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Rise of the Tomb Raider Linux System Requirements

tomb raider rise linuxWith the ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ Linux release date set for April 19, Feral Interactive has finally shared more details on the sort of system needed to run it. And if you’re reading this on anything less than a “mid-range” set-up you’ll want to close the tab, lock yourself in Lara’s walk-in freezer and […]

This post, Rise of the Tomb Raider Linux System Requirements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 2:24 am

Official Ubuntu 18.04 T-Shirt Goes on Sale

ubuntu 18.04 beaver t-shirtThe official Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 'Bionic Beaver' t-shirt has been added to Caonical's online shop. The dark grey shirt carries the bionic beaver mascot in orange.

This post, Official Ubuntu 18.04 T-Shirt Goes on Sale, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 April 2018 | 1:22 am

Microsoft’s Newest OS is Based on Linux

microsoft loves linuxMicrosoft loves Linux so much that its latest operating system is based on Linux. Azure Sphere OS is designed to run on embedded devices and IoT.

This post, Microsoft’s Newest OS is Based on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 18 April 2018 | 1:45 am

Ubuntu Studio Plans a Reboot for 18.10 release

Do you use Ubuntu Studio? Chances are you don’t — but the team behind the creatively curated community spin hope that’ll change in the near future. Plans are afoot to “reboot” Ubuntu Studio for its upcoming October release. There’s talk of new software, a new look, a new website, and a renewed sense of purpose. […]

This post, Ubuntu Studio Plans a Reboot for 18.10 release, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 17 April 2018 | 5:54 am

Use Font Finder to Quickly Browse & Install Google Fonts on Ubuntu

Font Finder for LinuxIf you’re looking for a decent font finder app for Linux then you need look no further than the perfectly named ‘Font Finder’. Font Finder is a free, open source app for Linux that lets you sift through, sort and and install fonts from the huge Google Fonts archive, all from the comfort of your desktop. […]

This post, Use Font Finder to Quickly Browse & Install Google Fonts on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 17 April 2018 | 12:28 am

Ubuntu Spotted in ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’

omg! ubuntu in the wildIf you plan on renting a copy of Maze Runner: The Death Cure when it hits home media later this month, you may spot something familiar that’ll have you spitting your popcorn out. An eagle-eyed Reddit user spotted Ubuntu, complete with the Unity desktop, being used in the latest instalment of the Maze Runner film franchise. I have not […]

This post, Ubuntu Spotted in ‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 16 April 2018 | 3:14 am

First GNOME 3.28 Point Release Is Now Rolling Out

GNOME 3.28 featuresDevelopers have issued the first point release to GNOME 3.28, which was released last month. GNOME 3.28.1 brings a boat load of bug fixes for a stack of GNOME desktop components, modules and apps. And, because I know you’ll want ask, the answer is no: a fix for the big GNOME memory leak issue is not […]

This post, First GNOME 3.28 Point Release Is Now Rolling Out, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 16 April 2018 | 12:49 am

Elisa Music Player Makes Its Debut Release

elisa music playerThe Elisa music player is a Qt-based open source music player for Linux and, uniquely, for Windows.

This post, Elisa Music Player Makes Its Debut Release, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 13 April 2018 | 11:34 pm

Ubuntu 18.04 Makes it Easier to Install Kernel Updates without Rebooting

canonical kernel live patch option in ubuntu 18.04Ubuntu 18.04 LTS makes it easy to enable linux kernel live patching via the Canonical Livepatch Service via a new sign-in option in the updates manager.

This post, Ubuntu 18.04 Makes it Easier to Install Kernel Updates without Rebooting, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 12 April 2018 | 12:54 am

‘GameMode’ is a new tool that can improve gaming performance on Linux

feral interactive gamemode for linux open sourceWish you could wring every single drop of performance from your computer when gaming on Linux? Well, a new open source tool from games porting company Feral Interactive wants to help you do exactly that. Say hello to GameMode. GameMode is all about performance Launched today, ‘GameMode’ is a small daemon/lib combo for Linux that allows games […]

This post, ‘GameMode’ is a new tool that can improve gaming performance on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 11 April 2018 | 12:48 am

‘Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration’ Hits Linux April 19

Rise of the Tomb Raider on LinuxThe Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Linux port will be released in April, games porting company Feral Interactive has revealed. The acclaimed game will support the Vulkan API on Linux.

This post, ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration’ Hits Linux April 19, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 10 April 2018 | 1:48 am

Improved Flathub Website Makes It Easier to Find Flatpak Apps

the flat hub website redesignIt just got a whole heap easier to find and install Flatpak apps on Linux distros like Ubuntu. A new version of the Flathub website is now live on Flathub.org, albeit in beta. The improved front-end to what is the de facto Flatpak app store offers search, browsing and install options. It’s packed with app descriptions, […]

This post, Improved Flathub Website Makes It Easier to Find Flatpak Apps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 8 April 2018 | 12:25 am

Ubuntu 18.04 Gives Nautilus a Striking New Look

Ambiance GTK theme in Ubuntu 18.04 LTSThere’s a rather large visual change in Ubuntu 18.04 that I’ve only just noticed. It’s not because the change in question is subtle or easy to miss. It’s because I have only just booted up a copy of the Bionic Beaver thanks to the release of Ubuntu 18.04 beta 2. And wow; the change dramatically alters the appearance […]

This post, Ubuntu 18.04 Gives Nautilus a Striking New Look, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 7 April 2018 | 3:09 am

Ubuntu 18.04 Final Beta Available to Download

Ubuntu 18.04 Beta 2The Ubuntu 18.04 beta download is ready for testing. Grab your USB thumb drive and help test the release that will become the next LTS version of Ubuntu.

This post, Ubuntu 18.04 Final Beta Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 6 April 2018 | 11:20 pm

The Slimbook Curve is a Stunning All-in-One Linux PC

The Slimbook Curve Linux PCYodel an aloha to the Slimbook Curve — an all-in-one Linux PC with an alluring curved edge-to-edge display. Call me old fashioned but I’m (still) a huge fan of desktop computers. I like having something big and bulky on my desk, purring away, helping me crunch through whatever workload I’m trying to avoid tackle. So all-in-one PCs are very […]

This post, The Slimbook Curve is a Stunning All-in-One Linux PC, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 5 April 2018 | 1:03 am

‘Dash to Dock’ Adds New Launcher Styles, Support for GNOME 3.28

gnome dash to dock facebook imageAn updated version of Dash to Dock, the hugely popular GNOME Shell extension, is available to download. Dash to Dock v63 adds support for the recent GNOME 3.28 release. This means those of you on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Fedora 27 and other Linux distributions can rock out with your dock out — sans any compatibility issues. […]

This post, ‘Dash to Dock’ Adds New Launcher Styles, Support for GNOME 3.28, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 4 April 2018 | 2:31 am

How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu

how to install google chrome in ubuntu graphicAs the world’s most popular web browser it’s natural that new Linux users often ask how to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu. It’s not a silly question. With Linux distros being built around “repos” most users attempt to install Google Chrome in Ubuntu Linux from Ubuntu Software app. Obviously they come up short when they […]

This post, How to Install Google Chrome on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 1 April 2018 | 2:32 am

That Huge GNOME Shell Memory Leak? It’s Being Fixed

Lenovo BIOS corrupted by Ubuntu 17.10Some good news: the (rather large) GNOME Shell memory leak we spotlighted last week is in the process of being fixed. The cause? GNOME forgetting to take out the garbage…

This post, That Huge GNOME Shell Memory Leak? It’s Being Fixed, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 31 March 2018 | 2:37 am