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NeoFetch — See System Information from the Command Line on Linux

Wednesday 23rd of November 2016 03:59:19 AM

Terminal-based system information tools are unashamedly geeky — and yet undoubtedly useful, too.

This post, NeoFetch — See System Information from the Command Line on Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

‘Station Dock’ To Help Drive Convergence on Ubuntu

Tuesday 22nd of November 2016 10:50:54 PM

You're looking at a proposed new 3D dock that, its creator hopes, will help bring the dream of Ubuntu convergence to more people.

This post, ‘Station Dock’ To Help Drive Convergence on Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

2 Handy ‘Places’ Indicators for the Ubuntu Unity Desktop

Sunday 20th of November 2016 07:54:15 PM

If you miss the old Places menu that Ubuntu used to shipped with here are 2 indicator applets that bring it back to the Ubuntu desktop.

This post, 2 Handy ‘Places’ Indicators for the Ubuntu Unity Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Install Cinnamon 3.2 on Ubuntu from a Stable PPA

Sunday 20th of November 2016 07:04:34 PM

Cinnamon 3.2 was released today — and no doubt many of  you are itching to try it out on Ubuntu. To sample the latest tasty changes offered up in the latest Cinnamon desktop release early you could use a testing PPA — but you no longer need to. The Embrosyn PPA is the quasi-official way to install Cinnamon on Ubuntu and other *buntu-based distributions. […]

This post, How To Install Cinnamon 3.2 on Ubuntu from a Stable PPA, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Tool Lets You Use Fedora and Other Distros with Windows Subsystem for Linux

Sunday 20th of November 2016 03:08:48 PM

Add you likely know, Windows 10 Anniversary Update offers a hidden developer-orientated feature called  Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and also known as ‘Bash on Ubuntu on Windows’. The feature allows fans of popular open-source and Linux-based command line tools to use them seamlessly on their Windows desktop, no need to dual-boot into a Linux distro or open […]

This post, This Tool Lets You Use Fedora and Other Distros with Windows Subsystem for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Games Company Asks Canonical to Make Latest Mesa Drivers Available on Ubuntu

Friday 18th of November 2016 09:17:26 PM

Do you recall that natty PPA Canonical set up to help Ubuntu gamers install the latest graphics drivers on Ubuntu?  Heck, you might even be using it. And if you are it won’t have escaped your notice that the PPA only contains the latest binary Nvidia drivers. It doesn’t contain anything for AMD or Intel, much less for those who prefer to […]

This post, Games Company Asks Canonical to Make Latest Mesa Drivers Available on Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Code Like Its The 80s With This Vintage Retro Terminal

Thursday 17th of November 2016 06:15:25 PM

This cool retro terminal emulator lets you code like it's the 1980s. It has a variety of vintage effects and layouts. Better yet, it's open-source.

This post, Code Like Its The 80s With This Vintage Retro Terminal, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

WindowSpy Lets You Preview an App Running in Another Workspace

Thursday 17th of November 2016 01:14:37 PM

If you've been longing for the ability to preview an app running on one workspace while you're using another, check out the WindowsSpy indicator applet.

This post, WindowSpy Lets You Preview an App Running in Another Workspace, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Enable Low Graphics Mode on Ubuntu (Updated)

Thursday 17th of November 2016 03:05:52 AM

We show you how you can enable Unity 7's low-graphics mode on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and above, and benefit from a faster, leaner desktop as a result.

This post, How to Enable Low Graphics Mode on Ubuntu (Updated), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Unity 7 Low Graphics Mode Is Super Fast [Video]

Thursday 17th of November 2016 03:03:32 AM

Curious to know more about Unity low graphics mode in Ubuntu? Canonical has explained more.  We first reported that Unity 7 was getting low graphics mode back in July. Since then, the feature rolled out as part of Ubuntu 16.10, and the first LTS point update to Ubuntu 16.04. Canonical software engineer Eleni Maria Stea is part of the team […]

This post, Unity 7 Low Graphics Mode Is Super Fast [Video], was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Has Joined the Linux Foundation (No, Really!)

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 04:40:19 PM

Microsoft has joined the Linux Foundation.  No, you don’t need to rub yours eyes: we did just write that. The company says it is “joining the Linux Foundation as a Platinum Member to better collaborate with the open source community.” “We want to help developers achieve more and capitalise on the industry’s shift toward cloud-first […]

This post, Microsoft Has Joined the Linux Foundation (No, Really!), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Budgie 11 Plans Include Raven Sidebar Widgets, Actionable Notifications

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 02:36:55 AM

It's been a week since Ubuntu Budgie was made an official Ubuntu flavor, but we're now starting to get hints about what its first release might ship with.

This post, Budgie 11 Plans Include Raven Sidebar Widgets, Actionable Notifications, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

What’s In Store for Unity 8 in Ubuntu 17.04 (And Beyond)

Wednesday 16th of November 2016 12:20:08 AM

Over the next few release cycles Ubuntu developers plan to refine, hone and add to the Unity 8 desktop. So, what's planned for Unity 8 in Ubuntu 17.04?

This post, What’s In Store for Unity 8 in Ubuntu 17.04 (And Beyond), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

ANGRYsearch Is a Fast File Search Tool for Linux Desktops

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 11:31:47 PM

For faster Linux file search, with instant results as you type, take a look at the (superbly) named ANGRYsearch.

This post, ANGRYsearch Is a Fast File Search Tool for Linux Desktops, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

File Search App ‘Fsearch’ Now Has a PPA

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 05:48:39 PM

Remember Fsearch? It’s a pretty nifty file search tool for Linux inspired by the Windows Everything Search Engine app.  Using it you can quickly drill down to find a file or folder on your system, as you type. We wrote about the app last month but we wanted to write a short post to a) remind […]

This post, File Search App ‘Fsearch’ Now Has a PPA, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 50 Brings Native Emoji to Linux Desktops

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 12:14:06 PM

Firefox 50 comes bundled with an Emoji One font, enabling Linux users to see full colour emoji on the web.

This post, Firefox 50 Brings Native Emoji to Linux Desktops, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Screenkey Shows Key Presses On Screen In Ubuntu

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 04:54:48 AM

If you’re a regular screen caster or YouTube how-to maker, you’ll know how difficult it can be to relay the keys you’re pressing on your screen. Mac and Windows users have no such problems, with an ample array of apps able to show key presses on screen as you type. Screenkey is a free and open-source Linux app […]

This post, Screenkey Shows Key Presses On Screen In Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Is The GNOME Web Browser Running on Windows 10 [File Under Crazy]

Tuesday 15th of November 2016 01:33:08 AM

The screenshot above …It shows madness incarnate. Okay, it doesn’t — but it is close! You’re looking at GNOME Web — the open-source web-browser formerly known as Epiphany — running on Windows 10 via the Windows Subsystem for Linux (aka Bash on Ubuntu on Windows). The Windows Subsystem for Linux, which is being upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in an upcoming Windows […]

This post, This Is The GNOME Web Browser Running on Windows 10 [File Under Crazy], was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Go For It! Is a Simple To-Do App for Linux with Built In Timer

Monday 14th of November 2016 07:03:00 PM

Go For It! — it sounds like the name of an overly enthusiastic mobile workout app that you download with good intentions only to never actually use it. But thankfully (for our collective laziness) it’s not. Go For It! is, instead, a “stylish to-do list with built-in productivity timer“. Developed by Manuel Kehl, the decision to combine a to-do list with a timer is wonderfully […]

This post, Go For It! Is a Simple To-Do App for Linux with Built In Timer, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Find Files Faster with Recent Files Indicator Applet

Monday 14th of November 2016 03:19:44 AM

Recent Files Indicator sits in your panel and gives you access to recently used files, saving you the need to navigate or search using Nautilus.

This post, Find Files Faster with Recent Files Indicator Applet, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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In the early days of the open source movement, a lot of the attention was on operating systems, and later on large content management systems. These days, containers are mentioned regularly even in mainstream news outlets. The big tech stories are great, but they miss the other great activity in the niches of the open source space. I've rounded up seven interesting lesser-known projects from the past year. You can see more articles about projects like this in my Nooks and Crannies column. Read more

RaspArch, the Arch Linux Remix for Raspberry Pi 3 SBCs, Now Shipping with Yaourt

After announcing the release of a new version of his Ubuntu-based ExTiX Linux operating system for Intel Compute Stick devices, Arne Exton has announced today the availability of RaspArch Build 161205. RaspArch is a remix of Arch Linux ARM for Raspberry Pi 3 and Raspberry Pi 2 single-board computers, and the latest release is shipping with the long-term supported Linux 4.4.35 kernel and the latest package versions released upstream as of December 5, 2016. "When you have installed RaspArch to your Micro SD Card you can use the system like any other Arch Linux system, i.e. install new programs, etc," said Arne Exton in the release announcement. "Arch motto is KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid). RaspArch uses kernel 4.4.35-1-ARCH and the LXDE Desktop environment." Read more

Gentoo-Based Porteus Kiosk 4.2 Released with Linux Kernel 4.4.36, Firefox 45.5.1

Porteus Solutions, through Tomasz Jokiel, announced today the release and immediate availability of Porteus Kiosk 4.2.0, the latest stable version of the free and open source Gentoo-based kiosk operating system for web terminals. Powered by the latest long-term supported Linux 4.4.36 kernel, Porteus Kiosk 4.2.0 ships with some of the latest and greatest GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source software projects, including the recently released X.Org Server 1.18.4 display server, as well as the Mozilla Firefox 45.5.1 ESR and Google Chrome 54.0.2840.100 web browsers. Read more