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Alexa’s Favourite Operating System is Ubuntu, Apparently [Video]

Sunday 6th of October 2019 03:01:07 PM

A little bit of fluff for your Sunday amusement: it seems Amazon Alexa has rather excellent taste in computer operating systems! Owners of devices like the Amazon Echo Dot have learned that Amazon’s voice-controlled digital […]

This post, Alexa’s Favourite Operating System is Ubuntu, Apparently [Video], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Calibre Sees First Major Release in 2 Years, Adds ‘Distraction Free’ Ebook Viewer

Sunday 6th of October 2019 02:36:38 PM

A new version of Calibre, the open source ebook manager (and then some), is now available to download for Windows, macOS and Linux.

This post, Calibre Sees First Major Release in 2 Years, Adds ‘Distraction Free’ Ebook Viewer, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10 from 19.04 (Guide)

Sunday 6th of October 2019 12:42:09 PM

Learn how to upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10 from 19.04 using the 'do-release-upgrade' command both before and after the Ubuntu 19.10 release on October 17, 2019.

This post, How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10 from 19.04 (Guide), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

App Outlet is a ‘Universal Linux App Store’ for Your Desktop

Friday 4th of October 2019 04:03:15 PM

App Outlet is a desktop Linux app that lets users search for and install software available on the Snap store, Flathub, or distributed as an AppImage.

This post, App Outlet is a ‘Universal Linux App Store’ for Your Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 is Out in Two Weeks, But Will You Upgrade? [Poll]

Friday 4th of October 2019 11:56:35 AM

I want to know if you plan to upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10 when it is released on October 17, 2019. And there's no better way to find out that via a poll.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 is Out in Two Weeks, But Will You Upgrade? [Poll], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Cawbird is a GTK Twitter Client for Linux (That Should Look Very Familiar)

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019 06:16:13 PM

Cawbird is a GTK Twitter app for Linux desktops like Ubuntu that is based on open source code from Corebird, an app no longer actively maintained.

This post, Cawbird is a GTK Twitter Client for Linux (That Should Look Very Familiar), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint Shares Update on Its New “Modern” Logo

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019 01:42:17 PM

Linux Mint unveiled plans to refresh its famous logo with a ‘more modern’ design last year, but since then it’s been pretty quiet about how the effort is going. So you may be interested to […]

This post, Linux Mint Shares Update on Its New “Modern” Logo, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Exaile Music Player Got Its First Release in 4 Years, And I Didn’t Even Notice!

Monday 30th of September 2019 03:29:41 PM

The Exaile music player has scored its first update in 4 years. Exaile 4.0.0 is now uses GTK3, has a faster playback engine, and supports MPRIS 2.2.

This post, Exaile Music Player Got Its First Release in 4 Years, And I Didn’t Even Notice!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New Video Demo of the Librem 5 Shows That …It Actually Works Okay?!

Sunday 29th of September 2019 04:13:07 PM

If you're itching for a better look at the Purism Librem 5 now that it's shipping, Purism board member Ben Trister has obliged with a hands-on video.

This post, New Video Demo of the Librem 5 Shows That …It Actually Works Okay?!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Phew, Ubuntu’s New Light Theme Won’t Be Default After All

Sunday 29th of September 2019 02:27:22 PM

The Ubuntu 19.10 Yaru light theme switch has been reversed, with developers instead choosing to ship the theme preinstalled, but not as default.

This post, Phew, Ubuntu’s New Light Theme Won’t Be Default After All, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Edge for Linux Just Got a Lot More Likely

Friday 27th of September 2019 01:11:48 PM

Microsoft Edge for Linux could soon be a reality, with Microsoft Edge devs launching a Linux web development survey to gather feedback on the idea.

This post, Microsoft Edge for Linux Just Got a Lot More Likely, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Flavours Hit Beta, Here’s What’s New

Friday 27th of September 2019 05:07:39 AM

Hot on the heels of the Ubuntu 19.10 beta come freshly spun test builds from Ubuntu’s family of flavours, including Ubuntu MATE and Xubuntu. By now we now have a pretty solid idea of the […]

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Flavours Hit Beta, Here’s What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Beta is Now Available to Download

Friday 27th of September 2019 12:00:56 AM

The Ubuntu 19.10 beta download is now available and ready for testing by users ahead of the final stable Ubuntu 19.10 release in October, 2019.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Beta is Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Will “Vigorously Defend” Shotwell in Lawsuit

Wednesday 25th of September 2019 12:29:33 PM

Shotwell, the free, open source photo management app, has allegedly fallen foul of a patent held by Rothschild Patent Imaging, LLC.

This post, GNOME Will “Vigorously Defend” Shotwell in Lawsuit, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Librem 5, the $699 Linux Phone, Has Started Shipping to Backers

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 11:12:24 PM

The Librem 5, a crowdfunded Linux phone with user privacy at its core, has begun shipping to backers in the first of several planned "batches".

This post, Librem 5, the $699 Linux Phone, Has Started Shipping to Backers, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

ReactOS 0.4.12 Released with Window Snapping, New Themes

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 04:23:08 PM

ReactOS 0.4.12 has been released with a number of new features, including window snapping, font tweaks, and a pair of new system themes.

This post, ReactOS 0.4.12 Released with Window Snapping, New Themes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Peek, the GIF Screen Recorder for Linux, Has Been Updated

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 03:36:18 PM

Peek is one of my favourite bits of software. I don't use it often but when I do use it, I always appreciate how perfectly formed it is.

This post, Peek, the GIF Screen Recorder for Linux, Has Been Updated, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Meet the 10 Winners in the Ubuntu 19.10 Wallpaper Competition

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 01:30:13 PM

Ubuntu 19.10 will include 10 new wallpapers from the community, the winners of the successful Ubuntu 19.10 Wallpaper Competition.

This post, Meet the 10 Winners in the Ubuntu 19.10 Wallpaper Competition, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ulauncher 5.3 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

Monday 23rd of September 2019 01:27:29 PM

Linux app launcher Ulauncher 5.3 has been released with a number of changes. We show you how to install Ulauncher 5.3 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Linux Mint.

This post, Ulauncher 5.3 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Geary 3.34 Debuts with Deeper GNOME Contacts Integration, Other Changes

Sunday 22nd of September 2019 08:06:56 PM

Geary email client has a new release out, Geary 3.34.0, and in this post I tell you a bit about it and how to install the app on Ubuntu and other Linux distros.

This post, Geary 3.34 Debuts with Deeper GNOME Contacts Integration, Other Changes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.