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‘Rolling Rhino’ Turns Ubuntu into a Rolling Release

Sunday 28th of June 2020 07:55:11 PM

Ubuntu desktop lead Martin Wimpress has created a tool called Rolling Rhino. Its aim: convert an Ubuntu daily build image into a "rolling release" distro by opting into and tracking the devel series of changes/packages.

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Stop ‘Messages from Firefox’ Showing on the New Tab page

Sunday 28th of June 2020 03:06:12 PM

Learn how to disable the 'messages from Firefox' feature so that message no longer show in the footer of the New Tab page — and spoiler: it's easy!

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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Now Comes with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Tuesday 23rd of June 2020 12:00:00 PM

Been holding out for word on a new Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition preloaded with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? Well you're in in luck as Dell has announced one!

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How to Enable Wobbly Windows Effect on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Monday 22nd of June 2020 03:05:02 PM

Want to enable a wobbly window effect on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS? You can using this free Compiz-style window effect extension for the GNOME Shell desktop.

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How to Change Snap App Theme on Ubuntu (With Examples)

Thursday 18th of June 2020 03:36:00 AM

Want Snap apps to use your system theme? Learn how to make Snap apps use popular GTK themes like Layan, Orchis and Qogir in this short guide.

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Microsoft Makes it Easier to Install WSL on Windows 10

Wednesday 17th of June 2020 09:42:27 PM

Microsoft is making it easier to install WSL on Windows 10 on systems where the feature isn't currently enabled. Fittingly: it now takes a single command.

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Small Things that Bug Me in Ubuntu: The Blank Snap Folder

Monday 15th of June 2020 09:38:47 PM

I had to take new screenshots for our list of the best GTK themes this weekend and in doing become acutely aware of how much the "Snap" folder bugs me.

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PinePhone Community Edition with postmarketOS Now Available to Buy

Monday 15th of June 2020 07:14:49 PM

It might not be Ubuntu related but I figured a bunch of you will be interested in knowing that a second PinePhone Community Edition will go on sale shortly, this one pre-loaded with postmarketOS.

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Entangle 3.0 Improves Tethered DSLR Shooting on Linux

Monday 15th of June 2020 01:22:43 PM

Entangle 3.0 has been released with a modest set of improvements including the ability to flip image previews. The update is available from Flathub.

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KDE Plasma Switches to Windows-style Icon-only Task Bar

Sunday 14th of June 2020 06:09:01 PM

With work on KDE Plasma 5.20 is underway, developers plan to introduce a small but significant layout tweak: using an icon-only task bar by default.

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Linux Mint 20 Blocks Snap App Installs, So Here’s the Workaround

Friday 12th of June 2020 02:17:00 AM

Linux Mint 20 disables support for Snap apps entirely on your behalf, but in this post I'm going to show you how to re-enable it by deleting a single file.

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Linux Mint 20 Beta is Now Available to Download

Friday 12th of June 2020 12:00:00 AM

Download Linux Mint 20 beta to help test things out ahead of the final stable release later this month. The beta includes a new kernel and many UX tweaks.

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GIMP 2.10.20 Released with Improved Crop Tool, New Blur Filters

Thursday 11th of June 2020 02:15:04 PM

A new version of GIMP, the popular open source graphics editing software, is now available to download. GIMP 2.10.20 features all of the usual stuff like bug fixes and performance tweaks but adds a collection […]

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The Vivaldi Browser Now Has a Built in, Er, Word Processor?!

Thursday 11th of June 2020 09:00:46 AM

Want your web browser to have a built-in word-processor? Of course not, but the bods behind Vivaldi have added one anyway, and here's how It works.

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Preorder the PineTab, a $99 Linux Tablet [Update: Sold Out]

Wednesday 10th of June 2020 02:52:58 PM

The $99 PineTab Linux tablet is now available to buy from the Pine64 website. The 10.1-inch tablet runs Ubuntu Touch on a 64-bit ARM processor.

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Official Ubuntu Desktop Support for the Raspberry Pi 4 is On the Way

Monday 8th of June 2020 02:38:46 PM

Your dream of being able to run Ubuntu desktop on the Raspberry Pi 4 may be closer to reality than you think. October’s Ubuntu 20.10 release may introduce official support for Ubuntu desktop on the […]

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How to Install WSL 2 on Windows 10 May 2020 Update

Saturday 6th of June 2020 12:34:00 PM

If you want to try out the improved Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (aka WSL 2) included in the latest Windows update you’ll need to roll your sleeves up — but don’t worry: we cover […]

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NexDock Touch Turns Your Android Phone or Raspberry Pi into a Touchscreen Laptop

Thursday 4th of June 2020 05:02:00 PM

Dream of turning your Android phone or Raspberry Pi into a fully-fledged laptop? Well, with the all-new NexDock Touch you can! Like the original NexDock the new model is a 14.1-inch laptop shell, complete with […]

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More in Tux Machines

Allan Day: GNOME Shell user research goings on

It’s been a while since we last blogged about the GNOME Shell design work that’s been happening. While we might not have blogged in a bit, there’s been a lot going on behind the scenes, particularly on the research side, and it’s about time that we told everyone about what we’ve been up to. As a side note: a great team has developed around this initiative. The existing design team of Jakub, Tobias and myself has been joined by Maria Komarova from System76. Maria has a particularly strong research background and was immensely helpful in running interviews. The development side has also been fully engaged with the process, particularly through Georges and Florian. Read more

Android Leftovers

Apostrophe – distraction free Markdown editor

Markdown is a plain text formatting syntax created by John Gruber in 2004. It’s designed to be easy-to-read and easy-to-write. Readability is at the very heart of Markdown. It offers the advantages of plain text, provides a convenient format for writing for the web, but it’s not intended to be a replacement for HTML. Markdown is a writing format, not a publishing format. You control the display of the document; formatting words as bold or italic, adding images, and creating lists are just a few of the things we can do with Markdown. Mostly, Markdown is just regular text with a few non-alphabetic characters included, such as # or *. Apostrophe is a distraction free Markdown editor. It uses pandoc as backend for Markdown parsing and offers a very clean and sleek user interface. Read more

Audiocasts/Shows: DevNation Tech Talks, LINUX Unplugged and mintCast

  • Kubernetes: The evolution of distributed systems

    DevNation Tech Talks are hosted by the Red Hat technologists who create our products. These sessions include real solutions plus code and sample projects to help you get started. In this talk, you’ll learn about Kubernetes and distributed systems from Bilgin Ibryam and Burr Sutter. Cloud-native applications of the future will consist of hybrid workloads: stateful applications, batch jobs, stateless microservices, and functions (plus maybe something else) wrapped as Linux containers and deployed via Kubernetes on any cloud. Functions and the so-called serverless computing model are the latest evolution of what started as service-oriented architecture years ago. But is this the last step of the application architecture evolution and is it here to stay? During this talk, we will take you on a journey exploring distributed application needs, and how they evolved with Kubernetes, Istio, Knative, Dapr, and other projects. By the end of the session, you will know what is coming after microservices.

  • Distro Triforce | LINUX Unplugged 372

    What would it really take to get you to switch Linux distributions? We debate the practical reasons more and more people are sticking with the big three. Plus Carl from System76 stops by to surprise us with some firmware news.

  • mintCast 344 – Getting Jacked

    First up, in our Wanderings, I fiddle with the Focusrite, Tony Hughes paints it pink, Joe puts a ring on it, Bo gets jacked, Tony Watts reduces, reuses and recycles