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Meet the New Linux Distro Inspired by the iPad

JingOS Linux iPadI’ve seen a tonne of Linux distros come and go in the 12 years I’ve been blogging about Ubuntu, but precious few have been designed exclusively for tablet use. So when I came across JingOS, […]

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Posted on 16 January 2021 | 12:34 am

Grab a Glass, Wine 6.0 Has Been Released

wine software logoWine 6.0 is the latest stable release of the open source Windows compatibility layer. Find out what's new and improved, and how to install it on Ubuntu.

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Posted on 14 January 2021 | 8:31 pm

Slimbook’s New Linux Gaming Laptop is a Ryzen BEAST

Slimbook Titan Linux LaptopFor a powerful Linux gaming laptop look no further than the new Slimbook Titan. It's specs leave other Linux laptops in the dust, as you're about to see…

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Posted on 14 January 2021 | 3:39 pm

Finally, an Affordable RISC-V Board With Desktop Linux Support

beaglev riscv computerBeagleV is a cheap RISC-V development board with full Linux kernel support. This post highlights its specs, price, and details how you can buy one.

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Posted on 13 January 2021 | 5:17 pm

Ubuntu is Making the ‘Home’ Folder Private in 21.04

photo of a locked door unsplashThe home folder on future Ubuntu installs with have much tighter permissions by default. We look at the reasons Ubuntu devs have chosen to do this now.

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Posted on 13 January 2021 | 1:48 pm

Mozilla VPN is Now Available to Mac & Linux Users

Mozilla VPNMozilla VPN now supports Mac and Linux. The subscription-based privacy service launched in 2020 but only for Windows, Android and iOS.

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Posted on 12 January 2021 | 9:05 pm

GNOME 40 Fixes the Issue of Truncated App Nam…

generic gnome logoI know you're thinking "Joey, you've been here before", but this time it's different. Code has been committed and merged. A fix is finally happening.

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Posted on 11 January 2021 | 2:57 pm

gThumb 3.11.2 Released with Minor Improvements

gThumb screenshotA new version of the gThumb iPhoto manager and app viewer is available to download. In this post we look at what's new in the gThumb 3.11.2 release.

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Posted on 11 January 2021 | 10:23 am

Firefox 86 Will Support Next-Gen Image Format by Default

Mozilla Firefox LogoFirefox 86 features native support for AVIF image files across all major operating systems. This lightweight image format is up to 50% smaller than JPEG.

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Posted on 10 January 2021 | 5:00 pm

GNOME’s Bold New Look is Beginning to Take Shape

Major GNOME Shell design changes are coming, but not everyone is please. GNOME devs share an update on their progress and urge users to 'wait' to try it.

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Posted on 7 January 2021 | 5:55 pm

Linux Mint 20.1 Available to Download, This is What’s New

Linux Mint 20.1 is now available to download. Learn more about the new releases, including its new features, new apps, and key changes in this blog post.

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Posted on 6 January 2021 | 10:15 pm

New Wallpaper for KDE Plasma 5.21 Revealed

KDE Plasma 5.21 with the new Milky Way WallpaperKDE developers reveal the new desktop wallpaper that will ship in KDE Plasma 5.21 this spring. The background is called "Milky Way" and looks like this…

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Posted on 5 January 2021 | 9:43 pm

Installing Spotify on Ubuntu & Linux Mint is Easy — Learn How

how to install Spotify on ubuntu guideLearn how to install Spotify on Ubuntu & Linux Mint using the Snap app or add the Spotify repository to install the Spotify desktop player for Linux.

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Posted on 4 January 2021 | 2:43 pm

KDE Tease ‘Production Ready’ Wayland Support, New App Menu in 2021

kde kog logoKDE Plasma users can look forward to several big changes this year, including improved Wayland session, fingerprint support, and a new app menu.

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Posted on 2 January 2021 | 3:04 am

Cawbird 1.3 Released with Improved DM Support, Video Uploading

twitter logoCawbird 1.3 is available to download. The latest version of this GTK Twitter client for Linux desktops includes a number improvements to direct messaging.

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Posted on 1 January 2021 | 9:22 pm

How to Enable ‘Fuzzy Search’ in GNOME Shell’s Applications Screen

Fuzzy Search on GNOME ShellAdd fuzzy search to GNOME Shell using this free GNOME extension. It returns fuzzy matching app results in the GNOME Shell applications screen.

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Posted on 30 December 2020 | 1:46 pm

5 Best Linux Distro Releases of 2020, Including Fedora, Manjaro & Pop!_OS

Best Linux Distros of 2020Here are the best Linux distros of 2020 according to readers of this site. Their selection includes the latest Ubuntu LTS release, Manjaro, and more.

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Posted on 28 December 2020 | 5:21 pm

Darktable 3.4 Gives Open Source Photographers New Toys to Play With

Darktable 3.4 has been released. This update to the open source Adobe Lightroom alternative adds new features, GUI changes, and better CPU performance.

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Posted on 24 December 2020 | 3:13 pm

Xfce 4.16 Released with New Features & Visual Changes

xfce 4.16 fractional scalingXfce 4.16 has been released. This version of the Linux desktop environment gains several new features, usability tweaks, and a roster of visual changes.

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Posted on 23 December 2020 | 12:33 pm

This $80 Games Console Looks Like a Switch, But Runs Ubuntu

odroid go super ubuntuDig the look of the Nintendo Switch but prefer gaming on Linux? Meet the ODroid Go Super, an $80 ARM-powered games console that runs Ubuntu.

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Posted on 22 December 2020 | 5:46 pm

Kdenlive 20.12 Released, Adds Several New Features, New Video Effect

kdenlive beta releaseKdenlive 20.12 offers a new subtitle editor, same track transition support, and a vertical video effect. We recap these and other changes in this release.

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Posted on 21 December 2020 | 11:53 pm

Major Design Changes Planned for GNOME 40

GNOME LOGOGNOME developers have unveiled an ambitious set of UX changes they hope to implement in GNOME 40. We take a closer look at the proposed redesign.

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Posted on 20 December 2020 | 1:21 pm

Firefox 84 Released, Enables WebRender by Default on Linux

Mozilla Firefox LogoFirefox 84 has been released. We rundown its key changes and new features, which includes tweaks to improve the browser's performance on Linux systems.

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Posted on 15 December 2020 | 1:59 am

Linux Kernel 5.10 LTS Released, This is What’s New

Linux Kernel 5.10The Linux 5.10 kernel release is packed to the hilt with big changes, performance enhancements, and new drivers. Linux 5.10 is a Long Term Support release.

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Posted on 14 December 2020 | 12:04 am

Is Souk the Flatpak App Store Experience We’ve Been Waiting For?

souk flatpak app screenshot mainA slick new storefront to find and install Flatpak apps? Count me in! Souk is a new, independent Flatpak manager built in GTK 4 & Rust – and it looks epic!

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Posted on 9 December 2020 | 3:17 pm

ZaReason, the Linux PC Seller, Forced to Close

A seller of pre-built Linux laptops and desktop PCs has announced its closure. The company was early pioneer of devices sold with Ubuntu preinstalled.

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Posted on 6 December 2020 | 5:40 pm

GMusicBrowser is Back From the Dead with New GTK3 Port

gmusicbrowser gtk3 screenshotIt’s been a long time since I typed the name ‘Gmusicbrowser’ in to the body area of post but what d’ya know: the venerable music player recently issued a pair of new releases. Gmusicbrowser was […]

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Posted on 2 December 2020 | 3:27 pm