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Firefox 81 Arrives with New Theme, Media Controls, PDF Viewer + More

3 hours 30 min ago

Mozilla Firefox 81 has been released and it features some genuinely useful improvements. I know I probably say the same thing ever release, but last month’s Firefox 80 was a very low-key release for such […]

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Microsoft Edge for Linux Finally Has a Release Date

6 hours 57 min ago

Microsoft Edge for Linux will be available to download in October. Available as a preview, Microsoft confirmed the news ahead of its latest dev conference.

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Future Looks Bright for Free Video Editor Lightworks

9 hours 4 min ago

Pro-level video editing software Lightworks has new owners and a renewed vision for the future. LWKS Software Ltd plans to add new features and toolsets.

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Keep Tabs on Your To-Do Lists With This GNOME Extension

Monday 21st of September 2020 06:57:00 AM

Task Widget is a GNOME extension that shows your to-do list in the GNOME message tray. Learn what it can do and how to install it in this post.

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The Dev Behind a Hugely Popular GNOME Extension Just Quit

Sunday 20th of September 2020 04:48:24 PM

The developer behind the Arc Menu extension for GNOME Shell has decided to quit. We look at the reasons why he's stopped and ask what's next.

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KDE Plasma 5.20 Looks Like an Awesome Update

Thursday 17th of September 2020 04:22:35 PM

KDE developers are promising an ‘absolutely massive’ Plasma 5.20 release next month, so in this post we take a look what makes it such a major upgrade.

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Geary Email Client Now Supports Plugins, Improves Server Compatibility

Thursday 17th of September 2020 12:28:11 PM

Geary 3.38.0 is the latest stable release of this powerful, featured open source e-mail client for Linux desktops. In this post we look at what's new.

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Why the Next Version of GNOME Will Have a New Version Number

Wednesday 16th of September 2020 10:59:57 PM

GNOME developers have announced that the next stable release of the desktop environment will use a new version number — and it's not GNOME 3.40.

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Slimbook Essential is a Surprisingly Affordable Linux Laptop

Wednesday 16th of September 2020 03:37:11 PM

The Slimbook Essential is an affordable new Linux laptop from Spanish hardware company Slimbook. We look at the device's specs, price, and release date.

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GNOME 3.38 Released with New App Grid Features, Fingerprint Login + More

Wednesday 16th of September 2020 02:21:12 PM

It’s here folks: the official GNOME 3.38 release has landed and source code is available to download from all the usual places. Six months of intense development, iteration, and ideation has been poured into making […]

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XFCE 4.16 to Feature Better Fractional Scaling Support

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 06:56:36 PM

Xfce 4.16 carries improved support for fractional scaling using XRandR, as well as better handling of mis-configured scaling values.

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Installing the Slick ‘Material Shell’ Extension on Ubuntu is Now Easier

Tuesday 15th of September 2020 02:19:13 PM

Users can install Material Shell on Ubuntu 20.04 from the GNOME Extensions website. Material Shell offers a tiling window experience inside GNOME Shell.

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KDE’s Latest Plasma Wallpaper is Here And It’s …Shiny

Sunday 13th of September 2020 01:30:44 PM

A new default wallpaper has been merged for use in KDE Plasma 5.20 — but fans of the desktop environment should brace themselves for a major tonal shift.

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WSL 2 is Getting Tighter Windows/Linux Integration

Thursday 10th of September 2020 09:13:15 PM

Microsoft has dished up new details on future WSL 2 improvements, and it includes the ability to mount and physical Linux filesystems like EXT4 in Windows.

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Grouped Notifications Are Coming to GNOME Shell

Thursday 10th of September 2020 05:39:21 PM

New GNOME development adds the long-requested ability to have desktop notifications grouped by application rather than appearing individually.

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Cawbird Twitter Client Gains New Features and Lowers Memory Usage

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 11:54:35 PM

A new version of Cawbird, the GTK Twitter client for Linux desktops, is available. The uoatde adds support for image alt descriptions in tweets plus more.

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10 Best Features in GNOME 3.38

Wednesday 9th of September 2020 01:30:00 PM

GNOME 3.38 features a raft of changes and improvements, and in this post we take a closer look at 10 of the most striking, noticeable, and impactful ones.

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Zorin OS 15.3 Released Based on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS

Tuesday 8th of September 2020 05:00:00 PM

Zorin OS 15.3 is available to download. This update serves as the latest point release in the Zorin OS 15 series which is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

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Looking for a Modern GTK MPD Client for Linux? Try Ymuse

Tuesday 8th of September 2020 12:22:48 PM

Ymuse is a GTK MPD client for Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other distros. Written in Go, Ymuse is modern and maintained with broad features and a great UI.

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Vivaldi Web Browser Update Lets You Pause the Internet

Monday 7th of September 2020 10:00:33 AM

Want to hit pause on the internet and take a well-deserved breather? The latest version of Vivaldi comes with a 'break mode' feature to do just that.

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