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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!.

These Mockups Show How the GNOME Shell Notification Experience Could Be Improved

Wednesday 15th of May 2019 04:04:58 PM

These mockups from the GNOME design team showcase an vastly improved notification area and calendar for the GNOME Shell desktop.

This post, These Mockups Show How the GNOME Shell Notification Experience Could Be Improved, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Spring Clean with Stacer, a System Optimizer tool for Linux

Wednesday 15th of May 2019 12:20:38 AM

Stacer is a system optimizer and cleaner tool for Linux desktops like Ubuntu. Learn more about its features and how to install Stacer on Ubuntu.

This post, Spring Clean with Stacer, a System Optimizer tool for Linux, was written by Scott Bouvier and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Kdenlive Update Brings Bug Fixes for All

Sunday 12th of May 2019 02:48:47 PM

A bug-fix update to the refactored version of Qt-based video editor Kdenlive is available for download. The first point release in the Kdenlive 19.04 series features fixes for almost 40 bugs, including some annoying issues […]

This post, Kdenlive Update Brings Bug Fixes for All, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Week Twitter Taught Me: I Follow Too Many Red Hat Employees

Friday 10th of May 2019 04:59:02 PM

Dang it! Another week has only gone and flapped past my ears while I sat here squinting awkwardly at Twitter. And what of the tweets that whizzed by my eyeballs this week? Well, most of […]

This post, This Week Twitter Taught Me: I Follow Too Many Red Hat Employees, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Take a Closer Look at Windows Subsystem for Linux 2

Friday 10th of May 2019 01:25:48 PM

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, aka WSL 2, attracted a lot of attention when announced earlier this week, and a new video from Microsoft offers a closer look. WSL 2 is the first version of […]

This post, Take a Closer Look at Windows Subsystem for Linux 2, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Release Date & Planned Features

Thursday 9th of May 2019 12:17:37 AM

Learn the Ubuntu 19.10 release date and planned features for the next Ubuntu release, codenamed 'Eoan Ermine', and due October 2019.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Release Date & Planned Features, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Every Chromebook launched this year will support Linux apps

Wednesday 8th of May 2019 01:09:33 PM

Google has apparently said that every Chromebook launched in 2019 will support Linux apps, according to an Android Police update on Google I/O 2019.

This post, Every Chromebook launched this year will support Linux apps, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Put a Real Linux Kernel Inside Windows 10

Monday 6th of May 2019 08:46:36 PM

Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (WSL 2) sees Microsoft ship a real Linux kernel inside Windows 10 as part of its developer-focused feature set.

This post, Microsoft Put a Real Linux Kernel Inside Windows 10, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Tilix Terminal Emulator Needs a New Maintainer

Monday 6th of May 2019 05:00:39 PM

The Tilix terminal app is a tiling terminal emulator loved by many on the Linux desktop — but is the future of the app in doubt? Tilix’s current developer, Gerald ‘gnunn1’ Nunn, says he’d prefer […]

This post, Tilix Terminal Emulator Needs a New Maintainer, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Release Roundup: Linux Kernel 5.1 Released + More

Monday 6th of May 2019 12:31:50 PM

We recap the key Linux kernel 5.1 release features, out this weekend, plus look at updates for Google Chrome and the new Desktop Icons GNOME extension.

This post, Linux Release Roundup: Linux Kernel 5.1 Released + More, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The Pinebook Pro, a $199 Linux Laptop, Inches Closer to Launch

Monday 6th of May 2019 12:30:10 AM

The Pinebook Pro is the most anticipated Linux laptop due for release this year. Now, its creators share an update on what to expect in a new video.

This post, The Pinebook Pro, a $199 Linux Laptop, Inches Closer to Launch, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New ‘Linux App Store’ Website Lets You Find Apps, Wherever

Sunday 5th of May 2019 03:19:11 PM

The new Linux App Store website makes it easier to find Linux apps, regardless of whether they are Snap apps, Flatpak, or AppImage.

This post, New ‘Linux App Store’ Website Lets You Find Apps, Wherever, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

At Last, GNOME Shell! At Long La…

Sunday 5th of May 2019 01:44:39 PM

Development work on GNOME Shell may finally resolve a long-standing issue with truncated app titles in the 'Applications Overview' grid screen.

This post, At Last, GNOME Shell! At Long La…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Are You a Dev? Take the Dell Ubuntu Developer Survey

Saturday 4th of May 2019 12:29:29 PM

Canonical and Dell are running a joint survey to scout feedback from Linux developers on the software and hardware they use.

This post, Are You a Dev? Take the Dell Ubuntu Developer Survey, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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How to compile a Linux kernel in the 21st century

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Life with an offline laptop

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today's leftovers

  • Huawei mulls open-source chip design if US ban continues

    Huawei Technologies Co said Friday that it would consider using RISC-V, an open-source chip architecture, if the US government continues restricting its access to the latest technologies from the UK firm ARM Holdings for a long time. Xu Zhijun, rotating chairman of Huawei, said in an interview in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, that the company has already obtained the perpetual license to ARM's V8 architecture technology, so the US government ban does not affect its current launch schedule of chips. "If ARM's new technologies are not available in the future, we can also use RISC-V, an architecture which is open to all companies. The challenge is not insurmountable," Xu said.

  • From Spark To Airflow And Presto: Demystifying The Fast-Moving Cloud Data Stack

    Putting data to work starts with exploration, or inspecting data so that you know what you have to work with and its characteristics. Presto is excellent for exploring large, unstructured data sets because it uses storage efficiently, which keeps costs down, and it’s compatible with SQL, a language data analysts are familiar with.  Spark, on the other hand, is great for exploring data sets when programming is required, such as being able to manipulate data for use in data science or machine learning. It has good support for non-SQL interfaces.

  • Databricks launches AutoML Toolkit for model building and deployment

    Databricks today introduced its AutoML Toolkit, an automated end-to-end machine learning service made to accommodate developers with a range of experience.

  • DigitalOcean Managed Databases add MySQL, Redis support

    DigitalOcean Managed Databases introduced support for open source relational database MySQL and in-memory database Redis to eliminate the complexity involved in managing, scaling and securing database infrastructure. DigitalOcean, a cloud computing vendor offering infrastructure-as-a-service platforms for software developers, intends its new managed database offerings to enable developers to focus more exclusively on building apps and boosting productivity.

  • How Storj Is Building a Storage Cloud Without Owning a Single Disk

    Led by Docker's former CEO, the startup is crowdsourcing empty disk space from desktops and data centers around the world.

  • HPC Computing Is Replacing Supercomputers In Enterprise: Jeff Reser

    Jeff Reser – Global Product and Solutions Marketing Manager of SUSE talks about High-Performance Computing.

  • Mable & The Wood is a fairly unusual Metroidvania out now with Linux support

    Featuring a sweet fairy-powered protagonist wielding a sword so big they can hardly move, Mable & The Wood certainly presents a healthy amount of charm. Developed by Triplevision Games, a solo outfit from the UK, with publishing from Graffiti Games. "Mable is a passion project for me and for so long I worked on it by myself," said Andrew Stewart, Founder of Triplevision Games. “Thanks to Graffiti, I was able to have additional support to release the game sooner and on multiple platforms. Players on Steam can finally get their hands on the brilliant title today, and fear not Switch and Xbox One players, that version will be releasing very soon."