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Snaps Can Now Integrate With Unity 7 Desktop Features

20 hours 12 min ago

A number of welcome desktop integration features arrive in the latest ‘micro release’ of Snappy. Snapd 2.0.5 enables software packaged in the new format to display indicator applets in the system tray and deliver native system notifications. Improved support for the AppMenu DBus API, which is used by many Electron apps, also makes this release. While these changes sound small on their own […]

This post, Snaps Can Now Integrate With Unity 7 Desktop Features, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Phone Unboxing [Video]

Monday 30th of May 2016 12:13:02 PM

It hasn't been the easiest Ubuntu phone to get ahold of, but the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu Edition handset has finally started shipping.

This post, Meizu Pro 5 Ubuntu Phone Unboxing [Video], was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Install the Latest Plasma Desktop on Kubuntu 16.04

Monday 30th of May 2016 11:47:24 AM

I'll keep it short and sweet: Plasma 5.6.4 is now available for Kubuntu 16.04 LTS though the Kubuntu Backports PPA.

This post, How To Install the Latest Plasma Desktop on Kubuntu 16.04, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Pmxkcd Is a Simple XKCD Comic Viewer for the Linux Desktop

Sunday 29th of May 2016 01:25:24 PM

Are you a fan of xkcd, the popular webcomic created by American cartoonist Randall Munroe? If so, check out this neat new app.

This post, Pmxkcd Is a Simple XKCD Comic Viewer for the Linux Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Min Is a Minimal, Open-Source Web Browser for Linux

Friday 27th of May 2016 05:46:16 PM

Min is a new open-source web browser for Windows, Mac and Linux. It is lightweight, with a minimal design and integrated DuckDuckGo features.

This post, Min Is a Minimal, Open-Source Web Browser for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Meet ‘Pick’, a Simple Color Picker Tool for the Linux Desktop

Friday 27th of May 2016 01:25:15 PM

If you’re on the hunt for a quick and easy way to ‘pick a color’ from your screen give the aptly named ‘Pick’ a try.  Small, compact and totally open-source, Pick lets you zoom in on any part of your screen to find the exact pixel whose color you wish to sample. In one click you can […]

This post, Meet ‘Pick’, a Simple Color Picker Tool for the Linux Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Want the New Look Twitter on Ubuntu Phone? Try This Web App

Thursday 26th of May 2016 12:09:12 PM

The new Twitter mobile design is now available to Ubuntu Phone users — but not through the official Canonical web app. Here's how you get it.

This post, Want the New Look Twitter on Ubuntu Phone? Try This Web App, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Calendar Makes Rescheduling Events Easier

Thursday 26th of May 2016 11:41:06 AM

You will finally be able to drag and drop events in GNOME Calendar in its next major release, the app's maintainer Georges Stavracas says.

This post, GNOME Calendar Makes Rescheduling Events Easier, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Shotwell Photo Manager Gets Updated, Here’s How To Install It on 16.04

Thursday 26th of May 2016 10:34:46 AM

It's been over a year since open-source photo manager Shotwell last got an update. The company who made it is no more, but the app is going from strength to strength.

This post, Shotwell Photo Manager Gets Updated, Here’s How To Install It on 16.04, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Whatever Happened To Ubuntu Light?

Monday 23rd of May 2016 12:12:57 AM

Do you recall Ubuntu Light?  Amidst the onslaught of Intel-based netbooks in the late 2000s was a custom instant-on OS from Canonical. Ubuntu Light was to be a proverbial glint of free software at the end of a tunnel crowded by clones. It was a way for OEMs to add extra value to their Windows devices and differentiate […]

This post, Whatever Happened To Ubuntu Light?, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

PSA: We’re On Holiday For a Few Days

Friday 20th of May 2016 11:30:53 AM

Think of this note as a scribbled note stuck to the communal notice board with a half-chewed stick of gum.

This post, PSA: We’re On Holiday For a Few Days, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Snappy Ubuntu Core To Power Innovative Digital Signage

Wednesday 18th of May 2016 01:18:59 PM

Screenly is the world's most popular digital signage solution for the Raspberry Pi — and it's announced plans to adopt Snappy Ubuntu Core.

This post, Snappy Ubuntu Core To Power Innovative Digital Signage, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu M10 Tablet Review Round Up

Tuesday 17th of May 2016 11:32:55 AM

In this post we round up some of the latest Bq Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet  reviews from well known technology sites and online publications. Let us give you fair warning: not all of these reviews that follow happy-happy, joy-joy. If you’re the sort of person easily riled by folks being less than complimentary about something Linux related, I suggest you close this […]

This post, Ubuntu M10 Tablet Review Round Up, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

WeatherDesk Sets Your Desktop Background To Current Weather

Monday 16th of May 2016 11:13:17 AM

This simple app automatically sets your Ubuntu desktop wallpaper to an image matching the current weather conditions in your location.

This post, WeatherDesk Sets Your Desktop Background To Current Weather, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Simple Hack Lets You Make Skype for Web Calls on Linux

Monday 16th of May 2016 10:32:30 AM

This simple hack will let you make Skype voice calls using Skype for Web on Linux.

This post, This Simple Hack Lets You Make Skype for Web Calls on Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Geary Email Client Gets First Update in Over a Year

Monday 16th of May 2016 09:33:22 AM

A new version of open-source email client Geary is available to download, the first update to the app in more than a year.  The demise of Yorba as a non-profit software company a year or ago left the fate of their open source projects, Shotwell photo manger and Geary e-mail client among them, uncertain. Elementary was quick to announce […]

This post, Geary Email Client Gets First Update in Over a Year, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A Telegram Snap Package Is Available on Ubuntu 16.04

Sunday 15th of May 2016 01:06:21 PM

Using Ubuntu 16.04 and want to install the official Telegram Linux app? Don’t run off to the official website to get the official binary: there’s now a Telegram app snap package available on Ubuntu 16.04. To install it you can search for ‘telegram’ in Ubuntu Software. If you don’t mind mind flexing your fingers at the […]

This post, A Telegram Snap Package Is Available on Ubuntu 16.04, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Meet Etcher, A Stylish Open-Source USB Image Writer Tool

Sunday 15th of May 2016 12:44:13 PM

Looking for an easy-to-use way to create a bootable USB stick on Linux? This nifty new app can help. Heck, it even runs on Windows and Mac OS X, too.

This post, Meet Etcher, A Stylish Open-Source USB Image Writer Tool, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Install GNOME 3.20 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 13th of May 2016 05:05:18 PM

Running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and want to upgrade to the latest GNOME 3.20 release? Well, you can, and in this post we'll show you how.

This post, How To Install GNOME 3.20 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

What Happened to… Ubuntu’s Innovative Unity Web Apps?

Friday 13th of May 2016 02:04:27 PM

Am I the only person who misses Unity web apps? The feature, which debuted in the Ubuntu 12.10 release. was, in my opinion, far ahead of its time. In a single broad stroke Ubuntu took the web from being an “other place” to something that lived and breathed on the Linux desktop as a first-class citizen. Websites and web services were able to seamlessly interact directly with the desktop […]

This post, What Happened to… Ubuntu’s Innovative Unity Web Apps?, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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