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Elisa Music Player Makes Its Debut Release

Friday 13th of April 2018 11:34:05 AM

The Elisa music player is a Qt-based open source music player for Linux and, uniquely, for Windows.

This post, Elisa Music Player Makes Its Debut Release, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.04 Makes it Easier to Install Kernel Updates without Rebooting

Wednesday 11th of April 2018 12:54:16 PM

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS makes it easy to enable linux kernel live patching via the Canonical Livepatch Service via a new sign-in option in the updates manager.

This post, Ubuntu 18.04 Makes it Easier to Install Kernel Updates without Rebooting, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

‘GameMode’ is a new tool that can improve gaming performance on Linux

Tuesday 10th of April 2018 12:48:06 PM

Wish you could wring every single drop of performance from your computer when gaming on Linux? Well, a new open source tool from games porting company Feral Interactive wants to help you do exactly that. Say hello to GameMode. GameMode is all about performance Launched today, ‘GameMode’ is a small daemon/lib combo for Linux that allows games […]

This post, ‘GameMode’ is a new tool that can improve gaming performance on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

‘Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration’ Will Hit Linux This Month

Monday 9th of April 2018 01:48:15 PM

The Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Linux port will be released in April, games porting company Feral Interactive has revealed. The acclaimed game will support the Vulkan API on Linux.

This post, ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration’ Will Hit Linux This Month, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Improved Flathub Website Makes It Easier to Find Flatpak Apps

Saturday 7th of April 2018 12:25:31 PM

It just got a whole heap easier to find and install Flatpak apps on Linux distros like Ubuntu. A new version of the Flathub website is now live on Flathub.org, albeit in beta. The improved front-end to what is the de facto Flatpak app store offers search, browsing and install options. It’s packed with app descriptions, […]

This post, Improved Flathub Website Makes It Easier to Find Flatpak Apps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.04 Gives Nautilus a Striking New Look

Friday 6th of April 2018 03:09:07 PM

There’s a rather large visual change in Ubuntu 18.04 that I’ve only just noticed. It’s not because the change in question is subtle or easy to miss. It’s because I have only just booted up a copy of the Bionic Beaver thanks to the release of Ubuntu 18.04 beta 2. And wow; the change dramatically alters the appearance […]

This post, Ubuntu 18.04 Gives Nautilus a Striking New Look, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.04 Final Beta Available to Download

Friday 6th of April 2018 11:20:52 AM

The Ubuntu 18.04 beta download is ready for testing. Grab your USB thumb drive and help test the release that will become the next LTS version of Ubuntu.

This post, Ubuntu 18.04 Final Beta Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Slimbook Curve is a Stunning All-in-One Linux PC

Wednesday 4th of April 2018 01:03:39 PM

Yodel an aloha to the Slimbook Curve — an all-in-one Linux PC with an alluring curved edge-to-edge display. Call me old fashioned but I’m (still) a huge fan of desktop computers. I like having something big and bulky on my desk, purring away, helping me crunch through whatever workload I’m trying to avoid tackle. So all-in-one PCs are very […]

This post, The Slimbook Curve is a Stunning All-in-One Linux PC, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

‘Dash to Dock’ Adds New Launcher Styles, Support for GNOME 3.28

Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 02:31:31 PM

An updated version of Dash to Dock, the hugely popular GNOME Shell extension, is available to download. Dash to Dock v63 adds support for the recent GNOME 3.28 release. This means those of you on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Fedora 27 and other Linux distributions can rock out with your dock out — sans any compatibility issues. […]

This post, ‘Dash to Dock’ Adds New Launcher Styles, Support for GNOME 3.28, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu

Saturday 31st of March 2018 01:32:36 PM

As the world’s most popular web browser it’s natural that new Linux users often ask how to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu. It’s not a silly question. With Linux distros being built around “repos” most users attempt to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu Linux from Ubuntu Software app. Obviously they come up short when they […]

This post, How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

That Huge GNOME Shell Memory Leak? It’s Being Fixed

Friday 30th of March 2018 01:37:21 PM

Some good news: the (rather large) GNOME Shell memory leak we spotlighted last week is in the process of being fixed. The cause? GNOME forgetting to take out the garbage…

This post, That Huge GNOME Shell Memory Leak? It’s Being Fixed, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GIMP 2.10 Release Candidate Released

Tuesday 27th of March 2018 12:34:00 PM

The GIMP 2.10 release edges closer as the popular open-source image editor launches a new release candidate for photo manipulation fans to download.

This post, GIMP 2.10 Release Candidate Released, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Intel Axes its Linux Graphics Update Tool

Monday 26th of March 2018 02:33:45 PM

Intel has announced it is ‘discontinuing’ the ‘Intel Graphics Update Tool for Linux‘. The tool (which was known as “Intel Graphics Installer for Linux” for a while) was created in 2013 to give Linux users a reliable way to upgrade to the latest stable firmware, driver and other components for Intel graphics chips. Owners of newer Intel […]

This post, Intel Axes its Linux Graphics Update Tool, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.30 Release Date is Set for September 6

Sunday 25th of March 2018 02:48:02 PM

GNOME 3.30 is scheduled for release on September 6, 2018. It will be the next major stable release of the GNOME desktop environment.

This post, GNOME 3.30 Release Date is Set for September 6, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Peek Gif Screen Recorder Drops Support for Snap App

Sunday 25th of March 2018 01:03:20 PM

Peek is discontinuing support for its Snap app. The developer behind the popular animated gif screen capture tool cites complex set-up and a lack of cross-distro support.

This post, Peek Gif Screen Recorder Drops Support for Snap App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This is the New Ubuntu 18.04 Default Wallpaper

Thursday 22nd of March 2018 04:25:12 PM

You’re gawping at the brand new Ubuntu 18.04 default wallpaper. Yes, seriously! The new background image will make its appearance of tens of millions of desktops with the Ubuntu 18.04 release on April 26, 2018. Like the Ubuntu 17.10 ‘Artful Aardvark’ background new wallpaper incorprates the release mascot (which for this release is a ‘Bionic […]

This post, This is the New Ubuntu 18.04 Default Wallpaper, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Generate Two-Factor Authentication Codes on Linux with ‘Authenticator’

Thursday 22nd of March 2018 01:23:05 PM

'Authenticator' is an easy to use two-factor authentication app for the Linux desktop, and lets you generate 2-factor authentication codes for more than 290 services.

This post, Generate Two-Factor Authentication Codes on Linux with ‘Authenticator’, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc – Might Just Be The Weirdest Game on Linux

Thursday 22nd of March 2018 12:21:17 PM

A linux-compatible, tall glass of double checking reality garnished with a sprig of WTF - this is Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc.

This post, Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc – Might Just Be The Weirdest Game on Linux, was written by Nixie Pixel and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Umm, GNOME Shell Has a Rather Big Memory Leak

Wednesday 21st of March 2018 03:41:52 PM

There's a rather annoying memory leak in GNOME Shell, and it's unlikely to be fixed in time for the release of Ubuntu 18.04 next month.

This post, Umm, GNOME Shell Has a Rather Big Memory Leak, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Shotwell Photo Manager Just Got a Big Performance Boost

Monday 19th of March 2018 02:47:08 PM

A new version of the Shotwell photo manager and editor is available to download. Shotwell 0.28 “Braunschweig” arrives half a year later than originally planned but hasn’t shirked on improvements or bug fixes during the wait. In all some 60 bugs have been closed since the Shotwell 0.27 release last year, with fixes for random crashes, […]

This post, Shotwell Photo Manager Just Got a Big Performance Boost, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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LibreOffice 6.1 Lands Mid August 2018, First Bug Hunting Session Starts April 27

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This Chart Shows How The Radeon RX 580 vs. GeForce GTX 1060 Now Compete Under Linux

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