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4 Neat New GTK Themes for Your Linux Desktop

3 hours 2 min ago

We look at 4 new GTK themes for the Linux desktop, including the colorful Aqua GTK theme, the Obscure dark theme and the light, airy Typewriter GTK Theme.

This post, 4 Neat New GTK Themes for Your Linux Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Deepin 15.7 Released, Claims to Use Less Memory Than Ubuntu

Monday 20th of August 2018 11:34:37 PM

A new version of the Deepin Linux distribution has been released — and it boasts significantly lower memory usage. A performance-focused update building on the Deepin 15.6 release launched back in June, Deepin 15.7 also features improvements to power consumption and a smaller ISO download size. Performance Tweaks For laptops users, the newly introduced “power saving mode” (accessible from the Deepin […]

This post, Deepin 15.7 Released, Claims to Use Less Memory Than Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GIMP 2.10.6 Released with Vertical Text Support + More

Monday 20th of August 2018 05:03:43 PM

A new version of GIMP, the poplar open source image editor, has been made available for download. GIMP 2.10.6 arrives as the latest minor update in the 2.10.x stable release series, which made its debut earlier in the year. But don’t be put off by my use of the term “minor”: there are enough feature […]

This post, GIMP 2.10.6 Released with Vertical Text Support + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.10 Daily Builds Ship with New Default Theme

Monday 20th of August 2018 02:32:14 PM

Ubuntu has a striking new look in the latest daily builds of Ubuntu 18.10 ‘Cosmic Cuttlefish’. The community created Yaru GTK theme and the Suru icon theme are now part of the default image and set as the default GTK and GNOME Shell theme. Unexpected? In shock? Hardly, as we all this change was coming. […]

This post, Ubuntu 18.10 Daily Builds Ship with New Default Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Flatpak 1.0 Released with ‘Significant Improvements’

Monday 20th of August 2018 01:15:27 PM

Flatpak, the Linux app distribution format, has finally hit version 1.0, more than three years after its first public release. As is befitting such a major milestone Flatpak 1.0 boasts ‘significant improvement in performance and reliability’, a swathe of bug fixes, and a number of new features. “A lot of work has gone into Flatpak 1.0 […]

This post, Flatpak 1.0 Released with ‘Significant Improvements’, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Password Safe is a KeePass-Compatible Password Manager for Linux

Sunday 19th of August 2018 05:21:55 PM

Password Safe is an open-source KeePass-compatible password manager for Linux, designed specifically for use on the GNOME desktop.

This post, Password Safe is a KeePass-Compatible Password Manager for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup: Communitheme, Cantata, VS Code + More

Friday 17th of August 2018 02:03:57 PM

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for some well known Linux projects, with developers clearly choosing to make hay while the sun shines (and boy has it been shining here in the UK!).  This post serves as a roundup a some ooref those recently Linux app releases, providing you with a highlight of the […]

This post, Linux Release Roundup: Communitheme, Cantata, VS Code + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Zorin OS 12.4 Released, Available to Download Now

Wednesday 15th of August 2018 11:39:39 PM

Linux newbies rejoice; Zorin OS 12.4 is now available to download. The latest update to the popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, Zorin OS 12.4 boasts of being “more secure and compatible than ever before.” “This new release brings together the latest software updates, bug fixes, performance enhancements and hardware support out of the box. Zorin OS 12.4 […]

This post, Zorin OS 12.4 Released, Available to Download Now, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Pitivi Video Editor Gains UI Polish, Video Preview Resizing

Monday 13th of August 2018 02:41:02 PM

Improvements to the Pitivi video editor are coming thanks to students participating in the Google Summer of Code 2018, including slow motion video support.

This post, Pitivi Video Editor Gains UI Polish, Video Preview Resizing, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux 4.18 Arrives With Some Big Changes

Monday 13th of August 2018 01:18:02 PM

Following a number of delays, Linus Torvalds has finally announced release of a Linux 4.18, the latest stable release of the Linux kernel. Announcing the arrival of Linux 4.18 on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML), Linus Torvalds writes: “One week late(r) and here we are – 4.18 is out there. It was a very calm week, and arguably […]

This post, Linux 4.18 Arrives With Some Big Changes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Hollywood Casts Open Source Software in Starring Role

Sunday 12th of August 2018 02:21:49 PM

Amazing news out of Variety, the entertainment website, this weekend: Hollywood is going open source. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — best known for ‘The Oscars’ award ceremony — has teamed up with the Linux Foundation to launch the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF). The goal: to promote, advance and advocate for the use of […]

This post, Hollywood Casts Open Source Software in Starring Role, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

‘Podcasts’ is a new podcast app for Linux

Friday 10th of August 2018 03:21:47 PM

A new app makes it easy to follow, fave and listen to your favourite podcasts on the Linux desktop. It’s called ‘Podcasts’ and — no prizes for guessing — it’s a podcast client for the Linux desktop, designed for the GNOME desktop specifically. Podcasts lets you subscribe to shows, browse through them, and listen to the […]

This post, ‘Podcasts’ is a new podcast app for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

It’s Now Easier to Install ThinkPad Firmware Updates on Linux

Friday 10th of August 2018 06:55:37 AM

It’s about to get a whole lot easier to install ThinkPad firmware updates on Linux. Red Hat’s Richard Hughes has revealed that tech company Lenovo, who produce the ThinkPad line of laptops, is joining the Linux Vendor Firmware Service, better known as the LVFS. It’s a pretty big deal, with tens of thousands of Linux users set to benefit from […]

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

GNOME’s Ace Retro Gaming App Just Keeps Getting Better

Thursday 9th of August 2018 04:54:16 PM

GNOME Games lets you manage and retro games on Linux using libretro cores. The next release is faster, and will let you run Virtual Boy and MSX games.

This post, GNOME’s Ace Retro Gaming App Just Keeps Getting Better, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice 6.1 Released with ‘Major Changes’

Wednesday 8th of August 2018 01:01:39 PM

You can now download LibreOffice 6.1, the latest stable release of the super popular open source office suite. LibreOffice 6.1 is billed as “a major release” in the ‘fresh’ series and features numerous user interface tweaks, improved documentation and help, and is said to be more compatible with Microsoft Office files than ever before. A major open-source […]

This post, LibreOffice 6.1 Released with ‘Major Changes’, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox Advance Uses Your Browser History to Recommend Web Content

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 11:30:26 PM

If you’re short on things to read — seriously? — be sure to check out the latest experiment in the Firefox Test Pilot program. It’s called Advance and it aims to ‘advance’ you past the site you’re currently gawping at and on to the next. How? By giving you a list of articles and web pages based on your browsing […]

This post, Firefox Advance Uses Your Browser History to Recommend Web Content, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Thunderbird email client gets a new look, new features, and a new logo

Tuesday 7th of August 2018 01:59:18 PM

A new version of Thunderbird is now available to download. Thunderbird 60 is the first stable release of the ephemeral desktop email client since the launch of Thunderbird 52 way back in early 2017. A year in development — but has it been worth the wait? Thunderbird 60 Release: New Features & Improvements From the off it’s […]

This post, Thunderbird email client gets a new look, new features, and a new logo, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mystery Donation Lets Elementary Hire Full-Time Staff

Saturday 4th of August 2018 06:10:40 AM

The GNOME project recently received a $1 million donation from an anonymous benefactor — now it seems the altruism is spreading to other open source projects. The folks behind elementary OS, a popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, have revealed they too recently received a “large private contribution” from an otherwise anonymous donor. So large is the donation they say they’ve been able to […]

This post, Mystery Donation Lets Elementary Hire Full-Time Staff, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Space Strategy Game ‘Star Ruler 2’ Goes Open Source

Friday 3rd of August 2018 08:00:12 PM

It’s rare to hear of a well-regarded game making the jump from closed source to open source software, but space strategy game Star Ruler 2 has done just that. The (now defunct) company behind this stunning 4X real-time strategy game has released the source code for both the main game and its expansion pack to the public, for free. Why? I’ll […]

This post, Space Strategy Game ‘Star Ruler 2’ Goes Open Source, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Taskbook is a Board-based Task Manager for the Command Line

Friday 3rd of August 2018 03:00:52 PM

If you’re looking to stay productive at the command line you’ll want to check out Taskbook. Taskbook is a terrifically well made terminal app that lets you create todo lists, jot down notes, and organise your tasks using boards. Hacker News described it as “Like Trello but for the Terminal”, a description that isn’t entirely accurate. […]

This post, Taskbook is a Board-based Task Manager for the Command Line, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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