Tresorit for Linux is an end-to-end encrypted file sharing service that allows teams to collaborate securely and easily. Or so says the press release that landed in my inbox a few days ago. I generally steer clear of writing about things I don’t use, can’t use or won’t use. Tresorit falls firmly in the former […]
This post, Tresorit Offers Encrypted Cloud Storage for Linux Businesses, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Yikes, our favourite Linux icon theme Papirius plans to ‘discontinue’ its PPA. The PPA makes it easy to install the icon set (including its many different versions) on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. But the installation method is being retired. The good news is that while the PPA is going away the icon set itself isn’t. Instead of a PPA, the icon […]
This post, Papirus Icon Theme ‘Discontinues’ Ubuntu PPA (Updated), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
A new version of Simple Screen Recorder, a powerful desktop screen capture programme for Linux, premiered earlier this month. It is the first update to the app in almost a year. SimpleScreenRecorder 0.3.x adds support for the latest FFmpeg/libav libraries, supports fragmented recording (whatever that may be) and the indicator applet icon will now notify you when there’s an error during capture. Long […]
This post, A New Version of SimpleScreenRecorder Has Been Released, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Want to know exactly when you last booted your Ubuntu machine, or how long it’s been since you last did? Probably not —but I’m going to show you how anyway. Detailed boot information can be useful when troubleshooting issues, especially useful if your think your system has rebooted without you asking it to, or you’re encountering issues with […]
This post, Get Exact Boot and Uptime on Ubuntu from the Command Line, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Checking on the weather isn’t hard: you just stick your head out of the window. But when the weather is unpredictable, or to keep an eye on its plans for the coming days, we turn to weather forecast apps, websites and services. A slate of desktop weather apps are available for Linux. These range from basic terminal-based reports to indicator […]
I’ve written about a lot of desktop Linux software in the nearly 8 years this site has been running. Apps, utilities, tools and clients for almost everything, from bling-laden music players to java monstrosities via photo editors and command line Twitter clients. And yet even I have not heard of every app that’s out there. Below, I share […]
Say hello to the latest member of the official Ubuntu family: Ubuntu Budgie. The community spin, hitherto known as Ubuntu Budgie Remix, uses the nimble GNOME-based Budgie desktop environment as its default user experience. The Budgie desktop makes use of modern GNOME technologies but is not a GNOME fork. It is primarily developed by the Solus project, […]
Not everyone has room (or the attention span) for a multiple monitor set-up, and even if you do there are times when you may want to keep an eye on a workspace while working in another. You want, in effect, a preview window for a workspace — “…a floating window (with live updates) in the top right corner of […]
A brand new version of the Cinnamon desktop is about to be released, and chances are you want can’t wait to install it on Ubuntu. The good news is that you can install Cinnamon 3.2 on Ubuntu, both LTS and the most recent release, quite easily. The bad news is that you can (currently) only get it from a […]
This post, Here’s How You Can Install Cinnamon 3.2 on Ubuntu, Right Now, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Adobe began to offer their Flash Player plugin for Linux a couple of months back, 4 years after abandoning the platform. In the years since the snub the web’s reliance on and use of Flash technologies has (thankfully) dwindled. But that doesn’t mean we live in halcyon days. Not every website, web service or web app/game has switched to using something newer or more […]
As part of updates to its Windows and web desktop apps, the official Spotify for Linux client has picked up a minor redesign. Well, sort of. The company is testing a small redesign of the main player control UI in its desktop app with a sub-section of Spotify desktop users. Not everyone using the official Spotify app can see […]
This post, Spotify is testing a new layout for its desktop player, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Chances are you’ve seen (and cooed over) the Nintendo NES Classic, a $60 re-version of the 1980s gaming console legend. It’s cute, cheap and comes with 30 NES games pre-loaded. You also get everything you need right in the box, including a control pad and a HDMI cable. The NES Classic is the nostalgic must-have for gamers of a […]