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Pitivi Video Editor Gains UI Polish, Video Preview Resizing

pitivi logoImprovements to the Pitivi video editor are coming thanks to students participating in the Google Summer of Code 2018, including slow motion video support.

This post, Pitivi Video Editor Gains UI Polish, Video Preview Resizing, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 2:41 am

Linux 4.18 Arrives With Some Big Changes

linux kernel 4.18 releaseFollowing a number of delays, Linus Torvalds has finally announced release of a Linux 4.18, the latest stable release of the Linux kernel. Announcing the arrival of Linux 4.18 on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML), Linus Torvalds writes: “One week late(r) and here we are – 4.18 is out there. It was a very calm week, and arguably […]

This post, Linux 4.18 Arrives With Some Big Changes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 14 August 2018 | 1:18 am

Hollywood Casts Open Source Software in Starring Role

Amazing news out of Variety, the entertainment website, this weekend: Hollywood is going open source. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — best known for ‘The Oscars’ award ceremony — has teamed up with the Linux Foundation to launch the Academy Software Foundation (ASWF). The goal: to promote, advance and advocate for the use of […]

This post, Hollywood Casts Open Source Software in Starring Role, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 13 August 2018 | 2:21 am

‘Podcasts’ is a new podcast app for Linux

A new app makes it easy to follow, fave and listen to your favourite podcasts on the Linux desktop. It’s called ‘Podcasts’ and — no prizes for guessing — it’s a podcast client for the Linux desktop, designed for the GNOME desktop specifically. Podcasts lets you subscribe to shows, browse through them, and listen to the […]

This post, ‘Podcasts’ is a new podcast app for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 11 August 2018 | 3:21 am

It’s Now Easier to Install ThinkPad Firmware Updates on Linux

A Lenovo laptop with the Linux mascotIt’s about to get a whole lot easier to install ThinkPad firmware updates on Linux. Red Hat’s Richard Hughes has revealed that tech company Lenovo, who produce the ThinkPad line of laptops, is joining the Linux Vendor Firmware Service, better known as the LVFS. It’s a pretty big deal, with tens of thousands of Linux users set to benefit from […]

This post, It’s Now Easier to Install ThinkPad Firmware Updates on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 10 August 2018 | 6:55 pm

GNOME’s Ace Retro Gaming App Just Keeps Getting Better

GNOME GAMES 3.30 on GPD WINGNOME Games lets you manage and retro games on Linux using libretro cores. The next release is faster, and will let you run Virtual Boy and MSX games.

This post, GNOME’s Ace Retro Gaming App Just Keeps Getting Better, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 10 August 2018 | 4:54 am

LibreOffice 6.1 Released with ‘Major Changes’

libreoffice releasedYou can now download LibreOffice 6.1, the latest stable release of the super popular open source office suite. LibreOffice 6.1 is billed as “a major release” in the ‘fresh’ series and features numerous user interface tweaks, improved documentation and help, and is said to be more compatible with Microsoft Office files than ever before. A major open-source […]

This post, LibreOffice 6.1 Released with ‘Major Changes’, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 9 August 2018 | 1:01 am

Firefox Advance Uses Your Browser History to Recommend Web Content

Firefox Advance is a test pilot experimentIf you’re short on things to read — seriously? — be sure to check out the latest experiment in the Firefox Test Pilot program. It’s called Advance and it aims to ‘advance’ you past the site you’re currently gawping at and on to the next. How? By giving you a list of articles and web pages based on your browsing […]

This post, Firefox Advance Uses Your Browser History to Recommend Web Content, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 8 August 2018 | 11:30 am

Thunderbird email client gets a new look, new features, and a new logo

A new version of Thunderbird is now available to download. Thunderbird 60 is the first stable release of the ephemeral desktop email client since the launch of Thunderbird 52 way back in early 2017. A year in development — but has it been worth the wait? Thunderbird 60 Release: New Features & Improvements From the off it’s […]

This post, Thunderbird email client gets a new look, new features, and a new logo, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 8 August 2018 | 1:59 am

Mystery Donation Lets Elementary Hire Full-Time Staff

The GNOME project recently received a $1 million donation from an anonymous benefactor — now it seems the altruism is spreading to other open source projects. The folks behind elementary OS, a popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, have revealed they too recently received a “large private contribution” from an otherwise anonymous donor. So large is the donation they say they’ve been able to […]

This post, Mystery Donation Lets Elementary Hire Full-Time Staff, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 4 August 2018 | 6:10 pm

Space Strategy Game ‘Star Ruler 2’ Goes Open Source

star-ruler-2It’s rare to hear of a well-regarded game making the jump from closed source to open source software, but space strategy game Star Ruler 2 has done just that. The (now defunct) company behind this stunning 4X real-time strategy game has released the source code for both the main game and its expansion pack to the public, for free. Why? I’ll […]

This post, Space Strategy Game ‘Star Ruler 2’ Goes Open Source, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 4 August 2018 | 8:00 am

Taskbook is a Board-based Task Manager for the Command Line

If you’re looking to stay productive at the command line you’ll want to check out Taskbook. Taskbook is a terrifically well made terminal app that lets you create todo lists, jot down notes, and organise your tasks using boards. Hacker News described it as “Like Trello but for the Terminal”, a description that isn’t entirely accurate. […]

This post, Taskbook is a Board-based Task Manager for the Command Line, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 4 August 2018 | 3:00 am

Firefox is (Finally) Bringing Out-of-Process Extensions to Linux

the firefox logoFirefox users on Windows have been benefitting from out-of-process extensions for almost a year — now the feature is finally making its way to Linux. Firefox 63, due for release later this year, will be the first release of the browser on Linux to make web extensions run out-of-process by default. The move will help improve general security and […]

This post, Firefox is (Finally) Bringing Out-of-Process Extensions to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 3 August 2018 | 6:10 pm

Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS Released, Available to Download Now

ubuntu-16.04.5-releaseDownload Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, the fifth (and final) point release of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It features Linux kernel 4.15, Xorg updates, and various bug fixes.

This post, Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS Released, Available to Download Now, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 3 August 2018 | 3:03 am

Opera Browser Added to the Ubuntu Snap Store

opera logoIt just got a whole lot easier to install the Opera web browser on Ubuntu and other Linux distros. Canonical has announced that the well-known web browser is now available as a Snap app in the Ubuntu Snap store. Opera boasts of having over 322 million users worldwide, with unique features like a built-in VPN […]

This post, Opera Browser Added to the Ubuntu Snap Store, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 3 August 2018 | 1:34 am

SuperTuxKart Devs Detail Several Upcoming Improvements

split screen multiplayer in super tux kartChances are you’ve heard of SuperTuxKart, the fun racer game featuring Linux mascot Tux and an assortment of his furry FOSS friends. The game is free to download, totally open source, and available to play on all major platforms, even including Android. In a new blog post the developers behind SuperTuxKart share word on a number […]

This post, SuperTuxKart Devs Detail Several Upcoming Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 2 August 2018 | 11:53 am

Humble Sports Bundle Serves up DiRT Rally, F1 2017, Other Linux Games

A new Humble Bundle is out, ready for you to throw money at — and this one is all about sports. Whether you’re into rally driving, football, fishing or blood-soaked hockey (no, really) the Humble Sports Bundle should have something to please. The offer is packed with a capable crop of well-regarded competitive sports games, including DiRT […]

This post, Humble Sports Bundle Serves up DiRT Rally, F1 2017, Other Linux Games, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 2 August 2018 | 11:15 am

The Lazy Way to Search for YouTube Videos on Ubuntu

YouTube GNOME Shell extensionIt just got easier to find YouTube videos from the Ubuntu desktop. A new “YouTube Search Provider” extension hit the GNOME Extensions website this week. It allows Ubuntu users to search for YouTube videos straight from the GNOME Shell Activities overlay or Applications screen. The brilliant bolt-on is the work of the wonderful folks at Spanish […]

This post, The Lazy Way to Search for YouTube Videos on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 1 August 2018 | 10:33 am