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GNOME Shell Might Soon Respect Your Font Settings

Tuesday 2nd of July 2019 02:29:56 PM

It may soon be easier to change GNOME Shell font thanks to a new patch that makes the GNOME Shell interface respect a user's font settings.

This post, GNOME Shell Might Soon Respect Your Font Settings, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Does Your KDE Plasma Desktop Look This Good?

Monday 1st of July 2019 08:25:32 PM

A in-depth video showing KDE Plasma users how to make their desktops look like an impressive Plasma desktop popular with users on Reddit.

This post, Does Your KDE Plasma Desktop Look This Good?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The KDE ISO Image Writer is Coming to Windows

Monday 1st of July 2019 04:02:00 PM

Windows users will soon have another way to create a live, bootable USB drive of their fave Linux distribution. A KDE ISO writer tool for Windows desktops is being developed as part of the Google […]

This post, The KDE ISO Image Writer is Coming to Windows, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Mageia 7 Released with Plasma 5.15, Linux 5.1 & More

Monday 1st of July 2019 02:56:45 PM

If you fancy sampling a Linux distro that’s not based on Ubuntu, check out the new Mageia 7 release, now available for download. Mageia 7 arrives two years after the release of Mageia 6 and […]

This post, Mageia 7 Released with Plasma 5.15, Linux 5.1 & More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Teleport is a Simple File Transfer App for Linux Desktops

Monday 1st of July 2019 03:53:42 AM

For a fast, frill-free way to fling files between Linux PCs using your local network, check out Teleport, a file transfer app for Linux.

This post, Teleport is a Simple File Transfer App for Linux Desktops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Cinnamon 4.2.0 Packs Plenty of Bug Fixes, But Nothing Particularly Exciting

Sunday 30th of June 2019 02:50:39 PM

Cinnamon 4.2.0 is the latest update to the Linux Mint desktop, but users shouldn't get too excited by the pending upgrade as it's a bug fix release.

This post, Cinnamon 4.2.0 Packs Plenty of Bug Fixes, But Nothing Particularly Exciting, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Shell Adds Another Much-Requested Feature

Sunday 30th of June 2019 01:07:15 PM

It looks like GNOME Shell is FINALLY adding drag and drop folder creation to the Applications Overview, with code implementing the feature pending merge.

This post, GNOME Shell Adds Another Much-Requested Feature, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Updating 8BitDo Firmware on Linux is a Game in Itself

Saturday 29th of June 2019 02:18:14 PM

I did it guys: I finally bought myself a decent game controller to use on Linux! Specifically the 8BitDo SF30 Pro controller — level up! 🍄 As well as enjoying the weighted feel of quality […]

This post, Updating 8BitDo Firmware on Linux is a Game in Itself, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Slimbook’s Latest Linux Laptop is Faster (and Cheaper) than a MacBook Air

Thursday 27th of June 2019 02:48:57 PM

The Slimbook Pro X claims to be the best Linux laptop in the world. We take a look at its specs and its price to see if the boast holds up.

This post, Slimbook’s Latest Linux Laptop is Faster (and Cheaper) than a MacBook Air, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Foundation reports a huge increase in funding for 2018

Thursday 27th of June 2019 02:08:42 PM

The GNOME Foundation has been posted its 2018 annual report, seeing a substantial increase in funding thanks to two major donations.

This post, GNOME Foundation reports a huge increase in funding for 2018, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Panic Over! Valve Say Steam WILL Support Ubuntu 19.10

Wednesday 26th of June 2019 11:16:24 PM

Ubuntu gamers can breathe a sigh of relief as Valve has confirmed that Steam for Linux WILL support Ubuntu 19.10. Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais says Ubuntu’s recent rethink over plans to axe its i386/32-bit archive […]

This post, Panic Over! Valve Say Steam WILL Support Ubuntu 19.10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Has a Hidden Classic Mode, Here’s How to Unlock it on Ubuntu

Wednesday 26th of June 2019 03:03:43 PM

We show you how to unlock the hidden GNOME Classic Mode in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and above. The Classic session sports a traditional app menu, task bar and more.

This post, GNOME Has a Hidden Classic Mode, Here’s How to Unlock it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Usage Gets More Useful at Reporting Disk Space

Wednesday 26th of June 2019 02:45:15 PM

A new, improved storage panel is currently in development for GNOME Usage, the user-friendly system resource reporting and monitoring tool.

This post, GNOME Usage Gets More Useful at Reporting Disk Space, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Give Ubuntu an Electric-Blue Look with StarLabs’ Theme

Tuesday 25th of June 2019 02:15:00 PM

We show you how to give Ubuntu desktop a dark, electric-blue makeover using a GTK and icon theme created by Linux laptop seller StarLabs.

This post, Give Ubuntu an Electric-Blue Look with StarLabs’ Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Classic Mode is Getting Some Overdue Improvements in Fedora 31

Monday 24th of June 2019 06:51:25 PM

The retro-minded GNOME Classic session will see a number of usability improvements in Fedora 31, due for release in October.

This post, GNOME Classic Mode is Getting Some Overdue Improvements in Fedora 31, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Changes Its Mind, Says it WILL Continue to Support 32-bit Apps

Monday 24th of June 2019 05:58:53 PM

Canonical has issued a statement on Ubuntu’s 32-bit future — and gamers, among others, are sure to relieved! The company says Ubuntu WILL now continue to build and maintain a 32-bit archive going forward — […]

This post, Ubuntu Changes Its Mind, Says it WILL Continue to Support 32-bit Apps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Raspberry Pi 4 is Here — And It’s a BEAST!

Monday 24th of June 2019 02:33:23 PM

The Raspberry Pi 4 is the latest version of the popular single-board computer. Its improved specs deliver desktop-class performance.

This post, The Raspberry Pi 4 is Here — And It’s a BEAST!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Would Steam Losing Ubuntu Support Make You Switch Distro? [Poll]

Sunday 23rd of June 2019 03:41:56 PM

This week's poll asks whether Steam dropping official support for Ubuntu 19.10 would make you switch (or consider switching) Linux distribution.

This post, Would Steam Losing Ubuntu Support Make You Switch Distro? [Poll], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Makes It Easier to Try the Open Source Windows Terminal App

Sunday 23rd of June 2019 03:28:27 PM

I carry word that users can now install the new Windows Terminal app on Windows 10 direct from the Microsoft Store – no need to build the app from source.

This post, Microsoft Makes It Easier to Try the Open Source Windows Terminal App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu NOT Dropping 32-bit App Support After All? (Updated)

Sunday 23rd of June 2019 02:34:34 PM

A forum post from a leading Ubuntu developer appears to contradict early suggestions that Ubuntu will drop 32-bit app support beginning in 19.10.

This post, Ubuntu NOT Dropping 32-bit App Support After All? (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Programming: Rust and Python Miscellany

  • This Week in Rust 300
  • Python String Interpolation with the Percent (%) Operator

    There are a number of different ways to format strings in Python, one of which is done using the % operator, which is known as the string formatting (or interpolation) operator. In this article we'll show you how to use this operator to construct strings with a template string and variables containing your data.

  • Your Guide to the CPython Source Code

    Are there certain parts of Python that just seem magic? Like how are dictionaries so much faster than looping over a list to find an item. How does a generator remember the state of the variables each time it yields a value and why do you never have to allocate memory like other languages? It turns out, CPython, the most popular Python runtime is written in human-readable C and Python code. This tutorial will walk you through the CPython source code. You’ll cover all the concepts behind the internals of CPython, how they work and visual explanations as you go.

  • Python 3.8 support in PyCharm

    The release of Python 3.8 brought new features to the Python coding realm. The language is evolving according to its community’s needs by addressing cases where new syntax or logic become necessary. From new ways of assigning expressions to restriction of usage of function declarations, calls, and variable assignations, this latest release presents new options to code. Of course, PyCharm couldn’t get behind, so we now support some of the major features coming with this new version. This article will walk you through the features currently supported by our latest PyCharm release. To try them out, get the latest version of PyCharm and download the current beta release of Python 3.8 from here. From there you will just need to switch to Python 3.8 as your interpreter in PyCharm (if you’re not sure how to switch the interpreter, jump into our documentation for help).

  • Python Arrays in a Nutshell

    Python arrays are homogenous data structure. They are used to store multiple items but allow only the same type of data. They are available in Python by importing the array module. Lists, a built-in type in Python, are also capable of storing multiple values. But they are different from arrays because they are not bound to any specific type. So, to summarize, arrays are not fundamental type, but lists are internal to Python. An array accepts values of one kind while lists are independent of the data type.

Mozilla: WebAssembly Interface Type, Bryce and Brady, FPR16

  • WebAssembly Interface Types: Interoperate with All the Things!

    People are excited about running WebAssembly outside the browser. That excitement isn’t just about WebAssembly running in its own standalone runtime. People are also excited about running WebAssembly from languages like Python, Ruby, and Rust.

  • Support.Mozilla.Org: Introducing Bryce and Brady

    I’m thrilled to share this update with you today. Bryce and Brady have joined us last week and will be able to help out on Support for some of the new efforts Mozilla are working on towards creating a connected and integrated Firefox experience. They are going to be involved with new products, but also they won’t forget to put extra effort in providing support on forums and as well as serving as an escalation point for hard to solve issues.

  • FPR16 delays

    FPR16 was supposed to reach you in beta sometime tomorrow but I found a reproducible crash in the optimized build, probably due to one of my vain attempts to fix JavaScript bugs. I'm still investigating exactly which change(s) were responsible. We should still make the deadline (September 3) to be concurrent with the 60.9/68.1 ESRs, but there will not be much of a beta testing period and I don't anticipate it being available until probably at least Friday or Saturday. More later.

Games: Loria, Dota Underlords and Steam in China

  • Classic inspired RTS Loria is now available DRM-free on GOG

    If you're like me and you enjoy a good real-time strategy game, Loria is actually pretty good. It added Linux support on Steam earlier this year and now it's also available on GOG. While it's inspired by titles like Warcraft II, it's not just a retro RTS. There's a few RPG-like elements including hero units, item collection, quests and more.

  • The Underlords are actually coming to Dota Underlords, plus a new Duos mode

    Valve continue to push out changes rapidly to their auto-battler Dota Underlords, with some of their upcoming plans now being detailed in a fresh update. One big new feature planned to be available in a few weeks is a new Duos game mode. Valve say it's a new way to play cooperatively with a friend. You party up and battle against other teams and it will support both Casual and Ranked play. The actual Underlords are going to be making an appearance soon too. This feature Valve said they're "excited" about, as they're a "core part of the game". They haven't said how they will work but they will "add a layer of fun and strategy to every match" so I'm very curious to see what happens.

  • Steam for China Is Called 'Zhengpi Pingtai'

    The digital games service will be run almost entirely independent of Steam and by Valve's Chinese partner company Perfect World.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 now links up with Windows and Mac PCs via supercharged DeX app

And there’s a big bonus here in the form of being able to drag-and-drop files directly from your phone to your PC, and vice versa. So you could take a photo from your Note 10 and whip it onto the PC to tweak it up in a proper heavyweight image editor, for example. Furthermore, as XDA Developers observes, Linux on DeX is available via the DeX app, allowing you to create a container and run an Ubuntu Linux image, giving you even more flexibility and options here. It’s not clear what Samsung intends to do in terms of giving users with older Galaxy handsets backwards compatibility, but at the moment, this is strictly a Galaxy Note 10-only affair, as mentioned. Finally, it’s worth noting that the app does warn that your phone might get hot running the DeX application, although exactly how hot likely depends on what you’ve got the hardware doing, of course. Read more