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KDE Connect’s Android App Gets a Mini Makeover

kde-connect-redesignA redesigned version of the KDE Connect Android app is rolling out now on the Google Play Store. KDE Connect 1.17, which will likely come to F-Droid shortly, gives the app a bright, clean makeover […]

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Posted on 9 May 2021 | 3:18 pm

Linux Release Roundup: elementary OS, Zorin OS, Kdenlive + More

LRR may 2021Zorin OS 16 beta, desktop Twitter app Cawbird, and a effect-laden update to the best open source video editor around — it's our latest Linux roundup!

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Posted on 5 May 2021 | 7:45 pm

StarLabs’ Latest Linux Laptop Has Landed, Priced from £777

starlabs star book mk v laptopUK tech company StarLabs has unveiled a new Linux-powered laptop: the StarBook Mk V. The 14-inch notebook even offers a choice of open source firmware.

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Posted on 5 May 2021 | 3:43 pm

Microsoft Edge for Linux is Now in Beta

Microsoft Edge Linux BetaThe Microsoft Edge for Linux beta is now available to download. Until now Linux fans of the Chromium-based browser have needed to use a developer preview.

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Posted on 4 May 2021 | 9:30 pm

Linux Mint’s File Transfer App is Now Available on Android (Unofficially)

warpinator android appLinux Mint's Warpinator app is now available on Android. The open source tool make it easy to transfer files between devices without the internet.

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Posted on 3 May 2021 | 8:15 pm

Spotify’s Redesigned Desktop App is Now Available on Linux

Spotify Linux app 2021Spotify announced a redesign of its desktop app at the end of March, and the revamp has finally found its way to my Linux desktop — and maybe yours, too! The UI rejig improves the […]

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Posted on 3 May 2021 | 4:30 pm

GNOME 40 Looks Even Better with a Bit of Blur

Blur My ShellGNOME 40 striking new layout can b taken to the next level with this GNOME extension that blurs out static parts of the UI. The results are very impressive.

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Posted on 3 May 2021 | 4:34 am

Ubuntu 16.04 Hits End of Life, Users Should Upgrade Now

Running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS? Hopefully you’re not as it reached end of life on April 29,2021. What does that mean? Bluntly: no more security updates, and no further Mozilla Firefox releases through the regular Ubuntu […]

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Posted on 2 May 2021 | 10:12 pm

Ubuntu 21.10 Daily Builds Now Available to Download

You can now download the Ubuntu 21.10 daily builds to help test and track development of the next stable Ubuntu release, codenamed Impish Indri.

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Posted on 2 May 2021 | 8:47 pm

Ubuntu 21.10 ‘Impish Indri’ Opens for Development

I’m gonna keep this brief as I’m (barely) recovering from a tooth abscess, but I couldn’t not mention that development on Ubuntu 21.10 ‘Impish Indri’ has now officially begun. Call me a traditionalist, but after […]

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Posted on 29 April 2021 | 1:06 pm

Why You Can’t Upgrade to Ubuntu 21.04 (For Now)

Ubuntu 21.04 HippoA bug that leaves users unable to boot their computers is why you may not have seen an Ubuntu 21.04 upgrade notification. Users can still upgrade manually.

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Posted on 26 April 2021 | 10:58 pm

Linux Kernel 5.12 Released, This is What’s New

Linux Kernel 5.12A new Linux kernel is available to download. In this post we run through the core changes and new features shipping inside this, Linux 5.12.

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Posted on 26 April 2021 | 1:50 pm

Do Not Adjust Your Monitor: We’re Supposed to Look Like This

It's not your eyes, your monitor, or even Ubuntu: we DO look different today! In this post I talk about our latest revamp and why it matters to us and you!

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Posted on 26 April 2021 | 12:03 am

Geary 40 Released with Responsive UI, Performance Tweaks

Geary 40 mobile modeGeary 40 has been released. In this post we look at what's changed in this release, as well as the new features that developers have added.

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Posted on 25 April 2021 | 6:23 pm

Watch the Ubuntu Desktop Team Live Stream This Friday

small-handsGot questions about the Ubuntu desktop? Want to probe the minds of the people who make the distro that millions of people use daily? Today's your chance!

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Posted on 23 April 2021 | 11:09 am

NextCloud is Currently Broken in Ubuntu 21.04, But a Fix is Coming

nextcloud bug in Ubuntu 21.04NextCloud users considering an upgrade to Ubuntu 21.04 might want to hold off for a few days as the NextCloud package in Ubuntu is currently broken.

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Posted on 22 April 2021 | 11:17 pm

Ubuntu 21.04 Flavours Released, This is What’s New

Ubuntu Flavors LogosUbuntu 21.04 release is out and so are brand new versions of the official Ubuntu flavours. We run-through what's new in Xubuntu, Kubuntu et al in this post.

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Posted on 22 April 2021 | 8:24 pm

Ubuntu 21.04 Released, Available to Download

You can now download Ubuntu 21.04 from the Ubuntu website. In this post we recap the biggest changes in the 'Hirsute Hippo', and share the download link.

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Posted on 22 April 2021 | 3:30 pm

Ubuntu 21.10 Codename Revealed — And it’s an Intriguing Choice

The codename for the next Ubuntu release is revealed! In this post we share the codename, explain it, and ask if it holds any clues on what we can expect…

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Posted on 22 April 2021 | 2:28 pm

Microsoft Demos GUI Linux Apps Running on Windows 10

Ever wanted to run desktop Linux apps on Windows 10? Microsoft's WSL engineering team are making this strange marriage a reality, as this demo video shows!

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Posted on 21 April 2021 | 5:46 pm

New Video Hypes Up the Ultimate Linux Tablet: the JingPad A1

The folks behind the JingOS Linux distro plan to launch a crowdfunding campaign for an ARM-powered tablet preloaded with their Ubuntu-based OS in the summer. Ahead of that campaign launch, JingOS devs have shared a […]

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Posted on 21 April 2021 | 12:46 pm

Ubuntu 21.04: What’s New? [Video]

ubuntu what's new colourWhat's new in Ubuntu 21.04 'Hirsute Hippo'? How about ALL this! Yes, to hype the new release we've handcrafted a short video showcasing its biggest changes.

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Posted on 21 April 2021 | 4:42 am

Mozilla Firefox 88 Released, This is What’s New

Mozilla has announced the release of Firefox 88. The latest version of the famed FOSS app enabled ‘smooth pinch-zooming using a touchpad’ on Linux systems. Additionally, the browser’s built-in PDF form filler now supports JavaScript […]

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Posted on 20 April 2021 | 4:02 pm

Ubuntu 21.04 ‘Hirsute Hippo’ T-Shirt Now Available to Order

hirsute hippo artowkrWant the world your Zoom colleagues to know how excited you about Ubuntu 21.04, which is released on April 22? If so, check out a hip new t-shirt from the French-speaking Ubuntu community. They produce […]

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Posted on 16 April 2021 | 1:16 pm

Shortwave 2.0 Arrives with GTK 4 Port, Slick Mini-Player Mode

A new version of Shortwave, an open source desktop radio player for Linux, is out and it’s front-loaded with improvements! Such as? Well, check out its fancy new GTK4 interface. Yes, Shortwave 2.0 has seen […]

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Posted on 13 April 2021 | 7:51 pm

GNOME Designers Explore a ‘Bottom Bar’ Layout for GNOME Shell

GNOME bottom bar mockup socialFor 10 years GNOME shell has been based around a single panel stripped across the top of the screen — but this fundamental feature could be about to change.

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Posted on 8 April 2021 | 11:56 am

Have You Noticed These Design Tweaks in Ubuntu 21.04?

Design Tweak ThumbnailAs well as new features, Ubuntu 21.04 comes with several refinements to the Yaru GTK and GNOME Shell theme. In this post we share the most striking changes.

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Posted on 7 April 2021 | 6:00 pm