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Native Linux Menus Finally Come to Brackets Code Editor

A new version the Brackets code editor is available to download. This update adds native menus on Linux, inline CSS code hints, and a whole heap more.

This post, Native Linux Menus Finally Come to Brackets Code Editor, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 8:59 am

Even Microsoft’s AI Chatbot ‘Zo’ Prefers Linux

microsoft zo prefers linuxMicrosoft AI chatbot Zo appears to hold some interesting opinions on tech -- opinions that might leave the Redmond-based giant a little red-faced!

This post, Even Microsoft’s AI Chatbot ‘Zo’ Prefers Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 24 July 2017 | 12:29 am

Seriously Folks, Electron Apps Aren’t That Bad…

electron apps aren't badDo you like Electron apps? Chances are you don't. In this post I list reasons why I don't think Electron apps are bad, and why haters should chill.

This post, Seriously Folks, Electron Apps Aren’t That Bad…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 23 July 2017 | 6:45 am

QupZilla, the Qt Web Browser, Finally Adds a Session Manager

Qupzilla, the Qt-based cross-platform web browser, now has a session manager. A bug requesting this feature was first opened in 2013.

This post, QupZilla, the Qt Web Browser, Finally Adds a Session Manager, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 1:54 am

Ubuntu wants to know which apps should be default in 18.04 LTS

Which apps should Ubuntu ship by default? Nows your chance to let the Ubuntu desktop team know, as they launch a user survey scouting for feedback.

This post, Ubuntu wants to know which apps should be default in 18.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 July 2017 | 12:39 am

7 Flatpak Apps You Can Install Right Now from Flathub

We list 7 great apps that you can install as Flatpak apps on Ubuntu by using the Flathub repository, which is almost like the official Flatpak app store.

This post, 7 Flatpak Apps You Can Install Right Now from Flathub, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 July 2017 | 4:49 am

‘GNOME Tweak Tool’ Has Been Renamed

GNOME Tweak Tool, the handy advanced settings utility for the GNOME desktop, has changed its name to the shortened title of 'GNOME Tweaks'.

This post, ‘GNOME Tweak Tool’ Has Been Renamed, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 July 2017 | 1:49 am

Firefox Marketshare is ‘Falling off a Cliff’, Says Former Mozilla CTO

Firefox marketshare is in decline and former Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal thinks he knows why. But are things really as bleak as the data suggests?

This post, Firefox Marketshare is ‘Falling off a Cliff’, Says Former Mozilla CTO, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 July 2017 | 12:30 am

GNOME Games 3.26 Snags Some Serious Power Ups

The GNOME Games apps one of my favourite core GNOME apps, so I'm stoked to learn it's getting a big power up for its next stable release due in September.

This post, GNOME Games 3.26 Snags Some Serious Power Ups, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 20 July 2017 | 9:13 am

Purism to Announce a Linux Phone Soon?

Hardware company Purism is best known for being the driving force behind the goal of creating a truly free software laptop — but are they about to launch a Linux phone? Fuelling speculation that, yes, they are, the company accidentally published a blog post earlier today titled: “Phone Campaign Temporary Page“. Oblique title, sure, and as […]

This post, Purism to Announce a Linux Phone Soon?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 20 July 2017 | 7:27 am

Support for Ubuntu 16.10 Ends Today

yakkety yak mascot logoIt’s time to bid bon-voyage to one of the most boring exciting releases of Ubuntu there’s ever been. Yup, Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak hit end of life (EOL) on July 20. Released on October 13, 2016, Ubuntu 16.10 is a short-term release with a 9-month support cycle. That support period is at an end and Ubuntu 16.10 will reach […]

This post, Support for Ubuntu 16.10 Ends Today, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 20 July 2017 | 2:53 am

GNOME Devs Improve the Wi-Fi Settings Panel

GNOME's new look wifi settingsImproved wifi settings are coming as part a redesigned GNOME Control Center. And as you can see in this video, the new wifi panel is looking seriously good.

This post, GNOME Devs Improve the Wi-Fi Settings Panel, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 July 2017 | 6:48 am

Skype for Linux Now Lets You Make Group Video Calls

The latest update to the Skype for Linux app lets you make group video calls, though Skype reps say support for the feature is 'currently experimental'.

This post, Skype for Linux Now Lets You Make Group Video Calls, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 July 2017 | 6:01 am

Why Linux Users Make the Most Valuable Customers

Are Linux users the most valuable customers you can have? It might sound like a bit of an ego rub, but we think so — and we’re going to tell you why. Over the years we’ve spoken to a lot of software developers, developers making both free and paid-for software. And many of them are […]

This post, Why Linux Users Make the Most Valuable Customers, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 July 2017 | 12:53 am

Ubuntu 17.10 May Make It Easier to Connect to Free Wifi

Ubuntu devs want to enable captive portal detection in Network Manager to make it easier for users to connect to free wifi in cafes and public places.

This post, Ubuntu 17.10 May Make It Easier to Connect to Free Wifi, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 18 July 2017 | 11:53 pm

Remix OS, the Android Desktop OS, Is Discontinued

remix os screenshotRemix OS, a desktop-orientated version of Android available that was freely available as an .ISO to install on any PC, has been discontinued.

This post, Remix OS, the Android Desktop OS, Is Discontinued, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 18 July 2017 | 7:46 am

How to Adjust the Color Temperature of GNOME Night Light

night light in gnome 3.24We show you how to adjust color temperature of the GNOME Night Light feature on Ubuntu so that you can set a hue and intensity that suits your tastes.

This post, How to Adjust the Color Temperature of GNOME Night Light, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 18 July 2017 | 3:57 am

Coincidence or Subtle Influence? Ubuntu’s Impact on Software Naming Conventions

Could Ubuntu have had an impact on the versioning and naming conventions of other software projects, including Windows, Android and more? Reader Abu A. pinged us earlier today to share this interesting insight he has on Ubuntu’s contributions to the wider software community. Musing on the possibility of this (admittedly anecdotal) observation — inspiration isn’t always […]

This post, Coincidence or Subtle Influence? Ubuntu’s Impact on Software Naming Conventions, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 18 July 2017 | 2:19 am