10:12am By Joey Sneddon
Are you a Budgie desktop user wanting to add a bit more functionality to your nimble, lightweight desktop? Well you can, by adding Budgie applets. Budgie applets are like little souped-up mini-apps that live in your panel. They provide additional features and…
Fri 9:16am By Joey Sneddon
Are you a regular distro hopper? Is distro hopping your pastime? Or are you content with your current Linux distribution? Let us know in this week's poll.
This post, Are You a Distro Hopper?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Fri 7:42am By Joey Sneddon
There are plenty of free multimedia converters for Ubuntu available, with command-line champ FFmpeg arguably the most powerful of them all. But this power comes with a complexity. Using FFMpeg to convert media through the command line can be intimidating…
Fri 7:00am By Joey Sneddon
Linux enthusiasts on the hunt for a reliable USB image writer will be pleased to hear that a new app is in development. The plainly named ‘ISO Image Writer‘ is a new app by Jonathan Riddell, a prominent KDE developer and project lead of the KDE Neon…
Thu 11:26am By Joey Sneddon
Windows 10 (boo, hiss, etc) has a ‘cascade windows’ option that neatly arranges all of your visible windows into a fanned pile. It’s not a ground-breaking feature, nor is it the most useful. But it is a quick way to make your desktop look neat and…
Thu 9:47am By Joey Sneddon
If you’re sick of Skype for Linux’s lack of progress, or rankled by the imminent retirement of the older (but superior) Qt Skype client, there’s a GNU alternative in town called Ring. GNU Ring is a cross-platform, privacy-minded communication app that…
Thu 7:34am By Joey Sneddon
Open-source office suite LibreOffice is inching closer to providing automatic updates in-app. Daily builds of LibreOffice for Linux with a new automatic updater built-in are available for testing, LibreOffice developer Markus Mohrhard announced today. Better…
Wed 6:02pm By Joey Sneddon
Nylas N1 …Or is it Nylas Mail now? I can't remember, and it doesn't really matter because, we learn today, this cross-platform desktop email app is dead.
This post, Nylas Mail Is Dead, Jim, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Wed 9:24am By Joey Sneddon
Rhythmbox Alternative Toolbar is a Rhythmbox plugin that improves the look and layout of the music player by rearranging elements and using CSD.…
Wed 7:34am By Joey Sneddon
Are you looking for a Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 review to help you decide whether this cheap n’ cheerful Chinese laptop is for you? Well, look no further. A reader recently shared the following Chuwi 12.3 video review in the comments section. It’s by…
Tue 4:23pm By Joey Sneddon
A new unstable release of photo manager Shotwell is now available. Shotwell 0.27 introduces a small set of new features and improvements, as well fixes for a number of bugs. Notably, Shotwell 0.27 no longer has F-Spot import support, a feature that the photo…
Tue 7:58am By Joey Sneddon
A new development snapshot of GNOME Tweak Tool is available to download, and it surfaces yet another really useful GNOME feature.…
Mon 9:35am By Joey Sneddon
A new survey aims to help LibreOffice learn which features of the popular open-source office suite users use the most.
This post, Have You Taken the LibreOffice Features Survey?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Mon 9:17am By Joey Sneddon
More features familiar to users of the Ubuntu Unity desktop could be making their way to Dash to Dock, a popular desktop dock GNOME extension.…
Mon 8:08am By Joey Sneddon
The super-friendly folks at Chinese computer company Chuwi just poked me with news that the Chuwi LapBook 12.3 is now available on GearBest at a reduced price for a limited time only. The Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 is a 12.3-inch laptop with 2K IPS display…
Sun 4:42pm By Joey Sneddon
Two of the most celebrated open-source applications are now available on the Windows Store, though one comes with a £7.49/$9.79 price tag attached.…
Sun 8:51am By Joey Sneddon
Well, this is interesting: it looks like Steam for Linux is now available to install as a Flatpak app. The Steam Flatpak is even being distributed through Flathub, a centralised repository for app developers to host their apps in. My expectation is that…
Sun 8:23am By Joey Sneddon
Wayland is installed by default in the latest builds of KDE Neon Developer Edition. The Ubuntu-based software stack — it doesn’t like to be called a distribution, remember — is shipping the next-gen display server protocol as part of the default install…