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[Updated] Steam will no longer support Ubuntu, says Valve developer

Saturday 22nd of June 2019 08:17:46 PM

Steam is dropping official support for Ubuntu, which is currently the world’s most popular desktop Linux distribution. The bombshell news was delivered by Valve developer Pierre-Loup Griffais on Twitter: The move, not unexpected, follows Ubuntu’s […]

This post, [Updated] Steam will no longer support Ubuntu, says Valve developer, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Tauon Music Box is a Minimally Minded Music Player with Neat Micro Modes

Friday 21st of June 2019 04:37:59 AM

Tauon is a lightweight music player for Linux and Windows desktops that uses the BASS audio library as its backend for (some say) better audio quality.

This post, Tauon Music Box is a Minimally Minded Music Player with Neat Micro Modes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Pinebook Pro, the $199 Linux Laptop, Gets Keyboard & Bluetooth Spec Bumps

Thursday 20th of June 2019 11:12:02 PM

Pine64, the company working on the upcoming Pinebook Pro Linux laptop, have shared more details on keyboard options and connectivity specs in the device.

This post, Pinebook Pro, the $199 Linux Laptop, Gets Keyboard & Bluetooth Spec Bumps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Wayfire Brings Compiz Bling Back to the Linux Desktop

Thursday 20th of June 2019 06:24:03 PM

Wayfire is a open-source Wayland compositor designed to be showy. It recreates some of the best Compiz window animations and effects.

This post, Wayfire Brings Compiz Bling Back to the Linux Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A Quick Look at GNOME Shell 3.34’s Newly Improved Theme

Thursday 20th of June 2019 03:17:56 PM

A number of improvements are headed to the default GNOME Shell theme ahead of the desktop's next major release. We spotlight the notable changes.

This post, A Quick Look at GNOME Shell 3.34’s Newly Improved Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Snappy Now Lets You Install Multiple Versions of the Same Snap App

Thursday 20th of June 2019 02:13:49 PM

Snappy, the cross-distro app packaging format, has gained an experimental feature that lets users to install multiple versions of the same app.

This post, Snappy Now Lets You Install Multiple Versions of the Same Snap App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint Vs Windows 10 Speed Test [Infographic]

Wednesday 19th of June 2019 04:00:56 PM

Is Linux Mint faster than Windows 10 when run on the same laptop, launching the same apps? Check out the results of these speed tests to find out!

This post, Linux Mint Vs Windows 10 Speed Test [Infographic], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Arc Menu Extension Now Lets You Pin Your Fave Apps to the Sidebar

Tuesday 18th of June 2019 09:40:13 PM

If you’re a fan of the Arc menu extension for GNOME Shell you may be interested to hear that an update is on the way. A new version of the traditional-style app menu, which is […]

This post, Arc Menu Extension Now Lets You Pin Your Fave Apps to the Sidebar, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Says It’s Dropping All 32-bit Support Going Forward (Updated)

Tuesday 18th of June 2019 04:09:43 PM

Ubuntu has confirmed plans to drop all support for 32-bit (i386) systems going forward, beginning with the upcoming Ubuntu 19.10 release.

This post, Ubuntu Says It’s Dropping All 32-bit Support Going Forward (Updated), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

App Release Roundup: Fondo, Foliate & Shotcut Video Editor

Tuesday 18th of June 2019 03:13:10 PM

We recap the latest releases of the Fondo wallpaper finder, Foliate ePub reader and Shotcut video editor, all of which are available on Flathub.

This post, App Release Roundup: Fondo, Foliate & Shotcut Video Editor, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Slimbook’s New All-in-One Linux PC Looks a Little Bit Familiar…

Monday 17th of June 2019 02:09:39 PM

The Slimbook Apollo is an all-in-one Linux PC with a 23.6-inch FHD display and powered by a choice of Intel i5 or i7 chip. Prices start from €799.

This post, Slimbook’s New All-in-One Linux PC Looks a Little Bit Familiar…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Use Xournal++ to Take Handwritten Notes or Annotate PDFs on Linux

Monday 17th of June 2019 01:49:50 PM

Take handwritten notes and annotate PDFs on Linux using Xournal++, a free open-source note taking app with a stack of tools and features.

This post, Use Xournal++ to Take Handwritten Notes or Annotate PDFs on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Lenovo ThinkPad P Laptops Are Available with Ubuntu

Sunday 16th of June 2019 04:07:14 PM

Lenovo's new ThinkPad P series laptops are available to buy with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS preinstalled. They will be available to buy in the US this summer.

This post, Lenovo ThinkPad P Laptops Are Available with Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.34’s Sleek New Desktop Background

Sunday 16th of June 2019 01:19:50 PM

Get a sneak peek at the new GNOME 3.34 wallpaper. It boasts a richer, warmer color palette than previous designs, and a less angular look.

This post, GNOME 3.34’s Sleek New Desktop Background, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Regolith Linux is the i3 Ubuntu Spin You’ve Been Waiting For

Friday 14th of June 2019 04:58:57 PM

Regolith Linux is a new Ubuntu-based distro that offers an easy to use i3 desktop. It is also available to install as an desktop session on Ubuntu.

This post, Regolith Linux is the i3 Ubuntu Spin You’ve Been Waiting For, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Devs Say Edge for Linux is “Something We’d Like to Do”

Friday 14th of June 2019 12:30:23 PM

Microsoft has reiterated its desire to bring the Chromium-based Edge browser to Linux desktops, describing the task as "something we'd like to do".

This post, Microsoft Devs Say Edge for Linux is “Something We’d Like to Do”, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Give Ubuntu a Bold New Look with the Qogir Theme

Friday 14th of June 2019 11:01:37 AM

Find out how to install the Qogir theme on Ubuntu and Linux Mint. The GTK theme has a unique look and is available in light, dark and mixed versions.

This post, Give Ubuntu a Bold New Look with the Qogir Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GIMP 2.10.12 Released with Bug Fixes, Other Improvements

Thursday 13th of June 2019 02:53:29 PM

GIMP 2.10.12 has been released, so we recap the bug fixes and improved tools the update brings and show you how to upgrade GIMP on Ubuntu.

This post, GIMP 2.10.12 Released with Bug Fixes, Other Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Now Available for Testing

Thursday 13th of June 2019 01:50:27 PM

Last month’s news that Microsoft is putting a real Linux kernel inside Windows 10 shocked and surprised — now the tech is ready for testing. Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (aka ‘WSL 2’) is rolling […]

This post, Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 Now Available for Testing, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Check Out the Snap Store’s New Distro Install Pages

Thursday 13th of June 2019 01:59:49 AM

To help Linux users who want to install Snap apps on non-Ubuntu distributions, the Snap Store has added branded, distro-specific store pages.

This post, Check Out the Snap Store’s New Distro Install Pages, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Devices: Raspberry Pi and More

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.