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5 Simple Ways To Free Up Space on Ubuntu

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 01:40:16 PM

When you need to free up space on Ubuntu here are 5 simple things you can do – from cleaning the apt cache to removing old kernels.

This post, 5 Simple Ways To Free Up Space on Ubuntu, was written by Scott Bouvier and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Improves Handling of Unknown Audio Devices (Thanks to Unity)

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 10:30:23 AM

Is it a mic? Is it a speaker? No, it's a … well, actually GNOME doesn't know either — but the open-source desktop is about to be smarter about finding out.

This post, GNOME Improves Handling of Unknown Audio Devices (Thanks to Unity), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Upgrade to LibreOffice 5.2 on Ubuntu

Tuesday 9th of August 2016 10:08:43 AM

LibreOffice 5.2 is now available to install on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS & Ubuntu 16.04 LTS from the official LibreOffice PPA.

This post, How to Upgrade to LibreOffice 5.2 on Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Designers Show Off New Look ‘Scopes Toolkit Cards’

Monday 8th of August 2016 04:54:36 PM

Back in May we got a peek at what the Canonical Design Team has in store for the future of Ubuntu — now there's more to see.

This post, Ubuntu Designers Show Off New Look ‘Scopes Toolkit Cards’, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Meet Museeks, A Stylish New Cross-Platform Music Player

Monday 8th of August 2016 04:01:09 PM

Meet Museeks, a new cross-platform desktop music player written in Node.js, Electron and React.js.

This post, Meet Museeks, A Stylish New Cross-Platform Music Player, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Claws Mail 3.14 Released with Improved Password Security

Monday 8th of August 2016 09:59:36 AM

Claws Mail 3.14.0 is the latest release of the lightweight GTK+ email client. Among its latest crop of changes is master passphrase support.

This post, Claws Mail 3.14 Released with Improved Password Security, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Papirus Icon Theme Update Adds More App Icons

Sunday 7th of August 2016 04:49:39 PM

Papirus is one of the best Linux icon themes, so we were pleased to hear it has been updated with icons for more apps, many of which we've written about.

This post, Papirus Icon Theme Update Adds More App Icons, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Analyse Your Wi-Fi Signal Strength on Ubuntu With This Script

Sunday 7th of August 2016 04:40:39 PM

Wifi signal strength can vary from room to room so knowing where the best spot to pitch up when snagging the latest 1.5GB Ubuntu .iso is valuable information. There are several apps available on Linux that can assist you in finding the most signal-drenched Wi-Fi location in your house or apartment. Ubuntu even includes one out of the […]

This post, Analyse Your Wi-Fi Signal Strength on Ubuntu With This Script, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Bq Say They “Don’t Have Any Plans” For New Ubuntu Phones

Sunday 7th of August 2016 01:04:58 PM

Bq say they "don't have any plans" for new Ubuntu Phones — but is this reason to be worried? We don't think so, and here's why.

This post, Bq Say They “Don’t Have Any Plans” For New Ubuntu Phones, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Choqok Lives — Qt Twitter App Sees First Update in Over a Year

Sunday 7th of August 2016 10:49:14 AM

There's a brand new version of Qt Twitter app Choqok on the way — and it's loaded with new features.

This post, Choqok Lives — Qt Twitter App Sees First Update in Over a Year, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Nocturn Is a Cross Platform Twitter App With a Clean Design

Saturday 6th of August 2016 05:04:36 PM

Nocturn is a simple desktop Twitter app for Mac and Linux built using React, Electron and JavaScript. I know what you’re thinking: “Not another electron app!?” but this one is at least a bit different to the usual web wrapping schtick. For, unlike Anatine which we wrote about at the end of July, Nocturn is not a frame around […]

This post, Nocturn Is a Cross Platform Twitter App With a Clean Design, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Yes, Someone Has Ported The Arc GTK Theme to Windows

Friday 5th of August 2016 10:40:48 PM

Last month we featured an Ubuntu theme for Windows 10 called Maverick — and a lot of you were pretty bemused by it. That theme aimed to bring the familiar look of Ubuntu and its Ambiance theme to the Windows 10 desktop. And, for the most part, does a decent job of aping the appearance. Ambiance […]

This post, Yes, Someone Has Ported The Arc GTK Theme to Windows, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Give VLC A Dramatic New Look With These Dark Skins (Including Arc)

Friday 5th of August 2016 04:35:11 PM

VLC is often described as being the most versatile media player — and that doesn’t solely apply to its’ ability to play almost any file format you can chuck at it! The default look of VLC on Ubuntu is okay. But only okay. As an older Qt app it inherits some accents of whatever GTK theme […]

This post, Give VLC A Dramatic New Look With These Dark Skins (Including Arc), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mozilla Has Axed Firefox Hello, Will Remove It From Installs Next Month

Friday 5th of August 2016 09:45:54 AM

Firefox Hello becomes Firefox Goodbye, as Mozilla announce they've discontinued the WebRTC feature and plan to remove it from the browser starting next month.

This post, Mozilla Has Axed Firefox Hello, Will Remove It From Installs Next Month, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 14.04.5 Released, This Is What’s New

Thursday 4th of August 2016 09:25:18 PM

Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS has been released. It is the fifth and final point release of the Trusty Tahr.

This post, Ubuntu 14.04.5 Released, This Is What’s New, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Snapd 2.11 Released With New Commands, Interfaces

Thursday 4th of August 2016 09:04:26 PM

A shiny new version of snapd, the service that powers Canonical's 'Snap' packaging format, is now available.

This post, Snapd 2.11 Released With New Commands, Interfaces, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This App Sets the Bing Image of the Day as the Wallpaper on Linux

Thursday 4th of August 2016 08:39:58 PM

Bing — no booing, folks — isn’t the web’s best search engine, but there’s no denying that it has a striking visual presence. And this is largely down to its use of stunning high-resolution imagery as its background — imagery that changes on a daily basis. If you like some of the images you come across, and want to […]

This post, This App Sets the Bing Image of the Day as the Wallpaper on Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Access Google Drive On Ubuntu 16.04

Thursday 4th of August 2016 08:28:40 PM

Want to access your Google Drive files natively on the Ubuntu desktop? You can, and here's how.

This post, How to Access Google Drive On Ubuntu 16.04, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This is Why The ‘Snap Find’ Command No Longer Works on Ubuntu

Thursday 4th of August 2016 05:23:26 PM

It's no longer possible to see a list of Snap apps at the command line by running the 'snap find' command. This is why.

This post, This is Why The ‘Snap Find’ Command No Longer Works on Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Skype for Linux (Alpha) Now Supports Bots

Thursday 4th of August 2016 02:55:01 PM

Bots and an improved status menu are among the changes in the latest Skype for Linux (alpha) update, available now.

This post, Skype for Linux (Alpha) Now Supports Bots, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Bodhi Updates, KaOS & Antergos Reviews, Another 25?

Today in Linux news, Jeff Hoogland posted a short update on the progress of Bodhi Linux 4.0 and reported on the updates to the project's donations page. In other news, An Everyday Linux User reviewed Arch-based Antergos Linux saying it was "decent" and Ubuntu-fan Jack Wallen reviewed "beautiful" KDE-centric KaOS. makeuseof.com has five reasons to switch to the Ubuntu phone and Brian Fagioli asked if Linux can survive another 25 years. Read more

Rise of the Forks: Nextcloud and LibreOffice

  • ownCloud-Forked Nextcloud 10 Now Available
  • Secure, Monitor and Control your data with Nextcloud 10 – get it now!
    Nextcloud 10 is now available with many new features for system administrators to control and direct the flow of data between users on a Nextcloud server. Rule based file tagging and responding to these tags as well as other triggers like physical location, user group, file properties and request type enables administrators to specifically deny access to, convert, delete or retain data following business or legal requirements. Monitoring, security, performance and usability improvements complement this release, enabling larger and more efficient Nextcloud installations. You can get it on our install page or read on for details.
  • What makes a great Open Source project?
    Recently the Document Foundation has published its annual report for the year 2015. You can download it as a pdf by following this link, and you can now even purchase a paper copy of the report. This publication gives me the opportunity to talk a bit about what I think makes a great FOSS project and what I understand may be a great community. If it is possible to see this topic as something many people already went over and over again, think again: Free & Open Source Software is seen as having kept and even increased its momentum these past few years, with many innovative companies developing and distributing software licensed under a Free & Open Source license from the very beginning. This trend indicates two important points: FOSS is no longer something you can automagically use as a nice tag slapped on a commodity software; and FOSS projects cannot really be treated as afterthoughts or “nice-to-haves”. Gone are the days where many vendors could claim to be sympathetic and even supportive to FOSS but only insofar as their double-digits forecasted new software solution would not be affected by a cumbersome “community of developers”. Innovation relies on, starts with, runs thanks to FOSS technologies and practices. One question is to wonder what comes next. Another one is to wonder why Open Source is still seen as a complex maze of concepts and practices by so many in the IT industry. This post will try to address one major difficulty of FOSS: why do some projects fail while others succeed.

Red Hat News

  • Red Hat Virtualisation 4 woos VMware faithful
    It is easy for a virtual machine user to feel left out these days, what with containers dominating the discussion of how to run applications at scale. But take heart, VM fans: Red Hat hasn’t forgotten about you. Red Hat Virtualisation (RHV) 4.0 refreshes Red Hat’s open source virtualisation platform with new technologies from the rest of Red Hat’s product line. It is a twofold strategy to consolidate Red Hat’s virtualisation efforts across its various products and to ramp up the company’s intention to woo VMware customers.
  • Forbes Names Red Hat One of the World's Most Innovative Companies
    Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT), the world's leading provider of open source solutions, today announced it has been named to Forbes' “World’s Most Innovative Companies” list. Red Hat was ranked as the 25th most innovative company in the world, marking the company's fourth appearance on the list (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016). Red Hat was named to Forbes' "World's Most Innovative Growth Companies" list in 2011.
  • Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE:RHT)?

GNU/Linux Leftovers

  • World Wide Web became what it is thanks to Linux
    Linux is used to power the largest websites on the Internet, including Google, Facebook, Amazon, eBay, and Wikipedia.
  • SFC's Kuhn in firing line as Linus Torvalds takes aim
    A few days after he mused that there had been no reason for him to blow his stack recently, Linux creator Linus Torvalds has directed a blast at the Software Freedom Conservancy and its distinguished technologist Bradley Kuhn over the question of enforcing compliance of the GNU General Public Licence. Torvalds' rant came on Friday, as usual on a mailing list and on a thread which was started by Software Freedom Conservancy head Karen Sandler on Wednesday last week. She suggested that Linuxcon in Toronto, held from Monday to Thursday, also include a session on GPL enforcement.
  • Linux at 25: A pictorial history
    Aug. 25 marks the 25th anniversary of Linux, the free and open source operating system that's used around the globe in smarphones, tablets, desktop PCs, servers, supercomputers, and more. Though its beginnings were humble, Linux has become the world’s largest and most pervasive open source software project in history. How did it get here? Read on for a look at some of the notable events along the way.