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PineTime, a $25 Linux-friendly Smartwatch, Specs & Release Date (Updated)

Sunday 15th of September 2019 03:19:19 PM

PineTime is a $25 Linux Smartwatch is in development by Pine64, makers of the PineBook Pro Linux laptop and the PineTab Linux tablet. It's due next year.

This post, PineTime, a $25 Linux-friendly Smartwatch, Specs & Release Date (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This PPA Lets You Try an exFat Kernel Module Based on Samsung Code

Sunday 15th of September 2019 01:33:13 PM

A new PPA gives Ubuntu users the opportunity to try an alternative exFAT kernel module based on Samsung's sdfat Linux driver code.

This post, This PPA Lets You Try an exFat Kernel Module Based on Samsung Code, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

14 Essential Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcuts (Plus Cheat Sheet!)

Saturday 14th of September 2019 02:14:59 PM

Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts help improve your productivity by making repetitive, repeated tasks faster and easier to perform. You probably already know a stack of keyboard shortcuts already because general actions like copy (ctrl + c), […]

This post, 14 Essential Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcuts (Plus Cheat Sheet!), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The GNOME 3.36 Release Date is Set for Next March

Friday 13th of September 2019 01:53:26 PM

GNOME 3.36 will be released on March 11, 2020. This date, along with other development milestones, are listed in the official release schedule.

This post, The GNOME 3.36 Release Date is Set for Next March, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Here’s Ubuntu 19.10’s New Default Wallpaper

Friday 13th of September 2019 12:23:31 PM

The Ubuntu 19.10 default wallpaper is revealed at last. We share download links to Ubuntu's new desktop background, which features an 'Ermine' motif.

This post, Here’s Ubuntu 19.10’s New Default Wallpaper, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.34 Released with “Drastically Improved” Responsiveness

Thursday 12th of September 2019 03:30:47 PM

The new GNOME 3.34 release is here and it boasts 'drastically improved responsiveness' through the GNOME Shell user interface.

This post, GNOME 3.34 Released with “Drastically Improved” Responsiveness, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu’s New Look: Are You a Fan?

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 11:19:28 PM

It's been a few months since we last a poll and Ubuntu 19.10 switching to a light theme feels like a topic worth probing your collective opinions on.

This post, Ubuntu’s New Look: Are You a Fan?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

It’s Now Easier to Install Acer Firmware on Linux

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 03:03:16 PM

It's getting easier to install Acer firmware on Linux as the taiwanese computer giant has joined the LVFS, the Linux Firmware Vendor service.

This post, It’s Now Easier to Install Acer Firmware on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

RawTherapee 5.7 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 02:32:45 PM

A new version of open source RAW image processing software RawTherapee is now available to download. We show you how to install it on Ubuntu.

This post, RawTherapee 5.7 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu & Linux Mint, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Linux Conference Announced, Takes Place Next March

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 02:01:39 PM

WSLConf is set to take place in March 2020 on Microsoft's campus. A community-led event, WSLConf will feature presentations and workshops.

This post, Microsoft Linux Conference Announced, Takes Place Next March, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox’s New VPN Feature is Available for Testing

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 04:27:40 PM

Not only has Mozilla suddenly revived its (much missed) Test Pilot program, but it’s using it to check the tyres on a really interesting new feature: a VPN. The new Test Pilot site is currently […]

This post, Firefox’s New VPN Feature is Available for Testing, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Will Boot Faster Thanks to LZ4 Compression

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 04:10:23 PM

Ubuntu 19.10 boot times from installation media will be faster thanks to the use of LZ4 decompression for kernel and initramfs.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Will Boot Faster Thanks to LZ4 Compression, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GSConnect Update Lets You Control Android Music Apps from Your Desktop + More

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 03:06:45 PM

A new version of the GSConnect extension for GNOME Shell desktops is now available, and it’s packing a couple of nifty changes. If you’ve not heard of GSConnect before then it’s best to think of […]

This post, GSConnect Update Lets You Control Android Music Apps from Your Desktop + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Will Feature a Bright New Look

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 01:46:24 PM

A light yaru theme ships as part of Ubuntu 19.10, replacing the old Yaru gtk theme's dark header bars with lighter ones aimed at improving usability.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Will Feature a Bright New Look, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Vertical Option in Development for Dash to Panel

Monday 9th of September 2019 04:14:34 PM

If you long for a Dash to Panel vertical option I've some seriously good news: one is in currently in development on Github and working!

This post, Vertical Option in Development for Dash to Panel, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Vivaldi Browser is Now Available on Android

Monday 9th of September 2019 04:05:18 PM

A Vivaldi browser Android app is now available on the Google Play Store. Vivaldi's Android app is currently in beta with some unique features.

This post, The Vivaldi Browser is Now Available on Android, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mumble Chat App Get First Major Update in 10 Years

Monday 9th of September 2019 02:48:43 PM

A new version of Mumble, an open source VoIP often regarded as a viable alternative to services like Skype and Discord, is now available for download.

This post, Mumble Chat App Get First Major Update in 10 Years, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Handy Nvidia Optimus Linux Tool Makes Switching Between GPUs Easy

Sunday 8th of September 2019 04:24:08 PM

If you’re using Nvidia Optimus on Linux you switch between discrete and integrated graphics using the ‘mate-optimus’ utility. This panel-based applet even supports the Nvidia PRIME offloading feature included in the latest NVIDIA 435.x Linux […]

This post, This Handy Nvidia Optimus Linux Tool Makes Switching Between GPUs Easy, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Telegram Update Adds Message Scheduling, Personal Reminders & New Theme Options

Friday 6th of September 2019 01:43:06 PM

Messaging scheduling is among the new features added to the hugely popular Telegram messaging service. Telegram 1.8.3 (v5.11 on mobile) introduces the ability to schedule messages. This feature could prove particularly useful for Telegram group […]

This post, Telegram Update Adds Message Scheduling, Personal Reminders & New Theme Options, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

You can now use Apple Music on Linux without any hacks

Friday 6th of September 2019 03:30:34 AM

Apple Music is now available through a web browser, which means I'm pleased/obligated to report that you can now use the service on Linux!

This post, You can now use Apple Music on Linux without any hacks, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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