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LibreOffice 6.3 Drops 32-bit Linux Builds

Tuesday 4th of June 2019 04:08:10 PM

The LibreOffice 6.3 beta is out, but it brings some bad news for 32-bit Linux desktop users. The free office suite is dropping 32-bit support for Linux.

This post, LibreOffice 6.3 Drops 32-bit Linux Builds, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Play Tetris in the Linux Terminal

Tuesday 4th of June 2019 01:06:56 PM

Tetris turns 35 on June 6, so to mark the occasion we show you how to play Tetris in the terminal on Linux desktops like Ubuntu. It's quick, easy and fun!

This post, How to Play Tetris in the Linux Terminal, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Wine 4.0 Backported to Linux Mint 19, Here’s How to Install It

Monday 3rd of June 2019 01:16:13 PM

It just got easier to install Wine 4.0 on Linux Mint 19 thanks to a backport by Linux Mint developers and a new meta package to streamline install.

This post, Wine 4.0 Backported to Linux Mint 19, Here’s How to Install It, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Plasma 5.16 Unveils Its ‘Cool’ New Wallpaper

Sunday 2nd of June 2019 12:57:45 PM

KDE Plasma 5.16 will include this ice cool new desktop wallpaper by default. The background was selected by way of a KDE community wallpaper competition.

This post, KDE Plasma 5.16 Unveils Its ‘Cool’ New Wallpaper, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Authenticator, a 2FA Token Generator for Linux, Gets Updated

Friday 31st of May 2019 02:21:09 PM

The Authenticator GTK app lets you generate 2FA tokens for over 500 well-known services, straight from the Linux desktop. We look at the new release.

This post, Authenticator, a 2FA Token Generator for Linux, Gets Updated, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Foliate is an Epic eBook Reader App for Linux Desktops

Thursday 30th of May 2019 10:03:58 PM

Foliate is a new GTK eBook reader app for Linux desktops. Foliate supports .epub files and has a range of font, layout and other customization options.

This post, Foliate is an Epic eBook Reader App for Linux Desktops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

After 14 Years, Open Source Partition Editor GParted Finally Hits v1.0

Thursday 30th of May 2019 01:53:06 PM

Open-source GUI partition editor GParted has finally reached the version 1.0 milestone, after more than 14 years of 0.x numbered releases.

This post, After 14 Years, Open Source Partition Editor GParted Finally Hits v1.0, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Snapception: The Snap Store is Now Available as a Snap App

Wednesday 29th of May 2019 04:52:53 PM

Canonical's Snap store is now available to install as a Snap app on Snap-supported Linux distributions, including Ubuntu. Learn more about it here.

This post, Snapception: The Snap Store is Now Available as a Snap App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Krita 4.2 Debuts with 1000+ Bug Fixes, New Features

Tuesday 28th of May 2019 03:08:53 PM

Krita 4.2.0 is the latest version of the powerful open-source graphics app written in Qt. We recap its new features and show you where to download it.

This post, Krita 4.2 Debuts with 1000+ Bug Fixes, New Features, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Now Includes Proprietary Nvidia Drivers on the ISO

Monday 27th of May 2019 02:39:28 PM

Ubuntu 19.10 will include proprietary Nvidia graphics drivers directly on the installation ISO. “This addition is a first for Ubuntu, but could dramatically improve the Linux experience for Ubuntu users” Shocked? If you’ve read our […]

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Now Includes Proprietary Nvidia Drivers on the ISO, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Use OneDrive on Linux with the Insync 3 Beta

Sunday 26th of May 2019 04:44:58 PM

Users can sync OneDrive files on Linux using a beta build of third-party cloud storage sync client Insync, which is available for free during testing.

This post, Use OneDrive on Linux with the Insync 3 Beta, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME 3.34 Revamps the Wallpaper Picker (And Fixes a Longstanding Issue Too)

Sunday 26th of May 2019 04:19:09 PM

The upcoming release of GNOME 3.34 will finally solve a long standing deficiency in the desktop’s background wallpaper management. Now, I’ve written about various quirks in GNOME wallpaper handling before, but it’s the lack of […]

This post, GNOME 3.34 Revamps the Wallpaper Picker (And Fixes a Longstanding Issue Too), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

App Devs Ask Linux Distros to “Stop Theming Our Apps”

Friday 24th of May 2019 02:10:51 PM

group of independent Linux app developers have written an open letter to the wider GNOME community to ask dilators to "stop theming our apps".

This post, App Devs Ask Linux Distros to “Stop Theming Our Apps”, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox 67 Is Here, And It’s “Faster Than Ever”

Tuesday 21st of May 2019 01:53:45 PM

Mozilla Firefox 67 is the latest version of the popular web-browser — and it's been dubbed the 'fastest yet'. Read to learn more about Firefox 67 features.

This post, Firefox 67 Is Here, And It’s “Faster Than Ever”, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

South Korea’s Government is Switching to Linux

Monday 20th of May 2019 02:29:05 PM

South Korea wants to switch government computers to Linux based software, ditching Windows in the process. The country’s Ministry of the Interior and Safety reckon that migrating away from Microsoft Windows will lower costs and […]

This post, South Korea’s Government is Switching to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Week Twitter Taught Me: Thunderbird is Go, But Windows Text Editors are Not!

Sunday 19th of May 2019 09:53:08 PM

Welcome to another instalment of the content strand where I tell you about things I saw on Twitter that, if we're honest, you probably saw on Twitter too.

This post, This Week Twitter Taught Me: Thunderbird is Go, But Windows Text Editors are Not!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

‘Remotely’ is a Simple VNC Viewer For Linux Desktops

Saturday 18th of May 2019 10:28:08 PM

Remotely is a small VNC viewer client for Ubuntu Linux desktops. It is simple to use and supports common VNC authentication methods.

This post, ‘Remotely’ is a Simple VNC Viewer For Linux Desktops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Peppermint OS 10 Released, Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Saturday 18th of May 2019 04:27:07 PM

Peppermint OS 10 is the latest stable release of the lightweight Linux distro and is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and features a desktop based on Xfce.

This post, Peppermint OS 10 Released, Based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Superpaper is an Advanced Multi-Monitor Wallpaper Tool for Linux

Friday 17th of May 2019 03:11:27 PM

Superpaper is an advanced multi monitor wallpaper tool for Linux and Windows desktops with bezel correction, PPI correction, and alignment testing.

This post, Superpaper is an Advanced Multi-Monitor Wallpaper Tool for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install Notepad++ in Ubuntu (One-Click Install)

Thursday 16th of May 2019 04:14:45 PM

Few text editors are as famous or as loved as Notepad++, and in this post we show you how to install Notepad++ in Ubuntu. Notepad++ is a free, open-source code editor built for Windows and […]

This post, How to Install Notepad++ in Ubuntu (One-Click Install), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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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