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How to Mirror & Control Your Android Phone from the Ubuntu Desktop

Thursday 18th of July 2019 01:21:47 PM

Scrcpy lets you view your phone screen on the Linux desktop and interact with it using a mouse and keyboard. The app is free and open-source.

This post, How to Mirror & Control Your Android Phone from the Ubuntu Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New Pinebook Pro Video Demos 4K Video, External Monitor, and WebGL

Wednesday 17th of July 2019 07:49:41 PM

The PineBook Pro pre-orders go live next week, July 25, meaning now would be an apt time to get a closer look at how the hotly anticipated Linux laptop is shaping up. And what do […]

This post, New Pinebook Pro Video Demos 4K Video, External Monitor, and WebGL, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Connect is Now Available for macOS

Wednesday 17th of July 2019 11:35:09 AM

KDE Connect, the open source smartphone companion, is coming to macOS as part of Google Summer of Code 2019. A test build is available to download.

This post, KDE Connect is Now Available for macOS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

OnlyOffice, an Open Source Office Suite for Windows, MacOS & Linux, Gets Updated

Wednesday 17th of July 2019 05:38:43 AM

OnlyOffice Desktop Editors is a free, open source office suite for Windows, macOS and Linux. A new update, OnlyOffice 5.3 is available to download.

This post, OnlyOffice, an Open Source Office Suite for Windows, MacOS & Linux, Gets Updated, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Want Better Integration with Ubuntu on Windows Subsystem for Linux? Try This New Metapackage

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 11:11:43 PM

A new meta-package available in Ubuntu helps the Linux distro integrate more closely with the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and Windows 10.

This post, Want Better Integration with Ubuntu on Windows Subsystem for Linux? Try This New Metapackage, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint 19.2 Beta Released, Available to Download Now

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 09:39:00 PM

The Linux Mint 19.2 beta is now available to download, and features Cinnamon 4.2, improved kernel management, and a new set of wallpapers.

This post, Linux Mint 19.2 Beta Released, Available to Download Now, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Will Offer a Flicker Free Boot (For Some Users, Anyway)

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 04:40:12 PM

Ubuntu 19.10 will offer a flicker-free boot experience for users with modern Intel graphics and UEFI systems, thanks to a new version of Plymouth.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Will Offer a Flicker Free Boot (For Some Users, Anyway), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu’s building a new app store, and this is what it (currently) looks like

Tuesday 16th of July 2019 03:01:33 PM

Ubuntu developers are working on a brand new Snap Store ahead of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, and in this video we take a look at the early progress.

This post, Ubuntu’s building a new app store, and this is what it (currently) looks like, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Foliate Ebook Reader Picks Up Mobi & Amazon Kindle Support

Monday 15th of July 2019 02:14:37 PM

The Foliate ebook reader app for Linux desktops adds support for additional ebook formats, including those used by the Amazon Kindle.

This post, Foliate Ebook Reader Picks Up Mobi & Amazon Kindle Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Achievement Unlocked: RetroArch is Coming to Steam

Monday 15th of July 2019 01:53:31 PM

RetroArch is coming to Steam on July 30. The developers behind the famed open-source libretro frontend say the move will help them reach more gamers.

This post, Achievement Unlocked: RetroArch is Coming to Steam, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Office Clone ‘SoftMaker Office 2018’ Sees Summer Update

Monday 15th of July 2019 02:43:12 AM

A new update to SoftMaker Office 2018 is available to download. The popular Microsoft Office alternative supports Windows, macOS and Linux.

This post, Microsoft Office Clone ‘SoftMaker Office 2018’ Sees Summer Update, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

FreeOffice July Update Adds MS Office 2019 Support, Classic Interface Option

Sunday 14th of July 2019 08:17:14 PM

Microsoft Office clone 'FreeOffice' has a new release out for Linux users. It adds an option 'classic' interface and supports Microsoft Office 2019 file formats.

This post, FreeOffice July Update Adds MS Office 2019 Support, Classic Interface Option, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Pitivi Video Editor Gets Better Thanks to Google Summer of Code

Sunday 14th of July 2019 03:22:13 PM

The Pitivi video editor is getting some overdue attention as part of this year's Google Summer of Code 2019, such as an improved effects library.

This post, Pitivi Video Editor Gets Better Thanks to Google Summer of Code, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 18.10 Reaches End of Life on July 18

Saturday 13th of July 2019 01:28:51 PM

Ubuntu 18.10 end of life arrives on July 18. Anyone using this version of Ubuntu beyond the EOL date will not get any further updates from Canonical.

This post, Ubuntu 18.10 Reaches End of Life on July 18, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

A Brighter Future is Forecast for GNOME’s Weather App

Friday 12th of July 2019 01:35:10 PM

A wave of usability improvements are on the horizon for the humble GNOME Weather app. The current version of the meteorological must-have might have made my list of the best weather apps for Ubuntu and […]

This post, A Brighter Future is Forecast for GNOME’s Weather App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Kdenlive Video Editor Updated with More than 70 Bug Fixes

Friday 12th of July 2019 01:08:54 PM

Kdenlive 19.04.3 is the final minor release to the popular Qt-based video editor. This point update features over 70 bug fixes and crash remedies.

This post, Kdenlive Video Editor Updated with More than 70 Bug Fixes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Now Offers the Latest Nvidia Graphics Drivers to LTS Users

Thursday 11th of July 2019 10:04:42 PM

You can now install the latest Nvidia drivers on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS thanks to an extension of the Linux distribution's Stable Release Update program.

This post, Ubuntu Now Offers the Latest Nvidia Graphics Drivers to LTS Users, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Fedora is ‘Disabling’ the Snap Plugin for GNOME Software

Thursday 11th of July 2019 02:31:46 PM

Fedora's Richard Hughes has announced that Snap plugin for GNOME Software is to be 'disabled' in Fedora 31, the distro's next major release.

This post, Fedora is ‘Disabling’ the Snap Plugin for GNOME Software, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 68 Released with a Host of Minor Improvements

Wednesday 10th of July 2019 03:03:51 PM

Mozilla Firefox 68 has arrived with the usual boatload of bug fixes and betterments in tow. The latest update to the super-popular open-source web browser is also available as a new Extended Support Release (ESR) […]

This post, Firefox 68 Released with a Host of Minor Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

It’s Now Easier to Install the ‘Foliate’ ePub Reader on Ubuntu

Wednesday 10th of July 2019 02:50:47 PM

I bring a welcome word to the bookworms amongst you wanting to try the Foliate eBook reader on Linux: it’s now available outside of Flathub. Foliate is a terrifically well-designed, well-built and well-featured GTK eBook […]

This post, It’s Now Easier to Install the ‘Foliate’ ePub Reader on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Programming: Elana Hashman, Red Hat Pushing Microsoft (.NET) and More

  • PyDev of the Week: Elana Hashman

    This week we welcome Elana Hashman (@ehashdn) as our PyDev of the Week! Elana is a director of the Open Source Initiative and a fellow of the Python Software Foundation. She is also the Clojure Packaging Team lead and a Java Packaging Team member. You can see some of her work over on Github. You can also learn more about Elana on her website. Let’s take a few moments to get to know her better!

  • Eclipse Che 7 and the .NET developer

    Eclipse Che 7, an open source in-the-browser development environment, allows you to define custom workspaces for your software development. Think of a workspace as you would think of a development PC: You have an operating system, programming language support, and all the tools necessary to write code. In this article, I’ll introduce the .NET developer to this new world and highlight ways you can use Eclipse Che to your advantage.

  • How to Convert String to Lowercase in Python

    Some times you may require to convert any string to lower case (all letters). This tutorial will help to convert a string (any case) to lower case as showing in the below image.

  • How to fuck up software releases

    I manage releases for a bunch of free & open-source software. Just about every time I ship a release, I find a novel way to fuck it up. Enough of these fuck-ups have accumulated now that I wanted to share some of my mistakes and how I (try to) prevent them from happening twice.

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Games: Tangle Tower, Lawgivers, Fertile Crescent and More

  • Odds and ends, the Linux and gaming Sunday Section

    Almost time to begin another week full of news, before we do let's run over a few interesting happenings recently. Let's start with two bits of recent news about Godot Engine, the free and open source game engine. The 3.2 release cycle is going strong, with a second alpha release now available. A massive list of new features and improvements coming to Godot 3.2 can be found here. What's even more exciting though is the Vulkan work coming with Godot Engine 4.0, with another short progress report post up for it. The new visual frame profiler coming certainly looks useful to help developers squeeze out some more performance. More AMD news for you, as it has been reported by Wccftech that AMD now command around 30%+ market share of the CPU market. That's some very impressive growth, pushed forward by the Zen microarchitecture from 2017. As seen in the graph below from cpubenchmark.net, this is the highest they've seen it since 2007.

  • SFB Games to bring Tangle Tower to Linux post-launch if there's enough demand

    British indie studio SFB Games, developer of the highly rated Detective Grimoire are working on a new game called Tangle Tower and with a little push they could bring it to Linux. Tangle Tower is a fully voiced point and click murder mystery adventure, set in a strange and twisted mansion. You will need to interrogate suspects and solve unique puzzles as you progress. Looks and sounds like a great game. Sadly though it's currently scheduled to release later this month only for Windows and macOS on October 22nd, so no Linux support at launch.

  • Turn-based political simulation game 'Lawgivers' adds Linux support with the latest update

    Today I came across Lawgivers, a turn-based political simulation game which recently added Linux support and it looks like it could be a lot of fun. Since it's a political sim, you will be tasked with leading your party into elections. If you manage to get voted in, you will be responsible for approving laws and shaping your country’s destiny.

  • The completely silly fighting game Foreskin Fury is out in Early Access

    After a short delay, you can now jump into Foreskin Fury and have a cock fight. Yes this is a very real game. Made in Unreal Engine, the aptly named Stupid Industries said it started off as a joke and they ended up actually learning Blender and Unreal Engine to turn the joke into something a little more real. Here we are, Foreskin Fury was accepted onto Steam and it supports Linux.

  • The currently free indie RTS 'The Fertile Crescent' should now work better at different resolutions

    The Fertile Crescent is an upcoming in-development indie RTS that feels like a retro Age of Empires and it's really quite good. A new update is out (and it's still free) fixing up the UI for different resolutions. I think more of you need to try this one, it's a wonderful little RTS game that I honestly can't wait to see expand. Hopefully now more of you actually will be able to try it, as they've made it so the interface properly scales with your resolution. Previously, there were problems if you had anything other than 1080p. Not only that, most of the interface was actually redesigned and it gives you more information.

  • Chiaki, the open source and cross-platform PS4 Remote Play client now supports the PS4 7.0 update

    Sony recently upgraded the system software on the PlayStation 4 which broke compatibility with the open source Remote Play client Chiaki. The developer acted quickly and a new release is up. This is the software we tested out recently and came away pretty impressed with it. Allowing you to stream games from a PlayStation 4 to a Linux desktop, seriously handy stuff since Sony don't support it on Linux officially.

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