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Linux Deepin 15.8 Released with Various Neat Improvements

linux deepin 15.6 simple launcherDeepin 15.8, the latest version of the Deepin Linux distribution, is now available to download. Building on its previous (well received) release, Deepin 15.8 adds some polish and refinement, boasts a smaller download size, and makes a number of design tweaks to improve the form and function of the distro. “[Deepin 15.8 offers] an attractive and efficient, excellent […]

This post, Linux Deepin 15.8 Released with Various Neat Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 November 2018 | 1:50 pm

Ubuntu 19.04 Daily Builds Available to Download

ubuntu 19.04 daily builds are available to downloadPrep a partition because Ubuntu 19.04 daily builds are now available to download. A new “Disco Dingo” daily build will be produced each and every day from now until the Ubuntu 19.04 release date in April 2019. For dedicated Ubuntu developers, testers, and community enthusiasts the arrival of daily builds is the horn blare that declares […]

This post, Ubuntu 19.04 Daily Builds Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 11 November 2018 | 2:44 pm

Samsung ‘Linux on DeX’ Enters Beta, Here’s How to Take Part

samsung dex linux galaxyDo you dream of being able to use an Android phone as a Linux PC when connected to a big screen and full-size keyboard? If so, you’re gonna love Samsung. The South Korean tech giant has launched its “Linux on DeX” app in beta, and is inviting early adopters to register to help test it […]

This post, Samsung ‘Linux on DeX’ Enters Beta, Here’s How to Take Part, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 9 November 2018 | 12:02 am

Microsoft Adds More Features to Windows Subsystem for Linux

Linux Shell option in WSL file explorerA slate of improvements to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) feature in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.  Microsoft has shared details on a number of key bug fixes and useful new features that WSL users who run the latest version of Windows 10 will benefit from. Such as? Windows 10 October Update WSL Improvements […]

This post, Microsoft Adds More Features to Windows Subsystem for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 6 November 2018 | 3:31 pm

Don’t Panic, You Can Boot Linux on Apple’s New Devices

the new apple macbook doesn't let linux bootDoes Apple stop Linux from booting on its newly refreshed Mac Mini PC or MacBookAir laptops?  That’s the claim currently circling the web‘s collective drain. The posit is that the new T2 ‘secure enclave’ chip Apple has baked in to its new models prevents Linux from booting. But is this actually true? Kinda. The answer is both “yes, technically” […]

This post, Don’t Panic, You Can Boot Linux on Apple’s New Devices, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 5 November 2018 | 3:40 pm

Ubuntu 19.04 Release Date & Planned Features

Ubuntu 19.04 Disco DingoWith the Ubuntu 19.04 release date set for April 18, 2019, we take a look at some of new features Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo might include – and there's lots!

This post, Ubuntu 19.04 Release Date & Planned Features, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 3 November 2018 | 10:47 am

Mark Shuttleworth Thinks IBM Buying Red Hat is Good News for Ubuntu

Wondering what Mark Shuttleworth thinks about IBM buying Red Hat? Well, wonder no more. The Ubuntu founder has shared his thoughts on IBM’s game-changing purchase in a short but pointed blog post. And, few of you will be surprised to learn, the space-faring free-software fan thinks the deal marks a “significant moment in the progression of open […]

This post, Mark Shuttleworth Thinks IBM Buying Red Hat is Good News for Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 31 October 2018 | 2:35 pm

Linux Mint 19.1 Will Feature a ‘Modern’ Desktop Layout

linux mint thumbnailWe’re expecting the release of Linux Mint 19.1 to arrive just before the Christmas holidays and, like your nearest and dearest, it’ll be bringing a few surprises with it. The Linux 19.1 release will include the Cinnamon 4.0 desktop environment by default and this, Mint’s devs say, will “look more modern” than it does now. How? By […]

This post, Linux Mint 19.1 Will Feature a ‘Modern’ Desktop Layout, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 31 October 2018 | 1:52 am

Ubuntu 19.04 is Named ‘Disco Dingo’

ubuntu 19.04 is named the disco dingoThe name of Ubuntu 19.04 has been revealed — and it’s definitely a distinctive decision! As listed on Launchpad, the home of Ubuntu development, the Ubuntu 19.04 name is logged as “Disco Dingo”. Ubuntu 19.04 will be the next stable Ubuntu release and come backed by 9 months of updates. It’s due for release in April […]

This post, Ubuntu 19.04 is Named ‘Disco Dingo’, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 30 October 2018 | 1:34 pm

IBM Inks $34 Billion Deal to Buy Red Hat

IBM buys Red HatIBM is to buy open source software company Red Hat in a $34 billion deal — the biggest in Linux and open-source history. Red Hat is best known as a Linux company, offering both Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Fedora, but it also makes (a lot of) money selling support, virtualization solutions, training, and cloud […]

This post, IBM Inks $34 Billion Deal to Buy Red Hat, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 28 October 2018 | 10:31 pm

Firefox 63 Released with Tab Switcher Changes, More Robust Web Extensions

Firefox 63.0 tab switchingA new version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser is now available to download. Firefox 63.0 serves as the latest update and comes packed with a compelling crop of new features and other improvements. Out of process extensions Firefox 63 is the first version of the web browser to run web extensions (previously known as add-ons) […]

This post, Firefox 63 Released with Tab Switcher Changes, More Robust Web Extensions, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 23 October 2018 | 9:54 am

You Can Now Buy an Official Ubuntu 18.10 T-Shirt

Ubuntu 18.10 cosmic cuttlefish mascot teeA t-shirt bearing the Ubuntu 18.10 mascot design has gone on sale. Canonical’s online shop has added a dark blue shirt overlaid with an orange cuttlefish design, the same one used on the official Ubuntu 18.10 wallpaper. The reverse of each 100% cotton tee bears the Ubuntu brand mark and text that reads “Cosmic Cuttlefish 18.10”. […]

This post, You Can Now Buy an Official Ubuntu 18.10 T-Shirt, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 23 October 2018 | 2:23 am

Simplenote Adds a Distraction-Free Focus Mode

simplenote on linuxA distraction-free focus mode has been added to the nifty note taking app Simplenote. The feature is one of several improvements the desktop client picks up in its latest update, and is freely available for Windows, macOS, and Linux users. Mobile apps for iOS and Android are also available. Famed for its markdown support in particular, Simplenote […]

This post, Simplenote Adds a Distraction-Free Focus Mode, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 October 2018 | 11:23 pm

Linux Kernel 4.19 Released, Plus Updates to Google Chrome, LightWorks + More

Linux 4.19 kernel releaseThis week's Linux Release Roundup includes a look at the new features in the Linux 4.19 kernel release, Chrome 70, a Lightworks update, and more.

This post, Linux Kernel 4.19 Released, Plus Updates to Google Chrome, LightWorks + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 October 2018 | 9:57 am

Happy 14th Birthday, Ubuntu!

happy birthday ubuntu graphicBust out the bunting and start cooking a cake because it’s Ubuntu’s birthday! Yes, fourteen feature-filled years have flown by since Mark Shuttleworth sat down to share news of the very first Ubuntu release. Ubuntu 4.10 ‘Warty Warthog’ was thrust into the world on Wednesday October 20, 2004. Explaining the USP of the (then newest) Linux distribution, […]

This post, Happy 14th Birthday, Ubuntu!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 October 2018 | 11:37 pm

What’s Your Ubuntu 19.04 Codename Prediction?

A question mark in a circleIt’s that really fun part of the release cycle where we get you to try and guess the name of the next Ubuntu release! it could, at this point, be literally anything — but what do think the codename of Ubuntu 19.04 will be? Ten years on since Ubuntu 9.04 ‘Jaunty Jackalope’, the first release this site covered, […]

This post, What’s Your Ubuntu 19.04 Codename Prediction?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 October 2018 | 6:04 pm

Canonical Launch Ubuntu User Statistics Website

statsCanonical has launched an official webpage to relay Ubuntu user statistics collected by the Ubuntu report tool. The company had shared a few early findings from its data collection tool earlier in the year, but we’ve had to wait until now to get the full set via a fancy-pants website. And they were worth the wait. All […]

This post, Canonical Launch Ubuntu User Statistics Website, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 18 October 2018 | 11:22 pm

Ubuntu 18.10 Flavors Released, Ready to Download

Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, the latest version of Ubuntu, is now available to download and so too are freshly spun images for it crop of community-based flavors. New stable versions of Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Budgie, Xubuntu and Kubuntu are ready to download, all based on Ubuntu 18.10. Read on to learn about the biggest changes these […]

This post, Ubuntu 18.10 Flavors Released, Ready to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 18 October 2018 | 6:24 pm