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Audacity 2.2.2 Released with a Stack of New Features & Improvements

the audacity audio editorAudacity 2.2.2 is now available to download. The open-source audio editor adds a number of new features and fixes some annoying bugs.

This post, Audacity 2.2.2 Released with a Stack of New Features & Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 3:39 am

Geary Email Client Mails Out a Bug Fix Update

Geary 0.11 on Ubuntu 16.04An updated version of the Geary email client for Linux desktops is available to download. It contains a stack of bug fixes for some bothersome mail related issues.

This post, Geary Email Client Mails Out a Bug Fix Update, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 24 February 2018 | 1:23 am

Ubuntu will let upgraders ‘opt-in’ to data collection in 18.04

privacy in ubuntuCanonical, as I’ve no doubt you’re now fully aware of, plan to collect system data in new installs of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on an opt-out basis. The data they want to collect — forgive the feverish proclamations of some — is rather anaemic compared to that combed by more lubricious operating systems. All data is anonymised and covers […]

This post, Ubuntu will let upgraders ‘opt-in’ to data collection in 18.04, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 23 February 2018 | 1:22 pm

New Kdenlive Beta is Available for Testing

kdenlive beta releaseA new beta of Kdenlive the popular open source video editor is available for testing. The beta is based on a 'refactored' codebase and available as an App Image.

This post, New Kdenlive Beta is Available for Testing, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 February 2018 | 3:03 am

Tusk Evernote Client Updated, Is Now Available as a Snap

tusk evernote app main windowThe Tusk Evernote client is now available as a Snap. We spotlighted the unofficial Evernote app last year, finding that it added to and improved on the standard Evernote web app in a number of ways. Through the inclusion of optional themes, keyboard shortcuts, custom tweaks, a tray icon, and more, Tusk integrates the Evernote web […]

This post, Tusk Evernote Client Updated, Is Now Available as a Snap, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 February 2018 | 1:42 am

A Simple App Menu Editor for Ubuntu

AppEditor lets you edit app menu entries on ubuntuIf you’re looking for an easy way to edit application launchers and menu entries on Ubuntu there’s a new app that can help. ‘AppEditor‘ offers up an easy to use GUI through which you can rename app launchers, change app icons, hide menu entries, and a whole heap more. Although it is a new app […]

This post, A Simple App Menu Editor for Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 February 2018 | 3:39 am

GNOME’s New System Monitor Tool is Available to Try in Bionic

gnome system monitor redesignCast you mind back to 2016 and you recall there were plans for a GNOME System Monitor redesign. The aim: to make checking system resource usage a little more accessible, ideally with historical data thrown into the mix for some added context. Two years on and the fruits of that redesigned effort are finally available to […]

This post, GNOME’s New System Monitor Tool is Available to Try in Bionic, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 20 February 2018 | 3:27 am

Samsung Launch ‘Linux on Galaxy’ Survey

samsung dex linux galaxySamsung asks users interested in the Linux on Galaxy, a project that brings full desktop Linux to Samsung smartphones, for feedback via a new survey.

This post, Samsung Launch ‘Linux on Galaxy’ Survey, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 17 February 2018 | 3:37 am

Unity 7.4.5 Released for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

ubuntu 16.04 lts desktop screenshotA Unity desktop update is rolling out to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS users. Unity 7.4.5 features a stack of bug fixes and general tweaks, and improves the Unity low graphics mode option.

This post, Unity 7.4.5 Released for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 17 February 2018 | 2:17 am

LibreOffice 6.0 scores close to 1 million downloads in just 14 days

libreoffice releasedLibreOffice 6.0, the latest version of the hugely popular open-source office suite has been downloaded almost 1 million times in two weeks.

This post, LibreOffice 6.0 scores close to 1 million downloads in just 14 days, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 16 February 2018 | 1:01 pm

Ubuntu Wants to Collect Data About Your System

privacy in UbuntuUbuntu wants to collect data on users' systems to 'help improve Ubuntu'. The diagnostic data collection will be opt-out, and enabled by default for all new installs of Ubuntu 18.04.

This post, Ubuntu Wants to Collect Data About Your System, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 February 2018 | 12:03 pm

Ubuntu adds ‘Minimal Install’ option to installer

Ubuntu DevelopmentUbuntu 18.04 has a new 'minimal install' option in the installer which lets you choose whether you want a full-fat Ubuntu install, or a semi-skim version with fewer ubuntu packages preinstalled.

This post, Ubuntu adds ‘Minimal Install’ option to installer, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 February 2018 | 10:29 am

Rise of the Tomb Raider Is Coming to Linux

Rise of the Tomb Raider on LinuxA Rise of the Tomb Raider Linux release has been confirmed by Feral Interactive, who are also porting the game to macOS. The Tomb Raider sequel will be released with all DLC.

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

Posted on 14 February 2018 | 1:13 am

MPV, the Command Line Video Player, May Add a GUI

mpvCommand line video player MPV may soon have an official GUI.  Vincent Lang, the lead developer of the MPV media player project, has suggested the tool adopts one of the community-made MPV GUI front-ends available. The reason? To make MPV more accessible. “While most mpv developers (including myself) have no interest in developing a GUI, it could be […]

This post, MPV, the Command Line Video Player, May Add a GUI, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 12 February 2018 | 3:00 am

The 5 Coolest Things About VLC 3.0

vlc 3.0VLC Chromecast support arrives in VLC 3.0, as do many other features! In this post we take a look at 5 changes that make this VLC release worth downloading.

This post, The 5 Coolest Things About VLC 3.0, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 10 February 2018 | 5:03 am

How to Install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Above

libreoffice releasedWe show you how to install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, Linux Mint and other distros using the reliable, upstream Libreoffice PPA.

This post, How to Install LibreOffice 6.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Above, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 10 February 2018 | 4:20 am

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Could Come with Snap Apps Preinstalled

ubuntu newsUbuntu devs propose shipping Snap apps by default in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, though decisions need to be made around policy and maintainability first.

This post, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Could Come with Snap Apps Preinstalled, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 10 February 2018 | 3:00 am

Quarter Window Tiling Support added to the MATE Desktop

Ubuntu Mate 18.04 bionic beaver daily buildSupport for quarter window tiling has been added to the MATE desktop. The feature is one of several improvements shipping in the latest stable release of the ‘retrospective’ desktop environment, which was forked from GNOME 2 back in 2011. Specifically its MATE’s window manager Marco that’s been gifted support for ‘quadrant window tiling’. Or, as some call it, […]

This post, Quarter Window Tiling Support added to the MATE Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 8 February 2018 | 9:32 am