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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!.

Merge Proposal to ‘Drop Snap Support’ from GNOME Software Hints at Deeper Divisions

Wednesday 10th of July 2019 01:23:12 PM

Batten down those controversy hatches (and stockpile some popcorn) because things are going down in Snap vs Flatpak town. Alright, it’s not quite as bad. But today saw a controversial — if slightly premature — […]

This post, Merge Proposal to ‘Drop Snap Support’ from GNOME Software Hints at Deeper Divisions, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Hey Microsoft, why is the Skype Snap app hopelessly outdated?

Tuesday 9th of July 2019 03:21:02 PM

The official Skype Snap app for Linux has not been updated in nearly six months, and Microsoft is yet to say why. When introducing the cross-distro build in early 2018, the company said the Skype […]

This post, Hey Microsoft, why is the Skype Snap app hopelessly outdated?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Kernel 5.2 Released, This is What’s New

Monday 8th of July 2019 02:40:55 PM

The much anticipated Linux Kernel 5.2 release is now available to download, and it’s a bit of a whopper! “Each and every update to the Linux kernel brings a wealth of improvements, and Linux 5.2 […]

This post, Linux Kernel 5.2 Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

WPS Office Linux Update Adds PDF Support, Drops 32-bit Support

Sunday 7th of July 2019 10:21:30 PM

WPS Office 11.1.0.8722 for Linux is now available for download. It adds the ability to open and display PDF documents, but drops 32-bit Linux support.

This post, WPS Office Linux Update Adds PDF Support, Drops 32-bit Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Our first look at the finalised design of Purism Librem 5?

Sunday 7th of July 2019 04:06:55 PM

The crowdfunded Purism Librem 5 promises to be the most Linux-y Linux smartphone there has ever been — but nearly 2 years on from reaching its funding goal we still don’t really know what the […]

This post, Our first look at the finalised design of Purism Librem 5?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Most Retro Way to Run Terminal Commands on Linux, Period

Sunday 7th of July 2019 02:50:33 PM

Earlier this month I claimed that the nifty Material Shell GNOME Extension would (probably) be the coolest thing you see this month. Well, I was wrong. THIS is the coolest thing you’ll see this month. […]

This post, The Most Retro Way to Run Terminal Commands on Linux, Period, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Pinebook Pro Sets Date for Pre-Orders, Adds ‘Killer’ New Feature

Friday 5th of July 2019 01:09:38 PM

Pinebook Pro sets a date for pre-orders (July 25) and reveals a crop of interesting changes that make the $199 Linux laptop even more attractive.

This post, Pinebook Pro Sets Date for Pre-Orders, Adds ‘Killer’ New Feature, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Ultimate Adwaita Theme For Mozilla Firefox

Friday 5th of July 2019 12:14:28 PM

A new Firefox theme helps the browser integrated more clearlnyl with the desktop environment’s default theme. The suitably titled ‘Firefox GNOME Theme‘ for Firefox 60 (and up) adheres strictly to the look laid out by […]

This post, The Ultimate Adwaita Theme For Mozilla Firefox, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The 8-inch Chuwi MiniBook Touts Support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Thursday 4th of July 2019 08:48:01 PM

Fans of diminutive computers will no doubt of heard of the Chuwi MiniBook by now — but chances are they haven't seen it running Ubuntu!

This post, The 8-inch Chuwi MiniBook Touts Support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

‘Material Shell’ is an Impressive Tiling GNOME Shell Extension

Wednesday 3rd of July 2019 04:37:14 PM

Imagine GNOME Shell and the i3 window manager got married, bought a house, settled down, and had a kid — that kid would grow up to be Material Shell. Material Shell is a promising new […]

This post, ‘Material Shell’ is an Impressive Tiling GNOME Shell Extension, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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today's howtos

  • How to install Chromium on Ubuntu using SNAP
  • 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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  • How To Install Free SSL Certificate for Apache on CentOS 8
  • Install VirtualBox 6 on CentOS 8
  • How to Install Odoo 13 on Ubuntu 18.04
  • How to Install Anaconda on Debian 10
  • Install Shutter Screenshot Tool via PPA in Ubuntu 19.10

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