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How to Try Side View, the Firefox Feature I’ve Been Waiting For

Wednesday 6th of June 2018 11:20:04 PM

Since its Quantum update I have to say that I’m loving Mozilla Firefox — but a promising new feature on the horizon could help me to love it even more! It’s called Side View and it’s an experimental feature available to try, from today, as part of the Firefox Test Pilot program. What’s that? Firefox Test […]

This post, How to Try Side View, the Firefox Feature I’ve Been Waiting For, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

3 macOS Mojave Features Already Available on Linux

Wednesday 6th of June 2018 01:46:23 PM

Apple has revealed details about the next version of its desktop operating system, macOS Mojave. As expected, macOS 10.14 is a major software upgrade. It brings a flurry new features to the fore, like better desktop organisation, auto-changing backgrounds, and a sleek new dark mode. All very swish. But do any of those features sound familiar to […]

This post, 3 macOS Mojave Features Already Available on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Buys GitHub and FOSS Fans Aren’t Happy

Sunday 3rd of June 2018 02:52:27 PM

Microsoft is buying GitHub. According to a Bloomberg report Microsoft has agreed to acquire GitHub for $7.5 billion. The code hosting site was recently valued at $2 billion. Update: It’s now official. But should open source software enthusiasts be worried by the sale? GitHub is at the heart of FOSS development GitHub is the world’s biggest code […]

This post, Microsoft Buys GitHub and FOSS Fans Aren’t Happy, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.10 Release Date, New Features & More

Saturday 2nd of June 2018 05:10:59 PM

Everything you need to know about Ubuntu 18.10, including the Ubuntu 18.10 release date, planned new features, downloads, changes, and more.

This post, Ubuntu 18.10 Release Date, New Features & More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Red Hat is Working on Linux Support for the Dell Canvas

Saturday 2nd of June 2018 12:33:28 PM

Linux support for the Dell Canvas graphics tablet/display and dial accessory is underway thanks to a collaboration between Red Hat and Dell developers.

This post, Red Hat is Working on Linux Support for the Dell Canvas, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint 19 Beta Is Now Available to Download

Friday 1st of June 2018 12:42:55 PM

The Linux Mint 19 beta download will be available to test at the start of next week, the Linux Mint project lead has said.

This post, Linux Mint 19 Beta Is Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Atari VCS, the Linux-Powered Games Console, is Available to Preorder

Thursday 31st of May 2018 11:24:10 PM

Retro gaming fans can now ‘preorder’ the Atari VCS on crowdfunding site IndieGoGo. The Atari VCS is a Linux-powered games console featuring a case design inspired by the original Atari 2600. A slate of models are available to ‘preorder’ from today, including a base black edition priced at a not-so-terrible $199. The device even comes pre-loaded […]

This post, Atari VCS, the Linux-Powered Games Console, is Available to Preorder, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

SEGA Mega Drive & Genesis Classics is Available on Linux

Wednesday 30th of May 2018 03:17:55 PM

SEGA Mega Drive & Genesis Classics is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows and (drum roll) Linux. The £25/$30 compilation includes 53 games ripped straight from my childhood summers. So, put down your pogs, pour a glass of Sunny Delight, and prepare to take a trip back to the 1990s. SEGA Genesis Classics Linux Release SEGA […]

This post, SEGA Mega Drive & Genesis Classics is Available on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Transfer Files from PC to PC Over Your Local Network

Wednesday 30th of May 2018 11:09:37 AM

Looking for a simple file sharing app to transfer files from PC to PC using Wi-Fi? If so, we’ve got you covered. LAN Share is a free, open-source and cross-platform tool that enables you to quickly send files between computers that run Windows and/or Ubuntu Linux. File transfers happens direct, PC to PC, over your local network […]

This post, Transfer Files from PC to PC Over Your Local Network, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This 38-inch Curved Monitor from LG has a Ryzen CPU and Supports Ubuntu

Tuesday 29th of May 2018 03:55:16 PM

LG has launched a new 38-inch curved monitor with a basic PC built-in — and, rather awesomely, it supports Ubuntu. Although LG pitches the device as a mere monitor it is technically an all-in-one PC. The awkwardly named ‘LG 38CK900G-B’ comes powered by a fanless dual-core AMD Ryzen chip with Vega graphics, and comes backed by […]

This post, This 38-inch Curved Monitor from LG has a Ryzen CPU and Supports Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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GNOME Desktop: Flatpak and Random Wallpaper Gnome Extension

  • Flatpak in detail, part 2
    The first post in this series looked at runtimes and extensions. Here, we’ll look at how flatpak keeps the applications and runtimes on your system organized, with installations, repositories, branches, commits and deployments.
  • Flatpak – a history
    I’ve been working on Flatpak for almost 4 years now, and 1.0 is getting closer. I think it might be interesting at this point to take a retrospective look at the history of Flatpak.
  • Random Wallpaper Gnome Extension Changes Your Desktop Background With Images From Various Online Sources
    Random Wallpaper is an extension for Gnome Shell that can automatically fetch wallpapers from a multitude of online sources and set it as your desktop background. The automatic wallpaper changer comes with built-in support for downloading wallpapers from unsplash.com, desktopper.co, wallhaven.cc, as well as support for basic JSON APIs or files. The JSON support is in fact my favorite feature in Random Wallpaper. That's because thanks to it and the examples available on the Random Wallpaper GitHub Wiki, one can easily add Chromecast Images, NASA Picture of the day, Bing Picture of the day, and Google Earth View (Google Earth photos from a selection of around 1500 curated locations) as image sources.

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KDE: QtPad, Celebrating 10 Years with KDE, GSoC 2018

  • QtPad - Modern Customizable Sticky Note App for Linux
    In this article, we'll focus on how to install and use QtPad on Ubuntu 18.04. Qtpad is a unique and highly customizable sticky note application written in Qt5 and Python3 tailored for Unix systems.
  • Celebrating 10 Years with KDE
    Of course I am using KDE software much longer. My first Linux distribution, SuSE 6.2 (the precursor to openSUSE), came with KDE 1.1.1 and was already released 19 years ago. But this post is not celebrating the years I am using KDE software. Exactly ten years ago, dear Albert committed my first contribution to KDE. A simple patch for a problem that looked obvious to fix, but waiting for someone to actually do the work. Not really understanding the consequences, it marks the start of my journey within the amazing KDE community.
  • GSoC 2018 – Coding Period (May 28th to June 18th): First Evaluation and Progress with LVM VG
    I got some problems during the last weeks of Google Summer of Code which made me deal with some challenges. One of these challenges was caused by a HD physical problem. I haven’t made a backup of some work and had to rework again in some parts of my code. As I already knew how to proceed, it was faster than the first time. I had to understand how the device loading process is made in Calamares to load a preview of the new LVM VG during its creation in Partition Page. I need to list it as a new storage device in this page and deal with the revert process. I’ve implemented some basic fixes and tried to improve it.

Open Hardware: Good for Your Brand, Good for Your Bottom Line

Chip makers are starting to catch on to the advantages of open, however. SiFive has released an entirely open RISC-V development board. Its campaign on the Crowd Supply crowd-funding website very quickly raised more than $140,000 USD. The board itself is hailed as a game-changer in the world of hardware. Developments like these will ensure that it won't be long before the hardware equivalent of LEGO's bricks will soon be as open as the designs built using them. Read more