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The Easy Way to Install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Install plex media server on UbuntuIt's easy to install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and other Linux distros as the popular media streaming app is now available on the Snap store.

This post, The Easy Way to Install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 12 October 2018 | 3:00 am

New Website Claims Flatpak is a “Security Nightmare”

stock image of security keyboardA newly launched website is warning users about Flatpak, branding the tech a “security nightmare”. The ‘Flatkills.org’ web page takes aim at a number of security claims routinely associated with the fledgling Flatpak app packaging and distribution format. Three areas are flagged by the site — which is currently doing the rounds on social media — that its […]

This post, New Website Claims Flatpak is a “Security Nightmare”, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 11 October 2018 | 1:53 am

Do You Plan to Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.10?

poll upgrade to ubuntu 18.10Can you believe that we’re now just a week away from the Ubuntu 18.10 release? It will be available to download from Thursday, October 18. Such closeness means — shock — it’s almost-very-nearly upgrade decision time for many of us! The question is are you the sort of Linux user who likes to run the […]

This post, Do You Plan to Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.10?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 11 October 2018 | 1:25 am

Ubuntu 18.10 Adds Gallium Nine Support, Latest Mesa 18.2.2

gallium nine on ubuntu 18.10A couple of graphic-related tidbits ahead of next week’s Ubuntu 18.10 release that some of you might be interested to know about. First up, Mesa. A feature freeze exception was granted to allow Mesa 18.2.x series in to the Ubuntu 18.10 archives, with Mesa 18.2.2 specifically (i.e the latest update) now ready in the archives. A feature […]

This post, Ubuntu 18.10 Adds Gallium Nine Support, Latest Mesa 18.2.2, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 11 October 2018 | 12:42 am

Google Has ‘No Plans’ to Enable Chrome Hardware Acceleration on Linux

hardware acceleration on linux -- google says noGoogle says it has no plans to enable Chrome hardware acceleration on Linux — not even as an experimental option. The news is certain to be greeted with groans by those who struggle to stream HD YouTube videos and other rich media content smoothly in Chrome on Linux. For Linux laptop users in particular the […]

This post, Google Has ‘No Plans’ to Enable Chrome Hardware Acceleration on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 4 October 2018 | 12:05 pm

Audacity 2.3.0 Released with Punch & Roll Recording, Better Save Options

audacity on ubuntu stock imageAudacity 2.3.0 is available to download. This update brings punch and roll recording to Audacity, tweaks playhead behaviour, and features lossless backup.

This post, Audacity 2.3.0 Released with Punch & Roll Recording, Better Save Options, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 1 October 2018 | 8:34 pm

Google is Working on Apple Magic Trackpad 2 Linux Support

Google engineers are working to add Apple Magic Trackpad 2 Linux support to the mainline Linux Kernel. Although it’s been 3 years since Apple announced the Magic Trackpad 2 Linux users have needed to rely on out-of-tree patches and drivers to use the multi-touch device with desktop Linux distributions like Ubuntu, in both wired and […]

This post, Google is Working on Apple Magic Trackpad 2 Linux Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 1 October 2018 | 3:57 am

Customize Linux Touchpad Gestures with ‘Gestures’ App

create touchpad gestures on UbuntuIf you want to set-up touchpad gestures on Linux, but don’t know how, you should check out the following app. The app is called ‘Gestures’ and is described by its developer as being a “minimal Gtk+ GUI app for libinput-gestures”. Windows and macOS both come with a variety of useful touchpad gestures pre-configured out of the box, […]

This post, Customize Linux Touchpad Gestures with ‘Gestures’ App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 1 October 2018 | 3:27 am

Ubuntu Budgie 18.10 Looks Like an Essential Upgrade

ubuntu budgie nimusoft deal?Ubuntu Budgie 18.10 is released in October and it promises to be the best release yet. A raft of major improvements are touched on in the preview notes for Ubuntu Budgie 18.10, which spread its wings alongside the regular Ubuntu 18.10 beta on September 27. Stock Ubuntu 18.10 might be little sparse on visible changes (sans its spiffy […]

This post, Ubuntu Budgie 18.10 Looks Like an Essential Upgrade, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 29 September 2018 | 5:01 am

Ubuntu 18.10 Beta is Now Available to Download

Go grab it — the official Ubuntu 18.10 beta release is now available to download. Developers, bug battlers, and enthusiastic fans alike are invited to download Ubuntu 18.10 beta to help test the release ahead of its stable release next month. This is the only beta build that Ubuntu or its community cohorts have released […]

This post, Ubuntu 18.10 Beta is Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 28 September 2018 | 12:13 pm

KDE Neon Now Based on Ubuntu 18.04 ‘Bionic Beaver’

The wait is over: the KDE Ubuntu 18.04 release is finally here. Developers behind the KDE-centric Linux distro¹ have announced that they’ve successfully rebased KDE Neon on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ‘Bionic Beaver’, which was released earlier this year. With the bump to Bionic KDE Neon users unlock access to newer packages, third-party tools, and hardware drivers. They […]

This post, KDE Neon Now Based on Ubuntu 18.04 ‘Bionic Beaver’, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 27 September 2018 | 1:07 am

Ubuntu 18.10’s New Wallpaper is Cosmically Cute

Ubuntu 18.10 wallpaper for cosmic cuttlefishThe default wallpaper of Ubuntu 18.10 ‘Cosmic Cuttlefish’ has finally been revealed. And, as you can no doubt guess, the new desktop background features a lavish line-art mascot, this time a concentric circular cuttlefish illustration: The backdrop also benefits from a deep-sea dose of the colour purple. Two versions of the the new Ubuntu 18.10 wallpaper […]

This post, Ubuntu 18.10’s New Wallpaper is Cosmically Cute, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 26 September 2018 | 3:04 am

OpenShot Adds Animated Video Masking, New Video Presets

openshot video editor for linux screenshotA new version of the open source video editor OpenShot is now available for download — the first update to the app since July.  Among plenty of other changes OpenShot 2.4.3 adds support for creating animated masks and transitions using images and videos. This adds a real creative flexibility to the editor, allowing creative types to construct more imaginative […]

This post, OpenShot Adds Animated Video Masking, New Video Presets, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 24 September 2018 | 1:30 am

LibreOffice Getting Started Guide Available to Download

libreoffice releasedWant to learn to use free office software LibreOffice? A new downloadable guide is on hand to help. The LibreOffice documentation team has announced a new version of the ‘Getting Started Guide’, which offers “concise and pointed introductory text for LibreOffice applications”, including Writer and Presentation. The suite ‘introduces’ the core modules of the suite, including […]

This post, LibreOffice Getting Started Guide Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 23 September 2018 | 2:09 am

Elementary OS Juno Beta 2 Released

Elementary OS June beta 2 is now available to download. This second beta build of the Ubuntu-based Linux distribution touts a number of changes over the elementary OS june beta released back in July. Due to the shifting sands on which Juno is built the elementary team advise those planning on testing the release to do so […]

This post, Elementary OS Juno Beta 2 Released, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 September 2018 | 11:17 am

Ubuntu 14.04 Snags Extended Security Maintenance Support

Ubuntu 14.04 Extended Security MaintenanceCanonical has confirmed that Ubuntu 14.04 Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) support will be available from next year. Ubuntu 14.04 LTS ‘Trusty Tahr’ will reach end of life (EOL) in April 2019, but Canonical is aware that not everyone running or relying on the release is in a position to upgrade right away. Which is where […]

This post, Ubuntu 14.04 Snags Extended Security Maintenance Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 September 2018 | 1:23 am

Microsoft Announce Enhanced Version of Ubuntu 18.04 for Hyper-V

A New Hyper-V Quick Create Gallery Ubuntu 18.04 image has been released. It allows users to run Ubuntu on Windows 10 as a virtual machine.

This post, Microsoft Announce Enhanced Version of Ubuntu 18.04 for Hyper-V, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 September 2018 | 1:40 am

SMPlayer Makes It Easy to Stream Videos from Your PC to Android Phone

The latest version of open source media player SMPlayer lets you stream video from your PC to Android phone or tablet — all with a single click! The handy feature means you can watch video on your computer from your phone with minimal effort as no uploading, no downloading, and no subscriptions are required. All you need […]

This post, SMPlayer Makes It Easy to Stream Videos from Your PC to Android Phone, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 18 September 2018 | 5:22 am