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Feral GameMode on Ubuntu: Everything You Need to Know

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

A few readers have mailed in to ask us 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 on Ubuntu: Everything You Need to Know, 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!.

4 Ways to Install Telegram on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS & Up

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

Want to install Telegram on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and up? We're here to help, with a complete guide to installing the Telegram desktop messenger on Linux.

This post, 4 Ways to Install Telegram on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS & Up, 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!.

Dash to Panel Just Got a MAJOR Update

Thursday 25th of July 2019 03:22:10 PM

An update to the popular Dash to Panel extension is rolling out. It features a stack of improvements to window previews, including dynamic resizing.

This post, Dash to Panel Just Got a MAJOR Update, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Meet Jade, a Desktop Environment for Linux Built Using Web Tech

Wednesday 24th of July 2019 04:37:57 PM

The JADE desktop environment for Linux is a new desktop shell based (primarily) on web technologies, including HTML5, GTK, WebKit, CSS and JavaScript.

This post, Meet Jade, a Desktop Environment for Linux Built Using Web Tech, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Arc Menu GNOME Shell Extension Update Adds New Options, Better Performance

Wednesday 24th of July 2019 04:09:40 PM

Fans of the Arc Menu extension for GNOME Shell desktops will want to upgrade to the latest release as it introduces a stack of new customisation options.

This post, Arc Menu GNOME Shell Extension Update Adds New Options, Better Performance, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Deepin 15.11 Released, This is What’s New

Tuesday 23rd of July 2019 01:37:30 PM

Deepin 15.11 is the latest release of the popular (and very stylish) Deepin Linux distro. We look at the notable changes the new update offers.

This post, Deepin 15.11 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

BricsCAD Shape is a Free SketchUp Alternative for Ubuntu

Monday 22nd of July 2019 09:23:02 PM

BricsCAD Shape is a free SketchUp alternative that supports Linux desktops and is compatible with industry-leading CAD file formats.

This post, BricsCAD Shape is a Free SketchUp Alternative for Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Spotify’s Snap App Was Outdated, But Now It Isn’t

Monday 22nd of July 2019 02:38:20 PM

The official Spotify Snap app for Linux desktops is currently out of date, despite new versions being released to Flathub and PPA.

This post, Spotify’s Snap App Was Outdated, But Now It Isn’t, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.