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Samsung Launch ‘Linux on Galaxy’ Survey

Friday 16th of February 2018 02:37:00 PM

Samsung asks users interested in the Linux on Galaxy, a project that brings full desktop Linux to Samsung smartphones, for feedback via a new survey.

This post, Samsung Launch ‘Linux on Galaxy’ Survey, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Unity 7.4.5 Released for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 16th of February 2018 01:17:17 PM

A Unity desktop update is rolling out to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS users. Unity 7.4.5 features a stack of bug fixes and general tweaks, and improves the Unity low graphics mode option.

This post, Unity 7.4.5 Released for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice 6.0 scores close to 1 million downloads in just 14 days

Friday 16th of February 2018 12:01:44 AM

LibreOffice 6.0, the latest version of the hugely popular open-source office suite has been downloaded almost 1 million times in two weeks.

This post, LibreOffice 6.0 scores close to 1 million downloads in just 14 days, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Wants to Collect Data About Your System

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 11:03:59 PM

Ubuntu wants to collect data on users' systems to 'help improve Ubuntu'. The diagnostic data collection will be opt-out, and enabled by default for all new installs of Ubuntu 18.04.

This post, Ubuntu Wants to Collect Data About Your System, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu adds ‘Minimal Install’ option to installer

Wednesday 14th of February 2018 09:29:03 PM

Ubuntu 18.04 has a new 'minimal install' option in the installer which lets you choose whether you want a full-fat Ubuntu install, or a semi-skim version with fewer ubuntu packages preinstalled.

This post, Ubuntu adds ‘Minimal Install’ option to installer, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Rise of the Tomb Raider Is Coming to Linux

Tuesday 13th of February 2018 12:13:36 PM

A Rise of the Tomb Raider Linux release has been confirmed by Feral Interactive, who are also porting the game to macOS. The Tomb Raider sequel will be released with all DLC.

This post, Rise of the Tomb Raider Is Coming to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

MPV, the Command Line Video Player, May Add a GUI

Sunday 11th of February 2018 02:00:19 PM

Command line video player MPV may soon have an official GUI.  Vincent Lang, the lead developer of the MPV media player project, has suggested the tool adopts one of the community-made MPV GUI front-ends available. The reason? To make MPV more accessible. “While most mpv developers (including myself) have no interest in developing a GUI, it could be […]

This post, MPV, the Command Line Video Player, May Add a GUI, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The 5 Coolest Things About VLC 3.0

Friday 9th of February 2018 04:03:40 PM

VLC Chromecast support arrives in VLC 3.0, as do many other features! In this post we take a look at 5 changes that make this VLC release worth downloading.

This post, The 5 Coolest Things About VLC 3.0, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Above

Friday 9th of February 2018 03:20:53 PM

We show you how to install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Linux Mint and other distros using the reliable, upstream Libreoffice PPA.

This post, How to Install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Above, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Could Come with Snap Apps Preinstalled

Friday 9th of February 2018 02:00:43 PM

Ubuntu devs propose shipping Snap apps by default in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, though decisions need to be made around policy and maintainability first.

This post, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Could Come with Snap Apps Preinstalled, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Quarter Window Tiling Support added to the MATE Desktop

Wednesday 7th of February 2018 08:32:29 PM

Support for quarter window tiling has been added to the MATE desktop. The feature is one of several improvements shipping in the latest stable release of the ‘retrospective’ desktop environment, which was forked from GNOME 2 back in 2011. Specifically its MATE’s window manager Marco that’s been gifted support for ‘quadrant window tiling’. Or, as some call it, […]

This post, Quarter Window Tiling Support added to the MATE Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Want Longer Battery Life on Linux? Try Fedora

Wednesday 7th of February 2018 01:31:46 PM

Battery life on Linux is something of a weak spot in my opinion. It’s not abjectly terrible, but it’s not subjectively fantastic, either. So I’m stoked to hear that Red Hat (yes, them again) are hard at work trying to improve Linux battery life. Their engineers have beavered away on battery life variables to find the […]

This post, Want Longer Battery Life on Linux? Try Fedora, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Missing Microsoft Office? Try SoftMaker Office 2018 for Linux

Wednesday 7th of February 2018 12:47:13 AM

Softmaker 2018 for Linux is now available to download. The office suite includes native support for Microsoft office documents, and a new Ribbon UI.

This post, Missing Microsoft Office? Try SoftMaker Office 2018 for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Try the New Ubuntu Theme

Monday 5th of February 2018 04:00:14 PM

A new Ubuntu theme has been made for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. In this post we show you how you can try the new theme, right now, on Ubuntu 17.10.

This post, How to Try the New Ubuntu Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Elementary OS Juno will be version 5.0, not 0.5

Monday 5th of February 2018 12:26:52 PM

A new version of elementary OS arrives in the spring, and when it does it’ll have a number of significant new features and changes on offer. Among them a small yet appreciable bump to the version number. Yes elementary OS 0.5 Juno will actually be elementary OS 5.0. Previous releases of elementary OS are numbered 0.1, 0.2 and so […]

This post, Elementary OS Juno will be version 5.0, not 0.5, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Check Which Linux Kernel Version You’re Using

Saturday 3rd of February 2018 12:21:06 PM

Want to check which Linux kernel version your distro is running on? Well, it’s pretty easy to find out. All you need is a working keyboard, a few fingers, and a pair of eyes. Oh, and a terminal emulator. But before we show you the command that lets you quickly find which kernel version you’re […]

This post, How to Check Which Linux Kernel Version You’re Using, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

It Just Got Easier to Install Skype on Ubuntu

Thursday 1st of February 2018 04:00:22 PM

Skype for Linux is available as a Snap app on the Snap store, making it easy to download and install Skype on Linux distros like Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

This post, It Just Got Easier to Install Skype on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Telegram Releases Library to Make Better Unofficial Telegram Apps

Thursday 1st of February 2018 12:28:59 PM

Linux users love Telegram — and I know that because I’m one of them! Telegram is a cross-platform messaging service analogous to WhatsApp, but with a much broader set of features. You can have public channels and groups, for instance, and run bots. Telegram has official apps for pretty much every major operating system out […]

This post, Telegram Releases Library to Make Better Unofficial Telegram Apps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice 6.0 Released with ‘Dramatic’ Improvements

Wednesday 31st of January 2018 11:47:09 AM

You can now download LibreOffice 6.0, the latest major release of this hugely popular free office software. The release of LibreOffice 6.0 marks the first major update to the productivity suite since the LibreOffice 5.4 release back in July 2017. It also coincides with the anniversary of the very first release of LibreOffice in January 2011. So, […]

This post, LibreOffice 6.0 Released with ‘Dramatic’ Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Support for Wacom Smartpads Is In the Works

Tuesday 30th of January 2018 01:45:26 PM

Linux support for Wacom Smartpads, like the Bamboo Slate and Bamboo Spark, is in the works thanks to a new open source project from Red Hat developers.

This post, Linux Support for Wacom Smartpads Is In the Works, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.