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Zorin OS 15 Released, Based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

Wednesday 5th of June 2019 05:01:24 PM

Zorin OS 15 is now available to download, based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. In this you'll learn more about Zorin OS 15's new features and improvements.

This post, Zorin OS 15 Released, Based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Google Chrome 75 Released with Minor Improvements & Security Fixes

Wednesday 5th of June 2019 01:42:16 PM

Google Chrome 75 is the latest stable release of Google's popular web browser, but it's pretty low on any major user-facing changes or features.

This post, Google Chrome 75 Released with Minor Improvements & Security Fixes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice 6.3 Drops 32-bit Linux Builds

Tuesday 4th of June 2019 04:08:10 PM

The LibreOffice 6.3 beta is out, but it brings some bad news for 32-bit Linux desktop users. The free office suite is dropping 32-bit support for Linux.

This post, LibreOffice 6.3 Drops 32-bit Linux Builds, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Play Tetris in the Linux Terminal

Tuesday 4th of June 2019 01:06:56 PM

Tetris turns 35 on June 6, so to mark the occasion we show you how to play Tetris in the terminal on Linux desktops like Ubuntu. It's quick, easy and fun!

This post, How to Play Tetris in the Linux Terminal, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Wine 4.0 Backported to Linux Mint 19, Here’s How to Install It

Monday 3rd of June 2019 01:16:13 PM

It just got easier to install Wine 4.0 on Linux Mint 19 thanks to a backport by Linux Mint developers and a new meta package to streamline install.

This post, Wine 4.0 Backported to Linux Mint 19, Here’s How to Install It, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Plasma 5.16 Unveils Its ‘Cool’ New Wallpaper

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 12:57:45 PM

KDE Plasma 5.16 will include this ice cool new desktop wallpaper by default. The background was selected by way of a KDE community wallpaper competition.

This post, KDE Plasma 5.16 Unveils Its ‘Cool’ New Wallpaper, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Authenticator, a 2FA Token Generator for Linux, Gets Updated

Friday 31st of May 2019 02:21:09 PM

The Authenticator GTK app lets you generate 2FA tokens for over 500 well-known services, straight from the Linux desktop. We look at the new release.

This post, Authenticator, a 2FA Token Generator for Linux, Gets Updated, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Foliate is an Epic eBook Reader App for Linux Desktops

Thursday 30th of May 2019 10:03:58 PM

Foliate is a new GTK eBook reader app for Linux desktops. Foliate supports .epub files and has a range of font, layout and other customization options.

This post, Foliate is an Epic eBook Reader App for Linux Desktops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

After 14 Years, Open Source Partition Editor GParted Finally Hits v1.0

Thursday 30th of May 2019 01:53:06 PM

Open-source GUI partition editor GParted has finally reached the version 1.0 milestone, after more than 14 years of 0.x numbered releases.

This post, After 14 Years, Open Source Partition Editor GParted Finally Hits v1.0, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Snapception: The Snap Store is Now Available as a Snap App

Wednesday 29th of May 2019 04:52:53 PM

Canonical's Snap store is now available to install as a Snap app on Snap-supported Linux distributions, including Ubuntu. Learn more about it here.

This post, Snapception: The Snap Store is Now Available as a Snap App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Krita 4.2 Debuts with 1000+ Bug Fixes, New Features

Tuesday 28th of May 2019 03:08:53 PM

Krita 4.2.0 is the latest version of the powerful open-source graphics app written in Qt. We recap its new features and show you where to download it.

This post, Krita 4.2 Debuts with 1000+ Bug Fixes, New Features, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Now Includes Proprietary Nvidia Drivers on the ISO

Monday 27th of May 2019 02:39:28 PM

Ubuntu 19.10 will include proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers directly on the installation ISO. “This addition is a first for Ubuntu, but could dramatically improve the Linux experience for Ubuntu users” Shocked? If you’ve read our […]

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Now Includes Proprietary Nvidia Drivers on the ISO, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Use OneDrive on Linux with the Insync 3 Beta

Sunday 26th of May 2019 04:44:58 PM

Users can sync OneDrive files on Linux using a beta build of third-party cloud storage sync client Insync, which is available for free during testing.

This post, Use OneDrive on Linux with the Insync 3 Beta, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.34 Revamps the Wallpaper Picker (And Fixes a Longstanding Issue Too)

Sunday 26th of May 2019 04:19:09 PM

The upcoming release of GNOME 3.34 will finally solve a long standing deficiency in the desktop’s background wallpaper management. Now, I’ve written about various quirks in GNOME wallpaper handling before, but it’s the lack of […]

This post, GNOME 3.34 Revamps the Wallpaper Picker (And Fixes a Longstanding Issue Too), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

App Devs Ask Linux Distros to “Stop Theming Our Apps”

Friday 24th of May 2019 02:10:51 PM

group of independent Linux app developers have written an open letter to the wider GNOME community to ask dilators to "stop theming our apps".

This post, App Devs Ask Linux Distros to “Stop Theming Our Apps”, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 67 Is Here, And It’s “Faster Than Ever”

Tuesday 21st of May 2019 01:53:45 PM

Mozilla Firefox 67 is the latest version of the popular web-browser — and it's been dubbed the 'fastest yet'. Read to learn more about Firefox 67 features.

This post, Firefox 67 Is Here, And It’s “Faster Than Ever”, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

South Korea’s Government is Switching to Linux

Monday 20th of May 2019 02:29:05 PM

South Korea wants to switch government computers to Linux based software, ditching Windows in the process. The country’s Ministry of the Interior and Safety reckon that migrating away from Microsoft Windows will lower costs and […]

This post, South Korea’s Government is Switching to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Week Twitter Taught Me: Thunderbird is Go, But Windows Text Editors are Not!

Sunday 19th of May 2019 09:53:08 PM

Welcome to another instalment of the content strand where I tell you about things I saw on Twitter that, if we're honest, you probably saw on Twitter too.

This post, This Week Twitter Taught Me: Thunderbird is Go, But Windows Text Editors are Not!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

‘Remotely’ is a Simple VNC Viewer For Linux Desktops

Saturday 18th of May 2019 10:28:08 PM

Remotely is a small VNC viewer client for Ubuntu Linux desktops. It is simple to use and supports common VNC authentication methods.

This post, ‘Remotely’ is a Simple VNC Viewer For Linux Desktops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Peppermint OS 10 Released, Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Saturday 18th of May 2019 04:27:07 PM

Peppermint OS 10 is the latest stable release of the lightweight Linux distro and is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and features a desktop based on Xfce.

This post, Peppermint OS 10 Released, Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 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
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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