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Scriptwriting App Celtx Desktop Officially Discontinued

4 hours 41 min ago

Desktop scriptwriting software Celtx is officially Fin. The open-source Final Draft rival now only offers a web-based app for writers to use.

This post, Scriptwriting App Celtx Desktop Officially Discontinued, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Stacer System Cleaner Scores Spring Update

14 hours 12 min ago

Linux system optimizer and monitoring app Stacer has picked up a few new features — just in time for some early spring cleaning!

This post, Stacer System Cleaner Scores Spring Update, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Use Totem Video Player to Watch YouTube Videos

Tuesday 28th of March 2017 02:29:52 AM

Did you know that you can watch YouTube videos on the Ubuntu desktop without using a web browser? Chances are you did, but it's taken me a while to notice it!

This post, How To Use Totem Video Player to Watch YouTube Videos, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Rock On: Deepin Music is Now Available as a Snap App on Ubuntu

Monday 27th of March 2017 05:57:56 PM

Deepin envy is a condition afflicting Linux users who like the look of Deepin Linux’s apps, but don’t want to switch entire distro to use then. And there’s finally a cure: Snaps. Snap apps allow applications to bundle in all of their dependencies, which makes it easy for apps that typically rely on a certain set of […]

This post, Rock On: Deepin Music is Now Available as a Snap App on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Easy Way to Install Mesa 17.0.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Monday 27th of March 2017 01:14:03 PM

Mesa 17.0.2 backports can now be installed from the Ubuntu X Swat Updates PPA on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS & 16.10, giving users with the latest stable mesa release.

This post, The Easy Way to Install Mesa 17.0.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Hurrah! Dash to Dock Now Supports GNOME 3.24

Monday 27th of March 2017 11:57:11 AM

The Dash to Dock GNOME Shell Extension has been updated to support GNOME 3.24, and improves its app launch keyboard shortcut feature.

This post, Hurrah! Dash to Dock Now Supports GNOME 3.24, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

fman is Cross-Platform Dual Pane File Manager

Monday 27th of March 2017 11:34:49 AM

If you’re looking for a dual-pane file manager available for Linux (or macOS or Windows) look no further than fman. fman (sic) is pitched as “modern file manager for power users”. It has a clean design, runs quickly, and its functionality can be extended through plugins. While it is unlikely to prove a compelling lure to users reliant on Nautilus, Thunar […]

This post, fman is Cross-Platform Dual Pane File Manager, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Gemini PDA is a 5.7-inch, 10-Core PDA That Runs Android & Linux

Sunday 26th of March 2017 08:34:04 PM

I'm late; I've only just come across the Gemini PDA crowdfunder on IndieGoGo, which launched at the start of this month. And boy am I in love.

This post, Gemini PDA is a 5.7-inch, 10-Core PDA That Runs Android & Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Telegram CLI User? Here’s a File Sending Script for Dolphin

Sunday 26th of March 2017 04:47:23 PM

Are you a KDE user of Telegram CLI? If so, OMG! reader Alessandro Longo has something you might want to use. He’s mailed in to link to a small service menu he’s written for the KDE Dolphin file manager. It’s aim? To make sending files from your KDE desktop to your Telegram buddies a little quicker. […]

This post, Telegram CLI User? Here’s a File Sending Script for Dolphin, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The GNOME Extensions Website Has A New Look

Sunday 26th of March 2017 12:14:13 PM

Every GNOME Shell user will visit the official GNOME Shell Extensions website at least once. And if those users do so this weekend they’ll notice a small difference as the GNOME Shell Extensions website is sporting a minor redesign. This online repo plays host to a stack of terrific add-ons that add additional features and tweak existing ones. From weather […]

This post, The GNOME Extensions Website Has A New Look, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Flowblade Video Editor 1.12 Released, Adds 2 New Tools

Friday 24th of March 2017 02:05:28 PM

A shiny new version of open-source video editor Flowblade is available for download — and it come with a pair of nifty new editing tools.

This post, Flowblade Video Editor 1.12 Released, Adds 2 New Tools, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox Sync Support Is Coming to GNOME Web

Friday 24th of March 2017 01:08:46 PM

GNOME Web (aka the browser formerly known as Epiphany) is working to add Firefox Sync support, letting users keep bookmarks, history and open-tabs in sync across devices.

This post, Firefox Sync Support Is Coming to GNOME Web, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

They’re Here: Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 2 Flavours Available to Download

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:44:52 PM

Arriving alongside Ubuntu 17.04 Beta release are new beta builds from the rest of the Ubuntu family, including Xubuntu and Ubuntu Budgie.

This post, They’re Here: Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 2 Flavours Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Ubuntu 17.04 Beta Is Now Available to Download

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 09:09:17 PM

Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 2 is available to download.  The release is the first formal development snapshot of the Ubuntu 17.04, and it gives testers and early adopters the chance to kick the tyres on the next major Ubuntu release ahead of its debut next month. Other Ubuntu flavors, including Ubuntu MATE and Xubuntu, which have made prior alpha and beta releases […]

This post, The Ubuntu 17.04 Beta Is Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Official GNOME 3.24 Release Video Is Here

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 08:49:48 PM

By now you’re probably well aware that a new update to the GNOME desktop has been released — and if you’re not, where’ve you been?!  GNOME 3.24 features a number of neat new features, welcome improvements, and important advances, most of which we’ve documented in blog posts during the course of this week. But reading about […]

This post, The Official GNOME 3.24 Release Video Is Here, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Has Interest in Ubuntu Peaked?

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 03:48:12 PM

This graph represents Google search volume for Ubuntu (the OS) from 2004 until now, 2017. Looking at the image it us hard to not conclude one thing: that interest in Ubuntu has peaked. But has it? I think there are a couple of possible reasons why people Google for information on or about Ubuntu less than they used to. And most of those  reasons are actually […]

This post, Has Interest in Ubuntu Peaked?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors

Thursday 23rd of March 2017 01:38:39 PM

A bug in Xfce is causing damage to some user's monitors, and a proposed patch has yet to be accepted upstream.

This post, This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dominator Bundle Includes Rocket League, Starts from $1

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 07:33:25 PM

f you’re the only Linux gamer to not own the super rad Rocket League, here’s your chance as it's included in the latest Bundle Stars offer.

This post, Dominator Bundle Includes Rocket League, Starts from $1, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.24 Released, This Is What’s New

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:28:28 PM

Hurrah! GNOME 3.24 is now available to download. The latest stable release of the open-source GNOME desktop, GNOME 3.24 brings a number of new features and improvements to the proverbial table, including one that might even help you sleep better! 6 months in development and comprising of 28,459 changes, GNOME 3.24 is the 33rd release of the popular open-source […]

This post, GNOME 3.24 Released, This Is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Netflix Finally Adds Support for Firefox on Linux

Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 12:33:09 PM

You can finally binge watch your favourite Netflix shows in Firefox for Linux -- zero fuss and no user-agent trickery required.

This post, Netflix Finally Adds Support for Firefox on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Orange Pi SBCs offer a choice of 32- or 64-bit SoCs for under $20

The open spec “Orange Pi Zero Plus 2” SBC provides WiFi, BT, HDMI, MIPI-CSI, and a choice of quad-core Allwinner H3 (Cortex-A7) or H5 (-A53) SoCs. Shortly after launching an Orange Pi Zero Plus 2 with a 32-bit, Cortex-A7 Allwinner H3, Shenzhen Xunlong’s open source Orange Pi project shipped an Orange Pi Zero Plus 2 H5 model. The Linux- and Android-ready hacker board is identical except for the change to a similarly quad-core, but 64-bit, Cortex-A53 Allwinner H5 SoC. The open spec boards are shipping now on AliExpress, for $18.90 and $19.90, respectively, but have yet to appear on the Orange Pi website. Read more

Being a Linux user isn't weird anymore

A few days ago, I was down at the Starbucks in my local bookstore—sipping on a hot chocolate, using the free (but rather pokey) Wi-Fi, and getting some work done. This is pretty typical for me. Since I work from home, it’s nice to get out of the house and shake things up a little bit. Working for a few hours at a coffee shop tends to be just about right. I’m not the only person in the world who uses coffee shops as short term offices—it’s become so normal, it’s almost a cliché. Read more

Open source software is for everyone – so where are the women?

We all know that there is a diversity problem in tech. The depressing stats from numerous reports and studies all point to stereotypes and bias hitting young girls’ perceptions of STEM negatively, with this sitting alongside poor retention figures and a lack of women at the board level. However, one particular branch of tech may be struggling in more when it comes to diversity and inclusion – the one branch, in fact, which has inclusiveness at the very core of its ethos. Read more

Google launches new site to showcase its open source projects and processes

Google is launching a new site today that brings all of the company’s open source projects under a single umbrella. The code of these projects will still live on GitHub and Google’s self-hosted git service, of course, with the new site functioning as a central directory for them. While this new project is obviously meant to showcase Google’s projects, the company says it also wants to use it to provide “a look under the hood” of how it “does” open source. Read more