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Ubuntu 19.10 Will Boot Faster Thanks to LZ4 Compression

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 04:10:23 PM

Ubuntu 19.10 boot times from installation media will be faster thanks to the use of LZ4 decompression for kernel and initramfs.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Will Boot Faster Thanks to LZ4 Compression, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GSConnect Update Lets You Control Android Music Apps from Your Desktop + More

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 03:06:45 PM

A new version of the GSConnect extension for GNOME Shell desktops is now available, and it’s packing a couple of nifty changes. If you’ve not heard of GSConnect before then it’s best to think of […]

This post, GSConnect Update Lets You Control Android Music Apps from Your Desktop + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Will Feature a Bright New Look

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 01:46:24 PM

A light yaru theme ships as part of Ubuntu 19.10, replacing the old Yaru gtk theme's dark header bars with lighter ones aimed at improving usability.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Will Feature a Bright New Look, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Vertical Option in Development for Dash to Panel

Monday 9th of September 2019 04:14:34 PM

If you long for a Dash to Panel vertical option I've some seriously good news: one is in currently in development on Github and working!

This post, Vertical Option in Development for Dash to Panel, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Vivaldi Browser is Now Available on Android

Monday 9th of September 2019 04:05:18 PM

A Vivaldi browser Android app is now available on the Google Play Store. Vivaldi's Android app is currently in beta with some unique features.

This post, The Vivaldi Browser is Now Available on Android, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mumble Chat App Get First Major Update in 10 Years

Monday 9th of September 2019 02:48:43 PM

A new version of Mumble, an open source VoIP often regarded as a viable alternative to services like Skype and Discord, is now available for download.

This post, Mumble Chat App Get First Major Update in 10 Years, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Handy Nvidia Optimus Linux Tool Makes Switching Between GPUs Easy

Sunday 8th of September 2019 04:24:08 PM

If you’re using Nvidia Optimus on Linux you switch between discrete and integrated graphics using the ‘mate-optimus’ utility. This panel-based applet even supports the Nvidia PRIME offloading feature included in the latest NVIDIA 435.x Linux […]

This post, This Handy Nvidia Optimus Linux Tool Makes Switching Between GPUs Easy, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Telegram Update Adds Message Scheduling, Personal Reminders & New Theme Options

Friday 6th of September 2019 01:43:06 PM

Messaging scheduling is among the new features added to the hugely popular Telegram messaging service. Telegram 1.8.3 (v5.11 on mobile) introduces the ability to schedule messages. This feature could prove particularly useful for Telegram group […]

This post, Telegram Update Adds Message Scheduling, Personal Reminders & New Theme Options, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

You can now use Apple Music on Linux without any hacks

Friday 6th of September 2019 03:30:34 AM

Apple Music is now available through a web browser, which means I'm pleased/obligated to report that you can now use the service on Linux!

This post, You can now use Apple Music on Linux without any hacks, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

FreeOffice Update Adds .ODT File Saving, Dark Mode

Thursday 5th of September 2019 11:58:01 PM

An updated version of FreeOffice, the free Microsoft alternative for Windows, macOS and Linux, is now available to download and it includes a dark mode.

This post, FreeOffice Update Adds .ODT File Saving, Dark Mode, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dell Makes It Easier to Find Its Growing Linux Range

Thursday 5th of September 2019 09:01:31 PM

Dell. Blessed Dell. The computer giant is passionate about meeting the needs of Linux loving users with its “Project Sputnik” derived line of devices — and we love them for it! But while Dell might […]

This post, Dell Makes It Easier to Find Its Growing Linux Range, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Librem 5 Ships This Month, But Buyers May Want to Wait

Thursday 5th of September 2019 03:00:19 PM

The Librem 5 Linux phone WILL begin shipping to customers in late September as planned, Purism has confirmed. But not all of those who backed the privacy-focused smartphone during its crowdfunding campaign in 2017 will […]

This post, Librem 5 Ships This Month, But Buyers May Want to Wait, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Dock Might Start Showing Trash and Removable Device Icons

Wednesday 4th of September 2019 03:16:52 PM

An Ubuntu Dock trash icon and support for listing removable devices are among the improvements headed to the desktop dock in Ubuntu 19.10.

This post, Ubuntu Dock Might Start Showing Trash and Removable Device Icons, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.34: The 10 Best Changes & Features

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019 05:55:22 PM

The new GNOME 3.34 release brings a sizeable set of new features and changes with it, and in this post we look at the best. GNOME 3.34 is a substantial yet iterative upgrade that rounds off […]

This post, GNOME 3.34: The 10 Best Changes & Features, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 69 is Now Available to Download

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019 03:03:21 PM

A brand new version of Mozilla Firefox, the famed open source web browser, is available to download from Mozilla’s FTP server. Firefox 69 is a modest release on the features front, with its most notable […]

This post, Firefox 69 is Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Check Ubuntu Version Number [Quick Tip]

Sunday 1st of September 2019 02:18:57 PM

Need to check which Ubuntu version you’re on? There are a couple of different ways you can find out, and in this post we detail them. Remember to check Ubuntu version before you follow any […]

This post, How to Check Ubuntu Version Number [Quick Tip], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft is Bringing exFAT to the Linux Kernel (And No-One’s Getting Sued)

Wednesday 28th of August 2019 09:18:32 PM

Microsoft has announced that it’s bringing exFAT support to the Linux kernel, with code contributed licensed under GPLv2. This is huge, unexpected, yet very welcome #opensource news. Microsoft’s exFAT file system is prevalent throughout a […]

This post, Microsoft is Bringing exFAT to the Linux Kernel (And No-One’s Getting Sued), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Thunderbird 68 Released with New App Menu, Other UI Changes

Wednesday 28th of August 2019 08:46:11 PM

Thunderbird 68, a major update to the popular open source desktop email client, is now available. Features include an improved app menu.

This post, Thunderbird 68 Released with New App Menu, Other UI Changes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New App Makes Linux Firmware Management MUCH Easier (Updated)

Wednesday 28th of August 2019 03:01:01 PM

It’s trivial to update firmware on Linux these days thanks to the LVFS, the fwupd tool, and integration within the GNOME Software app (aka Ubuntu Software on Ubuntu). But there are times when a user […]

This post, New App Makes Linux Firmware Management MUCH Easier (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Xfce 4.16 Gets Underway, Plans New Release Next Year

Tuesday 27th of August 2019 02:57:40 PM

Following on from the warmly received release Xfce 4.14 the Xfce development team is turning its attention to the next major update. And there’s some good news: it will arrive much sooner than you, I, […]

This post, Xfce 4.16 Gets Underway, Plans New Release Next Year, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.