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Get macOS ‘Quick Look’ on Ubuntu with GNOME Sushi

A screenshot of GNOME Sushi on UbuntuUse GNOME Sushi to get a macOS 'Quick Look' feature in Ubuntu. Just select a file in Nautilus then hit the spacebar to see an instant preview – sound good?

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Posted on 26 July 2021 | 7:47 am

The ‘Hey Dude, Where Can I Get That Wallpaper?’ Blog Post

WallsByJFL collageIf you've lusted after the desktop wallpapers I've been using in screenshots for articles and tweets during the past month or so, this post is for you.

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Posted on 21 July 2021 | 9:35 pm

Nautilus 40 Arrives in Ubuntu 21.10 Daily Builds

Screenshot showing Nautilus 40.2 on Ubuntu 21.10Nautilus 40 is winging its way to the Ubuntu 21.10 daily builds. While it’s arrival isn’t the most newsworthy event set to occur this cycle, Nautilus 40 carries a small crop of improvements and features that Impish daily testers will want to have a play about with. Such as? Well, this update to the famed file manager finally lets you sort files by creation date in the list view (a long-standing ask); is said to relay ‘more accurate’ file transfer and copy estimates; and improves tab completion in the location entry bar (accessed by pressing ctrl + l). Another area […]

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Posted on 21 July 2021 | 11:39 am

8 Best Icon Themes for Ubuntu (2021 Edition)

best icon themes for UbuntuWe roundup the best icon themes for Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and other Linux distros, from flat icon packs to 3D gradient sets - find your new favourite now!

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Posted on 20 July 2021 | 9:48 pm

The Easy Way to Enable ‘Minimize on Click’ in Ubuntu

how to minimize on click in ubuntuLearn how to enable "Minimize on Click" in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and above the easy way using either the command line or the dconf-editor utility. Simple!

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Posted on 20 July 2021 | 12:17 pm

KDE Connect is Now Available to Windows 10 Users

KDE Connect Windows AppKDE Connect is one of the best ways to integrate your Android smartphone with your Linux desktop. Now the tech is available for Windows users to play with!

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Posted on 19 July 2021 | 8:25 pm

Clapper is My New Go-To Linux Video Player

Clapper is an interesting new media player app for GNOME desktops built in GJS and GTK 4. In this post we look at Clapper's features and drool over its UI.

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Posted on 17 July 2021 | 12:25 pm

Valve’s Steam Deck is 7-inch Linux Gaming PC

steam deck is a Linux gaming PCThe Steam Deck is a 7-inch handheld gaming PC powered by Arch Linux. Yes, Arch Linux. Discover more details, including Steam Deck specs and price, inside.

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Posted on 15 July 2021 | 6:10 pm

Pine64’s Open Source Smartwatch Goes on Sale for $27

The PineTime open source smartwatchWant a smartwatch for $27 that runs free, open source software? You can now buy one thanks to Pine64. In this post we look at the PineTime specs and more.

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Posted on 15 July 2021 | 3:46 pm

ArcMenu GNOME Extension Adds New Windows 11 Layout

a screenshot of the windows 11 menu layout for arc menu gnome extensionThe popular GNOME extension ArcMenu just got an update, adding a new menu layout inspired by Windows 11 — plus a bunch of other changes, details inside.

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Posted on 15 July 2021 | 2:19 pm

‘Every Preference Has a Cost’: Dev Explains the ‘GNOME Way’

generic gnome logoGNOME’s Tobias Bernard has a new blog post out and it’s an essential read if you’re interested in the direction of the GNOME desktop. Reading rationale from the folks working inside of the project is important. It helps us to understand the way they think and the way they work. Posts like Tobias’ help fill in the blanks of why GNOME does what GNOME does which, whether you agree with particular decision or change, and is a healthy thing to do. “The traditional desktop is dead, and it’s not coming back” Tobias Bernard Speaking as an end ‘user’ of the […]

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Posted on 13 July 2021 | 1:35 pm

Firefox 90 Available to Download, This is What’s New

a screenshot of firefox 90 on ubuntuA new month means a new version of Firefox to download and enjoy. In this post we look at the various Firefox 90 changes – but spoiler: there aren't many!

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Posted on 12 July 2021 | 6:22 pm

Linux Mint 20.2 Released, This is What’s New

linux mint 20.2 release imageThe Linux Mint 20.2 release is now available to download. We look at what's new in Linux Mint 20.2 (there's a fair bit) plus share a link to download it.

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Posted on 8 July 2021 | 1:21 pm

It’s Here — GNOME 40 Lands in Ubuntu 21.10

GNOME 40 arrived in Ubuntu 21.10 daily builds this week. In this post we take an early look at how the revamped GNOME Shell desktop works in Ubuntu.

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Posted on 7 July 2021 | 12:09 pm

Ubuntu 21.10 Release Date & Planned Features

ubuntu 21.10 release featuresUbuntu 21.10 'Impish Indri' is due for release on October 14, 2021. IN this post we take a closer look at its release date, new features, and key changes.

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Posted on 6 July 2021 | 11:25 am

GNOME Devs Plan Dramatic Changes to Adwaita

adwaita borderless bug issue screenshotGNOME developers are working a "borderless" version of the Adwaita GTK theme for potential inclusion in GNOME 41. More details and pictures inside.

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Posted on 2 July 2021 | 1:54 pm

How to Snap Windows to Corners in Ubuntu

You can snap windows to corners in Ubuntu using WinTile, a quarter tiling extension for GNOME Shell. In this post we look at the add-on in more detail.

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Posted on 1 July 2021 | 4:31 pm

Ubuntu 20.10 Supports Ends This Month – You Must Upgrade Soon!

Ubuntu 20.10 groovy supportOfficial support for Ubuntu 20.10 'Groovy Gorilla' ends on July 22, 2021. After this date this version of Ubuntu will no longer receive ANY further updates.

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Posted on 1 July 2021 | 11:50 am

Pop!_OS 21.04 Released with New ‘Cosmic’ Desktop

Download links for Pop!_OS 21.04, the latest version of System76's Ubuntu-based Linux distro, are live. Learn more about the new COSMIC desktop experience.

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Posted on 29 June 2021 | 11:15 pm

New Ubuntu Logo: Is This Our First Look?

A question mark in a circleCanonical is prepping a "major rebranding effort" involving Ubuntu, say the Canonical Web and Design team. They also share a very intriguing image…

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Posted on 29 June 2021 | 6:32 pm

OnlyOffice 6.3 Released, This is What’s New

onlyoffice 6.3 dark modeOpen source office suite ONLYOFFICE (that's how it's styled, not me shouting) has been updated. In this post we detail what's new and where to download it.

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Posted on 29 June 2021 | 12:30 pm

Need a Linux Gaming Laptop? Check Out the TUXEDO Stellaris

Check out the new TUEXDO Stellaris, a high-end gaming laptop that runs Linux. In this post we share the TUXEDO Stellaris price, specs, and other details.

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Posted on 28 June 2021 | 9:58 pm

Ubuntu Makes a Major Theme Change For its Next Release

yaru light theme changeUbuntu 21.10 makes a change to the distro's appearance, with Yaru community devs saying the current mixed theme is 'too much work' to maintain.

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Posted on 28 June 2021 | 4:00 pm

Linux Kernel 5.13 Released, This is What’s New

Linux kernel heroLinux 5.13 kernel has been released. In this post we look at what's new, from an Amazon Luna controller driver to initial support for the Apple M1 chip.

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Posted on 28 June 2021 | 11:40 am

The Ubuntu Wallpaper Contest is Back After 2 Year Break

Ubuntu wallpaper contest 2021The Ubuntu 21.10 wallpaper contest is open for entries. Creatives can submit entries until August 20. Winning images will ship in Ubuntu 21.10 this fall.

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Posted on 24 June 2021 | 6:48 pm

Why Windows 11 Could Be Good News for Ubuntu

Windows 11 has a new set of features and a new set of requirements. Devices older than 6 years old can't run Windows 11. We think it's a chance for Linux.

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Posted on 24 June 2021 | 5:08 pm

How to Install Visual Studio Code on Ubuntu 20.04

How to install Visual Studio Code on UbuntuVisual Studio Code is a powerful and popular open source code editor from Microsoft. In this post I show you how to install VSCode on Ubuntu 20.04 and up.

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Posted on 24 June 2021 | 4:44 pm