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Ubuntu 21.10’s New Wallpaper is Revealed

Thursday 16th of September 2021 04:17:21 PM

Ubuntu 21.10 is getting closer to release, which means it's time for updated artwork. The new Ubuntu 21.10 default wallpaper has landed in the daily builds.

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Bored of Super Flat GTK Themes? Check Out Skeuos

Monday 13th of September 2021 10:51:00 PM

Bored of flat themes? Check out this non-flat GTK theme for Linux desktops, including GNOME and Xfce. It's called Skueos and it's beautiful – check it out!

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You Can Still Get Ubuntu 16.04 Security Updates, Here’s How

Monday 13th of September 2021 01:25:01 PM

Did you know it's possible to get security updates for Ubuntu 16.04 until 2024 without paying for an enterprise Ubuntu support package? Yup, you can.

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Ubuntu Podcast to End After 14 Years

Thursday 9th of September 2021 02:39:56 PM

The hosts of the official Ubuntu Podcast have announced the end of their weekly show. The final episode of the Ubuntu Podcast will be released on Sept 30.

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Firefox 92 Released with Only Minor Changes

Tuesday 7th of September 2021 01:40:59 PM

Mozilla Firefox 92 is now available to download. The latest release of the popular open-source web browser is a modest one, containing only minor changes. Among the improvements the resurgent web browser gains are more secure HTTPS connections and full-range color levels for video playback on ‘many systems’. Bookmark toolbar menus (i.e. bookmark folders and overflow menu) now adhere to Firefox’s ‘Proton’ visual style; certificate error pages have a cleaner, less-gaudy look; and macOS users can now access their OS’s native sharing options from the Firefox File menu. Bug fixes include an issue where an open alert in one tab […]

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elementary OS 6 Gets First Post-Release Update

Wednesday 1st of September 2021 02:41:11 PM

A sizeable update is rolling out to elementary OS 6, which was released in early August. Bootloader, suspend, and power applet tweaks feature in the update.

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SuperTuxKart 1.3 Features New Karts, New Arenas, and Nintendo Switch Support

Tuesday 31st of August 2021 02:08:04 PM

A new version of famed FOSS racing game SuperTuxKart is nearing release, with a release candidate build now available to download.

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Linux Kernel 5.14 Released, This is What’s New

Monday 30th of August 2021 02:51:32 PM

Linux Kernel 5.14 has been released. Announcing the latest kernel’s arrival on the Linux Kernel mailing list Linux founder Linus Torvalds couldn’t resist acknowledging the attention his ‘hobby’ project has received for its 30th anniversary recently, remarking: “I realize you must all still be busy with all the galas and fancy balls and all the other 30th anniversary events, but at some point you must be getting tired of the constant glitz, the fireworks, and the champagne. That ball gown or tailcoat isn’t the most comfortable thing, either. The celebrations will go on for a few more weeks yet, but […]

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How to Upgrade to MATE Desktop 1.26 on Ubuntu

Friday 27th of August 2021 11:45:43 AM

Want to install MATE desktop 1.26 on Ubuntu MATE 20.04 LTS and 21.04? Well, not you can! Devs have put together a PPA for users to upgrade from.

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New Website Launched to Showcase GNOME Apps

Friday 27th of August 2021 12:02:09 AM

Want to find more apps for the GNOME desktop? If so, you're gonna love a new website GNOME developers have launched which helps you do precisely that!

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CuteFish Desktop on Ubuntu? This New Distro Offers It

Thursday 26th of August 2021 07:05:50 PM

This new Ubuntu-based Linux distro comes with the CuteFish desktop environment preinstalled. It's a great way to try CuteFish out first-hand and up close!

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Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS Released, Available to Download

Thursday 26th of August 2021 01:24:00 PM

Users can now download Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, the latest point release in the Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa cycle. It boasts a new Linux kernel, plus other updates.

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Bq, Makers of the First Ubuntu Phone, Have Gone Bust

Thursday 26th of August 2021 01:09:03 PM

Spanish phone company Bq found fame as maker of the first Ubuntu Phone to be sold at retail, but its Android-based business went under, recent filings show.

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Are You Experiencing Issues with Comments on this Site?

Thursday 26th of August 2021 01:18:00 AM

A post asking for feedback about any commenting issues you're experiencing on this site. This post will probably be deleted in a few days.

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OpenShot Video Editor Just Got a HUGE Update

Wednesday 25th of August 2021 11:11:14 PM

A new version of OpenShot video editor is available to download. We checkout the new features and video effects, and show you how to install it on Ubuntu.

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Happy 30th Birthday, Linux!

Wednesday 25th of August 2021 01:06:09 PM

Hip, hip, hooray, Linus Torvalds' little 'hobby' project turns 30 years old today! We wish a happy birthday to the kernel that changed everything.

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GNOME 41: The Best New Features

Wednesday 25th of August 2021 12:24:00 AM

Discover the best GNOME 41 features in this overview, packed with info and screenshots. GNOME 41 has some brilliant new features you won't want to miss.

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How to Instantly Log Out of Ubuntu From a Terminal

Tuesday 24th of August 2021 03:09:47 PM

To log out of Ubuntu desktop session from the command line run the gnome-session-quit command, adding the --no-prompt flag to log out instantly.

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MATE Desktop 1.26 Released with Initial Wayland Support + More

Thursday 19th of August 2021 12:10:22 PM

We look at the changes present in MATE Desktop 1.26. Many new features have been added, including initial support for Wayland. Keen to learn more? Read on!

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LibreOffice 7.2 Released with Big Performance Improvements

Thursday 19th of August 2021 10:00:00 AM

We look at LibreOffice 7.2, the latest release of this free open source office suite. Microsoft Office compatibility is better, plus cool new features.

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More in Tux Machines

PineTime Smartwatch and Good Code Play Bad Apple

PineTime is the open smartwatch from our friends at Pine64. [TT-392] wanted to prove the hardware can play a full-motion music video, and they are correct, to a point. When you watch the video below, you should notice the monochromatic animation maintaining a healthy framerate, and there lies all the hard work. Without any modifications, video would top out at approximately eight frames per second. To convert an MP4, you need to break it down into images, which will strip out the sound. Next, you load them into the Linux-only video processor, which looks for clusters of pixels that need changing and ignores the static ones. Relevant pixel selection takes some of the load off the data running to the display and boosts the fps since you don’t waste time reminding it that a block of black pixels should stay the way they are. Lastly, the process will compress everything to fit it into the watch’s onboard memory. Even though it is a few minutes of black and white pictures, compiling can take a couple of hours. Read more

today's howtos

  • How to play Dungeon Defenders on Linux

    Dungeon Defenders is a hybrid multiplayer video game developed by Trendy Entertainment. The game was released on Microsoft Windows, Xbox, iOS, Mac OS, Linux, etc. Here’s how to play the game on Linux.

  • How to play Company of Heroes on Linux

    Company of Heroes is a real-time strategy game developed by Relic Entertainment. The game takes place during WWII and was released on Windows, OS X, iOS, Android, and Linux. Here’s how you can play Company of Heroes on your Linux PC.

  • How to Install TeamViewer on Ubuntu Linux

    TeamViewer is a popular cross-platform tool that allows a user to remotely access and control another user’s computer in an easy and secure way. File sharing, remote desktop control and web conferencing between computers are all possible using TeamViewer. TeamViewer is useful for providing remote customer support in organizations, collaborating with colleagues who are far away, and connecting to your own device remotely. This article will walk you through the process of installing TeamViewer on Ubuntu systems.

  • How to Upgrade Ubuntu 21.04 to 21.10 Impish Indri

    Ubuntu has officially released the Ubuntu 21.10 codenamed Impish Indri. This has seen the introduction of GNOME 40 as the default desktop, and sadly GNOME 41 did not make the final cut. The release also introduces Linux Kernel 5.13 among new applications and other back-end performance improvements.

  • How to Extract Tar Bz2 File in Linux - ByteXD

    In this tutorial, we will be showing you how to use tar command to extract tar.bz2 files. Tar stands for tape archive, and it is one of the most used commands that deals with compressed archive files. Bz2 stands for bzip2. It is a specific compression algorithm. The tar command comes pre-installed in most Linux distributions. The tar utility is used to compress and extract files using different algorithms. Tar supports a wide array of compression algorithms such as gzip, bzip2, xz, lzip, etc.

  • How to mount ISO in Kubuntu Linux - Darryl Dias

    Dolphin file manager in Kubuntu (Tested this in Kubuntu 21.04) does not ship with Mount ISO option in the right click menu, but with the help of the dolphin-plugins package we can add this and many other features.

  • Setup OpenWRT on BPi-R2 | Zamir's Board

    It’s pretty easy to get OpenWRT start and running on BPi-R2. However, I realized that I need to extend the root filesystem to the whole disk, which is where the struggling starts.

GNOME Gingerblue 2.0.0 Recording Software supports XSPF 1.0

GNOME Gingerblue 2.0.0 is Free Recording Software for GNOME. In the 2.0.0 release I have added support for XSPF 1.0 from Xiph.org. Read more Also: Free Software Review: Balena Etcher couldn’t be easier for writing ISO images, but do they really need telemetry? – BaronHK's Rants

5 open source tabletop RPGs you should try

Open source arrived in the pen-and-paper RPG industry back at the turn of the century, when Wizards of the Coast, publisher of Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons, developed the Open Game License (OGL). Many publishers have since adopted the OGL themselves or use similar licenses, such as Creative Commons. Today is Free RPG Day. It's the one day a year you can go to your friendly local game store and pick up, at no cost, a free tabletop role-playing game from some of the biggest publishers in the hobby. If you don't have a local game store or can't get out to a game store, some free RPG sampler downloads are available from Dungeon Crawl Classics and Paizo. But not everything for Free RPG Day is available as a download, so I've collected five of my favorite open source tabletop games that you can download and play. Read more