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Zorin OS 16 Released with New Look, New Apps + More

Tuesday 17th of August 2021 04:00:00 PM

Users can now download Zorin OS 16, the latest stable release and based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. In this post we look at the new features and key changes.

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NewsFlash is an Awesome RSS Feed Reader for Linux

Monday 16th of August 2021 08:03:00 AM

NewsFlash is an RSS feed reader client for Linux. Built in GTK, NewsFlash integrates well with the GNOME Shell desktop. Learn more about its features.

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How to Access Extra Dock Settings in elementary OS 6

Sunday 15th of August 2021 10:59:00 PM

We show you how to access more Plank dock settings in elementary OS, so you can move the dock to the left, change icon size, and lots more.

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Meet the $399 E-Ink Tablet that Runs Linux

Sunday 15th of August 2021 06:13:12 PM

Pinte64 unveil the PineNote, a 10.1-inch e-ink tablet running on Linux. Their e-ink tablet has an EMR stylus for note taking, and costs from $399.

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Linux Release Roundup: Cozy, Polychromatic, and Latte Dock

Saturday 14th of August 2021 02:23:58 PM

What do a GTK audiobook app, a classy desktop dock, and a RGB peripheral control tool have in common? They have all had new releases recently.

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How to Install Pantheon Tweaks on elementary OS 6

Thursday 12th of August 2021 10:28:30 PM

Planning on taking elementary OS 6 for a spin this weekend? If so, there’s a handy third-party tool I want you to keep in mind. See, some Linux distros try to be all things to all people. They come with reams of settings, options, choice screens, dialogs — the works. elementary OS isn’t one of those. Its engineers have crafted a desktop experience they think works well as it is — and they’d rather you to use it the way it is, too. While this austere approach is a tad unusual in Linux land, the ‘couture’ approach is why elementary […]

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Thunderbird Email Client Gets a Massive Update

Wednesday 11th of August 2021 11:50:21 PM

Thunderbird 91 is out with substantial improvements to the way this open source email client feels and functions. Want to take a closer look? Read on!

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How to Install Shutter on Ubuntu from an Official PPA

Tuesday 10th of August 2021 11:03:30 PM

The Shutter screenshot tool is under active development again so the official Shutter PPA has been revived to make it easy to install Shutter on Ubuntu.

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Firefox 91 is Out with Improved Cookie Management

Tuesday 10th of August 2021 10:14:08 PM

Another month another Firefox update to enjoy. In this post we recap the what's new in Firefox 90, and tell you how you can get the update on your system.

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Is elementary OS 6 the Best Version Yet?

Tuesday 10th of August 2021 04:00:00 PM

It’s here, folks — the elementary OS 6 ‘Odin’ release is now available to download. elementary devs say this release is ‘the biggest update to the platform yet’ In this post we show you what’s new in elementary OS 6 “Odin”, and point you in the direction of the download link you’ll need if you want to try it out for yourself. The latest stable release of elementary OS is based on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and rides atop the Linux 5.11 kernel. Also included are numerous new features, several notable UI improvements, and a stack of performance enhancements — so […]

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Easily Install Google Fonts on Linux with this App

Friday 6th of August 2021 12:19:40 PM

Font Downloader a GTK app for Linux desktops. It lets you search, browse, preview, download, and install fonts from Google Fonts on your Linux desktop.

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Hurrah, Chrome for Linux Now Supports CSD Properly

Thursday 5th of August 2021 12:11:41 AM

Latest versions of Google Chrome for Linux fix several of the browser's CSD issues. In this post we compare the builds side-by-side to spot the changes.

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‘Mousai’ is Song Recognition App for Linux

Wednesday 4th of August 2021 12:24:58 PM

Mousai is a song recognition app for Linux desktops. A Shazam alternative, Mousai listens to a song you play and identifies it within seconds. Try it out!

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Foliate eBook Reader for Linux is a Must Have

Sunday 1st of August 2021 10:03:00 PM

Foliate is a GTK eBook reader app for Linux desktops. Foliate lets you read epub files easily, and has a range of font, layout and customization options.

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Xubuntu 21.10 Gains New Apps, Including a Clipboard Manager

Friday 30th of July 2021 06:50:58 PM

Xubuntu 21.10 will include a clutch of new apps when released later this year. Xubuntu devs have detailed the new apps they plan to include, details inside!

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A Hybrid Clock/Now Playing Conky for Your Desktop

Thursday 29th of July 2021 02:56:03 PM

I’ve been looking for a decent “Now Playing” widget for my Ubuntu desktop for a while now, having been inspired by some Rainmeter setups I saw in a thread on Windows desktops. And I finally found one — but it took some searching. Now, I appreciate that the days of showing your currently playing track on your actual desktop is are gone. It’s 2021, and most Linux desktop environments (including GNOME, which Ubuntu uses) support MPRIS controls in some form or another. Standalone now playing ‘widgets’ (like the much-missed CoverGloobus, pictured as part of a particularly impressive desktop below) are […]

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Get macOS ‘Quick Look’ on Ubuntu with GNOME Sushi

Monday 26th of July 2021 07:47:00 AM

Use GNOME Sushi to get a macOS 'Quick Look' feature in Ubuntu. Just select a file in Nautilus then hit the spacebar to see an instant preview – sound good?

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The ‘Hey Dude, Where Can I Get That Wallpaper?’ Blog Post

Wednesday 21st of July 2021 09:35:42 PM

If you've lusted after the desktop wallpapers I've been using in screenshots for articles and tweets during the past month or so, this post is for you.

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Nautilus 40 Arrives in Ubuntu 21.10 Daily Builds

Wednesday 21st of July 2021 11:39:00 AM

Nautilus 40 is winging its way to the Ubuntu 21.10 daily builds. While it’s arrival isn’t the most newsworthy event set to occur this cycle, Nautilus 40 carries a small crop of improvements and features that Impish daily testers will want to have a play about with. Such as? Well, this update to the famed file manager finally lets you sort files by creation date in the list view (a long-standing ask); is said to relay ‘more accurate’ file transfer and copy estimates; and improves tab completion in the location entry bar (accessed by pressing ctrl + l). Another area […]

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8 Best Icon Themes for Ubuntu (2021 Edition)

Tuesday 20th of July 2021 09:48:22 PM

We roundup the best icon themes for Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and other Linux distros, from flat icon packs to 3D gradient sets - find your new favourite now!

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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