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PipeWire aims to do for video what PulseAudio did for sound

pipewire logoPipeWire is a new multimedia processing framework for Linux that aims to improve the handling of audio and video on Linux.

This post, PipeWire aims to do for video what PulseAudio did for sound, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 1:32 am

Nifty GNOME Global Menu Extension Is ‘Discontinued For the Moment’

gnome global menu extensionThe developer behind the popular Global App Menu GNOME extension has announced it is “discontinued for the moment”. Explaining the reasons for his decision on Github, Lester Carballo cites the shift to Wayland (the extension doesn’t work in Wayland for a whole spaghetti heap of technical and ideological reasons) as being the primate motivator to move on. […]

This post, Nifty GNOME Global Menu Extension Is ‘Discontinued For the Moment’, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 22 September 2017 | 12:59 am

Sonic Mania ‘Plays Perfectly’ on Linux via WINE

An official release of Sonic Mania on Linux is about as likely as the return of the name ‘Robotnik’ — but Linux users don’t have to miss out on all of the fun. The Windows version of Sonic Mania is playable on Linux using WINE — and that’s not just me saying that, that’s a bunch […]

This post, Sonic Mania ‘Plays Perfectly’ on Linux via WINE, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 6:53 am

GNOME Foundation Gives its Backing to Purism’s Linux Phone

Purism Librem 5 Phone RendersThe GNOME Foundation has today given its backing to Purism's ambition of building a free, open-source smartphone with user privacy and encryption as a central feature.

This post, GNOME Foundation Gives its Backing to Purism’s Linux Phone, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 21 September 2017 | 2:02 am

Ubuntu Dock Now Has Dynamic Transparency

Ubuntu devs have listened to our gripe on the jarring contrast between GNOME 3.26's transparent top bar and the Ubuntu Dock.

This post, Ubuntu Dock Now Has Dynamic Transparency, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 20 September 2017 | 11:19 pm

Linux Mint 18.3 Will Feature More HiDPI Improvements

Linux Mint 18.3 will enable HiDPI support in the Cinnamon 3.6 desktop by default, saving users the need to manually enable double scaling through settings.

This post, Linux Mint 18.3 Will Feature More HiDPI Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 19 September 2017 | 1:41 am

Replacement Telegram Tray Icons for GNOME Shell

telegram logoThis posts shows you how to replace the colorful Telegram tray icon on Linux with a GNOME Shell colored white set. It's a simple tweak that anyone can do.

This post, Replacement Telegram Tray Icons for GNOME Shell, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 18 September 2017 | 2:36 am

Dash to Dock v61 Released with Unity-Style Launcher Backlights

gnome dash to dock facebook imageAn updated version of Dash to Dock, the massively popular desktop dock for GNOME Shell desktop, is available to install.

This post, Dash to Dock v61 Released with Unity-Style Launcher Backlights, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 18 September 2017 | 1:09 am

The Official GNOME 3.26 Release Video Has Arrived

The GNOME 3.26 release arrived earlier this week, and now an official release video has popped out to help highlight all of the new features it brings.

This post, The Official GNOME 3.26 Release Video Has Arrived, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 September 2017 | 11:36 pm

Lenovo Accidentally Leaks an Image of its ‘Retro Thinkpad’

retro thinkpad image leakIf you’ve been patiently waiting for your first proper glimpse of the Retro Thinkpad, consider yourself rewarded. An image of what appears to be the retro ThinkPad was uploaded to the Lenovo website, where it featured as part of a partner promotion. The photo was promptly removed once Reddit found it. Which suggests it’s probably the real […]

This post, Lenovo Accidentally Leaks an Image of its ‘Retro Thinkpad’, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 September 2017 | 9:26 am

Psychonauts is Currently Free on the Humble Store

free psychonautsI can’t think of a single Linux gamer who doesn’t own a copy of indie platforming hit Psychonauts. But if you happen to be that rare outlier this is you chance to grab a copy — and for free! Yup, the game, a staple part of many a Humble Bundle, is being given away gratis as part […]

This post, Psychonauts is Currently Free on the Humble Store, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 September 2017 | 7:55 am

This is the Ubuntu 17.10 Default Wallpaper

The Ubuntu 17.10 wallpaper has been revealed and it marks a major change from recent designs. Read on to see it, and download it for use on your desktop.

This post, This is the Ubuntu 17.10 Default Wallpaper, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 September 2017 | 4:52 am

KDE Plasma Mobile Is Coming to the Purism Librem 5

kde phonePurism and KDE have today announced plans to work together to bring Plasma Mobile to the Librem 5 handset, the Linux phone currently being crowdfunded.

This post, KDE Plasma Mobile Is Coming to the Purism Librem 5, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 September 2017 | 1:04 am

Sublime Text 3 Officially Released, Here’s How To Install It

install sublime text 3 on ubuntuSublime Text 3 has been officially released! I know; it feels like you’ve been using the beta builds for what feels like an eternity — but, at long last, a new stable release of the text editor is now available to download. Sublime Text 3 Changes The latest update to the popular proprietary text editor is […]

This post, Sublime Text 3 Officially Released, Here’s How To Install It, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 14 September 2017 | 7:43 am

GNOME 3.26 Officially Released

gnome shell 3.26 larger thumbnailsGNOME 3.26 has been officially released — hurrah! If you’ve been waiting on the official nod to pull the string of your celebratory party popper, that’s your cue! A mailing list post, a fancy wiki page, and an official blog post all flag the new release, which has been in development for the past 6 months. […]

This post, GNOME 3.26 Officially Released, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 14 September 2017 | 2:55 am

MPV 0.27 Released with Minor Fixes, New OpenGL Options

mpvAn updated version of MPV, the popular open-source media player, is available to download.

This post, MPV 0.27 Released with Minor Fixes, New OpenGL Options, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 14 September 2017 | 2:29 am

Sneak Peek: Some Like it HOT LAVA

hot lava gameKlei Entertainment, indie game developer of Don’t Starve franchise fame, is expanding their arsenal of uniquely binge-playable brain candy with Hot Lava. Still in development stages with a beta option, this game takes inspiration from CS:GO style jump mechanics combined with the wide ranging parkour of Mirror’s Edge. Hot Lava is the brainchild of Mark […]

This post, Sneak Peek: Some Like it HOT LAVA, was written by Nixie Pixel and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 14 September 2017 | 1:27 am

Github Announce Atom IDE

atom IDE screenshotGithub has announced Atom IDE, an add-on that transforms the Atom text editor into a full IDE using language servers to provide syntactical analysis of code.

This post, Github Announce Atom IDE, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 13 September 2017 | 12:33 pm