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Tiling Terminal Emulator Tilix 1.7.0 Released with Minor Improvements

Sunday 15th of October 2017 01:29:29 PM

Although a modest release, Tilix 1.7.0 brings some timely bug fixes and feature improvements to the app formerly known as Terminix.

This post, Tiling Terminal Emulator Tilix 1.7.0 Released with Minor Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Do You Plan to Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10? [Poll]

Sunday 15th of October 2017 01:08:06 PM

Chances are you've some ideas if you will upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 when it's release this coming Thursday, so share your intentions with us in this poll.

This post, Do You Plan to Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10? [Poll], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Write is a Fantastic Handwritten Notes App for Linux

Friday 13th of October 2017 03:23:35 PM

Write is a free app that lets you make handwritten notes on Linux using a touchscreen and stylus (or a smudgy finger), with features tailored for this use.

This post, Write is a Fantastic Handwritten Notes App for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dash to Panel Adds Support for Dynamic Transparency

Wednesday 11th of October 2017 06:53:16 PM

The popular Dash to Panel GNOME extension has added support for dynamic transparency introduced in GNOME Shell 3.26.

This post, Dash to Panel Adds Support for Dynamic Transparency, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Success — Linux Phone Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches Its Goal

Monday 9th of October 2017 08:20:01 PM

Purism’s crowdfunding campaign to create a pure Linux smartphone has reached its goal. The security-conscious US-based Linux laptop vendor has raised the full $1.5 million target it sought. The money will be used to help fund the development and manufacture of a 5-inch privacy-focused smartphone, dubbed the ‘Librem 5’. And all with two weeks left to […]

This post, Success — Linux Phone Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches Its Goal, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Script Helps Install Adobe Creative Cloud on Linux

Monday 9th of October 2017 12:57:36 PM

You can install Photoshop on Linux using PlayOnLinux using a new script. The script will install Adobe CC apps correctly on Ubuntu and other Linux distros.

This post, This Script Helps Install Adobe Creative Cloud on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Google Chrome Now Uses Native GTK Window Buttons on Linux

Sunday 8th of October 2017 11:53:27 PM

Google Chrome now draws native GTK window buttons for minimisze, maximize and close in the latest development builds rather than using custom controls.

This post, Google Chrome Now Uses Native GTK Window Buttons on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Simple Weather Indicator Hits 1.0, Adds “Feels Like”, More Stats

Sunday 8th of October 2017 11:38:02 AM

Simple Weather Indicator for Ubuntu's Unity desktop has reached version 1.0. It adds more meteorological metadata including 'feels like' temperature.

This post, Simple Weather Indicator Hits 1.0, Adds “Feels Like”, More Stats, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Lenovo Unwraps the 25th Anniversary ThinkPad

Thursday 5th of October 2017 02:17:56 PM

The Lenovo ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Edition has been officially unveiled — and it seems last month's leak was spot on.

This post, Lenovo Unwraps the 25th Anniversary ThinkPad, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Purism’s Linux Phone Crowdfunder Just Passed $1 Million

Thursday 5th of October 2017 11:29:13 AM

Over $1 million has now been pledged to Purism's Linux phone crowdfunding campaign, which aims to create a privacy-focused smartphone.

This post, Purism’s Linux Phone Crowdfunder Just Passed $1 Million, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

First GNOME 3.26 Point Release Is Now Rolling Out

Wednesday 4th of October 2017 06:35:26 PM

The first point release update to GNOME 3.26 has been released, and brings a number of bug fixes to many parts of the GNOME 3.26 desktop.

This post, First GNOME 3.26 Point Release Is Now Rolling Out, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mailspring is a Powerful New (Semi Open Source) Email App

Wednesday 4th of October 2017 12:05:45 PM

Mailspring is a free, open source desktop email client for Windows, Mac and Linux. It's a fork of Nylas Mail, but with a native core and better performance.

This post, Mailspring is a Powerful New (Semi Open Source) Email App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Voting Open – Help Choose the New LibreOffice Mascot

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017 01:12:49 PM

You can help choose the new LibreOffice mascot by voting in the LibreOffice mascot survey. The 7 most popular designs will then be put to another vote.

This post, Voting Open – Help Choose the New LibreOffice Mascot, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Geary 0.12 Released, Here’s How To Install It on Ubuntu

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017 11:19:05 AM

Geary 0.12 has been released, the first major update of the app since 2016. It features, among other changes, improvements to the rich text composer.

This post, Geary 0.12 Released, Here’s How To Install It on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Secret Command to Reset Ubuntu Desktop to Default Settings

Monday 2nd of October 2017 07:47:35 AM

We show you how to reset Ubuntu to its default settings. Whether you're running Unity or GNOME Shell, you can easily reset Ubuntu to its factory settings.

This post, The Secret Command to Reset Ubuntu Desktop to Default Settings, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Marketshare on Desktops Apparently Hit 6.91% in September

Sunday 1st of October 2017 12:01:08 PM

Desktop Linux marketshare hit an all-time high of 6.91% in September 2017, according to the preliminary data from web analytics firm NetMarketShare.

This post, Linux Marketshare on Desktops Apparently Hit 6.91% in September, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Coffee is a News & Weather App for Ubuntu Desktops

Friday 29th of September 2017 05:59:54 PM

Coffee is a new Linux app that helps you to stay up-to-date with current news and weather without needing to touch the new tab button in your browser.

This post, Coffee is a News & Weather App for Ubuntu Desktops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 17.10 Beta 2 Flavours Available to Download

Friday 29th of September 2017 12:27:29 AM

Pitching up alongside the main Ubuntu 17.10 beta release are new beta builds of the various official Ubuntu flavors. Among the many spins choosing to take part in this round of testing is the marvellous Ubuntu MATE, brilliant Ubuntu Budgie, and, er, Xubuntu. All releases share the same core Ubuntu base, use Linux kernel 4.13, and benefit from a bevy of bug fixes, security […]

This post, Ubuntu 17.10 Beta 2 Flavours Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 17.10 Beta 2 Released, This Is What’s New

Thursday 28th of September 2017 10:49:12 PM

You can now download Ubuntu 17.10 Beta 2 to help preview and test all of the big changes shipping in Ubuntu 17.10 'Artful Aardvark',

This post, Ubuntu 17.10 Beta 2 Released, This Is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 56 Released, But All Eyes Are on Firefox Quantum

Thursday 28th of September 2017 04:09:30 PM

Firefox 56 is now available to download. The latest update to the browser isn’t exactly packed with changes but it does include a new search function in the settings area to make it faster to find specific options or preferences. Also news is Firefox Screenshots, a feature that lets you quickly take screenshots of things you see in the […]

This post, Firefox 56 Released, But All Eyes Are on Firefox Quantum, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Linux and Graphics: AMD, Linux 4.14 LTS, Etnaviv Gallium3D

  • Linux 4.14 Ensures The "Core Performance Boost" Bit Gets Set For AMD Ryzen CPUs
    Recently making waves in our forums was talk of a kernel patch to address a case where the AMD CPB (Core Performance Boost) isn't being exposed by Ryzen processors. Here's more details on that and some benchmarks. Being talked about recently is f7f3dc0: "CPUID Fn8000_0007_EDX[CPB] is wrongly 0 on models up to B1. But they do support CPB (AMD's Core Performance Boosting cpufreq CPU feature), so fix that."
  • Linus Torvalds Is Confident That Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS Will Arrive on November 5
    Development of Linux 4.14, the next LTS (Long Term Support) kernel series, continues with the fifth RC (Release Candidate) milestone, which was announced by Linus Torvalds himself this past weekend. According to Linus Torvalds, things have finally starting to calm down for the development of the Linux 4.14 LTS kernel, and it looks like the RC5 snapshot is smaller than he would have expected, at least smaller than last week's RC4, which is a good thing, meaning that there won't be need for eight RCs during this cycle.
  • Etnaviv Gallium3D Is Almost To OpenGL 2.0 Compliance
    The Etnaviv Gallium3D driver that provides reverse-engineered, open-source graphics support for Vivante graphics hardware is almost to exposing OpenGL 2.0. Etnaviv contributor Christian Gmeiner today posted a set of patches for adding occlusion queries support to the driver. The code at just over one thousand lines of code is the last major feature needed for exposing desktop OpenGL 2.0 capabilities with this community-driven driver.
  • AMD Developers Begin Making Open-Source FreeSync/AdaptiveSync Plans
    While the AMDGPU DC code is expected to land for Linux 4.15 with goodies like Vega display support, HDMI/DP audio, and atomic mode-setting, one of the sought after display features won't be initially supported: FreeSync or the VESA-backed AdaptiveSync. As we've known for a while, while AMDGPU DC fills out the requirements for being able to support FreeSync, the last bits of the implementation are not present as the interfaces are basically yet to be decided among the open-source driver developers. While AMD can post their existing FreeSync code as found in AMDGPU-PRO hybrid driver, they are trying to come up with a more standardized interface that will satisfy the other upstream Linux driver developers too that might want to support AdaptiveSync.

Servers and Red Hat: Cloud Foundry, Docker, CRI-O 1.0, Alibaba and Elasticsearch

  • How to deploy multi-cloud serverless and Cloud Foundry APIs at scale
    Ken Parmelee, who leads the API gateway for IBM and Big Blue’s open source projects, has a few ideas about open-source methods for “attacking” the API and how to create micro-services and make them scale. “Micro-services and APIs are products and we need to be thinking about them that way,” Parmelee says. “As you start to put them up people rely on them as part of their business. That’s a key aspect of what you’re doing in this space.”
  • Docker Opens Up to Support Kubernetes Container Orchestration
    There's been a lot of adoption of Kubernetes in the last few years, and as of Oct. 17 the open-source container orchestration technology has one more supporter. Docker Inc. announced at its DockerCon EU conference here that it is expanding its Docker platform to support Kubernetes. Docker had been directly competing against Kubernetes with its Swarm container orchestration system since 2015. The plan now is to provide a seamless platform that supports a heterogenous deployment that can include both Swarm and Kubernetes clusters. "Docker adapts to you because it's open," Docker founder Solomon Hykes said during his keynote address at DockerCon.
  • Introducing CRI-O 1.0
    Last year, the Kubernetes project introduced its Container Runtime Interface (CRI) -- a plugin interface that gives kubelet (a cluster node agent used to create pods and start containers) the ability to use different OCI-compliant container runtimes, without needing to recompile Kubernetes. Building on that work, the CRI-O project (originally known as OCID) is ready to provide a lightweight runtime for Kubernetes.
  • Red Hat brings its open source solutions to Alibaba Cloud
    Alibaba Cloud has joined the Red Hat Certified Cloud and Service Provider program, with Red Hat solutions to become directly available to Alibaba Cloud customers in the coming months.
  • Elasticsearch now on Alibaba Cloud, eyes China market
    The Amsterdam-based company behind Elasticsearch and Elastic Stack said the new offering would be available to Alibaba Cloud customers as an add-on, giving them access to real-time search, logging, and data analytics capabilities.

Software: VirtualBox 5.1.30, Cockpit 153, GNOME Mutter 3.27.1, KDE Neon

  • Oracle Releases VirtualBox 5.1.30 to Patch Glibc 2.26 Compile Bug on Linux Hosts
    Oracle released VirtualBox 5.1.30, a minor maintenance update to the open-source and cross-platform virtualization software that addresses a few important issues reported by users from previous versions. Coming one month after the VirtualBox 5.1.28 release, which probably most of you out there use right now on your personal computers, VirtualBox 5.1.30 contains a fix for a Glibc 2.26 compilation bug for Linux hosts and a 3D-related crash for Windows guest that use the Windows Additions package.
  • Cockpit 153
    Cockpit is the modern Linux admin interface. We release regularly. Here are the release notes from version 153.
  • GNOME Mutter 3.27.1 Brings Hybrid GPU Support
    Mutter 3.27.1 has just been released as the first development release for the GNOME 3.28 cycle of this compositor / window manager. The change most interesting to us about Mutter 3.27.1 is support for hybrid GPU systems. The context for the hybrid GPU system support is explained via this bug report, "supporting systems with multiple GPUs connected to their own connectors. A common configuration is laptops with an integrated Intel GPU connected to the panel, and a dedicated Nvidia/AMD GPU connected to the HDMI ports."
  • #KDE #KDENEON Release bonanaza! Frameworks, Plasma, KmyMoney and Digikam

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