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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

Laptops: Chrome OS and System76

  • Chrome OS Gets Material Design for "Do Not Disturb," Android-Like Screenshots
    Chromium evangelist François Beaufort is sharing today information on a new Material Design refresh for Google's Chrome OS' "Do Not Disturb" mode, which landed in the latest Chrome Canary channel. According to the developer, the Material Design refresh for the "Do Not Disturb" mode will make the Notification Center look nicer, but also consistent with the Android user experience. Those using the Chrome Canary experimental channel can give it a try right now.
  • System76 'Lemur' and 'Galago Pro' Ubuntu Linux laptops get 8th gen Intel Core CPUs
    The famed Linux-laptop seller also says, "The Lemur you know and love is now even better with the Intel 8th Gen Coffee Lake CPU with 4 cores and 8 threads, allowing you to multitask up to 40-percent faster. The slim, 3.6 lb laptop with impressive 14.1-inch 1080p IPS display is still your perfect travel companion; easy to carry from meeting to meeting or across campus." New processors aside, these laptops should be pretty much identical to prior generations -- which is a very good thing. If you want to configure a Lemur with a Coffee Lake chip, you can build your own here. A Galago Pro with an 8th Gen Intel Core processor can be configured here.

Events: Open Source Summit Europe, LibrePlanet 2018

Licences: Eclipse Public Licence 2.0, GPL Copyright Troll, Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0

  • Eclipse Public License version 2.0 added to license list
    We recently updated our list of various licenses and comments about them to include the Eclipse Public License version 2.0 (EPL). In terms of GPL compatibility, the Eclipse Public License version 2.0 is essentially equivalent to version 1.0. The only change is that it explicitly offers the option of designating the GNU GPL version 2 or later as a "secondary license" for a certain piece of code.
  • Linux kernel community tries to castrate GPL copyright troll
    Linux kernel maintainer Greg Kroah-Hartman and several other senior Linux figures have published a “Linux Kernel Community Enforcement Statement” to be included in future Linux documentation, in order to ensure contributions to the kernel don't fall foul of copyright claims that have already seen a single developer win "at least a few million Euros.” In a post released on Monday, October 16th, Kroah-Hartman explained the Statement's needed because not everyone who contributes to the kernel understands the obligations the GNU Public Licence 2.0 (GPL 2.0), and the licence has “ambiguities … that no one in our community has ever considered part of compliance.”
  • Fiduciary License Agreement 2.0
    After many years of working on it, it is with immense pleasure to see the FLA-2.0 – the full rewrite of the Fiduciary License Agreement – officially launch.

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