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GIMP 2.9.8 Released with On-Canvas Gradient Editing, Better PSD Support

Tuesday 12th of December 2017 11:40:11 PM

GIMP 2.9.8 has been released with on-canvas gradient editing, better handling of Adobe Photoshop PSD files, and support for those using GIMP on Wayland.

This post, GIMP 2.9.8 Released with On-Canvas Gradient Editing, Better PSD Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ataribox Pre-Orders Begin on December 14

Monday 11th of December 2017 03:11:43 PM

Gamers will be able to pre-order the Ataribox from December 14 — though there’s still no firm word on price or hardware specs. The company behind the new games machine revealed the pre-order date in a (now deleted) Facebook post. It later uploaded an image teasing the date ‘14.12.17’ (pictured above). Users will be able to “pre-order” […]

This post, Ataribox Pre-Orders Begin on December 14, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup: VLC, Mesa, Audacity + More

Sunday 10th of December 2017 02:57:24 PM

Another week has flown by, making it time for another round-up of pertinent Linux app releases that didn’t manage to wangle a full post’s worth of waffle on this site. This week’s crop of curios includes updates to the world’s most popular open-source video player, the world’s most popular open-source audio editor, and the world’s […]

This post, Linux Release Roundup: VLC, Mesa, Audacity + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Is Liferea Feed Reader Still the Best RSS App on Ubuntu?

Friday 8th of December 2017 02:37:03 PM

We take a look at the Liferea feed reader for Linux, show you how to install it on Ubuntu from a PPA, and ask if it's the best RSS reader available for Linux.

This post, Is Liferea Feed Reader Still the Best RSS App on Ubuntu?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

CrossOver 17 Lets You Run Microsoft Office 2016 on Linux

Wednesday 6th of December 2017 04:36:29 PM

CrossOver 17 is now available. It brings support for Microsoft Office 2016 on Linux, WINE performance improvements, and a slate of bug fixes and features.

This post, CrossOver 17 Lets You Run Microsoft Office 2016 on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Make Firefox Look like the GNOME Web Browser (Because Why Not, Right?)

Wednesday 6th of December 2017 03:52:24 PM

If you’re using a vanilla GNOME session on Ubuntu with the Adwaita theme, and want to make Firefox look a little more at home, you can. In fact, with a bit of custom CSS you can make Firefox look like Epiphany (aka GNOME Web), the core browser that ships with the GNOME desktop environment. Firefox […]

This post, Make Firefox Look like the GNOME Web Browser (Because Why Not, Right?), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Vivaldi Web Browser Comes to the Raspberry Pi

Tuesday 5th of December 2017 11:04:00 AM

Raspberry Pi users can now use the Vivaldi web browser, with Vivaldi releasing an experimental ARM build of its browser through its website.

This post, Vivaldi Web Browser Comes to the Raspberry Pi, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Boxes Makes It Easier to Test Drive Linux Distros

Monday 4th of December 2017 03:22:26 PM

GNOME Boxes 3.28 lets you download Linux distributions and BSD images from within the app, making it easy to set up virtual machines for testing or fun.

This post, GNOME Boxes Makes It Easier to Test Drive Linux Distros, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup: Etcher, Mailspring, PulseEffects + More

Sunday 3rd of December 2017 03:08:49 PM

We're now officially in Christmas season, but even the overuse of xmas music in public spaces isn't enough to stymie the flow of Linux releases.

This post, Linux Release Roundup: Etcher, Mailspring, PulseEffects + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Big Unity Desktop Update Coming to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 1st of December 2017 02:27:31 PM

A big update to the Unity desktop stack is heading to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, including a security fix that allowed the lock screen to be bypassed on some systems.

This post, Big Unity Desktop Update Coming to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Search DuckDuckGo from the Command Line

Wednesday 29th of November 2017 06:01:15 PM

When we showed you how to search Google from the command line a lot of you to say you use Duck Duck Go, the awesome privacy-focused search engine. Well, now there’s a tool to search DuckDuckGo from the command line. It’s called ddgr (pronounced, in my head, as dodger) and it’s pretty neat. Like Googler, ddgr […]

This post, Search DuckDuckGo from the Command Line, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Joplin is an Open-Source Evernote Alternative

Wednesday 29th of November 2017 01:54:04 PM

Joplin is an open-source Evernote alternative with apps for Linux, Windows, Mac, Android & iOS. There's also a CLI client, and sync support using OneDrive.

This post, Joplin is an Open-Source Evernote Alternative, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice Is Now Available on Flathub, the Flatpak App Store

Tuesday 28th of November 2017 03:48:43 PM

LibreOffice is now available to install from Flathub, the centralised Flatpak app store. Its arrival allows anyone running a modern Linux distribution to install the latest stable release of LibreOffice in a click or two, without having to hunt down a PPA, tussle with tarballs or wait for a distro provider to package it up. A […]

This post, LibreOffice Is Now Available on Flathub, the Flatpak App Store, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Atari’s Linux Games Console Now Has a Controller

Monday 27th of November 2017 02:51:06 PM

Back in September we wrote about the Ataribox, a new Linux-powered console from Atari — today we get a look at its new joystick. Over on Facebook Atari shows off the new Ataribox Joystick that will (presumably) come bundled with the video games (and home entertainment) machine when it goes on sale next year If you’ve been […]

This post, Atari’s Linux Games Console Now Has a Controller, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup: gThumb, Peek Gif Recorder + More

Sunday 26th of November 2017 06:31:02 PM

With the Thanksgiving celebrations in the US the past week was never going to be chock-full of new Linux releases. That said, a couple of juicy app updates did manage to squeak out during the past 7 days, including new releases of a Linux Winamp alternative, a free software stalwart, and one of my absolute favourite […]

This post, Linux Release Roundup: gThumb, Peek Gif Recorder + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox Nightly Adds CSD Option

Friday 24th of November 2017 06:32:55 PM

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Firefox 57 is awesome — so awesome that I’m finally using it as my default browser again. But there is one thing it the Linux version of Firefox sorely needs: client-side decoration. If you follow this site on Twitter, you might have seen me whine my […]

This post, Firefox Nightly Adds CSD Option, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install Android File Transfer for Linux

Friday 24th of November 2017 12:52:59 PM

If you’re struggling to mount your Android phone on Ubuntu you might want to give Android File Transfer for Linux a try. Effectively it’s a clone of Google’s Android File Transfer app for macOS. It’s built with Qt, and has a super simple UI that makes it easy to transfer files and folders to and from your Android […]

This post, How to Install Android File Transfer for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Humble Is Giving Away Space Shooter ‘Sanctum 2’ for FREE

Thursday 23rd of November 2017 11:48:16 PM

Sanctum 2, the acclaimed FPS/tower defense mash-up, is currently available for free on the Humble Store — but only until November 26, 2017.

This post, Humble Is Giving Away Space Shooter ‘Sanctum 2’ for FREE, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Command Line Music Player for Spotify, YouTube & Other Streaming Services

Thursday 23rd of November 2017 03:18:33 PM

Tizonia is a command-line music player that lets you listen to music on Spotify, Google Play Music, YouTube and Soundcloud from the terminal.

This post, Command Line Music Player for Spotify, YouTube & Other Streaming Services, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released

Thursday 23rd of November 2017 01:58:47 PM

Lumina 1.4.0 has been released. Among the changes in this update to the Qt-based desktop environment is multi-threading in the file manager and PDF viewer.

This post, Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Graphics: Radeon and Vulkan2

  • Radeon Overlay Is Similar To A Feature Mesa Offered For Years
    With yesterday's release of the Radeon Software Adrenalin driver for Windows, it actually picks up a feature that is roughly similar to something the open-source Radeon driver stack - and all of the Mesa's Gallium3D drivers for that matter - have offered for years.
  • Radeon GPU Profiler Updated For Better Profiling Of Vulkan Games
    Following yesterday's excitement around the Radeon Software Adrenalin Driver as well as word of AMD open-sourcing their Linux driver and making other Linux driver changes, AMD's GPUOpen team has announced the release of a new version of Radeon GPU Profiler.
  • Qualcomm Mentions "Vulkan2" & What I Would Suspect Of "Vulkan 2.0"
    During last week's Snapdragon Technology Summit, a few references to "Vulkan2" were dropped... Well, here's the official comment from Khronos on that as well as my thoughts on this hypothetical next version of Vulkan. Several Phoronix readers have pointed out (e.g.) references to "Vulkan2" in the context of the new Snapdragon 845 SoC announced at this year's Snapdragon Technology Summit. The Snapdragon 845 with Adreno 630 does mention "Vulkan2" support.

Games: Finding Paradise, ARK: Survival Evolved, Party Panic, LandTraveller, Xenomarine

Security: Fuzzing, Windows, and ROBOT

  • Language bugs infest downstream software, fuzzer finds
    Developers working in secure development guidelines can still be bitten by upstream bugs in the languages they use. That's the conclusion of research presented last week at Black Hat Europe by IOActive's Fernando Arnaboldi. As Arnaboldi wrote in his Black Hat Europe paper [PDF]: “software developers may unknowingly include code in an application that can be used in a way that the designer did not foresee. Some of these behaviors pose a security risk to applications that were securely developed according to guidelines.”
  • Kaspersky Antivirus Engine Causing BSOD on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update
    Despite the criticism it received in the United States and in the United Kingdom, Kaspersky continues to be one of the leading security vendors for Windows users across the world, with its software protecting millions of systems powered by Microsoft’s OS. But it turns out that some of those whose computers were running the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update and Kaspersky Internet Security 2018 have been hit by a bug causing a Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) since earlier this month. BornCity reveals that the issue first appeared earlier this month when some users complained of a BSOD on Windows 10 build 16299.98, which indicates that these systems were running the latest version of the OS with cumulative update KB4051963.
  • ROBOT Attack
    ROBOT is the return of a 19-year-old vulnerability that allows performing RSA decryption and signing operations with the private key of a TLS server.
  • ROBOT Attack: 19-Year-Old Bug Returns With More Power To Target Facebook & Paypal
    The attack can compromise a website’s RSA encryption by decrypting the data using the private key of the TLS server. It was possible because of the vulnerability present in the RSA algorithm used in SSL protocol, exploited by Bleichenbacher.

What Open Means to OpenStack

In his keynote at OpenStack Summit in Australia, Jonathan Bryce (Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation) stressed on the meaning of both “Open” and “Stack” in the name of the project and focused on the importance of collaboration within the OpenStack ecosystem. OpenStack has enjoyed unprecedented success since its early days. It has excited the IT industry about applications at scale and created new ways to consume cloud. The adoption rate of OpenStack and the growth of its community exceeded even the biggest open source project on the planet, Linux. In its short life of 6 years, OpenStack has achieved more than Linux did in a similar time span. So, why does OpenStack need to redefine the meaning of the project and stress collaboration? Why now? “We have reached a point where the technology has proven itself,” said Mark Collier, the CTO of the OpenStack Foundation. “You have seen all the massive use case of OpenStack all around the globe.” Read more