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How to Hide Mounted Drives in Ubuntu 19.10 (Quick Guide)

Thursday 14th of November 2019 05:06:11 PM

Learn how to hide mounted drives on the Ubuntu Dock in Ubuntu 19.10. The feature automatically adds dock icons for USB drives, SD cards and remote mounts.

This post, How to Hide Mounted Drives in Ubuntu 19.10 (Quick Guide), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

OnlyOffice, the Open Source Office Suite is Now Available on Flathub

Tuesday 12th of November 2019 02:13:32 PM

OnlyOffice Desktop Editors for Linux is now available to download and install as a Flatpak app from Flathub across multiple Linux distributions.

This post, OnlyOffice, the Open Source Office Suite is Now Available on Flathub, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Voyager Linux Distro Offers an Interesting Spin on Xfce

Monday 11th of November 2019 01:51:32 PM

The Voyager Linux distribution wants to take users on a journey to an "aesthetic and immersive" Linux environment — but does it succeed?

This post, The Voyager Linux Distro Offers an Interesting Spin on Xfce, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

HandBrake 1.3.0 Released with UI Tweaks, Discord Presets + More

Sunday 10th of November 2019 03:34:29 PM

HandBrake 1.3.0 has been released. This update of the free media convertor tool adds AMD VCE support and new Discord video presets. Learn more in this post.

This post, HandBrake 1.3.0 Released with UI Tweaks, Discord Presets + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

PinePhone: Everything You Need to Know About This Linux Phone

Friday 8th of November 2019 03:23:58 PM

The PinePhone is an affordable Linux phone created by Pine64, makers of the Pinebook Pro laptop and Pine64 single board computer. The PinePhone specs, price and design are all tailored towards keeping it a super […]

This post, PinePhone: Everything You Need to Know About This Linux Phone, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Kdenlive is Now Available on the Snap Store

Friday 8th of November 2019 02:02:59 PM

The Kdenlive video editor is now officially available on the Snap store, where it joins more than 50 other KDE branded Snap apps.

This post, Kdenlive is Now Available on the Snap Store, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Pinebook Pro Unboxed, Booted, Then Taken Apart [Video]

Thursday 7th of November 2019 04:29:47 PM

Pinebook Pro unboxing videos have begun popping up on YouTube, including this 10 minute clip showing the Pinebook Pro unboxed, booted, then disassembled!

This post, Pinebook Pro Unboxed, Booted, Then Taken Apart [Video], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Released for Linux

Wednesday 6th of November 2019 12:45:20 AM

Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is now available to download and install on Linux and macOS. The Linux port was handled by Feral Interactive.

This post, Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Released for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

It’s Official: Microsoft Edge is Coming to Linux

Tuesday 5th of November 2019 03:21:04 PM

Microsoft Edge for Linux is coming next year, Redmond has announced. Microsoft announced the Linux build on stage at the Ignite 2019 conference.

This post, It’s Official: Microsoft Edge is Coming to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Publishes Support Roadmap for the Raspberry Pi 4

Monday 4th of November 2019 02:53:47 PM

The future of Ubuntu on the Raspberry Pi family is looking pretty fresh, with Canonical unveiling a new roadmap outlining official support for the boards.

This post, Ubuntu Publishes Support Roadmap for the Raspberry Pi 4, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

elementary OS Now Has Support for Flatpak Apps

Sunday 3rd of November 2019 04:31:35 PM

Elementary OS Flatpak support is now rolling out to users via a software update. The change will make it easier to install Flatpak apps on elementary OS.

This post, elementary OS Now Has Support for Flatpak Apps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Edge Gets a New Logo, Still Debating a Linux Build

Sunday 3rd of November 2019 03:47:56 PM

A new Microsoft Edge logo has been unveiled by Microsoft. The app reborn as a a Chromium-based cross-platform web browser, is also evaluating a Linux port.

This post, Microsoft Edge Gets a New Logo, Still Debating a Linux Build, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Bug Shares Your Media Folders Without Warning

Sunday 3rd of November 2019 02:18:46 PM

A major bug in Ubuntu 19.10 could be automatically sharing the contents of your Pictures, Video and Music folders with other users on the same network.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Bug Shares Your Media Folders Without Warning, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice 6.4 Will Ship With Native GTK Dialogs on Linux

Friday 1st of November 2019 02:00:23 PM

LibreOffice completes work on porting dialogs to native GTK, and LibreOffice 6.4 will make 'no direct uses' of the cross-platform VCL toolkit.

This post, LibreOffice 6.4 Will Ship With Native GTK Dialogs on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dell Puts Ubuntu on More of its Laptops

Thursday 31st of October 2019 11:10:57 PM

Dell is pre-loading Ubuntu on more variations of the popular Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, increasing the number of models 8 fold in the United States.

This post, Dell Puts Ubuntu on More of its Laptops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More Pinebook Pro Pre-Orders Announced (Update: Now Live)

Thursday 31st of October 2019 09:40:09 PM

Linux fans get another chance to pre-order the $199 Pinebook Pro Linux laptop in early November in ANSI and ISO layouts. Shipping is estimated for December.

This post, More Pinebook Pro Pre-Orders Announced (Update: Now Live), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint 19.3 ‘Tricia’ Will Arrive December With Various Changes

Thursday 31st of October 2019 03:27:59 PM

Linux Mint 19.3 'Tricia' is due for release in December, 2019 based on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS, include several new apps, and ship with the new Linux Mint logo.

This post, Linux Mint 19.3 ‘Tricia’ Will Arrive December With Various Changes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Hallowe’en Fright: “OMG! He Doesn’t Even Use Ubuntu?!”

Thursday 31st of October 2019 01:41:52 PM

Settle amongst the shadows dancing by pumpkin light for a terrifying tale of one American's daring dance with the Linux distro your parents warn you about…

This post, Hallowe’en Fright: “OMG! He Doesn’t Even Use Ubuntu?!”, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GIMP 2.10.14 Released with Minor Fixes, Tool Improvements (Updated)

Wednesday 30th of October 2019 03:55:01 PM

GIMP 2.10.14 is now available to download. This update tot he GIMP image editor offers a crop of bug fixes, several new GEGL filters, and tool improvements.

This post, GIMP 2.10.14 Released with Minor Fixes, Tool Improvements (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Sets Out 3 Goals for the Future

Wednesday 30th of October 2019 01:41:33 PM

The KDE community has mapped out its development goals, putting improved Plasma Wayland support, app consistency, and better app promotion on the task list.

This post, KDE Sets Out 3 Goals for the Future, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Pocket PC handheld Linux computer coming in 2020 for $199 and up (maybe — crowdfunding)

Sure, there’s a chance you could turn your old smartphone into a pocket-sized Linux computer by replacing the operating system. But if you’re looking for a purpose-built device with a touchscreen display, a QWERTY keyboard, and features you won’t typically find on phones (like 4 USB ports), the folks at Popcorn Computer have you covered. Maybe. The team has unveiled plans to launch a new pocket-sized computer, appropriately called the Pocket P.C. It’s set to go up for pre-order through a crowdfunding campaign beginning November 24th. Prices will start at $199 (or $249 for a model with a LoRa radio). And if everything goes according to plan, it could ship by May 1st, 2020. Read more

today's howtos

Thermostats, Locks and Extension Add-ons – WebThings Gateway 0.10

Happy Things Thursday! Today we are releasing WebThings Gateway 0.10. If you have a gateway using our Raspberry Pi builds then it should already have automatically updated itself. This new release comes with support for thermostats and smart locks, as well as an updated add-ons system including extension add-ons, which enable developers to extend the gateway user interface. We’ve also added localisation settings so that you can choose your country, language, time zone and unit preferences. From today you’ll be able to use the gateway in American English or Italian, but we’re already receiving contributions of translations in different languages! Read more

A technical comparison between the snap and the Flatpak formats

Since we’ve already discussed the snap layout and architecture in greater details in the previous weeks, let’s start with a quick overview of Flatpak. Much like snaps, Flatpak packages come with necessary components contained inside standalone archives, so they can be deployed and maintained with simplicity on a range of Linux distributions. Runtime and image components are bundled into a single file using the OCI format. In general, Flatpak applications are built against runtimes, but they can also contain additional libraries inside their own bundles. A Linux system with the Flatpak binary (primary command) installed and configured can then run Flatpak applications. At the moment, there are 21 distributions that offer Flatpak support. Furthermore, applications are sandboxed using Bubblewrap, which utilises kernel security and namespace features to set up unprivileged containers. Communication outside the sandbox is possible through a mechanism of portals, which allows granular access to system resources. Flatpak packages are available to end users primarily through Flathub, an app store and build service that is (semi)-officially associated with the Flatpak project. Submissions to Flathub are done as pull requests through GitHub, and require approval from the store admins. Similarly, publishers of proprietary software have to manually request inclusion of their applications. Flatpak applications are also sometimes available as manual download links. There is no automatic update mechanism available by default. Read more