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Firefox is Switching to a Monthly Release Cycle

You can look forward to installing new versions of Firefox more frequently as the web browser is switching to a monthly release cycle.

This post, Firefox is Switching to a Monthly Release Cycle, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 17 September 2019 | 4:33 pm

Ubuntu Devs Detail Plan for 32-bit Support in Ubuntu 19.10

Ubuntu developers have detailed the process by which 32-bit library and app compatibility will be maintained in Ubuntu 19.10 and up.

This post, Ubuntu Devs Detail Plan for 32-bit Support in Ubuntu 19.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 17 September 2019 | 3:34 pm

Oracle Built a Raspberry Pi Super Computer That Looks like a TARDIS

raspberry pi supercomputerHow many Raspberry Pi's does it take to build a super computer? 1060, according to Oracle, who built one to demo at Oracle OpenWorld 2019.

This post, Oracle Built a Raspberry Pi Super Computer That Looks like a TARDIS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 17 September 2019 | 2:57 pm

New Website Showcases KDE Plasma Desktop

KDE Plasma desktop environment is modern, lean and feature-packed, and it now has a brand new interactive website to showcase it!

This post, New Website Showcases KDE Plasma Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 16 September 2019 | 7:39 pm

Linux Kernel 5.3 Released, This is What’s New

Now that Linux kernel 5.3 is officially released we take a quick look at the new and notable changes this kernel update brings.

This post, Linux Kernel 5.3 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 16 September 2019 | 12:28 pm

Nostalgia is a GNOME Wallpaper App with a Twist

Nostalgia a GTK app for the Linux desktop that let you browse through previous GNOME desktop wallpapers, and quickly set them as your desktop background.

This post, Nostalgia is a GNOME Wallpaper App with a Twist, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 September 2019 | 5:45 pm

DiRT Rally is Currently FREE on Steam, Saving You $39.99 [Offer Ended]

You can snag a FREE copy of DiRT Rally, the well-regarded rally racing game for Windows, macOS and Linux, from the Steam store — but only for this weekend.

This post, DiRT Rally is Currently FREE on Steam, Saving You $39.99 [Offer Ended], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 September 2019 | 4:30 pm

PineTime is a $25 Linux-friendly Smartwatch, Coming Next Year (Updated)

PineTime is a $25 Linux Smartwatch is in development by Pine64, makers of the PineBook Pro Linux laptop and the PineTab Linux tablet. It's due next year.

This post, PineTime is a $25 Linux-friendly Smartwatch, Coming Next Year (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 September 2019 | 3:19 pm

This PPA Lets You Try an exFat Kernel Module Based on Samsung Code

A new PPA gives Ubuntu users the opportunity to try an alternative exFAT kernel module based on Samsung's sdfat Linux driver code.

This post, This PPA Lets You Try an exFat Kernel Module Based on Samsung Code, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 September 2019 | 1:33 pm

14 Essential Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcuts (Plus Cheat Sheet!)

essential keyboard shortcutsUbuntu keyboard shortcuts help improve your productivity by making repetitive, repeated tasks faster and easier to perform. You probably already know a stack of keyboard shortcuts already because general actions like copy (ctrl + c), […]

This post, 14 Essential Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcuts (Plus Cheat Sheet!), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 14 September 2019 | 2:14 pm

The GNOME 3.36 Release Date is Set for Next March

GNOME 3.36 will be released on March 11, 2020. This date, along with other development milestones, are listed in the official release schedule.

This post, The GNOME 3.36 Release Date is Set for Next March, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 13 September 2019 | 1:53 pm

Here’s Ubuntu 19.10’s New Default Wallpaper

A hand pulling a curtain back overlaid on the Ubuntu 19.10 default wallpaperThe Ubuntu 19.10 default wallpaper is revealed at last. We share download links to Ubuntu's new desktop background, which features an 'Ermine' motif.

This post, Here’s Ubuntu 19.10’s New Default Wallpaper, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 13 September 2019 | 12:23 pm

GNOME 3.34 Released with “Drastically Improved” Responsiveness

The new GNOME 3.34 release is here and it boasts 'drastically improved responsiveness' through the GNOME Shell user interface.

This post, GNOME 3.34 Released with “Drastically Improved” Responsiveness, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 12 September 2019 | 3:30 pm

Ubuntu’s New Look: Are You a Fan?

A question mark in a circleIt's been a few months since we last a poll and Ubuntu 19.10 switching to a light theme feels like a topic worth probing your collective opinions on.

This post, Ubuntu’s New Look: Are You a Fan?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 11 September 2019 | 11:19 pm

It’s Now Easier to Install Acer Firmware on Linux

acer firmware for linuxIt's getting easier to install Acer firmware on Linux as the taiwanese computer giant has joined the LVFS, the Linux Firmware Vendor service.

This post, It’s Now Easier to Install Acer Firmware on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 11 September 2019 | 3:03 pm

RawTherapee 5.7 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu & Linux Mint

screenshot of rawtherapee appA new version of open source RAW image processing software RawTherapee is now available to download. We show you how to install it on Ubuntu.

This post, RawTherapee 5.7 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu & Linux Mint, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 11 September 2019 | 2:32 pm

Microsoft Linux Conference Announced, Takes Place Next March

a photo of the linux and microsoft logosWSLConf is set to take place in March 2020 on Microsoft's campus. A community-led event, WSLConf will feature presentations and workshops.

This post, Microsoft Linux Conference Announced, Takes Place Next March, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 11 September 2019 | 2:01 pm

Firefox’s New VPN Feature is Available for Testing

Not only has Mozilla suddenly revived its (much missed) Test Pilot program, but it’s using it to check the tyres on a really interesting new feature: a VPN. The new Test Pilot site is currently […]

This post, Firefox’s New VPN Feature is Available for Testing, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 4:27 pm

Ubuntu 19.10 Will Boot Faster Thanks to LZ4 Compression

Ubuntu 19.10 boot times from installation media will be faster thanks to the use of LZ4 decompression for kernel and initramfs.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Will Boot Faster Thanks to LZ4 Compression, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 4:10 pm

GSConnect Update Lets You Control Android Music Apps from Your Desktop + More

connect android to ubuntu using GSConnectA new version of the GSConnect extension for GNOME Shell desktops is now available, and it’s packing a couple of nifty changes. If you’ve not heard of GSConnect before then it’s best to think of […]

This post, GSConnect Update Lets You Control Android Music Apps from Your Desktop + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 3:06 pm

Ubuntu 19.10 Will Feature a Bright New Look

A light yaru theme ships as part of Ubuntu 19.10, replacing the old Yaru gtk theme's dark header bars with lighter ones aimed at improving usability.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Will Feature a Bright New Look, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 10 September 2019 | 1:46 pm

Vertical Option in Development for Dash to Panel

If you long for a Dash to Panel vertical option I've some seriously good news: one is in currently in development on Github and working!

This post, Vertical Option in Development for Dash to Panel, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 9 September 2019 | 4:14 pm

The Vivaldi Browser is Now Available on Android

A Vivaldi browser Android app is now available on the Google Play Store. Vivaldi's Android app is currently in beta with some unique features.

This post, The Vivaldi Browser is Now Available on Android, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 9 September 2019 | 4:05 pm

Mumble Chat App Get First Major Update in 10 Years

A new version of Mumble, an open source VoIP often regarded as a viable alternative to services like Skype and Discord, is now available for download.

This post, Mumble Chat App Get First Major Update in 10 Years, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 9 September 2019 | 2:48 pm

This Handy Nvidia Optimus Linux Tool Makes Switching Between GPUs Easy

If you’re using Nvidia Optimus on Linux you switch between discrete and integrated graphics using the ‘mate-optimus’ utility. This panel-based applet even supports the Nvidia PRIME offloading feature included in the latest NVIDIA 435.x Linux […]

This post, This Handy Nvidia Optimus Linux Tool Makes Switching Between GPUs Easy, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 8 September 2019 | 4:24 pm

Telegram Update Adds Message Scheduling, Personal Reminders & New Theme Options

Telegram desktop appMessaging scheduling is among the new features added to the hugely popular Telegram messaging service. Telegram 1.8.3 (v5.11 on mobile) introduces the ability to schedule messages. This feature could prove particularly useful for Telegram group […]

This post, Telegram Update Adds Message Scheduling, Personal Reminders & New Theme Options, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 6 September 2019 | 1:43 pm

You can now use Apple Music on Linux without any hacks

apple music logo on a pink backgroundApple Music is now available through a web browser, which means I'm pleased/obligated to report that you can now use the service on Linux!

This post, You can now use Apple Music on Linux without any hacks, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 6 September 2019 | 3:30 am