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ImCompressor is a New, User-Friendly Image Compressor for Linux

Thursday 10th of October 2019 03:47:40 PM

ImCompressor is a lossless image compressor app for Linux desktops. It optimises JEPG and PNG images to reduce image file size but not quality.

This post, ImCompressor is a New, User-Friendly Image Compressor for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

The BlueMail Email Client is Now Available for Linux

Wednesday 9th of October 2019 01:47:09 PM

The BlueMail email client is now available for the Linux desktop as a Snap app on the Snapcraft store. The app is free to use, but is not open source.

This post, The BlueMail Email Client is Now Available for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

First GNOME 3.34 Point Release Goes Live with Oodles of Bug Fixes

Tuesday 8th of October 2019 12:39:43 PM

The first GNOME 3.34 point release has been made available for download. A post-release patch fest, GNOME 3.34.1 features no new features but does include a shed load of bug fixes, band-aids and (less notably) […]

This post, First GNOME 3.34 Point Release Goes Live with Oodles of Bug Fixes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linus Torvalds Shares His Thoughts on Microsoft’s New-Found Love for Linux

Monday 7th of October 2019 03:20:35 PM

Linus Torvalds was asked if he thinks there's anything to fear from Microsoft's recent embrace of all things Linux and open source — this is what he said.

This post, Linus Torvalds Shares His Thoughts on Microsoft’s New-Found Love for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Dash to Dock v67 Released, Adds Unity-style ‘Trash’ Icon

Monday 7th of October 2019 02:14:17 PM

Dash to Dock v67 has been released. The popular GNOME Shell extension now supports GNOME 3.34, but drops support for earlier releases.

This post, Dash to Dock v67 Released, Adds Unity-style ‘Trash’ Icon, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

ArcMenu v33 Released with HUGE Improvements, GNOME 3.34 Support

Sunday 6th of October 2019 04:41:57 PM

A major update to the ArcMenu GNOME Shell extension is available. ArcMenu v33 adds new menu layouts, custom colours, and other improvements.

This post, ArcMenu v33 Released with HUGE Improvements, GNOME 3.34 Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Alexa’s Favourite Operating System is Ubuntu, Apparently [Video]

Sunday 6th of October 2019 03:01:07 PM

A little bit of fluff for your Sunday amusement: it seems Amazon Alexa has rather excellent taste in computer operating systems! Owners of devices like the Amazon Echo Dot have learned that Amazon’s voice-controlled digital […]

This post, Alexa’s Favourite Operating System is Ubuntu, Apparently [Video], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Calibre Sees First Major Release in 2 Years, Adds ‘Distraction Free’ Ebook Viewer

Sunday 6th of October 2019 02:36:38 PM

A new version of Calibre, the open source ebook manager (and then some), is now available to download for Windows, macOS and Linux.

This post, Calibre Sees First Major Release in 2 Years, Adds ‘Distraction Free’ Ebook Viewer, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10 from 19.04, Right Now

Sunday 6th of October 2019 12:42:09 PM

Learn how to upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10 from 19.04 using the 'do-release-upgrade' command both before and after the Ubuntu 19.10 release on October 17, 2019.

This post, How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10 from 19.04, Right Now, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

App Outlet is a ‘Universal Linux App Store’ for Your Desktop

Friday 4th of October 2019 04:03:15 PM

App Outlet is a desktop Linux app that lets users search for and install software available on the Snap store, Flathub, or distributed as an AppImage.

This post, App Outlet is a ‘Universal Linux App Store’ for Your Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 is Out in Two Weeks, But Will You Upgrade? [Poll]

Friday 4th of October 2019 11:56:35 AM

I want to know if you plan to upgrade to Ubuntu 19.10 when it is released on October 17, 2019. And there's no better way to find out that via a poll.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 is Out in Two Weeks, But Will You Upgrade? [Poll], was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Cawbird is a GTK Twitter Client for Linux (That Should Look Very Familiar)

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019 06:16:13 PM

Cawbird is a GTK Twitter app for Linux desktops like Ubuntu that is based on open source code from Corebird, an app no longer actively maintained.

This post, Cawbird is a GTK Twitter Client for Linux (That Should Look Very Familiar), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Linux Mint Shares Update on Its New “Modern” Logo

Wednesday 2nd of October 2019 01:42:17 PM

Linux Mint unveiled plans to refresh its famous logo with a ‘more modern’ design last year, but since then it’s been pretty quiet about how the effort is going. So you may be interested to […]

This post, Linux Mint Shares Update on Its New “Modern” Logo, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Exaile Music Player Got Its First Release in 4 Years, And I Didn’t Even Notice!

Monday 30th of September 2019 03:29:41 PM

The Exaile music player has scored its first update in 4 years. Exaile 4.0.0 is now uses GTK3, has a faster playback engine, and supports MPRIS 2.2.

This post, Exaile Music Player Got Its First Release in 4 Years, And I Didn’t Even Notice!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New Video Demo of the Librem 5 Shows That …It Actually Works Okay?!

Sunday 29th of September 2019 04:13:07 PM

If you're itching for a better look at the Purism Librem 5 now that it's shipping, Purism board member Ben Trister has obliged with a hands-on video.

This post, New Video Demo of the Librem 5 Shows That …It Actually Works Okay?!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Phew, Ubuntu’s New Light Theme Won’t Be Default After All

Sunday 29th of September 2019 02:27:22 PM

The Ubuntu 19.10 Yaru light theme switch has been reversed, with developers instead choosing to ship the theme preinstalled, but not as default.

This post, Phew, Ubuntu’s New Light Theme Won’t Be Default After All, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Microsoft Edge for Linux Just Got a Lot More Likely

Friday 27th of September 2019 01:11:48 PM

Microsoft Edge for Linux could soon be a reality, with Microsoft Edge devs launching a Linux web development survey to gather feedback on the idea.

This post, Microsoft Edge for Linux Just Got a Lot More Likely, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Flavours Hit Beta, Here’s What’s New

Friday 27th of September 2019 05:07:39 AM

Hot on the heels of the Ubuntu 19.10 beta come freshly spun test builds from Ubuntu’s family of flavours, including Ubuntu MATE and Xubuntu. By now we now have a pretty solid idea of the […]

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Flavours Hit Beta, Here’s What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10 Beta is Now Available to Download

Friday 27th of September 2019 12:00:56 AM

The Ubuntu 19.10 beta download is now available and ready for testing by users ahead of the final stable Ubuntu 19.10 release in October, 2019.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10 Beta is Now Available to Download, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GNOME Will “Vigorously Defend” Shotwell in Lawsuit

Wednesday 25th of September 2019 12:29:33 PM

Shotwell, the free, open source photo management app, has allegedly fallen foul of a patent held by Rothschild Patent Imaging, LLC.

This post, GNOME Will “Vigorously Defend” Shotwell in Lawsuit, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

More in Tux Machines

Games: Tangle Tower, Lawgivers, Fertile Crescent and More

  • Odds and ends, the Linux and gaming Sunday Section

    Almost time to begin another week full of news, before we do let's run over a few interesting happenings recently. Let's start with two bits of recent news about Godot Engine, the free and open source game engine. The 3.2 release cycle is going strong, with a second alpha release now available. A massive list of new features and improvements coming to Godot 3.2 can be found here. What's even more exciting though is the Vulkan work coming with Godot Engine 4.0, with another short progress report post up for it. The new visual frame profiler coming certainly looks useful to help developers squeeze out some more performance. More AMD news for you, as it has been reported by Wccftech that AMD now command around 30%+ market share of the CPU market. That's some very impressive growth, pushed forward by the Zen microarchitecture from 2017. As seen in the graph below from cpubenchmark.net, this is the highest they've seen it since 2007.

  • SFB Games to bring Tangle Tower to Linux post-launch if there's enough demand

    British indie studio SFB Games, developer of the highly rated Detective Grimoire are working on a new game called Tangle Tower and with a little push they could bring it to Linux. Tangle Tower is a fully voiced point and click murder mystery adventure, set in a strange and twisted mansion. You will need to interrogate suspects and solve unique puzzles as you progress. Looks and sounds like a great game. Sadly though it's currently scheduled to release later this month only for Windows and macOS on October 22nd, so no Linux support at launch.

  • Turn-based political simulation game 'Lawgivers' adds Linux support with the latest update

    Today I came across Lawgivers, a turn-based political simulation game which recently added Linux support and it looks like it could be a lot of fun. Since it's a political sim, you will be tasked with leading your party into elections. If you manage to get voted in, you will be responsible for approving laws and shaping your country’s destiny.

  • The completely silly fighting game Foreskin Fury is out in Early Access

    After a short delay, you can now jump into Foreskin Fury and have a cock fight. Yes this is a very real game. Made in Unreal Engine, the aptly named Stupid Industries said it started off as a joke and they ended up actually learning Blender and Unreal Engine to turn the joke into something a little more real. Here we are, Foreskin Fury was accepted onto Steam and it supports Linux.

  • The currently free indie RTS 'The Fertile Crescent' should now work better at different resolutions

    The Fertile Crescent is an upcoming in-development indie RTS that feels like a retro Age of Empires and it's really quite good. A new update is out (and it's still free) fixing up the UI for different resolutions. I think more of you need to try this one, it's a wonderful little RTS game that I honestly can't wait to see expand. Hopefully now more of you actually will be able to try it, as they've made it so the interface properly scales with your resolution. Previously, there were problems if you had anything other than 1080p. Not only that, most of the interface was actually redesigned and it gives you more information.

  • Chiaki, the open source and cross-platform PS4 Remote Play client now supports the PS4 7.0 update

    Sony recently upgraded the system software on the PlayStation 4 which broke compatibility with the open source Remote Play client Chiaki. The developer acted quickly and a new release is up. This is the software we tested out recently and came away pretty impressed with it. Allowing you to stream games from a PlayStation 4 to a Linux desktop, seriously handy stuff since Sony don't support it on Linux officially.

Android Leftovers

Android Leftovers

My Linux story: I grew up on PC Magazine not candy

In 1998, the movie Titanic was released, mobile phones were just a luxury, and pagers were still in use. This was also the year I got my first computer. I can remember the details as if it were yesterday: Pentium 133MHz and just 16MB of memory. Back in that time (while running nothing less than Windows 95), this was a good machine. I can still hear in my mind the old spinning hard drive noise when I powered that computer on, and see the Windows 95 flag. It never crossed my mind, though (especially as an 8-year-old kid), that I would dedicate every minute of my life to Linux and open source. Being just a kid, I always asked my mom to buy me every issue of PC Magazine instead of candies. I never skipped a single issue, and all of those dusty old magazines are still there in Costa Rica. It was in these magazines that I discovered the essential technology that changed my life. An issue in the year 2000 talked extensively about Linux and the advantages of free and open-source software. That issue also included a review of one of the most popular Linux distributions back then: Corel Linux. Unfortunately, the disc was not included. Without internet at home, I was out of luck, but that issue still lit a spark within me. Read more