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  • Deepin 15.7 Released, Claims to Use Less Memory Than Ubuntu

    Mon 7:34pm By Joey Sneddon
    A new version of the Deepin Linux distribution has been released — and it boasts significantly lower memory usage. A performance-focused update building on the Deepin 15.6 release launched back in June, Deepin 15.7 also features improvements to power…
  • GIMP 2.10.6 Released with Vertical Text Support + More

    Mon 1:03pm By Joey Sneddon
    A new version of GIMP, the poplar open source image editor, has been made available for download. GIMP 2.10.6 arrives as the latest minor update in the 2.10.x stable release series, which made its debut earlier in the year. But don’t be put off by my use of…
  • Ubuntu 18.10 Daily Builds Ship with New Default Theme

    Mon 10:32am By Joey Sneddon
    Ubuntu has a striking new look in the latest daily builds of Ubuntu 18.10 ‘Cosmic Cuttlefish’. The community created Yaru GTK theme and the Suru icon theme are now part of the default image and set as the default GTK and GNOME Shell theme. Unexpected? In…
  • Flatpak 1.0 Released with ‘Significant Improvements’

    Mon 9:15am By Joey Sneddon
    Flatpak, the Linux app distribution format, has finally hit version 1.0, more than three years after its first public release. As is befitting such a major milestone Flatpak 1.0 boasts ‘significant improvement in performance and reliability’, a swathe of…
  • Password Safe is a KeePass-Compatible Password Manager for Linux

    Sun 1:21pm By Joey Sneddon
    Password Safe is an open-source KeePass-compatible password manager for Linux, designed specifically for use on the GNOME desktop.…
  • Linux Release Roundup: Communitheme, Cantata, VS Code + More

    Fri 10:03am By Joey Sneddon
    It’s been a busy couple of weeks for some well known Linux projects, with developers clearly choosing to make hay while the sun shines (and boy has it been shining here in the UK!).  This post serves as a roundup a some ooref those recently Linux app…
  • Zorin OS 12.4 Released, Available to Download Now

    Wed 7:39pm By Joey Sneddon
    Linux newbies rejoice; Zorin OS 12.4 is now available to download. The latest update to the popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, Zorin OS 12.4 boasts of being “more secure and compatible than ever before.” “This new release brings together the…
  • Pitivi Video Editor Gains UI Polish, Video Preview Resizing

    Aug 13, 2018, 10:41 am By Joey Sneddon
    Improvements to the Pitivi video editor are coming thanks to students participating in the Google Summer of Code 2018, including slow motion video support.…
  • Linux 4.18 Arrives With Some Big Changes

    Aug 13, 2018, 9:18 am By Joey Sneddon
    Following a number of delays, Linus Torvalds has finally announced release of a Linux 4.18, the latest stable release of the Linux kernel. Announcing the arrival of Linux 4.18 on the Linux Kernel Mailing List (LKML), Linus Torvalds writes: “One week…
  • Hollywood Casts Open Source Software in Starring Role

    Aug 12, 2018, 10:21 am By Joey Sneddon
    Amazing news out of Variety, the entertainment website, this weekend: Hollywood is going open source. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — best known for ‘The Oscars’ award ceremony — has teamed up with the Linux Foundation to launch the…
  • ‘Podcasts’ is a new podcast app for Linux

    Aug 10, 2018, 11:21 am By Joey Sneddon
    A new app makes it easy to follow, fave and listen to your favourite podcasts on the Linux desktop. It’s called ‘Podcasts’ and — no prizes for guessing — it’s a podcast client for the Linux desktop, designed for the GNOME desktop specifically.…
  • It’s Now Easier to Install ThinkPad Firmware Updates on Linux

    Aug 10, 2018, 2:55 am By Joey Sneddon
    It’s about to get a whole lot easier to install ThinkPad firmware updates on Linux. Red Hat’s Richard Hughes has revealed that tech company Lenovo, who produce the ThinkPad line of laptops, is joining the Linux Vendor Firmware Service, better known as…
  • GNOME’s Ace Retro Gaming App Just Keeps Getting Better

    Aug 9, 2018, 12:54 pm By Joey Sneddon
    GNOME Games lets you manage and retro games on Linux using libretro cores. The next release is faster, and will let you run Virtual Boy and MSX games.…
  • LibreOffice 6.1 Released with ‘Major Changes’

    Aug 8, 2018, 9:01 am By Joey Sneddon
    You can now download LibreOffice 6.1, the latest stable release of the super popular open source office suite. LibreOffice 6.1 is billed as “a major release” in the ‘fresh’ series and features numerous user interface tweaks, improved documentation…
  • Firefox Advance Uses Your Browser History to Recommend Web Content

    Aug 7, 2018, 7:30 pm By Joey Sneddon
    If you’re short on things to read — seriously? — be sure to check out the latest experiment in the Firefox Test Pilot program. It’s called Advance and it aims to ‘advance’ you past the site you’re currently gawping at and on to the next.…
  • Thunderbird email client gets a new look, new features, and a new logo

    Aug 7, 2018, 9:59 am By Joey Sneddon
    A new version of Thunderbird is now available to download. Thunderbird 60 is the first stable release of the ephemeral desktop email client since the launch of Thunderbird 52 way back in early 2017. A year in development — but has it been worth the wait?…
  • Mystery Donation Lets Elementary Hire Full-Time Staff

    Aug 4, 2018, 2:10 am By Joey Sneddon
    The GNOME project recently received a $1 million donation from an anonymous benefactor — now it seems the altruism is spreading to other open source projects. The folks behind elementary OS, a popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, have revealed they…
  • Space Strategy Game ‘Star Ruler 2’ Goes Open Source

    Aug 3, 2018, 4:00 pm By Joey Sneddon
    It’s rare to hear of a well-regarded game making the jump from closed source to open source software, but space strategy game Star Ruler 2 has done just that. The (now defunct) company behind this stunning 4X real-time strategy game has released the…