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Latest Vivaldi Update Adds Pop Out Video, Tab Sessions + More

Vivaldi with picture in picture featureA new version of the Vivaldi web browser has been released — and it’s even more customisable than before! The Vivaldi 2.2 update adds a “pop out” video player feature (just like the picture-in-picture feature available in Chrome), introduces new ways to manage tabs, and — at long last! — gives you control over which buttons appear in […]

This post, Latest Vivaldi Update Adds Pop Out Video, Tab Sessions + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 13 December 2018 | 4:15 pm

GNOME Devs Experiment with a Refreshed GTK & Icon Theme

GNOME's new Folder IconsGNOME developers are testing some bold improvements to the Adwaita GTK theme and the default GNOME icon set. And in this post we take a sneak peek at their progress so far. Now, if you’re a regular reader of this site then may recall our post on a new GNOME icon theme back in July. At […]

This post, GNOME Devs Experiment with a Refreshed GTK & Icon Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 10 December 2018 | 2:55 pm

SuperTuxKart Spruces Up Its In-Game Visuals

SuperTuxkart screenshotGaming fans are geared up for the DiRT 4 Linux release next year, but there’s another popular racing game pushing things forward, too. SuperTuxKart, the famous free software kart racer, is picking up some improved visuals within the in-game user interface and racing screens. Detailing their plans on the game’s official dev blog, the team behind the iconic […]

This post, SuperTuxKart Spruces Up Its In-Game Visuals, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 9 December 2018 | 10:54 pm

DiRT4 Power Slides onto Linux in 2019

Buckle up tight, as acclaimed rally racing game DiRT4 is revving up for a Linux release early next year. DiRT 4 is the latest instalment of the popular franchise to drift on to free software platforms (as well as a non-free software platform in macOS). It follows on from the successful Linux release of DiRT Rally last spring. […]

This post, DiRT4 Power Slides onto Linux in 2019, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 9 December 2018 | 2:32 pm

With Its Switch to Chromium, Will Microsoft Edge Come to Linux?

Microsoft edge chromium and linuxThe Microsoft Edge web browser is to be rebuilt on top of Chromium, Microsoft has said. The browser will retains its UI and support more platforms.

This post, With Its Switch to Chromium, Will Microsoft Edge Come to Linux?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 6 December 2018 | 7:38 pm

Raven: An Open Source Desktop RSS Reader

raven reader rss reader layoutRaven is a relatively new open source RSS reader app for Windows, macOS and Linux (hurrah) that I’ve been eager to try out. This week I finally found some time to dig into this deliciously well designed desktop RSS feed reader, and in this post I’ll provide you with an overview of what it does, […]

This post, Raven: An Open Source Desktop RSS Reader, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 5 December 2018 | 2:04 pm

Linux Mint 19.1 Beta Is Now Available to Download

linux mint thumbnailThe Linux Mint 19.1 beta downloads are up, ready for testing. Linux Mint 19.1 features a number of changes, including a new panel layout and updated apps.

This post, Linux Mint 19.1 Beta Is Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 3 December 2018 | 1:24 pm

How to Connect Your Android Phone to Ubuntu Wirelessly

connect android to ubuntu using GSConnectLearn how to connect your Android phone to Ubuntu using GSConnect to transfer files, see notifications, or use your phone touchscreen as a mouse.

This post, How to Connect Your Android Phone to Ubuntu Wirelessly, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 30 November 2018 | 2:44 pm

Deepin 15.8 Promo Video Proves Distro Deserves ‘Blingiest Desktop’ Crown

deepin 15.8 videoThe recent Deepin 15.8 release impressed many on its arrival — now a new promo video published by the team behind demonstrates precisely why. The five-minute clip, which we’ve embedded above, showcases the distro’s recent crop of UI changes and UX tweaks, including a new boot menu, disk encryption feature, and optional ‘dark mode’. And call me sucker […]

This post, Deepin 15.8 Promo Video Proves Distro Deserves ‘Blingiest Desktop’ Crown, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 23 November 2018 | 3:06 pm

Linux Deepin 15.8 Released with Various Neat Improvements

linux deepin 15.6 simple launcherDeepin 15.8, the latest version of the Deepin Linux distribution, is now available to download. Building on its previous (well received) release, Deepin 15.8 adds some polish and refinement, boasts a smaller download size, and makes a number of design tweaks to improve the form and function of the distro. “[Deepin 15.8 offers] an attractive and efficient, excellent […]

This post, Linux Deepin 15.8 Released with Various Neat Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 15 November 2018 | 1:50 pm

Ubuntu 19.04 Daily Builds Available to Download

ubuntu 19.04 daily builds are available to downloadPrep a partition because Ubuntu 19.04 daily builds are now available to download. A new “Disco Dingo” daily build will be produced each and every day from now until the Ubuntu 19.04 release date in April 2019. For dedicated Ubuntu developers, testers, and community enthusiasts the arrival of daily builds is the horn blare that declares […]

This post, Ubuntu 19.04 Daily Builds Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 11 November 2018 | 2:44 pm

Samsung ‘Linux on DeX’ Enters Beta, Here’s How to Take Part

samsung dex linux galaxyDo you dream of being able to use an Android phone as a Linux PC when connected to a big screen and full-size keyboard? If so, you’re gonna love Samsung. The South Korean tech giant has launched its “Linux on DeX” app in beta, and is inviting early adopters to register to help test it […]

This post, Samsung ‘Linux on DeX’ Enters Beta, Here’s How to Take Part, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 9 November 2018 | 12:02 am

Microsoft Adds More Features to Windows Subsystem for Linux

Linux Shell option in WSL file explorerA slate of improvements to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) feature in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.  Microsoft has shared details on a number of key bug fixes and useful new features that WSL users who run the latest version of Windows 10 will benefit from. Such as? Windows 10 October Update WSL Improvements […]

This post, Microsoft Adds More Features to Windows Subsystem for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 6 November 2018 | 3:31 pm

Don’t Panic, You Can Boot Linux on Apple’s New Devices

the new apple macbook doesn't let linux bootDoes Apple stop Linux from booting on its newly refreshed Mac Mini PC or MacBookAir laptops?  That’s the claim currently circling the web‘s collective drain. The posit is that the new T2 ‘secure enclave’ chip Apple has baked in to its new models prevents Linux from booting. But is this actually true? Kinda. The answer is both “yes, technically” […]

This post, Don’t Panic, You Can Boot Linux on Apple’s New Devices, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 5 November 2018 | 3:40 pm

Ubuntu 19.04 Release Date & Planned Features

Ubuntu 19.04 Disco DingoWith the Ubuntu 19.04 release date set for April 18, 2019, we take a look at some of new features Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo might include – and there's lots!

This post, Ubuntu 19.04 Release Date & Planned Features, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 3 November 2018 | 10:47 am

Mark Shuttleworth Thinks IBM Buying Red Hat is Good News for Ubuntu

Wondering what Mark Shuttleworth thinks about IBM buying Red Hat? Well, wonder no more. The Ubuntu founder has shared his thoughts on IBM’s game-changing purchase in a short but pointed blog post. And, few of you will be surprised to learn, the space-faring free-software fan thinks the deal marks a “significant moment in the progression of open […]

This post, Mark Shuttleworth Thinks IBM Buying Red Hat is Good News for Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 31 October 2018 | 2:35 pm

Linux Mint 19.1 Will Feature a ‘Modern’ Desktop Layout

linux mint thumbnailWe’re expecting the release of Linux Mint 19.1 to arrive just before the Christmas holidays and, like your nearest and dearest, it’ll be bringing a few surprises with it. The Linux 19.1 release will include the Cinnamon 4.0 desktop environment by default and this, Mint’s devs say, will “look more modern” than it does now. How? By […]

This post, Linux Mint 19.1 Will Feature a ‘Modern’ Desktop Layout, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 31 October 2018 | 1:52 am

Ubuntu 19.04 is Named ‘Disco Dingo’

ubuntu 19.04 is named the disco dingoThe name of Ubuntu 19.04 has been revealed — and it’s definitely a distinctive decision! As listed on Launchpad, the home of Ubuntu development, the Ubuntu 19.04 name is logged as “Disco Dingo”. Ubuntu 19.04 will be the next stable Ubuntu release and come backed by 9 months of updates. It’s due for release in April […]

This post, Ubuntu 19.04 is Named ‘Disco Dingo’, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Posted on 30 October 2018 | 1:34 pm