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The Vivaldi Browser is Now Available on Android

Monday 9th of September 2019 04:05:18 PM

A Vivaldi browser Android app is now available on the Google Play Store. Vivaldi's Android app is currently in beta with some unique features.

This post, The Vivaldi Browser is Now Available on Android, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mumble Chat App Get First Major Update in 10 Years

Monday 9th of September 2019 02:48:43 PM

A new version of Mumble, an open source VoIP often regarded as a viable alternative to services like Skype and Discord, is now available for download.

This post, Mumble Chat App Get First Major Update in 10 Years, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Handy Nvidia Optimus Linux Tool Makes Switching Between GPUs Easy

Sunday 8th of September 2019 04:24:08 PM

If you’re using Nvidia Optimus on Linux you switch between discrete and integrated graphics using the ‘mate-optimus’ utility. This panel-based applet even supports the Nvidia PRIME offloading feature included in the latest NVIDIA 435.x Linux […]

This post, This Handy Nvidia Optimus Linux Tool Makes Switching Between GPUs Easy, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Telegram Update Adds Message Scheduling, Personal Reminders & New Theme Options

Friday 6th of September 2019 01:43:06 PM

Messaging scheduling is among the new features added to the hugely popular Telegram messaging service. Telegram 1.8.3 (v5.11 on mobile) introduces the ability to schedule messages. This feature could prove particularly useful for Telegram group […]

This post, Telegram Update Adds Message Scheduling, Personal Reminders & New Theme Options, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

You can now use Apple Music on Linux without any hacks

Friday 6th of September 2019 03:30:34 AM

Apple Music is now available through a web browser, which means I'm pleased/obligated to report that you can now use the service on Linux!

This post, You can now use Apple Music on Linux without any hacks, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

FreeOffice Update Adds .ODT File Saving, Dark Mode

Thursday 5th of September 2019 11:58:01 PM

An updated version of FreeOffice, the free Microsoft alternative for Windows, macOS and Linux, is now available to download and it includes a dark mode.

This post, FreeOffice Update Adds .ODT File Saving, Dark Mode, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dell Makes It Easier to Find Its Growing Linux Range

Thursday 5th of September 2019 09:01:31 PM

Dell. Blessed Dell. The computer giant is passionate about meeting the needs of Linux loving users with its “Project Sputnik” derived line of devices — and we love them for it! But while Dell might […]

This post, Dell Makes It Easier to Find Its Growing Linux Range, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Librem 5 Ships This Month, But Buyers May Want to Wait

Thursday 5th of September 2019 03:00:19 PM

The Librem 5 Linux phone WILL begin shipping to customers in late September as planned, Purism has confirmed. But not all of those who backed the privacy-focused smartphone during its crowdfunding campaign in 2017 will […]

This post, Librem 5 Ships This Month, But Buyers May Want to Wait, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Dock Might Start Showing Trash and Removable Device Icons

Wednesday 4th of September 2019 03:16:52 PM

An Ubuntu Dock trash icon and support for listing removable devices are among the improvements headed to the desktop dock in Ubuntu 19.10.

This post, Ubuntu Dock Might Start Showing Trash and Removable Device Icons, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.34: The 10 Best Changes & Features

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019 05:55:22 PM

The new GNOME 3.34 release brings a sizeable set of new features and changes with it, and in this post we look at the best. GNOME 3.34 is a substantial yet iterative upgrade that rounds off […]

This post, GNOME 3.34: The 10 Best Changes & Features, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 69 is Now Available to Download

Tuesday 3rd of September 2019 03:03:21 PM

A brand new version of Mozilla Firefox, the famed open source web browser, is available to download from Mozilla’s FTP server. Firefox 69 is a modest release on the features front, with its most notable […]

This post, Firefox 69 is Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Check Ubuntu Version Number [Quick Tip]

Sunday 1st of September 2019 02:18:57 PM

Need to check which Ubuntu version you’re on? There are a couple of different ways you can find out, and in this post we detail them. Remember to check Ubuntu version before you follow any […]

This post, How to Check Ubuntu Version Number [Quick Tip], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft is Bringing exFAT to the Linux Kernel (And No-One’s Getting Sued)

Wednesday 28th of August 2019 09:18:32 PM

Microsoft has announced that it’s bringing exFAT support to the Linux kernel, with code contributed licensed under GPLv2. This is huge, unexpected, yet very welcome #opensource news. Microsoft’s exFAT file system is prevalent throughout a […]

This post, Microsoft is Bringing exFAT to the Linux Kernel (And No-One’s Getting Sued), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Thunderbird 68 Released with New App Menu, Other UI Changes

Wednesday 28th of August 2019 08:46:11 PM

Thunderbird 68, a major update to the popular open source desktop email client, is now available. Features include an improved app menu.

This post, Thunderbird 68 Released with New App Menu, Other UI Changes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New App Makes Linux Firmware Management MUCH Easier (Updated)

Wednesday 28th of August 2019 03:01:01 PM

It’s trivial to update firmware on Linux these days thanks to the LVFS, the fwupd tool, and integration within the GNOME Software app (aka Ubuntu Software on Ubuntu). But there are times when a user […]

This post, New App Makes Linux Firmware Management MUCH Easier (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Xfce 4.16 Gets Underway, Plans New Release Next Year

Tuesday 27th of August 2019 02:57:40 PM

Following on from the warmly received release Xfce 4.14 the Xfce development team is turning its attention to the next major update. And there’s some good news: it will arrive much sooner than you, I, […]

This post, Xfce 4.16 Gets Underway, Plans New Release Next Year, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Install Chromium on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS & Linux Mint

Monday 26th of August 2019 04:52:05 PM

Here's how to install Chromium on Ubuntu the easy way, without using source code downloads, on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and above, as well as Linux Mint.

This post, Install Chromium on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS & Linux Mint, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

You Can Buy the $199 Pinebook Pro Linux Laptop Right Now (Updated)

Sunday 25th of August 2019 11:16:40 PM

Pinebook Pro, the hotly-anticipated $199 Linux laptop from Pine64, is now available to order. Members of the Pine64 messaging board have been able to buy the ARM-based 14-inch notebook over the course of the past […]

This post, You Can Buy the $199 Pinebook Pro Linux Laptop Right Now (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Enlightenment Desktop Scores Its First Major Release in 2 Years

Sunday 25th of August 2019 03:30:24 PM

A brand new version of Enlightenment is now available to download and features a modest set of improvements, including better Wayland support.

This post, Enlightenment Desktop Scores Its First Major Release in 2 Years, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Glimpse is the G-Rated GIMP Fork We All, Er, Apparently Need…

Sunday 25th of August 2019 01:20:41 PM

Glimpse image editor is a direct fork of The GIMP that rebrands the raster graphic editing tool with a new name to make it more accessible.

This post, Glimpse is the G-Rated GIMP Fork We All, Er, Apparently Need…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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today's howtos

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  • 3D using Godot

    It is time for another installment of Godot (previous entries: introduction, 2D). This time, I have dived into the world of 3D. The goal is to recreate parts of an old time favorite: Kosmonaut. Something I remember playing a lot on my dad’s 286 with amazing EGA graphics. The state of the game when writing can be seen in the short screen capture below. This is more of a tech demo status than a full game at the moment, but I hope you will still find it interesting. You can also get the complete source code. [...] Once we have a world with a track (the grid map), we add a player to the scene (the yellow blob in the image above – I need to learn Blender to create a proper ship). The player scene contains the ship – and the camera. This means that the camera follows the player automatically – very convenient. The player script is responsible for this ship’s movements based on user input. Inputs can either be pressed for a long time, used for sideways movement, or just tapped (i.e. the release is ignored), used for jumping. Each of the inputs are mapped to a keyboard key (or other input device) in the Project Settings dialog, under the Input Map tab. This feels a bit awkward to me and makes me lose the feeling of flow – but I don’t know how to do it better.

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Xfce 4.16 development phase starting

In the 4.14 cycle we tried to do a 1:1 port of what used to be our Gtk2 desktop environment, avoiding visual changes. In the 4.16 cycle we plan to harmonize the appearance of certain elements that either became inconsistent through the port or already were inconsistent before (e.g. toolbars or inline toolbars). We will also play with client-side decorations where we feel it makes sense (for instance replacing the so-called XfceTitledDialog, that is used for all settings dialogs with a HeaderBar version). Before anyone gets too excited (both positively or negatively): It is not planned to redesign more complex applications (like Thunar) with Headerbars in 4.16. We will however try to keep the experience and looks consistent, which means gradually moving to client side decorations also with our applications (please note that client side decorations are not the same as HeaderBars!). Through this change e.g. “dark modes” in applications will look good (see the part about the Panel below). Now before there is a shitstorm about this change I would kindly ask everyone to give us time to figure out what exactly we want to change in this cycle. Also, switching to client-side decorations alone is not a big visual departure – feel free to also dig through the client-side decorations page if you want to read/see more on this. Read more

GNU/Linux Distros on Distrotest

  • Some New Operating Systems on Distrotest that Caught My Attention!

    Distrotest is one site that provides a variety of Linux distributions that can be run directly on the browser. Or you can also run it on a remote desktop client application, for example using Remmina. So, you can try various linux distributions online without having to install it or make a live CD. when I visited the distrotest. Apparently, there have been many new systems added. However, there are several new systems that caught my attention.

  • Forbes Raves Upcoming Linux Desktop Will 'Embarass' Windows 10 and macOS

    The article points out that Deepin is also a stand-alone desktop environment for any current Linux distribution -- and that it's one of the 248 operating systems available for online testing at DistroTest.net.

kwin-lowlatency 5.17 Brings A Better Experience To The KDE Desktop

Following this week's release of KDE Plasma 5.17, a new release of the independent kwin-lowlatency code has been re-based against version 5.17. Read more