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Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Now Available for Testing

Thursday 13th of June 2019 01:50:27 PM

Last month’s news that Microsoft is putting a real Linux kernel inside Windows 10 shocked and surprised — now the tech is ready for testing. Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (aka ‘WSL 2’) is rolling […]

This post, Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Now Available for Testing, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Check Out the Snap Store’s New Distro Install Pages

Thursday 13th of June 2019 01:59:49 AM

To help Linux users who want to install Snap apps on non-Ubuntu distributions, the Snap Store has added branded, distro-specific store pages.

This post, Check Out the Snap Store’s New Distro Install Pages, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

CERN Ditches Microsoft to ‘Take Back Control’ with Open Source Software

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 03:50:12 PM

CERN is known for pushing the boundaries of scientific understanding, but the research outfit's next major experiment will be with open-source software.

This post, CERN Ditches Microsoft to ‘Take Back Control’ with Open Source Software, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Deluge BitTorrent Client Gets Its First Update in 2 Years

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 12:36:36 PM

Deluge 2.0 is the first update to the Deluge torrent client in over two years. Newly ported to Python 3, the app boasts some new features and improvements.

This post, Deluge BitTorrent Client Gets Its First Update in 2 Years, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Atari VCS Lives! Pre-Order the Linux-Powered Console from $249

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 02:29:35 AM

The Atari VCS Linux-powered games console is now available to pre-order from $249, including retailer exclusive console colours and bundles.

This post, The Atari VCS Lives! Pre-Order the Linux-Powered Console from $249, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This is Firefox’s Colourful New Logo (Yes, Another New Logo)

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 08:40:09 PM

If it feels like only yesterday that Firefox got a new logo it’s because, comparatively speaking, it pretty much was — it was only last year. But before any of us have had time to […]

This post, This is Firefox’s Colourful New Logo (Yes, Another New Logo), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Neon 5.16 Now Available to Download, Features Plasma 5.16

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 05:53:44 PM

KDE Neon 5.16 is available to download. The freshly spun ISO offers the latest KDE Plasma 5.16 desktop release atop a stable ubuntu 18.04 LTS base.

This post, KDE Neon 5.16 Now Available to Download, Features Plasma 5.16, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Enso OS is a Quirky Linux Distro Mixing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Xfce, and elementaryOS

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 03:51:00 PM

We look at Enso OS, a Linux distribution that combines Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the Xfce desktop and several elementaryOS projects into one truly unique distro.

This post, Enso OS is a Quirky Linux Distro Mixing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Xfce, and elementaryOS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Plasma 5.16 Released, This is What’s New

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 02:38:57 PM

KDE Plasma 5.16 is here with a raft of new features and changes. We highlight what's new and show you how to upgrade to Plasma 5.16 on Ubuntu.

This post, KDE Plasma 5.16 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Enable Fractional Scaling in Ubuntu 19.04

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 12:30:51 PM

Learn how to quickly enable fractional scaling support in Ubuntu 19.04 and GNOME 3.32 to access more display scaling values, including 125% and 150%.

This post, How to Enable Fractional Scaling in Ubuntu 19.04, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox Premium Coming Later This Year, But Will You Pay for It?

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 12:05:49 AM

Mozilla plan to launch a 'premium' version of the Firefox web browser later this year. Mozilla CEO revealed the news in an interview with T3N.

This post, Firefox Premium Coming Later This Year, But Will You Pay for It?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Open Source Music Creation Tool ‘LMMS’ Scores Its First Update in 4 Years

Monday 10th of June 2019 03:20:43 PM

Open-source music creation tool LMMS has issued its first stable update in over 4 years! The previous version of the music composing, sequencer and tracker app was LMMS 1.1.3, released way back in 2015. Read […]

This post, Open Source Music Creation Tool ‘LMMS’ Scores Its First Update in 4 Years, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Steam is Getting a Major Redesign and This is What it Looks Like

Monday 10th of June 2019 02:10:30 PM

A major redesign of Steam's desktop client is on the way. Newly leaked screenshots give us a closer look at revamp, and reveals new features.

This post, Steam is Getting a Major Redesign and This is What it Looks Like, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

I Finally Have a Dedicated Linux Laptop Again (But You Won’t Be Jealous)

Monday 10th of June 2019 01:31:05 PM

I share my thoughts on the Lenovo V330-14ARR laptop, including battery life, screen quality, specs — oh, and how well Ubuntu 19.04 runs on it.

This post, I Finally Have a Dedicated Linux Laptop Again (But You Won’t Be Jealous), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

VLC 3.0.7 Released with Improved MP4 Support, 42 Security Fixes

Sunday 9th of June 2019 01:36:29 PM

VLC 3.0.7 is now available to download. We recap the changes and show you how to install or upgrade to VLC 3.0.7 on Ubuntu using a PPA or a Snap app.

This post, VLC 3.0.7 Released with Improved MP4 Support, 42 Security Fixes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Easily Install Snap Apps on elementary OS with ‘Snaptastic’

Saturday 8th of June 2019 12:51:25 PM

Snaps are a ‘must try’ thing in Linuxland, and because they work across multiple Linux distributions, from Arch to Fedora, it’s dead simple to sample ’em! But what about on elementary OS? In this article […]

This post, Easily Install Snap Apps on elementary OS with ‘Snaptastic’, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Kdenlive Scores Another Big Bug Fix Update

Friday 7th of June 2019 12:03:04 PM

Kdenlive developers don't show any signs of slowing down anytime soon, releasing Kdenlive 19.04.2, the second point release in the 19.04.x series.

This post, Kdenlive Scores Another Big Bug Fix Update, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Google Stadia Pricing Revealed (But It’s a Bit Confusing Tbh)

Thursday 6th of June 2019 06:55:49 PM

Google Stadia will launch in November, but gamers will need to buy a $129 Stadia Founders Pack to join the fun. We look at Stadia subscription cost & launch.

This post, Google Stadia Pricing Revealed (But It’s a Bit Confusing Tbh), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Why Ubuntu MATE 19.10 Is Ditching VLC for GNOME MPV

Thursday 6th of June 2019 05:58:56 PM

GNOME MPV will replace VLC as the default media player in Ubuntu MATE 19.10, due for release in October. We look at the reasons for the swap.

This post, Why Ubuntu MATE 19.10 Is Ditching VLC for GNOME MPV, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Okay Dash to Panel, That Does Look Super Slick…

Thursday 6th of June 2019 04:04:27 PM

I haven’t used a Windows desktop “properly” for around 8 years or so (and can’t say I miss it, either). Back when I first started this blog I had a multi-boot set up on my […]

This post, Okay Dash to Panel, That Does Look Super Slick…, 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