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  • Ubuntu Suru Icon Theme Now Covers More Filetypes

    4h By Joey Sneddon
    Work on the new Ubuntu icon theme is beginning to pick up steam. As you may know, developers plan to revamp the look and feel of Ubuntu for its next release by shipping the new Communitheme GTK and GNOME Shell theme and the new Suru icon set by default. In a…
  • Intel’s 7th Gen NUCs Are Now “Ubuntu Certified”

    10:15am By Joey Sneddon
    A slate of 7th-gen Intel NUCs are now officially certified for Ubuntu, Canonical has announced. If you’ve had your eye on an Intel NUC for dev work, IoT shenanigans, or to use as an entertainment hub in the living room, you’ll be pleased to know you can…
  • A macOS Mojave Inspired GTK Theme Appears

    Wed 10:40am By Joey Sneddon
    A new GTK theme brings the luscious look of macOS Mojave to the Linux desktop. Not that you should be surprised; we’ve written before about how easy it is to make Ubuntu look like a Mac. But thanks to this new macOS Mojave inspired GTK theme that fact is…
  • HackUp is a Desktop Hacker News Client for Linux

    Mon 1:05pm By Joey Sneddon
    Avid readers of social news sharing site Hacker News might be interested in a new app recently added to Flathub. Called HackUp, it is a Hacker News desktop client written in Vala. It lets you browse and read Hacker News submissions without needing to open a…
  • It’s Official: Total War: WARHAMMER II is Coming to Linux

    Mon 9:47am By Joey Sneddon
    Good news for any merciless warmongers amongst you: you’ll soon be able to play ‘Total War: WARHAMMER II’ on Linux. Games porting powerhouse™ Feral Interactive has announced that is is bringing the acclaimed strategy title to Linux and macOS later…
  • How to Install Deepin Desktop Environment on Ubuntu 18.04

    Mon 7:01am By Joey Sneddon
    Learn how to install the Deepin desktop environment on Ubuntu 18.04 from a PPA. The Deepin desktop is an attractive alternative desktop shell for Linux.…
  • Google’s VR180 Creator Tool Makes it Easier to Edit VR Video on Linux

    Sun 6:42pm By Joey Sneddon
    Google has released a new VR video conversion tool for macOS and Linux. It’s called “VR180 Creator” (catchy) and the tool aims to make it easier for people to edit video shot on 180-degree and 360-degree devices like the Lenovo Mirage camera (pictured…
  • Deepin 15.6 Released with New App Launcher + More

    Sun 11:36am By Joey Sneddon
    A new version of the Deepin Linux distribution is available to download. Deepin 15.6 improves on last year’s Deepin 15.5 release in a number of ways, chucks in a new-look app launcher, and includes a crop of core app updates for good measure. “The new…
  • You Can Now Play ‘TrackMania Nations Forever’ on Ubuntu

    Fri 5:37pm By Joey Sneddon
    A popular PC racing game has sped its way on to the Ubuntu Snap store — and I think you’re gonna dig it. It’s called ‘TrackMania Nations Forever’ (TMNF) and, for some of you, it will need zero introduction. First released back in 2008 — a decade…
  • GPD Pocket 2: 7-Inch Laptop Gets a Faster Processor

    Fri 9:40am By Joey Sneddon
    Remember that tiny 7-inch laptop we collectively cooed over last year? Well, an updated model with slimmer bezels and a faster CPU is on the way. The GPD Pocket 2 builds on the things the first-gen model got right, like it high-res screen, high-end build…
  • How to Enable the Blur Effect in KDE Plasma 5.13

    Fri 8:47am By Joey Sneddon
    The new blur effect in KDE Plasma 5.13 is wowing a lot of people, us included, but a few of you have been in touch to ask how you can enable or configure the blur on your own system. Plasma 5.13 should (as I understand it) come with the swish new gaussian…
  • Mesa 18.1.1 is Now Available to Install on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

    Jun 14, 2018, 9:27 am By Joey Sneddon
    The latest Mesa 18.1.1 graphics stack is now available to install on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Mesa 18.1.1 is the first point release update in the Mesa 18.1.x series, which debuted back in May with Mesa 18.1.0. The Mesa 18.1.x series touts plenty of improvements,…
  • KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Here – And It Looks Incredible

    Jun 14, 2018, 8:27 am By Joey Sneddon
    Back in May we said that KDE Plasma 5.13 was shaping up to be one heck of a release — now that it’s out, I think I can say we were right. And to demo the key changes arriving in this update of the popular, resource-efficient desktop environment is a…
  • The Linux Foundation Says We Should ‘Celebrate’ Microsoft Buying GitHub

    Jun 13, 2018, 7:42 pm By Joey Sneddon
    Not everyone is thrilled by news that Microsoft is buying Github — and you might think the Linux Foundation is among them. Well, it isn’t. The head of the Linux Foundation says the Microsoft snapping up GitHub is “good news” for the open source…
  • CodeWeavers Demo a Windows app Running on a Chromebook using Linux and Wine

    Jun 12, 2018, 5:59 pm By Joey Sneddon
    As you may know Google is bringing Linux apps to Chromebooks — but did you realise that the feature could pave the way for Windows apps, too? Yup, we’re talking Wine, the Windows software compatibility that is a staple part of the Linux app ecosystem. Be…
  • Winepak Could Make it Easier to Install Windows Apps on Linux

    Jun 12, 2018, 9:20 am By Joey Sneddon
    It might soon be easier to install your favourite Windows apps on Linux, thanks to a fledgling new project. It’s called Winepak and, as you might guess from the name, it’s focused on packaging Wine applications as Flatpak bundles for faster, fuss-free…
  • America Unveils the World’s Fastest Supercomputer (And Yes: It Runs Linux)

    Jun 11, 2018, 8:19 am By Joey Sneddon
    America's new star-spangled Summit supercomputer is twice as fast as China's Sunway supercomputer and runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The supercomputer cost $200 million to build.…
  • How to Use Emoji on Ubuntu

    Jun 10, 2018, 7:30 pm By Joey Sneddon
    Want to quickly and effortlessly type emoji on Ubuntu? Well, you can — and in this short post we show you how. With the release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS you can use emoji on Ubuntu right out of the box, so you already have everything you need. Nope, you won’t…