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It Just Got Easier to Install Skype on Ubuntu

Thursday 1st of February 2018 04:00:22 PM

Skype for Linux is available as a Snap app on the Snap store, making it easy to download and install Skype on Linux distros like Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

This post, It Just Got Easier to Install Skype on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Telegram Releases Library to Make Better Unofficial Telegram Apps

Thursday 1st of February 2018 12:28:59 PM

Linux users love Telegram — and I know that because I’m one of them! Telegram is a cross-platform messaging service analogous to WhatsApp, but with a much broader set of features. You can have public channels and groups, for instance, and run bots. Telegram has official apps for pretty much every major operating system out […]

This post, Telegram Releases Library to Make Better Unofficial Telegram Apps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice 6.0 Released with ‘Dramatic’ Improvements

Wednesday 31st of January 2018 11:47:09 AM

You can now download LibreOffice 6.0, the latest major release of this hugely popular free office software. The release of LibreOffice 6.0 marks the first major update to the productivity suite since the LibreOffice 5.4 release back in July 2017. It also coincides with the anniversary of the very first release of LibreOffice in January 2011. So, […]

This post, LibreOffice 6.0 Released with ‘Dramatic’ Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Support for Wacom Smartpads Is In the Works

Tuesday 30th of January 2018 01:45:26 PM

Linux support for Wacom Smartpads, like the Bamboo Slate and Bamboo Spark, is in the works thanks to a new open source project from Red Hat developers.

This post, Linux Support for Wacom Smartpads Is In the Works, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

You Can Now Use VirtualBox to Test KDE Plasma Mobile

Tuesday 30th of January 2018 12:40:03 AM

It's gotten easier to try KDE Plasma Mobile. Download the latest ISO image and boot it using a virtual machine app to try out the KDE alternative to Android.

This post, You Can Now Use VirtualBox to Test KDE Plasma Mobile, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Lollypop Music Player Adds Responsive Design

Monday 29th of January 2018 05:15:31 AM

Responsive design is coming to the Lollypop music player. A week or two back I shared a video of the stylish KDE music player Babe which showcased the app’s sleek new ‘responsive design’ capabilities. But GTK fans needn’t feel like they’re missing out. Lollypop — arguably the best modern desktop music player for GNOME — is […]

This post, Lollypop Music Player Adds Responsive Design, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

[How To] Put Icons on the Desktop in elementary OS

Saturday 27th of January 2018 03:07:48 PM

Ever tried elementary OS? If so you’ll know that you can’t put icons on the desktop by default. It’s a frustrating experience, particularly if you’re used to being able to use the desktop space as a literal ‘desktop space’. Sadly, elementary (sic) says it has ‘no plans’ to rethink its approach. But there is good […]

This post, [How To] Put Icons on the Desktop in elementary OS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.04 Adds a To-Do App to Default Install

Saturday 27th of January 2018 04:19:51 AM

When you boot in to the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 'Bionic Beaver' later this year you'll find a new app is preinstalled by default: GNOME To Do, a personal task manager.

This post, Ubuntu 18.04 Adds a To-Do App to Default Install, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Plasma Mobile Could Give Life to a Mobile Linux Experience

In the past few years, it’s become clear that, outside of powering Android, Linux on mobile devices has been a resounding failure. Canonical came close, even releasing devices running Ubuntu Touch. Unfortunately, the idea of Scopes was doomed before it touched down on its first piece of hardware and subsequently died a silent death. The next best hope for mobile Linux comes in the form of the Samsung DeX program. With DeX, users will be able to install an app (Linux On Galaxy—not available yet) on their Samsung devices, which would in turn allow them to run a full-blown Linux distribution. The caveat here is that you’ll be running both Android and Linux at the same time—which is not exactly an efficient use of resources. On top of that, most Linux distributions aren’t designed to run on such small form factors. The good news for DeX is that, when you run Linux on Galaxy and dock your Samsung device to DeX, that Linux OS will be running on your connected monitor—so form factor issues need not apply. Read more

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