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Linux Audiobook Player ‘Cozy’ Adds Sleep Timer, m4a Support

Monday 13th of November 2017 05:09:48 PM

Cozy, the open-source audiobook player for Linux desktop, has a new version out. The app adds a sleep timer and improves the interface.

This post, Linux Audiobook Player ‘Cozy’ Adds Sleep Timer, m4a Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Samsung Demos Ubuntu Running on a Galaxy Smartphone

Monday 13th of November 2017 03:15:17 PM

Samsung has shared a video of its 'Linux on Galaxy' app that lets developers run full desktop Linux distributions on select Galaxy smartphones.

This post, Samsung Demos Ubuntu Running on a Galaxy Smartphone, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

OpenShot 2.4.1 Released with Various Improvements

Monday 13th of November 2017 01:32:21 PM

A new version of the OpenShot video editor is now available. OpenShot 2.4.1 improves video playback and image quality, and is said to have better stability.

This post, OpenShot 2.4.1 Released with Various Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Kernel 4.14 Released, This is What’s New

Sunday 12th of November 2017 10:25:16 PM

Linus Torvalds has announced the release of a Linux 4.14, the latest stable release of the Linux kernel, and it's packed full of changes and new features.

This post, Linux Kernel 4.14 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup: Atom, Football Manager 2018, Kdenlive + More

Sunday 12th of November 2017 12:18:03 PM

It’s a Sunday, which means it’s time for a concise roundup of recent Linux releases that didn’t merit their own dedicated post. A rather diverse set of apps and projects made releases in the past week, including two of the most popular code editing apps, what is (arguably) the best open-source video editor, and a desktop […]

This post, Linux Release Roundup: Atom, Football Manager 2018, Kdenlive + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Notes Up is a Markdown Editor for Linux

Friday 10th of November 2017 02:40:48 PM

Notes Up is a Markdown editor for Linux desktop with a basic set of features, including PDF export and a markdown cheat sheet built in to the app.

This post, Notes Up is a Markdown Editor for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install Mesa 17.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Friday 10th of November 2017 01:49:23 PM

It's easy to install Mesa 17.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 17.10 thanks to the X-Swat Updates PPA, which packages the latest Mesa release for Ubuntu users.

This post, How to Install Mesa 17.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dashlane Password Manager Now Supports Linux

Thursday 9th of November 2017 09:06:28 PM

Dashlane, the popular password manager, now supports Linux (and ChromeOS and Microsoft Edge) thanks to new web extension and web app combination.

This post, Dashlane Password Manager Now Supports Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Does Ubuntu Need a New Theme? [Poll]

Thursday 9th of November 2017 03:19:32 PM

Does Ubuntu need a new theme? Ubuntu developers certainly think so. They’ve started a new initiative to try and find a new GTK theme (as well as new GNOME Shell theme and icon set). But is Ambiance really outdated and unfit for purpose? It’s a question that i’m not sure anyone’s actually asked yet. *breaks glass, pushes […]

This post, Does Ubuntu Need a New Theme? [Poll], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Is Looking for a New Theme

Thursday 9th of November 2017 02:31:24 PM

Ubuntu 18.04 wants to include a new theme and icon set, and it wants you, the community, to make it, using Adwaita as the foundation.

This post, Ubuntu Is Looking for a New Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.04 Daily Builds Now Available to Download

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 09:05:19 PM

Ubuntu 18.04 daily builds are now available to download. Their availability comes as the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS 'Bionic Beaver' development cycle gets in to gear.

This post, Ubuntu 18.04 Daily Builds Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.04 Will Support Color Emoji

Wednesday 8th of November 2017 04:04:35 PM

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will support color emoji in desktop apps, a move that will let Ubuntu users both see emoji and use an emoji picker to enter glyphs.

This post, Ubuntu 18.04 Will Support Color Emoji, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Intel and AMD Team Up to Create a Powerful New Processor

Tuesday 7th of November 2017 03:10:37 PM

Intel has teamed up with arch-rivals AMD to create a new processor that integrates Intel's powerful CPU architecture with AMD's graphics prowess.

This post, Intel and AMD Team Up to Create a Powerful New Processor, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Watch NBA Games in the Terminal

Monday 6th of November 2017 11:06:09 PM

NBA Go is a CLI app that puts realtime NBA scores in the terminal. The open-source tool can also access detailed game stats and player information.

This post, Watch NBA Games in the Terminal, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup: LibreOffice, F1 2017, Papirus Icon Theme + More

Monday 6th of November 2017 01:46:55 AM

A slate of Linux apps, game and theme releases we’ve mentioned before scored some minor updates over the past week. Few of them merit their own blog post so I figured I’d round-up the pertinent ones into a single post. LibreOffice 5.3.7 LibreOffice 5.3.7 is the seventh and final minor release in the LibreOffice 5.3.x […]

This post, Linux Release Roundup: LibreOffice, F1 2017, Papirus Icon Theme + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Audacity 2.2.0 Released with Big Changes

Monday 6th of November 2017 12:01:21 AM

The Audacity audio editing software has scored a huge new update. Audacity 2.2.0 adds new themes, improved menus, and new recording behaviour.

This post, Audacity 2.2.0 Released with Big Changes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Auryo is a Desktop SoundCloud App that Works on Linux

Friday 3rd of November 2017 04:22:01 PM

Auyro is a desktop SoundCloud app for Linux, Windows & macOS. It supports Soundcloud features, keyboard shortcuts, and boasts a modern design.

This post, Auryo is a Desktop SoundCloud App that Works on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Brisk Menu 0.5 Released with ‘Favoriting’ & Desktop Action Support

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 08:34:25 PM

Brisk menu 0.5 has been released. The fast, efficient app menu applet for MATE desktop adds support for adding apps to a 'favorites' category.

This post, Brisk Menu 0.5 Released with ‘Favoriting’ & Desktop Action Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Signal Finally Gets a Dedicated Desktop App

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 01:59:47 PM

A new Signal desktop app has been released for Windows, macOS and Linux. It lets users of the secure messaging service chat on their desktops.

This post, Signal Finally Gets a Dedicated Desktop App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Best GTK Themes for Ubuntu 2017

Thursday 2nd of November 2017 08:26:12 AM

We roundup some of the best GTK themes for Ubuntu. Our list includes Arc, Adatpa, and Numix, and other GTK themes guaranteed to give your desktop a makeover.

This post, The Best GTK Themes for Ubuntu 2017, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Oracle Adds Initial Support for Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS to VirtualBox

Oracle recently updated their VirtualBox open-source and cross-platform virtualization software with initial support for the latest Linux 4.14 LTS kernel series. VirtualBox 5.2.2 is the first maintenance update to the latest VirtualBox 5.2 stable series of the application, and it looks like it can be compiled and used on GNU/Linux distribution running the recently released Linux 4.14 LTS kernel. It also makes it possible to run distros powered by Linux kernel 4.14 inside VirtualBox VMs. Read more

Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • How a Linux stronghold turned back to Windows: Key dates in Munich's LiMux project [Ed: This explains the progression of Microsoft's war on GNU/Linux, typically using proxies]
    The project is temporarily put on hold while a study investigates whether it could be derailed by software patents.
  • End of an open source era: Linux pioneer Munich confirms switch to Windows 10 [Ed: Microsoft paid (bribed) all the right people, got a Microsoft fan -- by his own admission -- in power, gifted him for this]
    Mayor Dieter Reiter said there's never been a unified Linux landscape in the city. "We always had mixed systems and what we have here is the possibility of going over to a single system. Having two operating systems is completely uneconomic.
  • Ubuntu Podcast: S10E38 – Soft Knowledgeable Burn
    This week we refactor a home network, discuss how gaming on Linux has evolved and grown in recent years, bring you a blend of love and go over your feedback.
  • Live ISOs for Slackware-current 20171122
    I have released an update of the ‘liveslak‘ scripts. I needed the tag for a batch of new ISO images for the Slackware Live Edition. These are based on the latest Slackware-current dated “Wed Nov 22 05:27:06 UTC 2017“) i.e. yesterday and that means, the ISOs are going to boot into the new 4.14.1 kernel.
  • Am I willing to pay the price to support ethical hardware?
    The planned obsolescence is even worse with tablets and smartphones, whose components are all soldered down. The last tablet with a removable battery was the Dell Venue 11 Pro (Haswell version) announced in October 2013, but it was an expensive Windows device that cost as much as a mid-range laptop. The last Android tablet with a removable battery was the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (GT-N8000 series), released in August 2012. It is still possible to find mid-range smartphones with removable batteries. Last year the only high end phones with removable batteries were the LG G5 and V20, but even LG has given up on the idea of making phones that will last longer than 2 years once the battery starts to degrade after roughly 500 full charge and discharge cycles. Every flagship phone introduced in 2017 now has its battery sealed in the case. According to the gmsarena.com database, the number of new smartphone models with non-replaceable batteries grew from 1.9% in 2011 to 26.7% in 2014, and now to 90.3% in 2017. It is highly likely that not a single model of smartphone introduced next year will have a replaceable battery.

More Coverage of New Lumina Release

  • Lumina 1.4 Desktop Environment Released
    The TrueOS BSD folks working on their Qt5-powered Lumina Desktop Environment have issued a new feature update of their open-source desktop.
  • Lumina Desktop 1.4.0 Released
    Lumina 1.4.0 carries a number of changes, optimisations, and feature improvements. Lumina is the default desktop of TrueOS, a BSD-based operating system. The desktop itself is lightweight, modular, built using Qt, and uses Fluxbox for window management. Although Lumina is mostly aimed at BSD users it also runs on Linux, including Fedora, Arch and — *mario coin sfx* — Ubuntu.