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Linux Mint’s New Mintbox PC is Powerful (But Also Pretty Pricey)

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019 11:32:26 PM

Linux Mint's MintBox 3 PC is nearing release with high-end specs and a price tag to match! Built by Compulab, the MintBox 3 will be cost from $1.5k.

This post, Linux Mint’s New Mintbox PC is Powerful (But Also Pretty Pricey), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

DeaDBeeF Music Player Scores a Minor Update

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019 03:29:32 PM

We checkout the latest release of the DeaDBeeF music player, DeaDBeeF 1.8.1, and show you how to install the lightweight music app on Ubuntu.

This post, DeaDBeeF Music Player Scores a Minor Update, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Shell Might Soon Respect Your Font Settings

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019 02:29:56 PM

It may soon be easier to change GNOME Shell font thanks to a new patch that makes the GNOME Shell interface respect a user's font settings.

This post, GNOME Shell Might Soon Respect Your Font Settings, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Does Your KDE Plasma Desktop Look This Good?

Monday 1st of July 2019 08:25:32 PM

A in-depth video showing KDE Plasma users how to make their desktops look like an impressive Plasma desktop popular with users on Reddit.

This post, Does Your KDE Plasma Desktop Look This Good?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The KDE ISO Image Writer is Coming to Windows

Monday 1st of July 2019 04:02:00 PM

Windows users will soon have another way to create a live, bootable USB drive of their fave Linux distribution. A KDE ISO writer tool for Windows desktops is being developed as part of the Google […]

This post, The KDE ISO Image Writer is Coming to Windows, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mageia 7 Released with Plasma 5.15, Linux 5.1 & More

Monday 1st of July 2019 02:56:45 PM

If you fancy sampling a Linux distro that’s not based on Ubuntu, check out the new Mageia 7 release, now available for download. Mageia 7 arrives two years after the release of Mageia 6 and […]

This post, Mageia 7 Released with Plasma 5.15, Linux 5.1 & More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Teleport is a Simple File Transfer App for Linux Desktops

Monday 1st of July 2019 03:53:42 AM

For a fast, frill-free way to fling files between Linux PCs using your local network, check out Teleport, a file transfer app for Linux.

This post, Teleport is a Simple File Transfer App for Linux Desktops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Cinnamon 4.2.0 Packs Plenty of Bug Fixes, But Nothing Particularly Exciting

Sunday 30th of June 2019 02:50:39 PM

Cinnamon 4.2.0 is the latest update to the Linux Mint desktop, but users shouldn't get too excited by the pending upgrade as it's a bug fix release.

This post, Cinnamon 4.2.0 Packs Plenty of Bug Fixes, But Nothing Particularly Exciting, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Shell Adds Another Much-Requested Feature

Sunday 30th of June 2019 01:07:15 PM

It looks like GNOME Shell is FINALLY adding drag and drop folder creation to the Applications Overview, with code implementing the feature pending merge.

This post, GNOME Shell Adds Another Much-Requested Feature, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Updating 8BitDo Firmware on Linux is a Game in Itself

Saturday 29th of June 2019 02:18:14 PM

I did it guys: I finally bought myself a decent game controller to use on Linux! Specifically the 8BitDo SF30 Pro controller — level up! 🍄 As well as enjoying the weighted feel of quality […]

This post, Updating 8BitDo Firmware on Linux is a Game in Itself, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Slimbook’s Latest Linux Laptop is Faster (and Cheaper) than a MacBook Air

Thursday 27th of June 2019 02:48:57 PM

The Slimbook Pro X claims to be the best Linux laptop in the world. We take a look at its specs and its price to see if the boast holds up.

This post, Slimbook’s Latest Linux Laptop is Faster (and Cheaper) than a MacBook Air, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Foundation reports a huge increase in funding for 2018

Thursday 27th of June 2019 02:08:42 PM

The GNOME Foundation has been posted its 2018 annual report, seeing a substantial increase in funding thanks to two major donations.

This post, GNOME Foundation reports a huge increase in funding for 2018, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Panic Over! Valve Say Steam WILL Support Ubuntu 19.10

Wednesday 26th of June 2019 11:16:24 PM

Ubuntu gamers can breathe a sigh of relief as Valve has confirmed that Steam for Linux WILL support Ubuntu 19.10. Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais says Ubuntu’s recent rethink over plans to axe its i386/32-bit archive […]

This post, Panic Over! Valve Say Steam WILL Support Ubuntu 19.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Has a Hidden Classic Mode, Here’s How to Unlock it on Ubuntu

Wednesday 26th of June 2019 03:03:43 PM

We show you how to unlock the hidden GNOME Classic Mode in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and above. The Classic session sports a traditional app menu, task bar and more.

This post, GNOME Has a Hidden Classic Mode, Here’s How to Unlock it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Usage Gets More Useful at Reporting Disk Space

Wednesday 26th of June 2019 02:45:15 PM

A new, improved storage panel is currently in development for GNOME Usage, the user-friendly system resource reporting and monitoring tool.

This post, GNOME Usage Gets More Useful at Reporting Disk Space, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Give Ubuntu an Electric-Blue Look with StarLabs’ Theme

Tuesday 25th of June 2019 02:15:00 PM

We show you how to give Ubuntu desktop a dark, electric-blue makeover using a GTK and icon theme created by Linux laptop seller StarLabs.

This post, Give Ubuntu an Electric-Blue Look with StarLabs’ Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Classic Mode is Getting Some Overdue Improvements in Fedora 31

Monday 24th of June 2019 06:51:25 PM

The retro-minded GNOME Classic session will see a number of usability improvements in Fedora 31, due for release in October.

This post, GNOME Classic Mode is Getting Some Overdue Improvements in Fedora 31, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Changes Its Mind, Says it WILL Continue to Support 32-bit Apps

Monday 24th of June 2019 05:58:53 PM

Canonical has issued a statement on Ubuntu’s 32-bit future — and gamers, among others, are sure to relieved! The company says Ubuntu WILL now continue to build and maintain a 32-bit archive going forward — […]

This post, Ubuntu Changes Its Mind, Says it WILL Continue to Support 32-bit Apps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Raspberry Pi 4 is Here — And It’s a BEAST!

Monday 24th of June 2019 02:33:23 PM

The Raspberry Pi 4 is the latest version of the popular single-board computer. Its improved specs deliver desktop-class performance.

This post, The Raspberry Pi 4 is Here — And It’s a BEAST!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Would Steam Losing Ubuntu Support Make You Switch Distro? [Poll]

Sunday 23rd of June 2019 03:41:56 PM

This week's poll asks whether Steam dropping official support for Ubuntu 19.10 would make you switch (or consider switching) Linux distribution.

This post, Would Steam Losing Ubuntu Support Make You Switch Distro? [Poll], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Save Web Pages As Single HTML Files For Offline Use With Monolith (Console)

Monolith is a command line tool to save any web page as a single HTML file that contains everything needed to render web page locally, without needing a working Internet connection. Use this to save web pages containing documentation, wiki articles, and anything else that interests you, for local/offline use. Since the web pages are saved in plain HTML, use a tool that can search in files to quickly find the web page you're looking for. Unlike the regular "Save page as" (or Ctrl + s) option provided by web browsers to save web pages to your computer, which saves web page assets in a folder next to the saved web page, this command line tool retrieves the web page assets and converts them into base64 data URLs, using that in the document instead of the regular URLs. As a result, page assets like Javascript, CSS or images are embedded in the page HTML, so all you need is a web browser to access the locally saved web page. Read more

Welcome to the August 2019 Friends of GNOME Update!

Neil, Molly, and Rosanna went to OSCON, in Portland, OR. While there, we met with people from other free software projects and companies developing open source, or with open source programs offices. Following OSCON, there was the West Coast Hackfest, during which the Documentation, GTK, and Engagement teams met and got a bunch of work done. There are some photos you can check out on our Twitter account. Molly attended FrOSCon, giving a keynote entitled “Open Source Citizenship for Everyone!” On September 17th, Molly will be at GitLab Commit in Brooklyn, NY. Federico Mena will be at CCOSS in Guadalajara, México, September 14 – 15th. There he will run a workshop on GNOME and deliver a keynote presentation. Read more

Cryptocurrency OS Makes It Easy to Buy and Spend Digital Cash

Cryptocurrency OS is a specialty Linux distribution that serves a niche user market destined to grow as the crypto economy continues to develop. This distro is packed with all the tools you need to create and manage your crypto accounts. It also is a fully functional Linux operating system. It is easy to use this distro as your daily computing platform. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Voyager Live 10 overview | The spirit of open source in the heart of the digital world

    In this video, I am going to show an overview of Voyager Live 10 and some of the applications pre-installed.

  • Cantor and the support for Jupyter notebooks at the finish line

    Hello everyone! It's been almost three weeks since my last post and this is going to be my my final post in this blog. So, I want to summarize all my work done in this GSoC project. Just to remember again, the goal of the project was to add the support for Jupiter notebooks to Cantor. This format is widely used in the scientific and education areas, mostly by the application Jupyter, and there is a lot of content available on the internet in this format (for example, here). By adding the support of this format in Cantor we’ll allow Cantor users access this content. This is short description, if you more intersted, you can found more details in my proporsal. [...] This is all for the limitations, I think. Let's talk about future plans and perspectives. In my opinion, this project has reached its initial goals, is finished now and will only need maintenance and support in terms of bug fixing and adjustment to potential format changes in future. When talking more generally, this project is part of the current overall development activities in Cantor to improve the usability and the stability of the application and to extend the feature set in order to enable more workflows and to reach to a bigger audience with this. See 19.08 and 18.12 release announcements to read more about the developments in the recent releases of Cantor. Support of the Jupyter notebook format is a big step into this direction but this not all. We have already many other items in our backlog like for the UX improvements, plots integration improvements going into this direction. Some of this items will be addressed soon. Some of them are something for the next GSoC project next year maybe? I think, that's all for now. Thank you for reading this blog and thank you for your interest in my project. Working on this project was a very interesting and pleasant period of my life. I am happy that I had this opportunity and was able to contribute to KDE and especially to Cantor with the support of my mentor Alexander Semke.

  • My Open-Source Activities from January to August 2019

    Debian is a general-purpose Linux distribution that is widely used on the planet. I am a Debian Developer who works on packages related to Android SDK and the Java ecosystem. I started a new package in an attempt to build the Android framework android.jar using the upstream build systems involving Ninja, Soong and others. Since the beginning we have been writing our own (very simple) makefiles to build the binaries in AOSP because their build logic tends to be simple and straightforward, until we worked on android.jar. Building it requires digging in so much code that it became incredibly hard to maintain, which is why we still haven’t brought in any newer version since android-framework-23. This is problematic as developers can’t build any apps that target Android 7+. After a month of work, this package is finally done. After all its dependencies are packaged in the future, it will be good to upload. This is where the students of Google Summer of Code (GSoC) come in!

  • iMars Black is an Inexpensive Bluetooth 5.0 USB Audio Transmitter & Receiver
  • This Linux computer plus router is the size of a ring box

    The VoCore2 Mini Linux Computer packs a wireless router and 16M of onboard storage into a cube about the size of a coin. Just hook it up to any display monitor through a standard USB2.0 port, and you're ready to put it to work. With 128MB of DDR2 memory and an MT7628AN MIPS processor, it's equally useful as a streaming station, VPN gateway, data storage - you name it.

  • Dive into the life and legacy of Alan Turing: 5 books and more

    Another well-known fact about Turing was his conviction for "gross indecency" because of his homosexuality, and the posthumous apology and pardon issued over more a half a decade after Turing’s death. But beyond all of this, who was Alan Turing? Here are six books that delve deeply into the life and legacy of Alan Turing. Collectively, these books cover his life, both professional and personal, and work others have done to build upon Turing’s ideas. Individually, or collectively, these works allow the reader to learn who Alan Turing was beyond just a few well-known, broad-stroke themes.

  • Security updates for Friday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (cups, nginx, and openjdk-7), Fedora (httpd, mod_md, nghttp2, and patch), and SUSE (rubygem-loofah).

  • Epyc Encryption | TechSNAP 410

    It's CPU release season and we get excited about AMD's new line of server chips. Plus our take on AMD's approach to memory encryption, and our struggle to make sense of Intel's Comet Lake line. Also, a few Windows worms you should know about, the end of the road for EV certs, and an embarrassing new Bluetooth attack.