Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

OMG! Ubuntu!

Syndicate content OMG! Ubuntu!
An online Ubuntu magazine bringing you the latest Ubuntu news, apps, interview and reviews. Daily.
Updated: 26 min 57 sec ago

Geary 3.34 Debuts with Deeper GNOME Contacts Integration, Other Changes

Sunday 22nd of September 2019 08:06:56 PM

Geary email client has a new release out, Geary 3.34.0, and in this post I tell you a bit about it and how to install the app on Ubuntu and other Linux distros.

This post, Geary 3.34 Debuts with Deeper GNOME Contacts Integration, Other Changes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

InSync 3 Released, Brings OneDrive Sync to Linux

Thursday 19th of September 2019 03:56:46 PM

InSync 3 has been released with OneDrive sync, a faster, more reliable sync engine, and better selective sync options for Windows, macOS and Linux users.

This post, InSync 3 Released, Brings OneDrive Sync to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Has Built a Font for the Command Line

Thursday 19th of September 2019 03:05:52 PM

Microsoft has released an open source font called 'Cascadia Code' designed for 'command line experiences and code editors'. The font is free to download.

This post, Microsoft Has Built a Font for the Command Line, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox is Switching to a Monthly Release Cycle

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 04:33:37 PM

You can look forward to installing new versions of Firefox more frequently as the web browser is switching to a monthly release cycle.

This post, Firefox is Switching to a Monthly Release Cycle, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Devs Detail Plan for 32-bit Support in Ubuntu 19.10

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 03:34:24 PM

Ubuntu developers have detailed the process by which 32-bit library and app compatibility will be maintained in Ubuntu 19.10 and up.

This post, Ubuntu Devs Detail Plan for 32-bit Support in Ubuntu 19.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Oracle Built a Raspberry Pi Super Computer That Looks like a TARDIS

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 02:57:37 PM

How many Raspberry Pi's does it take to build a super computer? 1060, according to Oracle, who built one to demo at Oracle OpenWorld 2019.

This post, Oracle Built a Raspberry Pi Super Computer That Looks like a TARDIS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New Website Showcases KDE Plasma Desktop

Monday 16th of September 2019 07:39:34 PM

KDE Plasma desktop environment is modern, lean and feature-packed, and it now has a brand new interactive website to showcase it!

This post, New Website Showcases KDE Plasma Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Kernel 5.3 Released, This is What’s New

Monday 16th of September 2019 12:28:50 PM

Now that Linux kernel 5.3 is officially released we take a quick look at the new and notable changes this kernel update brings.

This post, Linux Kernel 5.3 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Nostalgia is a GNOME Wallpaper App with a Twist

Sunday 15th of September 2019 05:45:46 PM

Nostalgia a GTK app for the Linux desktop that let you browse through previous GNOME desktop wallpapers, and quickly set them as your desktop background.

This post, Nostalgia is a GNOME Wallpaper App with a Twist, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

DiRT Rally is Currently FREE on Steam, Saving You $39.99 [Offer Ended]

Sunday 15th of September 2019 04:30:50 PM

You can snag a FREE copy of DiRT Rally, the well-regarded rally racing game for Windows, macOS and Linux, from the Steam store — but only for this weekend.

This post, DiRT Rally is Currently FREE on Steam, Saving You $39.99 [Offer Ended], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

PineTime, a $25 Linux-friendly Smartwatch, Specs & Release Date (Updated)

Sunday 15th of September 2019 03:19:19 PM

PineTime is a $25 Linux Smartwatch is in development by Pine64, makers of the PineBook Pro Linux laptop and the PineTab Linux tablet. It's due next year.

This post, PineTime, a $25 Linux-friendly Smartwatch, Specs & Release Date (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This PPA Lets You Try an exFat Kernel Module Based on Samsung Code

Sunday 15th of September 2019 01:33:13 PM

A new PPA gives Ubuntu users the opportunity to try an alternative exFAT kernel module based on Samsung's sdfat Linux driver code.

This post, This PPA Lets You Try an exFat Kernel Module Based on Samsung Code, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

14 Essential Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcuts (Plus Cheat Sheet!)

Saturday 14th of September 2019 02:14:59 PM

Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts help improve your productivity by making repetitive, repeated tasks faster and easier to perform. You probably already know a stack of keyboard shortcuts already because general actions like copy (ctrl + c), […]

This post, 14 Essential Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcuts (Plus Cheat Sheet!), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The GNOME 3.36 Release Date is Set for Next March

Friday 13th of September 2019 01:53:26 PM

GNOME 3.36 will be released on March 11, 2020. This date, along with other development milestones, are listed in the official release schedule.

This post, The GNOME 3.36 Release Date is Set for Next March, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Here’s Ubuntu 19.10’s New Default Wallpaper

Friday 13th of September 2019 12:23:31 PM

The Ubuntu 19.10 default wallpaper is revealed at last. We share download links to Ubuntu's new desktop background, which features an 'Ermine' motif.

This post, Here’s Ubuntu 19.10’s New Default Wallpaper, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.34 Released with “Drastically Improved” Responsiveness

Thursday 12th of September 2019 03:30:47 PM

The new GNOME 3.34 release is here and it boasts 'drastically improved responsiveness' through the GNOME Shell user interface.

This post, GNOME 3.34 Released with “Drastically Improved” Responsiveness, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu’s New Look: Are You a Fan?

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 11:19:28 PM

It's been a few months since we last a poll and Ubuntu 19.10 switching to a light theme feels like a topic worth probing your collective opinions on.

This post, Ubuntu’s New Look: Are You a Fan?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

It’s Now Easier to Install Acer Firmware on Linux

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 03:03:16 PM

It's getting easier to install Acer firmware on Linux as the taiwanese computer giant has joined the LVFS, the Linux Firmware Vendor service.

This post, It’s Now Easier to Install Acer Firmware on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

RawTherapee 5.7 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 02:32:45 PM

A new version of open source RAW image processing software RawTherapee is now available to download. We show you how to install it on Ubuntu.

This post, RawTherapee 5.7 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu & Linux Mint, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Linux Conference Announced, Takes Place Next March

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 02:01:39 PM

WSLConf is set to take place in March 2020 on Microsoft's campus. A community-led event, WSLConf will feature presentations and workshops.

This post, Microsoft Linux Conference Announced, Takes Place Next March, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Qt 3D Discussed

  • Qt 3D Will Still Be Improved On Alongside Qt Quick 3D

    While Qt Quick 3D has been talked up a lot recently with The Qt Company's plans for that new 3D module inside the current Qt5 and future Qt6 tool-kits, Qt 3D itself is not going away. Qt Quick 3D will offer 3D support to Qt Quick via QML and C++ APIs but the existing Qt 3D support isn't going to be eliminated and in fact will be improved upon as we near the Qt 6.0 release in about one year's time.

  • The Future of Qt 3D

    As you will have read, a new module called Qt Quick 3D will begin offering 3D capabilities to Qt Quick via a QML API (and a planned C++ API for Qt 6). What does this mean for Qt 3D and where will it fit in the Qt ecosystem? Hopefully this blog post and the following one will help answer that question as well as give some insights into what we are working on in Qt 3D. This blog post will focus on the changes coming with Qt 5.x and the following article will details some of the research we are doing to improve Qt 3D on the Qt 6 timescale.

  • Qt 3D: One too many threads

    Qt 3D makes heavy use of threads, as a way to spread work across CPU cores and maximize throughput, but also to minimize the chances of blocking the main thread. Though nice on paper, the last case eventually leads to added complexity. Sometimes, there are just one too many threads. In the past, we’ve been guilty of trying to do too much within Qt 3D rather than assuming that some things are the developer’s duty. For instance there was a point in time where we’d compare the raw content of textures internally. The reason behind that was to handle cases where users would load the same textures several times rather than sharing one. This led to code that was hard to maintain and easy to break. Ultimately it provided convenience only for what can be seen as a misuse of Qt 3D, which was not the the original intention. We had similar systems in place for Geometries, Shaders… Part of the reason why we made such choices at the time was that the border between what Qt 3D should or shouldn’t be doing was really blurry. Over time we’ve realized that Qt 3D is lower level than what you’d do with QtQuick. A layer on top of Qt 3D would have instead been the right place to do such things. We’ve solved some of these pain points by starting work on Kuesa which provides assets collections.

today's howtos

today's leftovers

  • openSUSE.Asia Summit 2019

    This year, openSUSE.Asia summit 2019 host in Indonesia again.

  • Why Taking Responsibility for Our Carbon Emissions Means Promoting the Right to Repair

    In our global system of production, consumption and premature disposal, using products for longer should be considered a pillar of global climate justice, and in an even broader sense, environmental justice.Saturday 19 October 2019 marks the third International Repair Day, and the theme this year is “Repair for Future”. | By Janet Gunter

  • The Most Important Right-to-Repair Hearing Yet Is on Monday

    The Massachusetts state legislature is holding a three-hour hearing on the Digital Right to Repair act, a bill that would require electronics manufacturers to sell repair parts and tools, make repair guides available, and would prevent them from using software to artificially prevent repair.

    So far this year, 19 other states have considered similar legislation. It hasn’t passed in any of them. But Massachusetts is one of the most likely states to pass the legislation, for a few different reasons. Most notably, the legislation is modeled on a law passed unanimously in Massachusetts in 2012 that won independent auto shops the right to repair, meaning lawmakers there are familiar with the legislation and the benefits that it has had for auto repair shops not just in Massachusetts but around the country.

  • [Older] GNS Technical Specification Milestone 1/4

    We are happy to announce the completion of the first milestone for the GNS Specification. The objective is to provide a detailed and comprehensive guide for implementors of the GNU Name System. The initial milestone consists of documenting the cryptographic principles of GNS data structures. This includes the specification of the GNS record wire and serialization formats as well as internationalization.

  • GNUnet project invited to ICANN66

    We are delighted to announce that ICANN has invited the GNUnet project to speak at the next ICANN Annual General Meeting. We have been invited to join a panel discussion on Emerging Internet Identifier Technologies in order to share our ideas and work on the GNU Name System (GNS). ICANN generously offered to cover travel and accomodation. The meeting will take place in Montreal between 2 - 7 November. The panel will tentatively be help on November 6th.

  • AWS Dangles Free Credits to Lure Open Source Developers

    Amazon Web Services is taking steps to improve its relations with open source software developers, offering them free service credits and sponsoring a popular programming language.

  • Opmantek Expands IT Audit Capabilities With Open-AudIT Cloud
  • Help! They’re about to obliterate us!

    Don’t let Yahoo fool you, with what they say, “Oh, just click here and download your content.” It’s not that simple. They have been breaking things to prevent us from leaving for years, and they are not making it easy now either. We live in a broken interface, and rescuing our content, especially quickly, is not at all easy.

  • USB-C Has Finally Come Into Its Own

    Even so, the road has been bumpy. Just because USB-C can do all these things doesn’t mean that it always does. Take charging. While the body that governs USB protocol, the USB Implementers Forum, sets a Power Delivery standard, manufacturers have come up with their own unique implementations as well. Qualcomm has Quick Charge, Samsung has Adaptive Fast Charging, and so on. The result, as nicely detailed by Android Authority earlier this year, is a landscape where you’re never quite sure what you’re going to get, especially once you reach for a third-party cable. Your phone will still charge, just not as fast as advertised if all of the involved components aren’t built for the same spec. And in extreme cases, some dodgy cables have been capable of frying devices altogether by drawing too much power for a specific task.

Security Leftovers

  • 6 top OSINT tools: Find sensitive public info before hackers do

    The same OSINT tactics used for spycraft can now be applied to cybersecurity. Most organizations have vast, public-facing infrastructures that span many networks, technologies, hosting services and namespaces. Information can be stored on employee desktops, in legacy on-prem servers, with employee-owned BYOD devices, in the cloud, embedded inside devices like webcams, or even hidden in the source code of active apps and programs.

  • 3 steps toward improving container security

    As developers increasingly make use of containers, securing them becomes more and more important. Gartner has named container security one of its top 10 concerns for this year in this report, which isn’t surprising given their popularity in producing lightweight and reusable code and lowering app dev costs. In this article, I’ll look at the three basic steps involved in container security: securing the build environment, securing the underlying container hosts, and securing the actual content that runs inside each container. To be successful at mastering container security means paying attention to all three of these elements. If you step back a moment, container security isn’t all that different from ordinary application security. If you replace the appropriate words in the above paragraph, you could have written this post 10, 20, or even 30 years ago with a few other modifications. But containers do have a few oddities and new twists that are worth highlighting. To get started, I suggest you listen to the recorded talk by Red Hat’s Dan Walsh about general container security considerations.

  • Good guy, Microsoft: Multi-factor auth outage gives cloudy Office, Azure users a surprise three-day weekend

    Microsoft is battling to fix its knackered multi-factor authentication system that today blocked customers from logging into their Microsoft 365 and Azure services. The Redmond giant confirmed on Friday an unspecified glitch prevented customers in North America from receiving the multi-factor auth (MFA) codes they need to sign into their cloud-based accounts. Obviously, those not using MFA are not affected. Though Azure and Microsoft 365 MFA users initially were locked out, by mid-day US Pacific Time, Azure was said to be working again, leaving 365 subscribers trying to log in high and dry. "We've taken multiple actions to mitigate impact and are working to validate service restoration," Microsoft told Microsoft 365 aka Office 365 customers. "In parallel, we're continuing to review system logs and service telemetry to better understand the underlying root cause."

  • Update Warning Issued For Millions Of Microsoft Windows 10 Users

    At this stage, it isn’t clear what is the cause with users citing BSOD failures with cldflt.sys, Affinity applications and more but all have found that uninstalling KB4517389 fixes the problem, which pins the source squarely on this already troubled update. Needless to say, the problem with a BSOD bug is you may not be lucky enough to get back to your desktop to do this. If you are, then navigate to Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Installed updates > KB4517389 > Uninstall KB4517389 has already rolled out to millions of users but for hundreds of millions who have not received it yet, use Microsoft’s Show or Hide updates tool to block it from installing on your PC.