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Linux Mint 20: Release Date & New Features

Linux Mint 20 will be released later this year but what new features, changes, and other improvements will it offer? Well, that’s what this post is here to tell you. We will keep this roundup […]

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Posted on 31 March 2020 | 5:09 pm

Is it a Smartphone? Is it a PDA? It’s Both – and It Supports Linux

The Astro Slide is an Android-based smartphone with sliding physical keyboard. And the device's makers, Planet Computers, say it'll support Linux too.

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Posted on 30 March 2020 | 11:37 pm

Telegram Desktop App Update Adds Chat Folders, New Sidebar

telegram chat folders in sidebarTelegram desktop app has been updated with a new chat folders feature and sidebar. In this post we show you what chat folders look like and how to use it.

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Posted on 30 March 2020 | 4:39 pm

Do Ubuntu’s Custom Changes Make a Standalone GNOME OS More Likely?

GNOME OSIs an independent GNOME OS an inevitability? A recent blog post put out by GNOME designer Tobias Bernard certainly certainly makes a compelling case for one.

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Posted on 29 March 2020 | 6:58 pm

TIL Wayfire Supports Background Window Blur in GTK Apps

Wayfire, the 3D Wayland compositor, supports a heap of blingy effects. This week I discovered it supports background blur in GNOME GTK apps like Nautilus.

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Posted on 29 March 2020 | 5:11 pm

Bodhi Linux 5.1.0 Released, Based on Latest Ubuntu Point Release

Bodhi Linux 5.1.0 desktop ScreenshotBodhi Linux 5.1.0 is now available to download. We look at what changes are made in this update to the lightweight Ubuntu-based Linux distro.

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Posted on 26 March 2020 | 3:52 pm

Is it Just Me or is Ubuntu’s New Installer Icon a Bit …Odd?

Once you know that the icon above, right is for Ubiquity, the Ubuntu installer, it kinda works okay as a motif. I say ‘kinda’ because if I take my eyes off the icon for a […]

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Posted on 23 March 2020 | 9:25 pm

Waveform Free is a Professional Digital Audio Workstation with Linux Support

Tracktion Waveform Free is a professional digital audio workstation (DAW) with Ubuntu Linux support. We look at what it offers, and how to download it.

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Posted on 23 March 2020 | 3:48 pm

See Ubuntu France’s Fab Focal Fossa T-Shirt

Focal Fossa T-shirtThe fabulously fervent folks in the Ubuntu France community have fashioned Ubuntu's latest mascot animal into a first-rate new t-shirt.

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Posted on 20 March 2020 | 3:33 am

Forking Great: the Arc GTK Theme Lives!

arc dark theme for harmony music playerA fork of the Arc GTK theme is available on GitHub and it picks up exactly where the theme's previous authors left off, which is great news if you're a fan.

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Posted on 20 March 2020 | 12:04 am

Ubuntu 20.04 Shows Your OEM’s Logo on the Boot Screen

The boot screen experience in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS looks a tiny bit different from the one provided in Ubuntu 19.10 — at least for some people.

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Posted on 19 March 2020 | 10:26 pm

OBS Studio 25.0 Released with Vulkan-based Games Capture Support + More

A screenshot of OBS Studio on Ubuntu 20.04OBS Studio 25.0 is now available to download. The open source video streaming and screen recording app adds a host of new features, which we list here.

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Posted on 18 March 2020 | 11:37 pm

Purism Librem Mini is a FOSS-Focused Linux PC

The Purism Librem Mini is a $699 small-form factor Linux PC. Here we look at the Librem Mini specs, price, and its release date to ask if it's worth buying.

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Posted on 18 March 2020 | 6:14 pm

WSL2 Lets You Install the Linux Kernel as a Windows Update

windows subsystem for LinuxGood news for people keen to try out the (much improved) Windows Subsystem for Linux in Windows 10, as Microsoft say the revamped version of the tech is nearing general release.

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Posted on 18 March 2020 | 2:17 am

Shortwave is a Great Radio Player App for Linux Desktops

Screenshot of Shortwave radio player for Linux desktopsLooking for a desktop radio player for Linux? Check out Shortwave, a GTK app that lets you search for and listen to radio, and even record radio streams.

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Posted on 17 March 2020 | 8:16 pm

New Webpage Intros the Benefits to using Ubuntu and WSL on Windows 10

Ubuntu + WSLInterested in kicking the tyres on Ubuntu via Microsoft’s Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)? If so, a new web page has been added to the Ubuntu website to help get you started. Striking and well […]

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Posted on 16 March 2020 | 11:43 pm

Geary 3.36 Released with Redesigned Mail Composer, Expansive ‘Undo’ Support

geary 3.36 screenshot with logoA new version of Geary, the GTK-based email client for Linux desktops, is now available to download. Geary 3.36 is said to offer “a number of enhancements, bug fixes, and server compatibility improvements” over the previous […]

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Posted on 15 March 2020 | 11:46 pm

Like, It’s Almost Too Easy to Install Ubuntu on a Raspberry Pi!

The release of an official Raspberry Pi image writer tool means it now easier than ever to install Ubuntu on a Raspberry Pi 2, 3 or 4!

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Posted on 13 March 2020 | 4:03 pm

Darktable Updated with Major New Features

Darktable, the open source alternative to Adobe Lightroom, is back with a new feature release — its first update of the year, adding major new features.

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Posted on 13 March 2020 | 12:18 am

Eek, the Arc GTK Theme Needs a New Maintainer — Fast

the arc gtk themeThe Arc GTK theme may be one of the most popular GTK themes available for Linux, but adoration doesn't fix bugs. The theme is looking for a new maintainer.

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Posted on 12 March 2020 | 11:43 pm

‘Pop Shell’ Wants to Bring Proper Tiling Window Features to GNOME Shell

If you love the look of tiling window managers but don’t fancy giving up your creature comforts, keep an eye on Pop Shell — it’s a new GNOME extension in development and it’s left me […]

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Posted on 11 March 2020 | 8:58 pm

GNOME 3.36 Released with New Lock Screen, Better Performance

Six months of development later and the official GNOME 3.36 release is finally here, with source code available to download from the usual places. As those of you who read our recent feature roundup will […]

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Posted on 11 March 2020 | 2:29 pm

An Official Firefox Flatpak is on the Way

With the Firefox 74 release out of the way Mozilla developers now turning their attention towards Firefox 75, scheduled for release in the early part of April. While Firefox 75 will (obviously) ship with new […]

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Posted on 10 March 2020 | 4:26 pm

Firefox 74 Released with DNS over HTTPS, Other Privacy Improvements

Mozilla Firefox 74 is now available to download for Windows, macOS and Linux. We recap the new features and key changes in this article, so read on!

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Posted on 10 March 2020 | 3:01 pm

gThumb 3.9.1 Released with Various Changes, New App Icon

An update to gThumb, a GTK-based photo manager and image viewer for Linux, is now available to download. In this post we look at gThumb 3.9.1's features.

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Posted on 9 March 2020 | 8:07 pm

Feeling Creative? You Can Now Remix the Ubuntu 20.04 Wallpaper

If you took one look at the new Ubuntu 20.04 wallpaper and thought to yourself: "Heh, I could do better!" — here's your chance to prove it!

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Posted on 6 March 2020 | 12:44 pm

Zorin OS 15.2 Released, Now Available to Download

Zorin OS 15.2 is now available to download. The update serves as the latest point release in the Zorin OS 15.x series which debuted last year. A raft of software updates, bug fixes and security […]

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Posted on 5 March 2020 | 5:00 pm