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Foliate Makes Finding Free eBooks Easier, Adds Support for Comics

foliate catalog featureFinding free ebooks to read in Foliate, a GTK ebook reader for Linux desktops, just got a whole lot easier. The new Foliate 2.2.0 release comes with several enhancements, one of which is better eBook […]

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Posted on 1 June 2020 | 2:30 pm

Linux 5.7 Released, This is What’s New

Linux Kernel 5.7Linux 5.7 has arrived, serving as the latest mainline release of the Linux Kernel — but what’s changed? Well, in this post we recap the new features and core changes bundled up inside this kernel […]

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Posted on 1 June 2020 | 11:51 am

The Raspberry Pi 4 is Now Available With 8GB RAM

a hand holding a raspberry pi 4A Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB RAM is now available to buy. This model is the most powerful version of the device released so far, and the most expensive at $75.

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Posted on 28 May 2020 | 2:31 pm

Android Mirroring App ‘Scrcpy’ Just Added a Bunch of New Features

scrcpy trilinear filteringIf you read this blog regularly enough you’ll be familiar with scrcpy, an ace root-free way to mirror your Android smartphone on your Ubuntu desktop and interact with it. Scrcpy is free, it’s open source, […]

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Posted on 28 May 2020 | 1:11 am

GNOME Devs Make Major Improvements to the Apps Grid

Some interesting things are happening upstream in GNOME Shell that affect the "Applications" screen, app folders, and the associated code.

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Posted on 27 May 2020 | 3:11 pm

First Ubuntu 20.04 Point Release Arrives July 23

Focal Fossa UpgradeThe Ubuntu 20.04.1 point release is due for release on July 23, 2020. The update doesn't have a new hardware enablement stack but is notable for LTS users.

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Posted on 25 May 2020 | 1:31 pm

Transmission 3.0 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

transmission new iconA new version of open-source torrent client Transmission is available to download. In this post I share details on what’s changed and show you how to install the update on your system using the official Transmission […]

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Posted on 24 May 2020 | 4:45 pm

Ubuntu 20.10 Release Date & Planned Features

Ubuntu 20.10 Release InfoWith Ubuntu 20.04 LTS done and dusted developer attention now turns towards Ubuntu 20.10 which is due for release on October 22, 2020. Learn when Ubuntu 20.10 will be released and what new features it […]

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Posted on 22 May 2020 | 1:31 pm

Notorious is new keyboard-driven note taking app for Linux

Last week I spotlighted Noted, a (rather splendid) keyboard-driven note taking app for macOS and Linux — but some of you weren’t convinced. It wasn’t the app per se; you liked its clean UI, and […]

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Posted on 19 May 2020 | 9:10 pm

Microsoft’s Open Source Terminal App Hits Version 1.0

windows terminal appsMicrosoft's Windows Terminal app has hit version 1.0. The open source app is available to install on Windows 10 from the Microsoft Store and on GitHub.

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Posted on 19 May 2020 | 6:19 pm

Windows 10 is Getting Support for GUI Linux Apps

Dream of being able to run your favourite Linux apps on the Windows 10 desktop? Me neither, but Microsoft is going ahead and doing it anyway in WSL 2.

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Posted on 19 May 2020 | 4:56 pm

How to Give Audacity Audio Editor a Flat, Dark & Modern Look on Ubuntu

Audacity on UbuntuAudacity is a powerful audio editing tool but its appearance is utilitarian looking. In this post we show you how to theme Audacity with a dark, flat look.

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Posted on 19 May 2020 | 2:32 pm

KDE Plasma 5.19 Arrives Soon, This is What’s New

KDE Plasma 5.19 desktop screenshotKDE Plasma 5.19 features a modest crop of changes, with various visual improvements and usability enhancements designed to make the release more enjoyable.

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Posted on 18 May 2020 | 5:38 pm

Audacity 2.4 Released with New Audio Effects, New Time Toolbar (Updated)

audacity on ubuntu stock imageAudacity, the open source audio editor, has a new version available to download with a new noise reduction effect, improved time toolbar, and other changes.

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Posted on 18 May 2020 | 12:41 am

Enlightenment 0.24 Released with Assorted Changes

Enlightenment 0.24 is available to download. The latest release of the Linux and BSD desktop includes an improved screenshot tool and lower memory usage.

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Posted on 17 May 2020 | 11:51 pm

Ubuntu Touch Demoed on the PineTab Linux Tablet [Video]

pinetab ubuntu touch demoWatch Ubuntu Touch running on a PineTab in this short video shared by Pine64, the company behind the (upcoming) $89 Linux tablet with dockable keyboard.

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Posted on 15 May 2020 | 2:11 pm

Noted is keyboard-driven note taking app for macOS & Linux

noted appNoted is a new keyboard-driven note-taking app freely available for Linux and macOS. The app is inspired by open source Mac app 'Notational Velocity'.

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Posted on 11 May 2020 | 5:59 pm

Ready, Set, Bake: Ubuntu 20.04 LTS is Now Certified for the Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi UbuntuUbuntu 20.04 LTS is now certified for the Raspberry Pi. The support for the successful single board computer includes additional testing and security fixes.

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Posted on 8 May 2020 | 12:48 pm

Ubuntu Dev Details Work Done to Make GNOME Shell Faster in 20.04

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS's improved GNOME Shell performance didn't arrive out of nowhere. Now, in a new forum post the Ubuntu dev behind the effort explains more.

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Posted on 7 May 2020 | 3:30 pm

Microsoft’s New Surface Book Ad Mentions …Linux?!

A new product video for the Microsoft Surface Book 3 make the ability to 'run Linux on Windows' a core selling point, cementing Microsoft's love for its former rival.

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Posted on 6 May 2020 | 11:28 pm

Linux Marketshare Doubled Last Month, Stats Reveal

linux market shareWe've all had to adapt to different ways of working of late, and according to stat trackers NetMarketShare that includes making more use of Linux!

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Posted on 6 May 2020 | 10:51 pm

14 projects chosen by GNOME for Google Summer of Code 2020

Improved desktop notifications and a Wayland-compatible battery testing tool are among the 14 projects selected by GNOME for this year's Google Summer of Code (GSoC).

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Posted on 6 May 2020 | 8:23 pm

SoftMaker Office 2021 Hits Beta, is Free to Download (For Now)

textmaker linux screenshotA beta release of SoftMaker Office 2021 is available to download for free on Windows, macOS and Linux. For those unfamiliar with it SoftMaker Office is a paid, closed-source productivity suite created by SoftMaker, a […]

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Posted on 6 May 2020 | 10:07 am

Firefox 76 Released with New Password Protections, Better Picture in Picture Mode

Mozilla Firefox 76 is available to download for Windows, macOS and Linux. The latest update to this web browser includes various security enhancements.

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Posted on 5 May 2020 | 8:20 pm

Superpaper 2.0 is an Advanced Multi-Monitor Wallpaper App for Windows & Linux

superpaper screenshotI wrote about Superpaper, an advanced multi-monitor wallpaper tool for Linux and Windows, last year, finding it particularly good at what it sets out to do.

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Posted on 5 May 2020 | 7:51 pm

How to Make VLC Look at Home on Ubuntu 20.04

Want VLC to look more at home on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? If you do then download this Yaru Dark VLC skin. It themes the media player based on the Yaru GTK theme.

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Posted on 4 May 2020 | 3:33 pm

Android Screen Mirror Tool ‘Scrcpy’ Adds Rotation Lock, Improves Quality

scrcpy trilinear filteringHandy mobile tool scrcpy app gains rotation locking and improved quality on smaller displays through trilinear filtering in its latest release.

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Posted on 3 May 2020 | 4:33 pm