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Star Labs Tease StarFighter, a Linux Laptop with 4K Display

star labs starfighter laptopLooking for a large Linux-powered laptop boasting a 4K display? If so, Star Labs have got you covered. This UK-based hardware company is finalising production details on StarFighter, an upcoming 15.6-inch Linux laptop that boasts a 10-bit matte 4K IPS 16:9 display (likely at a comfortable 3840×2160 resolution, which is great for 2x scaling) — the display alone costs more than the company’s StarLite Linux laptop. Additionally, Star Labs’ StarFighter will offer a choice of 45W AMD or Intel processors, up-to 64GB RAM, and up-to 2TB of storage (though Gen 4 SDDs will only be supported on models with Intel […]

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Posted on 4 July 2022 | 6:38 pm

Black Box is a GTK4 Terminal App With a Unique Look

blackbox gtk4 terminal emulatorBlack Box is a GTK4 terminal emulator for Linux desktops. It boasts innovative UI features, 12 terminal themes, and is easy to install from Flathub.

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Posted on 3 July 2022 | 10:44 pm

Linux Mint 21 Won’t Use Ubuntu’s ‘Killer’ Memory Feature

Linux Mint logoLinux Mint 21 won't use the memory management feature causing issues for users of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. The news came in the distro's latest monthly update.

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Posted on 3 July 2022 | 1:58 pm

Open Source FPS Game ‘Xonotic’ Just Got a Huge Update

A new version of open source arena shooter game Xonotic is out and it's pretty sizeable. Eery area of the game gains improvement, from graphics to AI.

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Posted on 1 July 2022 | 2:14 pm

New Effect Added to ‘Burn My Windows’ GNOME Extension

Like over-the-top desktop interaction animations? The latest update to the Burn My Windows GNOME extension has added a new effect you'll love.

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Posted on 30 June 2022 | 8:16 pm

Ubuntu 22.10 (Finally) Gets an Updated Settings App

Development builds of Ubuntu 22.10 just received an updated version of the GNOME Control Center (aka settings) app, which includes Ubuntu-specific options.

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Posted on 29 June 2022 | 4:37 am

Thunderbird 102 Arrives with Visual Improvements + More

Thunderbird 102 is out. This update to free, open source e-mail client has tons of visual improvements on show, from colourful icons to a new address book.

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Posted on 28 June 2022 | 11:54 pm

Terminal Tip: ‘duf’ is Prettier Alternative to the ‘df’ Command

I've found a great alternative to the df command in Linux. It's called duf and is prettier and more ordered than the standard df command we're used to.

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Posted on 28 June 2022 | 8:37 pm

BlueMail E-Mail Client Gets a Makeover, Support for Wayland

bluemail email client screenshotBlueMail is a free, proprietary e-mail client with Linux builds. It supports most mail providers and protocols, has a large feature set, and now a new look.

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Posted on 28 June 2022 | 5:33 pm

Pitivi Video Editor Adds Beat Detection, Object Tracking + More

pitivi video editorA new development version of Pitivi video editor is out and it boasts some major new features. The GTK-based video editor is currently in the midst of a GTK4 port as part of this year’s Google Summer of Code but, happening alongside that work, is work on adding a slew of other features that would-be content creators will be keen to try. Following OpenShot’s lead, the Pitivi 2022.06 milestone introduces object tracking. I had a bit of a play with this prior to writing this article. To track and object you click “cover object” in the clip options panel then […]

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Posted on 27 June 2022 | 8:30 pm

Firefox 102 Adds GeoClue Support on Linux, Improves PDF Viewer

firefox logo on an orange backgroundMozilla Firefox 102 is out with a host of small but welcome improvements, including support for GeoClue geo-location detection on Linux desktops — nice!

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Posted on 27 June 2022 | 2:02 pm

GNOME Devs Bring New List View to Nautilus File Manager

Rubber banding, a cute animation, and fixes for several long-standing inconsistencies feature in the latest development builds of the Nautilus file manager.

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Posted on 26 June 2022 | 10:22 pm