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Linux Mint 21.1 Codenamed ‘Vera’, Will Arrive at Xmas

Friday 30th of September 2022 01:42:49 PM

Linux Mint 21.1 is to be released Christmas time, says Linux Mint. They also reveal the codename for the release, and word on changes to desktop icons.

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This Extension Adds Bluetooth Management to GNOME Quick Settings

Friday 30th of September 2022 11:55:50 AM

Connect to bluetooth devices from the new Quick Settings menu in GNOME 43 with this neat, community-made extension for GNOME Shell. It's neat!

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Ubuntu 22.10 Beta is Now Available to Download

Friday 30th of September 2022 03:00:00 AM

Links to download the Ubuntu 22.10 beta are live. The beta build allows users to test all of the new features in the "Kinetic Kudu" first hand, right now.

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ONLYOFFICE 7.2 Released with Misc New Features & Improvements

Tuesday 27th of September 2022 03:18:27 PM

An updated version of ONLYOFFICE is available to download for Windows, macOS, and Linux. ONLYOFFICE 7.2 ships with all of the latest changes to the online version, plus some ‘unique features’ exclusive to the desktop editors, including automatic light/dark mode on Windows and macOS (the feature is present on Linux builds but doesn’t, in my testing, do what it should). Such as? Well, the new version of the Document has ligature support in text files; lets you easily insert the current heading into a table of contents; and adds a new “Headings” panel to the main toolbar (replacing the navigation […]

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NewsFlash RSS Reader Has Been Ported to GTK 4

Sunday 25th of September 2022 03:41:15 PM

NewsFlash is a GTK-based RSS reader for Linux desktops — now it's even better thanks to libadwaita, FreshRSS support, and new settings.

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Eager to Try Pop!_OS 22.10? Well, You Can’t…

Sunday 25th of September 2022 11:40:36 AM

Don’t hate me but I’ve some bad (if not entirely unsurprising) news for the Pop!_OS fans who plan to pounce on the presumed-to-be upcoming 22.10 release: you can’t. Before anyone groans, I’m not about to deliver a trite “…cOz vAnILLa ‘bUnTu is beTtEr” punchline. Sadly, I bring word that Pop!_OS 22.10 is not going to be released this autumn — heck, it’s not even in development. System76’s software engineers want to take the time and effort prepping the next release would take and instead plough it in constructing their home-grown, Rust-based COSMIC desktop environment. Confirming the news is Pop!_OS developer […]

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Audacity 3.2 Released with Realtime Effects, VST3 Support

Friday 23rd of September 2022 12:11:27 PM

Realtime audio effects and support for VTS3 plugins are among the new features added to the famed open-source audio editor Audacity, out now.

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Ubuntu 22.10’s New Wallpaper is an Absolute Knock-Out

Thursday 22nd of September 2022 10:45:39 AM

It's the part of the release cycle where we (maybe just me) get excited by wallpaper, as the default background to ship in Ubuntu 22.10 is finally revealed.

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GNOME 43 Has Been Released, This is What’s New

Wednesday 21st of September 2022 02:30:00 PM

Whether you’re an eager GNOME acolyte or just a casual admirer, there is a lot to enjoy in the latest version of the GNOME desktop environment. GNOME 43 arrives six months after the (rather) substantial GNOME 42 release. In many respects it’s a direction continuation of the path set out there, and contains confident collection of changes, some small, some big, but all intended to make it easier to use GNOME. I whip through the core user-facing changes in this post, share a few screenshots, and give a few of my thoughts on some of the chances based on first-hand experience of […]

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SuperTuxKart 1.4 Revs Up for Release with Visual Improvements

Tuesday 20th of September 2022 11:55:28 AM

Toot, toot – a new version of epic open source kart racer SuperTuxKart is available to download with improved tracks, karts, and characters to enjoy.

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That ‘Unofficial’ Snap Store We Loved? It’s Becoming Official

Friday 16th of September 2022 12:46:42 PM

Did you read my post on the 'unofficial' Snap Store for Ubuntu and come away as excited as I am about it's potential? Well, I've got an interesting update…

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KDE Plasma Comes to the Big Screen (Yes, Your TV)

Thursday 15th of September 2022 06:47:25 PM

Plasma Bigscreen is an open source entertainment experience powered by the same technologies used by the KDE Plasma desktop. Want details? See inside!

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Papirus Icon Set’s September Update Adds 38 New Icons

Sunday 11th of September 2022 12:34:54 PM

Paprius icon set gets an Autumn update that adds 38 new and updated app icons. The popular icon pack now covers more Linux-friendly apps, tools, and games.

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How to Try Ubuntu’s New Installer on Your Current Install

Friday 9th of September 2022 01:31:09 PM

Ubuntu devs are building a brand new desktop installer using Subiquity and Flutter — and now you can test it out on your existing install as a demo Snap.

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Open Source Qt ‘Notes’ App Adds Folders, Tags + More

Friday 9th of September 2022 12:48:04 PM

Notes is an open source, and cross-platform note-taking app written in Qt. A new version is available to download. I list what's new and share screenshots.

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GTK MPD Client ‘Ymuse’ Adds Album Art & Seek Support

Thursday 8th of September 2022 01:59:19 PM

If you're looking for a fast, responsive front-end for MPD, look no further than Ymuse — a new release of which is now available with several improvements.

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4 Retro Effects Added to ‘Burn My Windows’ Extension

Wednesday 7th of September 2022 04:54:18 PM

GNOME extension 'Burn My Windows' needs little introduction. Its pick n' mix of pretty effects have earned a legion of fans. We look at its newest effects.

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Firefox 105 Beta Includes Gesture Navigation, PDF Annotation + More

Monday 5th of September 2022 05:41:00 AM

Firefox 105 is packed with changes, from better memory behaviour to new gesture navigation. I go hands on with the latest builds to see what's in store.

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Evolution Email Client Now Uses a Headerbar/CSD

Sunday 4th of September 2022 04:17:50 PM

Evolution email client (though it can do a lot more besides email too) is sporting a MAJOR UI change in the latest development builds: CSD, at long last!

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How to Make Console the Default Terminal App on Ubuntu

Saturday 3rd of September 2022 12:53:00 PM

GNOME Console app is a great new alternative to other Linux terminal emulators. In this post I show you how to set Console as default terminal on Ubuntu.

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  • How to install go1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

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    Ansible Molecule is a project to help you test your ansible roles. I’m using molecule for automatically testing the ansible roles of geekoops.

  • How To Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

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  • Self-host a Ghost Blog With Traefik

    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.

Red Hat Hires a Blind Software Engineer to Improve Accessibility on Linux Desktop

Accessibility on a Linux desktop is not one of the strongest points to highlight. However, GNOME, one of the best desktop environments, has managed to do better comparatively (I think). In a blog post by Christian Fredrik Schaller (Director for Desktop/Graphics, Red Hat), he mentions that they are making serious efforts to improve accessibility. Starting with Red Hat hiring Lukas Tyrychtr, who is a blind software engineer to lead the effort in improving Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and Fedora Workstation in terms of accessibility. Read more

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