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How to Use Emoji on Ubuntu

Sunday 10th of June 2018 11:30:17 PM

Want to quickly and effortlessly type emoji on Ubuntu? Well, you can — and in this short post we show you how. With the release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS you can use emoji on Ubuntu right out of the box, so you already have everything you need. Nope, you won’t need to install third-party apps […]

This post, How to Use Emoji on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Coming Soon: Wacom Firmware Updates on Linux

Saturday 9th of June 2018 12:22:31 PM

You’ll soon be able to install Wacom firmware updates on Linux. Red Hat’s Richard Hughes shares word on work he’s done with Wacom engineers to support Wacom’s custom update protocol on Linux. At present, Wacom advise their customers to upgrade firmware on their graphics tablets using a dedicated desktop app which is only available for Windows and […]

This post, Coming Soon: Wacom Firmware Updates on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GitHub’s New CEO Did a Reddit AMA, This is What He Said

Friday 8th of June 2018 11:42:58 PM

It’s been a crazy week. News that Microsoft is buying GitHub shocked and stunned the developer community, with reverberations of the deal being mostly keenly felt by those involved with open source projects. Folks are (rather understandably) scared and suspicious of Microsoft — bleedin’ Microsoft! — and of its motives. Is the GitHub developers know and love about to […]

This post, GitHub’s New CEO Did a Reddit AMA, This is What He Said, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Use GNOME Shell’s Secret Screen Recorder

Friday 8th of June 2018 11:30:20 PM

So you want to record your Ubuntu desktop, but you don’t know which desktop screen recorder to use? Well, have you considered not using one at all? Don’t look at me strangely: I promise this makes sense. You’ve likely seen videos on YouTube where people share a screencast of their Linux desktops. Perhaps you want […]

This post, How to Use GNOME Shell’s Secret Screen Recorder, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup: Curlew, Cantata & Google Chrome

Thursday 7th of June 2018 11:32:14 PM

Another week, another batch of welcome Linux app updates to round-up — and another one of these rather difficult post intros to write! This week we’re taking in updates from a diverse range of apps: from a nifty media converter to a nimble music player, by way of a largely unknown web browser called “Google […]

This post, Linux Release Roundup: Curlew, Cantata & Google Chrome, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Try Side View, the Firefox Feature I’ve Been Waiting For

Wednesday 6th of June 2018 11:20:04 PM

Since its Quantum update I have to say that I’m loving Mozilla Firefox — but a promising new feature on the horizon could help me to love it even more! It’s called Side View and it’s an experimental feature available to try, from today, as part of the Firefox Test Pilot program. What’s that? Firefox Test […]

This post, How to Try Side View, the Firefox Feature I’ve Been Waiting For, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

3 macOS Mojave Features Already Available on Linux

Wednesday 6th of June 2018 01:46:23 PM

Apple has revealed details about the next version of its desktop operating system, macOS Mojave. As expected, macOS 10.14 is a major software upgrade. It brings a flurry new features to the fore, like better desktop organisation, auto-changing backgrounds, and a sleek new dark mode. All very swish. But do any of those features sound familiar to […]

This post, 3 macOS Mojave Features Already Available on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Buys GitHub and FOSS Fans Aren’t Happy

Sunday 3rd of June 2018 02:52:27 PM

Microsoft is buying GitHub. According to a Bloomberg report Microsoft has agreed to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion. The code hosting site was recently valued at $2 billion. Update: It’s now official. But should open source software enthusiasts be worried by the sale? GitHub is at the heart of FOSS development GitHub is the world’s biggest code […]

This post, Microsoft Buys GitHub and FOSS Fans Aren’t Happy, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.10 Release Date, New Features & More

Saturday 2nd of June 2018 05:10:59 PM

Everything you need to know about Ubuntu 18.10, including the Ubuntu 18.10 release date, planned new features, downloads, changes, and more.

This post, Ubuntu 18.10 Release Date, New Features & More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Red Hat is Working on Linux Support for the Dell Canvas

Saturday 2nd of June 2018 12:33:28 PM

Linux support for the Dell Canvas graphics tablet/display and dial accessory is underway thanks to a collaboration between Red Hat and Dell developers.

This post, Red Hat is Working on Linux Support for the Dell Canvas, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint 19 Beta Is Now Available to Download

Friday 1st of June 2018 12:42:55 PM

The Linux Mint 19 beta download will be available to test at the start of next week, the Linux Mint project lead has said.

This post, Linux Mint 19 Beta Is Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Atari VCS, the Linux-Powered Games Console, is Available to Preorder

Thursday 31st of May 2018 11:24:10 PM

Retro gaming fans can now ‘preorder’ the Atari VCS on crowdfunding site IndieGoGo. The Atari VCS is a Linux-powered games console featuring a case design inspired by the original Atari 2600. A slate of models are available to ‘preorder’ from today, including a base black edition priced at a not-so-terrible $199. The device even comes pre-loaded […]

This post, Atari VCS, the Linux-Powered Games Console, is Available to Preorder, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

SEGA Mega Drive & Genesis Classics is Available on Linux

Wednesday 30th of May 2018 03:17:55 PM

SEGA Mega Drive & Genesis Classics is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows and (drum roll) Linux. The £25/$30 compilation includes 53 games ripped straight from my childhood summers. So, put down your pogs, pour a glass of Sunny Delight, and prepare to take a trip back to the 1990s. SEGA Genesis Classics Linux Release SEGA […]

This post, SEGA Mega Drive & Genesis Classics is Available on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Transfer Files from PC to PC Over Your Local Network

Wednesday 30th of May 2018 11:09:37 AM

Looking for a simple file sharing app to transfer files from PC to PC using Wi-Fi? If so, we’ve got you covered. LAN Share is a free, open-source and cross-platform tool that enables you to quickly send files between computers that run Windows and/or Ubuntu Linux. File transfers happens direct, PC to PC, over your local network […]

This post, Transfer Files from PC to PC Over Your Local Network, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This 38-inch Curved Monitor from LG has a Ryzen CPU and Supports Ubuntu

Tuesday 29th of May 2018 03:55:16 PM

LG has launched a new 38-inch curved monitor with a basic PC built-in — and, rather awesomely, it supports Ubuntu. Although LG pitches the device as a mere monitor it is technically an all-in-one PC. The awkwardly named ‘LG 38CK900G-B’ comes powered by a fanless dual-core AMD Ryzen chip with Vega graphics, and comes backed by […]

This post, This 38-inch Curved Monitor from LG has a Ryzen CPU and Supports Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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It Turns Out RISC-V Hardware So Far Isn't Entirely Open-Source

While they are trying to make it an open board, as it stands now Minnich just compares this RISC-V board as being no more open than an average ARM SoC and not as open as IBM POWER. Ron further commented that he is hoping for other RISC-V implementations from different vendors be more open. Read more

Perl 5.28.0 released

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Will Microsoft’s Embrace Smother GitHub?

Microsoft has had an adversarial relationship with the open-source community. The company viewed the free Open Office software and the Linux operating system—which compete with Microsoft Office and Windows, respectively—as grave threats. In 2001 Windows chief Jim Allchin said: “Open source is an intellectual-property destroyer.” That same year CEO Steve Ballmer said “Linux is a cancer.” Microsoft attempted to use copyright law to crush open source in the courts. When these tactics failed, Microsoft decided if you can’t beat them, join them. It incorporated Linux and other open-source code into its servers in 2014. By 2016 Microsoft had more programmers contributing code to GitHub than any other company. The GitHub merger might reflect Microsoft’s “embrace, extend and extinguish” strategy for dominating its competitors. After all, GitHub hosts not only open-source software and Microsoft software but also the open-source projects of other companies, including Oracle, IBM, and Amazon Web Services. With GitHub, Microsoft could restrict a crucial platform for its rivals, mine data about competitors’ activities, target ads toward users, or restrict free services. Its control could lead to a sort of surveillance of innovative activity, giving it a unique, macro-scaled insight into software development. Read more