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Firefox is Switching to a Monthly Release Cycle

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 04:33:37 PM

You can look forward to installing new versions of Firefox more frequently as the web browser is switching to a monthly release cycle.

This post, Firefox is Switching to a Monthly Release Cycle, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Devs Detail Plan for 32-bit Support in Ubuntu 19.10

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 03:34:24 PM

Ubuntu developers have detailed the process by which 32-bit library and app compatibility will be maintained in Ubuntu 19.10 and up.

This post, Ubuntu Devs Detail Plan for 32-bit Support in Ubuntu 19.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Oracle Built a Raspberry Pi Super Computer That Looks like a TARDIS

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 02:57:37 PM

How many Raspberry Pi's does it take to build a super computer? 1060, according to Oracle, who built one to demo at Oracle OpenWorld 2019.

This post, Oracle Built a Raspberry Pi Super Computer That Looks like a TARDIS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New Website Showcases KDE Plasma Desktop

Monday 16th of September 2019 07:39:34 PM

KDE Plasma desktop environment is modern, lean and feature-packed, and it now has a brand new interactive website to showcase it!

This post, New Website Showcases KDE Plasma Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Kernel 5.3 Released, This is What’s New

Monday 16th of September 2019 12:28:50 PM

Now that Linux kernel 5.3 is officially released we take a quick look at the new and notable changes this kernel update brings.

This post, Linux Kernel 5.3 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Nostalgia is a GNOME Wallpaper App with a Twist

Sunday 15th of September 2019 05:45:46 PM

Nostalgia a GTK app for the Linux desktop that let you browse through previous GNOME desktop wallpapers, and quickly set them as your desktop background.

This post, Nostalgia is a GNOME Wallpaper App with a Twist, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

DiRT Rally is Currently FREE on Steam, Saving You $39.99 [Offer Ended]

Sunday 15th of September 2019 04:30:50 PM

You can snag a FREE copy of DiRT Rally, the well-regarded rally racing game for Windows, macOS and Linux, from the Steam store — but only for this weekend.

This post, DiRT Rally is Currently FREE on Steam, Saving You $39.99 [Offer Ended], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

PineTime is a $25 Linux-friendly Smartwatch, Coming Next Year (Updated)

Sunday 15th of September 2019 03:19:19 PM

PineTime is a $25 Linux Smartwatch is in development by Pine64, makers of the PineBook Pro Linux laptop and the PineTab Linux tablet. It's due next year.

This post, PineTime is a $25 Linux-friendly Smartwatch, Coming Next Year (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This PPA Lets You Try an exFat Kernel Module Based on Samsung Code

Sunday 15th of September 2019 01:33:13 PM

A new PPA gives Ubuntu users the opportunity to try an alternative exFAT kernel module based on Samsung's sdfat Linux driver code.

This post, This PPA Lets You Try an exFat Kernel Module Based on Samsung Code, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

14 Essential Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcuts (Plus Cheat Sheet!)

Saturday 14th of September 2019 02:14:59 PM

Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts help improve your productivity by making repetitive, repeated tasks faster and easier to perform. You probably already know a stack of keyboard shortcuts already because general actions like copy (ctrl + c), […]

This post, 14 Essential Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcuts (Plus Cheat Sheet!), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The GNOME 3.36 Release Date is Set for Next March

Friday 13th of September 2019 01:53:26 PM

GNOME 3.36 will be released on March 11, 2020. This date, along with other development milestones, are listed in the official release schedule.

This post, The GNOME 3.36 Release Date is Set for Next March, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Here’s Ubuntu 19.10’s New Default Wallpaper

Friday 13th of September 2019 12:23:31 PM

The Ubuntu 19.10 default wallpaper is revealed at last. We share download links to Ubuntu's new desktop background, which features an 'Ermine' motif.

This post, Here’s Ubuntu 19.10’s New Default Wallpaper, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.34 Released with “Drastically Improved” Responsiveness

Thursday 12th of September 2019 03:30:47 PM

The new GNOME 3.34 release is here and it boasts 'drastically improved responsiveness' through the GNOME Shell user interface.

This post, GNOME 3.34 Released with “Drastically Improved” Responsiveness, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu’s New Look: Are You a Fan?

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 11:19:28 PM

It's been a few months since we last a poll and Ubuntu 19.10 switching to a light theme feels like a topic worth probing your collective opinions on.

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

It’s Now Easier to Install Acer Firmware on Linux

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 03:03:16 PM

It's getting easier to install Acer firmware on Linux as the taiwanese computer giant has joined the LVFS, the Linux Firmware Vendor service.

This post, It’s Now Easier to Install Acer Firmware on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

RawTherapee 5.7 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 02:32:45 PM

A new version of open source RAW image processing software RawTherapee is now available to download. We show you how to install it on Ubuntu.

This post, RawTherapee 5.7 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu & Linux Mint, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Linux Conference Announced, Takes Place Next March

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 02:01:39 PM

WSLConf is set to take place in March 2020 on Microsoft's campus. A community-led event, WSLConf will feature presentations and workshops.

This post, Microsoft Linux Conference Announced, Takes Place Next March, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox’s New VPN Feature is Available for Testing

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 04:27:40 PM

Not only has Mozilla suddenly revived its (much missed) Test Pilot program, but it’s using it to check the tyres on a really interesting new feature: a VPN. The new Test Pilot site is currently […]

This post, Firefox’s New VPN Feature is Available for Testing, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Will Boot Faster Thanks to LZ4 Compression

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 04:10:23 PM

Ubuntu 19.10 boot times from installation media will be faster thanks to the use of LZ4 decompression for kernel and initramfs.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Will Boot Faster Thanks to LZ4 Compression, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GSConnect Update Lets You Control Android Music Apps from Your Desktop + More

Tuesday 10th of September 2019 03:06:45 PM

A new version of the GSConnect extension for GNOME Shell desktops is now available, and it’s packing a couple of nifty changes. If you’ve not heard of GSConnect before then it’s best to think of […]

This post, GSConnect Update Lets You Control Android Music Apps from Your Desktop + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.