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Ubuntu Phone on Pause? No New Devices, No Major Updates Planned (Updated)

Thursday 5th of January 2017 03:55:44 PM

No new Ubuntu phones are in the pipeline, and existing devices won't get major new updates. Is Ubuntu Phone dead? The answer is a little complicated…

This post, Ubuntu Phone on Pause? No New Devices, No Major Updates Planned (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Lumina 1.20 Desktop Released

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 07:39:33 PM

Lightweight Qt-based Lumina desktop environment is kickstarting its new year in style with a brand new release. We look at what's new and improved.

This post, Lumina 1.20 Desktop Released, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

$89 Pinebook Linux Laptop To Go On Sale Next Month

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 04:37:02 PM

New details about the $89 Linux ARM laptop have emerged, including a tentative shipping date and warranty details.

This post, $89 Pinebook Linux Laptop To Go On Sale Next Month, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Install KDE Connect on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Updated)

Wednesday 4th of January 2017 12:01:24 AM

Using KDE Connect on Ubuntu you can send files from your phone to your Ubuntu PC, see Android notifications, sync clipboard and a whole lot more.

This post, How To Install KDE Connect on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Watch This Terrifying 13ft Robot Walk, Assisted by Ubuntu

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 04:36:19 PM

Watch the moment that Ubuntu helps this terrifying 13ft bipedal robot stomp forward, signifying a bold leap for robotics and engineering.

This post, Watch This Terrifying 13ft Robot Walk, Assisted by Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Podcast App Podbird Celebrates Birthday With New Release

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 01:50:21 PM

Ubuntu podcast app Podbird has marked its 2nd birthday with an all-new release, adding support for queuing, artwork refresh and download manager integration.

This post, Ubuntu Podcast App Podbird Celebrates Birthday With New Release, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The 6 Linux Distros We’re Most Excited For in 2017

Friday 30th of December 2016 04:53:07 PM

We list the top Linux distributions to watch in 2017, from Ubuntu-based flavors through to Linux distros created from scratch — these are the ones to watch.

This post, The 6 Linux Distros We’re Most Excited For in 2017, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Does Ubuntu Need More Tux? This App Thinks So…

Friday 30th of December 2016 12:07:50 AM

The Tux4Ubuntu project brings a touch of Tux to the Ubuntu desktop, with Linux mascot themes for GRUB, Plymouth, the Unity login screen, plus wallpapers and more.

This post, Does Ubuntu Need More Tux? This App Thinks So…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Make Animated Screenshot Gifs Using Gifine for Linux

Wednesday 28th of December 2016 06:46:04 PM

Looking for an open-source animated gif tool for the Linux desktop? Check out Gifine, though be warned: it's still a little rough around the edges.

This post, Make Animated Screenshot Gifs Using Gifine for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

After 13 Years Handbrake Leaves Beta (Plus Other Linux App Update)

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 02:34:06 PM

A number of Linux apps were updated over the Christmas break, including Handbrake, which hit version 1.0, Lyricfier, GNOME Recipes and music player Harmony.

This post, After 13 Years Handbrake Leaves Beta (Plus Other Linux App Update), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Gradio 5.0 Released with Background Play, Improves Station Discovery

Tuesday 27th of December 2016 01:08:13 PM

An new release of Linux radio app Gradio is now available to download, and from reading its change-log it sounds like an update that’s worth tuning in for. If you haven’t heard about the app before, you’re in for a treat. Gradio lets you find and play public radio stations on Ubuntu. You don’t need to wrestle with .pls or .m3u […]

This post, Gradio 5.0 Released with Background Play, Improves Station Discovery, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

21 Must-Have Apps For Ubuntu Desktop

Monday 26th of December 2016 06:04:55 PM

We’re often asked what our essential Ubuntu apps are, but rather than reply in the comments I figured I’d write a list of what are, for us, must-have apps for Ubuntu.  Whether you’re new to Ubuntu or a recent convert from Microsoft Windows, you should find some software to suit you in the list below. Not all […]

This post, 21 Must-Have Apps For Ubuntu Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Merry Christmas To All Our Readers

Saturday 24th of December 2016 11:35:37 AM

As I write this it’s still December 24. Thus, you don’t need me to tell you that it’s Christmas (and if you do: invest in a coffee maker, cos you really need to smell some!). Yup, tomorrow is the “big day”, and you’ll no doubt be super busy unwrapping gift sets and socks, gorging on melty-middle chocolate truffles, […]

This post, Merry Christmas To All Our Readers, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Steam’s Winter Sale arrives with deals on Linux games

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 05:50:06 PM

The Steam Winter sale 2016 is now live with plenty go gaming discounts, deals and price drops. In this post we share some of our favourite deals now the sale has started.

This post, Steam’s Winter Sale arrives with deals on Linux games, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install the Latest OpenShot Release on Ubuntu

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 02:49:11 PM

Yesterday saw an all-new release of popular open-source video editor OpenShot, which touts support for 4K video editing, performance improvements of up to 10x the previous release, and some natty new title templates. Keen to try it? If so, you may be wondering how to install OpenShot 2.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or later. Well, there are […]

This post, How to Install the Latest OpenShot Release on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice ‘Ribbon Interface’ Called MUFFIN, Gets Detailed

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 01:51:22 AM

“Microsoft Ribbon UI Coming to LibreOffice” shouted we last week, as we told you about the (experimental) ‘Notebook Bar; interface in testing in the latest development builds of LibreOffice, the hugely popular open-source office suite. Today, The Document Foundation who steer the development of the suite, has shared a glut of further information on the GUI changes they plan to debut as an […]

This post, LibreOffice ‘Ribbon Interface’ Called MUFFIN, Gets Detailed, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Openshot 2.2 Released With 4K Editing, Improved Performance

Thursday 22nd of December 2016 12:22:09 AM

It’s been a few years since the OpenShot Kickstarter campaign end successfully, but progress on the ‘next generation’ version of OpenShot has been, for various practical reasons, a little slow. But this year the open-source non-linear video editor has (thankfully) picked up pace in its new Qt clothing. Following the release of OpenShot 2.0 beta in the early part of […]

This post, Openshot 2.2 Released With 4K Editing, Improved Performance, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

CentOS vs Ubuntu: Which one is better for a server

Finally decided to get a VPS but can’t decide which Linux distro to use? We’ve all been there. The choice may even be overwhelming, even for Linux distros, considering all the different flavors and distros that are out there. Though, the two most widely used and most popular server distros are CentOS and Ubuntu. This is the main dilemma among admins, both beginners and professionals. Having experience with both (and more) distros, we decided to do a comparison of CentOS and Ubuntu when used for a server. Read more

This Script Updates Hosts Files Using a Multi-Source Unified Block List With Whitelisting

If you ever tinker with your hosts file, you should try running this script to automatically keep the file updated with the latest known ad servers, phishing sites and other web scum.

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via DMT/Linux Blog

today's leftovers

  • FLOSS Weekly 417: OpenHMD
    Fredrik Hultin is the Co-founder of the OpenHMD project (together with Jakob Bornecrantz). OpenHMD aims to provide a Free and Open Source API and drivers for immersive technology, such as head-mounted displays with built-in head tracking. The project's aim is to implement support for as many devices as possible in a portable, cross-platform package.
  • My next EP will be released as a corrupted GPT image
    Endless OS is distributed as a compressed disk image, so you just write it to disk to install it. On first boot, it resizes itself to fill the whole disk. So, to “install” it to a file we decompress the image file, then extend it to the desired length. When booting, in principle we want to loopback-mount the image file and treat that as the root device. But there’s a problem: NTFS-3G, the most mature NTFS implementation for Linux, runs in userspace using FUSE. There are some practical problems arranging for the userspace processes to survive the transition out of the initramfs, but the bigger problem is that accessing a loopback-mounted image on an NTFS partition is slow, presumably because every disk access has an extra round-trip to userspace and back. Is there some way we can avoid this performance penalty?
  • This week in GTK+ – 31
    In this last week, the master branch of GTK+ has seen 52 commits, with 10254 lines added and 9466 lines removed.
  • Digest of Fedora 25 Reviews
    Fedora 25 has been out for 2 months and it seems like a very solid release, maybe the best in the history of the distro. And feedback from the press and users has also been very positive.
  • Monday's security updates
  • What does security and USB-C have in common?
    I've decided to create yet another security analogy! You can’t tell, but I’m very excited to do this. One of my long standing complaints about security is there are basically no good analogies that make sense. We always try to talk about auto safety, or food safety, or maybe building security, how about pollution. There’s always some sort of existing real world scenario we try warp and twist in a way so we can tell a security story that makes sense. So far they’ve all failed. The analogy always starts out strong, then something happens that makes everything fall apart. I imagine a big part of this is because security is really new, but it’s also really hard to understand. It’s just not something humans are good at understanding. [...] The TL;DR is essentially the world of USB-C cables is sort of a modern day wild west. There’s no way to really tell which ones are good and which ones are bad, so there are some people who test the cables. It’s nothing official, they’re basically volunteers doing this in their free time. Their feedback is literally the only real way to decide which cables are good and which are bad. That’s sort of crazy if you think about it.
  • NuTyX 8.2.93 released
  • Linux Top 3: Parted Magic, Quirky and Ultimate Edition
    Parted Magic is a very niche Linux distribution that many users first discover when they're trying to either re-partition a drive or recover data from an older system. The new Parted Magic 2017_01_08 release is an incremental update that follows the very large 2016_10_18 update that provided 800 updates.
  • How To Use Google Translate From Commandline In Linux
  • How to debug C programs in Linux using gdb
  • Use Docker remotely on Atomic Host
  • Ubuntu isn’t the only version of Linux that can run on Windows 10
  • OpenSUSE Linux lands on Windows 10
  • How to run openSUSE Leap 42.2 or SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 on Windows 10

Leftovers: Software and Games