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Ubuntu Phone Band-aids Are Bitesize Bugs That YOU Can Help Fix

Tuesday 14th of June 2016 01:17:08 PM

Don't worry; Canonical isn't branching out to launch a range of adhesive bandages for cracked screens.

This post, Ubuntu Phone Band-aids Are Bitesize Bugs That YOU Can Help Fix, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Scripts to ‘Fix’ ThinkPad Touchpad Issues on Ubuntu

Monday 13th of June 2016 03:49:43 PM

I don’t own a ThinkPad, but I know that a lot of you do. A reader who doesn’t wish to be credited pinged us a link to a set of scripts that claim to “fix” touchpad and trackpad issues on ThinkPad laptops running Ubuntu. Without a ThinkPad of my own I cannot attest how well these scripts […]

This post, Scripts to ‘Fix’ ThinkPad Touchpad Issues on Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Control Fan Speed on Clevo Laptops With This Indicator Applet

Monday 13th of June 2016 12:51:41 PM

'Clevo Indicator' is a small panel-based applet that allows Clevo laptop owners running Ubuntu to monitor and control their CPU fan speed.

This post, Control Fan Speed on Clevo Laptops With This Indicator Applet, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Game Countdown to E3 2016: Iron Snout

Monday 13th of June 2016 11:17:36 AM

It’s been said before and will be said again – it’s not so much that people hate gaming in Linux, it’s that there’s nothing to play in Linux. E3 2016 promises to be the year it all changes, the year in which a golden age of Linux gaming seizes the globe with near indecent fervour. There’s […]

This post, Linux Game Countdown to E3 2016: Iron Snout, was written by Nixie Pixel and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Get Reddit Inbox Alerts on the Ubuntu Desktop

Sunday 12th of June 2016 06:17:10 PM

This nifty Reddit indicator applet for the Ubuntu desktop alerts you to new inbox notifications as and when you receive them.

This post, Get Reddit Inbox Alerts on the Ubuntu Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Color Emoji Font Adds 72 New Unicode 9.0 Emoji

Sunday 12th of June 2016 11:10:13 AM

Unicode 9.0 support has been added to the (awesome) EmojiOne Font. This nifty SVG-in-OT font lets Linux users see and use full color emoji on Linux desktops, including Ubuntu. Version 1.2 of EmojiOne Font fully supports the 72 new pictograms added in Unicode 9.0. Among them you’ll find: Not everyone likes, gets or understands emoji — and that’s fine. But if you do, […]

This post, Linux Color Emoji Font Adds 72 New Unicode 9.0 Emoji, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

It’s Official: VLC 3.0 Will Get Chromecast Support

Sunday 12th of June 2016 10:53:33 AM

VLC Chromecast support is on the way, and VideoLAN developer JB Kempf has a progress update on the streaming media feature in VLC 3.0.

This post, It’s Official: VLC 3.0 Will Get Chromecast Support, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Quick Reddit — Monitor Your Fave Subreddit from the Ubuntu Desktop

Friday 10th of June 2016 03:12:00 PM

Quick Reddit is a free, open-source indicator applet for the Ubuntu desktop that can fetch and display a list of posts from a specified Subreddit.

This post, Quick Reddit — Monitor Your Fave Subreddit from the Ubuntu Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Canonical Respond to Web Browser App Icon Brouhaha

Thursday 9th of June 2016 06:30:07 PM

The design team as Canonical has responded to concerns raised in the community about the design of the Ubuntu Web Browser icon.

This post, Canonical Respond to Web Browser App Icon Brouhaha, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Users Left Stunned As Nautilus ADDS a New Feature

Thursday 9th of June 2016 12:22:08 PM

Nautilus is to add batch renaming in GNOME 3.22. The feature lets you rename multiple files at the same time, something the current version doesn't support.

This post, Linux Users Left Stunned As Nautilus ADDS a New Feature, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Does the Ubuntu Browser Need a New Icon?

Wednesday 8th of June 2016 05:55:20 PM

Ubuntu community member thinks the Ubuntu browser app icon is too similar to Apple's Safari. Should it be changed?

This post, Does the Ubuntu Browser Need a New Icon?, was written by Scott Bouvier and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Install Steam on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Wednesday 8th of June 2016 02:19:58 PM

This post will show you how to install Steam on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Now, before you say it, I know. You’re reading this with a slightly egregious look on your face because, after all, it’s easy to install Steam on Ubuntu, right? Perhaps not as easy as it could be. You asked for this guide Since Xenial’s […]

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

Help Test a New Version of Ubuntu Software

Wednesday 8th of June 2016 10:45:40 AM

Want to help test a new version of Ubuntu Software? Will Cooke, Ubuntu desktop manager, posted a call for testing on his Google+ page, where he explains: “Before we push this in to proposed for Xenial, we’re looking for people to play with a new release of Software for Ubuntu. There have been a lot of changes […]

This post, Help Test a New Version of Ubuntu Software, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 47 Released, Here’s What’s New

Tuesday 7th of June 2016 04:18:25 PM

Firefox 47 is now available to download — but don’t expect too much excitement. As with most releases since the switch the a rapid release schedule the latest release of Mozilla Firefox brings a modest collection of iterative changes. Tweaks and fixes that you won’t leave you sitting in a damp patch of giddy abandon, but […]

This post, Firefox 47 Released, Here’s What’s New, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Get Nifty Screenshot Tool ‘Screencloud’ Running on Ubuntu 16.04

Monday 6th of June 2016 12:03:59 PM

Screencloud is a great screenshot tool for the Linux desktop, but it's not available for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. In this post we show you how to force install it.

This post, How To Get Nifty Screenshot Tool ‘Screencloud’ Running on Ubuntu 16.04, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

There’s Now An Official Arc Icon Theme for Linux

Sunday 5th of June 2016 06:41:28 PM

Arc is one of the most popular themes for Linux desktops and it's finally getting an official icon theme to accompany it.

This post, There’s Now An Official Arc Icon Theme for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Disable Desktop Notifications on Ubuntu

Sunday 5th of June 2016 02:27:11 PM

The Unity 7 desktop in Ubuntu does not come with a ‘do not disturb’ feature by default. Ubuntu desktop notification can keep you notified of many things, from a track change in Rhythmbox to new e-mail in Thunderbird, or pending software updates. But they can also be a distraction. In this post we’ll show you how […]

This post, How To Disable Desktop Notifications on Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install the Latest Arc GTK Theme on Ubuntu 16.04

Sunday 5th of June 2016 01:17:39 PM

We show you how to install the latest version of the popular Arc GTK theme on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

This post, How to Install the Latest Arc GTK Theme on Ubuntu 16.04, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

9 Nautilus Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Know

Sunday 5th of June 2016 12:46:32 PM

Nautilus is the default Ubuntu file manager for good reason: it is feature-filled and easy-to-use — but do you know how to navigate it like a ninja using the keyboard?

This post, 9 Nautilus Keyboard Shortcuts Everyone Should Know, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

  • Calamares 2.3 Installer Released
  • ANNOUNCE: libosinfo 0.3.1 released
    I am happy to announce a new release of libosinfo, version 0.3.1 is now available, signed with key DAF3 A6FD B26B 6291 2D0E 8E3F BE86 EBB4 1510 4FDF (4096R). All historical releases are available from the project download page.
  • There and Back Again: The MongoDB Cloud Story
    Before it was a database company, MongoDB was a cloud company. Founded in 2007 and originally known as 10gen, the company originally intended to build a Java cloud platform. After building a database it called MongoDB, the company realized that the infrastructure software it had built to support its product was more popular than the product itself, and the PaaS company pivoted to become a database company – eventually taking the obvious step of renaming itself to reflect its new purpose.
  • C++17: New Features Coming To 33-Year-Old Programming Language
    The C++17 standard is taking shape and adding new features to the vintage programming language. This major update aims to make C++ an easier language to work with and brings powerful technical specifications.
  • Clearing the Keystone Environment

GNU/Linux Leftovers

Red Hat Summit

  • Red Hat Summit Advocates the Power of Participation
    Red Hat hosted its annual Red Hat Summit customer event June 28-30 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, with a theme of harnessing the power of participation. Once again, the DevNation developer event, which is the successor to JBoss World, was co-located with Red Hat Summit. For JBoss, 2016 is a particularly significant year as it marks 10 years since Red Hat acquired it. At DevNation, Red Hat announced the new JBoss Enterprise Application Platform (EAP) 7 release, providing new cloud-enhanced capabilities for Red Hat's flagship middleware platform. JBoss is now also working to help enable Java for the container era, with the launch of the MicroProfile Project, an effort to optimize enterprise Java for a microservices architecture. Java wasn't the only focus of DevNation this year either, as Microsoft took center stage too, announcing the availability of its .NET Core for Red Hat Enterprise Linux. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the Red Hat Summit and DevNation 2016 events.
  • How Red Hat is tailoring OpenStack to fit … everyone
    Even though there have been no major changes announced to the OpenStack platform of late, it was still one of the most talked about subjects at this year’s Red Hat Summit. Red Hat plays a significant role in the development of the platform and is very proud of its contribution to the community.
  • New technologies foster an open-source environment
    In 2007, when 3scale, Inc. was founded, some people thought it was crazy to be investing so much time and energy into API. But Steven Willmott, CEO of 3scale, Inc., said that even at that time his team knew that the future was API-driven, and they wanted to help that happen.

Leftovers: Gaming