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Ubuntu 21.10 Beta Released, This is What’s New

Download the Ubuntu 21.10 beta to help test the next major release of Ubuntu ahead of its stable release in mid-October. In this post, see what's changed.

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Posted on 24 September 2021 | 2:09 am

GNOME 41 Released with New Settings, Power Savings, and More

GNOME 41 thumbnailThe GNOME 41 release is out with new multitasking and mobile network settings, updated Software store, and a new Remote Desktop client. Learn more.

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Posted on 22 September 2021 | 3:15 pm

Canonical Extends Support of Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 to 10 Years

ubuntu news thumbnailUbuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 just got an unexpected support boost from Canonical. Announced today, Canonical says both releases will get an extended 10 years of support from their original release date, up from the 5 years originally provided. The commitment brings the older LTS releases in line with the 10 year support period Canonical provide for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and 20.04 LTS. As a result, Ubuntu 14.04 is being supported until April 2024, and Ubuntu 16.04 is now supported until April 2026. Both of these releases were “out of support” prior to today’s news. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS hit end-of-life […]

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Posted on 21 September 2021 | 12:41 pm

gThumb 3.12 Released with HEIF/HEIC, AVIF & JXL Image Support

gThumb 3.12The Thumb 3.12 release is here and it's full of improvements, including native support for the HEIF and AVIF image formats, as well as Apple's HEIC.

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Posted on 19 September 2021 | 8:28 pm

Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS Released with Critical Security Fix

picture of the ubuntu 18.04 desktop and text that readers ubuntu 18.04.6 its releasedUbuntu 18.04.6 LTS is available to download. This point release carries a number of fixes to plug the BootHole security vulnerability discovered in 2020.

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Posted on 19 September 2021 | 12:29 pm

Spotify Linux Client (Finally) Fixes an Annoying Bug

spotify pixelated logoIt's a bug that has irritated me for the past 12 months but, at last, Spotify devs have fixed it in the latest update to the official Spotify Linux client.

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Posted on 17 September 2021 | 2:18 pm

Ubuntu Makes Firefox Snap Default in 21.10

firefox and ubuntuUbuntu 21.10 is making the Firefox Snap app its default browser. A feature-freeze exception requests the Firefox Snap be seeded in the Ubuntu ISO image.

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Posted on 16 September 2021 | 5:21 pm

Linux Mint’s New Website is Live (And Yup, It Looks Fresh)

Linux Mint logoLinux Mint has launched a revamped and revitalised homepage full of eye-catching callouts and snippets of info sharing why the Linux distro is popular.

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Posted on 16 September 2021 | 5:13 pm

Ubuntu 21.10’s New Wallpaper is Revealed

Ubuntu 21.10 is getting closer to release, which means it's time for updated artwork. The new Ubuntu 21.10 default wallpaper has landed in the daily builds.

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Posted on 16 September 2021 | 4:17 pm

Bored of Super Flat GTK Themes? Check Out Skeuos

skueos gtk themeBored of flat themes? Check out this non-flat GTK theme for Linux desktops, including GNOME and Xfce. It's called Skueos and it's beautiful – check it out!

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Posted on 13 September 2021 | 10:51 pm

You Can Still Get Ubuntu 16.04 Security Updates, Here’s How

xenial xerus logoDid you know it's possible to get security updates for Ubuntu 16.04 until 2024 without paying for an enterprise Ubuntu support package? Yup, you can.

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Posted on 13 September 2021 | 1:25 pm

Ubuntu Podcast to End After 14 Years

The hosts of the official Ubuntu Podcast have announced the end of their weekly show. The final episode of the Ubuntu Podcast will be released on Sept 30.

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Posted on 9 September 2021 | 2:39 pm

Firefox 92 Released with Only Minor Changes

a screenshot showing the firefox 92 release on the ubuntu dektopMozilla Firefox 92 is now available to download. The latest release of the popular open-source web browser is a modest one, containing only minor changes. Among the improvements the resurgent web browser gains are more secure HTTPS connections and full-range color levels for video playback on ‘many systems’. Bookmark toolbar menus (i.e. bookmark folders and overflow menu) now adhere to Firefox’s ‘Proton’ visual style; certificate error pages have a cleaner, less-gaudy look; and macOS users can now access their OS’s native sharing options from the Firefox File menu. Bug fixes include an issue where an open alert in one tab […]

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Posted on 7 September 2021 | 1:40 pm

elementary OS 6 Gets First Post-Release Update

elementary OS logo on a desktop screenshotA sizeable update is rolling out to elementary OS 6, which was released in early August. Bootloader, suspend, and power applet tweaks feature in the update.

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Posted on 1 September 2021 | 2:41 pm

SuperTuxKart 1.3 Features New Karts, New Arenas, and Nintendo Switch Support

SueprTuxKart LogoA new version of famed FOSS racing game SuperTuxKart is nearing release, with a release candidate build now available to download.

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Posted on 31 August 2021 | 2:08 pm

Linux Kernel 5.14 Released, This is What’s New

Linux Kernel 5.14 releasedLinux Kernel 5.14 has been released. Announcing the latest kernel’s arrival on the Linux Kernel mailing list Linux founder Linus Torvalds couldn’t resist acknowledging the attention his ‘hobby’ project has received for its 30th anniversary recently, remarking: “I realize you must all still be busy with all the galas and fancy balls and all the other 30th anniversary events, but at some point you must be getting tired of the constant glitz, the fireworks, and the champagne. That ball gown or tailcoat isn’t the most comfortable thing, either. The celebrations will go on for a few more weeks yet, but […]

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Posted on 30 August 2021 | 2:51 pm

How to Upgrade to MATE Desktop 1.26 on Ubuntu

Want to install MATE desktop 1.26 on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS and 21.04? Well, not you can! Devs have put together a PPA for users to upgrade from.

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Posted on 27 August 2021 | 11:45 am

New Website Launched to Showcase GNOME Apps

GNOME Apps website in GNOME web appWant to find more apps for the GNOME desktop? If so, you're gonna love a new website GNOME developers have launched which helps you do precisely that!

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Posted on 27 August 2021 | 12:02 am

CuteFish Desktop on Ubuntu? This New Distro Offers It

This new Ubuntu-based Linux distro comes with the CuteFish desktop environment preinstalled. It's a great way to try CuteFish out first-hand and up close!

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Posted on 26 August 2021 | 7:05 pm

Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS Released, Available to Download

image about Ubuntu 20.04.3 point releaseUsers can now download Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, the latest point release in the Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa cycle. It boasts a new Linux kernel, plus other updates.

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Posted on 26 August 2021 | 1:24 pm

Bq, Makers of the First Ubuntu Phone, Have Gone Bust

Ubuntu Phone in 2017Spanish phone company Bq found fame as maker of the first Ubuntu Phone to be sold at retail, but its Android-based business went under, recent filings show.

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Posted on 26 August 2021 | 1:09 pm

Are You Experiencing Issues with Comments on this Site?

ubuntu question bubbleA post asking for feedback about any commenting issues you're experiencing on this site. This post will probably be deleted in a few days.

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Posted on 26 August 2021 | 1:18 am

OpenShot Video Editor Just Got a HUGE Update

openshot logoA new version of OpenShot video editor is available to download. We checkout the new features and video effects, and show you how to install it on Ubuntu.

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Posted on 25 August 2021 | 11:11 pm

Happy 30th Birthday, Linux!

happy birthday to you linuxHip, hip, hooray, Linus Torvalds' little 'hobby' project turns 30 years old today! We wish a happy birthday to the kernel that changed everything.

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Posted on 25 August 2021 | 1:06 pm

GNOME 41: The Best New Features

Discover the best GNOME 41 features in this overview, packed with info and screenshots. GNOME 41 has some brilliant new features you won't want to miss.

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Posted on 25 August 2021 | 12:24 am

How to Instantly Log Out of Ubuntu From a Terminal

To log out of Ubuntu desktop session from the command line run the gnome-session-quit command, adding the --no-prompt flag to log out instantly.

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Posted on 24 August 2021 | 3:09 pm

MATE Desktop 1.26 Released with Initial Wayland Support + More

banner reading 'mate desktop 1.26 released'We look at the changes present in MATE Desktop 1.26. Many new features have been added, including initial support for Wayland. Keen to learn more? Read on!

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Posted on 19 August 2021 | 12:10 pm