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Happily Never After: Why Disney+ Doesn’t Support Linux (Yet)

1 hour 31 min ago

It seems that the much hyped Disney+ video streaming service does not work on Linux. A Linux user in the Netherlands has shared his experience of trying to use the Netflix rival at home on […]

This post, Happily Never After: Why Disney+ Doesn’t Support Linux (Yet), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Proper Linux Screen Sharing Coming to Chromium & Electron Apps like Discord

2 hours 13 min ago

Multi-monitor Linux users will soon be able to share a specific screen in apps like Google Meet, Hangouts and Discord thanks to a new patch in Chromium.

This post, Proper Linux Screen Sharing Coming to Chromium & Electron Apps like Discord, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Pop!_OS 19.10 Released Based on Ubuntu 19.10

Sunday 20th of October 2019 03:44:26 PM

Pop!_OS 19.10 is now available to download and install. Based on Ubuntu 19.10, Pop OS 19.10 features a dark mode, GNOME 3.34, and offline upgrading.

This post, Pop!_OS 19.10 Released Based on Ubuntu 19.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux on DeX is Dead, Says Samsung

Sunday 20th of October 2019 02:42:27 PM

Samsung is killing off its 'Linux on DeX' feature that allowed Samsung smartphone owners to run a full Ubuntu desktop on their device to use it as a 'PC'.

This post, Linux on DeX is Dead, Says Samsung, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Happy 15th Birthday, Ubuntu!

Sunday 20th of October 2019 01:45:40 PM

It's Ubuntu's 15th birthday! October 20 2019 marks the 15th anniversary of Ubuntu 4.10 'Warty Warthog', which schlepped out on to the world stage in 2004.

This post, Happy 15th Birthday, Ubuntu!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 20.04 Release Date & Planned Features

Friday 18th of October 2019 02:14:09 PM

Now that the Ubuntu 19.10 release is out the way attention turns to the next major update, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, which is due to be released on April 23, 2020. We already know when Ubuntu […]

This post, Ubuntu 20.04 Release Date & Planned Features, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Flavours Released, Now Available to Download

Thursday 17th of October 2019 07:15:12 PM

New versions of Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Kubuntu and other official Ubuntu spins are now available to download. Ubuntu’s family of flavours issue their latest iterations alongside today’s main attraction, the release of Ubuntu […]

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Flavours Released, Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 19.10

Thursday 17th of October 2019 02:12:55 PM

Here’s our list of things to do after you install Ubuntu 19.10 “Eoan Ermine” because hey: this stuff is good to know! For the record, we’ve written a list of ‘things to do after installing […]

This post, 10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 19.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 is Released, Now Available to Download

Thursday 17th of October 2019 01:30:19 PM

You can download Ubuntu 19.10 'Eoan Ermine' directly from the Ubuntu website. The Ubuntu 19.10 release features many improvements.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 is Released, Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10: What’s New? [Video]

Thursday 17th of October 2019 04:42:32 AM

Our Ubuntu 19.10 video whisks you through all of the 'Eoan Ermine's new changes and features, plus our take on whether you should install it!

This post, Ubuntu 19.10: What’s New? [Video], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Codename Has Been Revealed…

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 07:49:06 PM

The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS codename is 'Focal Fossa'. The name was revealed in a package update on Launchpad, home of Ubuntu development.

This post, The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Codename Has Been Revealed…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10: Complete Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 05:06:27 PM

A collection of Ubuntu 19.10 screenshots to guide you through the major changes and new features included in Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10: Complete Screenshot Tour, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

There’s an Ubuntu 19.10 Release Party in London, Tomorrow – And You’re Invited!

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 03:05:39 PM

You're invited to the Ubuntu 19.10 release party in London, UK, tomorrow evening. Mingle with like-minded Linux users and celebrate Eoan Ermine's release.

This post, There’s an Ubuntu 19.10 Release Party in London, Tomorrow – And You’re Invited!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Releases Patch for Major ‘sudo’ Security Exploit

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 01:52:04 PM

Canonical has issued an urgent security fix to the 'sudo' package after the discovery of a flaw that could give attackers root privileges on Linux systems.

This post, Ubuntu Releases Patch for Major ‘sudo’ Security Exploit, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Plasma 5.17 Arrives Packed Full of New Features

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 01:29:24 PM

KDE Plasma 5.17, the latest stable version of the popular open source desktop environment is now available to download with various new features.

This post, KDE Plasma 5.17 Arrives Packed Full of New Features, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

ImCompressor is a New, User-Friendly Image Compressor for Linux

Thursday 10th of October 2019 03:47:40 PM

ImCompressor is a lossless image compressor app for Linux desktops. It optimises JEPG and PNG images to reduce image file size but not quality.

This post, ImCompressor is a New, User-Friendly Image Compressor for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The BlueMail Email Client is Now Available for Linux

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 01:47:09 PM

The BlueMail email client is now available for the Linux desktop as a Snap app on the Snapcraft store. The app is free to use, but is not open source.

This post, The BlueMail Email Client is Now Available for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

First GNOME 3.34 Point Release Goes Live with Oodles of Bug Fixes

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 12:39:43 PM

The first GNOME 3.34 point release has been made available for download. A post-release patch fest, GNOME 3.34.1 features no new features but does include a shed load of bug fixes, band-aids and (less notably) […]

This post, First GNOME 3.34 Point Release Goes Live with Oodles of Bug Fixes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linus Torvalds Shares His Thoughts on Microsoft’s New-Found Love for Linux

Monday 7th of October 2019 03:20:35 PM

Linus Torvalds was asked if he thinks there's anything to fear from Microsoft's recent embrace of all things Linux and open source — this is what he said.

This post, Linus Torvalds Shares His Thoughts on Microsoft’s New-Found Love for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dash to Dock v67 Released, Adds Unity-style ‘Trash’ Icon

Monday 7th of October 2019 02:14:17 PM

Dash to Dock v67 has been released. The popular GNOME Shell extension now supports GNOME 3.34, but drops support for earlier releases.

This post, Dash to Dock v67 Released, Adds Unity-style ‘Trash’ Icon, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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AAB Support in Qt for Android

Starting with Qt 5.14.0 beta2, users will notice that there are a lot fewer Qt for Android distributions than in previous versions. But don't panic: All the usual target architectures are still available! Instead of distributing a single package for each target ABI, we now have one larger package that covers all the ones we support: arm64-v8a, armv7a, x86 and x86-64. For users building from source, the new default is also to build for all target ABIs in one go. The reason for this is that Google Play is moving away from requiring the upload of multiple publisher-signed APK packages. Instead, the recommended form of distribution now is the new AAB format: An unsigned package that contains all supported target ABIs in one. Based on this, the app store will generate signed APKs that are suitable and optimized for the device issuing the request. Read more

Linux-powered NVR system offers up to eight PoE+ ports

SolidRun’s rugged “ClearFog GTR A385” NVR system runs Linux on a Marvell Armada A385 and offers 4x 90W PoE++ or 8x 30W PoE+ camera ports plus powered GbE PoE WAN and 2.5Gbps SFP+ ports, 3x mini-PCIe, and optional 2x SATA. SolidRun announced a fanless network video recorder for indoor or outdoor surveillance and industrial infrastructure applications. The ClearFog GTR A385 is available in an unpriced S4 model and a $345 L8 model. Both provide 4x PoE++ Gigabit Ethernet ports for 90W Power-over-Ethernet control of cameras. The L8 model provides four more GbE/PoE ports that can be configured with the first four ports to alternatively support 8x 30W PoE+ (802.3bt) connections. All the ports are 802.3at/af/bt-compliant power sourcing equipment (PSE) ports with up to type 4 PoE support. Read more

Manjaro Linux 18.1.0 Juhraya Cinnamon - Spicy but sweet

You know how the popular saying goes. When it rains ... people drive slowly just to annoy you. But as it happens, I received a bunch of emails from people asking me two things: 1) Why have I not recently done any more Cinnamon reviews (other than Mint)? 2) When am I going to review the latest version of Manjaro 18.1 Juhraya? The answer to these question is: yes. At the same time! I decided to try Manjaro Cinnamon, not something I've done before, so it should be an interesting, refreshing and hopefully worthwhile exercise. The test box will be the same one I used for the Illyria Xfce test, so we can compare things in earnest - and accurately. This is an eight-book mixed Windows & Linux box, and it comes with UEFI, Intel graphics, 16 sweet partitions, and another instance of Manjaro that we won't touch in this review. Begin to start. Read more

Pacman 5.2 Release

We have a clear winner. Although I’m sure that at least half of those are in responses to bugs he created! He claims it is a much smaller proportion… And a new contributor in third. What has changed in this release? Nothing super exciting as far as I’m concerned, but check out the detailed list here. We have completely removed support for delta packages. This was a massively underused feature, usually made updates slower for a slight saving on bandwidth, and had a massive security hole. Essentially, a malicious package database in combination with delta packages could run arbitrary commands on your system. This would be less of an issue if a certain Linux distro signed their package databases… Anyway, on balance I judged it better to remove this feature altogether. We may come back to this in the future with a different implementation, but I would not expect that any time soon. Note a similar vulnerability was found with using XferCommand to download packages, but we plugged that hole instead of removing it! Read more