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Heavy Discounts On Aspyr Media’s Linux Games, Including Borderlands 2

Friday 16th of September 2016 01:05:18 PM

Aspire Media are celebrating their 20th birthday with a sale — which is my kind of celebration!

This post, Heavy Discounts On Aspyr Media’s Linux Games, Including Borderlands 2, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Sayonara Music Player 0.9.1 Released, Here’s How To Install it On Ubuntu

Friday 16th of September 2016 12:15:25 PM

A new version of the Sayonara music player is out, and it adds cover art support, new icons, and a new crossfader. We show you how to install it on Ubuntu.

This post, Sayonara Music Player 0.9.1 Released, Here’s How To Install it On Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Run Your Own Private Ubuntu Cloud with the Nextcloud Box

Friday 16th of September 2016 11:02:26 AM

Most of us love using the cloud. It gives us on-the-go-access to our personal files, photos and documents, and helps keep our busy lives in sync.   But loving the cloud doesn’t mean you have to love using a proprietary closed-off services like Dropbox, Google Drive or One Drive. Homespun solutions that let you host your […]

This post, Run Your Own Private Ubuntu Cloud with the Nextcloud Box, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New Version of Museeks Music Player Now Available to Download

Thursday 15th of September 2016 05:35:03 PM

A new version of cross-platform music player Museeks is now available to download. The Museeks 0.7.0 update adds a number of improvements, including the ability to see cover art of playing tracks, a new first-run guide to help you add music to the player, and an option to run the app with a native window titlebar. As we wrote a […]

This post, New Version of Museeks Music Player Now Available to Download, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Avoid ACCIDENTAL ALL CAPS With This Nifty Indicator Applet

Thursday 15th of September 2016 01:22:35 PM

If your keyboard lacks LED lights on the caps lock, number lock and scroll lock keys, try this nifty indicator applet for Ubuntu.

This post, Avoid ACCIDENTAL ALL CAPS With This Nifty Indicator Applet, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Open Files Faster With Bookmarks Indicator for Ubuntu

Thursday 15th of September 2016 12:43:18 PM

A really simple way to get quick access to your favourite files and folders, all in a quick click.

This post, Open Files Faster With Bookmarks Indicator for Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

It’s Official: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Is Coming to Linux

Thursday 15th of September 2016 12:02:10 PM

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided is coming to Linux (and macOS) later this year, games publisher Feral Interactive has announced.

This post, It’s Official: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided Is Coming to Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Insomnia 3.0 Is a Slick Desktop REST Client for Linux

Thursday 15th of September 2016 11:03:43 AM

Looking for a free, easy-to-use REST client for the Linux desktop? Don't lose sleep: get Insomnia.

This post, Insomnia 3.0 Is a Slick Desktop REST Client for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Weather Fixed, Can Now Fetch Forecasts Again

Wednesday 14th of September 2016 05:31:27 PM

A quick follow up to the issue of broken weather forecasts in GNOME Weather on Ubuntu 16.04: they're working again!

This post, GNOME Weather Fixed, Can Now Fetch Forecasts Again, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

[How To] See Android Notifications on The Ubuntu Desktop

Wednesday 14th of September 2016 04:45:28 PM

Pushbullet is a popular service that lets you quickly share links, files and messages between your smart devices and your regular desktop OS. Better still, the free service also lets you see Android app notifications on the Ubuntu desktop! How? Well, that depends. There are two main ways to get Pushbullet notifications to show up on your […]

This post, [How To] See Android Notifications on The Ubuntu Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Uber’s Self-driving Pickups In Pittsburgh are Powered by Ubuntu

Wednesday 14th of September 2016 02:23:29 PM

Uber users in Pittsburgh, USA, might be surprised to find that their next lift is in a self driving car that's powered by Ubuntu.

This post, Uber’s Self-driving Pickups In Pittsburgh are Powered by Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Space Shooter ‘Everspace’ To Hit Linux Later This Month

Wednesday 14th of September 2016 12:42:19 PM

The sumptuous looking crowd-funded space shooter 'Everspace' will launch on Linux before the month is out, games developers Rockfish Games have announced.

This post, Space Shooter ‘Everspace’ To Hit Linux Later This Month, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A Promising New eBook Reader for Linux Appears

Wednesday 14th of September 2016 11:51:13 AM

I don’t spend as much time reading as I should, even though I own a Kindle and an Android tablet. It’s not that I have a shortage of things to read, either. I have a huge backlog of eBooks. The reason is simple that when I’m “idling” I’m typically in front a regular computer, be it my […]

This post, A Promising New eBook Reader for Linux Appears, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Rocket League for Linux: The Definitive Video Review

Tuesday 13th of September 2016 06:54:10 PM

Rocket League blasted onto Linux at the end of last week and we were ridiculously about it — but perhaps you're not caught up in the excitement. No worries, you will after watching this…

This post, Rocket League for Linux: The Definitive Video Review, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Orion Is a Qt/QML Twitch Desktop Client That I’d Love to Try

Monday 12th of September 2016 11:56:57 PM

It feels a little bit mean to write about an app that I know most of you won’t get to try anytime soon. But when I saw Orion, a Qt-based Twitch desktop app, surface on Reddit this evening I…I felt like I had to mention it here. Firstly, it’s always nice to see well-designed apps of any shade, and any toolkit. Secondly, […]

This post, Orion Is a Qt/QML Twitch Desktop Client That I’d Love to Try, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Yuppity Yep — Meet the Official Mascot of Ubuntu 16.10

Monday 12th of September 2016 07:49:34 PM

You’re looking at the official mascot animal artwork for Ubuntu 16.10 ‘Yakkety Yak’! As with previous mascot animal designs you can expect to see this ‘Yak’ logo used to promote Ubuntu 16.10 during its last furlong of development, on posters, social media posts and, of course, the traditional official release t-shirt. Admittedly the official mascot logos aren’t […]

This post, Yuppity Yep — Meet the Official Mascot of Ubuntu 16.10, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Poll: Do You Use 32-bit or 64-bit Ubuntu?

Monday 12th of September 2016 11:31:37 AM

It's six years to the day since we last asked if you use 32-bit Ubuntu or 64-bit Ubuntu.

This post, Poll: Do You Use 32-bit or 64-bit Ubuntu?, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

ZTE ‘Seriously Considered Ubuntu’ for New Crowd-Sourced Phone

Monday 12th of September 2016 11:04:51 AM

ZTE will announce round-one winners of its crowd-sourced smartphone contest tomorrow but, despite getting the most votes, Ubuntu won't be selected.

This post, ZTE ‘Seriously Considered Ubuntu’ for New Crowd-Sourced Phone, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Torrent Removed from Google for ‘Infringing’ Transformers Movie

Monday 12th of September 2016 10:59:47 AM

Did you know that Ubuntu 12.04 LTS infringes on the copyright of Hollywood movie 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'?

This post, Ubuntu Torrent Removed from Google for ‘Infringing’ Transformers Movie, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Launcher List Indicator Update Adds PPA, New Workspaces Features

Sunday 11th of September 2016 05:43:29 PM

Did you find the Launcher List Indicator we wrote about recently useful? If so, you'll want to check in with the latest version that's available.

This post, Launcher List Indicator Update Adds PPA, New Workspaces Features, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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LXLE: A Linux distro to give new life to old hardware

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FreeBSD 11.0 Comes Up Short In Ubuntu 16.04 vs. macOS Sierra Benchmarks

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TDF Releases Fresh Update to LibreOffice 5.2

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