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How to (Easily) Backup Your Steam for Linux Game Saves

8 hours 56 min ago

Looking for an easy way to backup Steam for Linux game saves and config files? Well, we’ve found you one. Steam Linux Swiss-army Knife (SLSK) lets you backup and restore games, game saves, and config files for Steam for Linux games on any distribution. You may have heard of an app called GameSave Manager, which lets […]

This post, How to (Easily) Backup Your Steam for Linux Game Saves, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Arrongin GTK Theme Stands Out (But for the Right Reasons?)

9 hours 49 min ago

I’ll be honest: it feels like it’s been years since we saw a truly original GTK theme appear. Sure, the new Ubuntu theme is pretty great, but it’s still largely a mix of Ambiance, Adwaita and the proposed Unity 8 style. I.e. all known quantities. We’ve previously listed what we think are the best GTK […]

This post, Arrongin GTK Theme Stands Out (But for the Right Reasons?), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Software Will Soon Let You Install Beta, Bleeding Edge Snap Apps

10 hours 53 min ago

The Bionic Beaver comes with a neat new trick for fans of Snap apps: the ability to switch channels. No, not TV channels, or the sort the that ferries goods between countries, but development channels, e.g, beta, bleeding edge, stable, etc. Snap developers are able to distribute different versions of their app over “channels”, and […]

This post, Ubuntu Software Will Soon Let You Install Beta, Bleeding Edge Snap Apps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Audacity 2.2.2 Released with a Stack of New Features & Improvements

Friday 23rd of February 2018 02:39:26 PM

Audacity 2.2.2 is now available to download. The open-source audio editor adds a number of new features and fixes some annoying bugs.

This post, Audacity 2.2.2 Released with a Stack of New Features & Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Geary Email Client Mails Out a Bug Fix Update

Friday 23rd of February 2018 12:23:29 PM

An updated version of the Geary email client for Linux desktops is available to download. It contains a stack of bug fixes for some bothersome mail related issues.

This post, Geary Email Client Mails Out a Bug Fix Update, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu will let upgraders ‘opt-in’ to data collection in 18.04

Friday 23rd of February 2018 12:22:11 AM

Canonical, as I’ve no doubt you’re now fully aware of, plan to collect system data in new installs of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on an opt-out basis. The data they want to collect — forgive the feverish proclamations of some — is rather anaemic compared to that combed by more lubricious operating systems. All data is anonymised and covers […]

This post, Ubuntu will let upgraders ‘opt-in’ to data collection in 18.04, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New Kdenlive Beta is Available for Testing

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 02:03:12 PM

A new beta of Kdenlive the popular open source video editor is available for testing. The beta is based on a 'refactored' codebase and available as an App Image.

This post, New Kdenlive Beta is Available for Testing, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Tusk Evernote Client Updated, Is Now Available as a Snap

Wednesday 21st of February 2018 12:42:42 PM

The Tusk Evernote client is now available as a Snap. We spotlighted the unofficial Evernote app last year, finding that it added to and improved on the standard Evernote web app in a number of ways. Through the inclusion of optional themes, keyboard shortcuts, custom tweaks, a tray icon, and more, Tusk integrates the Evernote web […]

This post, Tusk Evernote Client Updated, Is Now Available as a Snap, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A Simple App Menu Editor for Ubuntu

Tuesday 20th of February 2018 02:39:36 PM

If you’re looking for an easy way to edit application launchers and menu entries on Ubuntu there’s a new app that can help. ‘AppEditor‘ offers up an easy to use GUI through which you can rename app launchers, change app icons, hide menu entries, and a whole heap more. Although it is a new app […]

This post, A Simple App Menu Editor for Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME’s New System Monitor Tool is Available to Try in Bionic

Monday 19th of February 2018 02:27:14 PM

Cast you mind back to 2016 and you recall there were plans for a GNOME System Monitor redesign. The aim: to make checking system resource usage a little more accessible, ideally with historical data thrown into the mix for some added context. Two years on and the fruits of that redesigned effort are finally available to […]

This post, GNOME’s New System Monitor Tool is Available to Try in Bionic, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME’s New System Monitor Tool is Available to Try in Bionic

Monday 19th of February 2018 02:27:14 PM

Cast you mind back to 2016 and you recall there were plans for a GNOME System Monitor redesign. The aim: to make checking system resource usage a little more accessible, ideally with historical data thrown into the mix for some added context. Two years on and the fruits of that redesigned effort are finally available to […]

This post, GNOME’s New System Monitor Tool is Available to Try in Bionic, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Samsung Launch ‘Linux on Galaxy’ Survey

Friday 16th of February 2018 02:37:00 PM

Samsung asks users interested in the Linux on Galaxy, a project that brings full desktop Linux to Samsung smartphones, for feedback via a new survey.

This post, Samsung Launch ‘Linux on Galaxy’ Survey, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Samsung Launch ‘Linux on Galaxy’ Survey

Friday 16th of February 2018 02:37:00 PM

Samsung asks users interested in the Linux on Galaxy, a project that brings full desktop Linux to Samsung smartphones, for feedback via a new survey.

This post, Samsung Launch ‘Linux on Galaxy’ Survey, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Unity 7.4.5 Released for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 16th of February 2018 01:17:17 PM

A Unity desktop update is rolling out to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS users. Unity 7.4.5 features a stack of bug fixes and general tweaks, and improves the Unity low graphics mode option.

This post, Unity 7.4.5 Released for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Unity 7.4.5 Released for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 16th of February 2018 01:17:17 PM

A Unity desktop update is rolling out to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS users. Unity 7.4.5 features a stack of bug fixes and general tweaks, and improves the Unity low graphics mode option.

This post, Unity 7.4.5 Released for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice 6.0 scores close to 1 million downloads in just 14 days

Friday 16th of February 2018 12:01:44 AM

LibreOffice 6.0, the latest version of the hugely popular open-source office suite has been downloaded almost 1 million times in two weeks.

This post, LibreOffice 6.0 scores close to 1 million downloads in just 14 days, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice 6.0 scores close to 1 million downloads in just 14 days

Friday 16th of February 2018 12:01:44 AM

LibreOffice 6.0, the latest version of the hugely popular open-source office suite has been downloaded almost 1 million times in two weeks.

This post, LibreOffice 6.0 scores close to 1 million downloads in just 14 days, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Wants to Collect Data About Your System

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 11:03:59 PM

Ubuntu wants to collect data on users' systems to 'help improve Ubuntu'. The diagnostic data collection will be opt-out, and enabled by default for all new installs of Ubuntu 18.04.

This post, Ubuntu Wants to Collect Data About Your System, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Wants to Collect Data About Your System

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 11:03:59 PM

Ubuntu wants to collect data on users' systems to 'help improve Ubuntu'. The diagnostic data collection will be opt-out, and enabled by default for all new installs of Ubuntu 18.04.

This post, Ubuntu Wants to Collect Data About Your System, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu adds ‘Minimal Install’ option to installer

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 09:29:03 PM

Ubuntu 18.04 has a new 'minimal install' option in the installer which lets you choose whether you want a full-fat Ubuntu install, or a semi-skim version with fewer ubuntu packages preinstalled.

This post, Ubuntu adds ‘Minimal Install’ option to installer, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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