Min is a new, open-source web browser for Windows, Mac and — phew — Linux. Min isn’t attempting to feature leap Firefox or compete with Chrome, and it’s the total opposite of ‘bells n’ whistle’ browsers like Vivaldi. The app shuns advanced features like add-on frameworks, UI transitions and window chrome to focus on delivering a clean, straightforward web […]
This post, Min Is a Minimal, Open-Source Web Browser for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
If you’re on the hunt for a quick and easy way to ‘pick a color’ from your screen give the aptly named ‘Pick’ a try. Small, compact and totally open-source, Pick lets you zoom in on any part of your screen to find the exact pixel whose color you wish to sample. In one click you can […]
This post, Meet ‘Pick’, A simple Color Picker Tool for the Linux Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
The new Twitter mobile design is now available to Ubuntu Phone users — but not through the official Canonical web app. Here's how you get it.
This post, Want the New Look Twitter on Ubuntu Phone? Try This Web App, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
When non-profit software development company Yorba shut down last year a cloud of uncertainty was left hanging over many of its applications, including desktop e-mail app Geary and digital photo manager Shotwell. Thankfully it didn’t take long for the great clouds to pass. Community developers have stepped in to breath new life into both applications. Yorba assigned its copyrights for Shotwell and Geary […]
This post, Shotwell Photo Manager Gets Updated, Here’s How To Install It on 16.04, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Do you recall Ubuntu Light? Amidst the onslaught of Intel-based netbooks in the late 2000s was a custom instant-on OS from Canonical. Ubuntu Light was to be a proverbial glint of free software at the end of a tunnel crowded by clones. It was a way for OEMs to add extra value to their Windows devices and differentiate […]
Think of this note as a scribbled note stuck to the communal notice board with a half-chewed stick of gum.
This post, An article you don’t need to read unless you care about knowing why you don’t have stuff to read, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Screenly is the world's most popular digital signage solution for the Raspberry Pi — and it's announced plans to adopt Snappy Ubuntu Core.
This post, Snappy Ubuntu Core To Power Innovative Digital Signage, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
In this post we round up some of the latest Bq Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet reviews from well known technology sites and online publications. Let us give you fair warning: not all of these reviews that follow happy-happy, joy-joy. If you’re the sort of person easily riled by folks being less than complimentary about something Linux related, I suggest you close this […]
Cast your minds way, way, way back in time and see if you can remember an app we wrote about called WeatherPaper. WeatherPaper was a simple GUI app that would automatically change your desktop wallpaper to an image matching the current weather conditions in your location. So, for example, if it started raining outside your wallpaper would change to a rainy vista, […]
This post, WeatherDesk Sets Your Desktop Background To Current Weather, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
This simple hack will let you make Skype voice calls using Skype for Web on Linux.
This post, This Simple Hack Lets You Make Skype for Web Calls on Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
A new version of open-source email client Geary is available to download, the first update to the app in more than a year. The demise of Yorba as a non-profit software company a year or ago left the fate of their open source projects, Shotwell photo manger and Geary e-mail client among them, uncertain. Elementary was quick to announce […]
This post, Geary Email Client Gets First Update in Over a Year, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Using Ubuntu 16.04 and want to install the official Telegram Linux app? Don’t run off to the official website to get the official binary: there’s now a Telegram app snap package available on Ubuntu 16.04. To install it you can search for ‘telegram’ in Ubuntu Software or, if you don’t mind mind flexing your fingers at […]
This post, A Telegram Snap Package Is Available on Ubuntu 16.04, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Looking for an easy-to-use way to create a bootable USB stick on Linux? This new app can help. This weekend reader Ronald M. sent us the following e-mail about a neat new open-source USB image writer app he came across: “I wanted to point you at a cool open-source tool that works cross-platform (Windows, OS X, […]
This post, Meet Etcher, A Stylish Open-Source USB Image Writer Tool, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Am I the only person who misses Unity web apps? The feature debuted in the Ubuntu 12.10 release, and it was, in my opinion, far ahead of its time. In one broad stroke Ubuntu valued the web as something than an “other place” to get stuff done. Websites and web services could interact directly with the desktop experience in a way that felt truly […]
This post, What Happened to Ubuntu’s Innovative Unity Web Apps?, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Linux Mint will no longer come with multimedia codecs pre-installed out-of-the-box, the project has announced.
This post, Linux Mint Drops Multimedia Codecs From Install Image, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Musicians who use the Ubuntu Phone can add a nifty new tuner app to their collection. The simply titled ‘Tuner’ app for Ubuntu phone (and tablet) currently supports turning a Ukulele. Support for guitar tuning is to arrive in a future update. I know what you’re thinking: this app is not going to single-handedly spearhead a surge of interest in the wannabe […]
Last week saw planning for the Ubuntu 16.10 development cycle get underway last week as the Ubuntu Online Summit, The three-day long event provides us with a rough map on the direction the ‘Yakkety Yak’ is headed and what it means for you. I thought I’d plot some of the sketchy mile markers here, in a post for OMG! Ubuntu!, […]
A newer, flatter GTK theme will ship as part of Linux Mint 18 ‘Sarah.’ Showing off progress made on the theme in a new blog post, project lead Clement Lefebvre says the new “Mint Y” theme is inspired by recent design trends towards flatter UI elements. It is based off of the (incredibly) popular Arc GTK theme. Mint […]