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Passive aggressive baking at its finest

Okay, so this isn’t strictly related to Linux per se — though a tangential link exists because Microsoft Edge is coming to Linux — but the following photo made me laugh when I saw it […]

This post, Passive aggressive baking at its finest, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 26 January 2020 | 5:47 pm

Here’s the New KDE Plasma 5.18 Default Wallpaper

The new Plasma 5.18 LTS wallpaper has been unveiled. The geometric design, which appears to resemble a beach scene, is available to download in 4K.

This post, Here’s the New KDE Plasma 5.18 Default Wallpaper, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 24 January 2020 | 12:58 pm

Rocket League is Dropping Support for Linux

Rocket League is dropping official support for Linux and macOS. Psyonix shared the news in a short statement posted on their website.

This post, Rocket League is Dropping Support for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 23 January 2020 | 7:51 pm

Telegram Update Adds New Poll Options, Message Scheduling

The Telegram messaging app has added advanced poll options and message scheduling to its desktop client, which is available for Windows, macOS and Linux.

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

Posted on 23 January 2020 | 3:39 pm

Ubuntu’s Installer Slideshow Gets a Focal Refresh

The Ubuntu slideshow installer has been updated in Ubuntu 20.04 to include updated screenshots, new icons, and refreshed theming.

This post, Ubuntu’s Installer Slideshow Gets a Focal Refresh, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 23 January 2020 | 2:27 pm

It’s Not Your Eyes: Why HQ Desktop Backgrounds Look Blurry on Ubuntu

A fix for blurred backgrounds on Ubuntu and GNOME Shell is on the way. A patch from Ubuntu dev Daniel Van Vugt tackles OpenGL downscaling of large images.

This post, It’s Not Your Eyes: Why HQ Desktop Backgrounds Look Blurry on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 January 2020 | 4:58 pm

Canonical’s New Cloud Tech Streams Android Apps to Other Devices

Most of us are familiar with the idea of streaming music and content on our phones, thanks to services like Spotify and Netflix — but what about apps?

This post, Canonical’s New Cloud Tech Streams Android Apps to Other Devices, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 January 2020 | 4:13 pm

KDE Plasma 5.18 Includes a System Report Tool — But It’s Strictly Opt-In

KDE developers are keen to 'learn' more about how people use the Plasma desktop, the hardware they run it on, and the features they enable.

This post, KDE Plasma 5.18 Includes a System Report Tool — But It’s Strictly Opt-In, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 January 2020 | 3:21 pm

Ubuntu Finally Removes the Amazon Web App You Never Use (Updated)

Ubuntu 20.04 will not include the Amazon web app. An Amazon launcher was been included in Ubuntu since 2012 but will not feature in the next LTS.

This post, Ubuntu Finally Removes the Amazon Web App You Never Use (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 20 January 2020 | 4:26 pm

Is the MNT Reform the Most Open Source Laptop, Ever? It Comes Close!

MNT Reform is an open source Linux laptop 99.9% free of binary blobs, running entirely on open source software. It's developed by Berlin-based MNT Research.

This post, Is the MNT Reform the Most Open Source Laptop, Ever? It Comes Close!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 20 January 2020 | 1:12 am

Xubuntu 20.04 Will Include a Dark Theme

Xubuntu 20.04 includes a dark theme, a recoloured version of the Greybird GTK theme. The new Greybird Dark version will also work on other DEs, like MATE.

This post, Xubuntu 20.04 Will Include a Dark Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 January 2020 | 10:12 pm

This Cool Cyberpunk Desktop is Easy to Recreate on Kubuntu

How to give your desktop a cyperpunk makeover on KDE Plasma, complete with live video wallpaper, neon themed icon set, and a futuristic Plasma theme.

This post, This Cool Cyberpunk Desktop is Easy to Recreate on Kubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 January 2020 | 4:27 pm

How to Make Linux Mint Look Like Windows 7

Make Linux Mint look like Windows 7 with this ace theme pack from B00merang project. It's easy to install and transforms the look of the Cinnamon desktop.

This post, How to Make Linux Mint Look Like Windows 7, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 18 January 2020 | 4:53 pm

Why Windows 7 Users Should Switch to Linux

The end of Windows 7 support leaves hundreds of millions of PC users stranded on an unmaintained system that’s vulnerable to hacks, malware, and viruses. Microsoft would have you believe that upgrading to Windows 10 […]

This post, Why Windows 7 Users Should Switch to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 18 January 2020 | 1:33 am

JetBrains’ New Font (Apparently) Makes Reading Code Easier

JetBrains Mono is a free monospace font that claims to make reading code easier on the eyes. The font is open source and available to download and use.

This post, JetBrains’ New Font (Apparently) Makes Reading Code Easier, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 17 January 2020 | 12:31 am

Xfce 4.16 is Adopting Client Side Decoration by Default

Xfce logoXfce 4.16 will look a little different to long time users when it arrives later this year, as the popular desktop environment is adopting client side decoration by default. But before you cry tears over […]

This post, Xfce 4.16 is Adopting Client Side Decoration by Default, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 16 January 2020 | 5:41 pm

Here’s What’s New in KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS

KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS is the latest version of this popular Linux desktop environment. We look at the new features and improvements this release offers.

This post, Here’s What’s New in KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 16 January 2020 | 4:10 pm

PinePhone ‘Brave Heart’ Starts Shipping, Here’s What to Expect

PinePhone 'Brave Heart' has begun shipping to early adopters. We also get our first look the phone's packaging, the factory OS it uses, and more.

This post, PinePhone ‘Brave Heart’ Starts Shipping, Here’s What to Expect, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 January 2020 | 11:44 pm

GNOME 3.36’s Improved Shell Theme Looks Ace

Ubuntu isn’t alone in exploring major theme changes of late, with GNOME 3.36 set to debut with its own visual improvements in tow. As spotlighted by Alex (aka BabyWogue), the current development work on GNOME […]

This post, GNOME 3.36’s Improved Shell Theme Looks Ace, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 January 2020 | 3:29 am

Ubuntu Makes Major Change to its Appearance Ahead of 20.04

Visual changes are on the way to Ubuntu, after Ubuntu's design and development teams meet up to work on an improve look and feel for Ubuntu 20.04.

This post, Ubuntu Makes Major Change to its Appearance Ahead of 20.04, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 14 January 2020 | 6:02 pm

5 Best Linux Distros for Windows 7 Users

Behold the best Linux distros for Windows 7 users, as picked by our readers. From lightweight Linux distros to systems perfect for power users.

This post, 5 Best Linux Distros for Windows 7 Users, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 14 January 2020 | 1:31 am

Windows 7 Support Ends Today, Upgrade to Something Supported Soon

Official Windows 7 support ends on January 14, 2020 for regular desktop users and no further security patches or exploit fixes will be released for free.

This post, Windows 7 Support Ends Today, Upgrade to Something Supported Soon, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 14 January 2020 | 12:03 am

Ubuntu’s Unity Desktop Lives On …in Anime!?

Unity is no longer the jewel in Ubuntu’s crown, but the much-loved desktop is still out there, sparkling. And I don’t mean on computers, but in anime!

This post, Ubuntu’s Unity Desktop Lives On …in Anime!?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 13 January 2020 | 7:45 pm

Cawbird, the Linux Twitter Client, Scores a Small Update

screenshot of cawbird twitter clientThe Cawbird Twitter client for Linux has a new release out. No major new features are added, but there a couple of notable improvements to check out.

This post, Cawbird, the Linux Twitter Client, Scores a Small Update, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 13 January 2020 | 3:47 pm

Ubuntu 19.04 Hits End of Life Later this Month, Upgrade Soon

Ubuntu 19.04 support ends on January 23, 2020. Canonical recommend that anyone still running the 'Disco Dingo' upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10 'Eoan Ermine'.

This post, Ubuntu 19.04 Hits End of Life Later this Month, Upgrade Soon, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 10 January 2020 | 1:41 pm

Dell Puts Its New Ubuntu Laptop Center Stage at CES 2020

CES 2020 was a little light on consumer-grade Linux tech but the Ubuntu powered Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition took pride of place over at the Dell stand.

This post, Dell Puts Its New Ubuntu Laptop Center Stage at CES 2020, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 9 January 2020 | 4:31 pm

Ubuntu Needs to Make it Easier to Enable Dark Mode

It should be easy to enable dark mode in Ubuntu, as well as change GTK theme – yet it's not. In this post I argue why I think that this needs to change.

This post, Ubuntu Needs to Make it Easier to Enable Dark Mode, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 9 January 2020 | 2:59 pm