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GIMP 2.10.18 Released, Includes New 3D Transform Tool

Monday 24th of February 2020 10:03:49 PM

GIMP 2.10.18 has been released. This version of the open source image editor adds a 3D transform tool, toolbox groups, and better Photoshop file support.

This post, GIMP 2.10.18 Released, Includes New 3D Transform Tool, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Clocks App Redesigned, Now Looks Great on Linux Phones

Monday 24th of February 2020 02:50:12 PM

A revamped version of the GNOME Clocks app will ship in GNOME 3.36. In this post we look at the redesigned app and its new, mobile-friendly design.

This post, GNOME Clocks App Redesigned, Now Looks Great on Linux Phones, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Adapta GTK Theme Sorely Needs a New Maintainer…

Sunday 23rd of February 2020 05:34:25 PM

Adapta is one of the best GTK themes available for Linux desktops — so popular that Google forked it for use in Chrome OS. Making a GTK theme isn’t easy. Keeping it up to date? […]

This post, The Adapta GTK Theme Sorely Needs a New Maintainer…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New GTK Website Design Goes Live to Help Boost Linux App Development

Friday 21st of February 2020 01:43:54 PM

A major redesign of the GTK project website is now live. The homepage serves as a central port of call for developers who are interested in using GTK.

This post, New GTK Website Design Goes Live to Help Boost Linux App Development, was written by Scott Bouvier and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Komikku is a GTK Manga App for Linux

Tuesday 18th of February 2020 11:39:32 PM

If you read a lot of manga and you use the Ubuntu desktop check out Komikku, a relatively new Manga reader app for Linux written in Python and GTK. Now, usually when I highlight a […]

This post, Komikku is a GTK Manga App for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Best New Features in GNOME 3.36

Tuesday 18th of February 2020 09:16:00 PM

The upcoming GNOME 3.36 release will sit at the heart of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS when it arrives this spring — but what are the new feature it’ll bring? Well, in this post I round up […]

This post, The Best New Features in GNOME 3.36, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

BingWall is a Bing Wallpaper App for Ubuntu

Tuesday 18th of February 2020 04:45:11 PM

A lot of folks love using Bing’s image of the day as their desktop wallpaper — a task that the app featured below makes very easy on Ubuntu. Now, this idea isn’t new; I think […]

This post, BingWall is a Bing Wallpaper App for Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Change Theme on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS & Above

Monday 17th of February 2020 08:56:39 PM

Learn how to change theme in Ubuntu quickly and easily, without terminal commands or odd apps. In fact, you already have everything you need to do it.

This post, How to Change Theme on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS & Above, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Open Source Graphics App MyPaint 2.0 Released

Sunday 16th of February 2020 03:01:58 PM

Open source artists should check out the latest release of MyPaint, as it scored a substantial update this weekend. The new MyPaint 2.0.0 release succeeds MyPaint 1.2, released back in 2017, and brings a stack […]

This post, Open Source Graphics App MyPaint 2.0 Released, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Shares Designs for a Native Camera App

Friday 14th of February 2020 12:42:14 PM

GNOME design team member Tobias Bernard shares mockups of a possible new GNOME Camera app for use on the Librem 5 Linux phone and beyond.

This post, GNOME Shares Designs for a Native Camera App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Rhythmbox 3.4.4 Adds ListenBrainz Plugin, New App Icon

Thursday 13th of February 2020 07:45:19 PM

A new version of Rhythmbox, Ubuntu’s default music player app, is available. Rhythmbox 3.4.4 is a small update to this venerable player and was released back in January (but I’ve only just heard about it). […]

This post, Rhythmbox 3.4.4 Adds ListenBrainz Plugin, New App Icon, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Released with Linux Kernel 5.3

Wednesday 12th of February 2020 08:03:00 PM

The latest Ubuntu 18.04 LTS point release is now available to download. Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, which arrives a week later than planned due to a few last minute issue, serves as the penultimate point release […]

This post, Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Released with Linux Kernel 5.3, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Vivaldi 2.11 Released with Improved Pop-out Video Player, Other Tweaks

Wednesday 12th of February 2020 05:18:52 PM

A new version of the Vivaldi web browser is now available for download with an improved pop-out video player and improve keyboard shortcut navigation.

This post, Vivaldi 2.11 Released with Improved Pop-out Video Player, Other Tweaks, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

MATE Desktop 1.24 Release Arrives with a Slew of Improvements

Tuesday 11th of February 2020 07:33:00 PM

A new version of the MATE desktop has been released and in this post —yes the one you’re reading right now— I recap some of the changes being offered in the MATE 1.24 release. Not […]

This post, MATE Desktop 1.24 Release Arrives with a Slew of Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 73 Released with Accessibility Improvements, And Um… That’s It

Tuesday 11th of February 2020 04:14:28 PM

The new Firefox 73 release is here with some accessibility improvements, including a new global page zoom level option. Read on to learn more on Firefox 73.

This post, Firefox 73 Released with Accessibility Improvements, And Um… That’s It, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

OpenShot Video Editor Just Got a Massive Update

Monday 10th of February 2020 05:50:18 PM

OpenShot video editor has a new version available to download. We look at the new OpenShot 2.5 features and changes, of which it features a tonne.

This post, OpenShot Video Editor Just Got a Massive Update, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

‘Habits’ App Measures Mouse Distance & How Many Keys You Press a Day

Monday 10th of February 2020 02:50:21 PM

Do you know how many keys you press a day, or how far your mouse has travelled recently? Habits is a free app for Linux that tells you this and more.

This post, ‘Habits’ App Measures Mouse Distance & How Many Keys You Press a Day, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.36’s New Default Background is Seriously Cool

Monday 10th of February 2020 02:00:00 AM

Check out the GNOME 3.36 wallpaper in all its ice-cool glory. Three new versions of the Adwaita background will ship in GNOME 3.36 and we preview them here.

This post, GNOME 3.36’s New Default Background is Seriously Cool, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Want to Preview Fonts using a Terminal? Now You Can!

Sunday 9th of February 2020 05:17:37 PM

Fontpreview is a command line font preview tool for Linux systems. It uses fuzzy search to locate installed fonts and imagemagik to display font previews.

This post, Want to Preview Fonts using a Terminal? Now You Can!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Flatseal Makes it Easy to Manage Flatpak Permissions

Sunday 9th of February 2020 04:39:45 PM

Flatseal is a GUI app that makes it easy to manage Flatpak app permissions on a per-app basis. Free software, Flatseal is available to install from Flathub.

This post, Flatseal Makes it Easy to Manage Flatpak Permissions, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Best Open Source Slack Alternatives for Team Communication

You are here: Home / List / Best Open Source Slack Alternatives for Team Communication Best Open Source Slack Alternatives for Team Communication Last updated February 25, 2020 By Ankush Das Leave a Comment Brief: Here, we shall take a look at the best open source slack alternatives that you can choose to communicate with your team at work. Slack is one of the most popular team communication services for work. Some may call it a glorified IRC but that doesn’t impact its popularity. It is available for free with additional features offered in its paid plans. Though Slack can be installed on Linux thanks to an Electron app but it is not open source, neither the client nor the server. In this article, I’ll list a few open source Slack alternatives that you can try. Read more

Dual-Boot GNU/Linux and Android

  • Planet Computers' clamshell phone can dual-boot Android and Linux

    Planet Computers' laptop-like Cosmo Communicator phone just became that much more useful to its audience of very particular power users. The Cosmo now supports a promised multi-boot function, letting you run Android (both regular and rooted), Debian Linux and TWRP on the same device without one replacing the other. You'll have to partition your storage and know your way around a boot menu, but this will give you a way to run Linux apps or otherwise experiment with your phone. You won't lose over-the-air updates for Android by installing Linux, Planet Computers said. The multi-boot firmware is available for free, and there are instructions for installing Debian and other software. This still isn't for the faint-hearted. However, it also represents one of the few instances where a phone maker has officially enabled support for operating systems besides the one that ships with the device. The Cosmo is also fairly well-suited to Linux thanks to its keyboard -- you won't have to jump through hoops to use the command line.

  • How can IT manage Android Things devices in the enterprise?

    Recent versions of Google's Android OS support a wider range of devices via the Android Things program's APIs and managing some of the newer devices can seem complicated at first. Thankfully, the underlying OS is essentially the same on all Android devices, so the EMM platform management and enrollment processes are usually similar for Android Things devices. The challenge for mobile admins is to develop a version of Android -- using the Android SDK and Android Things APIs -- that functions on these dedicated devices.

Update on Linux support: creation of a CERN Linux community forum

For those, a CERN Linux community forum has been created. Users will be able to post issues that they encounter when using non-CERN-supported Linux distributions and to post solutions. Users are also encouraged to post articles with comments and ideas that could help make this forum more dynamic and useful to them. Various methods for printing and using AFS, SSH, ROOT and other tools at CERN can be found on the internet. The CERN Linux community forum aims to collect these methods, as well as new ones that may be created directly in it. Read more

Python Programming

  • Introduction to Python SQL Libraries

    All software applications interact with data, most commonly through a database management system (DBMS). Some programming languages come with modules that you can use to interact with a DBMS, while others require the use of third-party packages. In this tutorial, you’ll explore the different Python SQL libraries that you can use. You’ll develop a straightforward application to interact with SQLite, MySQL, and PostgreSQL databases.

  • Introduction to Image Processing in Python with OpenCV

    In this tutorial, we are going to learn how we can perform image processing using the Python language. We are not going to restrict ourselves to a single library or framework; however, there is one that we will be using the most frequently, the Open CV library. We will start off by talking a little about image processing and then we will move on to see different applications/scenarios where image processing can come in handy. So, let's begin!

  • Talking to API's and goodlooking tools

    One of my go-to locations for security news had a thread recently about a tool called VTScan. I really liked the idea of not having to go through the browser overhead to check files against multiple scan engines. Although the tool (which is itself a basic vt-cli spinoff) already existed, I was looking for a new challenge, I decided to roll my own and add a few cool features! I'll have a thorough look at how python talks to API's with requests and I look at turning all this API data into a nice GUI application with click. I hope to give you some idea's for CLI styling in the future so I can see more awesome tools by you all!

  • From a rejected Pycon talk to a new project.

    Like many others, my talk proposal (early draft here) for Pycon US was rejected. So, I decided to spend some time putting everything in a new project instead. (Documentation here.) It is still a rough draft, but usable ... and since I've mentioned it in a few other places, I thought I should mention it here as well.