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Budgie Desktop User? Here’s 5 Applets You Should Be Using

budgie appletsAre you a Budgie desktop user wanting to add a bit more functionality to your nimble, lightweight desktop? Well you can, by adding Budgie applets. Budgie applets are like little souped-up mini-apps that live in your panel. They provide additional features and functionality in an accessible and semi-uniform manner. You likely already have a small […]

This post, Budgie Desktop User? Here’s 5 Applets You Should Be Using, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 25 June 2017 | 2:12 am

Are You a Distro Hopper?

tux distrosAre you a regular distro hopper? Is distro hopping your pastime? Or are you content with your current Linux distribution? Let us know in this week's poll.

This post, Are You a Distro Hopper?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 24 June 2017 | 1:16 am

Curlew is a GTK Media Converter for the GNOME desktop

There are plenty of free multimedia converters for Ubuntu available, with command-line champ FFmpeg arguably the most powerful of them all. But this power comes with a complexity. Using FFMpeg to convert media through the command line can be intimidating and arcane. Which is why FFMpeg frontends are popular. Curlew is a slick GTK3 frontend to FFMpeg designed solely […]

This post, Curlew is a GTK Media Converter for the GNOME desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 11:42 pm

ISO Image Writer is a new Qt-based Bootable USB Creator

kde neonLinux enthusiasts on the hunt for a reliable USB image writer will be pleased to hear that a new app is in development. The plainly named ‘ISO Image Writer‘ is a new app by Jonathan Riddell, a prominent KDE developer and project lead of the KDE Neon software stack. The new app, Riddell says, is based […]

This post, ISO Image Writer is a new Qt-based Bootable USB Creator, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 11:00 pm

I Finally Found a Way to Cascade Windows in GNOME Shell

Windows 10 (boo, hiss, etc) has a ‘cascade windows’ option that neatly arranges all of your visible windows into a fanned pile. It’s not a ground-breaking feature, nor is it the most useful. But it is a quick way to make your desktop look neat and organised — and that’s handy when you’re a blogger […]

This post, I Finally Found a Way to Cascade Windows in GNOME Shell, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 3:26 am

Ring is a Privacy-Focused, Open-Source Skype Alternative

ring linux client on ubuntu desktopIf you’re sick of Skype for Linux’s lack of progress, or rankled by the imminent retirement of the older (but superior) Qt Skype client, there’s a GNU alternative in town called Ring. GNU Ring is a cross-platform, privacy-minded communication app that is fast gaining a following in FOSS and security-conscious circles. Like an open-source alternative to Skype […]

This post, Ring is a Privacy-Focused, Open-Source Skype Alternative, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 23 June 2017 | 1:47 am

LibreOffice Automatic Updater Available to Test on Linux

libreoffice app iconsOpen-source office suite LibreOffice is inching closer to providing automatic updates in-app. Daily builds of LibreOffice for Linux with a new automatic updater built-in are available for testing, LibreOffice developer Markus Mohrhard announced today. Better still, the updater uses delta updates. This means only the bits of the app that have changed are downloads rather than re-downloading […]

This post, LibreOffice Automatic Updater Available to Test on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 June 2017 | 11:34 pm

Nylas Mail Is Dead, Jim

Nylas N1 …Or is it Nylas Mail now? I can't remember, and it doesn't really matter because, we learn today, this cross-platform desktop email app is dead.

This post, Nylas Mail Is Dead, Jim, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 June 2017 | 10:02 am

Make Rhythmbox Look Better with this Alternative Toolbar Plugin

Rhythmbox Alternative Toolbar is a Rhythmbox plugin that improves the look and layout of the music player by rearranging elements and using CSD.

This post, Make Rhythmbox Look Better with this Alternative Toolbar Plugin, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 June 2017 | 1:24 am

Thinking of Buying the Chuwi Lapbook 12.3? Watch This Video First

Are you looking for a Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 review to help you decide whether this cheap n’ cheerful Chinese laptop is for you? Well, look no further. A reader recently shared the following Chuwi 12.3 video review in the comments section. It’s by TechTablets.com and, having watched all 15 minutes of it, I had to give it […]

This post, Thinking of Buying the Chuwi Lapbook 12.3? Watch This Video First, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 June 2017 | 11:34 pm

Shotwell Photo Manager Updated, Here’s How To Upgrade on Ubuntu

A new unstable release of photo manager Shotwell is now available.  Shotwell 0.27 introduces a small set of new features and improvements, as well fixes for a number of bugs. Notably, Shotwell 0.27 no longer has F-Spot import support, a feature that the photo management and editing app added way back in 2010. The removal of this […]

This post, Shotwell Photo Manager Updated, Here’s How To Upgrade on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 June 2017 | 8:23 am

GNOME Tweak Tool Now Lets You Move the GNOME Application Menu out of the Top Bar

gnome logoA new development snapshot of GNOME Tweak Tool is available to download, and it surfaces yet another really useful GNOME feature.

This post, GNOME Tweak Tool Now Lets You Move the GNOME Application Menu out of the Top Bar, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 20 June 2017 | 11:58 pm

Have You Taken the LibreOffice Features Survey?

libreoffice app iconsA new survey aims to help LibreOffice learn which features of the popular open-source office suite users use the most.

This post, Have You Taken the LibreOffice Features Survey?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 20 June 2017 | 1:35 am

More Unity Desktop Features Coming to Dash to Dock

a screenshot of dash to dock on ubuntu linuxMore features familiar to users of the Ubuntu Unity desktop could be making their way to Dash to Dock, a popular desktop dock GNOME extension.

This post, More Unity Desktop Features Coming to Dash to Dock, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 20 June 2017 | 1:17 am

Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 Surfaces at GearBest

Chuwi LapBook 12.3 UbuntuThe super-friendly folks at Chinese computer company Chuwi just poked me with news that the Chuwi LapBook 12.3 is now available on GearBest at a reduced price for a limited time only. The Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 is a 12.3-inch laptop with 2K IPS display (2736×1824), Intel N3450 (Apollo Lake) processor, 6GB of RAM and 64GB […]

This post, Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 Surfaces at GearBest, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 20 June 2017 | 12:08 am

Two Popular Open-Source Apps Are Now Available in the Windows Store

windows store logoTwo of the most celebrated open-source applications are now available on the Windows Store, though one comes with a £7.49/$9.79 price tag attached.

This post, Two Popular Open-Source Apps Are Now Available in the Windows Store, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 June 2017 | 8:42 am

Steam is Now Available as a Flatpak, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu

steam for linux with tuxWell, this is interesting: it looks like Steam for Linux is now available to install as a Flatpak app. The Steam Flatpak is even being distributed through Flathub, a centralised repository for app developers to host their apps in. My expectation is that Flathub will become the de-facto app storefront for Flatpaks later this year. As […]

This post, Steam is Now Available as a Flatpak, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 June 2017 | 12:51 am

Wayland Session Added to KDE Neon Unstable Developer Edition

Wayland is installed by default in the latest builds of KDE Neon Developer Edition. The Ubuntu-based software stack — it doesn’t like to be called a distribution, remember — is shipping the next-gen display server protocol as part of the default install for the unstable branch of its developer edition, whose software is built daily from […]

This post, Wayland Session Added to KDE Neon Unstable Developer Edition, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 June 2017 | 12:23 am