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GNOME Devs Consider Creating a Dedicated System Info Tool

6 hours 12 min ago

A GNOME desktop designer proposes a new hardware info tool for the GNOME desktop. The app would show system info and firmware information.

This post, GNOME Devs Consider Creating a Dedicated System Info Tool, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Try the New Adwaita Theme on Ubuntu 19.04

Tuesday 23rd of April 2019 03:17:54 PM

Learn how to enable the new Adwaita theme in Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo. The updated Adwaita theme is a solid replacement for Ubuntu's Yaru theme.

This post, How to Try the New Adwaita Theme on Ubuntu 19.04, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ataris VCS Delayed, But Does Anyone Even Care?

Monday 22nd of April 2019 04:00:15 PM

Shipment of the Ataris VCS Linux games console has been put back to December 2019 at the earliest, despite an original release date of July 2019.

This post, Ataris VCS Delayed, But Does Anyone Even Care?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

SuperTuxKart 1.0 Released with Online Play, New Tracks, Improved Karts

Sunday 21st of April 2019 12:17:28 PM

SuperTuxKart online play is now available to all, with the new version of the famed open-source racing game including networked multiplayer action.

This post, SuperTuxKart 1.0 Released with Online Play, New Tracks, Improved Karts, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Kdenlive 19.04 Released with Major Changes

Friday 19th of April 2019 02:06:33 PM

Kdenlive 19.04 features a refactored codebase and improved stability. Learn about more Kdenlive 19.04 changes, and where to download it for Ubuntu.

This post, Kdenlive 19.04 Released with Major Changes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

First Half of Ubuntu 19.10 Codename Revealed, And Boy It’s Obscure…

Friday 19th of April 2019 01:14:39 PM

The first part of the Ubuntu 19.10 codename is "Eoan", a word related to dawn and the east. We speculate on the rest of the codename for Ubuntu 19.10.

This post, First Half of Ubuntu 19.10 Codename Revealed, And Boy It’s Obscure…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 19.04

Thursday 18th of April 2019 03:36:40 PM

A list of things to do after installing Ubuntu 19.04 to help you get more from the latest Ubuntu release. Discover neat tools, top tips & useful tweaks.

This post, 10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 19.04, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.04 Flavours Available to Download

Thursday 18th of April 2019 03:35:07 PM

Ubuntu 19.04 is out, and so too are new versions of official ubuntu flavors, including Ubuntu MATE, Kubuntu, Xubuntu and more. We recap the key changes.

This post, Ubuntu 19.04 Flavours Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.04: What’s New? [Video]

Wednesday 17th of April 2019 09:55:01 PM

Our Ubuntu 19.04 video whizzes you through all of the key features and changes the 'Disco Dingo' ships with, plus our take on whether you should install it!

This post, Ubuntu 19.04: What’s New? [Video], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04 from 18.10, Right Now

Wednesday 17th of April 2019 11:22:20 AM

Learn how to upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04 from 18.10. Run the latest Ubuntu Linux release without needing to do a fresh install on your laptop, PC or server.

This post, How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04 from 18.10, Right Now, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Watch Face for the Samsung Galaxy Watch

Friday 12th of April 2019 01:32:26 PM

This Ubuntu watch face for the Samsung Galaxy Watch lets you pimp your OS choice directly on your person, with a purple 'terminal' design using Ubuntu font.

This post, Ubuntu Watch Face for the Samsung Galaxy Watch, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Will You Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04? [Poll]

Thursday 11th of April 2019 04:29:00 PM

Do you plan to upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04 when it's release on April 18? That's the question we're asking in our new reader poll, so whatever your plans, be sure to let us know!

This post, Will You Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04? [Poll], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Say Edge May Come to Linux “Eventually”

Tuesday 9th of April 2019 02:25:13 PM

Linux builds of Microsoft Edge (the new version using Chromium) aren't available yet, but the Edge team say it's something they'd 'like to do eventually'.

This post, Microsoft Say Edge May Come to Linux “Eventually”, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup, Including Major Updates to DeaDBeeF & GIMP

Monday 8th of April 2019 02:43:52 PM

We roundup the latest Linux releases, including new versions of open-source image editor The GIMP and free music player DeaDBeeF, inc. Install instructions!

This post, Linux Release Roundup, Including Major Updates to DeaDBeeF & GIMP, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Things Are Looking Up for Linux on ARM Laptops

Monday 8th of April 2019 01:39:06 PM

Red Hat developers announce plans to bring desktop Fedora Linux to Windows-based ARM laptops using the 64-bit ARM Snapdragon 850 SoC.

This post, Things Are Looking Up for Linux on ARM Laptops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

SuperTuxKart 0.10 RC1 Arrives with Improved Online Multiplayer Support

Sunday 7th of April 2019 02:32:12 PM

SuperTuxKart 0.10 Release Candidate 1 is available to download. It features new and improved tracks, kart tweaks, and improved online multiplayer support.

This post, SuperTuxKart 0.10 RC1 Arrives with Improved Online Multiplayer Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New Project Brings Android Apps to the Linux Desktop

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019 12:00:02 AM

SPURV is a new open-source project that can run Android apps on Linux desktops, with full support for native hardware features like graphics acceleration.

This post, New Project Brings Android Apps to the Linux Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint 19.2 Named ‘Tina’, Will Feature Faster Window Manager

Tuesday 2nd of April 2019 01:58:57 PM

Linux Mint 19.2 codenamed 'Tina' will feature speed improvements to the Muffin window manager, a new Update Manager tool, and new theme tweaks.

This post, Linux Mint 19.2 Named ‘Tina’, Will Feature Faster Window Manager, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

WPS Office for Linux Update Available to Download

Tuesday 2nd of April 2019 12:46:24 PM

A new version of WPS Office, free office software that looks like Microsoft Office, is available to download for Linux distributions, including Ubuntu.

This post, WPS Office for Linux Update Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

eBuyer Sell a Range of Affordable Ubuntu PCs

Monday 1st of April 2019 11:48:34 AM

Online retailer eBuyer sells a selection of cheap Ubuntu desktop PCs, ranging from modestly powered machines to high-end gaming rigs all loaded with Ubuntu.

This post, eBuyer Sell a Range of Affordable Ubuntu PCs, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

OpenBSD 6.5 Released With RETGUARD, OpenRSYNC

OpenBSD 6.5 was released today, about one week ahead of schedule for this security-minded BSD operating system. OpenBSD 6.5 is bringing several prominent new features including RETGUARD as its new stack protector and OpenRSYNC as its ISC-licensed in-progress replacement to rsync. OpenBSD 6.5's new RETGUARD functionality aims to be a better stack protector on x86_64 and AArch64 with instrumenting every function return with better security properties than their traditional stack protector. Read more Also: OpenBSD 6.5

Development kit showcases Cortex-A76 based Snapdragon 855

Intrinsyc has launched a 96Boards CE form-factor “Snapdragon 855 Mobile HDK” that runs Android 9 on a 7nm, octa-core Snapdragon 855 with GNSS, WiFi/BT, and optional touchscreens and cameras. Intrinsyc’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Hardware Development Kit is now available for $1,149, offering a development window into Qualcomm’s powerful Snapdragon 855 SoC. The new HDK runs the latest Android 9.0 Pie release. Read more

Sad News! Scientific Linux is Being Discontinued

Scientific Linux, a distributions focused on scientists in high energy physics field, will not be developed anymore. It’s creator, Fermilab, is replacing it by CentOS in its labs. Read more

today's leftovers

  • Announcing Akademy 2019 in Milan, Italy (September 7th - 13th)
    Akademy 2019 will be held at the University of Milano-Bicocca in Milan, Italy, from Saturday the 7th to Friday the 13th of September. The conference is expected to draw hundreds of attendees from the global KDE community to discuss and plan the future of the community and its technology. Many participants from the broad Free and Open Source software community, local organizations and software companies will also attend. KDE e.V. is organizing Akademy 2019 with unixMiB — the Linux User Group of the University of Milano-Bicocca. unixMiB aims to spread Open Source philosophy among students.
  • Checking out Crunchbang++
  • Intel Iris Gallium3D Picks Up Conservative Rasterization Support
    On top of Intel's new open-source OpenGL driver seeing some hefty performance optimizations, the Iris Gallium3D driver has picked up another OpenGL extension ahead of the Mesa 19.1 branching.  Iris Gallium3D now supports INTEL_conservative_rasterization alongside the existing support in the i965 driver. INTEL_conservative_rasterization is the several year old Intel extension for seeing if all fragments are at least partially covered by a polygon rather than the default rasterization mode of including fragments with at least one sample covered by a polygon.