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Flowblade Linux Video Editor – Is It Any Good?

8 hours 10 min ago

There are plenty of awesome Linux video editors, including Kdenlive, Blender and Shotcut — but Flowblade is rarely mentioned. Why? We find out.

This post, Flowblade Linux Video Editor – Is It Any Good?, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Peek Is An Animated GIF Screen Recorder Tool for Linux

8 hours 30 min ago

Looking for a simple tool that lets you record a section of your screen and export it as a GIF? Take a peek at Peek, an app that can do exactly that.

This post, Peek Is An Animated GIF Screen Recorder Tool for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

OpenShot 2.1 Released With Animation Support, Improved Timeline

8 hours 35 min ago

A new version of open-source video editor OpenShot 2.1 has been released. We show you what's new and how you can install it on Ubuntu using a PPA.

This post, OpenShot 2.1 Released With Animation Support, Improved Timeline, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A Quick Hands-On With Chatty, A Desktop Twitch Chat Client

Monday 29th of August 2016 07:40:43 PM

Chatty is a desktop twitch chat app written in Java — but is it any good? After a number of OMG! Ubuntu! readers recommended it, I took it for a whirl.

This post, A Quick Hands-On With Chatty, A Desktop Twitch Chat Client, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Simple Script Instantly Improves the Look of Unity Desktop

Monday 29th of August 2016 05:47:16 PM

Want to disable or turn off the background tiles on the unity launcher? This nifty little script lets you do exactly that.

This post, This Simple Script Instantly Improves the Look of Unity Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 16.10 Wallpaper Contest Is Now Open For Entries

Monday 29th of August 2016 05:18:33 PM

Doors have opened on the Ubuntu 16.10 wallpaper contest, a bi-annual chance for users to get their artwork shipped as part of Ubuntu.

This post, Ubuntu 16.10 Wallpaper Contest Is Now Open For Entries, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This App Integrates Spotify Web With Your Ubuntu Desktop

Sunday 28th of August 2016 06:11:26 PM

Like the Spotify Web player but miss desktop integration? Spotiweb is an electron-app that integrates the Spotify web player with the Unity desktop.

This post, This App Integrates Spotify Web With Your Ubuntu Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen

Sunday 28th of August 2016 12:05:54 PM

Barely a week passes without another well-known web company suffering a data breach or hack of some kind.

This week it is Opera's turn.

This post, Opera User? Your Stored Passwords May Have Been Stolen, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Connect 1.0 Released, Lets You Reply to SMS From The Linux Desktop

Sunday 28th of August 2016 10:56:39 AM

The first stable release of KDE Connect is available for download. The tool lets you see Android notifications on your Linux desktop, among other features.

This post, KDE Connect 1.0 Released, Lets You Reply to SMS From The Linux Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Bellissim, a Light Blue Folder Icon Theme for Linux

Saturday 27th of August 2016 01:16:40 PM

The image above shows Bellissim, a new icon theme for Linux that caught our eye earlier today. Described by its author as a ‘blue folder icon theme’, Bellissim is designed for (what else) the Arc GTK theme and looks, from initial glances, a clean, airy icon set. The “downside” is that it’s very early days for the […]

This post, Bellissim, a Light Blue Folder Icon Theme for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Fresh From the Oven: GNOME Pie 0.6.9 Released

Friday 26th of August 2016 01:48:57 PM

For a slice of something this weekend you might want to check out the latest update to GNOME Pie, the circular app launcher for Linux desktops.

This post, Fresh From the Oven: GNOME Pie 0.6.9 Released, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Quickly Switch Between Different Lists of Pinned Apps on the Unity Launcher

Friday 26th of August 2016 12:36:56 PM

This indicator applet lets you switch between different sets of pinned apps on the Unity launcher with a quick click. Ideal for those with cluttered Ubuntu desktops.

This post, Quickly Switch Between Different Lists of Pinned Apps on the Unity Launcher, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 Released, Available to Download Now

Thursday 25th of August 2016 10:57:21 PM

The Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 releases are now available to download.

This post, Ubuntu 16.10 Beta 1 Released, Available to Download Now, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

25 Awesome (And Some Unexpected) Things Powered By Linux

Thursday 25th of August 2016 04:45:00 PM

From your kitchen to the reaches of outer space, Linux is truly everywhere. Here are 25 different places where you can hear the beating of an open-source heart.

This post, 25 Awesome (And Some Unexpected) Things Powered By Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Spotio Is A Light Skin for Spotify’s Desktop App — And It’s Coming To Linux

Thursday 25th of August 2016 11:22:12 AM

Spotio is a light skin for the Spotify desktop app that provides an aesthetically pleasing antidote to the Spotify app's default dark look.

This post, Spotio Is A Light Skin for Spotify’s Desktop App — And It’s Coming To Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Happy 25th Birthday, Linux!

Thursday 25th of August 2016 09:59:09 AM

If you're a big fan of Linux then you'll know that today, August 25, is pretty special.

Legendary, in fact.

This post, Happy 25th Birthday, Linux!, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Enable Color Emoji on Chrome for Linux (Updated)

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 07:46:44 PM

Here's How to Enable Color Emoji in Google Chrome on Linux! 👍🎉🐧

This post, How To Enable Color Emoji on Chrome for Linux (Updated), was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

That Wasn’t In The Forecast — GNOME Weather Has Stopped Working

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 02:40:54 PM

GNOME Weather is no longer able to display weather forecasts.

This post, That Wasn’t In The Forecast — GNOME Weather Has Stopped Working, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

3 New Games Added to Humble Indie Bundle 17

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 01:30:56 PM

In a totally unexpected move more games have been added to the latest Humble Indie Bundle. Will the tactic, unheard of and without precedent, entice you to back it?

This post, 3 New Games Added to Humble Indie Bundle 17, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This App Lets You Set-Up And Configure Razer Keyboards on Linux

Wednesday 24th of August 2016 11:37:13 AM

Own a flashy Razer keyboard or mouse and want to make it play nice on Linux? This new open-source app can help.

This post, This App Lets You Set-Up And Configure Razer Keyboards on Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Linux Kernel Developers on 25 Years of Linux

One of the key accomplishments of Linux over the past 25 years has been the “professionalization” of open source. What started as a small passion project for creator Linus Torvalds in 1991, now runs most of modern society -- creating billions of dollars in economic value and bringing companies from diverse industries across the world to work on the technology together. Hundreds of companies employ thousands of developers to contribute code to the Linux kernel. It’s a common codebase that they have built diverse products and businesses on and that they therefore have a vested interest in maintaining and improving over the long term. The legacy of Linux, in other words, is a whole new way of doing business that’s based on collaboration, said Jim Zemlin, Executive Director of The Linux Foundation said this week in his keynote at LinuxCon in Toronto. Read more

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