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Ataris VCS Delayed, But Does Anyone Even Care?

Monday 22nd of April 2019 04:00:15 PM

Shipment of the Ataris VCS Linux games console has been put back to December 2019 at the earliest, despite an original release date of July 2019.

This post, Ataris VCS Delayed, But Does Anyone Even Care?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

SuperTuxKart 1.0 Released with Online Play, New Tracks, Improved Karts

Sunday 21st of April 2019 12:17:28 PM

SuperTuxKart online play is now available to all, with the new version of the famed open-source racing game including networked multiplayer action.

This post, SuperTuxKart 1.0 Released with Online Play, New Tracks, Improved Karts, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Kdenlive 19.04 Released with Major Changes

Friday 19th of April 2019 02:06:33 PM

Kdenlive 19.04 features a refactored codebase and improved stability. Learn about more Kdenlive 19.04 changes, and where to download it for Ubuntu.

This post, Kdenlive 19.04 Released with Major Changes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

First Half of Ubuntu 19.10 Codename Revealed, And Boy It’s Obscure…

Friday 19th of April 2019 01:14:39 PM

The first part of the Ubuntu 19.10 codename is "Eoan", a word related to dawn and the east. We speculate on the rest of the codename for Ubuntu 19.10.

This post, First Half of Ubuntu 19.10 Codename Revealed, And Boy It’s Obscure…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 19.04

Thursday 18th of April 2019 03:36:40 PM

A list of things to do after installing Ubuntu 19.04 to help you get more from the latest Ubuntu release. Discover neat tools, top tips & useful tweaks.

This post, 10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 19.04, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.04 Flavours Available to Download

Thursday 18th of April 2019 03:35:07 PM

Ubuntu 19.04 is out, and so too are new versions of official ubuntu flavors, including Ubuntu MATE, Kubuntu, Xubuntu and more. We recap the key changes.

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

Ubuntu 19.04: What’s New? [Video]

Wednesday 17th of April 2019 09:55:01 PM

Our Ubuntu 19.04 video whizzes you through all of the key features and changes the 'Disco Dingo' ships with, plus our take on whether you should install it!

This post, Ubuntu 19.04: What’s New? [Video], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04 from 18.10, Right Now

Wednesday 17th of April 2019 11:22:20 AM

Learn how to upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04 from 18.10. Run the latest Ubuntu Linux release without needing to do a fresh install on your laptop, PC or server.

This post, How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04 from 18.10, Right Now, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Watch Face for the Samsung Galaxy Watch

Friday 12th of April 2019 01:32:26 PM

This Ubuntu watch face for the Samsung Galaxy Watch lets you pimp your OS choice directly on your person, with a purple 'terminal' design using Ubuntu font.

This post, Ubuntu Watch Face for the Samsung Galaxy Watch, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Will You Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04? [Poll]

Thursday 11th of April 2019 04:29:00 PM

Do you plan to upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04 when it's release on April 18? That's the question we're asking in our new reader poll, so whatever your plans, be sure to let us know!

This post, Will You Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04? [Poll], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Say Edge May Come to Linux “Eventually”

Tuesday 9th of April 2019 02:25:13 PM

Linux builds of Microsoft Edge (the new version using Chromium) aren't available yet, but the Edge team say it's something they'd 'like to do eventually'.

This post, Microsoft Say Edge May Come to Linux “Eventually”, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup, Including Major Updates to DeaDBeeF & GIMP

Monday 8th of April 2019 02:43:52 PM

We roundup the latest Linux releases, including new versions of open-source image editor The GIMP and free music player DeaDBeeF, inc. Install instructions!

This post, Linux Release Roundup, Including Major Updates to DeaDBeeF & GIMP, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Things Are Looking Up for Linux on ARM Laptops

Monday 8th of April 2019 01:39:06 PM

Red Hat developers announce plans to bring desktop Fedora Linux to Windows-based ARM laptops using the 64-bit ARM Snapdragon 850 SoC.

This post, Things Are Looking Up for Linux on ARM Laptops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

SuperTuxKart 0.10 RC1 Arrives with Improved Online Multiplayer Support

Sunday 7th of April 2019 02:32:12 PM

SuperTuxKart 0.10 Release Candidate 1 is available to download. It features new and improved tracks, kart tweaks, and improved online multiplayer support.

This post, SuperTuxKart 0.10 RC1 Arrives with Improved Online Multiplayer Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New Project Brings Android Apps to the Linux Desktop

Wednesday 3rd of April 2019 12:00:02 AM

SPURV is a new open-source project that can run Android apps on Linux desktops, with full support for native hardware features like graphics acceleration.

This post, New Project Brings Android Apps to the Linux Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint 19.2 Named ‘Tina’, Will Feature Faster Window Manager

Tuesday 2nd of April 2019 01:58:57 PM

Linux Mint 19.2 codenamed 'Tina' will feature speed improvements to the Muffin window manager, a new Update Manager tool, and new theme tweaks.

This post, Linux Mint 19.2 Named ‘Tina’, Will Feature Faster Window Manager, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

WPS Office for Linux Update Available to Download

Tuesday 2nd of April 2019 12:46:24 PM

A new version of WPS Office, free office software that looks like Microsoft Office, is available to download for Linux distributions, including Ubuntu.

This post, WPS Office for Linux Update Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

eBuyer Sell a Range of Affordable Ubuntu PCs

Monday 1st of April 2019 11:48:34 AM

Online retailer eBuyer sells a selection of cheap Ubuntu desktop PCs, ranging from modestly powered machines to high-end gaming rigs all loaded with Ubuntu.

This post, eBuyer Sell a Range of Affordable Ubuntu PCs, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Linux Vendor Firmware Service Marks a Major Milestone

Sunday 31st of March 2019 01:51:56 PM

LVFS makes it easy to update firmware on Linux for hardware from the likes of Logitech, Lenovo and Intel. Now the service is celebrating a major milestone.

This post, The Linux Vendor Firmware Service Marks a Major Milestone, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.04 Beta is Now Available to Download

Thursday 28th of March 2019 06:37:34 PM

Download the beta of Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo and help test the next major update of the Linux-based operating system due for release in April.

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

More in Tux Machines

Security: Curl, Two Factor Authentication (2FA) and Hacking With Kali Linux

  • Daniel Stenberg: curl + hackerone = TRUE
    There seems to be no end to updated posts about bug bounties in the curl project these days. Not long ago I mentioned the then new program that sadly enough was cancelled only a few months after its birth. Now we are back with a new and refreshed bug bounty program! The curl bug bounty program reborn.
  • Liz Fong-Jones on how to secure SSH with Two Factor Authentication (2FA)
    Liz mentions that by adding passphrase encryption, the private keys become resistant to theft when at rest. However, when they are in use, the usability challenges of re-entering the passphrase on every connection means that “engineers began caching keys unencrypted in memory of their workstations, and worse yet, forwarding the agent to allow remote hosts to use the cached keys without further confirmation”. The Matrix breach, which took place on April 11 showcases an example of what happens when authenticated sessions are allowed to propagate without a middle-man. The intruder in the Matrix breach had access to the production databases, potentially giving them access to unencrypted message data, password hashes, and access tokens.
  • Hacking With Kali Linux
    Before I talk about the series that I am going to start, let us briefly talk about who should follow this series. I know there are so many people out there who are very curious to learn hacking just to hack their partner's social media account. Well, if you are such a person, please listen to me. Hacking is not about getting into somebody's personal life and steal their information. It is illegal. Somebody well said - “We need to have a talk on the subject of what's yours and what's mine.” So you should not hack information that is not yours. ​But if you are a tech enthusiast who wants to make a career as a penetration tester or white hat hacker, this series can be really a good way to start. So for such enthusiasts, I am creating a page where you can follow the series. You can also follow our social media pages so you get a notification when a new informative article comes out.

Mozilla: VoxelJS, AiC and Mozilla B-Team

  • Mozilla VR Blog: VoxelJS: Chunking Magic
    A couple of weeks ago I relaunched VoxelJS with modern ThreeJS and modules support. Today I'm going to talk a little bit about how VoxelJS works internally, specifically how voxels are represented and drawn. This is the key magic part of a voxel engine and I owe a tremendous debt to Max Ogden, James Halliday and Mikola Lysenko Voxels are represented by numbers in a large three dimensional array. Each number says what type of block goes in that block slot, with 0 representing empty. The challenge is how to represent a potentially infinite set of voxels without slowing the computer to a crawl. The only way to do this is to load just a portion of the world at a time.
  • AiC: Collaborative summary documents
    One of my goals was that we could, at least for a moment, disconnect people from their particular position and turn their attention towards the goal of achieving a shared and complete summary. I didn’t feel that we were very succesful in this goal. For one thing, most participants simply left comments on parts they disagreed with; they didn’t themselves suggest alternate wording. That meant that I personally had to take their complaint and try to find some “middle ground” that accommodated the concern but preserved the original point. This was stressful for me and a lot of work. More importantly, it meant that most people continued to interact with the document as advocates for their point-of-view, rather than trying to step back and advocate for the completeness of the summary. In other words: when you see a sentence you disagree with, it is easy to say that you disagree with it. It is much harder to rephrase it in a way that you do agree with – but which still preserves (what you believe to be) the original intent. Doing so requires you to think about what the other person likely meant, and how you can preserve that. However, one possible reason that people may have been reluctant to offer suggestions is that, often, it was hard to make “small edits” that addressed people’s concerns. Especially early on, I found that, in order to address some comment, I would have to make larger restructurings. For example, taking a small sentence and expanding it to a bullet point of its own. Finally, some people who were active on the thread didn’t participate in the doc. Or, if they did, they did so by leaving comments on the original GitHub thread. This is not surprising: I was asking people to do something new and unfamiliar. Also, this whole process played out relatively quickly, and I suspect some people just didn’t even see the document before it was done. If I were to do this again, I would want to start it earlier in the process. I would also want to consider synchronous meetings, where we could go try to process edits as a group (but I think it would take some thought to figure out how to run such a meeting). In terms of functioning asynchronously, I would probably change to use a Google Doc instead of a Dropbox Paper. Google Docs have a better workflow for suggesting edits, I believe, as well, as a richer permissions model. Finally, I would try to draw a harder line in trying to get people to “own” the document and suggest edits of their own. I think the challenge of trying to neutrally represent someone else’s point of view is pretty powerful.
  • Mozilla B-Team: happy bmo push day!
    Bugfixes + enabling the new security feature for API keys.

Programming Leftovers

Devices: Radiant Software, ASRock and Microsoft

  • Radiant 1.1 Lattice FPGA Design Tools Release Accelerates Design Reuse
    In addition to supporting Windows, Radiant Software 1.1 adds support for the popular Ubuntu LTS 16.4 distribution of Linux. Radiant Software 1.1 is now available for download from Lattices website and currently can be used with a free license.
  • ASRock spins Whiskey Lake-U in thin Mini-ITX, 3.5-inch, and NUC formats
    ASRock announced four products based on Intel’s 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U: a thin Mini-ITX “IMB-1216” board, a 3.5-inch “SBC-350,” and a NUC 4×4 form-factor “iBox-8365U” mini-PC and NUC-8365U mainboard. ASRock Industrial has been busy lately tapping the latest embedded-oriented x86 chips in products such as the Intel 8th Gen Whiskey Lake-U based iBox-8265U mini-PC, as well as the iBox-R1000 industrial PC and NUC-R1000 mainboard built around the AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000. Now it has announced four more Whiskey Lake-U products aimed at the embedded market.
  • Making Sense of Microsoft’s Acquisition of Express Logic [Ed: Windows is worthless, so Microsoft is buying the competition. Microsoft also bought Danger, Sidekick etc. and it never ended well. Anything Microsoft touches turns to dust. When it bought Skype it was (back then) near-monopoly, but not anymore. Microsoft sometimes announces financial losses.]
    Even the Linux Foundation, home of the Linux kernel, hosts a project called Zephyr, which is an RTOS designed for use-cases, beyond the reach of Linux.