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ODrive is a No-Frills Google Drive Client for Linux

Wednesday 20th of February 2019 03:24:22 PM

With no official Google Drive Linux client available, it’s left to third-party apps, devs services to fill the file-syncing void for FOSS fans. And boy are there are a lot of options out there that do just that! One could compile a list of various Google Drive Linux clients available for Linux, ranging from those […]

This post, ODrive is a No-Frills Google Drive Client for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

WSL Update Lets You Access Linux Files in Windows Explorer

Tuesday 19th of February 2019 02:44:17 PM

Users of the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) will finally be able to access Linux files from Windows’ Explorer. Microsoft confirms that the oft-requested ability to access the Linux file system from Windows will arrive as part of the Windows 10 Version 1903 update later this month. “The next Windows update is coming soon and we’re bringing exciting […]

This post, WSL Update Lets You Access Linux Files in Windows Explorer, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Geary 0.13 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

Tuesday 19th of February 2019 01:44:08 PM

A new version of the Geary email client for Linux is available to download. We look at what's new in Geary 0.13 and show you how to install it on Ubuntu.

This post, Geary 0.13 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

10 Benefits of Publishing Your App in the Snap Store [Video]

Friday 15th of February 2019 01:16:38 PM

Canonical's Alan Pope lists 10 benefits of publishing apps in the Snap store. His talk was recorded at the FOSDEM Linux conference in Belgium.

This post, 10 Benefits of Publishing Your App in the Snap Store [Video], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Released, Available to Download Now

Thursday 14th of February 2019 11:52:04 PM

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS is available to download, albeit a week later than originally planned. The update serves as the second point release in the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ‘Bionic Beaver’ series, and brings an updated Linux kernel and graphics drivers with it. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS really is a long-term support release as it’s supported with ongoing updates […]

This post, Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Released, Available to Download Now, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

23 Electron Applications You Should Know About

Thursday 14th of February 2019 02:44:59 PM

Here we present the best Electron applications available for Linux desktops, including Ubuntu, as well as macOS and Windows too. We’ve written about a lot of diverse Electron apps over the past few years, ranging from desktop podcast clients to popular IDEs. Not everyone appreciates Electron’s cross-platform versatility as much as we do. Heck, I […]

This post, 23 Electron Applications You Should Know About, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

It’s Hard to Believe That This is a Screenshot of Ubuntu

Tuesday 12th of February 2019 09:42:21 PM

It’s not often that a Linux desktop screenshot makes me stop what I’m doing and drool. But the one you see above? It just did. It’s hard to believe but the desktop above isn’t Deepin Linux (my first thought) or some sleek KDE Plasma mod but Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ‘Bionic Beaver’. But although the underlying operating […]

This post, It’s Hard to Believe That This is a Screenshot of Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Windows ARM Laptops Can Now Run Ubuntu

Tuesday 12th of February 2019 04:11:45 PM

A new open source project aims to bring fully functional Ubuntu to ARM Windows 10 laptops, like the HP Envy X2, pictured above. A crop of Windows 10 laptops that run atop Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM processors are available from major PC makers. Notebooks such as the HP Envy x2 and Asus NovaGo, though novel, and offering crazy-long […]

This post, Windows ARM Laptops Can Now Run Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Fedora Logo Redesign Update (Spoiler: It’s Looking Great)

Friday 8th of February 2019 01:04:48 PM

Last month we mentioned that the folks involved with Fedora were scoping out feedback on a potential redesign of the Fedora logo and typeface. A number of possible designs were put forward, and based on the reaction the post got it’s clear a lot of you had very strong opinions on the revamp ideas! Well, […]

This post, Fedora Logo Redesign Update (Spoiler: It’s Looking Great), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Visual Studio Code 1.31 Adds Screencast Mode, Better Navigation + More

Thursday 7th of February 2019 03:05:25 PM

A new version of the popular Visual Studio Code text editor is available for download. Visual Studio Code 1.31 ships with a number of “significant updates”, say Microsoft, that help make the editor easier to use. For instance, VS Code no longer requires a restart when you install an extension. I found those restarts to be […]

This post, Visual Studio Code 1.31 Adds Screencast Mode, Better Navigation + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice 6.2 Released, This is What’s New

Thursday 7th of February 2019 01:59:47 PM

Downloads of LibreOffice 6.2, billed as a ‘significant major release’ of the popular free office suite, are now available. Headline changes in the LibreOffice 6.2 release include a ‘radical new approach to the user interface’ (albeit optional), new capabilities in Writer, Calc and Draw, and improved compatibility with Microsoft Office files. For more details read […]

This post, LibreOffice 6.2 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

InSync is Bringing OneDrive to Linux

Wednesday 6th of February 2019 03:24:31 PM

Linux users will soon have a new way to access and sync OneDrive on Linux.  Insync, makers of a popular third-party Google Drive syncing client for Linux (and Windows and macOS), have decided to add another string to their bow: Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service. Microsoft offer a OneDrive basic plan for free. It comes with 5GB […]

This post, InSync is Bringing OneDrive to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup: Flowblade Video Editor, Vivaldi + More

Wednesday 6th of February 2019 02:24:28 PM

Another week, and another stonkingly stellar selection of Linux apps updates have made available for us to enjoy or moan about. In this roundup we take in a user-friendly yet powerful non-linear video editor, a niche wallpaper tool, and an incredibly versatile web browser… Flowblade 2.0 Video Editor A major update to the Flowblade video […]

This post, Linux Release Roundup: Flowblade Video Editor, Vivaldi + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 66 Makes It Easier to Search Open Tabs

Wednesday 6th of February 2019 01:15:24 PM

A new feature in Firefox 66 makes it easier to search open tabs to find a specific tab. While this addition won’t change the way the world uses the internet, it will improve things for those who have a crazy amount of tabs open at the same time. Firefox truncates the tab title the more […]

This post, Firefox 66 Makes It Easier to Search Open Tabs, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install Flatpak on Ubuntu (Step-by-Step Guide)

Wednesday 6th of February 2019 01:59:59 AM

Learn how to install Flatpak on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or later and unlock access to hundreds of new and updated apps through the Flathub store.

This post, How to Install Flatpak on Ubuntu (Step-by-Step Guide), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Black is Back: GNOME Shell Ditches Translucent Top Panel Effect

Tuesday 5th of February 2019 09:27:07 PM

GNOME developers have removed the translucent top bar effect from the GNOME Shell theme's code, citing unaddressed issues with panel text legibility.

This post, Black is Back: GNOME Shell Ditches Translucent Top Panel Effect, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Find Awesome Desktop Wallpapers Faster with ‘Fondo’ for Linux

Monday 4th of February 2019 11:59:11 PM

A new Linux wallpaper app appeared on Flathub this week, and I figured I’d give it a spin — result: my desktop now looks gorgeous. Fondo is a very simple app with a very simple premise: make it easy to search for, browse through and set images from the royalty free photography site Unsplash as […]

This post, Find Awesome Desktop Wallpapers Faster with ‘Fondo’ for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Easily Overclock NVIDIA GPUs on Linux with This New App

Monday 4th of February 2019 04:05:26 PM

Looking to overclock NVIDIA GPUs on Linux? Try a new app called "Green with Envy". It lets you manage fans, view info, and overclock NVIDIA graphics.

This post, Easily Overclock NVIDIA GPUs on Linux with This New App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.32 Gives Users More Say Over What Apps Can Access

Monday 4th of February 2019 02:58:33 PM

Users can look forward to greater control over installed applications in the upcoming release of GNOME 3.32. A new ‘Applications‘ panel has been created by developers that offers users more control over the majority of locally installed applications, including Flatpak and repo apps, and on a per-app basis. Naturally a much wider range of settings […]

This post, GNOME 3.32 Gives Users More Say Over What Apps Can Access, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Best Weather Apps for Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Saturday 2nd of February 2019 01:52:50 AM

We rundown the best weather apps for Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Get the local weather forecast from the comfort of your Linux desktop with these neat tools.

This post, The Best Weather Apps for Ubuntu & Linux Mint, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Server: HTTP Clients, IIS DDoS and 'DevOps' Hype From Red Hat

  • What are good command line HTTP clients?
    The whole is greater than the sum of its parts is a very famous quote from Aristotle, a Greek philosopher and scientist. This quote is particularly pertinent to Linux. In my view, one of Linux’s biggest strengths is its synergy. The usefulness of Linux doesn’t derive only from the huge raft of open source (command line) utilities. Instead, it’s the synergy generated by using them together, sometimes in conjunction with larger applications. The Unix philosophy spawned a “software tools” movement which focused on developing concise, basic, clear, modular and extensible code that can be used for other projects. This philosophy remains an important element for many Linux projects. Good open source developers writing utilities seek to make sure the utility does its job as well as possible, and work well with other utilities. The goal is that users have a handful of tools, each of which seeks to excel at one thing. Some utilities work well independently. This article looks at 4 open source command line HTTP clients. These clients let you download files over the internet from the command line. But they can also be used for many more interesting purposes such as testing, debugging and interacting with HTTP servers and web applications. Working with HTTP from the command-line is a worthwhile skill for HTTP architects and API designers. If you need to play around with an API, HTTPie and curl will be invaluable.
  • Microsoft publishes security alert on IIS bug that causes 100% CPU usage spikes
    The Microsoft Security Response Center published yesterday a security advisory about a denial of service (DOS) issue impacting IIS (Internet Information Services), Microsoft's web server technology.
  • 5 things to master to be a DevOps engineer
    There's an increasing global demand for DevOps professionals, IT pros who are skilled in software development and operations. In fact, the Linux Foundation's Open Source Jobs Report ranked DevOps as the most in-demand skill, and DevOps career opportunities are thriving worldwide. The main focus of DevOps is bridging the gap between development and operations teams by reducing painful handoffs and increasing collaboration. This is not accomplished by making developers work on operations tasks nor by making system administrators work on development tasks. Instead, both of these roles are replaced by a single role, DevOps, that works on tasks within a cooperative team. As Dave Zwieback wrote in DevOps Hiring, "organizations that have embraced DevOps need people who would naturally resist organization silos."

Purism's Privacy and Security-Focused Librem 5 Linux Phone to Arrive in Q3 2019

Initially planned to ship in early 2019, the revolutionary Librem 5 mobile phone was delayed for April 2019, but now it suffered just one more delay due to the CPU choices the development team had to make to deliver a stable and reliable device that won't heat up or discharge too quickly. Purism had to choose between the i.MX8M Quad or the i.MX8M Mini processors for their Librem 5 Linux-powered smartphone, but after many trials and errors they decided to go with the i.MX8M Quad CPU as manufacturer NXP recently released a new software stack solving all previous power consumption and heating issues. Read more

Qt Creator 4.9 Beta released

We are happy to announce the release of Qt Creator 4.9 Beta! There are many improvements and fixes included in Qt Creator 4.9. I’ll just mention some highlights in this blog post. Please refer to our change log for a more thorough overview. Read more

Hack Week - Browsersync integration for Online

Recently my LibreOffice work is mostly focused on the Online. It's nice to see how it is growing with new features and has better UI. But when I was working on improving toolbars (eg. folding menubar or reorganization of items) I noticed one annoying thing from the developer perspective. After every small change, I had to restart the server to provide updated content for the browser. It takes few seconds for switching windows, killing old server then running new one which requires some tests to be passed. Last week during the Hack Week funded by Collabora Productivity I was able to work on my own projects. It was a good opportunity for me to try to improve the process mentioned above. I've heard previously about browsersync so I decided to try it out. It is a tool which can automatically reload used .css and .js files in all browser sessions after change detection. To make it work browsersync can start proxy server watching files on the original server and sending events to the browser clients if needed. Read more