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Make Telegram Look at Home on Ubuntu with this Ambiance Theme

Thursday 15th of June 2017 02:06:05 PM

We've found an Ambiance Telegram theme that helps integrate the popular messaging service's desktop client with the Ubuntu desktop.

This post, Make Telegram Look at Home on Ubuntu with this Ambiance Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

WPS Office for Linux 2016 Released (Update: Downloads Now Live)

Thursday 15th of June 2017 12:50:17 PM

A new version of WPS Office for Linux is available to download. It ships with new 'enhancements', including remote file sharing and improved performance.

This post, WPS Office for Linux 2016 Released (Update: Downloads Now Live), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Change Folder Color on Ubuntu

Thursday 15th of June 2017 12:20:32 PM

Do you want to know how to change folder color on Ubuntu? In this post we'll show you how to install an app that lets you quickly change folder color.

This post, How To Change Folder Color on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ugh, It Doesn’t Look Like Google’s New Google Drive Client Is Coming to Linux

Wednesday 14th of June 2017 08:14:17 PM

'Backup and Sync' is the name of Google's all-new Google Drive desktop client. The rejigged and refreshed app is being released later this month.

This post, Ugh, It Doesn’t Look Like Google’s New Google Drive Client Is Coming to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 54 Is Rolling Out on Ubuntu, but Multiprocess is Disabled

Wednesday 14th of June 2017 07:43:01 PM

Ubuntu users can now upgrade the latest Firefox 54 release through Software Updater, but Firefox's new multiprocess handling is disabled by default.

This post, Firefox 54 Is Rolling Out on Ubuntu, but Multiprocess is Disabled, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Plasma Vault Makes It Easy to Create Encrypted Folders on the KDE Desktop

Wednesday 14th of June 2017 01:58:01 PM

Plasma Vault makes it quick and easy to create an encrypted folder on the KDE Plasma desktop in which to store files and other data you wish to keep private.

This post, Plasma Vault Makes It Easy to Create Encrypted Folders on the KDE Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Linux App Makes Typing 100x More Annoying

Wednesday 14th of June 2017 11:51:19 AM

Bucklesrping makes a buckling spring keyboard sound for every key you press on your modern keyboard, and it's available to install on Linux as a Snap app.

This post, This Linux App Makes Typing 100x More Annoying, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 54 Is Here, And It’s Way Faster Than Before

Tuesday 13th of June 2017 10:23:54 PM

This is it: this is the Firefox release you've been waiting for, the release that finally puts a bit of pep in the open-source browsers' step.

This post, Firefox 54 Is Here, And It’s Way Faster Than Before, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Smarter Window Snapping is Coming to GNOME Shell

Tuesday 13th of June 2017 12:43:01 PM

GNOME 3.26 is shaping up to be one heck of a release, as a recent update from GNOME developer Georges Stavracas shows. Smart half-window tiling is headed to GNOME Shell and Mutter. The improved feature lets you tile windows to available width (not an arbitrary 50%) and, better still, lets you resize both windows at the same time just […]

This post, Smarter Window Snapping is Coming to GNOME Shell, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Reveal Results of GNOME Desktop Survey

Tuesday 13th of June 2017 11:41:50 AM

The Ubuntu desktop team has finally revealed the results of the recent GNOME desktop user survey. But if you were hoping to find some definitive decisions taken as a result of the results you’re in for disappointment. Dash to Dock is Super Popular A massive 18,330 people took part in the survey. All 8 questions in […]

This post, Ubuntu Reveal Results of GNOME Desktop Survey, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Asinine, Yet Oddly Addictive, Game ‘Pin Town’ is Now Available on Ubuntu

Tuesday 13th of June 2017 03:34:12 AM

“Joey, you’re going to love this” the e-mail began, emphasis very much theirs, and very much over-hyping what was to follow! “A really great mobile game called Pin Town is now available on Ubuntu on Snappy. You have to write about it. Thanks!” I think they mean it’s available as a Snap rather than ‘on […]

This post, Asinine, Yet Oddly Addictive, Game ‘Pin Town’ is Now Available on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Thunderbird Arc Theme Updated Adds Support for Arc Variants

Monday 12th of June 2017 04:28:51 PM

An update to the Arc Thunderbird theme add-on is now available for download, and brings support for the 3 Arc GTK theme variants.

This post, Thunderbird Arc Theme Updated Adds Support for Arc Variants, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Feature Wishlist: Progress Bars in GNOME Shell

Monday 12th of June 2017 02:13:48 PM

Bug 701402 calls on GNOME developers to 'implement progress bars in GNOME Shell'. This is absolutely the sort of bug I can get behind — and in this post I tell you why.

This post, Feature Wishlist: Progress Bars in GNOME Shell, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux System Utility ‘Stacer’ Updated with Process Monitoring Panel, New Look

Monday 12th of June 2017 12:06:38 PM

A new version Stacer, an open-source system cleaning n’ tune-up tool for Linux desktops, is available to download. Stacer 1.0.7 ships with improved language support, adds in a choice of light or dark theme, and introduces a new processes monitor. Processes can be sorted based on PID, CPU and memory usage, etc. You can also search […]

This post, Linux System Utility ‘Stacer’ Updated with Process Monitoring Panel, New Look, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A KDE Connect Bluetooth Backend Is In Development

Sunday 11th of June 2017 08:01:03 PM

A KDE Connect Bluetooth backend is now in development, meaning you can soon pair your Android phone with your Ubuntu PC without the use of wifi.

This post, A KDE Connect Bluetooth Backend Is In Development, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Snappy Is Finally Doing Something About Super Large App Sizes

Sunday 11th of June 2017 01:08:05 PM

Ubuntu is finally doing something to tackle the size of Snap apps, albeit only for GNOME apps at present. A new GNOME platform snap is available in for testing in the testing channel of the Snap store. This snap will allow devs to build and distribute smaller GNOME Snap apps. Because apps will be able to […]

This post, Snappy Is Finally Doing Something About Super Large App Sizes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Which GNOME Apps Should Ubuntu Include By Default? [Poll]

Friday 9th of June 2017 01:52:49 PM

Should Ubuntu 17.10 ship with more GNOME apps by default? Planning for the next Ubuntu release is now underway, as is debate on the default app selection.

This post, Which GNOME Apps Should Ubuntu Include By Default? [Poll], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubunsys Gives Ubuntu Power Users Easy Access to Scary Options

Friday 9th of June 2017 12:32:03 PM

Today I came across Ubunsys, an advanced system utility for Ubuntu 17.04, and I think power users among you may find it useful. Ubunsys, which is under active development and not yet considered stable, exposes various advanced security, package management and system settings in a straightforward wizard-style UI. Or to put it another way, it lets […]

This post, Ubunsys Gives Ubuntu Power Users Easy Access to Scary Options, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Bodhi Linux 4.2.0 Available to Download, Running Linux Kernel 4.10

Thursday 8th of June 2017 09:22:29 PM

A new version of Bodhi Linux, the Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, is available for download. Bodhi Linux 4.2 is the second minor update in the 4.x series and, accordingly, has a relatively minor change-log to match. What’s Bodhi Linux? If you’re unfamiliar with the distro (which you may well be) the tl;dr is this: it’s a lightweight […]

This post, Bodhi Linux 4.2.0 Available to Download, Running Linux Kernel 4.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Shell 3.26 Will Have Translucent Top Bar, New Window Animations [Video]

Thursday 8th of June 2017 08:16:41 PM

A translucent top bar and new window maximizing effects will be on show in GNOME Shell 3.26 when it’s released later this year. Detailing the (admittedly minor) tweaks in a blog post today, GNOME’s Matthias Clasen also explains why GNOME Shell has a solid black topper by default. “The top bar was conceived to visually merge with the bezel […]

This post, GNOME Shell 3.26 Will Have Translucent Top Bar, New Window Animations [Video], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Desktop: Popcorn Linux, Purism, Distro Hopping, System76, and 2017 Linux Laptop Survey

  • Popcorn Linux OS gives processors a common language
    Thanks to a new operating system called Popcorn Linux, the Navy may be able to speed systems development and cut maintenance. Developed by engineering researchers at Virginia Tech with support from the Office of Naval Research,  Popcorn Linux can compile different programming languages into a common format. The operating system takes generic coding language and translates it into multiple specialized program languages. Then it determines what pieces of the code are needed to perform particular tasks and transfers these instruction “kernels” (the “popcorn” part) to the appropriate function, ONR officials said. Chips for video systems might be programmed in one language and those for networking functions in another. These multicore processors improve computing speed, but they also force programmers to design or upgrade applications based on what programs run on which processors. That means complex systems like battlespace awareness and artificial intelligence that require specialized processors must be manually adjusted so components can interact with each other.
  • Purism's Security Focused Librem Laptops Go Mainstream as GA Begins, with $2.5M in Total Project Funding and 35 Percent Average Monthly Growth
  • Now it’s easier to buy Purism’s Linux laptops
    After running a crowdfunding campaign in 2015 to raise money for a laptop that runs free and open source software, Purism has been able to ship a limited number of 13 and 15 inch laptops, and the corporation is taking pre-orders for a 2-in-1 tablet.
  • Are You a Distro Hopper?
    Is distro hopping a dying sport or have I just gotten too old? When I first started to use Linux I was the quintessential cliche distro hopper. I swapped and switched flavor of Linux seemingly every other day, certain that at some point I’d find the right fit and stop, content with at whatever combination of distro base and desktop environment I’d hit upon.
  • System76 Continues Working On GNOME Improvements For Future Ubuntu
    System76 continues working on improvements to the GNOME stack as part of their transition in-step to using it over Unity 7, in line with Canonical's decision to switch Ubuntu over to GNOME and abandon their grand Unity 8 ambitions.
  • 2017 Linux Laptop Survey
    It has been a few years since last running any Linux hardware surveys on Phoronix, as overall the ecosystem has rather matured nicely while of course there are still notable improvements to be had in the areas of GPUs and laptops. (Additionally, OpenBenchmarking.org provides a plethora of analytic capabilities when not seeking to collect subjective data / opinions.) But now we are hosting the 2017 Linux Laptop Survey to hopefully further improvements in this area.

Software and GNOME: Pass, Popcorn Time, Nixnote2, Grive, Curlew, and GtkActionMuxer

  • Pass – A Simple command-line Password Manager for Linux
    Keep tracking the password is one of the big challenge to everyone now a days since we has multiple password like email, bank, social media, online portal, and ftp, etc.,. Password managers are become very famous due to the demand and usage. In Linux so many alternatives are available, GUI based and CLI based. Today we are going to discuss about CLI based password manager called pass.
  • Popcorn Time Watch Movies and TV Shows On Linux
    ​Watching your favorite TV shows and movies series is what you all guys do every day. Flash, Iron Fist or Moana and many more awesome movies and tv shows that we love to watch. The problems come when you are traveling. Many of your shows or movies are restricted to a particular region and cannot be accessed when you are traveling or want to just quickly watch that awesome flash punch from an episode of 1 month old.
  • Nixnote2 – A Clone of Evernote for Linux
    When I created a list of Alternative Evernote Clients for Linux, the formerly known NeverNote was on the list as NixNote since it hadn’t gained a “2” to its title yet. It has been 4 months since and I decided to give the app its own review for you guys. Without further ado, let’s get to it. NixNote2 (also called NixNote) is an unofficial client of Evernote for Linux. It possesses most of the features Evernote provides including the use of Notebooks, tags, themes, emails, and multiple accounts.
  • Grive – A Dockerized Google Drive Client for Linux
    Not too long ago I reviewed Grive2 as an alternative Google Drive client for Linux. Today, I’ll introduce you to Grive, a Docker implementation for the Google Drive client, Grive2. Docker (if you don’t already know what it is), is a tool designed to benefit both system admins and developers thanks to its use of containers. Docker’s containers provide a way for developers to create and distribute their apps using containers.
  • Curlew is a GTK Media Converter for the GNOME desktop
    There are plenty of free multimedia converters for Ubuntu available, with command-line champ FFmpeg arguably the most powerful of them all. But this power comes with a complexity. Using FFMpeg to convert media through the command line can be intimidating and arcane. Which is why FFMpeg frontends are popular.
  • Dazzle spotlight – Multi Paned and Action Muxing
    The way the GtkActionMuxer works is by following the widget hierarchy to resolve GActions. Since the HeaderBar is a sibling to the content area (and not a direct ancestor) you cannot activate those actions. It would be nice for the muxer to gain more complex support, but until then… Dazzle.

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