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The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Codename Has Been Revealed…

7 hours 29 min ago

The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS codename is 'Focal Fossa'. The name was revealed in a package update on Launchpad, home of Ubuntu development.

This post, The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Codename Has Been Revealed…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 19.10: Complete Screenshot Tour

10 hours 12 min ago

A collection of Ubuntu 19.10 screenshots to guide you through the major changes and new features included in Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine.

This post, Ubuntu 19.10: Complete Screenshot Tour, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

There’s an Ubuntu 19.10 Release Party in London, Tomorrow – And You’re Invited!

12 hours 12 min ago

You're invited to the Ubuntu 19.10 release party in London, UK, tomorrow evening. Mingle with like-minded Linux users and celebrate Eoan Ermine's release.

This post, There’s an Ubuntu 19.10 Release Party in London, Tomorrow – And You’re Invited!, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Releases Patch for Major ‘sudo’ Security Exploit

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 01:52:04 PM

Canonical has issued an urgent security fix to the 'sudo' package after the discovery of a flaw that could give attackers root privileges on Linux systems.

This post, Ubuntu Releases Patch for Major ‘sudo’ Security Exploit, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

KDE Plasma 5.17 Arrives Packed Full of New Features

Tuesday 15th of October 2019 01:29:24 PM

KDE Plasma 5.17, the latest stable version of the popular open source desktop environment is now available to download with various new features.

This post, KDE Plasma 5.17 Arrives Packed Full of New Features, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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!.

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Devices Leftovers

  • Khadas VIM3L (Amlogic S905D3) Benchmarks, Settings & System Info

    Khadas VIM3L is the first Amlogic S905D3 SBC on the market and is sold as a lower-cost alternative to the company’s VIM3 board with a focus on the HTPC / media player market.

  • Semtech SX1302 LoRa Transceiver to Deliver Cheaper, More Efficient Gateways
  • In-vehicle computer supports new MaaS stack

    Axiomtek’s fanless, rugged “UST100-504-FL” automotive PC runs Ubuntu 18.04 or Windows on 6th or 7th Gen Intel chips, and offers SATA, HDMI, 2x GbE, 4x USB 3.0, 3x mini-PCIe, a slide-rail design, and the new AMS/AXView for MaaS discovery. Axiomtek announced a rugged in-vehicle PC that runs Ubuntu 18.04, Windows 10, or Windows 7 on Intel’s Skylake or Kaby Lake processors. The UST100-504-FL is aimed at “in-vehicle edge computing and video analytics applications,” and is especially suited for police and emergency vehicles, says Axiomtek. There’s also a new Agent MaaS Suite (AMS) IoT management suite available (see farther below).

  • Google Launches the Pixel 4 with Android 10, Astrophotography, and Motion Sense

    Google officially launched today the long rumored and leaked Pixel 4 smartphone, a much-needed upgrade to the Pixel 3 and 3a series with numerous enhancements and new features. The Pixel 4 smartphone is finally here, boasting upgraded camera with astrophotography capabilities so you can shoot the night sky and Milky Way without using a professional camera, a feature that will also be ported to the Pixel 3 and 3a devices with the latest camera app update, as well as Live HDR+ support for outstanding photo quality.

  • Repurposing A Toy Computer From The 1990s

    Our more youthful readers are fairly likely to have owned some incarnation of a VTech educational computer. From the mid-1980s and right up to the present day, VTech has been producing vaguely laptop shaped gadgets aimed at teaching everything from basic reading skills all the way up to world history. Hallmarks of these devices include a miserable monochrome LCD, and unpleasant membrane keyboard, and as [HotKey] found, occasionally a proper Z80 processor. [...] After more than a year of tinkering and talking to other hackers in the Z80 scene, [HotKey] has made some impressive headway. He’s not only created a custom cartridge that lets him load new code and connect to external devices, but he’s also added support for a few VTech machines to z88dk so that others can start writing their own C code for these machines. So far he’s created some very promising proof of concept programs such as a MIDI controller and serial terminal, but ultimately he hopes to create a DOS or CP/M like operating system that will elevate these vintage machines from simple toys to legitimate multi-purpose computers.

today's howtos

Audiocasts/Shows/Screencasts: FLOSS Weekly, Containers, Linux Headlines, Arch Linux Openbox Build and GhostBSD 19.09

  • FLOSS Weekly 551: Kamailio

    Kamailio is an Open Source SIP Server released under GPL, able to handle thousands of call setups per second. Kamailio can be used to build large platforms for VoIP and realtime communications – presence, WebRTC, Instant messaging and other applications.

  • What is a Container? | Jupiter Extras 23

    Containers changed the way the IT world deploys software. We give you our take on technologies such as docker (including docker-compose), Kubernetes and highlight a few of our favorite containers.

  • 2019-10-16 | Linux Headlines

    WireGuard is kicked out of the Play Store, a new Docker worm is discovered, and Mozilla unveils upcoming changes to Firefox.

  • Showing off my Custom Arch Linux Openbox Build
  • GhostBSD 19.09 - Based on FreeBSD 12.0-STABLE and Using MATE Desktop 1.22

    GhostBSD 19.09 is the latest release of GhostBSD. This release based on FreeBSD 12.0-STABLE while also pulling in TrueOS packages, GhostBSD 19.09 also has an updated OpenRC init system, a lot of unnecessary software was removed, AMDGPU and Radeon KMS is now valid xconfig options and a variety of other improvements and fixes.

MX-19 Release Candidate 1 now available

We are pleased to offer MX-19 RC 1 for testing purposes. As usual, this iso includes the latest updates from debian 10.1 (buster), antiX and MX repos. Read more