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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!.

Simple Weather Indicator Hits 1.0, Adds “Feels Like”, More Stats

Sunday 8th of October 2017 11:38:02 AM

Simple Weather Indicator for Ubuntu's Unity desktop has reached version 1.0. It adds more meteorological metadata including 'feels like' temperature.

This post, Simple Weather Indicator Hits 1.0, Adds “Feels Like”, More Stats, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Lenovo Unwraps the 25th Anniversary ThinkPad

Thursday 5th of October 2017 02:17:56 PM

The Lenovo ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Edition has been officially unveiled — and it seems last month's leak was spot on.

This post, Lenovo Unwraps the 25th Anniversary ThinkPad, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Purism’s Linux Phone Crowdfunder Just Passed $1 Million

Thursday 5th of October 2017 11:29:13 AM

Over $1 million has now been pledged to Purism's Linux phone crowdfunding campaign, which aims to create a privacy-focused smartphone.

This post, Purism’s Linux Phone Crowdfunder Just Passed $1 Million, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

First GNOME 3.26 Point Release Is Now Rolling Out

Wednesday 4th of October 2017 06:35:26 PM

The first point release update to GNOME 3.26 has been released, and brings a number of bug fixes to many parts of the GNOME 3.26 desktop.

This post, First GNOME 3.26 Point Release Is Now Rolling Out, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mailspring is a Powerful New (Semi Open Source) Email App

Wednesday 4th of October 2017 12:05:45 PM

Mailspring is a free, open source desktop email client for Windows, Mac and Linux. It's a fork of Nylas Mail, but with a native core and better performance.

This post, Mailspring is a Powerful New (Semi Open Source) Email App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Voting Open – Help Choose the New LibreOffice Mascot

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017 01:12:49 PM

You can help choose the new LibreOffice mascot by voting in the LibreOffice mascot survey. The 7 most popular designs will then be put to another vote.

This post, Voting Open – Help Choose the New LibreOffice Mascot, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Geary 0.12 Released, Here’s How To Install It on Ubuntu

Tuesday 3rd of October 2017 11:19:05 AM

Geary 0.12 has been released, the first major update of the app since 2016. It features, among other changes, improvements to the rich text composer.

This post, Geary 0.12 Released, Here’s How To Install It on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Secret Command to Reset Ubuntu Desktop to Default Settings

Monday 2nd of October 2017 07:47:35 AM

We show you how to reset Ubuntu to its default settings. Whether you're running Unity or GNOME Shell, you can easily reset Ubuntu to its factory settings.

This post, The Secret Command to Reset Ubuntu Desktop to Default Settings, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Marketshare on Desktops Apparently Hit 6.91% in September

Sunday 1st of October 2017 12:01:08 PM

Desktop Linux marketshare hit an all-time high of 6.91% in September 2017, according to the preliminary data from web analytics firm NetMarketShare.

This post, Linux Marketshare on Desktops Apparently Hit 6.91% in September, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Coffee is a News & Weather App for Ubuntu Desktops

Friday 29th of September 2017 05:59:54 PM

Coffee is a new Linux app that helps you to stay up-to-date with current news and weather without needing to touch the new tab button in your browser.

This post, Coffee is a News & Weather App for Ubuntu Desktops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 17.10 Beta 2 Flavours Available to Download

Friday 29th of September 2017 12:27:29 AM

Pitching up alongside the main Ubuntu 17.10 beta release are new beta builds of the various official Ubuntu flavors. Among the many spins choosing to take part in this round of testing is the marvellous Ubuntu MATE, brilliant Ubuntu Budgie, and, er, Xubuntu. All releases share the same core Ubuntu base, use Linux kernel 4.13, and benefit from a bevy of bug fixes, security […]

This post, Ubuntu 17.10 Beta 2 Flavours Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 17.10 Beta 2 Released, This Is What’s New

Thursday 28th of September 2017 10:49:12 PM

You can now download Ubuntu 17.10 Beta 2 to help preview and test all of the big changes shipping in Ubuntu 17.10 'Artful Aardvark',

This post, Ubuntu 17.10 Beta 2 Released, This Is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 56 Released, But All Eyes Are on Firefox Quantum

Thursday 28th of September 2017 04:09:30 PM

Firefox 56 is now available to download. The latest update to the browser isn’t exactly packed with changes but it does include a new search function in the settings area to make it faster to find specific options or preferences. Also news is Firefox Screenshots, a feature that lets you quickly take screenshots of things you see in the […]

This post, Firefox 56 Released, But All Eyes Are on Firefox Quantum, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.