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A Forbes Writer Spent 2 Weeks Using Ubuntu, This is What He Thought…

Friday 20th of July 2018 03:45:52 PM

It’s a tale as old as time: laptop user gets frustrated by Windows, tries Ubuntu, falls in love, and computes happily ever after… A classic love story — one Hollywood has yet to adapt in to major motion picture/musical starring Robert Downey Jr (I swear he’s in everything). The latest case in point? That comes […]

This post, A Forbes Writer Spent 2 Weeks Using Ubuntu, This is What He Thought…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Brings PowerShell to the Ubuntu Snap Store

Friday 20th of July 2018 12:48:47 PM

It’s just got easier to install Microsoft PowerShell on Linux distributions like Ubuntu and Fedora. Microsoft has brought PowerShell Core to the Snap Store as a Snap application. The move allows Linux users and admins on various distros to run the latest version of PowerShell securely and safely across desktop, laptop and IoT. “Snaps are […]

This post, Microsoft Brings PowerShell to the Ubuntu Snap Store, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Help Test the New Ubuntu Server Installer

Thursday 19th of July 2018 03:44:46 PM

Got much planned this weekend? I only ask because Canonical’s server bods are currently looking for wily folks to help them test an improved version of the new Ubuntu Server installer. Subiquity Ubuntu Server 18.04 debuted with an all-new installer experience called ‘Subiquity‘. As text installers go Subiquity looks pretty great. It’s well laid out, has […]

This post, Help Test the New Ubuntu Server Installer, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

PSA: Support for Ubuntu 17.10 Ends Today

Thursday 19th of July 2018 01:45:24 PM

Ubuntu 17.10 reaches end of life on July 19, 2018 — which if you haven’t checked your calendar recently, is today. If you have thus far managed to resist the temptation to upgrade to a newer release then alas: today is the day when you need to start thinking about it. It’s time to bid adieu […]

This post, PSA: Support for Ubuntu 17.10 Ends Today, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

8BitDo’s DIY Kit Can Turn Your Fave Retro Gamepad into a Wireless Steam Controller

Thursday 19th of July 2018 03:42:34 AM

8bitdo make some magnificent retro-inspired wireless controllers that work well with Steam, Android, Nintendo Switch, and the Nintendo “Classic” series of mini consoles. But the company’s latest product is a bit different. The “8BitDo Mod Kit” is a DIY package that gives you everything you need to convert an existing wired game pad for the NES, SNES, […]

This post, 8BitDo’s DIY Kit Can Turn Your Fave Retro Gamepad into a Wireless Steam Controller, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Latte Dock 0.8 Released with Widget Separators, Setup Sharing, More

Wednesday 18th of July 2018 03:26:28 PM

A new version of Latte Dock, an icon-based task bar for the KDE desktop, is available to download. Latte Dock 0.8 is the first stable release of the app switching software in almost a year and is the third stable release overall. Rock out with your Dock out The most interesting and exciting explorations in Linux interface […]

This post, Latte Dock 0.8 Released with Widget Separators, Setup Sharing, More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Atari VCS Console Runs a Custom Linux Distro Called “AtariOS”

Monday 16th of July 2018 03:28:52 PM

If you backed the successful Atari VCS crowdfunding campaign last month you might be pleased to hear you’re going to get more bang for your buck. Following criticism of its mediocre internal makeup the Ataris VCS console will now ship with 8GB RAM by default, up from the 4GB proposed during the funding push. It’s a […]

This post, Atari VCS Console Runs a Custom Linux Distro Called “AtariOS”, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Want to Make Linux Mint Look Like a Mac? This Theme Can Help

Monday 16th of July 2018 03:44:24 AM

We’ve established how easy it is to make Ubuntu look like a Mac but theming Linux Mint, the popular Ubuntu-based offshoot, is a little trickier. But no more. It’s now possible to make Linux Mint look like a Mac too, and it’s all thanks to a customised version of the uncannily accurate macOS Mojave GTK theme we highlighted here, just a few […]

This post, Want to Make Linux Mint Look Like a Mac? This Theme Can Help, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Find Snap Apps Faster with Ubuntu’s Online Snap Store

Friday 13th of July 2018 03:38:56 PM

When you want to find or install a Snap app you’re supposed to head to Ubuntu Software, which is part of the default Ubuntu desktop. But if I’m being honest Ubuntu Software sucks. It’s slow. The layout isn’t great for discovery. And Ubuntu’s instance on listing (often irrelevant) Snap apps at the top of any and […]

This post, Find Snap Apps Faster with Ubuntu’s Online Snap Store, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Armed and Gelatinous – Goo with Guns – Game Review

Thursday 12th of July 2018 05:03:08 PM

At first glance, Armed and Gelatinous might look like a run-of-the-mill clone of games like Agar.io, but beneath the surface there is more than meets the eye. An homage to iconic couch co-op games of yesteryear, offering fun for those house parties where nostalgia is necessary (keep reading for a bonus where we get nostalgic about […]

This post, Armed and Gelatinous – Goo with Guns – Game Review, was written by Nixie Pixel and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Notes by Firefox Now Lets You Sync Notes Between Desktop and Android

Wednesday 11th of July 2018 01:27:27 PM

Mozilla has released a note taking app for Android that syncs with the Firefox browser on the desktop. Called (rather simply) ‘Notes by Firefox‘, the feature offers basic, encrypted note taking in the browser and via a standalone app for Android phones and tablets. Firefox launched its note-taking browser extension last year as part of the Test Pilot programme. […]

This post, Notes by Firefox Now Lets You Sync Notes Between Desktop and Android, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Browsh is the Text-based Web Browser You’ve Been Dreaming Of

Wednesday 11th of July 2018 08:32:54 AM

I woke up today to find my Twitter feed chok full of praise for something called Browsh. It’s a brand new, modern text-based web browser built for the command line. Yes, I did just say a text browser. And yes, the year is still 2018. So what’s got the geeks I follow gushing over something so terrifically […]

This post, Browsh is the Text-based Web Browser You’ve Been Dreaming Of, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Are You a Fan of Google Chrome’s New Look?

Tuesday 10th of July 2018 10:33:02 PM

Perhaps it’s just me, but I don’t think the look of Google Chrome has altered all that much since it blinked into life in 2009. But that will shortly change. Rumour has it that Google plans to debut a new-look Google Chrome ahead of the browser’s 10th birthday in September. And if you’re a spoiler […]

This post, Are You a Fan of Google Chrome’s New Look?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Infographic Reveals the Scale of Ubuntu’s Success

Tuesday 10th of July 2018 04:01:03 PM

Ever wondered just how widely used Ubuntu is? Well, wonder no more! Canonical has put together a new infographic to highlight the scale and success Ubuntu has achieved across an enviable assortment of computing sectors. And it’s compelling stuff. Ubuntu is in use in some shape or other at some of the world’s biggest companies, where […]

This post, This Infographic Reveals the Scale of Ubuntu’s Success, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Watch Desktop Linux Apps (like GIMP) Running on Chrome OS [Video]

Tuesday 10th of July 2018 12:31:30 AM

Linux fans enthusiastic about Google’s effort to bring desktop Linux apps on Chrome OS owe to themselves to watch the following video. In it, technology YouTuber Lon Seidman demos the current state of the Crostini project (‘Crostini’ is the codename for the “run desktop and CLI Linux apps on Chrome OS” feature we keep gushing about) on both an Intel […]

This post, Watch Desktop Linux Apps (like GIMP) Running on Chrome OS [Video], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Meet the Astronaut AI that Runs on Ubuntu

Monday 9th of July 2018 03:05:24 PM

Hey Siri, send apologies to Alexa and commiserations to Cortana because a brand new AI assistant is on the scene — and he’s quite literally out of this world! Meet CIMON (Crew Interactive Mobile CompaniON). This free-floating Ubuntu-based cyber colleague has been designed to “mitigate” the stresses of, and share the work during, long-term spaceflight. And to […]

This post, Meet the Astronaut AI that Runs on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Upgrade to Linux Mint 19 (In 4 Simple Steps)

Friday 6th of July 2018 01:19:40 PM

Last week a new stable release of Linux Mint 19 made became available to download, giving everyone who wants it the chance to install it. But what if you want upgrade to Linux Mint 19 from an earlier version instead of doing a fresh install? Not all users of this Ubuntu-based Linux distribution will want to […]

This post, How to Upgrade to Linux Mint 19 (In 4 Simple Steps), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GIMP 2.10.4 Released with Faster Start Up Times, Auto-Straighten Tool

Thursday 5th of July 2018 11:39:36 PM

A new version of the hugely popular GIMP image editor is available to download. GIMP 2.10.4 is (despite the number) the second minor release of the editor since the GIMP 2.10 arrived back in May and is packed with major improvements. Asynchronous font loading As changes go I’ll admit that asynchronous font loading sounds a trifle dull. […]

This post, GIMP 2.10.4 Released with Faster Start Up Times, Auto-Straighten Tool, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

View GIFs on the Command Line (Cos Why Not, Right?)

Thursday 5th of July 2018 12:32:05 PM

The command line is fantastically versatile. You can get weather forecasts on the CLI, you can get the latest World Cup scores on the CLI, and you can even watch Star Wars on the CLI. And now, thanks to a Google employee, you can view GIFs on the command line. —Say what?! View Animated Gifs on […]

This post, View GIFs on the Command Line (Cos Why Not, Right?), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

‘Next Gen’ Kdenlive Is Almost Here — But It Needs Your Help

Wednesday 4th of July 2018 04:18:04 PM

A brand new beta of the ‘next-generation’ Kdenlive video editor is now available to download. Writing on the their official blog Kdenlive developers write: “After more than 1.5 years of work, we are planning to release the refactoring version of Kdenlive in august, part of the KDE 18.08 Applications release.” “Most of the code was […]

This post, ‘Next Gen’ Kdenlive Is Almost Here — But It Needs Your Help, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.