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Nautilus Is Adding Native Archive Extraction

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 11:52:41 AM

Nautilus, the GNOME file manager, is to improve support for extracting zips, tars and other compressed archives.

This post, Nautilus Is Adding Native Archive Extraction, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Meizu MX6 Made Official, Ubuntu Edition ‘Coming Soon’

Tuesday 19th of July 2016 10:50:01 AM

After months of leaks the Meizu MX6 smartphone was unwrapped at a press conference in China earlier today.

This post, The Meizu MX6 Made Official, Ubuntu Edition ‘Coming Soon’, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Demo Wireless Convergence on Bq M10 Tablet

Monday 18th of July 2016 05:45:13 PM

A video demoing wireless convergence on the Bq M10 Ubuntu Edition tablet has been shared by Canonical.

This post, Ubuntu Demo Wireless Convergence on Bq M10 Tablet, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Streamline Your Workflow With These Nifty Nautilus Scripts

Monday 18th of July 2016 01:28:48 PM

Nautilus is a powerful file manager, and by using its built-in shell scripting feature you can really level it up further.

This post, Streamline Your Workflow With These Nifty Nautilus Scripts, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Imgur-Screenshot Is a Nifty Screengrab and Upload Tool for Linux

Saturday 16th of July 2016 02:57:01 PM

I recently began looking for a way to quicken the process of uploading large screenshots to Imgur when I happened across this awesome tool.

This post, Imgur-Screenshot Is a Nifty Screengrab and Upload Tool for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This is a Slick Ubuntu Theme For Windows 10

Saturday 16th of July 2016 11:59:21 AM

If you want to make Windows 10 look more like Ubuntu then check out Maverick, a Windows 10 visual style inspired by the Ubuntu Ambiance theme.

This post, This is a Slick Ubuntu Theme For Windows 10, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Forums Hacked, 2 Million Users’ Details Stolen

Friday 15th of July 2016 06:27:34 PM

The Ubuntu forums have been hacked and the IP addresses, usernames, and email addresses of over two million users have been "stolen".

This post, Ubuntu Forums Hacked, 2 Million Users’ Details Stolen, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Create Quick Animated Gifs of Apps With KGif

Friday 15th of July 2016 05:49:19 PM

KGif is a teeny-tiny tool that creates an animated gif from the active window on your Linux desktop.

This post, How To Create Quick Animated Gifs of Apps With KGif, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Unity Desktop Improves Low Graphics Mode

Friday 15th of July 2016 03:09:32 PM

Compiz updates aimed at improving the performance of Unity in low-graphics mode are coming to 16.04 LTS.

This post, The Unity Desktop Improves Low Graphics Mode, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Nifty Script Lets You Watch Netflix in Vivaldi Web Browser

Friday 15th of July 2016 02:50:58 PM

Want to watch Netflix in Vivaldi or another Chromium-based web browser on Linux without installing Google Chrome? This script has you covered.

This post, This Nifty Script Lets You Watch Netflix in Vivaldi Web Browser, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Get the Look of KDE Plasma 5 on Your GNOME Desktop

Friday 15th of July 2016 12:30:00 PM

Plasma 5 breathed a new look and feel into the KDE desktop using a crisp new theme called 'Breeze' — and now you can get it on GNOME.

This post, Get the Look of KDE Plasma 5 on Your GNOME Desktop, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Maps Hits A Dead End, Can No Longer Display Maps

Thursday 14th of July 2016 06:00:36 PM

If you were set to plan your weekend activities using the GNOME Maps application, you'll need to change course.

This post, GNOME Maps Hits A Dead End, Can No Longer Display Maps, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Latest Vivaldi Snapshot Improves Proprietary Media Support on Linux

Thursday 14th of July 2016 03:41:23 PM

The latest development release of the browser improves proprietary media support on Linux, with specific attention to Ubuntu, OpenSUSE and Slackware.

This post, Latest Vivaldi Snapshot Improves Proprietary Media Support on Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Using Gedit, Nautilus with Pkexec Will Soon Be Less Hassle

Thursday 14th of July 2016 12:01:53 PM

I’m gonna keep this one super brief. Here’s the deal: ‘gksu’ (the once recommended way to run GUI apps as root) was deprecated in favour of ‘pkexec’, a graphical fronted for PolicyKit, several years back. Ubuntu no longer ships with gksu installed. For all its benefits there’s a big ol’  “problem” with pkexec: it’s a total butt-ache to use […]

This post, Using Gedit, Nautilus with Pkexec Will Soon Be Less Hassle, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Professional Photography App ‘Photomatix HDR’ Comes to Linux

Thursday 14th of July 2016 10:31:29 AM

One of the most popular HDR photo editing applications is now available on Linux.

This post, Professional Photography App ‘Photomatix HDR’ Comes to Linux, was written by Sam Tran and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

These Ubuntu Tablet Videos Make Me Super Excited about Unity 8

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 03:23:09 PM

Most of you reading this know what Unity 8 is. You know what it’ll (roughly) look like. And you’ll know the problems it’s trying to solve. But sometimes, simply knowing what it’s all about is a bit too static. Shouting “OMG! Apps built with adaptive page layouts that work intelligently across multiple form factors!” may make […]

This post, These Ubuntu Tablet Videos Make Me Super Excited about Unity 8, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Skype Announce Brand New Linux Client, Now In Alpha

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 01:59:36 PM

A brand-new Skype for Linux client has been announced — and you can try it today.

This post, Skype Announce Brand New Linux Client, Now In Alpha, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

VirtualBox 5.1 Arrives With Linux Improvements in Tow

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 11:08:17 AM

A brand new version of VirtualBox has arrived touting improved Linux integration, multi-channel audio support and more.

This post, VirtualBox 5.1 Arrives With Linux Improvements in Tow, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Watch X11 Apps Running on Mir in Ubuntu 16.10

Wednesday 13th of July 2016 10:10:05 AM

Wondering how support for running legacy X11 apps on the Mir display server is shaping up? Feast your eyes on this short video.

This post, Watch X11 Apps Running on Mir in Ubuntu 16.10, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Snapd 2.0.10 Improves Usability of Media Player Snaps

Monday 11th of July 2016 05:20:56 PM

Snappy developers have today announced a shiny-new version of Snapd.

This post, Snapd 2.0.10 Improves Usability of Media Player Snaps, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

today's leftovers

Leftovers: Software

  • The Linux Deepin File Manager Is a Thing of Beauty
    China-based Linux distro Deepin has shown off its all-new desktop file manager. And to say it's pretty is an understatement.
  • GRadio Lets You Find, Listen to Radio Stations from the Ubuntu Desktop
    Love to listen to the radio? My ol’ pal Lolly did. But let’s say you want to listen to the radio on Ubuntu. How do you do it? Well, the Ubuntu Software centre should always be the first dial you try, but you’ll need to sift through a load of static to find a decent app.
  • Reprotest 0.2 released, with virtualization support
    reprotest 0.2 is available in PyPi and should hit Debian soon. I have tested null (no container, build on the host system), schroot, and qemu, but it's likely that chroot, Linux containers (lxc/lxd), and quite possibly ssh are also working. I haven't tested the autopkgtest code on a non-Debian system, but again, it probably works. At this point, reprotest is not quite a replacement for the prebuilder script because I haven't implemented all the variations yet, but it offers better virtualization because it supports qemu, and it can build non-Debian software because it doesn't rely on pbuilder.
  • Calibre 2.63.0 eBook Converter and Viewer Adds Unicode 9.0 Support, Bugfixes
    Kovid Goyal has released yet another maintenance update for his popular, open-source, free, and cross-platform Calibre ebook library management software, version 2.63.0. Calibre 2.63.0 arrives two weeks after the release of the previous maintenance update, Calibre 2.62.0, which introduced support for the new Kindle Oasis ebook reader from Amazon, as well as reading and writing of EPUB 3 metadata. Unfortunately, there aren't many interesting features added in the Calibre 2.63.0 release, except for the implementation of Unicode 9.0 support in the regex engine of the Edit Book feature that lets users edit books that contain characters encoded with the recently released Unicode 9.0 standard.
  • Mozilla Delivers Improved User Experience in Firefox for iOS
    When we rolled out Firefox for iOS late last year, we got a tremendous response and millions of downloads. Lots of Firefox users were ecstatic they could use the browser they love on the iPhone or iPad they had chosen. Today, we’re thrilled to release some big improvements to Firefox for iOS. These improvements will give users more speed, flexibility and choice, three things we care deeply about.
  • LibreOffice 5.2 Is Being Released Next Wednesday
    One week from today will mark the release of LibreOffice 5.2 as the open-source office suite's latest major update. LibreOffice 5.2 features a new (optional) single toolbar mode, bookmark improvements. new Calc spreadsheet functions (including forecasting functions), support for signature descriptions, support for OOXML signature import/export, and a wealth of other updates. There are also GTK3 user-interface improvements, OpenGL rendering improvements, multi-threaded 3D rendering, faster rendering, and more.
  • Blackmagic Design Finally Introduces Fusion 8 For Linux
  • Why Microsoft’s revival of Skype for Linux is a big deal [Ed: This article is nonsense right from the headline. Web client is not Linux support. And it's spyware (centralised too).]

today's howtos

Microsoft and Linux