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GNOME Plans to Move App Menus Back Inside App Windows

GNOME screenshot with app menu in viewApplication menus in the GNOME Shell desktop environment may be about to move. GNOME developers have proposed moving app menu entries back inside applications windows, in to the “hamburger menu” that most modern desktop apps use. “This would be relatively easy to implement, and even bend in nicely with some third-party apps like Firefox and Chromium, which […]

This post, GNOME Plans to Move App Menus Back Inside App Windows, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 26 June 2018 | 1:45 am

The Average Ubuntu Install Takes 18 Minutes (And Other Stats)

average ubuntu install timeDid you know that the average Ubuntu install takes just 18 minutes? That’s one of several nuggets of information Canonical has collected (and now revealed) thanks to the new “Ubuntu Report” tool included in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This tool, when given permission to, collects non-identifiable system data about new Ubuntu installs and upgrades and ferries […]

This post, The Average Ubuntu Install Takes 18 Minutes (And Other Stats), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 23 June 2018 | 2:04 pm

Turok Remastered Finally Lands on Linux

Turok Remaster is out now on Linux & macOSA remastered version of ‘Turok: Dinosaur Hunter’ has arrived on Linux. The game first found fame on the Nintendo 64 back way back in 1997, where it helped define the fledgling first-person shooter genre for an entire generation of gamers.  Now a high-definition, remastered port is available to play on Linux, having stomped its way on to the Xbox […]

This post, Turok Remastered Finally Lands on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 23 June 2018 | 1:39 am

GNOME Web Browser is Adding a Reader Mode

GNOME Web browserAn experimental reader mode will ship in the next version of GNOME Web, aka Epiphany. The feature is already available to try in the latest development builds of the GTK Webkit-based web browser, released this week as part of the GNOME 3.29.3 milestone. Reader mode (also known as “reader view”) is a toggle option that strips […]

This post, GNOME Web Browser is Adding a Reader Mode, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 June 2018 | 11:59 am

Ubuntu Suru Icon Theme Now Covers More Filetypes

ubuntu suru icon setWork on the new Ubuntu icon theme is beginning to pick up steam. As you may know, developers plan to revamp the look and feel of Ubuntu for its next release by shipping the new Communitheme GTK and GNOME Shell theme and the new Suru icon set by default. In a sign that the revamp […]

This post, Ubuntu Suru Icon Theme Now Covers More Filetypes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 June 2018 | 3:35 am

Intel’s 7th Gen NUCs Are Now “Ubuntu Certified”

intel nuc image from trustedreviewsA slate of 7th-gen Intel NUCs are now officially certified for Ubuntu, Canonical has announced. If you’ve had your eye on an Intel NUC for dev work, IoT shenanigans, or to use as an entertainment hub in the living room, you’ll be pleased to know you can install and run Ubuntu 16.04 LTS without encountering any major […]

This post, Intel’s 7th Gen NUCs Are Now “Ubuntu Certified”, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 June 2018 | 2:15 am

A macOS Mojave Inspired GTK Theme Appears

macos mojave gtk theme for Linux desktopsA new GTK theme brings the luscious look of macOS Mojave to the Linux desktop. Not that you should be surprised; we’ve written before about how easy it is to make Ubuntu look like a Mac. But thanks to this new macOS Mojave inspired GTK theme that fact is truer, and more faithful, than ever. macOS […]

This post, A macOS Mojave Inspired GTK Theme Appears, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 June 2018 | 2:40 am

HackUp is a Desktop Hacker News Client for Linux

hacker news desktop clientAvid readers of social news sharing site Hacker News might be interested in a new app recently added to Flathub. Called HackUp, it is a Hacker News desktop client written in Vala. It lets you browse and read Hacker News submissions without needing to open a web browser (which for a legendary procrastinator like me, is a good thing). […]

This post, HackUp is a Desktop Hacker News Client for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 June 2018 | 5:05 am

It’s Official: Total War: WARHAMMER II is Coming to Linux

Total War Warhammer II heroGood news for any merciless warmongers amongst you: you’ll soon be able to play ‘Total War: WARHAMMER II’ on Linux. Games porting powerhouse™ Feral Interactive has announced that is is bringing the acclaimed strategy title to Linux and macOS later this year. Total War: WARHAMMER II Total War: WARHAMMER II is the sequel to Total War: WARHAMMER, […]

This post, It’s Official: Total War: WARHAMMER II is Coming to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 June 2018 | 1:47 am

How to Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 18.04

how to install deepin desktop on ubuntuLearn how to install the Deepin desktop environment on Ubuntu 18.04 from a PPA. The Deepin desktop is an attractive alternative desktop shell for Linux.

This post, How to Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 18.04, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 18 June 2018 | 11:01 pm

Google’s VR180 Creator Tool Makes it Easier to Edit VR Video on Linux

VR180 Creator on LinuxGoogle has released a new VR video conversion tool for macOS and Linux. It’s called “VR180 Creator” (catchy) and the tool aims to make it easier for people to edit video shot on 180-degree and 360-degree devices like the Lenovo Mirage camera (pictured opposite). And boy is just-such a tool needed! VR180 Creator: Easier VR Video Editing […]

This post, Google’s VR180 Creator Tool Makes it Easier to Edit VR Video on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 18 June 2018 | 10:42 am

Deepin 15.6 Released with New App Launcher + More

linux deepin 15.6 simple launcherA new version of the Deepin Linux distribution is available to download. Deepin 15.6 improves on last year’s Deepin 15.5 release in a number of ways, chucks in a new-look app launcher, and includes a crop of core app updates for good measure. “The new release – deepin 15.6, offers the delicated interfaces and easy-to-understand logics […]

This post, Deepin 15.6 Released with New App Launcher + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 18 June 2018 | 3:36 am

You Can Now Play ‘TrackMania Nations Forever’ on Ubuntu

trackmania nations forever on ubuntuA popular PC racing game has sped its way on to the Ubuntu Snap store — and I think you’re gonna dig it. It’s called ‘TrackMania Nations Forever’ (TMNF) and, for some of you, it will need zero introduction. First released back in 2008 — a decade ago — TrackMania Nations Forever built a solid reputation […]

This post, You Can Now Play ‘TrackMania Nations Forever’ on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 16 June 2018 | 9:37 am

GPD Pocket 2: 7-Inch Laptop Gets a Faster Processor

The GPD Pocket 2 LaptopRemember that tiny 7-inch laptop we collectively cooed over last year? Well, an updated model with slimmer bezels and a faster CPU is on the way. The GPD Pocket 2 builds on the things the first-gen model got right, like it high-res screen, high-end build quality, and highly-portable form factor. But there are also a […]

This post, GPD Pocket 2: 7-Inch Laptop Gets a Faster Processor, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 16 June 2018 | 1:40 am

How to Enable the Blur Effect in KDE Plasma 5.13

The new blur effect in KDE Plasma 5.13 is wowing a lot of people, us included, but a few of you have been in touch to ask how you can enable or configure the blur on your own system. Plasma 5.13 should (as I understand it) come with the swish new gaussian blur effect enabled by […]

This post, How to Enable the Blur Effect in KDE Plasma 5.13, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 16 June 2018 | 12:47 am

Mesa 18.1.1 is Now Available to Install on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

mesa graphics ubuntuThe latest Mesa 18.1.1 graphics stack is now available to install on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Mesa 18.1.1 is the first point release update in the Mesa 18.1.x series, which debuted back in May with Mesa 18.1.0. The Mesa 18.1.x series touts plenty of improvements, including better Vulkan and OpenGL performance, updated Tegra, Nouveau, and Intel drivers, as […]

This post, Mesa 18.1.1 is Now Available to Install on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 June 2018 | 1:27 am

KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Here – And It Looks Incredible

Back in May we said that KDE Plasma 5.13 was shaping up to be one heck of a release — now that it’s out, I think I can say we were right. And to demo the key changes arriving in this update of the popular, resource-efficient desktop environment is a spiffy official release video. At a speedy 2 […]

This post, KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Here – And It Looks Incredible, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 June 2018 | 12:27 am

The Linux Foundation Says We Should ‘Celebrate’ Microsoft Buying GitHub

github logoNot everyone is thrilled by news that Microsoft is buying Github — and you might think the Linux Foundation is among them. Well, it isn’t. The head of the Linux Foundation says the Microsoft snapping up GitHub is “good news” for the open source community. He also reckons that, rather than sneer about it, we ought to “celebrate […]

This post, The Linux Foundation Says We Should ‘Celebrate’ Microsoft Buying GitHub, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 14 June 2018 | 11:42 am