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The Easy Way to Enable ‘Minimize on Click’ in Ubuntu

Tuesday 20th of July 2021 12:17:11 PM

Learn how to enable "Minimize on Click" in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and above the easy way using either the command line or the dconf-editor utility. Simple!

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KDE Connect is Now Available to Windows 10 Users

Monday 19th of July 2021 08:25:51 PM

KDE Connect is one of the best ways to integrate your Android smartphone with your Linux desktop. Now the tech is available for Windows users to play with!

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Clapper is My New Go-To Linux Video Player

Saturday 17th of July 2021 12:25:00 PM

Clapper is an interesting new media player app for GNOME desktops built in GJS and GTK 4. In this post we look at Clapper's features and drool over its UI.

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Valve’s Steam Deck is 7-inch Linux Gaming PC

Thursday 15th of July 2021 06:10:29 PM

The Steam Deck is a 7-inch handheld gaming PC powered by Arch Linux. Yes, Arch Linux. Discover more details, including Steam Deck specs and price, inside.

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Pine64’s Open Source Smartwatch Goes on Sale for $27

Thursday 15th of July 2021 03:46:35 PM

Want a smartwatch for $27 that runs free, open source software? You can now buy one thanks to Pine64. In this post we look at the PineTime specs and more.

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ArcMenu GNOME Extension Adds New Windows 11 Layout

Thursday 15th of July 2021 02:19:55 PM

The popular GNOME extension ArcMenu just got an update, adding a new menu layout inspired by Windows 11 — plus a bunch of other changes, details inside.

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‘Every Preference Has a Cost’: Dev Explains the ‘GNOME Way’

Tuesday 13th of July 2021 01:35:36 PM

GNOME’s Tobias Bernard has a new blog post out and it’s an essential read if you’re interested in the direction of the GNOME desktop. Reading rationale from the folks working inside of the project is important. It helps us to understand the way they think and the way they work. Posts like Tobias’ help fill in the blanks of why GNOME does what GNOME does which, whether you agree with particular decision or change, and is a healthy thing to do. “The traditional desktop is dead, and it’s not coming back” Tobias Bernard Speaking as an end ‘user’ of the […]

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Firefox 90 Available to Download, This is What’s New

Monday 12th of July 2021 06:22:05 PM

A new month means a new version of Firefox to download and enjoy. In this post we look at the various Firefox 90 changes – but spoiler: there aren't many!

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Linux Mint 20.2 Released, This is What’s New

Thursday 8th of July 2021 01:21:04 PM

The Linux Mint 20.2 release is now available to download. We look at what's new in Linux Mint 20.2 (there's a fair bit) plus share a link to download it.

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It’s Here — GNOME 40 Lands in Ubuntu 21.10

Wednesday 7th of July 2021 12:09:53 PM

GNOME 40 arrived in Ubuntu 21.10 daily builds this week. In this post we take an early look at how the revamped GNOME Shell desktop works in Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu 21.10 Release Date & Planned Features

Tuesday 6th of July 2021 11:25:18 AM

Ubuntu 21.10 'Impish Indri' is due for release on October 14, 2021. IN this post we take a closer look at its release date, new features, and key changes.

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GNOME Devs Plan Dramatic Changes to Adwaita

Friday 2nd of July 2021 01:54:43 PM

GNOME developers are working a "borderless" version of the Adwaita GTK theme for potential inclusion in GNOME 41. More details and pictures inside.

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How to Snap Windows to Corners in Ubuntu

Thursday 1st of July 2021 04:31:42 PM

You can snap windows to corners in Ubuntu using WinTile, a quarter tiling extension for GNOME Shell. In this post we look at the add-on in more detail.

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Ubuntu 20.10 Supports Ends This Month – You Must Upgrade Soon!

Thursday 1st of July 2021 11:50:26 AM

Official support for Ubuntu 20.10 'Groovy Gorilla' ends on July 22, 2021. After this date this version of Ubuntu will no longer receive ANY further updates.

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Pop!_OS 21.04 Released with New ‘Cosmic’ Desktop

Tuesday 29th of June 2021 11:15:56 PM

Download links for Pop!_OS 21.04, the latest version of System76's Ubuntu-based Linux distro, are live. Learn more about the new COSMIC desktop experience.

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New Ubuntu Logo: Is This Our First Look?

Tuesday 29th of June 2021 06:32:01 PM

Canonical is prepping a "major rebranding effort" involving Ubuntu, say the Canonical Web and Design team. They also share a very intriguing image…

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OnlyOffice 6.3 Released, This is What’s New

Tuesday 29th of June 2021 12:30:09 PM

Open source office suite ONLYOFFICE (that's how it's styled, not me shouting) has been updated. In this post we detail what's new and where to download it.

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Need a Linux Gaming Laptop? Check Out the TUXEDO Stellaris

Monday 28th of June 2021 09:58:33 PM

Check out the new TUEXDO Stellaris, a high-end gaming laptop that runs Linux. In this post we share the TUXEDO Stellaris price, specs, and other details.

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Ubuntu Makes a Major Theme Change For its Next Release

Monday 28th of June 2021 04:00:27 PM

Ubuntu 21.10 makes a change to the distro's appearance, with Yaru community devs saying the current mixed theme is 'too much work' to maintain.

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Linux Kernel 5.13 Released, This is What’s New

Monday 28th of June 2021 11:40:12 AM

Linux 5.13 kernel has been released. In this post we look at what's new, from an Amazon Luna controller driver to initial support for the Apple M1 chip.

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  • 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

xfce4-terminal 0.9.0 development release

  Welcome back! Since I became maintainer of xfce4-terminal I've worked on replacing deprecated parts of the codebase, closing old bugs and merging Merge Requests which have been sitting around for a while. Read more