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Lenovo’s Lightest ThinkPad Ever Also Runs Ubuntu

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano HeroThe Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano its the company's lightest ThinkPad to date, but I'm more impressed by the fact it's available to buy with Ubuntu.

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Posted on 29 September 2020 | 3:21 pm

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Gets 11th-Gen Intel Refresh, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition has been refreshed with the latest 11th Gen Intel processors, Iris Xe graphics, faster RAM options, and Thunderbolt 4 ports.

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Posted on 28 September 2020 | 3:42 pm

Calibre 5 Released with eBook Highlighting, Switches to Python 3

calibre 5.0 ebook highlightingCalibre, the popular eBook manager, editor, and reader recently gained some new features. We look at what's new in Calibre 5.0.1 and show you how to get it.

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Posted on 27 September 2020 | 1:50 pm

How to Install Discord on Ubuntu Linux (GUI & CLI Methods)

install discord on ubuntu linuxGaming group chats on Linux just levelled up — an official, stable desktop Discord Linux app is now available to download.

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Posted on 24 September 2020 | 1:58 pm

Todoist Takes on Trello with New Kanban Board Feature

Todoist board gifTodoist now has a Kanban board feature similar to Trello. Todoist boards let users visualise tasks as cards and move them between different sections easily.

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Posted on 23 September 2020 | 10:59 pm

Edge for Linux Will Be Missing These Features

Microsoft has revealed details on what Linux users can expect in the Edge for Linux preview release next month including which features it will be missing.

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Posted on 23 September 2020 | 9:09 pm

Lenovo Expands Its Range of Ubuntu Laptops

Lenovo Ubuntu laptops 2Lenovo is expanding its range of Ubuntu laptops and PCs to cover almost 30 distinct models, including popular models like the ThinkPad X1 Carbon (8th gen).

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Posted on 23 September 2020 | 1:00 pm

Firefox 81 Released with New Theme, Media Controls, PDF Viewer + More

Mozilla Firefox 81 features some genuinely useful improvements, including keyboard media key support, broader file handling, and improved PDF Viewer.

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Posted on 22 September 2020 | 6:44 pm

Microsoft Edge for Linux Has a Release Date (Updated)

Microsoft Edge for Linux HeroMicrosoft Edge for Linux will be available to download in October. Available as a preview, Microsoft confirmed the news ahead of its latest dev conference.

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Posted on 22 September 2020 | 3:16 pm

The Future Looks Bright for Lightworks Video Editor

Pro-level video editing software Lightworks has new owners and a renewed vision for the future. LWKS Software Ltd plans to add new features and toolsets.

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Posted on 22 September 2020 | 1:10 pm

Keep Tabs on Your To-Do Lists With This GNOME Extension

task and to doTask Widget is a GNOME extension that shows your to-do list in the GNOME message tray. Learn what it can do and how to install it in this post.

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Posted on 21 September 2020 | 6:57 am

Dev Behind Popular GNOME Extension Quits

The developer behind the Arc Menu extension for GNOME Shell has decided to quit. We look at the reasons why he's stopped and ask what's next.

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Posted on 20 September 2020 | 4:48 pm

KDE Plasma 5.20 Looks Like an Awesome Update

KDE Plasma 5.20KDE developers are promising an ‘absolutely massive’ Plasma 5.20 release next month, so in this post we take a look what makes it such a major upgrade.

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Posted on 17 September 2020 | 4:22 pm

Geary Email Client Now Supports Plugins, Improves Server Compatibility

Geary 3.38.0 is the latest stable release of this powerful, featured open source e-mail client for Linux desktops. In this post we look at what's new.

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Posted on 17 September 2020 | 12:28 pm

Why the Next Version of GNOME Will Have a New Version Number

GNOME developers have announced that the next stable release of the desktop environment will use a new version number — and it's not GNOME 3.40.

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Posted on 16 September 2020 | 10:59 pm

Slimbook Essential is a Surprisingly Affordable Linux Laptop

Slimbook Essential laptop photoThe Slimbook Essential is an affordable new Linux laptop from Spanish hardware company Slimbook. We look at the device's specs, price, and release date.

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Posted on 16 September 2020 | 3:37 pm

GNOME 3.38 Released with New App Grid Features, Fingerprint Login + More

GNOME 3.38 Release ThumbnailIt’s here folks: the official GNOME 3.38 release has landed and source code is available to download from all the usual places. Six months of intense development, iteration, and ideation has been poured into making […]

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Posted on 16 September 2020 | 2:21 pm

XFCE 4.16 to Feature Better Fractional Scaling Support

Xfce logoXfce 4.16 carries improved support for fractional scaling using XRandR, as well as better handling of mis-configured scaling values.

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Posted on 15 September 2020 | 6:56 pm

Installing the Slick ‘Material Shell’ Extension on Ubuntu is Now Easier

Material Shell GNOME Extension ScreenshotUsers can install Material Shell on Ubuntu 20.04 from the GNOME Extensions website. Material Shell offers a tiling window experience inside GNOME Shell.

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Posted on 15 September 2020 | 2:19 pm

KDE’s Latest Plasma Wallpaper is Here And It’s …Shiny

KDE Plasma 5.20 wallpaperA new default wallpaper has been merged for use in KDE Plasma 5.20 — but fans of the desktop environment should brace themselves for a major tonal shift.

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Posted on 13 September 2020 | 1:30 pm

WSL 2 is Getting Tighter Windows/Linux Integration

WSL 2 EXT4 in FIle ExplorerMicrosoft has dished up new details on future WSL 2 improvements, and it includes the ability to mount and physical Linux filesystems like EXT4 in Windows.

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Posted on 10 September 2020 | 9:13 pm

Grouped Notifications Are Coming to GNOME Shell

Notification Grouping in GNOME ShellNew GNOME development adds the long-requested ability to have desktop notifications grouped by application rather than appearing individually.

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Posted on 10 September 2020 | 5:39 pm

Cawbird Twitter Client Gains New Features and Lowers Memory Usage

Cawbird 1.2.0 alt descriptionsA new version of Cawbird, the GTK Twitter client for Linux desktops, is available. The uoatde adds support for image alt descriptions in tweets plus more.

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Posted on 9 September 2020 | 11:54 pm

10 Best Features in GNOME 3.38

GNOME 3.38 featuresGNOME 3.38 features a raft of changes and improvements, and in this post we take a closer look at 10 of the most striking, noticeable, and impactful ones.

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Posted on 9 September 2020 | 1:30 pm

Zorin OS 15.3 Released Based on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS

Zorin OS releaseZorin OS 15.3 is available to download. This update serves as the latest point release in the Zorin OS 15 series which is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

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Posted on 8 September 2020 | 5:00 pm

Looking for a Modern GTK MPD Client for Linux? Try Ymuse

Ymuse is a GTK MPD Client for Ubuntu and Linux MintYmuse is a GTK MPD client for Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other distros. Written in Go, Ymuse is modern and maintained with broad features and a great UI.

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Posted on 8 September 2020 | 12:22 pm

Vivaldi Web Browser Update Lets You Pause the Internet

Vivaldi web browser logoWant to hit pause on the internet and take a well-deserved breather? The latest version of Vivaldi comes with a 'break mode' feature to do just that.

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Posted on 7 September 2020 | 10:00 am