If you’re using to the global app menu used in the Ubuntu Unity desktop, and want to use something similar in Cinnamon, you can. A third-party Cinnamon extension called Global AppMenu, currently in beta, provides a similar panel-based application menu system to that found in Unity. The Github project page below has full install details […]
Lumina is a lightweight Qt-based desktop environment for BSD and Linux. We show you what's new in its latest release, and how you can install it on Ubuntu.
This post, Lumina Desktop 1.1 Released, Available to Install on Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
All weekend I’ve been itching to write about telegram-cli, a command-line interface to—faux gasp of surprise—the Telegram messaging service. Naturally, because I have something I’m keen to write about, the Wi-Fi in the coffee shop is acting up. As I’m relying on a ropey 3G tether (complete with 750MB data cap) I haven’t actually been able to […]
Sometimes there are apps that I want to write about but I’m uncertain of why I want to write about them. Case in point today is Synapse, a smart application launcher (and then some), a one-time mainstay on many a Linux desktop. You’ve probably either read about the app or tried it at some point since its debut way back […]
This post, Synapse or Alfred — What’s Your Favourite App Launcher for Linux?, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
What’s that well-known saying? Ahh yes, you spend ages waiting for one nifty little partition/drive mounting indicator to turn up …and then two arrive at once! But hey, choice is what’s Linux is all about, right? Indicator Diskman Indicator Diskman is a small panel-based indicator applet that lets you view and manage mounted drives, volumes, partitions, and disc images. Indicator […]
This post, Indicator Diskman Makes It Easy to Manage Drives & Partitions on Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Global menu support, similar to that offered on the Ubuntu Unity desktop, could be making its way back to the KDE Plasma desktop.
This post, Global Menu Support Is Coming Back to KDE Plasma 5, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
When you look at Tux, the Linux mascot, what do you see? Do you see a penguin? Do you see a project? Or do you see something that’s dated and in need of a revamp? If it’s the latter then check out a modern reinterpretation of the famous penguin notify by designer Ecogex, which is dubbed […]
FSearch is a promising new file search utility for the Linux desktop, inspired by the Everything Search Engine tool for Windows. “[Everything Search Engine] provides instant results as you type for all your files and lots of useful features (regex, filters, bookmarks, …). On Linux however I couldn’t find anything that’s even remotely as fast and powerful,” the developer, Christian […]
This post, Find Files Faster with FSearch, an ‘Everything Search Engine’ for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
With Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak now very much out, attention will shortly turn to the next release, Ubuntu 17.04.
This post, Ubuntu 17.04 — What Do You Think The Codename Will Be?, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Go fetch those blue birthday cake candles you have stashed away cos today, October 14, marks the 20th birthday of KDE. Yup, it’s the KDE project’s 20th birthday. And to help mark the mammoth milestone the KDE Restoration Project iso re-releasing KDE 1! The image above shows the very last KDE 1 release running on a PC in […]
Want to install and use legacy apps like GIMP and Rhythmbox in the Unity 8 desktop session included with Ubuntu 16.10? In this how-to we show you how, step-by-step.
This post, How To Install Legacy Apps on Unity 8 in Ubuntu 16.10, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Filing out alongside the final stable release of Ubuntu 16.10 is the rest of Ubuntu’s extended family. That means download links for community flavors, including Ubuntu MATE 16.10 and Ubuntu GNOME 16.10, are now live. The colorful set of spins each have their own new features, improvements and changes. Wondering what new features you’ll find in each? Let’s take a look. Ubuntu GNOME 16.10 […]