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Xfce 4.16 Gets Underway, Plans New Release Next Year

Tuesday 27th of August 2019 02:57:40 PM

Following on from the warmly received release Xfce 4.14 the Xfce development team is turning its attention to the next major update. And there’s some good news: it will arrive much sooner than you, I, […]

This post, Xfce 4.16 Gets Underway, Plans New Release Next Year, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Install Chromium on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS & Linux Mint

Monday 26th of August 2019 04:52:05 PM

Here's how to install Chromium on Ubuntu the easy way, without using source code downloads, on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and above, as well as Linux Mint.

This post, Install Chromium on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS & Linux Mint, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

You Can Buy the $199 Pinebook Pro Linux Laptop Right Now (Updated)

Sunday 25th of August 2019 11:16:40 PM

Pinebook Pro, the hotly-anticipated $199 Linux laptop from Pine64, is now available to order. Members of the Pine64 messaging board have been able to buy the ARM-based 14-inch notebook over the course of the past […]

This post, You Can Buy the $199 Pinebook Pro Linux Laptop Right Now (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Enlightenment Desktop Scores Its First Major Release in 2 Years

Sunday 25th of August 2019 03:30:24 PM

A brand new version of Enlightenment is now available to download and features a modest set of improvements, including better Wayland support.

This post, Enlightenment Desktop Scores Its First Major Release in 2 Years, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Glimpse is the G-Rated GIMP Fork We All, Er, Apparently Need…

Sunday 25th of August 2019 01:20:41 PM

Glimpse image editor is a direct fork of The GIMP that rebrands the raster graphic editing tool with a new name to make it more accessible.

This post, Glimpse is the G-Rated GIMP Fork We All, Er, Apparently Need…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Happy Birthday, Linux!

Sunday 25th of August 2019 12:29:51 AM

Run modprobe bithday-lib and launch init.bd because it’s that time of the year again: Linux’s birthday! The kernel that revolutionised computing turns an astonishing 28 years old on August 25, 2019. Last year we marked […]

This post, Happy Birthday, Linux!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The GPD MicroPC in 3 Minutes [Video Review]

Saturday 24th of August 2019 08:32:08 PM

The GPD MicroPC is a tiny, but impressive sub-notebook so I made a three minute YouTube video to show you what's cool, and what's not.

This post, The GPD MicroPC in 3 Minutes [Video Review], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Feeds is a Simple RSS Reader for Linux Desktops

Friday 23rd of August 2019 04:10:47 PM

A new easy to use RSS reader for the Linux desktop is available called GNOME Feeds. It's a local RSS reader with a simple interface.

This post, GNOME Feeds is a Simple RSS Reader for Linux Desktops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GPD Micro PC: Can a 6-inch Ubuntu Laptop Really Be Usable?

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 01:02:11 PM

When I first heard about the GPD Micro PC, the 6-inch laptop crowdfunded into reality earlier this year, my overriding impression was one of confusion. I thought a laptop this small wouldn’t be usable …but […]

This post, GPD Micro PC: Can a 6-inch Ubuntu Laptop Really Be Usable?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Kdenlive 19.08 Released with Clip Speed, Project Bin Improvements

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 04:17:41 PM

Kdenlive 19.08 is now available to download. The latest release of this free open source video editor for Windows and Linux features various improvements.

This post, Kdenlive 19.08 Released with Clip Speed, Project Bin Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Announced, Powered by Ubuntu

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 03:31:39 PM

If you're in the market for a powerful Linux laptop you definitely want to check out the new 9th generation Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, announced today.

This post, New Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Announced, Powered by Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

See Ubuntu Desktop Running on a Samsung Galaxy S10

Sunday 18th of August 2019 04:36:21 PM

Linux on DeX is an Android app for select Samsung phones and tablets that allows users to run a full desktop Ubuntu experience on their handset.

This post, See Ubuntu Desktop Running on a Samsung Galaxy S10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Skype Snap Gets First Update in 6 Months, Plus a New Icon

Sunday 18th of August 2019 03:37:59 PM

The Skype Snap app has been updated for the first time in six month. Additionally, the new version of the VoIP app debuts a new icon.

This post, Skype Snap Gets First Update in 6 Months, Plus a New Icon, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Feral GameMode: What It Is, and How To Use It On Ubuntu

Friday 16th of August 2019 03:34:17 PM

A few readers have mailed in to ask me how to use Feral GameMode on Ubuntu. Problem is, when it comes to gaming I’m about as “current gen” as a Game Boy camera. Asking me […]

This post, Feral GameMode: What It Is, and How To Use It On Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Best App Launchers for Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Friday 16th of August 2019 12:53:39 PM

Ubuntu’s default app launcher is the GNOME Shell Applications Overview — but this full-screen grid of icons doesn’t suit everyone’s tastes. We share our favourite Linux app launchers, all of which work on Ubuntu & […]

This post, The Best App Launchers for Ubuntu & Linux Mint, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install Telegram on Ubuntu & Linux

Monday 12th of August 2019 10:17:51 PM

Learn how to install Telegram on Ubuntu and Linux Mint in 4 different ways with our guide to installing the Telegram messenger on the Linux desktop.

This post, How to Install Telegram on Ubuntu & Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Xfce 4.14 Desktop Officially Released, This is What’s New

Monday 12th of August 2019 01:52:16 PM

Xfce 4.14 has been released. The latest stable version of the lightweight Linux desktop environment includes a swathe of new features and refinements.

This post, Xfce 4.14 Desktop Officially Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

An Improved Yaru Theme is Being Prepped for Ubuntu 19.10

Friday 9th of August 2019 01:10:12 PM

Ubuntu 19.10 features an improved version of the Yaru GTK theme based closely on the Adwaita GTK theme to help ensure consistent appearance of apps.

This post, An Improved Yaru Theme is Being Prepped for Ubuntu 19.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Arrives with Linux Kernel 5.0

Thursday 8th of August 2019 02:05:37 PM

Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS is the latest point release of the 'Bionic Beaver' and features an updated Linux kernel, new graphics drivers, and a lot of bug fixes.

This post, Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Arrives with Linux Kernel 5.0, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice 6.3 Released, Up to 97% Faster At Opening Files

Thursday 8th of August 2019 10:00:34 AM

The LibreOffice 6.3 release features a crop of enhancements, including file opening improvements, support for redacted text, and compact tabbed bar.

This post, LibreOffice 6.3 Released, Up to 97% Faster At Opening Files, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Proper Linux Screen Sharing Coming to Chromium & Electron Apps like Discord

A patch to add ‘screen enumeration’ to the Chromium browser is currently pending merge upstream. Once this fix is accepted Chromium and Chromium-based apps (like Discord) will finally support full screen sharing on Linux in a manner similar to that on Windows and macOS. Not being a multi-monitor user, or someone who shares their screen often, I wasn’t aware of this particular limitation until recently. So I’ll explain. Read more

Firefox 70 Is Now Available to Download with Fresh New Look, Extended Dark Mode

Judging by the version number, you would think that Firefox 70 is a massive update to the open-source and cross-platform web browser built by Mozilla, but it's not really a major release. However, it does bring some a fresh new look for its icon, new welcome screen, and an extended dark mode for the built-in pages. So the first thing you'll notice after installing Firefox 70, which you can download right now for GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows systems, it's the new Firefox icon that was unveiled by Mozilla a few months ago. In addition, you'll notice that all of Firefox's built-in pages now follows the system dark mode preference and a new welcome screen will help you setup Firefox faster. Read more

KDevelop 5.4.3 released

We today provide a stabilization and bugfix release with version 5.4.3. This is a bugfix-only release, which introduces no new features and as such is a safe and recommended update for everyone currently using a previous version of KDevelop 5.4. You can find the updated Linux AppImage as well as the source code archives on our download page. Read more

AAB Support in Qt for Android

Starting with Qt 5.14.0 beta2, users will notice that there are a lot fewer Qt for Android distributions than in previous versions. But don't panic: All the usual target architectures are still available! Instead of distributing a single package for each target ABI, we now have one larger package that covers all the ones we support: arm64-v8a, armv7a, x86 and x86-64. For users building from source, the new default is also to build for all target ABIs in one go. The reason for this is that Google Play is moving away from requiring the upload of multiple publisher-signed APK packages. Instead, the recommended form of distribution now is the new AAB format: An unsigned package that contains all supported target ABIs in one. Based on this, the app store will generate signed APKs that are suitable and optimized for the device issuing the request. Read more