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Ubuntu 21.04 ‘Hirsute Hippo’ T-Shirt Now Available to Order

10 hours 53 min ago

Want the world your Zoom colleagues to know how excited you about Ubuntu 21.04, which is released on April 22? If so, check out a hip new t-shirt from the French-speaking Ubuntu community. They produce […]

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Shortwave 2.0 Arrives with GTK 4 Port, Slick Mini-Player Mode

Tuesday 13th of April 2021 07:51:24 PM

A new version of Shortwave, an open source desktop radio player for Linux, is out and it’s front-loaded with improvements! Such as? Well, check out its fancy new GTK4 interface. Yes, Shortwave 2.0 has seen […]

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GNOME Designers Explore a ‘Bottom Bar’ Layout for GNOME Shell

Thursday 8th of April 2021 11:56:00 AM

For 10 years GNOME shell has been based around a single panel stripped across the top of the screen — but this fundamental feature could be about to change.

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Have You Noticed These Design Tweaks in Ubuntu 21.04?

Wednesday 7th of April 2021 06:00:00 PM

As well as new features, Ubuntu 21.04 comes with several refinements to the Yaru GTK and GNOME Shell theme. In this post we share the most striking changes.

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Is a JingOS Linux Phone Coming? This Video Hints at the Possibility

Sunday 4th of April 2021 07:12:09 PM

I don't have a lot of information on the video in this post, but I couldn't not share it as JingOS is one of the most exciting projects in the Linux space.

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How to Install Yaru MATE Theme on Ubuntu MATE 20.04

Thursday 1st of April 2021 11:42:50 PM

Ubuntu MATE 21.04 ships with a new Yaru MATE theme enabled by default — but users don’t have to upgrade to use it! Yaru MATE is an official port of Ubuntu’s Yaru GTK theme (plus […]

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Ubuntu 21.04 Beta Released, This is What’s New

Thursday 1st of April 2021 07:59:46 PM

Ubuntu 21.04 beta is now available to download. This build gives developers and eager beavers the chance to try out the OS and its many changes.

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Dash to Dock Fan? Work on GNOME 40 Support is Underway

Thursday 1st of April 2021 12:55:00 AM

If you’re a dedicated Dash to Dock user I’ve some good news: GNOME 40 support is in the works, and in this post I show you how it’s looking! First some background. While I dig […]

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JingOS, the Linux Tablet Distro, Adds OTA Updates, New App Store + More

Wednesday 31st of March 2021 04:37:40 PM

A new version of JingOS, the tablet-friendly Linux distro, is available to download — and it’s jam packed with improvements. For those new to it, JingOS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distribution targeted at tablet devices. […]

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The GNOME 40 Release Video is Seriously Slick [Watch]

Thursday 25th of March 2021 08:30:22 PM

The GNOME project has shared the official release video for the GNOME 40 release. The clip is short, but perfectly formed, as you can see for yourself.

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Microsoft Edge Now Supports Sync Features on Linux

Thursday 25th of March 2021 01:45:00 AM

Microsoft Edge for Linux users will want to rush off and upgrade to the latest dev release. The latest build adds a much-wanted feature on Linux.

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Ubuntu 21.04 Unveils a Hairy New Default Wallpaper

Wednesday 24th of March 2021 03:50:32 PM

Ubuntu 21.04's new desktop background is here. It boasts a handmade depiction of yer release mascot, namely a hirsute hippo. Come see what it looks like!

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GNOME 40 Released with Redesigned Overview, New Gestures + More

Wednesday 24th of March 2021 01:40:59 PM

GNOME 40 has been released. The latest version of the GNOME desktop environment contains a number of changes, new features, and design tweaks.

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Ubuntu 21.04 Resolves the Distro’s Most Glaring Deficiency

Wednesday 24th of March 2021 12:35:00 PM

Ubuntu's current desktop icons implementation is a little lacking – so it's finally doing something about it in Ubuntu 21.04 'Hirsute Hippo'. Learn more.

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Firefox 87 Released with Privacy Tweaks, Leaner Library Menu

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021 04:11:00 PM

Firefox 87 release has arrived. This update to the open source web browser makes a couple of privacy tweaks, and makes the 'find in page' tool more useful.

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Here are GNOME 40’s Best New Features

Tuesday 23rd of March 2021 12:50:00 PM

GNOME 40 features bold design changes and several new features. In this post we rundown what's new in detail, with plenty of screenshots to show you.

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OnlyOffice 6.2 Adds Seafile Support, Password Protected Docs

Friday 19th of March 2021 01:09:57 PM

OnlyOffice 6.2 is now available to download. This update to the free, open source office suite adds a crop of small (but welcome) new features.

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Audacity 3.0 Makes Working with Project Files MUCH Easier

Thursday 18th of March 2021 12:40:03 PM

The open source audio editor Audacity is much smarter at saving project files in its latest release. Audacity 3.0 intros a new and improved project file that makes it easier for people to work on […]

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Vroom, Vroom: Vivaldi Browser Gets a Serious Speed Boost

Tuesday 16th of March 2021 11:59:05 PM

Using the Vivaldi web browser? If not, you might want to! The latest release of the Chromium-based browser touts performance boosts and enhanced features.

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Two Years in the Making, Fedora Finally Reveals its New Logo

Monday 15th of March 2021 07:24:11 PM

Fedora's new logo is ready for roll out. The new design mark and logotype were showcased in a recent community council meeting, which you can watch here.

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More in Tux Machines

Noise With Blanket

Videos/Audiocasts/Shows: Linux Journal Expats, Linux Experiment, and Krita Artwork

  • You Should Open Source Now, Ask Me How!

    Katherine Druckman chats with Petros Koutoupis and Kyle Rankin about FOSS (Free and Open Source Software), the benefits of contributing to the projects you use, and why you should be a FOSS fan as well.

  • System76 starts their own desktop environment, Arch goes the easy route - Linux & Open Source news

    This time, we have System76 working on their own desktop environment based on GNOME, Arch Linux adding a guided installer, Google winning its court case against Oracle on the use of Java in Android, and Facebook is leaking data online, again. Become a channel member to get access to a weekly patroncast and vote on the next topics I'll cover

  • Timelapse: inking a comic page in Krita (uncommented)

    An uncommented timelapse while inking this page 6 of episode 34 of my webcomic Pepper&Carrot ( https://www.peppercarrot.com/ ). During the process, I thought about activating the recorder and I even put a webcam so you can see what I'm doing on the tablet too. I'm not doing it for everypages; because you can imagine the weight on disk about saving around 10h of videos like this; and also how it is not multi-tasking: when I record, you don't see me open the door to get the mail of the postman, you don't see me cleaning temporary accident of a cat bringing back a mouse at home, you don't see me typing to solve a merge request issue to merge a translation of Pepper&Carrot.

Kernel Leftovers

  • [Intel-gfx] [RFC 00/28] Old platform/gen kconfig options series
  • Patches Resubmitted For Linux With Selectable Intel Graphics Platform Support

    Back in early 2018 were patches proposed for selectable platform support when building Intel's kernel graphics driver so users/distributions if desired could disable extremely old hardware support and/or cater kernel builds for specific Intel graphics generations. Three years later those patches have been re-proposed. The patches then and now are about allowing selectable Intel graphics "Gen" support at kernel configure/build time so that say the i8xx support could be removed or other specific generations of Intel graphics handled by the i915 kernel driver. This disabling could be done if phasing out older hardware support, seeking smaller kernel images, or other similar purposes. The patches don't change any default support levels but leaves things as-is and simply provides the knobs for disabling select generations of hardware.

  • Linux Kernel Runtime Guard 0.9.0 Is Released

    Linux Kernel Runtime Guard (LKRG) is a security module for the Linux kernel developed by Openwall. The latest release adds compatibility with Linux kernels up to soon to be released 5.12, support for building LKRG into kernel images, support for old 32-bit x86 machines and more. Loading the LKRG 0.9.0 module will cause a kernel panic and a complete halt if SELinux is enabled.

  • Hans de Goede: Logitech G15 and Z-10 LCD-screen support under Linux

    A while ago I worked on improving Logitech G15 LCD-screen support under Linux. I recently got an email from someone who wanted to add support for the LCD panel in the Logitech Z-10 speakers to lcdproc, asking me to describe the process I went through to improve G15 support in lcdproc and how I made it work without requiring the unmaintained g15daemon code.

Devuan 4.0 Alpha Builds Begin For Debian 11 Without Systemd

Debian 11 continues inching closer towards release and it looks like the developers maintaining the "Devuan" fork won't be far behind with their re-base of the distribution focused on init system freedom. The Devuan fork of Debian remains focused on providing Debian GNU/Linux without systemd. Devuan Beowulf 3.1 is their latest release based on Debian 10 while Devuan Chimaera is in the works as their re-base for Debian 11. Read more