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Ubuntu 16.10 Won’t Use Unity 8 By Default

Tuesday 3rd of May 2016 03:00:15 PM

Unity 8 will not ship as the default desktop in Ubuntu 16.10, the Ubuntu desktop team has said. Yakkety Yak will ship the tried and trusty — or tired and dusty, depending on your point of view — Unity 7 desktop as the default desktop environment. Unity 8 and Mir, both in active development, will be available […]

This post, Ubuntu 16.10 Won’t Use Unity 8 By Default, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Why Your Next Ubuntu Download Could Be a Lot Larger

Monday 2nd of May 2016 10:18:54 AM

Expect to see a larger Ubuntu desktop installation image size by the time the Yakkety Yak is released later this year.

This post, Why Your Next Ubuntu Download Could Be a Lot Larger, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu In The Wild: April 2016

Sunday 1st of May 2016 01:09:02 PM

You might not have noticed, but it's been a wee while since we last featured an 'Ubuntu in the Wild' spot.

This post, Ubuntu In The Wild: April 2016, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

You Can Now Install Snappy Apps through the Software app on Ubuntu 16.04

Saturday 30th of April 2016 11:24:46 AM

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ships with several changes, including a new Software app and a new package format called Snappy.  Today sees the former of the changes add support for the latter: you can now search, browse, install and remove Snap apps using the new Ubuntu Software app. Prior to today’s update you needed to use the command line to install Snappy apps […]

This post, You Can Now Install Snappy Apps through the Software app on Ubuntu 16.04, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

See Ubuntu Convergence in Action With This Music App

Friday 29th of April 2016 03:03:33 PM

Most of us have a good handle on what Ubuntu ‘convergence’ is (or what we think it is).  But it never hurts to have a big ol’ reminder. And the video we’re cushioning with over wrung sentences is just that: an appetiser for great things to come. They say the proof of the pudding is in the eating. It’s […]

This post, See Ubuntu Convergence in Action With This Music App, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Can’t Install Third-Party Apps on Ubuntu 16.04? You’re Not Alone

Thursday 28th of April 2016 10:53:06 AM

Having trouble installing third-party .debs on Ubuntu 16.04? You, my friend, are far from alone.

This post, Can’t Install Third-Party Apps on Ubuntu 16.04? You’re Not Alone, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Franz Brings WhatsApp, Telegram and 12 Other Messaging Apps to Ubuntu

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 08:30:01 PM

From Telegram to WhatsApp, via Slack and Steam Chat — Franz makes using multiple messaging services more manageable on Ubuntu.

This post, Franz Brings WhatsApp, Telegram and 12 Other Messaging Apps to Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Tomb Raider Is Finally Available on Linux

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 12:29:39 PM

Today is the day that Lara Croft finally lands on Linux. Tomb Raider for Linux and Steam OS is to go on sale later today. And that’s official; the company behind the Linux port, Feral Interactive, announced the news in a tweet. Linux gamers will be able to get the AAA game from later today (April 27) via Steam and from the […]

This post, Tomb Raider Is Finally Available on Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This is the Release Date for Ubuntu 16.10 ‘Yakkety Yak’

Wednesday 27th of April 2016 03:37:41 AM

The release date of Ubuntu 16.10 is set for October 20, 2016. Codenamed the ‘Yakkety Yak’, Ubuntu 16.10 is the next short-term support release of the hugely popular open-source operating system. What new features and technologies will ship in 16.10? That is currently unknown. With 16.04 LTS out, supported for 5 years, and shipping the well-tested Unity 7 desktop, […]

This post, This is the Release Date for Ubuntu 16.10 ‘Yakkety Yak’, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 46 Released, Finally Brings GTK3 Integration

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 11:45:06 AM

Feature fans will be relieved to hear this release comes with no divisive change á la the removal of tab groups in Firefox 45.

This post, Firefox 46 Released, Finally Brings GTK3 Integration, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition Is Now Available To Buy, Ships Free to the US

Tuesday 26th of April 2016 11:25:28 AM

Have you been waiting patiently for the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition smartphone to go on sale? Well, today your wait is over. A number of OMG! readers pinged us this morning with a link to the Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition’s product page on the English-facing store front of Jd.com (the official stockist for this Ubuntu phone outside […]

This post, The Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Edition Is Now Available To Buy, Ships Free to the US, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Cinnamon 3.0 Is Released, Here’s How To Install it On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Monday 25th of April 2016 07:51:38 PM

Cinnamon 3.0 has been released and chances are you’re itching to upgrade to it! Well, first hold your horses. This latest stable release of the popular GNOME-fork brings a modest set of improvements to the table. As highlighted by Linux Mint lead ‘Clem’, you’ll find the following highlights: Window management improvements Improved touchpad support, including edge-scrolling & two-finger-scrolling New accessibility […]

This post, Cinnamon 3.0 Is Released, Here’s How To Install it On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Nifty ‘Notes’ App Is Available to Install as a Snap Package

Monday 25th of April 2016 06:05:28 PM

Remember that nifty OS X inspired Notes app we wrote about a few months back? Whether you do or you don’t, if you’re running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS it’s now super easy to install. Notes is now available as a Snap, the new Ubuntu package format installed by default in the latest long-term support release. This makes it not […]

This post, This Nifty ‘Notes’ App Is Available to Install as a Snap Package, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How Do You Pronounce Ubuntu?

Monday 25th of April 2016 03:20:00 PM

You all know the the word ‘Ubuntu’’ — and if you don’t, how’d you end up here?! — but do you know the correct way to pronounce it? Is it Oo-boon-too? Uh-bun-too? You-bun-too? Urgh-ban-too? Pedants will (quite rightly) that there is one correct way to pronounce Ubuntu and that’s “oo-boon-too”. But I’m here to say those people are (sort of) […]

This post, How Do You Pronounce Ubuntu?, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu M10 Tablet — The Best Video Reviews (So Far)

Monday 25th of April 2016 11:30:00 AM

The Bq Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet is now well and truly among us! Since shipping began last week, hundreds of you have been in touch to say you’ve received your 10.1-inch Ubuntu tablet and are now avidly putting it, and its “capable” laptop replacement functionality, through its paces. We’ll be sharing some of the early impressions you’ve mailed us […]

This post, Ubuntu M10 Tablet — The Best Video Reviews (So Far), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Is This Really The Ubuntu 16.10 Codename? (Answer: It Is)

Friday 22nd of April 2016 12:06:42 PM

Mark Shuttleworth has revealed the codename of Ubuntu 16.10 in a bizarre new blog entry.

This post, Is This Really The Ubuntu 16.10 Codename? (Answer: It Is), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mozilla Firefox Will Support Ubuntu’s New Snap Package Format

Thursday 21st of April 2016 04:30:45 PM

Mozilla has announced that Firefox will support Ubuntu's new Snap packaging format. The first Firefox Snap will be released later this year.

This post, Mozilla Firefox Will Support Ubuntu’s New Snap Package Format, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu M10 Ubuntu Tablet Unboxing [Video]

Thursday 21st of April 2016 01:53:45 PM

Earlier this week the Bq M10 Ubuntu tablet started shipping out to customers, and many readers have mailed in to  tell us they’ve already received theirs. But if you, like me, won’t be getting up-close and personal with one of the 10.1-inch slates any time soon, you may be curious as to  how the device is packaged, what accessories […]

This post, Ubuntu M10 Ubuntu Tablet Unboxing [Video], was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

See What’s New in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Flavors

Thursday 21st of April 2016 11:44:02 AM

Alongside the latest version of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS come new releases from its family of flavors.

This post, See What’s New in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Flavors, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

16 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Thursday 21st of April 2016 11:10:55 AM

Here are 16 things to do after installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. We show you how to change theme, install apps, and use (awesome) hidden features.

This post, 16 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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CoreOS Linux 899.17.0 Released with OpenSSL 1.0.2h, NTPd 4.2.8p7, and Git 2.7.3

The CoreOS developers have released a new version of the Linux kernel-based operating system engineered for massive server deployments, CoreOS 899.17.0. Powered by Linux kernel 4.3.6, CoreOS 899.17.0 arrived on May 3, 2016, as an upgrade to the previous release of the GNU/Linux operating system, which system administrators can use for creating and maintaining open-source projects for Linux Containers, version 899.15.0. Read more

Black Lab Brings Real-Time Kernel Patching to Its Enterprise Desktop 8 Linux OS

A few moments ago, Softpedia has been informed by Black Lab Software about the general availability of the sixth DP (Developer Preview) build of the upcoming Black Lab Linux Enterprise Desktop 8 OS. Sporting a new kernel from the Linux kernel from the 4.2 series, Black Lab Linux Enterprise Desktop 8 Developer Preview 6 arrives today for early adopters and public beta testers with real-time kernel patching, which means that you won't have to reboot your Black Lab Linux Enterprise OS after kernel upgrades. "DP6 offers you a window into what's new and whats coming when Black Lab Enterprise Desktop and Black Lab Enterprise Desktop for Education is released. As with our other developer previews it also aids in porting your applications to the new environment," said Roberto J. Dohnert, CEO, Black Lab Software. Read more

USB stick brings neural computing functions to devices

Movidius unveiled a “Fathom” USB stick and software framework for integrating accelerated neural networking processing into embedded and mobile devices. On April 28, Movidius announced availability of the USB-interfaced “Fathom Neural Compute Stick,” along with an underlying Fathom deep learning software framework. The device is billed as “the world’s first embedded neural network accelerator,” capable of allowing “powerful neural networks to be moved out of the cloud, and deployed natively in end-user devices.” Read more

ImageMagick Security Bug Puts Sites at Risk

  • Open Source ImageMagick Security Bug Puts Sites at Risk
    ImageMagick, an open source suite of tools for working with graphic images used by a large number of websites, has been found to contain a serious security vulnerability that puts sites using the software at risk for malicious code to be executed onsite. Security experts consider exploitation to be so easy they’re calling it “trivial,” and exploits are already circulating in the wild. The biggest risk is to sites that allows users to upload their own image files. Information about the vulnerability was made public Tuesday afternoon by Ryan Huber, a developer and security researcher, who wrote that he had little choice but to post about the exploit.
  • Huge number of sites imperiled by critical image-processing vulnerability
    A large number of websites are vulnerable to a simple attack that allows hackers to execute malicious code hidden inside booby-trapped images. The vulnerability resides in ImageMagick, a widely used image-processing library that's supported by PHP, Ruby, NodeJS, Python, and about a dozen other languages. Many social media and blogging sites, as well as a large number of content management systems, directly or indirectly rely on ImageMagick-based processing so they can resize images uploaded by end users.
  • Extreme photo-bombing: Bad ImageMagick bug puts countless websites at risk of hijacking
    A wildly popular software tool used by websites to process people's photos can be exploited to execute malicious code on servers and leak server-side files. Security bugs in the software are apparently being exploited in the wild right now to compromise at-risk systems. Patches to address the vulnerabilities are available in the latest source code – but are incomplete and have not been officially released, we're told.