Checking on the weather isn’t hard: you just stick your head out of the window. But when the weather is unpredictable, or to keep an eye on its plans for the coming days, we turn to weather forecast apps, websites and services. A slate of desktop weather apps are available for Linux. These range from basic terminal-based reports to indicator […]
I’ve written about a lot of desktop Linux software in the nearly 8 years this site has been running. Apps, utilities, tools and clients for almost everything, from bling-laden music players to java monstrosities via photo editors and command line Twitter clients. And yet even I have not heard of every app that’s out there. Below, I share […]
Say hello to the latest member of the official Ubuntu family: Ubuntu Budgie. The community spin, hitherto known as Ubuntu Budgie Remix, uses the nimble GNOME-based Budgie desktop environment as its default user experience. The Budgie desktop makes use of modern GNOME technologies but is not a GNOME fork. It is primarily developed by the Solus project, […]
Not everyone has room (or the attention span) for a multiple monitor set-up, and even if you do there are times when you may want to keep an eye on a workspace while working in another. You want, in effect, a preview window for a workspace — “…a floating window (with live updates) in the top right corner of […]
This post, How To See A Floating Preview of One Workspace While on Another, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
A brand new version of the Cinnamon desktop is about to be released, and chances are you want can’t wait to install it on Ubuntu. The good news is that you can install Cinnamon 3.2 on Ubuntu, both LTS and the most recent release, quite easily. The bad news is that you can (currently) only get it from a […]
This post, Here’s How You Can Install Cinnamon 3.2 on Ubuntu, Right Now, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Adobe began to offer their Flash Player plugin for Linux a couple of months back, 4 years after abandoning the platform. In the years since the snub the web’s reliance on and use of Flash technologies has (thankfully) dwindled. But that doesn’t mean we live in halcyon days. Not every website, web service or web app/game has switched to using something newer or more […]
As part of updates to its Windows and web desktop apps, the official Spotify for Linux client has picked up a minor redesign. Well, sort of. The company is testing a small redesign of the main player control UI in its desktop app with a sub-section of Spotify desktop users. Not everyone using the official Spotify app can see […]
This post, Spotify is testing a new layout for its desktop player, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Chances are you’ve seen (and cooed over) the Nintendo NES Classic, a $60 re-version of the 1980s gaming console legend. It’s cute, cheap and comes with 30 NES games pre-loaded. You also get everything you need right in the box, including a control pad and a HDMI cable. The NES Classic is the nostalgic must-have for gamers of a […]
If I told you that you could buy a 64-bit quad-core PC that runs Ubuntu for just $20 you’d presumably ask me what the reward tiers are, cos it sounds like a crowd-funding pitch. But it’s not. Meet the Orange Pi PC 2, a 64-bit quad-core single-board computer from Shenzhen Xunlong. And it only costs $20. The biggest use […]
While Ubuntu Phone continues to stew, bereft of new devices and little developer interest, other efforts to create a fully-fledged Linux* smartphone are picking up pace. Chief among them is KDE Plasma Mobile. KDE itself needs little introduction. It’s one of the most popular Linux desktop environments around, and recently celebrated it’s 20th birthday. Plasma is the name […]
This post, KDE Plasma Mobile — The Linux Phone You’ve Been Waiting For?, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Nimble GNOME-based Budgie desktop environment has gained support for indicator applets. A raft of well-known software, including Dropbox, Skype and Clementine, use indicator applets to provide tray-based access to various features, info and options. A swathe of indicator-only third-party utilities are also available, able to display weather forecasts, emails counts and more directly on the panel. But until now the […]