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10 Benefits of Publishing Your App in the Snap Store [Video]

12 hours 52 min ago

Canonical's Alan Pope lists 10 benefits of publishing apps in the Snap store. His talk was recorded at the FOSDEM Linux conference in Belgium.

This post, 10 Benefits of Publishing Your App in the Snap Store [Video], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Released, Available to Download Now

Thursday 14th of February 2019 11:52:04 PM

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS is available to download, albeit a week later than originally planned. The update serves as the second point release in the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ‘Bionic Beaver’ series, and brings an updated Linux kernel and graphics drivers with it. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS really is a long-term support release as it’s supported with ongoing updates […]

This post, Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS Released, Available to Download Now, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

23 Electron Applications You Should Know About

Thursday 14th of February 2019 02:44:59 PM

Here we present the best Electron applications available for Linux desktops, including Ubuntu, as well as macOS and Windows too. We’ve written about a lot of diverse Electron apps over the past few years, ranging from desktop podcast clients to popular IDEs. Not everyone appreciates Electron’s cross-platform versatility as much as we do. Heck, I […]

This post, 23 Electron Applications You Should Know About, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

It’s Hard to Believe That This is a Screenshot of Ubuntu

Tuesday 12th of February 2019 09:42:21 PM

It’s not often that a Linux desktop screenshot makes me stop what I’m doing and drool. But the one you see above? It just did. It’s hard to believe but the desktop above isn’t Deepin Linux (my first thought) or some sleek KDE Plasma mod but Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ‘Bionic Beaver’. But although the underlying operating […]

This post, It’s Hard to Believe That This is a Screenshot of Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Windows ARM Laptops Can Now Run Ubuntu

Tuesday 12th of February 2019 04:11:45 PM

A new open source project aims to bring fully functional Ubuntu to ARM Windows 10 laptops, like the HP Envy X2, pictured above. A crop of Windows 10 laptops that run atop Qualcomm Snapdragon ARM processors are available from major PC makers. Notebooks such as the HP Envy x2 and Asus NovaGo, though novel, and offering crazy-long […]

This post, Windows ARM Laptops Can Now Run Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Fedora Logo Redesign Update (Spoiler: It’s Looking Great)

Friday 8th of February 2019 01:04:48 PM

Last month we mentioned that the folks involved with Fedora were scoping out feedback on a potential redesign of the Fedora logo and typeface. A number of possible designs were put forward, and based on the reaction the post got it’s clear a lot of you had very strong opinions on the revamp ideas! Well, […]

This post, Fedora Logo Redesign Update (Spoiler: It’s Looking Great), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Visual Studio Code 1.31 Adds Screencast Mode, Better Navigation + More

Thursday 7th of February 2019 03:05:25 PM

A new version of the popular Visual Studio Code text editor is available for download. Visual Studio Code 1.31 ships with a number of “significant updates”, say Microsoft, that help make the editor easier to use. For instance, VS Code no longer requires a restart when you install an extension. I found those restarts to be […]

This post, Visual Studio Code 1.31 Adds Screencast Mode, Better Navigation + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice 6.2 Released, This is What’s New

Thursday 7th of February 2019 01:59:47 PM

Downloads of LibreOffice 6.2, billed as a ‘significant major release’ of the popular free office suite, are now available. Headline changes in the LibreOffice 6.2 release include a ‘radical new approach to the user interface’ (albeit optional), new capabilities in Writer, Calc and Draw, and improved compatibility with Microsoft Office files. For more details read […]

This post, LibreOffice 6.2 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

InSync is Bringing OneDrive to Linux

Wednesday 6th of February 2019 03:24:31 PM

Linux users will soon have a new way to access and sync OneDrive on Linux.  Insync, makers of a popular third-party Google Drive syncing client for Linux (and Windows and macOS), have decided to add another string to their bow: Microsoft’s OneDrive cloud storage service. Microsoft offer a OneDrive basic plan for free. It comes with 5GB […]

This post, InSync is Bringing OneDrive to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup: Flowblade Video Editor, Vivaldi + More

Wednesday 6th of February 2019 02:24:28 PM

Another week, and another stonkingly stellar selection of Linux apps updates have made available for us to enjoy or moan about. In this roundup we take in a user-friendly yet powerful non-linear video editor, a niche wallpaper tool, and an incredibly versatile web browser… Flowblade 2.0 Video Editor A major update to the Flowblade video […]

This post, Linux Release Roundup: Flowblade Video Editor, Vivaldi + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 66 Makes It Easier to Search Open Tabs

Wednesday 6th of February 2019 01:15:24 PM

A new feature in Firefox 66 makes it easier to search open tabs to find a specific tab. While this addition won’t change the way the world uses the internet, it will improve things for those who have a crazy amount of tabs open at the same time. Firefox truncates the tab title the more […]

This post, Firefox 66 Makes It Easier to Search Open Tabs, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install Flatpak on Ubuntu (Step-by-Step Guide)

Wednesday 6th of February 2019 01:59:59 AM

Learn how to install Flatpak on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS or later and unlock access to hundreds of new and updated apps through the Flathub store.

This post, How to Install Flatpak on Ubuntu (Step-by-Step Guide), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Black is Back: GNOME Shell Ditches Translucent Top Panel Effect

Tuesday 5th of February 2019 09:27:07 PM

GNOME developers have removed the translucent top bar effect from the GNOME Shell theme's code, citing unaddressed issues with panel text legibility.

This post, Black is Back: GNOME Shell Ditches Translucent Top Panel Effect, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Find Awesome Desktop Wallpapers Faster with ‘Fondo’ for Linux

Monday 4th of February 2019 11:59:11 PM

A new Linux wallpaper app appeared on Flathub this week, and I figured I’d give it a spin — result: my desktop now looks gorgeous. Fondo is a very simple app with a very simple premise: make it easy to search for, browse through and set images from the royalty free photography site Unsplash as […]

This post, Find Awesome Desktop Wallpapers Faster with ‘Fondo’ for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Easily Overclock NVIDIA GPUs on Linux with This New App

Monday 4th of February 2019 04:05:26 PM

Looking to overclock NVIDIA GPUs on Linux? Try a new app called "Green with Envy". It lets you manage fans, view info, and overclock NVIDIA graphics.

This post, Easily Overclock NVIDIA GPUs on Linux with This New App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.32 Gives Users More Say Over What Apps Can Access

Monday 4th of February 2019 02:58:33 PM

Users can look forward to greater control over installed applications in the upcoming release of GNOME 3.32. A new ‘Applications‘ panel has been created by developers that offers users more control over the majority of locally installed applications, including Flatpak and repo apps, and on a per-app basis. Naturally a much wider range of settings […]

This post, GNOME 3.32 Gives Users More Say Over What Apps Can Access, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Best Weather Apps for Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Saturday 2nd of February 2019 01:52:50 AM

We rundown the best weather apps for Ubuntu and Linux Mint. Get the local weather forecast from the comfort of your Linux desktop with these neat tools.

This post, The Best Weather Apps for Ubuntu & Linux Mint, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

4 Stunning Icon Themes for Your Linux Desktop

Friday 1st of February 2019 01:10:25 AM

We share 4 stunning new icon themes for the Linux desktop, including Newaita, Zafiro and the Breeze-inspired Emerald icon pack.

This post, 4 Stunning Icon Themes for Your Linux Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Shell Gets a Major Speed Boost

Thursday 31st of January 2019 03:00:00 PM

GNOME 3.32 is due for release next month, and the biggest change will be its performance. See, the GNOME Shell desktop is often criticised as being a bit on the ‘heavy’ side. Folks blast it for having comparatively high memory usage on start-up, for being taxing on the CPU, and for having a UI that […]

This post, GNOME Shell Gets a Major Speed Boost, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

$79 PineTab: The First Real Linux Tablet?

Thursday 31st of January 2019 12:49:43 AM

I dream of owning a proper Linux tablet, one running something like Ubuntu — and that dream just took a step closer to reality. Pine64 plan to release a 10-inch Linux tablet later this year priced at a ludicrously low $79. The company is already well known as the makers of several popular (and cheap) ARM 64 […]

This post, $79 PineTab: The First Real Linux Tablet?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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