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Librem 5, the $699 Linux Phone, Has Started Shipping to Backers

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 11:12:24 PM

The Librem 5, a crowdfunded Linux phone with user privacy at its core, has begun shipping to backers in the first of several planned "batches".

This post, Librem 5, the $699 Linux Phone, Has Started Shipping to Backers, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

ReactOS 0.4.12 Released with Window Snapping, New Themes

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 04:23:08 PM

ReactOS 0.4.12 has been released with a number of new features, including window snapping, font tweaks, and a pair of new system themes.

This post, ReactOS 0.4.12 Released with Window Snapping, New Themes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Peek, the GIF Screen Recorder for Linux, Has Been Updated

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 03:36:18 PM

Peek is one of my favourite bits of software. I don't use it often but when I do use it, I always appreciate how perfectly formed it is.

This post, Peek, the GIF Screen Recorder for Linux, Has Been Updated, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Meet the 10 Winners in the Ubuntu 19.10 Wallpaper Competition

Tuesday 24th of September 2019 01:30:13 PM

Ubuntu 19.10 will include 10 new wallpapers from the community, the winners of the successful Ubuntu 19.10 Wallpaper Competition.

This post, Meet the 10 Winners in the Ubuntu 19.10 Wallpaper Competition, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ulauncher 5.3 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

Monday 23rd of September 2019 01:27:29 PM

Linux app launcher Ulauncher 5.3 has been released with a number of changes. We show you how to install Ulauncher 5.3 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Linux Mint.

This post, Ulauncher 5.3 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Geary 3.34 Debuts with Deeper GNOME Contacts Integration, Other Changes

Sunday 22nd of September 2019 08:06:56 PM

Geary email client has a new release out, Geary 3.34.0, and in this post I tell you a bit about it and how to install the app on Ubuntu and other Linux distros.

This post, Geary 3.34 Debuts with Deeper GNOME Contacts Integration, Other Changes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

InSync 3 Released, Brings OneDrive Sync to Linux

Thursday 19th of September 2019 03:56:46 PM

InSync 3 has been released with OneDrive sync, a faster, more reliable sync engine, and better selective sync options for Windows, macOS and Linux users.

This post, InSync 3 Released, Brings OneDrive Sync to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Has Built a Font for the Command Line

Thursday 19th of September 2019 03:05:52 PM

Microsoft has released an open source font called 'Cascadia Code' designed for 'command line experiences and code editors'. The font is free to download.

This post, Microsoft Has Built a Font for the Command Line, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox is Switching to a Monthly Release Cycle

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 04:33:37 PM

You can look forward to installing new versions of Firefox more frequently as the web browser is switching to a monthly release cycle.

This post, Firefox is Switching to a Monthly Release Cycle, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Devs Detail Plan for 32-bit Support in Ubuntu 19.10

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 03:34:24 PM

Ubuntu developers have detailed the process by which 32-bit library and app compatibility will be maintained in Ubuntu 19.10 and up.

This post, Ubuntu Devs Detail Plan for 32-bit Support in Ubuntu 19.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Oracle Built a Raspberry Pi Super Computer That Looks like a TARDIS

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 02:57:37 PM

How many Raspberry Pi's does it take to build a super computer? 1060, according to Oracle, who built one to demo at Oracle OpenWorld 2019.

This post, Oracle Built a Raspberry Pi Super Computer That Looks like a TARDIS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New Website Showcases KDE Plasma Desktop

Monday 16th of September 2019 07:39:34 PM

KDE Plasma desktop environment is modern, lean and feature-packed, and it now has a brand new interactive website to showcase it!

This post, New Website Showcases KDE Plasma Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Kernel 5.3 Released, This is What’s New

Monday 16th of September 2019 12:28:50 PM

Now that Linux kernel 5.3 is officially released we take a quick look at the new and notable changes this kernel update brings.

This post, Linux Kernel 5.3 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Nostalgia is a GNOME Wallpaper App with a Twist

Sunday 15th of September 2019 05:45:46 PM

Nostalgia a GTK app for the Linux desktop that let you browse through previous GNOME desktop wallpapers, and quickly set them as your desktop background.

This post, Nostalgia is a GNOME Wallpaper App with a Twist, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

DiRT Rally is Currently FREE on Steam, Saving You $39.99 [Offer Ended]

Sunday 15th of September 2019 04:30:50 PM

You can snag a FREE copy of DiRT Rally, the well-regarded rally racing game for Windows, macOS and Linux, from the Steam store — but only for this weekend.

This post, DiRT Rally is Currently FREE on Steam, Saving You $39.99 [Offer Ended], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

PineTime, a $25 Linux-friendly Smartwatch, Specs & Release Date (Updated)

Sunday 15th of September 2019 03:19:19 PM

PineTime is a $25 Linux Smartwatch is in development by Pine64, makers of the PineBook Pro Linux laptop and the PineTab Linux tablet. It's due next year.

This post, PineTime, a $25 Linux-friendly Smartwatch, Specs & Release Date (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This PPA Lets You Try an exFat Kernel Module Based on Samsung Code

Sunday 15th of September 2019 01:33:13 PM

A new PPA gives Ubuntu users the opportunity to try an alternative exFAT kernel module based on Samsung's sdfat Linux driver code.

This post, This PPA Lets You Try an exFat Kernel Module Based on Samsung Code, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

14 Essential Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcuts (Plus Cheat Sheet!)

Saturday 14th of September 2019 02:14:59 PM

Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts help improve your productivity by making repetitive, repeated tasks faster and easier to perform. You probably already know a stack of keyboard shortcuts already because general actions like copy (ctrl + c), […]

This post, 14 Essential Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcuts (Plus Cheat Sheet!), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The GNOME 3.36 Release Date is Set for Next March

Friday 13th of September 2019 01:53:26 PM

GNOME 3.36 will be released on March 11, 2020. This date, along with other development milestones, are listed in the official release schedule.

This post, The GNOME 3.36 Release Date is Set for Next March, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Here’s Ubuntu 19.10’s New Default Wallpaper

Friday 13th of September 2019 12:23:31 PM

The Ubuntu 19.10 default wallpaper is revealed at last. We share download links to Ubuntu's new desktop background, which features an 'Ermine' motif.

This post, Here’s Ubuntu 19.10’s New Default Wallpaper, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Games: Tangle Tower, Lawgivers, Fertile Crescent and More

  • Odds and ends, the Linux and gaming Sunday Section

    Almost time to begin another week full of news, before we do let's run over a few interesting happenings recently. Let's start with two bits of recent news about Godot Engine, the free and open source game engine. The 3.2 release cycle is going strong, with a second alpha release now available. A massive list of new features and improvements coming to Godot 3.2 can be found here. What's even more exciting though is the Vulkan work coming with Godot Engine 4.0, with another short progress report post up for it. The new visual frame profiler coming certainly looks useful to help developers squeeze out some more performance. More AMD news for you, as it has been reported by Wccftech that AMD now command around 30%+ market share of the CPU market. That's some very impressive growth, pushed forward by the Zen microarchitecture from 2017. As seen in the graph below from cpubenchmark.net, this is the highest they've seen it since 2007.

  • SFB Games to bring Tangle Tower to Linux post-launch if there's enough demand

    British indie studio SFB Games, developer of the highly rated Detective Grimoire are working on a new game called Tangle Tower and with a little push they could bring it to Linux. Tangle Tower is a fully voiced point and click murder mystery adventure, set in a strange and twisted mansion. You will need to interrogate suspects and solve unique puzzles as you progress. Looks and sounds like a great game. Sadly though it's currently scheduled to release later this month only for Windows and macOS on October 22nd, so no Linux support at launch.

  • Turn-based political simulation game 'Lawgivers' adds Linux support with the latest update

    Today I came across Lawgivers, a turn-based political simulation game which recently added Linux support and it looks like it could be a lot of fun. Since it's a political sim, you will be tasked with leading your party into elections. If you manage to get voted in, you will be responsible for approving laws and shaping your country’s destiny.

  • The completely silly fighting game Foreskin Fury is out in Early Access

    After a short delay, you can now jump into Foreskin Fury and have a cock fight. Yes this is a very real game. Made in Unreal Engine, the aptly named Stupid Industries said it started off as a joke and they ended up actually learning Blender and Unreal Engine to turn the joke into something a little more real. Here we are, Foreskin Fury was accepted onto Steam and it supports Linux.

  • The currently free indie RTS 'The Fertile Crescent' should now work better at different resolutions

    The Fertile Crescent is an upcoming in-development indie RTS that feels like a retro Age of Empires and it's really quite good. A new update is out (and it's still free) fixing up the UI for different resolutions. I think more of you need to try this one, it's a wonderful little RTS game that I honestly can't wait to see expand. Hopefully now more of you actually will be able to try it, as they've made it so the interface properly scales with your resolution. Previously, there were problems if you had anything other than 1080p. Not only that, most of the interface was actually redesigned and it gives you more information.

  • Chiaki, the open source and cross-platform PS4 Remote Play client now supports the PS4 7.0 update

    Sony recently upgraded the system software on the PlayStation 4 which broke compatibility with the open source Remote Play client Chiaki. The developer acted quickly and a new release is up. This is the software we tested out recently and came away pretty impressed with it. Allowing you to stream games from a PlayStation 4 to a Linux desktop, seriously handy stuff since Sony don't support it on Linux officially.

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