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Happily Never After: Why Disney+ Doesn’t Support Linux (Yet)

2 hours 17 min ago

It seems that the much hyped Disney+ video streaming service does not work on Linux. A Linux user in the Netherlands has shared his experience of trying to use the Netflix rival at home on […]

This post, Happily Never After: Why Disney+ Doesn’t Support Linux (Yet), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Proper Linux Screen Sharing Coming to Chromium & Electron Apps like Discord

3 hours 13 sec ago

Multi-monitor Linux users will soon be able to share a specific screen in apps like Google Meet, Hangouts and Discord thanks to a new patch in Chromium.

This post, Proper Linux Screen Sharing Coming to Chromium & Electron Apps like Discord, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Pop!_OS 19.10 Released Based on Ubuntu 19.10

Sunday 20th of October 2019 03:44:26 PM

Pop!_OS 19.10 is now available to download and install. Based on Ubuntu 19.10, Pop OS 19.10 features a dark mode, GNOME 3.34, and offline upgrading.

This post, Pop!_OS 19.10 Released Based on Ubuntu 19.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux on DeX is Dead, Says Samsung

Sunday 20th of October 2019 02:42:27 PM

Samsung is killing off its 'Linux on DeX' feature that allowed Samsung smartphone owners to run a full Ubuntu desktop on their device to use it as a 'PC'.

This post, Linux on DeX is Dead, Says Samsung, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Happy 15th Birthday, Ubuntu!

Sunday 20th of October 2019 01:45:40 PM

It's Ubuntu's 15th birthday! October 20 2019 marks the 15th anniversary of Ubuntu 4.10 'Warty Warthog', which schlepped out on to the world stage in 2004.

This post, Happy 15th Birthday, Ubuntu!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 20.04 Release Date & Planned Features

Friday 18th of October 2019 02:14:09 PM

Now that the Ubuntu 19.10 release is out the way attention turns to the next major update, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, which is due to be released on April 23, 2020. We already know when Ubuntu […]

This post, Ubuntu 20.04 Release Date & Planned Features, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Flavours Released, Now Available to Download

Thursday 17th of October 2019 07:15:12 PM

New versions of Ubuntu MATE, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Kubuntu and other official Ubuntu spins are now available to download. Ubuntu’s family of flavours issue their latest iterations alongside today’s main attraction, the release of Ubuntu […]

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Flavours Released, Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 19.10

Thursday 17th of October 2019 02:12:55 PM

Here’s our list of things to do after you install Ubuntu 19.10 “Eoan Ermine” because hey: this stuff is good to know! For the record, we’ve written a list of ‘things to do after installing […]

This post, 10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 19.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 is Released, Now Available to Download

Thursday 17th of October 2019 01:30:19 PM

You can download Ubuntu 19.10 'Eoan Ermine' directly from the Ubuntu website. The Ubuntu 19.10 release features many improvements.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 is Released, Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10: What’s New? [Video]

Thursday 17th of October 2019 04:42:32 AM

Our Ubuntu 19.10 video whisks you through all of the 'Eoan Ermine's new changes and features, plus our take on whether you should install it!

This post, Ubuntu 19.10: What’s New? [Video], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Codename Has Been Revealed…

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 07:49:06 PM

The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS codename is 'Focal Fossa'. The name was revealed in a package update on Launchpad, home of Ubuntu development.

This post, The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Codename Has Been Revealed…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10: Complete Screenshot Tour

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 05:06:27 PM

A collection of Ubuntu 19.10 screenshots to guide you through the major changes and new features included in Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10: Complete Screenshot Tour, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

There’s an Ubuntu 19.10 Release Party in London, Tomorrow – And You’re Invited!

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 03:05:39 PM

You're invited to the Ubuntu 19.10 release party in London, UK, tomorrow evening. Mingle with like-minded Linux users and celebrate Eoan Ermine's release.

This post, There’s an Ubuntu 19.10 Release Party in London, Tomorrow – And You’re Invited!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Releases Patch for Major ‘sudo’ Security Exploit

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 01:52:04 PM

Canonical has issued an urgent security fix to the 'sudo' package after the discovery of a flaw that could give attackers root privileges on Linux systems.

This post, Ubuntu Releases Patch for Major ‘sudo’ Security Exploit, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Plasma 5.17 Arrives Packed Full of New Features

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 01:29:24 PM

KDE Plasma 5.17, the latest stable version of the popular open source desktop environment is now available to download with various new features.

This post, KDE Plasma 5.17 Arrives Packed Full of New Features, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

ImCompressor is a New, User-Friendly Image Compressor for Linux

Thursday 10th of October 2019 03:47:40 PM

ImCompressor is a lossless image compressor app for Linux desktops. It optimises JEPG and PNG images to reduce image file size but not quality.

This post, ImCompressor is a New, User-Friendly Image Compressor for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The BlueMail Email Client is Now Available for Linux

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 01:47:09 PM

The BlueMail email client is now available for the Linux desktop as a Snap app on the Snapcraft store. The app is free to use, but is not open source.

This post, The BlueMail Email Client is Now Available for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

First GNOME 3.34 Point Release Goes Live with Oodles of Bug Fixes

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 12:39:43 PM

The first GNOME 3.34 point release has been made available for download. A post-release patch fest, GNOME 3.34.1 features no new features but does include a shed load of bug fixes, band-aids and (less notably) […]

This post, First GNOME 3.34 Point Release Goes Live with Oodles of Bug Fixes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linus Torvalds Shares His Thoughts on Microsoft’s New-Found Love for Linux

Monday 7th of October 2019 03:20:35 PM

Linus Torvalds was asked if he thinks there's anything to fear from Microsoft's recent embrace of all things Linux and open source — this is what he said.

This post, Linus Torvalds Shares His Thoughts on Microsoft’s New-Found Love for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dash to Dock v67 Released, Adds Unity-style ‘Trash’ Icon

Monday 7th of October 2019 02:14:17 PM

Dash to Dock v67 has been released. The popular GNOME Shell extension now supports GNOME 3.34, but drops support for earlier releases.

This post, Dash to Dock v67 Released, Adds Unity-style ‘Trash’ Icon, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Games: vkBasalt, Ikey Doherty, Crusader Kings II, Sunless Skies

  • vkBasalt, an open source Vulkan post processing layer for Contrast Adaptive Sharpening

    This is an interesting open source project! vkBasalt is a new Vulkan post processing layer that currently supports Contrast Adaptive Sharpening. Unlike Radeon Image Sharpening, vkBasalt supports Linux and works with both NVIDIA and AMD. This isn't entirely reinventing the wheel though, as it's partly based upon the ReShade port of AMD's CAS. Still, it's fun to see what hackers are able to do with little layers like this, especially when we don't have official support.

  • Ikey Doherty Launches Open-Source Focused Game/Software Development Company

    Well known open-source figure Ikey Doherty who rose to prominence for his work on the Solus Linux distribution and then went on to work on Intel's Clear Linux project is now having his hand at game engine development. Ikey shared with us that he left Intel back in May to begin his new adventure: Lispy Snake. Lispy Snake is a UK software development firm that at least initially is working on a game engine and games. Given Ikey's experience, the firm is focused on leveraging open-source technologies.

  • After making Crusader Kings II free, Paradox are now giving away The Old Gods expansion

    It's been a bit of a whirlwind of Paradox news recently and we have even more to share. With a tiny amount of effort, you can get The Old Gods expansion for Crusader Kings II free. This is after Crusader Kings II was set free to play and Crusader Kings III was announced just like I suggested it would be.

  • Failbetter Games are upgrading owners of Sunless Skies to the Sovereign Edition next year

    Failbetter Games have announced that Sunless Skies is getting a bit of an upgrade with the Sovereign Edition and it's going to be free to existing purchasers when it's release next year. Part of the reason, is that it will be releasing on Consoles so they're polishing the experience up some more. It's not just a special console edition though, it's coming with a bunch of new content and various improvements to the flow of it. To release on PC at the same time as Consoles, free for existing players.

What To Do After Installing Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine

In this traditional article special for Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine you will find my suggestions and recommendations in 3 parts, work (including date/time adjustments, productivity tools), non-work (including extensions, podcasts, RSS, codecs), and system maintenance (including CPU-X, repository setup, auto-backup). I also have suggestion for you wanting Global Menu on this Eoan Ermine OS at the end. Adjust it once and use freely everyday. Finally, I hope Ubuntu 19.10 will be your best tool you could imagine to use without worry. Happy working! Read more

Python Programming Leftovers

  • Pylint: Making your Python code consistent

    Pylint is a higher-level Python style enforcer. While flake8 and black will take care of "local" style: where the newlines occur, how comments are formatted, or find issues like commented out code or bad practices in log formatting. Pylint is extremely aggressive by default. It will offer strong opinions on everything from checking if declared interfaces are actually implemented to opportunities to refactor duplicate code, which can be a lot to a new user. One way of introducing it gently to a project, or a team, is to start by turning all checkers off, and then enabling checkers one by one. This is especially useful if you already use flake8, black, and mypy: Pylint has quite a few checkers that overlap in functionality.

  • PyDev of the Week: Sophy Wong

    This week we welcome Sophy Wong (@sophywong) as our PyDev of the Week! Sophy is a maker who uses Circuit Python for creating wearables. She is also a writer and speaker at Maker events. You can see some of her creations on her Youtube Channel or her website. Let’s take a few moments to get to know her better!

  • Erik Marsja: Converting HTML to a Jupyter Notebook

    In this short post, we are going to learn how to turn the code from blog posts to Jupyter notebooks.

Proper Linux Screen Sharing Coming to Chromium & Electron Apps like Discord

A patch to add ‘screen enumeration’ to the Chromium browser is currently pending merge upstream. Once this fix is accepted Chromium and Chromium-based apps (like Discord) will finally support full screen sharing on Linux in a manner similar to that on Windows and macOS. Not being a multi-monitor user, or someone who shares their screen often, I wasn’t aware of this particular limitation until recently. So I’ll explain. Read more