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GNOME Feeds is a Simple RSS Reader for Linux Desktops

10 hours 13 min ago

Feedreader, Liferea, and Thunderbird are three of the most popular desktop RSS readers for Linux, but now there’s a new option on the scene. GNOME Feeds app is simple, no-frills desktop RSS reader for Linux […]

This post, GNOME Feeds is a Simple RSS Reader for Linux Desktops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GPD Micro PC: Can a 6-inch Ubuntu Laptop Really Be Usable?

Thursday 22nd of August 2019 01:02:11 PM

When I first heard about the GPD Micro PC, the 6-inch laptop crowdfunded into reality earlier this year, my overriding impression was one of confusion. I thought a laptop this small wouldn’t be usable …but […]

This post, GPD Micro PC: Can a 6-inch Ubuntu Laptop Really Be Usable?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Kdenlive 19.08 Released with Clip Speed, Project Bin Improvements

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 04:17:41 PM

Kdenlive 19.08 is now available to download. The latest release of this free open source video editor for Windows and Linux features various improvements.

This post, Kdenlive 19.08 Released with Clip Speed, Project Bin Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Announced, Powered by Ubuntu

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 03:31:39 PM

If you're in the market for a powerful Linux laptop you definitely want to check out the new 9th generation Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, announced today.

This post, New Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Announced, Powered by Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

See Ubuntu Desktop Running on a Samsung Galaxy S10

Sunday 18th of August 2019 04:36:21 PM

Linux on DeX is an Android app for select Samsung phones and tablets that allows users to run a full desktop Ubuntu experience on their handset.

This post, See Ubuntu Desktop Running on a Samsung Galaxy S10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Skype Snap Gets First Update in 6 Months, Plus a New Icon

Sunday 18th of August 2019 03:37:59 PM

The Skype Snap app has been updated for the first time in six month. Additionally, the new version of the VoIP app debuts a new icon.

This post, Skype Snap Gets First Update in 6 Months, Plus a New Icon, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Feral GameMode: What It Is, and How To Use It On Ubuntu

Friday 16th of August 2019 03:34:17 PM

A few readers have mailed in to ask me how to use Feral GameMode on Ubuntu. Problem is, when it comes to gaming I’m about as “current gen” as a Game Boy camera. Asking me […]

This post, Feral GameMode: What It Is, and How To Use It On Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Best App Launchers for Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Friday 16th of August 2019 12:53:39 PM

Ubuntu’s default app launcher is the GNOME Shell Applications Overview — but this full-screen grid of icons doesn’t suit everyone’s tastes. We share our favourite Linux app launchers, all of which work on Ubuntu & […]

This post, The Best App Launchers for Ubuntu & Linux Mint, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install Telegram on Ubuntu & Linux

Monday 12th of August 2019 10:17:51 PM

Learn how to install Telegram on Ubuntu and Linux Mint in 4 different ways with our guide to installing the Telegram messenger on the Linux desktop.

This post, How to Install Telegram on Ubuntu & Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Xfce 4.14 Desktop Officially Released, This is What’s New

Monday 12th of August 2019 01:52:16 PM

Xfce 4.14 has been released. The latest stable version of the lightweight Linux desktop environment includes a swathe of new features and refinements.

This post, Xfce 4.14 Desktop Officially Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

An Improved Yaru Theme is Being Prepped for Ubuntu 19.10

Friday 9th of August 2019 01:10:12 PM

Ubuntu 19.10 features an improved version of the Yaru GTK theme based closely on the Adwaita GTK theme to help ensure consistent appearance of apps.

This post, An Improved Yaru Theme is Being Prepped for Ubuntu 19.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Arrives with Linux Kernel 5.0

Thursday 8th of August 2019 02:05:37 PM

Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS is the latest point release of the 'Bionic Beaver' and features an updated Linux kernel, new graphics drivers, and a lot of bug fixes.

This post, Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS Arrives with Linux Kernel 5.0, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice 6.3 Released, Up to 97% Faster At Opening Files

Thursday 8th of August 2019 10:00:34 AM

The LibreOffice 6.3 release features a crop of enhancements, including file opening improvements, support for redacted text, and compact tabbed bar.

This post, LibreOffice 6.3 Released, Up to 97% Faster At Opening Files, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Will Offer Experimental ZFS File System Option

Wednesday 7th of August 2019 12:42:54 PM

Ubuntu 19.10 will include an experimental ZFS install option in the installer that will install Ubuntu on a ZFS root file system.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Will Offer Experimental ZFS File System Option, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Xfce 4.14 Inches Closer to Release, 3 Years After Development Began

Thursday 1st of August 2019 12:53:21 PM

The stable Xfce 4.14 release is on track to launch in the middle of August and will complete work on the desktop environment's port to GTK3.

This post, Xfce 4.14 Inches Closer to Release, 3 Years After Development Began, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Drawing is a Promising ‘Microsoft Paint’ Alternative for Linux (Updated)

Wednesday 31st of July 2019 03:15:03 PM

Looking for a program like Microsoft Paint but for the Linux desktop? Check out the aptly named 'Drawing', a new GTK app that fills the gap.

This post, Drawing is a Promising ‘Microsoft Paint’ Alternative for Linux (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint 19.2 is Now Available to Download

Wednesday 31st of July 2019 02:16:33 PM

The final stable release of Linux Mint 19.2 is now available to download. Linux Mint 19.2 is a long term support (LTS) release and is supported until 2023 with updates. Freshly approved for release, a […]

This post, Linux Mint 19.2 is Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Blender 2.80 is Here, And It Blows the Pants Off Any Release Before It

Tuesday 30th of July 2019 08:55:07 PM

Blender 2.80 is the latest update to the free 3D computer graphics app, and sees the famed open source software get a brand new UI.

This post, Blender 2.80 is Here, And It Blows the Pants Off Any Release Before It, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Purism Confirm Final Specs for the Librem 5

Monday 29th of July 2019 03:00:39 PM

The finalised specs of the Librem 5 Linux phone have been confirmed by Purism ahead of the phone's general release later this year.

This post, Purism Confirm Final Specs for the Librem 5, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Latte Dock 0.9 Brings More Bling to the KDE Plasma Desktop

Monday 29th of July 2019 12:05:32 PM

A brand new version of Latte Dock, an application launcher and task switcher for the KDE Plasma desktop, is now available for download.

This post, Latte Dock 0.9 Brings More Bling to the KDE Plasma Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Cryptocurrency OS Makes It Easy to Buy and Spend Digital Cash

Cryptocurrency OS is a specialty Linux distribution that serves a niche user market destined to grow as the crypto economy continues to develop. This distro is packed with all the tools you need to create and manage your crypto accounts. It also is a fully functional Linux operating system. It is easy to use this distro as your daily computing platform. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Voyager Live 10 overview | The spirit of open source in the heart of the digital world

    In this video, I am going to show an overview of Voyager Live 10 and some of the applications pre-installed.

  • Cantor and the support for Jupyter notebooks at the finish line

    Hello everyone! It's been almost three weeks since my last post and this is going to be my my final post in this blog. So, I want to summarize all my work done in this GSoC project. Just to remember again, the goal of the project was to add the support for Jupiter notebooks to Cantor. This format is widely used in the scientific and education areas, mostly by the application Jupyter, and there is a lot of content available on the internet in this format (for example, here). By adding the support of this format in Cantor we’ll allow Cantor users access this content. This is short description, if you more intersted, you can found more details in my proporsal. [...] This is all for the limitations, I think. Let's talk about future plans and perspectives. In my opinion, this project has reached its initial goals, is finished now and will only need maintenance and support in terms of bug fixing and adjustment to potential format changes in future. When talking more generally, this project is part of the current overall development activities in Cantor to improve the usability and the stability of the application and to extend the feature set in order to enable more workflows and to reach to a bigger audience with this. See 19.08 and 18.12 release announcements to read more about the developments in the recent releases of Cantor. Support of the Jupyter notebook format is a big step into this direction but this not all. We have already many other items in our backlog like for the UX improvements, plots integration improvements going into this direction. Some of this items will be addressed soon. Some of them are something for the next GSoC project next year maybe? I think, that's all for now. Thank you for reading this blog and thank you for your interest in my project. Working on this project was a very interesting and pleasant period of my life. I am happy that I had this opportunity and was able to contribute to KDE and especially to Cantor with the support of my mentor Alexander Semke.

  • My Open-Source Activities from January to August 2019

    Debian is a general-purpose Linux distribution that is widely used on the planet. I am a Debian Developer who works on packages related to Android SDK and the Java ecosystem. I started a new package in an attempt to build the Android framework android.jar using the upstream build systems involving Ninja, Soong and others. Since the beginning we have been writing our own (very simple) makefiles to build the binaries in AOSP because their build logic tends to be simple and straightforward, until we worked on android.jar. Building it requires digging in so much code that it became incredibly hard to maintain, which is why we still haven’t brought in any newer version since android-framework-23. This is problematic as developers can’t build any apps that target Android 7+. After a month of work, this package is finally done. After all its dependencies are packaged in the future, it will be good to upload. This is where the students of Google Summer of Code (GSoC) come in!

  • iMars Black is an Inexpensive Bluetooth 5.0 USB Audio Transmitter & Receiver
  • This Linux computer plus router is the size of a ring box

    The VoCore2 Mini Linux Computer packs a wireless router and 16M of onboard storage into a cube about the size of a coin. Just hook it up to any display monitor through a standard USB2.0 port, and you're ready to put it to work. With 128MB of DDR2 memory and an MT7628AN MIPS processor, it's equally useful as a streaming station, VPN gateway, data storage - you name it.

  • Dive into the life and legacy of Alan Turing: 5 books and more

    Another well-known fact about Turing was his conviction for "gross indecency" because of his homosexuality, and the posthumous apology and pardon issued over more a half a decade after Turing’s death. But beyond all of this, who was Alan Turing? Here are six books that delve deeply into the life and legacy of Alan Turing. Collectively, these books cover his life, both professional and personal, and work others have done to build upon Turing’s ideas. Individually, or collectively, these works allow the reader to learn who Alan Turing was beyond just a few well-known, broad-stroke themes.

  • Security updates for Friday

    Security updates have been issued by Debian (cups, nginx, and openjdk-7), Fedora (httpd, mod_md, nghttp2, and patch), and SUSE (rubygem-loofah).

  • Epyc Encryption | TechSNAP 410

    It's CPU release season and we get excited about AMD's new line of server chips. Plus our take on AMD's approach to memory encryption, and our struggle to make sense of Intel's Comet Lake line. Also, a few Windows worms you should know about, the end of the road for EV certs, and an embarrassing new Bluetooth attack.

Android Leftovers

Xfce 4.14 Lands in Tumbleweed

Ahoy! openSUSE Xfce team is pleased to announce that the long awaited Xfce 4.14 has been released for Tumbleweed. After a long development cycle (4 years!), all of the core components and applications have been ported to GTK 3. Among the main new features and improvements, the xfwm4 window manager has finally gained support for VSync, HiDPI, hardware GLX and various compositor improvements. You can check out the neat new features in the official Xfce 4.14 tour and the official release announcement. Read more