Gamer Geek News

OMG! Ubuntu!

An online Ubuntu magazine bringing you the latest Ubuntu news, apps, interview and reviews. Daily.

Want Better Integration with Ubuntu on Windows Subsystem for Linux? Try This New Metapackage

Ubuntu-WSL-screenshot by Balint ReczeyI know quite a few folks who run Ubuntu on the Windows Subsystem for Linux, so mentioning the following bit of news feels like a no-brainer. What is it? Well, it’s a new meta-package available […]

This post, Want Better Integration with Ubuntu on Windows Subsystem for Linux? Try This New Metapackage, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 11:11 pm

Linux Mint 19.2 Beta Released, Available to Download Now

Slimbook Pro X with Linux MintCan you smell that? It’s the scent of a minty fresh beta in the air, the Linux Mint 19.2 beta release, to be exact! Yes, ISOs for the next testing snapshot of what will go […]

This post, Linux Mint 19.2 Beta Released, Available to Download Now, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 9:39 pm

Ubuntu 19.10 Will Offer a Flicker Free Boot (For Some Users, Anyway)

Ubuntu 19.10 will offer a flicker-free boot experience for users with modern Intel graphics and UEFI systems, thanks to a new version of Plymouth.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Will Offer a Flicker Free Boot (For Some Users, Anyway), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 16 July 2019 | 4:40 pm

Foliate Ebook Reader Picks Up Mobi & Amazon Kindle Support

foliate ebook reader screenshotThe Foliate ebook reader app for Linux desktops adds support for additional ebook formats, including those used by the Amazon Kindle.

This post, Foliate Ebook Reader Picks Up Mobi & Amazon Kindle Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 July 2019 | 2:14 pm

Achievement Unlocked: RetroArch is Coming to Steam

RetroArch is coming to Steam on July 30. The developers behind the famed open-source libretro frontend say the move will help them reach more gamers.

This post, Achievement Unlocked: RetroArch is Coming to Steam, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 July 2019 | 1:53 pm

Microsoft Office Clone ‘SoftMaker Office 2018’ Sees Summer Update

softmaker office for linuxA new update to SoftMaker Office 2018 is available to download. The popular Microsoft Office alternative supports Windows, macOS and Linux.

This post, Microsoft Office Clone ‘SoftMaker Office 2018’ Sees Summer Update, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 July 2019 | 2:43 am

FreeOffice July Update Adds MS Office 2019 Support, Classic Interface Option

FreeOffice 2018 for linuxMicrosoft Office clone 'FreeOffice' has a new release out for Linux users. It adds an option 'classic' interface and supports Microsoft Office 2019 file formats.

This post, FreeOffice July Update Adds MS Office 2019 Support, Classic Interface Option, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 14 July 2019 | 8:17 pm

Pitivi Video Editor Gets Better Thanks to Google Summer of Code

The Pitivi video editor is getting some overdue attention as part of this year's Google Summer of Code 2019, such as an improved effects library.

This post, Pitivi Video Editor Gets Better Thanks to Google Summer of Code, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 14 July 2019 | 3:22 pm

Ubuntu 18.10 Reaches End of Life on July 18

Ubuntu 18.10 end of lifeUbuntu 18.10 end of life arrives on July 18. Anyone using this version of Ubuntu beyond the EOL date will not get any further updates from Canonical.

This post, Ubuntu 18.10 Reaches End of Life on July 18, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 13 July 2019 | 1:28 pm

A Brighter Future is Forecast for GNOME’s Weather App

GNOME Weather App 3.32A wave of usability improvements are on the horizon for the humble GNOME Weather app. The current version of the meteorological must-have might have made my list of the best weather apps for Ubuntu and […]

This post, A Brighter Future is Forecast for GNOME’s Weather App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 12 July 2019 | 1:35 pm

Kdenlive Video Editor Updated with More than 70 Bug Fixes

Kdenlive 19.04.3 is the final minor release to the popular Qt-based video editor. This point update features over 70 bug fixes and crash remedies.

This post, Kdenlive Video Editor Updated with More than 70 Bug Fixes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 12 July 2019 | 1:08 pm

Ubuntu Now Offers the Latest Nvidia Graphics Drivers to LTS Users

You can now install the latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS thanks to an extension of the Linux distribution's Stable Release Update program.

This post, Ubuntu Now Offers the Latest Nvidia Graphics Drivers to LTS Users, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 11 July 2019 | 10:04 pm

Fedora is ‘Disabling’ the Snap Plugin for GNOME Software

Snapcraft Store Fedora pageFedora's Richard Hughes has announced that Snap plugin for GNOME Software is to be 'disabled' in Fedora 31, the distro's next major release.

This post, Fedora is ‘Disabling’ the Snap Plugin for GNOME Software, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 11 July 2019 | 2:31 pm

Firefox 68 Released with a Host of Minor Improvements

firefox-updateMozilla Firefox 68 has arrived with the usual boatload of bug fixes and betterments in tow. The latest update to the super-popular open-source web browser is also available as a new Extended Support Release (ESR) […]

This post, Firefox 68 Released with a Host of Minor Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 10 July 2019 | 3:03 pm

It’s Now Easier to Install the ‘Foliate’ ePub Reader on Ubuntu

Foliate Ebook reader on UbuntuI bring a welcome word to the bookworms amongst you wanting to try the Foliate eBook reader on Linux: it’s now available outside of Flathub. Foliate is a terrifically well-designed, well-built and well-featured GTK eBook […]

This post, It’s Now Easier to Install the ‘Foliate’ ePub Reader on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 10 July 2019 | 2:50 pm

Merge Proposal to ‘Drop Snap Support’ from GNOME Software Hints at Deeper Divisions

snap-storeBatten down those controversy hatches (and stockpile some popcorn) because things are going down in Snap vs Flatpak town. Alright, it’s not quite as bad. But today saw a controversial — if slightly premature — […]

This post, Merge Proposal to ‘Drop Snap Support’ from GNOME Software Hints at Deeper Divisions, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 10 July 2019 | 1:23 pm

Hey Microsoft, why is the Skype Snap app hopelessly outdated?

Install and use Skype in LinuxThe official Skype Snap app for Linux has not been updated in nearly six months, and Microsoft is yet to say why. When introducing the cross-distro build in early 2018, the company said the Skype […]

This post, Hey Microsoft, why is the Skype Snap app hopelessly outdated?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 9 July 2019 | 3:21 pm

Linux Kernel 5.2 Released, This is What’s New

Linux Kernel 5.2 Release with Tux PenguinThe much anticipated Linux Kernel 5.2 release is now available to download, and it’s a bit of a whopper! “Each and every update to the Linux kernel brings a wealth of improvements, and Linux 5.2 […]

This post, Linux Kernel 5.2 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 8 July 2019 | 2:40 pm