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Radiotray-NG: A Simple Radio Player for Ubuntu

Friday 17th of February 2017 03:19:20 PM

Radiotray-NG is a simple radio player for Ubuntu that runs from the system tray. You can add stations, view track metadata, and more.

This post, Radiotray-NG: A Simple Radio Player for Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Over 3,000 Linux Games Are Now Available on Steam

Friday 17th of February 2017 02:29:00 PM

More than 3,000 Linux games are available on Steam according to numbers listed by the Steam ‘Linux’ Store page, and things show no sign of slowing down.

This post, Over 3,000 Linux Games Are Now Available on Steam, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Released, Available to Download Now

Friday 17th of February 2017 11:35:26 AM

Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS is now available to download. Among the changes is a new hardware enablement stack with Linux kernel 4.8.

This post, Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS Released, Available to Download Now, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Snap URL Support Is Coming to Ubuntu Software

Thursday 16th of February 2017 09:24:02 PM

The little screenshot nestled to the left of this text contains something that makes us very happy. It’s a change-log for GNOME Software that mentions handler support for opening Snappy URLs is on the way. Why do we find that exciting? Allow me to explain. You may have noticed that when we write about a new Snap app […]

This post, Snap URL Support Is Coming to Ubuntu Software, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

HITMAN ‘The Complete First Season’ Out Now for Linux

Thursday 16th of February 2017 06:09:27 PM

HITMAN, the latest entry the popular Hitman franchise, is available to buy and play on Linux from today. Surprised? You should be! This HITMAN Linux release is the first game in this popular 16 year-old series to be released on the platform. “Become the Master Assassin in this intense spy-thriller story. As Agent 47 you perform contract hits […]

This post, HITMAN ‘The Complete First Season’ Out Now for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GPD Pocket, the 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop, Has Raised $700k in 24 Hours

Thursday 16th of February 2017 03:08:23 PM

The GPD Pocket has only been live on IndieGoGo for 24 hours, but it's has already amassed a staggering $700,000 — $500,000 more than it was seeking!

This post, GPD Pocket, the 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop, Has Raised $700k in 24 Hours, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Transit Route Planning Is Coming to GNOME Maps

Thursday 16th of February 2017 01:23:33 PM

Transit routing features are headed to GNOME Maps, the open-source desktop map app for Linux. GNOME developer Marcus Lundblad detailed the upcoming changes, which will include the ability to reverse routes, in a blog post. The feature is expected to debut as part of the app with the release of GNOME 3.24, which is due for release […]

This post, Transit Route Planning Is Coming to GNOME Maps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install Firefox Nightly as a Flatpak App on Ubuntu

Wednesday 15th of February 2017 05:51:10 PM

We show you how to set-up Flatpak on Ubuntu to install the latest Firefox Nightly build. If you've been keen to try Flatpak out, here's how!

This post, How to Install Firefox Nightly as a Flatpak App on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Whatever is an Unofficial Evernote App for Linux

Wednesday 15th of February 2017 02:05:35 PM

Evernote is practically a by-word for being well organised and super productive — and not just in the minds of its 100 million users but among those who, like me, aspire to be. But with no official Evernote Linux app available it’s been left to the community to plug the productivity gap with unofficial alternatives, like NixNote, EverPad, NeverNote, and the Ubuntu Touch notes […]

This post, Whatever is an Unofficial Evernote App for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Flatpak Update Enhances OpenGL Driver Support

Wednesday 15th of February 2017 12:18:14 PM

The latest stable update to Flatpak, the distro-agnostic, decentralised, and open-source application packaging and distribution format  Flatpak 0.8.3 provides OpenGL support that will allow Flatpak apps to work with so-called “out-of-tree” OpenGL drivers, like Nvidia’s, out of the box. “In addition to the regular list of bugfixes, this stable release include backports of the updated OpenGL […]

This post, Flatpak Update Enhances OpenGL Driver Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GPD Pocket, The 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop is Now Live on IndieGoGo

Wednesday 15th of February 2017 11:15:38 AM

Crowdfunding for the GPD Pocket is underway on IndieGoGo, and the good news is that it has already smashed through its $200,000 goal.

This post, GPD Pocket, The 7-Inch Ubuntu Laptop is Now Live on IndieGoGo, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ukuu Makes it Easy to Install Mainline Linux Kernels on Ubuntu

Tuesday 14th of February 2017 05:02:09 PM

Ever wondered how to install new kernel releases on Ubuntu? Using Ukuu (which stands for ‘Ubuntu Kernel Update Utility’) is one way to do it. This straightforward desktop app help you install a new kernel in Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and other Ubuntu-based distributions, using the “mainline” kernels published by Canonical. But before you jump ahead in pursuit of shiny […]

This post, Ukuu Makes it Easy to Install Mainline Linux Kernels on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

6 Reasons Why I Love Using KDE Connect on Ubuntu

Tuesday 14th of February 2017 02:27:00 PM

I love using KDE Connect on Ubuntu with the app's indicator applet. It's the easiest way to connect my Android phone to my Linux desktop.

This post, 6 Reasons Why I Love Using KDE Connect on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Skype Say Linux App Will Work Past March 1 (For Now)

Tuesday 14th of February 2017 11:14:51 AM

Skype has apologised for telling Linux users it was about to retire support for its Skype Qt client, assuring users the VoIP will continue to work for the near future.

This post, Skype Say Linux App Will Work Past March 1 (For Now), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Babe Is a Promising New Qt Music Player

Monday 13th of February 2017 06:18:07 PM

I use KDE Plasma a lot more these days (thanks to KDE Neon) and so far I am really enjoying it. Like many, I also prefer to run Qt apps on a Qt desktop, and GTK+ apps on a GNOME-based one. It’s not that GTK apps can’t run, they just never feel as seamlessly integrated as […]

This post, Babe Is a Promising New Qt Music Player, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mesa 17.0.0 Released

Monday 13th of February 2017 01:36:07 PM

It’s been a busy few week for Mesa related news, and today is no exception as Mesa 17.0 is now officially available.  Mesa 17.0.0 is the first release with the new year-based versioning system (it would’ve been Mesa 13.1.0 otherwise). But the bug version jump is perhaps a little justified too. Mesa 17.0 is a notable update to […]

This post, Mesa 17.0.0 Released, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Meet The New Linux Desktop Environment Inspired by Windows 7

Monday 13th of February 2017 01:00:20 PM

UKUI (Ubuntu Kylin User Interface) is a fork of the MATE desktop that is designed to look like Windows 7, a desktop that Kylin say its users prefer.

This post, Meet The New Linux Desktop Environment Inspired by Windows 7, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Want to Install Mesa 13.0.4 On Ubuntu 16.04? Here’s How

Sunday 12th of February 2017 11:55:43 PM

It can be hard to keep track of which version of Mesa is available and where, with various PPAs peppered about the interwebs offering different snapshots at varying degrees of stability! But if you’re wanting to install Mesa 13.0.4 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Ubuntu 16.10 you don’t need to rummage around any further. Canonical’s Timo Aaltonen has shared […]

This post, Want to Install Mesa 13.0.4 On Ubuntu 16.04? Here’s How, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Roundup of Recent App Updates: Harmony, Komorebi, Alduin

Sunday 12th of February 2017 01:22:38 PM

Time for our weekly round up of recent app updates that weren’t quite big enough to merit their own dedicated post If you’re averse to Electron apps you’re advised to look away now. If an app you love got an update this week chances are it’s because we didn’t know about it, rather than we hate the […]

This post, Roundup of Recent App Updates: Harmony, Komorebi, Alduin, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Xfce’s Parole Media Player Gets First Update In Over a Year

Sunday 12th of February 2017 12:41:08 PM

Xfce's Parole media player has just seen its first major update in over a year.

This post, Xfce’s Parole Media Player Gets First Update In Over a Year, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

3 little things in Linux 4.10 that will make a big difference

Linux never sleeps. Linus Torvalds is already hard at work pulling together changes for the next version of the kernel (4.11). But with Linux 4.10 now out, three groups of changes are worth paying close attention to because they improve performance and enable feature sets that weren’t possible before on Linux. Here’s a rundown of those changes to 4.10 and what they likely will mean for you, your cloud providers, and your Linux applications. Read more

SODIMM-style module runs Linux on VIA’s 1GHz Cortex-A9 SoC

VIA unveiled an SODIMM-style COM based on its Cortex-A9 WM8850 SoC, with 512MB RAM and 8GB eMMC, plus Ethernet, CSI, graphics, USB, and serial ports. The 68.6 x 43mm “SOM-6X50” computer-on-module appears to be VIA’s second-ever ARM COM. Back in Sept. 2015, the company released a 70 x 70mm Qseven form factor QSM-8Q60 COM, based on a 1GHz NXP DualLite SoC. Read more

Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • LinuXatUSIL – Previas 2 for #LinuxPlaya
    Damian from GNOME Argentina explained us some code based on this tutorial and the widgets in Glade were presented.
  • RancherOS v0.8.0 released! [Ed: and a bugfix release, 0.8.1, out today]
    RancherOS v0.8.0 is now available! This release has taken a bit more time than prior versions, as we’ve been laying more groundwork to allow us to do much faster updates, and to release more often.
  • The Technicals For Red Hat, Inc. (RHT) Tell An Interesting Tale
  • Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 1 Released | New Features And Download
    Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Beta 1 release is finally here. If you’re interested, you can go ahead and download the ISO images of the participating flavors, which are, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, and Ubuntu Studio. Powered by Linux kernel 4.10, these releases feature the latest stable versions of their respective desktop environments. This release will be followed by the Final Beta release on March 23 and final release on April 13.
  • Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 1 Now Available to Download
    The first beta releases in the Ubuntu 17.04 development cycle are ready for testing, with Xubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME and Ubuntu Budgie among the flavors taking part.