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KDE Sets Out 3 Goals for the Future

Wednesday 30th of October 2019 01:41:33 PM

The KDE community has mapped out its development goals, putting improved Plasma Wayland support, app consistency, and better app promotion on the task list.

This post, KDE Sets Out 3 Goals for the Future, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Kills Off The ‘Cashew’, Replaces It With Something Less Nutty

Tuesday 29th of October 2019 02:53:56 PM

KDE is removing the desktop toolbox icon from the Plasma desktop. The feature, a cashew icon in KDE 4, offers a shortcut to desktop layout options.

This post, KDE Kills Off The ‘Cashew’, Replaces It With Something Less Nutty, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

And We’re Off: Ubuntu 20.04 Development Officially Begins

Monday 28th of October 2019 02:01:43 PM

Ubuntu 20.04 'Focal Fossa' is now officially open for development, Canonical's Matthias Klose has announced on the Ubuntu developer mailing list.

This post, And We’re Off: Ubuntu 20.04 Development Officially Begins, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

VGrive is a Google Drive Linux Client Written in Vala, Designed for elementaryOS

Monday 28th of October 2019 12:50:35 PM

Vgrive is a free Google Drive Linux client 'designed for elementary OS' but also available to download and install on Ubuntu and Linux Mint desktops.

This post, VGrive is a Google Drive Linux Client Written in Vala, Designed for elementaryOS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Makes it Easier to Share Media to Your TV, Games Consoles, Etc

Saturday 26th of October 2019 01:47:14 PM

Ubuntu 19.10 makes it easier to share media between Ubuntu and smart TVs, games consoles, and other computers via DLNA receiver clients like VLC.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Makes it Easier to Share Media to Your TV, Games Consoles, Etc, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How Ubuntu Helped Make GNOME Shell Faster (And Why The Work Continues)

Friday 25th of October 2019 12:21:02 PM

Canonical Software Engineer Daniel Van Vugt provides detail on the work done to improve the performance of GNOME Shell in Ubuntu 19.10

This post, How Ubuntu Helped Make GNOME Shell Faster (And Why The Work Continues), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dash to Panel 24 Released with Vertical Option, New Update Mechanism

Thursday 24th of October 2019 03:11:57 PM

The Dash to Panel GNOME Shell extension has added a new vertical option. Dash to Panel v24 and up can be placed on the left or right of the screen.

This post, Dash to Panel 24 Released with Vertical Option, New Update Mechanism, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Deepin 20 Will Include a Revamped App Launcher (Video)

Thursday 24th of October 2019 01:04:56 PM

Deepin Linux devs shared this video demo of a new app launcher experience coming in Deepin 20. The new app launcher is more immersive than before.

This post, Deepin 20 Will Include a Revamped App Launcher (Video), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Canonical Has a New Director of Ubuntu Desktop

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 04:00:13 PM

Martin Wimpress, head of the Ubuntu MATE project, has been announced as Canonical's new Ubuntu desktop director. He replaces Will Cooke in the role.

This post, Canonical Has a New Director of Ubuntu Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 70 is Here with New Logo, Secure Password Generator + More

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019 02:10:26 PM

Firefox 70 features a new Firefox logo, numerous privacy enhancements, and intros a secure password generator to help keep web users safe.

This post, Firefox 70 is Here with New Logo, Secure Password Generator + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Regolith Linux Adds Support for Ubuntu 19.10

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019 01:40:22 PM

The Regolith Linux desktop now supports Ubuntu 19.10. Users can add the Regolith PPA to install the Regolith desktop, which is built around i3.

This post, Regolith Linux Adds Support for Ubuntu 19.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Happily Never After: Disney+ Doesn’t Support Linux (But It Could)

Monday 21st of October 2019 04:11:51 PM

Disney+ does not work on Linux. Subscribers of the video streaming service get "Error Code 83" when attempting to stream through a web browser.

This post, Happily Never After: Disney+ Doesn’t Support Linux (But It Could), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Proper Linux Screen Sharing Coming to Chromium & Electron Apps like Discord

Monday 21st of October 2019 03:29:09 PM

Multi-monitor Linux users will soon be able to share a specific screen in apps like Google Meet, Hangouts and Discord thanks to a new patch in Chromium.

This post, Proper Linux Screen Sharing Coming to Chromium & Electron Apps like Discord, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Pop!_OS 19.10 Released Based on Ubuntu 19.10

Sunday 20th of October 2019 03:44:26 PM

Pop!_OS 19.10 is now available to download and install. Based on Ubuntu 19.10, Pop OS 19.10 features a dark mode, GNOME 3.34, and offline upgrading.

This post, Pop!_OS 19.10 Released Based on Ubuntu 19.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux on DeX is Dead, Says Samsung

Sunday 20th of October 2019 02:42:27 PM

Samsung is killing off its 'Linux on DeX' feature that allowed Samsung smartphone owners to run a full Ubuntu desktop on their device to use it as a 'PC'.

This post, Linux on DeX is Dead, Says Samsung, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Happy 15th Birthday, Ubuntu!

Sunday 20th of October 2019 01:45:40 PM

It's Ubuntu's 15th birthday! October 20 2019 marks the 15th anniversary of Ubuntu 4.10 'Warty Warthog', which schlepped out on to the world stage in 2004.

This post, Happy 15th Birthday, Ubuntu!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 20.04 Release Date & Planned Features (Updated)

Friday 18th of October 2019 02:14:09 PM

Now that the Ubuntu 19.10 release is out the way attention turns to the next major update, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, which is due to be released on April 23, 2020. We already know when Ubuntu […]

This post, Ubuntu 20.04 Release Date & Planned Features (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Flavours Released, Now Available to Download

Thursday 17th of October 2019 07:15:12 PM

New versions of Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Kubuntu and other official Ubuntu spins are now available to download. Ubuntu’s family of flavours issue their latest iterations alongside today’s main attraction, the release of Ubuntu […]

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Flavours Released, Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 19.10

Thursday 17th of October 2019 02:12:55 PM

Here’s our list of things to do after you install Ubuntu 19.10 “Eoan Ermine” because hey: this stuff is good to know! For the record, we’ve written a list of ‘things to do after installing […]

This post, 10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 19.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 is Released, Now Available to Download

Thursday 17th of October 2019 01:30:19 PM

You can download Ubuntu 19.10 'Eoan Ermine' directly from the Ubuntu website. The Ubuntu 19.10 release features many improvements.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 is Released, Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Leftovers: KPublicTransport, ONNX and Security

  • KPublicTransport Backend Selection

    At Akademy earlier this year I presented the current state of KPublicTransport, and mentioned a remaining privacy-relevant issue in there for giving its users full control about which backend service to query. This has now been addressed, with a way to list and chose backends globally or per request.

  • The ONNX format becomes the newest Linux Foundation project

    The Linux Foundation today announced that ONNX, the open format that makes machine learning models more portable, is now a graduate-level project inside of the organization’s AI Foundation. ONNX was originally developed and open-sourced by Microsoft and Facebook in 2017 and has since become somewhat of a standard, with companies ranging from AWS to AMD, ARM, Baudi, HPE, IBM, Nvidia and Qualcomm supporting it. In total, more than 30 companies now contribute to the ONNX code base.

  • IPFire 2.23 - Core Update 138 is available for testing

    Just with the release of IPFire 2.23 - Core Update 137, we are making the next update available to address and mitigate recently announced vulnerabilities in Intel processors.

  • White Screen of Death: Admins up in arms after experimental Google emission borks Chrome

    An experimental feature silently rolled out to the stable Chrome release on Tuesday caused chaos for IT admins this week after users complained of facing white, featureless tabs on Google's massively popular browser. The issue affected thousands of businesses' terminal servers, with multiple users on the same server experiencing "white screen of death" at the same time.

today's howtos and programming

How to Troubleshoot Package Not Found Error on Ubuntu

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Stadia Smells Like Vapour(ware)

  • Will Google's Stadia Game Streaming Platform Be A Dud?

    On November 19, Google is expected to finally launch the company's long awaited game streaming platform, Google Stadia. Stadia is being heralded as the vanguard of a new push to eliminate your local game console, and shift all of the computing and processing power to the cloud. The shift to game streaming is likely inevitable, the only problem is that Stadia may be a little ahead of its time. And, like so many Google projects (like Google Fiber), game developers are apparently worried that Google may waffle on its commitment to the project...

  • Google Stadia's Upcoming Launch Looking Increasingly Incomplete

    Google Stadia is set to debut on November 19. That launch already had several caveats, however, including the fact that not everyone who pre-ordered the Founder's Edition bundle will receive their hardware in time for the platform's debut. Now the company has said that many of Stadia's multiplayer-centric features won't be ready in time for the game streaming platform's launch either. The additional information about Stadia's launch arrived during an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session with Stadia product director Andrey Doronichev and Beri Lee, who "look[s] after the Publisher experience on Stadia," on Reddit. Doronichev and Lee revealed that many of Stadia's features aren't ready in time for launch and said that several won't make their debut until some time in 2020.

  • Stadia looks to be very limited at launch and not just the amount of games

    The official launch of Stadia is only days away, so Google recently hosted a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) and we have some more details to share about it.