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Linux Mint 19.2 Beta Released, Available to Download Now

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 09:39:00 PM

The Linux Mint 19.2 beta is now available to download, and features Cinnamon 4.2, improved kernel management, and a new set of wallpapers.

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

Ubuntu 19.10 Will Offer a Flicker Free Boot (For Some Users, Anyway)

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 04:40:12 PM

Ubuntu 19.10 will offer a flicker-free boot experience for users with modern Intel graphics and UEFI systems, thanks to a new version of Plymouth.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Will Offer a Flicker Free Boot (For Some Users, Anyway), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu’s building a new app store, and this is what it (currently) looks like

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 03:01:33 PM

Ubuntu developers are working on a brand new Snap Store ahead of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and in this video we take a look at the early progress.

This post, Ubuntu’s building a new app store, and this is what it (currently) looks like, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Foliate Ebook Reader Picks Up Mobi & Amazon Kindle Support

Monday 15th of July 2019 02:14:37 PM

The Foliate ebook reader app for Linux desktops adds support for additional ebook formats, including those used by the Amazon Kindle.

This post, Foliate Ebook Reader Picks Up Mobi & Amazon Kindle Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Achievement Unlocked: RetroArch is Coming to Steam

Monday 15th of July 2019 01:53:31 PM

RetroArch is coming to Steam on July 30. The developers behind the famed open-source libretro frontend say the move will help them reach more gamers.

This post, Achievement Unlocked: RetroArch is Coming to Steam, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Office Clone ‘SoftMaker Office 2018’ Sees Summer Update

Monday 15th of July 2019 02:43:12 AM

A new update to SoftMaker Office 2018 is available to download. The popular Microsoft Office alternative supports Windows, macOS and Linux.

This post, Microsoft Office Clone ‘SoftMaker Office 2018’ Sees Summer Update, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

FreeOffice July Update Adds MS Office 2019 Support, Classic Interface Option

Sunday 14th of July 2019 08:17:14 PM

Microsoft Office clone 'FreeOffice' has a new release out for Linux users. It adds an option 'classic' interface and supports Microsoft Office 2019 file formats.

This post, FreeOffice July Update Adds MS Office 2019 Support, Classic Interface Option, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Pitivi Video Editor Gets Better Thanks to Google Summer of Code

Sunday 14th of July 2019 03:22:13 PM

The Pitivi video editor is getting some overdue attention as part of this year's Google Summer of Code 2019, such as an improved effects library.

This post, Pitivi Video Editor Gets Better Thanks to Google Summer of Code, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.10 Reaches End of Life on July 18

Saturday 13th of July 2019 01:28:51 PM

Ubuntu 18.10 end of life arrives on July 18. Anyone using this version of Ubuntu beyond the EOL date will not get any further updates from Canonical.

This post, Ubuntu 18.10 Reaches End of Life on July 18, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A Brighter Future is Forecast for GNOME’s Weather App

Friday 12th of July 2019 01:35:10 PM

A wave of usability improvements are on the horizon for the humble GNOME Weather app. The current version of the meteorological must-have might have made my list of the best weather apps for Ubuntu and […]

This post, A Brighter Future is Forecast for GNOME’s Weather App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Kdenlive Video Editor Updated with More than 70 Bug Fixes

Friday 12th of July 2019 01:08:54 PM

Kdenlive 19.04.3 is the final minor release to the popular Qt-based video editor. This point update features over 70 bug fixes and crash remedies.

This post, Kdenlive Video Editor Updated with More than 70 Bug Fixes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Now Offers the Latest Nvidia Graphics Drivers to LTS Users

Thursday 11th of July 2019 10:04:42 PM

You can now install the latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS thanks to an extension of the Linux distribution's Stable Release Update program.

This post, Ubuntu Now Offers the Latest Nvidia Graphics Drivers to LTS Users, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Fedora is ‘Disabling’ the Snap Plugin for GNOME Software

Thursday 11th of July 2019 02:31:46 PM

Fedora's Richard Hughes has announced that Snap plugin for GNOME Software is to be 'disabled' in Fedora 31, the distro's next major release.

This post, Fedora is ‘Disabling’ the Snap Plugin for GNOME Software, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 68 Released with a Host of Minor Improvements

Wednesday 10th of July 2019 03:03:51 PM

Mozilla Firefox 68 has arrived with the usual boatload of bug fixes and betterments in tow. The latest update to the super-popular open-source web browser is also available as a new Extended Support Release (ESR) […]

This post, Firefox 68 Released with a Host of Minor Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

It’s Now Easier to Install the ‘Foliate’ ePub Reader on Ubuntu

Wednesday 10th of July 2019 02:50:47 PM

I bring a welcome word to the bookworms amongst you wanting to try the Foliate eBook reader on Linux: it’s now available outside of Flathub. Foliate is a terrifically well-designed, well-built and well-featured GTK eBook […]

This post, It’s Now Easier to Install the ‘Foliate’ ePub Reader on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Merge Proposal to ‘Drop Snap Support’ from GNOME Software Hints at Deeper Divisions

Wednesday 10th of July 2019 01:23:12 PM

Batten down those controversy hatches (and stockpile some popcorn) because things are going down in Snap vs Flatpak town. Alright, it’s not quite as bad. But today saw a controversial — if slightly premature — […]

This post, Merge Proposal to ‘Drop Snap Support’ from GNOME Software Hints at Deeper Divisions, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Hey Microsoft, why is the Skype Snap app hopelessly outdated?

Tuesday 9th of July 2019 03:21:02 PM

The official Skype Snap app for Linux has not been updated in nearly six months, and Microsoft is yet to say why. When introducing the cross-distro build in early 2018, the company said the Skype […]

This post, Hey Microsoft, why is the Skype Snap app hopelessly outdated?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Kernel 5.2 Released, This is What’s New

Monday 8th of July 2019 02:40:55 PM

The much anticipated Linux Kernel 5.2 release is now available to download, and it’s a bit of a whopper! “Each and every update to the Linux kernel brings a wealth of improvements, and Linux 5.2 […]

This post, Linux Kernel 5.2 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

WPS Office Linux Update Adds PDF Support, Drops 32-bit Support

Sunday 7th of July 2019 10:21:30 PM

WPS Office 11.1.0.8722 for Linux is now available for download. It adds the ability to open and display PDF documents, but drops 32-bit Linux support.

This post, WPS Office Linux Update Adds PDF Support, Drops 32-bit Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Our first look at the finalised design of Purism Librem 5?

Sunday 7th of July 2019 04:06:55 PM

The crowdfunded Purism Librem 5 promises to be the most Linux-y Linux smartphone there has ever been — but nearly 2 years on from reaching its funding goal we still don’t really know what the […]

This post, Our first look at the finalised design of Purism Librem 5?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Games: vkBasalt, Ikey Doherty, Crusader Kings II, Sunless Skies

  • vkBasalt, an open source Vulkan post processing layer for Contrast Adaptive Sharpening

    This is an interesting open source project! vkBasalt is a new Vulkan post processing layer that currently supports Contrast Adaptive Sharpening. Unlike Radeon Image Sharpening, vkBasalt supports Linux and works with both NVIDIA and AMD. This isn't entirely reinventing the wheel though, as it's partly based upon the ReShade port of AMD's CAS. Still, it's fun to see what hackers are able to do with little layers like this, especially when we don't have official support.

  • Ikey Doherty Launches Open-Source Focused Game/Software Development Company

    Well known open-source figure Ikey Doherty who rose to prominence for his work on the Solus Linux distribution and then went on to work on Intel's Clear Linux project is now having his hand at game engine development. Ikey shared with us that he left Intel back in May to begin his new adventure: Lispy Snake. Lispy Snake is a UK software development firm that at least initially is working on a game engine and games. Given Ikey's experience, the firm is focused on leveraging open-source technologies.

  • After making Crusader Kings II free, Paradox are now giving away The Old Gods expansion

    It's been a bit of a whirlwind of Paradox news recently and we have even more to share. With a tiny amount of effort, you can get The Old Gods expansion for Crusader Kings II free. This is after Crusader Kings II was set free to play and Crusader Kings III was announced just like I suggested it would be.

  • Failbetter Games are upgrading owners of Sunless Skies to the Sovereign Edition next year

    Failbetter Games have announced that Sunless Skies is getting a bit of an upgrade with the Sovereign Edition and it's going to be free to existing purchasers when it's release next year. Part of the reason, is that it will be releasing on Consoles so they're polishing the experience up some more. It's not just a special console edition though, it's coming with a bunch of new content and various improvements to the flow of it. To release on PC at the same time as Consoles, free for existing players.

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