2017 01:14:52 PM

A new version of the Budgie desktop is available to install on Ubuntu. Budgie 10.3 adds a new Alt+Tab switcher, and brings a stack of bug fixes to the table.

This post, Budgie 10.3 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

2 Ways to Add App Folders to the GNOME Shell Overview

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 05:13:34 PM

If you use the main GNOME application launcher (the fullscreen one similar to macOS’s Launchpad) you may have spotted two folders among the app launchers: Sundry and Utilities. These app folders ship by default; you didn’t create them. But perhaps you want to create your own GNOME app folders that appear on this screen. For instance: You […]

This post, 2 Ways to Add App Folders to the GNOME Shell Overview, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Flattiance is a Flat Fork of Ubuntu’s Ambiance Theme

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 01:42:38 PM

Flattiance is pitched as a “semi-flat fork” of the Ubuntu Ambiance theme. You know, the one that ships out of the box and by default. On the whole Flattiance keeps to the same color palette, with dark browns and orange accents, but it ditches the gradient in app headers in favour of a solid block. The window control icons […]

This post, Flattiance is a Flat Fork of Ubuntu’s Ambiance Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Wine 2.0.1 Stable Released, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu

Sunday 23rd of April 2017 12:45:13 PM

A new stable release of Wine is available to install on Ubuntu — but you'll need to add the new Wine repository to get it, so here's how!

This post, Wine 2.0.1 Stable Released, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Theme Makes Qt Apps Feel at Home on GNOME

Saturday 22nd of April 2017 04:29:49 AM

There are plenty of excellent Qt and KDE apps that GNOME avoid using simply because they don’t like the way Qt apps look on their GNOME Desktop. Well, that excuse is about to expire. Adwaita-Qt is (as you might guess from the name) a theme that helps make Qt apps look like GTK apps by themeing them to match up with Adwaita, […]

This post, This Theme Makes Qt Apps Feel at Home on GNOME, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Make Firefox Faster on Linux with this Simple Tweak

Friday 21st of April 2017 03:10:38 PM

Apparently force enabling hardware acceleration in Firefox for Linux can make Firefox faster. So, in this post, we'll show you how to try it for yourself.

This post, Make Firefox Faster on Linux with this Simple Tweak, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This is the Ubuntu 17.10 Release Date

Friday 21st of April 2017 11:29:22 AM

The Ubuntu 17.10 release date is set for October 19, 2017. Ubuntu 17.10 will use the GNOME desktop instead of Unity, the first release to do so since 2011.

This post, This is the Ubuntu 17.10 Release Date, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Fans Launch Petition to Make Plasma Ubuntu’s Next Desktop

Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:23:57 PM

A new petition is calling for Canonical to make KDE Plasma Ubuntu's next desktop, following news that the distro is to drop Unity in favour of GNOME.

This post, KDE Fans Launch Petition to Make Plasma Ubuntu’s Next Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 17.10 Is Named ‘Artful Aardvark’

Thursday 20th of April 2017 06:17:28 PM

Still wondering what the Ubuntu 17.10 codename will be? Well, it seems we have our answer courtesy of Launchpad, home of Ubuntu development.

This post, Ubuntu 17.10 Is Named ‘Artful Aardvark’, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 53 Released With 2 New Compact Themes

Thursday 20th of April 2017 01:56:46 PM

Mozilla Firefox 53 has been released, and is now available to download right now. The latest release of the popular open-source web-browser ships with two new compact themes, reader mode improvements, and updated site permission requests. Mozilla Firefox 52 began the process of removing support for Netscape Plugin API (NPAPI) plugins, disabling them by default but letting users to dive […]

This post, Firefox 53 Released With 2 New Compact Themes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

If Only Thunderbird Did Look Like This…

Thursday 20th of April 2017 12:28:57 PM

The Thunderbird email client is a great app, but its out-dated interface makes it a chore to use. Could a redesign reignite interest in it?

This post, If Only Thunderbird Did Look Like This…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

What to Expect From The $89 Pinebook Laptop

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 11:07:22 PM

It’s the $89 price tag that makes the Pinebook Linux laptop such a tempting purchase But few real-world reviews exist for this cheap and cheerful device — until now. Well, sort of. Pine64, the company behind the 64-bit ARM-based Pinebook laptop, has begun to ship devices on a buy-to-order (BTO) basis. And some these early units have landed in the […]

This post, What to Expect From The $89 Pinebook Laptop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Plotinus Adds a Searchable Command Palette to GTK3 Apps

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 10:46:41 PM

Say aloha to Plotinus, a natty new HUD-like command palette for GTK3 applications. Which ones? How about all of ’em. A HUD Analog (Kinda) Since news broke that Ubuntu is to switch back to GNOME in upcoming releases plenty of you have been mailing in, shouting out, and spotlighting Unity-style features that have GNOME equivalents — Plotinus among […]

This post, Plotinus Adds a Searchable Command Palette to GTK3 Apps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mount Your Google Drive on Linux with google-drive-ocamlfuse

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 09:52:44 PM

For a fast way to mount Google Drive on the Linux desktop try google-drive-ocamlfuse. It lets you access your files, copy them, edit them, and much more.

This post, Mount Your Google Drive on Linux with google-drive-ocamlfuse, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A Global Menu Extension for GNOME Shell is in Development

Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:55:32 PM

This global menu GNOME Shell extension brings a popular Unity feature to the GNOME desktop, and lets you interact with app menus from the top bar.

This post, A Global Menu Extension for GNOME Shell is in Development, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu May Ditch Thunderbird, Possibly Ship With No Email App

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 11:29:50 PM

Developers are considering dropping the Thunderbird email client from Ubuntu's default apps list in Ubuntu 17.10 due later this year.

This post, Ubuntu May Ditch Thunderbird, Possibly Ship With No Email App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Is Switching to Wayland

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 08:01:38 PM

Ubuntu is to ship Wayland in place of X.Org Server by default. Word of the display server¹ switch won’t surprise many. Mir, Canonical’s home-spun alternative to Wayland, had been billed as the future of Ubuntu’s convergence play. But both Unity 8 the convergence dream was recently put out to pasture, meaning this decision was widely expected. It’s highly […]

This post, Ubuntu Is Switching to Wayland, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Minwaita GTK Theme Puts GNOME’s Adwaita on a Diet

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:09:04 PM

If you like the Adwaita theme Ubuntu GNOME ships with but don’t like the size of its title bars, here’s a theme that may be of interest. Minwaita is a forked version of GNOME’s default Adwaita theme that fixes the theme’s biggest issue: the generous padding on buttons, switches, header bars and titles bars. You can see the difference between the stock […]

This post, Minwaita GTK Theme Puts GNOME’s Adwaita on a Diet, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Wire Linux client is now available to install from a secure repo

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 02:35:54 PM

Encrypted messaging service Wire is now available to install on Ubuntu (and related distros) from a secure repository that offers verified packages.

This post, The Wire Linux client is now available to install from a secure repo, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Poll: Have You Tried GNOME Shell As a Result of Recent Ubuntu News?

Tuesday 18th of April 2017 03:50:57 AM

Have you installed, tried or used GNOME Shell as a result of the recent Unity bombshell news? That's what we're asking you in this week's reader poll.

This post, Poll: Have You Tried GNOME Shell As a Result of Recent Ubuntu News?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

QNX 7 Can Be Fitted With A Qt5 Desktop

  • QNX 7 Can Be Fitted With A Qt5 Desktop
    While QNX remains targeted as an operating system for mobile/embedded solutions, a BlackBerry developer in his spare time has fitted QNX 7 with a Qt5 desktop. QNX 6 and prior had a desktop option, but was removed in QNX 7, which was released this past March. QNX 7.0 also brought support for 64-bit (and maintaining 32-bit) Intel x86 and ARM platforms along with C++14 support. For those wanting to experiment with QNX 7, a BlackBerry kernel developer has been working on making this operating system more desktop friendly.
  • Building a BlackBerry QNX 7 Desktop
    Having Qt allowed me to port one of my favourite applications, SpeedCrunch. It was a simple matter of running ‘qmake’ followed by ‘make’. Next, I ported the QTermWidget library so that I could have terminal windows.

Kernel Space/Linux

  • Kernel explained
  • [Older] [Video] Audio on Linux: The End of a Golden Age?
  • State of Sway April 2017
    Development on Sway continues. I thought we would have slowed down a lot more by now, but every release still comes with new features - Sway 0.12 added redshift support and binary space partitioning layouts. Sway 0.13.0 is coming soon and includes, among other things, nvidia proprietary driver support. We already have some interesting features slated for Sway 0.14.0, too! Today Sway has 21,446 lines of C (and 4,261 lines of header files) written by 81 authors across 2,263 commits. These were written through 653 pull requests and 529 issues. Sway packages are available today in the official repos of pretty much every distribution except for Debian derivatives, and a PPA is available for those guys.

Supporting Burning Platforms

  • Surface revenue does a U-boat, and dives

    Revenue generated by Microsoft's Surface hardware during the March quarter was down 26% from the same period the year before, the company said yesterday as it briefed Wall Street.

    For the quarter, Surface produced $831 million, some $285 million less than the March quarter of 2016, for the largest year-over-year dollar decline ever.

  • Acer said to me: "do not use our products with Linux. Find another manufacturer"
    Last year, I bought an Acer notebook and it came with Windows 10. As I didn't want spyware neither bloatware, I got Linux installed and asked for a refund of the OEM license. After a little of talking, they were wanting to charge me US$100 (to remove the license, which I already had wiped, as I got FDE Linux installed) to refund US$70 of the OEM license. This year, wondering to buy a new Acer notebook, I asked them again if they would refund me the OEM license without all the hassle (as they did pay me the US$70, without me having to pay the US$100).

today's howtos