Trisquel GNU/Linux 8.0 alpha is now available for download and testing. Based on Ubuntu 16.04, Trisquel 8.0 also ships with the MATE 1.12 desktop.
This post, Trisquel GNU/Linux 8 Alpha Is Now Available to Download, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Crikey, folks: it’s December, and that means Christmas is shortly to be thrust upon us, whether we’re ready or not! It can be tricky to come up with Gift ideas for Linux users in your life. And since you’ve probably got more than enough turkey on your plate this holiday season — ho, ho, ho ‚ we thought we’d be […]
If you’re a fan of the Harmony music player and the (wonderful) Arc GTK theme, you’ll be interested in this little ‘hack’ by Github user ~SanderSalamander. By replacing just one file you can re-theme Harmony’s built-in dark mode to better match up with the colour palette and styling of the Arc GTK theme. Simple enough, right? For comparison, […]
I love a good tease, me. A proper slow reveal, ramping up the hype and puffing up expectations — and Good old Games (better known to most as GOG.com) is duly indulging me. As picked up by our buddies over at Gaming On Linux, the venerable games distribution company is trailing a reveal date of December […]
This post, GOG Tease a December Reveal — But What Might It Be?, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
If you've been wondering when Canonical will release the 'Zesty Zapus', wonder no more: the release date for Ubuntu 17.04 is set for April 13, 2017.
This post, This Is The Release Date for Ubuntu 17.04 ‘Zesty Zapus’, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
In the mood to read a quick round-up of a some popular desktop Linux apps that are now available to install as Snappy apps? Me too, so I wrote one. For the purposes of this post (read: cos i’m lazy) you won’t find apps that are not intended to be distributed widely listed (i.e. apps which require an argument to […]
Looking for a nifty screensaver for Ubuntu? Check out Gluqlo, a Linux version of the popular Fliqlo screensaver for Windows and OS X. Ubuntu no longer bundles a screensavers with the default build. Instead, when you leave your computer idle for a set period Ubuntu blanks the display to conserve power. I personally like having a screensaver running […]
On the look out for a clean, modern and open-source desktop RSS reader app for Linux? I know I am, so I was excited to come across Alduin. Alduin is a simple RSS (and Atom) feed aggregator that’s billed as having an “ergonomic, complete and easy to use interface, which will be suitable for all types of user.” It […]
This post, Alduin is an Open-Source Desktop RSS Reader for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
A redditor has compared Distrowatch popularity rankings from 2006 to 2016 (or, more accurately, the last twelve months). And it makes for an interesting comparison, touching on some general trends in Linux, though is, I guess, apropos of nothing. Seeing names like Mepis, Mandriva and Puppy Linux whisks me back to when I made my own formative foray in to […]
Not really meriting a post in their own right, but certainly deserving of mention, is a round of recent updates to 3 apps we regularly write about. Among them… Shotwell 0.25.1. Shotwell 0.25.1 is the latest “unstable” snapshot of the image organiser-come-photo viewer. Among the changes/fixes saying cheese for the camera is working Tumblr upload, improved Piwigo support, updated dialogs and various low-level API and […]
The Pine64 Pinebook is an ARM laptop priced from $89. It can run Android, ChromiumOS and various flavours of Linux, including Ubuntu.
This post, Meet the Pinebook, a $89 ARM Laptop That Runs Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
The Intel Linux graphics driver tool has been updated to support Ubuntu 16.10 and Fedora 24. The Intel Graphics Update Tool for Linux v2.0.3 offers up the latest Intel 2016Q3 graphics stack. You’re not misreading things. The tool does have a new-name (it was renamed for its v2.0.2 release ‘in order to more accurately reflect the purpose of […]
This post, Intel Graphics Installer 2.0.3 Out, Supports Ubuntu 16.10, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
I very recently stumbled across a blog post that shared something I’ve been looking for for years: the little-known run of 35p ‘choose your own adventure’ comics. These A6-sized delights left an indelible impression on me as a kid. Long, long out of print and barely meriting the most fleeting of mention online, I have spent many, […]
This post, Mcomix Is An Ace Desktop Comic Book Reader for Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Terminal-based system information tools are unashamedly geeky — and yet undoubtedly useful, too.
This post, NeoFetch — See System Information from the Command Line on Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
You're looking at a proposed new 3D dock that, its creator hopes, will help bring the dream of Ubuntu convergence to more people.
This post, ‘Station Dock’ To Help Drive Convergence on Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
If you miss the old Places menu that Ubuntu used to shipped with here are 2 indicator applets that bring it back to the Ubuntu desktop.
This post, 2 Handy ‘Places’ Indicators for the Ubuntu Unity Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Cinnamon 3.2 was released a couple of weeks back — and many of you have been itching to try it out on Ubuntu. If you wanted to sample the latest tasty changes offered up in the latest Cinnamon desktop release, and didn’t want to use a testing PPA, you no longer need to. The Embrosyn PPA is the quasi-official way to install […]
Add you likely know, Windows 10 Anniversary Update offers a hidden developer-orientated feature called Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and also known as ‘Bash on Ubuntu on Windows’. The feature allows fans of popular open-source and Linux-based command line tools to use them seamlessly on their Windows desktop, no need to dual-boot into a Linux distro or open […]
This post, This Tool Lets You Use Fedora and Other Distros with Windows Subsystem for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Do you recall that natty PPA Canonical set up to help Ubuntu gamers install the latest graphics drivers on Ubuntu? Heck, you might even be using it. And if you are it won’t have escaped your notice that the PPA only contains the latest binary Nvidia drivers. It doesn’t contain anything for AMD or Intel, much less for those who prefer to […]
This post, Games Company Asks Canonical to Make Latest Mesa Drivers Available on Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.