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Microsoft Makes It Easier to Try the Open Source Windows Terminal App

Sunday 23rd of June 2019 03:28:27 PM

I carry word that users can now install the new Windows Terminal app on Windows 10 direct from the Microsoft Store – no need to build the app from source.

This post, Microsoft Makes It Easier to Try the Open Source Windows Terminal App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu NOT Dropping 32-bit App Support After All? (Updated)

Sunday 23rd of June 2019 02:34:34 PM

A forum post from a leading Ubuntu developer appears to contradict early suggestions that Ubuntu will drop 32-bit app support beginning in 19.10.

This post, Ubuntu NOT Dropping 32-bit App Support After All? (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

[Updated] Steam will no longer support Ubuntu, says Valve developer

Saturday 22nd of June 2019 08:17:46 PM

Steam is dropping official support for Ubuntu, which is currently the world’s most popular desktop Linux distribution. The bombshell news was delivered by Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais on Twitter: The move, not unexpected, follows Ubuntu’s […]

This post, [Updated] Steam will no longer support Ubuntu, says Valve developer, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Tauon Music Box is a Minimally Minded Music Player with Neat Micro Modes

Friday 21st of June 2019 04:37:59 AM

Tauon is a lightweight music player for Linux and Windows desktops that uses the BASS audio library as its backend for (some say) better audio quality.

This post, Tauon Music Box is a Minimally Minded Music Player with Neat Micro Modes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Pinebook Pro, the $199 Linux Laptop, Gets Keyboard & Bluetooth Spec Bumps

Thursday 20th of June 2019 11:12:02 PM

Pine64, the company working on the upcoming Pinebook Pro Linux laptop, have shared more details on keyboard options and connectivity specs in the device.

This post, Pinebook Pro, the $199 Linux Laptop, Gets Keyboard & Bluetooth Spec Bumps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Wayfire Brings Compiz Bling Back to the Linux Desktop

Thursday 20th of June 2019 06:24:03 PM

Wayfire is a open-source Wayland compositor designed to be showy. It recreates some of the best Compiz window animations and effects.

This post, Wayfire Brings Compiz Bling Back to the Linux Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A Quick Look at GNOME Shell 3.34’s Newly Improved Theme

Thursday 20th of June 2019 03:17:56 PM

A number of improvements are headed to the default GNOME Shell theme ahead of the desktop's next major release. We spotlight the notable changes.

This post, A Quick Look at GNOME Shell 3.34’s Newly Improved Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Snappy Now Lets You Install Multiple Versions of the Same Snap App

Thursday 20th of June 2019 02:13:49 PM

Snappy, the cross-distro app packaging format, has gained an experimental feature that lets users to install multiple versions of the same app.

This post, Snappy Now Lets You Install Multiple Versions of the Same Snap App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint Vs Windows 10 Speed Test [Infographic]

Wednesday 19th of June 2019 04:00:56 PM

Is Linux Mint faster than Windows 10 when run on the same laptop, launching the same apps? Check out the results of these speed tests to find out!

This post, Linux Mint Vs Windows 10 Speed Test [Infographic], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Arc Menu Extension Now Lets You Pin Your Fave Apps to the Sidebar

Tuesday 18th of June 2019 09:40:13 PM

If you’re a fan of the Arc menu extension for GNOME Shell you may be interested to hear that an update is on the way. A new version of the traditional-style app menu, which is […]

This post, Arc Menu Extension Now Lets You Pin Your Fave Apps to the Sidebar, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Says It’s Dropping All 32-bit Support Going Forward (Updated)

Tuesday 18th of June 2019 04:09:43 PM

Ubuntu has confirmed plans to drop all support for 32-bit (i386) systems going forward, beginning with the upcoming Ubuntu 19.10 release.

This post, Ubuntu Says It’s Dropping All 32-bit Support Going Forward (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

App Release Roundup: Fondo, Foliate & Shotcut Video Editor

Tuesday 18th of June 2019 03:13:10 PM

We recap the latest releases of the Fondo wallpaper finder, Foliate ePub reader and Shotcut video editor, all of which are available on Flathub.

This post, App Release Roundup: Fondo, Foliate & Shotcut Video Editor, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Slimbook’s New All-in-One Linux PC Looks a Little Bit Familiar…

Monday 17th of June 2019 02:09:39 PM

The Slimbook Apollo is an all-in-one Linux PC with a 23.6-inch FHD display and powered by a choice of Intel i5 or i7 chip. Prices start from €799.

This post, Slimbook’s New All-in-One Linux PC Looks a Little Bit Familiar…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Use Xournal++ to Take Handwritten Notes or Annotate PDFs on Linux

Monday 17th of June 2019 01:49:50 PM

Take handwritten notes and annotate PDFs on Linux using Xournal++, a free open-source note taking app with a stack of tools and features.

This post, Use Xournal++ to Take Handwritten Notes or Annotate PDFs on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Lenovo ThinkPad P Laptops Are Available with Ubuntu

Sunday 16th of June 2019 04:07:14 PM

Lenovo's new ThinkPad P series laptops are available to buy with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS preinstalled. They will be available to buy in the US this summer.

This post, Lenovo ThinkPad P Laptops Are Available with Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.34’s Sleek New Desktop Background

Sunday 16th of June 2019 01:19:50 PM

Get a sneak peek at the new GNOME 3.34 wallpaper. It boasts a richer, warmer color palette than previous designs, and a less angular look.

This post, GNOME 3.34’s Sleek New Desktop Background, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Regolith Linux is the i3 Ubuntu Spin You’ve Been Waiting For

Friday 14th of June 2019 04:58:57 PM

Regolith Linux is a new Ubuntu-based distro that offers an easy to use i3 desktop. It is also available to install as an desktop session on Ubuntu.

This post, Regolith Linux is the i3 Ubuntu Spin You’ve Been Waiting For, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Devs Say Edge for Linux is “Something We’d Like to Do”

Friday 14th of June 2019 12:30:23 PM

Microsoft has reiterated its desire to bring the Chromium-based Edge browser to Linux desktops, describing the task as "something we'd like to do".

This post, Microsoft Devs Say Edge for Linux is “Something We’d Like to Do”, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Give Ubuntu a Bold New Look with the Qogir Theme

Friday 14th of June 2019 11:01:37 AM

Find out how to install the Qogir theme on Ubuntu and Linux Mint. The GTK theme has a unique look and is available in light, dark and mixed versions.

This post, Give Ubuntu a Bold New Look with the Qogir Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GIMP 2.10.12 Released with Bug Fixes, Other Improvements

Thursday 13th of June 2019 02:53:29 PM

GIMP 2.10.12 has been released, so we recap the bug fixes and improved tools the update brings and show you how to upgrade GIMP on Ubuntu.

This post, GIMP 2.10.12 Released with Bug Fixes, Other Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

weston 7.0.0

Weston 7.0.0 is released!

ABI note: the return value of two functions introduced in this release
has been changed from void to int: weston_log_scope_printf and
weston_log_scope_vprintf. Additionally weston_binding_destroy has been
made public again.

Daniel Stone (1):
      backend-drm: Enforce content protection for hardware planes

Manuel Stoeckl (1):
      weston-terminal: Ignore SIGPIPE

Marius Vlad (2):
      weston-log: Return bytes written for 'printf()' and 'vprintf()' functions
      compositor: Return the number of bytes written as to format properly

Simon Ser (1):
      build: bump to version 7.0.0 for the official release

sichem (1):
      make weston_binding_destroy public

git tag: 7.0.0
Read more Also: Wayland's Weston 7.0 Compositor Released With PipeWire Streaming Support

today's howtos

MicroK8s Gets Powerful Add-ons

We are excited to announce new Cilium and Helm add-ons, coming to MicroK8s! These add-ons add even more power to your Kubernetes environment built on MicroK8s. The Cilium CNI plugin brings enhanced networking features, including Kubernetes NetworkPolicy support, to MicroK8s. You’ll also get direct CLI access to Cilium within MicroK8s using the microk8s.cilium wrapper. If you do not already have a version of cilium installed you can alias microk8s.cilium to cilium using the following command: snap alias microk8s.cilium cilium Helm, the package manager for Kubernetes will allow even easier management of your MicroK8s environment. Read more

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