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HackUp is a Desktop Hacker News Client for Linux

Monday 18th of June 2018 05:05:01 PM

Avid readers of social news sharing site Hacker News might be interested in a new app recently added to Flathub. Called HackUp, it is a Hacker News desktop client written in Vala. It lets you browse and read Hacker News submissions without needing to open a web browser (which for a legendary procrastinator like me, is a good thing). […]

This post, HackUp is a Desktop Hacker News Client for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

It’s Official: Total War: WARHAMMER II is Coming to Linux

Monday 18th of June 2018 01:47:37 PM

Good news for any merciless warmongers amongst you: you’ll soon be able to play ‘Total War: WARHAMMER II’ on Linux. Games porting powerhouse™ Feral Interactive has announced that is is bringing the acclaimed strategy title to Linux and macOS later this year. Total War: WARHAMMER II Total War: WARHAMMER II is the sequel to Total War: WARHAMMER, […]

This post, It’s Official: Total War: WARHAMMER II is Coming to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 18.04

Monday 18th of June 2018 11:01:49 AM

Learn how to install the Deepin desktop environment on Ubuntu 18.04 from a PPA. The Deepin desktop is an attractive alternative desktop shell for Linux.

This post, How to Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 18.04, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Google’s VR180 Creator Tool Makes it Easier to Edit VR Video on Linux

Sunday 17th of June 2018 10:42:20 PM

Google has released a new VR video conversion tool for macOS and Linux. It’s called “VR180 Creator” (catchy) and the tool aims to make it easier for people to edit video shot on 180-degree and 360-degree devices like the Lenovo Mirage camera (pictured opposite). And boy is just-such a tool needed! VR180 Creator: Easier VR Video Editing […]

This post, Google’s VR180 Creator Tool Makes it Easier to Edit VR Video on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Deepin 15.6 Released with New App Launcher + More

Sunday 17th of June 2018 03:36:32 PM

A new version of the Deepin Linux distribution is available to download. Deepin 15.6 improves on last year’s Deepin 15.5 release in a number of ways, chucks in a new-look app launcher, and includes a crop of core app updates for good measure. “The new release – deepin 15.6, offers the delicated interfaces and easy-to-understand logics […]

This post, Deepin 15.6 Released with New App Launcher + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

You Can Now Play ‘TrackMania Nations Forever’ on Ubuntu

Friday 15th of June 2018 09:37:03 PM

A popular PC racing game has sped its way on to the Ubuntu Snap store — and I think you’re gonna dig it. It’s called ‘TrackMania Nations Forever’ (TMNF) and, for some of you, it will need zero introduction. First released back in 2008 — a decade ago — TrackMania Nations Forever built a solid reputation […]

This post, You Can Now Play ‘TrackMania Nations Forever’ on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GPD Pocket 2: 7-Inch Laptop Gets a Faster Processor

Friday 15th of June 2018 01:40:59 PM

Remember that tiny 7-inch laptop we collectively cooed over last year? Well, an updated model with slimmer bezels and a faster CPU is on the way. The GPD Pocket 2 builds on the things the first-gen model got right, like it high-res screen, high-end build quality, and highly-portable form factor. But there are also a […]

This post, GPD Pocket 2: 7-Inch Laptop Gets a Faster Processor, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Enable the Blur Effect in KDE Plasma 5.13

Friday 15th of June 2018 12:47:47 PM

The new blur effect in KDE Plasma 5.13 is wowing a lot of people, us included, but a few of you have been in touch to ask how you can enable or configure the blur on your own system. Plasma 5.13 should (as I understand it) come with the swish new gaussian blur effect enabled by […]

This post, How to Enable the Blur Effect in KDE Plasma 5.13, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mesa 18.1.1 is Now Available to Install on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Thursday 14th of June 2018 01:27:40 PM

The latest Mesa 18.1.1 graphics stack is now available to install on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Mesa 18.1.1 is the first point release update in the Mesa 18.1.x series, which debuted back in May with Mesa 18.1.0. The Mesa 18.1.x series touts plenty of improvements, including better Vulkan and OpenGL performance, updated Tegra, Nouveau, and Intel drivers, as […]

This post, Mesa 18.1.1 is Now Available to Install on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Here – And It Looks Incredible

Thursday 14th of June 2018 12:27:19 PM

Back in May we said that KDE Plasma 5.13 was shaping up to be one heck of a release — now that it’s out, I think I can say we were right. And to demo the key changes arriving in this update of the popular, resource-efficient desktop environment is a spiffy official release video. At a speedy 2 […]

This post, KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Here – And It Looks Incredible, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Linux Foundation Says We Should ‘Celebrate’ Microsoft Buying GitHub

Wednesday 13th of June 2018 11:42:17 PM

Not everyone is thrilled by news that Microsoft is buying Github — and you might think the Linux Foundation is among them. Well, it isn’t. The head of the Linux Foundation says the Microsoft snapping up GitHub is “good news” for the open source community. He also reckons that, rather than sneer about it, we ought to “celebrate […]

This post, The Linux Foundation Says We Should ‘Celebrate’ Microsoft Buying GitHub, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

CodeWeavers Demo a Windows app Running on a Chromebook using Linux and Wine

Tuesday 12th of June 2018 09:59:15 PM

As you may know Google is bringing Linux apps to Chromebooks — but did you realise that the feature could pave the way for Windows apps, too? Yup, we’re talking Wine, the Windows software compatibility that is a staple part of the Linux app ecosystem. Be it for Adobe Photoshop or games like Fortnite and WoW, Wine […]

This post, CodeWeavers Demo a Windows app Running on a Chromebook using Linux and Wine, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Winepak Could Make it Easier to Install Windows Apps on Linux

Tuesday 12th of June 2018 01:20:12 PM

It might soon be easier to install your favourite Windows apps on Linux, thanks to a fledgling new project. It’s called Winepak and, as you might guess from the name, it’s focused on packaging Wine applications as Flatpak bundles for faster, fuss-free use. So, rather than you having to head out and find, installer, open it with Wine, […]

This post, Winepak Could Make it Easier to Install Windows Apps on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

America Unveils the World’s Fastest Supercomputer (And Yes: It Runs Linux)

Monday 11th of June 2018 12:19:12 PM

America's new star-spangled Summit supercomputer is twice as fast as China's Sunway supercomputer and runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The supercomputer cost $200 million to build.

This post, America Unveils the World’s Fastest Supercomputer (And Yes: It Runs Linux), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Use Emoji on Ubuntu

Sunday 10th of June 2018 11:30:17 PM

Want to quickly and effortlessly type emoji on Ubuntu? Well, you can — and in this short post we show you how. With the release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS you can use emoji on Ubuntu right out of the box, so you already have everything you need. Nope, you won’t need to install third-party apps […]

This post, How to Use Emoji on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Coming Soon: Wacom Firmware Updates on Linux

Saturday 9th of June 2018 12:22:31 PM

You’ll soon be able to install Wacom firmware updates on Linux. Red Hat’s Richard Hughes shares word on work he’s done with Wacom engineers to support Wacom’s custom update protocol on Linux. At present, Wacom advise their customers to upgrade firmware on their graphics tablets using a dedicated desktop app which is only available for Windows and […]

This post, Coming Soon: Wacom Firmware Updates on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GitHub’s New CEO Did a Reddit AMA, This is What He Said

Friday 8th of June 2018 11:42:58 PM

It’s been a crazy week. News that Microsoft is buying GitHub shocked and stunned the developer community, with reverberations of the deal being mostly keenly felt by those involved with open source projects. Folks are (rather understandably) scared and suspicious of Microsoft — bleedin’ Microsoft! — and of its motives. Is the GitHub developers know and love about to […]

This post, GitHub’s New CEO Did a Reddit AMA, This is What He Said, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Use GNOME Shell’s Secret Screen Recorder

Friday 8th of June 2018 11:30:20 PM

So you want to record your Ubuntu desktop, but you don’t know which desktop screen recorder to use? Well, have you considered not using one at all? Don’t look at me strangely: I promise this makes sense. You’ve likely seen videos on YouTube where people share a screencast of their Linux desktops. Perhaps you want […]

This post, How to Use GNOME Shell’s Secret Screen Recorder, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup: Curlew, Cantata & Google Chrome

Thursday 7th of June 2018 11:32:14 PM

Another week, another batch of welcome Linux app updates to round-up — and another one of these rather difficult post intros to write! This week we’re taking in updates from a diverse range of apps: from a nifty media converter to a nimble music player, by way of a largely unknown web browser called “Google […]

This post, Linux Release Roundup: Curlew, Cantata & Google Chrome, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Try Side View, the Firefox Feature I’ve Been Waiting For

Wednesday 6th of June 2018 11:20:04 PM

Since its Quantum update I have to say that I’m loving Mozilla Firefox — but a promising new feature on the horizon could help me to love it even more! It’s called Side View and it’s an experimental feature available to try, from today, as part of the Firefox Test Pilot program. What’s that? Firefox Test […]

This post, How to Try Side View, the Firefox Feature I’ve Been Waiting For, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" Installer Updated with Linux Kernel 4.16 Support

Developed under the Debian Testing umbrella, the forthcoming Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" operating system series just received today the third alpha milestone of its installer, which lets people install the Linux-based operating system on their personal computers, servers, and IoT devices, such as the Raspberry Pi. One of the most interesting changes that caught out eyes is the bump of the kernel support from Linux kernel 4.13, which was used in the second alpha build, to Linux kernel 4.16. Of course, this means that there's better hardware support, so chances are you'll be able to install the development version of Debian GNU/Linux 10 "Buster" on newer machines or if you have some exotic components on your PC. Read more

The New Microsoft

  • Microsoft ICE Contract Draws Fire

    “ICE’s decision to accelerate IT modernization using Azure Government will help them innovate faster while reducing the burden of legacy IT. The agency is currently implementing transformative technologies for homeland security and public safety, and we’re proud to support this work with our mission-critical cloud,” he wrote.

  • Microsoft faces outrage for blog post touting ICE contract

    As outrage grew online, a Microsoft employee quietly removed mention of ICE from the January press release this morning. Social media users noticed that, too. The company has since restored the press release's original language, and called its removal a "mistake."

  • Microsoft Removes Mention of ICE Cloud Work After Protests

    Microsoft Corp. scrubbed an online reference to its work for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement as the agency faces criticism for its role in separating families at the U.S.-Mexican border.

  • Microsoft briefly removes blog post mentioning ICE contract after backlash
  • Microsoft's Ethical Reckoning Is Here

    Tech Workers Coalition, a labor group for tech industry employees, urged Microsoft employees to coordinate their opposition. “If you are a worker building these tools or others at Microsoft, decide now that you will not be complicit,” the group tweeted.

Android Leftovers

First Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 Release Candidate Based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Is Here

The latest Ubuntu Touch update from UBports, OTA-3, was released last year near the Christmas holidays, but it was still based on Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet), so if you though Ubuntu Phones are dead, think again, because the UBports team has been hard at work to bring you the OTA-4, which will be the first to rebase the operating system on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). "The main reason why the arrival of OTA-4 seemed to take so long is because Ubuntu Touch switched its base to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus. This is a mammoth milestone for the project, because it allowed us to transition from the unsupported Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet to a Long Term Support (LTS) base," reads today's announcement. Read more Also: UBports' Ubuntu Touch OTA-4 RC Released, Upgrades To Ubuntu 16.04 LTS