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Screenshot Tool ‘Shutter’ Gets First Update in Over 2 Years

Sunday 3rd of September 2017 07:21:22 PM

It’s been well over two and a half years since feature-rich screenshot tool Shutter was last updated — but a new release is finally here! Shutter’s last release was back in 2014, so this update has been a little overdue. But don’t get too excited; the wait doesn’t mean the app picks up any new features. […]

This post, Screenshot Tool ‘Shutter’ Gets First Update in Over 2 Years, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Finding Files in the Command Line

Saturday 2nd of September 2017 10:58:33 AM

Unfortunately in Linux, certainly Ubuntu, the default GUI file search is not the most useful way to find files. With just a small amount of patience you can find files quickly and easily using the command line, and your options for this are really powerful if you want to learn a bit about it. Locate The […]

This post, Finding Files in the Command Line, was written by Nixie Pixel and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.26 Removes the Legacy System Tray — But Will You Miss It?

Friday 1st of September 2017 01:50:28 AM

GNOME 3.26 removes the legacy tray area still used by some desktops apps. We ask whether this decision is really as big of a deal as it sounds.

This post, GNOME 3.26 Removes the Legacy System Tray — But Will You Miss It?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Beta 1 Released

Thursday 31st of August 2017 08:35:17 PM

Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Beta 1 is now available to download alongside new betas of other Ubuntu flavours, including Xubuntu and Ubuntu Budgie.

This post, Ubuntu MATE 17.10 Beta 1 Released, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice 5.4.1 Released with Over 100 Bug Fixes

Thursday 31st of August 2017 05:32:11 PM

LibreOffice 5.4.1 is now available to download. This is the first minor update since the LibreOffice 5.4 release earlier this month and offers a number of bug fixes and stability improvements. “LibreOffice 5.4.1 represents the bleeding edge in term of features, and as such is targeted at technology enthusiasts and early adopters,” The Document Foundation say of […]

This post, LibreOffice 5.4.1 Released with Over 100 Bug Fixes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Upterm is Part Terminal Emulator, Part IDE

Thursday 31st of August 2017 01:50:51 PM

Upterm is billed as a ‘terminal emulator for the 21st century’ — a fairly bold claim. “An IDE in the world of terminals,” claims the Github project page; “Strictly speaking, it’s both a terminal emulator and an interactive shell based on Electron.” I spent some time playing with the app see if it offered anything […]

This post, Upterm is Part Terminal Emulator, Part IDE, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

PAX 2017: Figment

Thursday 31st of August 2017 11:38:57 AM

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This post, PAX 2017: Figment, was written by Nixie Pixel and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

And Now for Something Completely Different: Broforce

Thursday 31st of August 2017 10:35:28 AM

Gearing up for PAX in less than 24 hours – I found myself locking and loading camera equipment like a guerrilla force heading out for battle. That makes the pure OVER9000 of “Broforce” quite an adventure of wacky Linux gaming hijinks and bloodshed all the more applicable. With developer Free Lives brand-spanking new 2017 update that looks and […]

This post, And Now for Something Completely Different: Broforce, was written by Nixie Pixel and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Skype Redesign Everyone Hates Is Now Available on Linux

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 11:02:38 PM

The ‘radical’ redesign of Skype that most of the internet seems to hate is now available on Linux — hurrah! But before you get anxious about upgrading I should say that the redesign is not being forced on you — not yet, anyway! Instead, to try what Microsoft calls “the most expressive Skype ever” on Linux […]

This post, The Skype Redesign Everyone Hates Is Now Available on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 17.10 Will Use GNOME Shell 3.26

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 07:36:06 PM

Most of us expected that Ubuntu 17.10 would manage to with GNOME Shell 3.26 on board — but it’s nice to hear it confirmed. A feature-freeze exception filed pending a package update last week has been approved, and now the first packages of GNOME Shell 3.26 are filtering out through the artful-proposed repository, ready for […]

This post, Ubuntu 17.10 Will Use GNOME Shell 3.26, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Games App Picks up Controller & Keyboard Config

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 02:19:44 PM

I love the GNOME Games app, it lets me manage and play my collection of retro games  Not the best named app, GNOME Games is the desktop app for managing and browsing your games collection. Through the use of libretro cores it allows you to play many types of games in your library too, either […]

This post, GNOME Games App Picks up Controller & Keyboard Config, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Gaming Spotlight: Infinifactory

Wednesday 30th of August 2017 11:48:15 AM

Nixie Pixel shines a spotlight on Infinifactory, a brain-addling puzzle game from Zachtronics and available to play on Linux.

This post, Gaming Spotlight: Infinifactory, was written by Nixie Pixel and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox Using Client Side Decoration (Video)

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 08:48:56 PM

If you've been longing to see some progress on Firefox GTK header bar support you're going to want to feast your eyes on this.

This post, Firefox Using Client Side Decoration (Video), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

That was quick: Falkon web browser is now available as a Snap app

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 08:11:55 PM

Falkon is the new KDE web browser and KDE Neon is wasting no-time in getting it packaged up as a Snap app for users to help test.

This post, That was quick: Falkon web browser is now available as a Snap app, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How GNOME Shell Search Is Improving

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 02:27:37 PM

GNOME 3.26 improves the appearance of GNOME Shell search results, making better use of screen space to show more results on screen.

This post, How GNOME Shell Search Is Improving, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Budgie Desktop 10.4 Released, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu

Tuesday 29th of August 2017 12:36:02 PM

Itching to install Budgie desktop 10.04 on Ubuntu? Well, get ready to scratch as it's now available to install on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 17.04.

This post, Budgie Desktop 10.4 Released, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Phone Crowdfunder Passes $100k Milestone

Monday 28th of August 2017 05:02:33 PM

The open-source community has pledged more than $100,000 to the Purism Librem 5 crowdfunding campaign, which kicked off on August 24.

This post, Linux Phone Crowdfunder Passes $100k Milestone, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Tusk Adds Much Needed Features to Evernote Web App

Monday 28th of August 2017 11:33:13 AM

Tusk is a new unofficial and open-source Evernote app for Linux, Mac and Windows that adds extra features to the Evernote web app.

This post, Tusk Adds Much Needed Features to Evernote Web App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Corebird 1.6 Released with Minor Tweaks

Sunday 27th of August 2017 02:02:20 PM

A modest update to Linux twitter app Corebird is now available. It includes some minor interface tweaks and improves image uploading.

This post, Corebird 1.6 Released with Minor Tweaks, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

QupZilla Web Browser Has Revealed Its New Name

Sunday 27th of August 2017 12:05:02 PM

The the new name of the Qt-based Qupzilla browser has been announced, and bucking all expectation it hasn't opted for a name beginning with 'K'…

This post, QupZilla Web Browser Has Revealed Its New Name, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Games: Morphite, Mooseman, Arma, and PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller

  • Stylish FPS 'Morphite' released without Linux support, but it's coming
    Sadly, Morphite [Steam] has seen a delay with the Linux version. Thankfully, the developer was quick to respond and it's still coming.
  • The Mooseman, a short side-scrolling adventure just released for Linux
    In the mood for something a little out there? Well, The Mooseman [Steam] a short side-scroller might just hit the spot.
  • Arma 3 1.76 for Linux is planned, work on it to start "soon"
    Bohemia Interactive have announced in their latest "SITREP" that the Linux version of Arma 3 will be updated to the latest version of 1.76, work is set to start on it "soon".
  • Sony's PlayStation 4 DualShock Controller Now Supported in Fedora Linux, GNOME
    GNOME developer Bastien Nocera talks in his latest blog post about the enhancements he managed to implement in the past few weeks to the Bluetooth stack of the Fedora Linux operating system. The patches submitted by the developer to the Bluetooth packages in the latest Fedora Linux release promise to bring improvements to the way PlayStation 3 DualShock controllers are set up in the environment if you're using the GNOME desktop environment. Until now, to set up a DualShock 3 controller, users had to plug it in via USB, then disconnect it, and then press the "P" button on the joypad, which would have popped-up a dialog to confirm the Bluetooth connection. But this method had some quirks though.

Debian Development Reports

  • Free software log (July and August 2017)
    August was DebConf, which included a ton of Policy work thanks to Sean Whitton's energy and encouragement. During DebConf, we incorporated work from Hideki Yamane to convert Policy to reStructuredText, which has already made it far easier to maintain. (Thanks also to David Bremner for a lot of proofreading of the result.) We also did a massive bug triage and closed a ton of older bugs on which there had been no forward progress for many years. After DebConf, as expected, we flushed out various bugs in the reStructuredText conversion and build infrastructure. I fixed a variety of build and packaging issues and started doing some more formatting cleanup, including moving some footnotes to make the resulting document more readable.
  • Freexian’s report about Debian Long Term Support, August 2017
    Like each month, here comes a report about the work of paid contributors to Debian LTS.
  • Reproducible Builds: Weekly report #125
    16 package reviews have been added, 99 have been updated and 92 have been removed in this week, adding to our knowledge about identified issues.