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Latest Vivaldi Update Adds Pop Out Video, Tab Sessions + More

Thursday 13th of December 2018 04:15:40 PM

A new version of the Vivaldi web browser has been released — and it’s even more customisable than before! The Vivaldi 2.2 update adds a “pop out” video player feature (just like the picture-in-picture feature available in Chrome), introduces new ways to manage tabs, and — at long last! — gives you control over which buttons appear in […]

This post, Latest Vivaldi Update Adds Pop Out Video, Tab Sessions + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Devs Experiment with a Refreshed GTK & Icon Theme

Monday 10th of December 2018 02:55:21 PM

GNOME developers are testing some bold improvements to the Adwaita GTK theme and the default GNOME icon set. And in this post we take a sneak peek at their progress so far. Now, if you’re a regular reader of this site then may recall our post on a new GNOME icon theme back in July. At […]

This post, GNOME Devs Experiment with a Refreshed GTK & Icon Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

SuperTuxKart Spruces Up Its In-Game Visuals

Sunday 9th of December 2018 10:54:34 PM

Gaming fans are geared up for the DiRT 4 Linux release next year, but there’s another popular racing game pushing things forward, too. SuperTuxKart, the famous free software kart racer, is picking up some improved visuals within the in-game user interface and racing screens. Detailing their plans on the game’s official dev blog, the team behind the iconic […]

This post, SuperTuxKart Spruces Up Its In-Game Visuals, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

DiRT4 Power Slides onto Linux in 2019

Sunday 9th of December 2018 02:32:22 PM

Buckle up tight, as acclaimed rally racing game DiRT4 is revving up for a Linux release early next year. DiRT 4 is the latest instalment of the popular franchise to drift on to free software platforms (as well as a non-free software platform in macOS). It follows on from the successful Linux release of DiRT Rally last spring. […]

This post, DiRT4 Power Slides onto Linux in 2019, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

With Its Switch to Chromium, Will Microsoft Edge Come to Linux?

Thursday 6th of December 2018 07:38:51 PM

The Microsoft Edge web browser is to be rebuilt on top of Chromium, Microsoft has said. The browser will retains its UI and support more platforms.

This post, With Its Switch to Chromium, Will Microsoft Edge Come to Linux?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Raven: An Open Source Desktop RSS Reader

Wednesday 5th of December 2018 02:04:31 PM

Raven is a relatively new open source RSS reader app for Windows, macOS and Linux (hurrah) that I’ve been eager to try out. This week I finally found some time to dig into this deliciously well designed desktop RSS feed reader, and in this post I’ll provide you with an overview of what it does, […]

This post, Raven: An Open Source Desktop RSS Reader, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint 19.1 Beta Is Now Available to Download

Monday 3rd of December 2018 01:24:22 PM

The Linux Mint 19.1 beta downloads are up, ready for testing. Linux Mint 19.1 features a number of changes, including a new panel layout and updated apps.

This post, Linux Mint 19.1 Beta Is Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Connect Your Android Phone to Ubuntu Wirelessly

Friday 30th of November 2018 02:44:20 PM

Learn how to connect your Android phone to Ubuntu using GSConnect to transfer files, see notifications, or use your phone touchscreen as a mouse.

This post, How to Connect Your Android Phone to Ubuntu Wirelessly, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Deepin 15.8 Promo Video Proves Distro Deserves ‘Blingiest Desktop’ Crown

Friday 23rd of November 2018 03:06:04 PM

The recent Deepin 15.8 release impressed many on its arrival — now a new promo video published by the team behind demonstrates precisely why. The five-minute clip, which we’ve embedded above, showcases the distro’s recent crop of UI changes and UX tweaks, including a new boot menu, disk encryption feature, and optional ‘dark mode’. And call me sucker […]

This post, Deepin 15.8 Promo Video Proves Distro Deserves ‘Blingiest Desktop’ Crown, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Schedule a visit with the Emacs psychiatrist

Welcome to another day of the 24-day-long Linux command-line toys advent calendar. If this is your first visit to the series, you might be asking yourself what a command-line toy even is. We’re figuring that out as we go, but generally, it could be a game, or any simple diversion that helps you have fun at the terminal. Some of you will have seen various selections from our calendar before, but we hope there’s at least one new thing for everyone. Today's selection is a hidden gem inside of Emacs: Eliza, the Rogerian psychotherapist, a terminal toy ready to listen to everything you have to say. Read more

Download User Guide Books of All Ubuntu Flavors

This is a compilation of download information of user guide books of Ubuntu and the 5 Official Flavors (Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu MATE, and Ubuntu Studio). You can find either complete user guides (even for server edition), installation guide, or tutorials compilation; either in PDF or HTML format; plus where to purchase two official ebooks of Ubuntu MATE. On the end of this tutorial, I included how to download the HTML-only documentation so you can read it completely offline. I hope you will find all of books useful and you can print them out yourself. Get the books, print them, share with your friends, read and learn Ubuntu All Flavors. Read more

Games: Desert Child, KKnD, Twice Circled

  • Desert Child Now Available on Linux, PC, and Mac OS
    Akupara Games is here with an all-new game that blends a mix of hoverbikes with shooting and racing alongside high-resolution pixel art. It's odd to see a game try so many different genres, but Desert Child does that and more. Adventure games are also covered, as you have to go from place to place and explore the world. Your overall goal is to leave Earth before it blows up, and winning the Grand Prix allows you to go to Mars and escape the planet.
  • The KKnD remake using the OpenRA engine has a first release out
    KKnD, the classic strategy game is being revived and the new open source project has the first release out. I was going to write this up last night, but it seems I jumped the gun a bit before they had all the bits in place. Nice to see such quick and polite communication from their team though. Unlike Red Alert and the other titles served by OpenRA, KKnD and KKnD 2 were not made freeware. You will still need the games for the full experience. However, this remake will download the demo files for you to get you going.
  • The lovely aquarium building game Megaquarium just had a big update
    Twice Circled are adding in plenty of new features to Megaquarium as promised, with a major update now available.

Debian Installer Buster Alpha 4 release

The Debian Installer team[1] is pleased to announce the fourth alpha release of the installer for Debian 10 "Buster". Foreword ======== I'd like to start by thanking Christian Perrier, who spent many years working on Debian Installer, especially on internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n) topics. One might remember graphs and blog posts on Planet Debian with statistics; keeping track of those numbers could look like a pure mathematical topic, but having uptodate translations is a key part of having a Debian Installer that is accessible for most users. Thank you so much, Christian! Read more Also: Debian Installer Buster Alpha 4 Released