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Thunderbird Email Client Finally Has a New Home

Wednesday 10th of May 2017 11:45:55 AM

The future of Thunderbird is looking a little more certain. It's been announced that the Mozilla Foundation will serve as Thunderbird's "future home".

This post, Thunderbird Email Client Finally Has a New Home, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Upload Photos to Instagram from Your Ubuntu PC

Tuesday 9th of May 2017 06:08:43 PM

If you want to upload photos to Instagram from Ubuntu, you can! The photo sharing site now lets you upload photos without using the official Instagram app.

This post, How To Upload Photos to Instagram from Your Ubuntu PC, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu’s Default GTK Theme Now Looks Better with GNOME Shell

Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:52:35 PM

Ubuntu is working to improve the appearance of the Ubuntu Ambiance theme on GNOME Shell, adding window shadows, round corners and more.

This post, Ubuntu’s Default GTK Theme Now Looks Better with GNOME Shell, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Cinnamon 3.4 Released, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu

Tuesday 9th of May 2017 11:52:04 AM

Linux Mint’s Clement Lefebvre has announced the release of Cinnamon 3.4, the latest stable update to the rather popular Linux desktop environment.  Better yet you can already upgrade to or install Cinnamon 3.4 on Ubuntu using a PPA — no waiting required! Announcing the release on his blog Clement Lefebvre writes: “I’d like to thank all the developers […]

This post, Cinnamon 3.4 Released, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mark Shuttleworth Says Ubuntu Desktop “Remains Really Important”

Monday 8th of May 2017 10:02:34 PM

Mark Shuttleworth has reiterated that the Ubuntu desktop "remains really important" to Canonical in an interview with The Cube at the OpenStack Summit 2017.

This post, Mark Shuttleworth Says Ubuntu Desktop “Remains Really Important”, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

My Current Ubuntu Desktop (And How You Can Recreate It)

Monday 8th of May 2017 04:46:29 PM

As you may have heard me mention in the latest episode of the Ubuntu Podcast, I’ve been ankle deep in GNOME extensions these past few weeks. Why? Well, like many of you I have made a preëmptive switch to GNOME Shell now that Unity is being left to the cobwebs. And thanks to the little joyous blobs of JavaScript better known as ‘GNOME Extensions’ I am […]

This post, My Current Ubuntu Desktop (And How You Can Recreate It), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Chuwi LapBook 12.3 is a 2K Ubuntu Laptop for $329

Monday 8th of May 2017 11:47:48 AM

Chinese computer company Chuwi plan to release an Ubuntu laptop called the Chuwi LapBook 12.3, a thin, all-metal clamshell with a 12.3-inch 2K display.

This post, Chuwi LapBook 12.3 is a 2K Ubuntu Laptop for $329, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Yup, This is The Best Sound Converter for Ubuntu

Sunday 7th of May 2017 12:29:06 PM

Though I tend to stream music from the cloud when at my desktop PC, I prefer to download and play local audio files when listening to podcasts and audio books on the move. Earlier this week I needed convert a stack of old audio books from the .m4a format to a more Android-friendly format like .mp3 — and  SoundConverter did what I needed effortlessly. Sound Converter […]

This post, Yup, This is The Best Sound Converter for Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Simplenote, the popular note-taking app, is now available as a Snap on Linux

Friday 5th of May 2017 12:31:19 PM

Simplenote is one of the most popular note-taking services around, and it’s just gotten easier to use on Linux. Launched last year, the official Simplenote Linux app is available as a Snap on Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. The simple, straightforward note-taking service offers cloud sync and backup across devices, boasts some minor collaborative sharing features, and throws in fast search and note tagging for efficient organisation. It […]

This post, Simplenote, the popular note-taking app, is now available as a Snap on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Cross-Platform SSH Client Termius is available as a Snap app on Linux

Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 07:55:18 PM

If you use SSH regularly, be it to connect to a local machine, Docker container, VM, or Raspberry Pi cluster, check out Termius, a free cross-platform app.

This post, Cross-Platform SSH Client Termius is available as a Snap app on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Corebird Twitter App Update Brings a Handful of New Features (Updated)

Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 05:47:31 PM

An update to desktop Linux Twitter app Corebird is available for download, and features an improved set-up wizard, a quick-pick photo palette, and more.

This post, Corebird Twitter App Update Brings a Handful of New Features (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The GNOME 3.24 Point Release Just Landed in Ubuntu 17.04

Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 01:57:44 PM

GNOME 3.24.1, the first point release since the GNOME 3.24 stable release in March, is now available to users of Ubuntu 17.04.

This post, The GNOME 3.24 Point Release Just Landed in Ubuntu 17.04, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How Many Stickers Do You Have on Your Laptop?

Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 01:44:17 PM

Are users of open-source software more likely to stick stickers on the back of laptops? That's what we're aiming to find out in this week's reader poll.

This post, How Many Stickers Do You Have on Your Laptop?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox Containers Feature Now Lets You Assign Websites to Specific Containers

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 12:25:40 PM

Have you heard about Firefox containers? Until today neither had I. But this neat experimental feature recently picked up a neat new feature, so it feels like a good time to mention it. Firefox Containers Firefox containers is an experimental feature that let you segment tabs in to separate silos while you browse. You can open different websites […]

This post, Firefox Containers Feature Now Lets You Assign Websites to Specific Containers, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Meet the Slimbook Excalibur, a 15″ Aluminium Linux Laptop

Tuesday 2nd of May 2017 11:37:19 AM

Spanish computer company Slimbook has unsheathed its latest Linux laptop, the all-aluminium 15.6-inch Slimbook Excalibur.

This post, Meet the Slimbook Excalibur, a 15″ Aluminium Linux Laptop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Enabling This Makes Firefox More Responsive On Ubuntu

Monday 1st of May 2017 12:14:26 PM

Multiprocess Firefox mode is disabled on Ubuntu due to incompatibility with the Ubuntu Modifications add-on that's preinstalled. So, here's how to enable it.

This post, Enabling This Makes Firefox More Responsive On Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Open Source Graphics App Krita Sees New Bug Fix Release

Monday 1st of May 2017 12:02:45 PM

Krita, one of the most popular open-source graphics editors available, has a new release — and it's already available to install on Ubuntu.

This post, Open Source Graphics App Krita Sees New Bug Fix Release, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint Is Adopting LightDM as its Login Manager

Sunday 30th of April 2017 07:36:19 PM

Linux Mint is adopting the LightDM display manager to handle user sessions, with a new GUI front-end to the login experience called Slick Greeter.

This post, Linux Mint Is Adopting LightDM as its Login Manager, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

FSearch Beta 2 Released with Wildcard Search Support, More

Sunday 30th of April 2017 12:48:57 PM

A new beta release of Fsearch, a fast GTK file search app for the Linux desktop inspired by the Everything Search Engine, is available for testing.

This post, FSearch Beta 2 Released with Wildcard Search Support, More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Install 24 Popular GTK Themes With One Command Using This Script

Sunday 30th of April 2017 12:07:35 PM

This script will install 24 GTK themes on Ubuntu, Arch and any other GNOME based Linux distribution straight from Git.

This post, Install 24 Popular GTK Themes With One Command Using This Script, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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  • Ubuntu-Based Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 Drops GNOME 3 for MATE Desktop
    Coming about two weeks after the release of Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11, which is based on the Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system using the HWE (hardware enablement) kernel from Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak), Black Lab Enterprise Linux 11.0.1 appears to be an unexpected maintenance update addressing a few important issues reported by users lately.
  • 3.26 Developments
    My approach to development can often differ from my peers. I prefer to spend the early phase of a cycle doing lots of prototypes of various features we plan to implement. That allows me to have the confidence necessary to know early in the cycle what I can finish and where to ask for help.
  • Further experiments in Meson
    Meson is definitely getting more traction in GNOME (and other projects), with many components adding support for it in parallel to autotools, or outright switching to it. There are still bugs, here and there, and we definitely need to improve build environments — like Continuous — to support Meson out of the box, but all in all I’m really happy about not having to deal with autotools any more, as well as being able to build the G* stack much more quickly when doing continuous integration.