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Get macOS ‘Quick Look’ on Ubuntu with GNOME Sushi

22 hours 6 min ago

Use GNOME Sushi to get a macOS 'Quick Look' feature in Ubuntu. Just select a file in Nautilus then hit the spacebar to see an instant preview – sound good?

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The ‘Hey Dude, Where Can I Get That Wallpaper?’ Blog Post

Wednesday 21st of July 2021 09:35:42 PM

If you've lusted after the desktop wallpapers I've been using in screenshots for articles and tweets during the past month or so, this post is for you.

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Nautilus 40 Arrives in Ubuntu 21.10 Daily Builds

Wednesday 21st of July 2021 11:39:00 AM

Nautilus 40 is winging its way to the Ubuntu 21.10 daily builds. While it’s arrival isn’t the most newsworthy event set to occur this cycle, Nautilus 40 carries a small crop of improvements and features that Impish daily testers will want to have a play about with. Such as? Well, this update to the famed file manager finally lets you sort files by creation date in the list view (a long-standing ask); is said to relay ‘more accurate’ file transfer and copy estimates; and improves tab completion in the location entry bar (accessed by pressing ctrl + l). Another area […]

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8 Best Icon Themes for Ubuntu (2021 Edition)

Tuesday 20th of July 2021 09:48:22 PM

We roundup the best icon themes for Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and other Linux distros, from flat icon packs to 3D gradient sets - find your new favourite now!

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The Easy Way to Enable ‘Minimize on Click’ in Ubuntu

Tuesday 20th of July 2021 12:17:11 PM

Learn how to enable "Minimize on Click" in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and above the easy way using either the command line or the dconf-editor utility. Simple!

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KDE Connect is Now Available to Windows 10 Users

Monday 19th of July 2021 08:25:51 PM

KDE Connect is one of the best ways to integrate your Android smartphone with your Linux desktop. Now the tech is available for Windows users to play with!

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Clapper is My New Go-To Linux Video Player

Saturday 17th of July 2021 12:25:00 PM

Clapper is an interesting new media player app for GNOME desktops built in GJS and GTK 4. In this post we look at Clapper's features and drool over its UI.

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Valve’s Steam Deck is 7-inch Linux Gaming PC

Thursday 15th of July 2021 06:10:29 PM

The Steam Deck is a 7-inch handheld gaming PC powered by Arch Linux. Yes, Arch Linux. Discover more details, including Steam Deck specs and price, inside.

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Pine64’s Open Source Smartwatch Goes on Sale for $27

Thursday 15th of July 2021 03:46:35 PM

Want a smartwatch for $27 that runs free, open source software? You can now buy one thanks to Pine64. In this post we look at the PineTime specs and more.

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ArcMenu GNOME Extension Adds New Windows 11 Layout

Thursday 15th of July 2021 02:19:55 PM

The popular GNOME extension ArcMenu just got an update, adding a new menu layout inspired by Windows 11 — plus a bunch of other changes, details inside.

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‘Every Preference Has a Cost’: Dev Explains the ‘GNOME Way’

Tuesday 13th of July 2021 01:35:36 PM

GNOME’s Tobias Bernard has a new blog post out and it’s an essential read if you’re interested in the direction of the GNOME desktop. Reading rationale from the folks working inside of the project is important. It helps us to understand the way they think and the way they work. Posts like Tobias’ help fill in the blanks of why GNOME does what GNOME does which, whether you agree with particular decision or change, and is a healthy thing to do. “The traditional desktop is dead, and it’s not coming back” Tobias Bernard Speaking as an end ‘user’ of the […]

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Firefox 90 Available to Download, This is What’s New

Monday 12th of July 2021 06:22:05 PM

A new month means a new version of Firefox to download and enjoy. In this post we look at the various Firefox 90 changes – but spoiler: there aren't many!

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Linux Mint 20.2 Released, This is What’s New

Thursday 8th of July 2021 01:21:04 PM

The Linux Mint 20.2 release is now available to download. We look at what's new in Linux Mint 20.2 (there's a fair bit) plus share a link to download it.

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It’s Here — GNOME 40 Lands in Ubuntu 21.10

Wednesday 7th of July 2021 12:09:53 PM

GNOME 40 arrived in Ubuntu 21.10 daily builds this week. In this post we take an early look at how the revamped GNOME Shell desktop works in Ubuntu.

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Ubuntu 21.10 Release Date & Planned Features

Tuesday 6th of July 2021 11:25:18 AM

Ubuntu 21.10 'Impish Indri' is due for release on October 14, 2021. IN this post we take a closer look at its release date, new features, and key changes.

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GNOME Devs Plan Dramatic Changes to Adwaita

Friday 2nd of July 2021 01:54:43 PM

GNOME developers are working a "borderless" version of the Adwaita GTK theme for potential inclusion in GNOME 41. More details and pictures inside.

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How to Snap Windows to Corners in Ubuntu

Thursday 1st of July 2021 04:31:42 PM

You can snap windows to corners in Ubuntu using WinTile, a quarter tiling extension for GNOME Shell. In this post we look at the add-on in more detail.

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Ubuntu 20.10 Supports Ends This Month – You Must Upgrade Soon!

Thursday 1st of July 2021 11:50:26 AM

Official support for Ubuntu 20.10 'Groovy Gorilla' ends on July 22, 2021. After this date this version of Ubuntu will no longer receive ANY further updates.

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Pop!_OS 21.04 Released with New ‘Cosmic’ Desktop

Tuesday 29th of June 2021 11:15:56 PM

Download links for Pop!_OS 21.04, the latest version of System76's Ubuntu-based Linux distro, are live. Learn more about the new COSMIC desktop experience.

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New Ubuntu Logo: Is This Our First Look?

Tuesday 29th of June 2021 06:32:01 PM

Canonical is prepping a "major rebranding effort" involving Ubuntu, say the Canonical Web and Design team. They also share a very intriguing image…

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More in Tux Machines

Today in Techrights

today's leftovers

  • Closed Hands is a deep interactive fiction about a terror attack out now for Linux

    Developer Passenger has announced that their interactive fiction game Closed Hands is now available with a native Linux version from itch.io. While the story itself and the city are fictional, it pulls from Passenger founder and artist Dan Hett's own personal experience of losing his brother Martyn Hett in the Manchester terror attack in 2017. It's a pretty powerful piece of fiction that isn't often explored, especially not in this way.

  • Nanotale Now Available on Mac and Linux From Fishing Cactus

    Fishing Cactus has revealed that their latest fantasy adventure in the Typing Chronicles series, Nanotale, is now available on Linux and Mac. If that wasn’t enough, they are also bringing the hotly requested Arena mode to all versions of the game, as well as a 25% off discount on Steam if you buy the game within the first 48 hours of the update, starting from today at 7pm CEST/10am PT, bringing endless replayability to keyboard wielding adventurers and travellers alike.

  • LibreOffice Conference Sponsorship Package

    By sponsoring the LibreOffice Conference you will have the opportunity to connect with one of the largest and most dynamic FOSS communities, with supporters, volunteers and users in every country in the world. The virtual event lasts for three days, from 23 to 25 September 2021.

  • Support for Istio 1.9 ends on August 18th, 2021

    According to Istio’s support policy, minor releases like 1.9 are supported for three months after the next minor release. Since 1.10 was released on May 18th, support for 1.9 will end on August 18th, 2021.

  • Corporate Participation in the Open Source Community [Ed: Corporate Participation or Corporate Takeover? This mentions GitHub, which is a hostile abduction of projects to undermine the freedom of software and to interfere with communities (giving Microsoft control over them)]

    Open-source software is prolific in technology today. Just about everything from supercomputers to consumer electronics is powered by at least one piece of open source code. But many businesses find themselves launching open-source products at a rapidly accelerating pace without truly understanding either the benefits that come with it or the potential pitfalls that must be avoided. Let’s talk about what open source means to your business, and how you can leverage it to serve both your customers and your business needs.

  • Week 6-7 KDE GSoc

    setting up mingw on windows is PITA, at first since i am not used to backslash for filepaths, it load the gdb printers, i then realised that it does not come with python enabled. Downloaded a new one it does not come with python3 instead it is python 2.7. [...] it inherits from a QFiledeviceprivate, but the size of the qfiledeviceprivate is not consistent across operating system, architectures and qt5 versions.I got the list of offset from the qtcreator types this problem exists for also qprocess (not fully implemented as of now) and for others as i may not be able to get it size for all operating systems, architectures and qt5 versions.

  • Eclipse OpenJ9 0.27 Released For OpenJDK 8/11/16 Alternative

    The Eclipse Foundation has released OpenJ9 as the latest version of their high performance virtual machine that continues advancing four years after IBM donated the original J9 code.

Kernel: WiFiWart, antiX, Floppy Disk Driver

  • WiFiWart Boots Linux, Moves To Next Design Phase | Hackaday

    Over the last few months we’ve been keeping an eye on WiFiWart, an ambitious project to develop a Linux single-board computer (SBC) small enough to fit inside a USB wall charger. Developer [Walker] says the goal is to create an easily concealable “drop box” for penetration testing, giving security researchers a valuable foothold inside a target network from which to preform reconnaissance or launch attacks. Of course, we don’t need to tell Hackaday readers that there’s plenty of other things you can do with such a tiny open hardware Linux SBC. Today we’re happy to report that [Walker] has gotten the first version of the board booted into Linux, though as you might expect given a project of this complexity, there were a few bumps along the way. From the single missing resistor that caused U-Boot to throw up an error to the finer points of compiling the kernel for an embedded board, the latest blog post he’s written up about his progress provides fascinating insight into the little gotchas of bringing up a SBC from scratch.

  • antiX Security updated kernels

    Latest security fix kernels should now be in the repos. All users are strongly advised to upgrade (via synaptic, cli-aptiX or package-installer).

  • Linux X86 Assembly – How To Make Payload Extraction Easier - Security Boulevard [Ed: Very Linux-hostile site with connections to Microsoft]

    In the last blog post of the X86 Linux assembly series, we focused on how to make our Hello World payload friendly for use as a payload in exploits. However, we didn’t cover how to extract the payload itself for use in exploits. Sure you could view the Objdump output and copy each hex byte out by hand, but that would be tedious and time consuming. Today I want to cover a method for extracting our custom payload from an object file created with GAS using Objcopy.

  • Linux Regressed Its Floppy Disk Driver - Someone Actually Noticed Just A Few Months Later - Phoronix

    It turns out there is actually people running modern versions of the Linux kernel in 2021 that also are using floppy disks. There remains a lot of vintage hardware code within the Linux kernel like enthusiasts maintaining the Motorola 68000 series support, among a lot of other older hardware and many drivers for peripherals that haven't been sold new in many years -- including the floppy disk code. But as is often the case, besides it becoming increasingly rare for users of old hardware in general, it's increasingly rare to find vintage computer owners running modern versions of the Linux kernel. But some still do, with the latest example being a regression report over the Linux floppy driver.

Audiocasts/Shows: Linux in the Ham Shack, Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma” Xfce, and a Look at InfinityBook

  • LHS Episode #421: YOTA Camp Deep Dive | Linux in the Ham Shack

    Hello and welcome to Episode 421 of Linux in the Ham Shack. In this episode, the hosts interview Neil Rapp, WB2VPG, coordinator of the IARU Region 2 YOTA camp and Peter Lafreniere, N8JPL, one of the youth participants. The topics include an in-depth look at what the campers experienced, events held, challenges faced, and the future of the event. We hope you enjoy this interview and deep and have a great week until the next time we meet.

  • Linux overview | Linux Mint 20.2 “Uma” Xfce

    In this video, I am going to show an overview of Linux Mint 20.2 "Xfce" and some of the applications pre-installed.

  • Full Review: The new InfinityBook Pro 14 Linux Notebook from Tuxedo Computers

    Tuxedo sent over their InfinityBook Pro 14 Linux notebook to the studio for me to review, and in this video, I'll give you my thoughts. And it very well might have the best screen from any notebook I've ever reviewed.