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Ubuntu 19.10 Will Offer Experimental ZFS File System Option

Wednesday 7th of August 2019 12:42:54 PM

Ubuntu 19.10 will include an experimental ZFS install option in the installer that will install Ubuntu on a ZFS root file system.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Will Offer Experimental ZFS File System Option, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Xfce 4.14 Inches Closer to Release, 3 Years After Development Began

Thursday 1st of August 2019 12:53:21 PM

The stable Xfce 4.14 release is on track to launch in the middle of August and will complete work on the desktop environment's port to GTK3.

This post, Xfce 4.14 Inches Closer to Release, 3 Years After Development Began, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Drawing is a Promising ‘Microsoft Paint’ Alternative for Linux (Updated)

Wednesday 31st of July 2019 03:15:03 PM

Looking for a program like Microsoft Paint but for the Linux desktop? Check out the aptly named 'Drawing', a new GTK app that fills the gap.

This post, Drawing is a Promising ‘Microsoft Paint’ Alternative for Linux (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint 19.2 is Now Available to Download

Wednesday 31st of July 2019 02:16:33 PM

The final stable release of Linux Mint 19.2 is now available to download. Linux Mint 19.2 is a long term support (LTS) release and is supported until 2023 with updates. Freshly approved for release, a […]

This post, Linux Mint 19.2 is Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Blender 2.80 is Here, And It Blows the Pants Off Any Release Before It

Tuesday 30th of July 2019 08:55:07 PM

Blender 2.80 is the latest update to the free 3D computer graphics app, and sees the famed open source software get a brand new UI.

This post, Blender 2.80 is Here, And It Blows the Pants Off Any Release Before It, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Purism Confirm Final Specs for the Librem 5

Monday 29th of July 2019 03:00:39 PM

The finalised specs of the Librem 5 Linux phone have been confirmed by Purism ahead of the phone's general release later this year.

This post, Purism Confirm Final Specs for the Librem 5, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Latte Dock 0.9 Brings More Bling to the KDE Plasma Desktop

Monday 29th of July 2019 12:05:32 PM

A brand new version of Latte Dock, an application launcher and task switcher for the KDE Plasma desktop, is now available for download.

This post, Latte Dock 0.9 Brings More Bling to the KDE Plasma Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dash to Panel Just Got a MAJOR Update

Thursday 25th of July 2019 03:22:10 PM

An update to the popular Dash to Panel extension is rolling out. It features a stack of improvements to window previews, including dynamic resizing.

This post, Dash to Panel Just Got a MAJOR Update, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Meet Jade, a Desktop Environment for Linux Built Using Web Tech

Wednesday 24th of July 2019 04:37:57 PM

The JADE desktop environment for Linux is a new desktop shell based (primarily) on web technologies, including HTML5, GTK, WebKit, CSS and JavaScript.

This post, Meet Jade, a Desktop Environment for Linux Built Using Web Tech, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Arc Menu GNOME Shell Extension Update Adds New Options, Better Performance

Wednesday 24th of July 2019 04:09:40 PM

Fans of the Arc Menu extension for GNOME Shell desktops will want to upgrade to the latest release as it introduces a stack of new customisation options.

This post, Arc Menu GNOME Shell Extension Update Adds New Options, Better Performance, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Deepin 15.11 Released, This is What’s New

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019 01:37:30 PM

Deepin 15.11 is the latest release of the popular (and very stylish) Deepin Linux distro. We look at the notable changes the new update offers.

This post, Deepin 15.11 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

BricsCAD Shape is a Free SketchUp Alternative for Ubuntu

Monday 22nd of July 2019 09:23:02 PM

BricsCAD Shape is a free SketchUp alternative that supports Linux desktops and is compatible with industry-leading CAD file formats.

This post, BricsCAD Shape is a Free SketchUp Alternative for Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Spotify’s Snap App Was Outdated, But Now It Isn’t

Monday 22nd of July 2019 02:38:20 PM

The official Spotify Snap app for Linux desktops is currently out of date, despite new versions being released to Flathub and PPA.

This post, Spotify’s Snap App Was Outdated, But Now It Isn’t, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Connect is Being Ported to Windows 10

Monday 22nd of July 2019 01:30:27 PM

Last week we reported on the progress made by a GSoC student on KDE Connect for Mac. This week we bring word on a new KDE Connect Windows port.

This post, KDE Connect is Being Ported to Windows 10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu MATE 19.10 Alpha Arrives, But Only for the GPD MicroPC

Friday 19th of July 2019 02:10:09 PM

An Ubuntu MATE 19.10 alpha snapshot is available for testing on the GPD MicroPC, a 6-inch compact laptop crowdfunded on IndieGoGo.

This post, Ubuntu MATE 19.10 Alpha Arrives, But Only for the GPD MicroPC, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Mirror & Control Your Android Phone from the Ubuntu Desktop

Thursday 18th of July 2019 01:21:47 PM

Scrcpy lets you view your phone screen on the Linux desktop and interact with it using a mouse and keyboard. The app is free and open-source.

This post, How to Mirror & Control Your Android Phone from the Ubuntu Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New Pinebook Pro Video Demos 4K Video, External Monitor, and WebGL

Wednesday 17th of July 2019 07:49:41 PM

The PineBook Pro pre-orders go live next week, July 25, meaning now would be an apt time to get a closer look at how the hotly anticipated Linux laptop is shaping up. And what do […]

This post, New Pinebook Pro Video Demos 4K Video, External Monitor, and WebGL, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Connect is Now Available for macOS

Wednesday 17th of July 2019 11:35:09 AM

KDE Connect, the open source smartphone companion, is coming to macOS as part of Google Summer of Code 2019. A test build is available to download.

This post, KDE Connect is Now Available for macOS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

OnlyOffice, an Open Source Office Suite for Windows, MacOS & Linux, Gets Updated

Wednesday 17th of July 2019 05:38:43 AM

OnlyOffice Desktop Editors is a free, open source office suite for Windows, macOS and Linux. A new update, OnlyOffice 5.3 is available to download.

This post, OnlyOffice, an Open Source Office Suite for Windows, MacOS & Linux, Gets Updated, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Want Better Integration with Ubuntu on Windows Subsystem for Linux? Try This New Metapackage

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 11:11:43 PM

A new meta-package available in Ubuntu helps the Linux distro integrate more closely with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Windows 10.

This post, Want Better Integration with Ubuntu on Windows Subsystem for Linux? Try This New Metapackage, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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What To Do After Installing Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine

In this traditional article special for Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine you will find my suggestions and recommendations in 3 parts, work (including date/time adjustments, productivity tools), non-work (including extensions, podcasts, RSS, codecs), and system maintenance (including CPU-X, repository setup, auto-backup). I also have suggestion for you wanting Global Menu on this Eoan Ermine OS at the end. Adjust it once and use freely everyday. Finally, I hope Ubuntu 19.10 will be your best tool you could imagine to use without worry. Happy working! Read more

Python Programming Leftovers

  • Pylint: Making your Python code consistent

    Pylint is a higher-level Python style enforcer. While flake8 and black will take care of "local" style: where the newlines occur, how comments are formatted, or find issues like commented out code or bad practices in log formatting. Pylint is extremely aggressive by default. It will offer strong opinions on everything from checking if declared interfaces are actually implemented to opportunities to refactor duplicate code, which can be a lot to a new user. One way of introducing it gently to a project, or a team, is to start by turning all checkers off, and then enabling checkers one by one. This is especially useful if you already use flake8, black, and mypy: Pylint has quite a few checkers that overlap in functionality.

  • PyDev of the Week: Sophy Wong

    This week we welcome Sophy Wong (@sophywong) as our PyDev of the Week! Sophy is a maker who uses Circuit Python for creating wearables. She is also a writer and speaker at Maker events. You can see some of her creations on her Youtube Channel or her website. Let’s take a few moments to get to know her better!

  • Erik Marsja: Converting HTML to a Jupyter Notebook

    In this short post, we are going to learn how to turn the code from blog posts to Jupyter notebooks.

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