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New PinePhone Pro Announced

Friday 15th of October 2021 02:00:00 PM

PinePhone Pro is billed as "the fastest mainline Linux smartphone on the market" and packs performance upgrades compared to the original PinePhone.

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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Codename is a Jolly Good Choice

Friday 15th of October 2021 01:19:57 PM

The codename for next year’s Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release has been revealed as ‘Jammy Jellyfish’. The new name was posted on Launchpad, home of Ubuntu development, as is tradition. But what does the codename tell us? Can we glean anything from this mercurially minded moniker? The word ‘jammy’ is used informally in the UK to mean very lucky or very good Jammy is an interesting adjective. Broadly speaking it means to be filled with jam (what American’s call jelly) or something that has the consistency of jam. But the word ‘jammy’ is also used informally in the UK to mean […]

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10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 21.10

Thursday 14th of October 2021 11:17:00 PM

Here are 10 things to do after you install Ubuntu 21.10 'Impish Indri'. These tasks improve the Ubuntu experience, helping you do more, quicker – dive in!

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Ubuntu 21.10 is Now Available to Download

Thursday 14th of October 2021 02:40:00 PM

It’s here, folks — Ubuntu 21.10 downloads are now live on the Ubuntu website. Ubuntu 21.10 comes crammed with six months worth of changes including the GNOME 40 desktop, a new GTK theme, a Firefox Snap app by default, PulseAudio 15, and Linux 5.13 to name but a few. This release — the 35th Ubuntu release for those keeping count — is backed by 9 months of security updates, critical fixes, and select software updates. If you install 21.10 (or upgrade to it from Ubuntu 21.04) you can upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 LTS next April — a release supported for […]

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Ubuntu 21.10: What’s New? [Video]

Tuesday 12th of October 2021 01:06:00 AM

What's new in Ubuntu 21.10 'Impish Indri'? We've handcrafted a short video to showcase the release's biggest changes and major features. Take a look!

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Slimbook Battery 4 Released with Improved Power-Saving Features

Wednesday 6th of October 2021 12:04:40 PM

Slimbook Battery 4 is out. Its goal: to extend battery life of Linux laptops. The open source energy-tuning utility can also improve performance too.

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Annotator is a Slick Image Markup Tool for Linux Desktops

Tuesday 5th of October 2021 01:08:42 PM

Sometimes I want to annotate an image quickly, but without loading up a full-blown image editing app like The GIMP. Today I found an amazing app that lets me do just that. Annotator by Trevor Williams is something of a cross between the macOS Preview app (which has powerful markup tools built-in) and FOSS-fave Shutter. Indeed, until now, my go-to tool for annotating images on Linux is Shutter (or Flameshot, though it can only annotate screenshots you take using it), though its UI is a little dated and a few features are missing. So when I saw Annotator on the […]

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How GNOME 42 Lights the Way with New ‘Dark Mode’ Preference

Monday 4th of October 2021 05:55:42 PM

GNOME 42 is on course to ship with support for a proper ‘dark mode’ toggle. Right now Linux desktops lack a standardised, system-level way for users to indicate to the system, its apps, and even the websites they visit that they’d prefer them to use a dark appearance. Now, you’re probably thinking: “Joey, Ubuntu already has a dark mode: I use it” — and you’re not mistaken. Major desktop Linux distros, including Ubuntu and Pop!_OS, do include a dark theme option. But changing GTK theme the best way to approach this? Not at all. First off, GTK themes aren’t a […]

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Firefox 93 Released with AVIF Support, Insecure Download Protection

Monday 4th of October 2021 02:11:24 PM

Firefox 93 adds support for AVIF image files, makes PDF form filling more robust, and protects against insecure downloads. More details? Find 'em inside.

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Microsoft Office 2021 Includes Better Support for LibreOffice Files

Sunday 3rd of October 2021 03:13:58 PM

We’re used to hearing that the latest versions of out favourite open-source office suites come with better support for Microsoft Office files, but the other way around? That’s a little less common, but it’s happening. Microsoft Office 2021 is due for release on October 5 for Windows and macOS systems. Among the (many) new features Microsoft is talking about is Office 2021’s support for the OpenDocument Format (ODF) 1.3. “The ODF 1.3 format (using the file extensions .odt, .ods, and .odp) is supported in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint alongside the Office Open XML (OOXML) format (which uses file extensions .docx, […]

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Quick Look at Yaru Theme Changes in Ubuntu 21.10

Wednesday 29th of September 2021 01:26:47 PM

We run through the most notable changes to the Yaru theme in Ubuntu 21.10, including a new light theme by default, and better support for GNOME 40.

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Bangle.js 2 is a Hackable, Open Source Smartwatch

Tuesday 28th of September 2021 03:30:55 PM

Looking for an open source smartwatch you’re in total control of? If so, check out the Bangle.js 2 which is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. This hacker-friendly piece of horological hardware is the brainchild of Espruino developer Gordon Williams. Much like Williams’ earlier efforts in this area, the Bangle.js 2 runs on JavaScript. Yup, JavaScript; it seems JS really can run everywhere! 😉 Specifically the Bangle.js uses the open source Espruino JavaScript interpreter. This is custom designed software for devices with extremely low hardware resources, like microcontrollers. New apps can be written in JavaScript without an SDK, or compiling, or additional software. They […]

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Ubuntu 21.10 Beta Released, This is What’s New

Friday 24th of September 2021 02:09:00 AM

Download the Ubuntu 21.10 beta to help test the next major release of Ubuntu ahead of its stable release in mid-October. In this post, see what's changed.

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GNOME 41 Released, This is What’s New

Wednesday 22nd of September 2021 03:15:00 PM

The GNOME 41 release is out with new multitasking and mobile network settings, updated Software store, and a new Remote Desktop client. Learn more.

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Canonical Extends Support of Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 to 10 Years

Tuesday 21st of September 2021 12:41:44 PM

Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 just got an unexpected support boost from Canonical. Announced today, Canonical says both releases will get an extended 10 years of support from their original release date, up from the 5 years originally provided. The commitment brings the older LTS releases in line with the 10 year support period Canonical provide for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and 20.04 LTS. As a result, Ubuntu 14.04 is being supported until April 2024, and Ubuntu 16.04 is now supported until April 2026. Both of these releases were “out of support” prior to today’s news. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS hit end-of-life […]

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gThumb 3.12 Released with HEIF/HEIC, AVIF & JXL Image Support

Sunday 19th of September 2021 08:28:47 PM

The Thumb 3.12 release is here and it's full of improvements, including native support for the HEIF and AVIF image formats, as well as Apple's HEIC.

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Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS Released with Critical Security Fix

Sunday 19th of September 2021 12:29:17 PM

Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS is available to download. This point release carries a number of fixes to plug the BootHole security vulnerability discovered in 2020.

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Spotify Linux Client (Finally) Fixes an Annoying Bug

Friday 17th of September 2021 02:18:13 PM

It's a bug that has irritated me for the past 12 months but, at last, Spotify devs have fixed it in the latest update to the official Spotify Linux client.

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Ubuntu Makes Firefox Snap Default in 21.10

Thursday 16th of September 2021 05:21:00 PM

Ubuntu 21.10 is making the Firefox Snap app its default browser. A feature-freeze exception requests the Firefox Snap be seeded in the Ubuntu ISO image.

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Linux Mint’s New Website is Live (And Yup, It Looks Fresh)

Thursday 16th of September 2021 05:13:13 PM

Linux Mint has launched a revamped and revitalised homepage full of eye-catching callouts and snippets of info sharing why the Linux distro is popular.

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