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The Official Ubuntu 17.10 ‘Artful Aardvark’ T-Shirt Is Here

Monday 23rd of October 2017 11:08:38 PM

A new Ubuntu 17.10 t-shirt is available to buy from the Canonical store. The dark blue shirt has a bright orange aardvark mascot on the front.

This post, The Official Ubuntu 17.10 ‘Artful Aardvark’ T-Shirt Is Here, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Purism Librem 5 Crowdfunding Ends With Over $2 million Raised

Monday 23rd of October 2017 07:20:31 PM

Time is up on the Purism Librem 5 crowdfunding campaign. It ends having raised more than $2 million to build a privacy orientated Linux smartphone.

This post, Purism Librem 5 Crowdfunding Ends With Over $2 million Raised, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

What Will the Ubuntu 18.04 Name ‘B’?

Monday 23rd of October 2017 12:37:36 PM

The Ubuntu 18.04 name will begin with the letter 'B' – but what will it be? We look at what we know about Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and try to guess.

This post, What Will the Ubuntu 18.04 Name ‘B’?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Remove the Unity Desktop from Ubuntu 17.10

Saturday 21st of October 2017 12:01:32 PM

We show you how to remove the Unity desktop from Ubuntu 17.10 entirely. This will free up space and save time by not downloading unnecessary updates.

This post, How To Remove the Unity Desktop from Ubuntu 17.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Samsung Is Bringing Desktop Linux To Its Smartphones

Friday 20th of October 2017 02:47:14 PM

Samsung is bringing desktop Linux to its smartphones. The 'Linux on Galaxy' project will let users "run Linux-based distributions on mobile devices".

This post, Samsung Is Bringing Desktop Linux To Its Smartphones, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Install Vanilla GNOME Shell on Ubuntu 17.10

Friday 20th of October 2017 04:19:58 AM

So you’ve installed Ubuntu 17.10 but you’re not 100% sold on the direction Ubuntu has taken the GNOME desktop in — no shame in that. The customized version of GNOME that Ubuntu 17.10 uses is very much in the mould of the (now defunct) Unity desktop, so it won’t be to everyone’s tastes. If you’d like […]

This post, How To Install Vanilla GNOME Shell on Ubuntu 17.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Happy 13th Birthday, Ubuntu!

Friday 20th of October 2017 02:09:05 AM

Believe it or not but today is Ubuntu's 13th birthday! Thirteen years ago today that Ubuntu 4.10 'Warty Warthog' was announced, transforming desktop Linux.

This post, Happy 13th Birthday, Ubuntu!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 From a Previous Release

Thursday 19th of October 2017 04:12:53 PM

Now that the Ubuntu 17.10 release is officially out many of you will be faced with the decision of whether to upgrade, or not. In this post we’ll show how to upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 from Ubuntu 17.04, plus provide a few pointers to those of you who want to upgrade from 16.04 LTS. As we mention […]

This post, How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 From a Previous Release, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Flavors, Including Ubuntu MATE 17.10, Are Available to Download

Thursday 19th of October 2017 12:45:06 PM

It’s not just Ubuntu 17.10 release day — brand new versions of Ubuntu’s family of official flavors are also available to download. You can download the latest releases of Ubuntu Budgie 17.10, Ubuntu MATE 17.10, Kubuntu 17.10, Xubuntu 17.10 and other official Ubuntu flavors right now. And there’s something to suit everyone. All flavors share […]

This post, Ubuntu Flavors, Including Ubuntu MATE 17.10, Are Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Enable Night Light on Ubuntu 17.10

Thursday 19th of October 2017 11:43:34 AM

We show you how to enable Night Light on Ubuntu 17.10, a handy blue-light filter feature that can help improve your sleep patterns and reduce eye strain.

This post, How to Enable Night Light on Ubuntu 17.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 17.10

Thursday 19th of October 2017 11:12:32 AM

Here's a list of things to do after installing Ubuntu 17.10 'Artful Aardvark' that will help you to get the most from your new freshly installed OS.

This post, 10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 17.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 17.10 Now Available to Download, This Is What’s New

Thursday 19th of October 2017 10:44:42 AM

You can now download Ubuntu 17.10. It includes a custom GNOME Shell desktop, new and updated apps, and a number of interesting under the hood changes.

This post, Ubuntu 17.10 Now Available to Download, This Is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 17.10: What’s New? [Video]

Thursday 19th of October 2017 01:24:00 AM

Ubuntu 17.10 features a big set of changes, including the GNOME Shell desktop by default. We spotlight this, plus other Ubuntu 17.10 changes, in this video.

This post, Ubuntu 17.10: What’s New? [Video], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Tiling Terminal Emulator Tilix 1.7.0 Released with Minor Improvements

Sunday 15th of October 2017 01:29:29 PM

Although a modest release, Tilix 1.7.0 brings some timely bug fixes and feature improvements to the app formerly known as Terminix.

This post, Tiling Terminal Emulator Tilix 1.7.0 Released with Minor Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Do You Plan to Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10? [Poll]

Sunday 15th of October 2017 01:08:06 PM

Chances are you've some ideas if you will upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 when it's release this coming Thursday, so share your intentions with us in this poll.

This post, Do You Plan to Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10? [Poll], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Write is a Fantastic Handwritten Notes App for Linux

Friday 13th of October 2017 03:23:35 PM

Write is a free app that lets you make handwritten notes on Linux using a touchscreen and stylus (or a smudgy finger), with features tailored for this use.

This post, Write is a Fantastic Handwritten Notes App for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dash to Panel Adds Support for Dynamic Transparency

Wednesday 11th of October 2017 06:53:16 PM

The popular Dash to Panel GNOME extension has added support for dynamic transparency introduced in GNOME Shell 3.26.

This post, Dash to Panel Adds Support for Dynamic Transparency, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Success — Linux Phone Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches Its Goal

Monday 9th of October 2017 08:20:01 PM

Purism’s crowdfunding campaign to create a pure Linux smartphone has reached its goal. The security-conscious US-based Linux laptop vendor has raised the full $1.5 million target it sought. The money will be used to help fund the development and manufacture of a 5-inch privacy-focused smartphone, dubbed the ‘Librem 5’. And all with two weeks left to […]

This post, Success — Linux Phone Crowdfunding Campaign Reaches Its Goal, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Script Helps Install Adobe Creative Cloud on Linux

Monday 9th of October 2017 12:57:36 PM

You can install Photoshop on Linux using PlayOnLinux using a new script. The script will install Adobe CC apps correctly on Ubuntu and other Linux distros.

This post, This Script Helps Install Adobe Creative Cloud on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Google Chrome Now Uses Native GTK Window Buttons on Linux

Sunday 8th of October 2017 11:53:27 PM

Google Chrome now draws native GTK window buttons for minimisze, maximize and close in the latest development builds rather than using custom controls.

This post, Google Chrome Now Uses Native GTK Window Buttons on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.