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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!.

CERN Ditches Microsoft to ‘Take Back Control’ with Open Source Software

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 03:50:12 PM

CERN is known for pushing the boundaries of scientific understanding, but the research outfit's next major experiment will be with open-source software.

This post, CERN Ditches Microsoft to ‘Take Back Control’ with Open Source Software, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Deluge BitTorrent Client Gets Its First Update in 2 Years

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 12:36:36 PM

Deluge 2.0 is the first update to the Deluge torrent client in over two years. Newly ported to Python 3, the app boasts some new features and improvements.

This post, Deluge BitTorrent Client Gets Its First Update in 2 Years, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Atari VCS Lives! Pre-Order the Linux-Powered Console from $249

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 02:29:35 AM

The Atari VCS Linux-powered games console is now available to pre-order from $249, including retailer exclusive console colours and bundles.

This post, The Atari VCS Lives! Pre-Order the Linux-Powered Console from $249, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This is Firefox’s Colourful New Logo (Yes, Another New Logo)

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 08:40:09 PM

If it feels like only yesterday that Firefox got a new logo it’s because, comparatively speaking, it pretty much was — it was only last year. But before any of us have had time to […]

This post, This is Firefox’s Colourful New Logo (Yes, Another New Logo), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Neon 5.16 Now Available to Download, Features Plasma 5.16

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 05:53:44 PM

KDE Neon 5.16 is available to download. The freshly spun ISO offers the latest KDE Plasma 5.16 desktop release atop a stable ubuntu 18.04 LTS base.

This post, KDE Neon 5.16 Now Available to Download, Features Plasma 5.16, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Enso OS is a Quirky Linux Distro Mixing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Xfce, and elementaryOS

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 03:51:00 PM

We look at Enso OS, a Linux distribution that combines Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, the Xfce desktop and several elementaryOS projects into one truly unique distro.

This post, Enso OS is a Quirky Linux Distro Mixing Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Xfce, and elementaryOS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Plasma 5.16 Released, This is What’s New

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 02:38:57 PM

KDE Plasma 5.16 is here with a raft of new features and changes. We highlight what's new and show you how to upgrade to Plasma 5.16 on Ubuntu.

This post, KDE Plasma 5.16 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Enable Fractional Scaling in Ubuntu 19.04

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 12:30:51 PM

Learn how to quickly enable fractional scaling support in Ubuntu 19.04 and GNOME 3.32 to access more display scaling values, including 125% and 150%.

This post, How to Enable Fractional Scaling in Ubuntu 19.04, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox Premium Coming Later This Year, But Will You Pay for It?

Tuesday 11th of June 2019 12:05:49 AM

Mozilla plan to launch a 'premium' version of the Firefox web browser later this year. Mozilla CEO revealed the news in an interview with T3N.

This post, Firefox Premium Coming Later This Year, But Will You Pay for It?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Open Source Music Creation Tool ‘LMMS’ Scores Its First Update in 4 Years

Monday 10th of June 2019 03:20:43 PM

Open-source music creation tool LMMS has issued its first stable update in over 4 years! The previous version of the music composing, sequencer and tracker app was LMMS 1.1.3, released way back in 2015. Read […]

This post, Open Source Music Creation Tool ‘LMMS’ Scores Its First Update in 4 Years, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Steam is Getting a Major Redesign and This is What it Looks Like

Monday 10th of June 2019 02:10:30 PM

A major redesign of Steam's desktop client is on the way. Newly leaked screenshots give us a closer look at revamp, and reveals new features.

This post, Steam is Getting a Major Redesign and This is What it Looks Like, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

I Finally Have a Dedicated Linux Laptop Again (But You Won’t Be Jealous)

Monday 10th of June 2019 01:31:05 PM

I share my thoughts on the Lenovo V330-14ARR laptop, including battery life, screen quality, specs — oh, and how well Ubuntu 19.04 runs on it.

This post, I Finally Have a Dedicated Linux Laptop Again (But You Won’t Be Jealous), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

VLC 3.0.7 Released with Improved MP4 Support, 42 Security Fixes

Sunday 9th of June 2019 01:36:29 PM

VLC 3.0.7 is now available to download. We recap the changes and show you how to install or upgrade to VLC 3.0.7 on Ubuntu using a PPA or a Snap app.

This post, VLC 3.0.7 Released with Improved MP4 Support, 42 Security Fixes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Easily Install Snap Apps on elementary OS with ‘Snaptastic’

Saturday 8th of June 2019 12:51:25 PM

Snaps are a ‘must try’ thing in Linuxland, and because they work across multiple Linux distributions, from Arch to Fedora, it’s dead simple to sample ’em! But what about on elementary OS? In this article […]

This post, Easily Install Snap Apps on elementary OS with ‘Snaptastic’, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Kdenlive Scores Another Big Bug Fix Update

Friday 7th of June 2019 12:03:04 PM

Kdenlive developers don't show any signs of slowing down anytime soon, releasing Kdenlive 19.04.2, the second point release in the 19.04.x series.

This post, Kdenlive Scores Another Big Bug Fix Update, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Google Stadia Pricing Revealed (But It’s a Bit Confusing Tbh)

Thursday 6th of June 2019 06:55:49 PM

Google Stadia will launch in November, but gamers will need to buy a $129 Stadia Founders Pack to join the fun. We look at Stadia subscription cost & launch.

This post, Google Stadia Pricing Revealed (But It’s a Bit Confusing Tbh), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Late Coverage of Confidential Computing Consortium

  • Microsoft Partners With Google, Intel, And Others To Form Data Protection Consortium

    The software maker joined Google Cloud, Intel, IBM, Alibaba, Arm, Baidu, Red Hat, Swisscom, and Tencent to establish the Confidential Computing Consortium, a group committed to providing better private data protection, promoting the use of confidential computing, and advancing open source standards among members of the technology community.

  • #OSSUMMIT: Confidential Computing Consortium Takes Shape to Enable Secure Collaboration

    At the Open Source Summit in San Diego, California on August 21, the Linux Foundation announced the formation of the Confidential Computing Consortium. Confidential computing is an approach using encrypted data that enables organizations to share and collaborate, while still maintaining privacy. Among the initial backers of the effort are Alibaba, Arm, Baidu, Google Cloud, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, Swisscom and Tencent. “The context of confidential computing is that we can actually use the data encrypted while programs are working on it,” John Gossman, distinguished engineer at Microsoft, said during a keynote presentation announcing the new effort. Initially there are three projects that are part of the Confidential Computing Consortium, with an expectation that more will be added over time. Microsoft has contributed its Open Enclave SDK, Red Hat is contributing the Enarx project for Trusted Execution Environments and Intel is contributing its Software Guard Extensions (SGX) software development kit. Lorie Wigle, general manager, platform security product management at Intel, explained that Intel has had a capability built into some of its processors called software guard which essentially provides a hardware-based capability for protecting an area of memory.

Graphics: Mesa Radeon Vulkan Driver and SPIR-V Support For OpenGL 4.6

  • Mesa Radeon Vulkan Driver Sees ~30% Performance Boost For APUs

    Mesa's RADV Radeon Vulkan driver just saw a big performance optimization land to benefit APUs like Raven Ridge and Picasso, simply systems with no dedicated video memory. The change by Feral's Alex Smith puts the uncached GTT type at a higher index than the visible vRAM type for these configurations without dedicated vRAM, namely APUs.

  • Intel Iris Gallium3D Is Close With SPIR-V Support For OpenGL 4.6

    This week saw OpenGL 4.6 support finally merged for Intel's i965 Mesa driver and will be part of the upcoming Mesa 19.2 release. Not landed yet but coming soon is the newer Intel "Iris" Gallium3D driver also seeing OpenGL 4.6 support. Iris Gallium3D has been at OpenGL 4.5 support and is quite near as well with its OpenGL 4.6 support thanks to the shared NIR support and more with the rest of the Intel open-source graphics stack. Though it's looking less likely that OpenGL 4.6 support would be back-ported to Mesa 19.2 for Iris, but we'll see.

The GPD MicroPC in 3 Minutes [Video Review]

In it I tackle the GPD MicroPC with Ubuntu MATE 19.10. I touch on the same points made in my full text review, but with the added bonus of moving images to illustrate my points, rather than words. Read more Also: WiringPi - Deprecated

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