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Pitivi Video Editor Gets Better Thanks to Google Summer of Code

Sunday 14th of July 2019 03:22:13 PM

The Pitivi video editor is getting some overdue attention as part of this year's Google Summer of Code 2019, such as an improved effects library.

This post, Pitivi Video Editor Gets Better Thanks to Google Summer of Code, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.10 Reaches End of Life on July 18

Saturday 13th of July 2019 01:28:51 PM

Ubuntu 18.10 end of life arrives on July 18. Anyone using this version of Ubuntu beyond the EOL date will not get any further updates from Canonical.

This post, Ubuntu 18.10 Reaches End of Life on July 18, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A Brighter Future is Forecast for GNOME’s Weather App

Friday 12th of July 2019 01:35:10 PM

A wave of usability improvements are on the horizon for the humble GNOME Weather app. The current version of the meteorological must-have might have made my list of the best weather apps for Ubuntu and […]

This post, A Brighter Future is Forecast for GNOME’s Weather App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Kdenlive Video Editor Updated with More than 70 Bug Fixes

Friday 12th of July 2019 01:08:54 PM

Kdenlive 19.04.3 is the final minor release to the popular Qt-based video editor. This point update features over 70 bug fixes and crash remedies.

This post, Kdenlive Video Editor Updated with More than 70 Bug Fixes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Now Offers the Latest Nvidia Graphics Drivers to LTS Users

Thursday 11th of July 2019 10:04:42 PM

You can now install the latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS thanks to an extension of the Linux distribution's Stable Release Update program.

This post, Ubuntu Now Offers the Latest Nvidia Graphics Drivers to LTS Users, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Fedora is ‘Disabling’ the Snap Plugin for GNOME Software

Thursday 11th of July 2019 02:31:46 PM

Fedora's Richard Hughes has announced that Snap plugin for GNOME Software is to be 'disabled' in Fedora 31, the distro's next major release.

This post, Fedora is ‘Disabling’ the Snap Plugin for GNOME Software, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 68 Released with a Host of Minor Improvements

Wednesday 10th of July 2019 03:03:51 PM

Mozilla Firefox 68 has arrived with the usual boatload of bug fixes and betterments in tow. The latest update to the super-popular open-source web browser is also available as a new Extended Support Release (ESR) […]

This post, Firefox 68 Released with a Host of Minor Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

It’s Now Easier to Install the ‘Foliate’ ePub Reader on Ubuntu

Wednesday 10th of July 2019 02:50:47 PM

I bring a welcome word to the bookworms amongst you wanting to try the Foliate eBook reader on Linux: it’s now available outside of Flathub. Foliate is a terrifically well-designed, well-built and well-featured GTK eBook […]

This post, It’s Now Easier to Install the ‘Foliate’ ePub Reader on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Merge Proposal to ‘Drop Snap Support’ from GNOME Software Hints at Deeper Divisions

Wednesday 10th of July 2019 01:23:12 PM

Batten down those controversy hatches (and stockpile some popcorn) because things are going down in Snap vs Flatpak town. Alright, it’s not quite as bad. But today saw a controversial — if slightly premature — […]

This post, Merge Proposal to ‘Drop Snap Support’ from GNOME Software Hints at Deeper Divisions, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Hey Microsoft, why is the Skype Snap app hopelessly outdated?

Tuesday 9th of July 2019 03:21:02 PM

The official Skype Snap app for Linux has not been updated in nearly six months, and Microsoft is yet to say why. When introducing the cross-distro build in early 2018, the company said the Skype […]

This post, Hey Microsoft, why is the Skype Snap app hopelessly outdated?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Kernel 5.2 Released, This is What’s New

Monday 8th of July 2019 02:40:55 PM

The much anticipated Linux Kernel 5.2 release is now available to download, and it’s a bit of a whopper! “Each and every update to the Linux kernel brings a wealth of improvements, and Linux 5.2 […]

This post, Linux Kernel 5.2 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

WPS Office Linux Update Adds PDF Support, Drops 32-bit Support

Sunday 7th of July 2019 10:21:30 PM

WPS Office 11.1.0.8722 for Linux is now available for download. It adds the ability to open and display PDF documents, but drops 32-bit Linux support.

This post, WPS Office Linux Update Adds PDF Support, Drops 32-bit Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Our first look at the finalised design of Purism Librem 5?

Sunday 7th of July 2019 04:06:55 PM

The crowdfunded Purism Librem 5 promises to be the most Linux-y Linux smartphone there has ever been — but nearly 2 years on from reaching its funding goal we still don’t really know what the […]

This post, Our first look at the finalised design of Purism Librem 5?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Most Retro Way to Run Terminal Commands on Linux, Period

Sunday 7th of July 2019 02:50:33 PM

Earlier this month I claimed that the nifty Material Shell GNOME Extension would (probably) be the coolest thing you see this month. Well, I was wrong. THIS is the coolest thing you’ll see this month. […]

This post, The Most Retro Way to Run Terminal Commands on Linux, Period, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Pinebook Pro Sets Date for Pre-Orders, Adds ‘Killer’ New Feature

Friday 5th of July 2019 01:09:38 PM

Pinebook Pro sets a date for pre-orders (July 25) and reveals a crop of interesting changes that make the $199 Linux laptop even more attractive.

This post, Pinebook Pro Sets Date for Pre-Orders, Adds ‘Killer’ New Feature, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Ultimate Adwaita Theme For Mozilla Firefox

Friday 5th of July 2019 12:14:28 PM

A new Firefox theme helps the browser integrated more clearlnyl with the desktop environment’s default theme. The suitably titled ‘Firefox GNOME Theme‘ for Firefox 60 (and up) adheres strictly to the look laid out by […]

This post, The Ultimate Adwaita Theme For Mozilla Firefox, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The 8-inch Chuwi MiniBook Touts Support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Thursday 4th of July 2019 08:48:01 PM

Fans of diminutive computers will no doubt of heard of the Chuwi MiniBook by now — but chances are they haven't seen it running Ubuntu!

This post, The 8-inch Chuwi MiniBook Touts Support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

‘Material Shell’ is an Impressive Tiling GNOME Shell Extension

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019 04:37:14 PM

Imagine GNOME Shell and the i3 window manager got married, bought a house, settled down, and had a kid — that kid would grow up to be Material Shell. Material Shell is a promising new […]

This post, ‘Material Shell’ is an Impressive Tiling GNOME Shell Extension, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint Confirms It’s Dropping 32-bit Releases

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019 02:38:18 PM

Linux Mint 32-bit releases are being dropped, with the distro confirming that it will not provide 32-bit downloads of Linux Mint 20 next year.

This post, Linux Mint Confirms It’s Dropping 32-bit Releases, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

NexDock 2 Hands-On Video

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019 12:20:45 PM

A hands-on video showcasing the NexDock 2, a 13-inch laptop shell that lets you use your Android smartphone or SBC as a fully-fledged computer.

This post, NexDock 2 Hands-On Video, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Xfce 4.14 Lands in Tumbleweed

Ahoy! openSUSE Xfce team is pleased to announce that the long awaited Xfce 4.14 has been released for Tumbleweed. After a long development cycle (4 years!), all of the core components and applications have been ported to GTK 3. Among the main new features and improvements, the xfwm4 window manager has finally gained support for VSync, HiDPI, hardware GLX and various compositor improvements. You can check out the neat new features in the official Xfce 4.14 tour and the official release announcement. Read more

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Wine 4.0.2 Released

  • Wine Announcement

    The Wine maintenance release 4.0.2 is now available.

  • Wine 4.0.2 Released With 66 Bug Fixes

    Wine 4.0.2 is out today as the second stable point release to this year's Wine 4.0 cycle. As is customary for Wine stable point releases, only bug fixes are allowed in while new features come by way of the bi-weekly development releases that will lead up to the Wine 5.0 release in early 2020.

  • The stable Wine 4.0.2 release is now available

    If you prefer to walk on the calmer side of life, the Wine 4.0.2 release has been made available today. As it's just a "maintenance" release, there's no big new features which are reserved for the current 4.xx series currently at 4.14 released on August 17th. With that in mind they noted 66 bugs being marked as solved. These bugs include issues with Worms 2, Warframe, Rogue Squadron 3D, Settlers III, Mass Effect, F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, The Sims and plenty more.

  • Linux Gaming FINALLY Doesn't SUCK!