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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!.

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!.

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