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  • Firefox 63 Released with Tab Switcher Changes, More Robust Web Extensions

    5:54am By Joey Sneddon
    A new version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser is now available to download. Firefox 63.0 serves as the latest update and comes packed with a compelling crop of new features and other improvements. Out of process extensions Firefox 63 is the first version…
  • You Can Now Buy an Official Ubuntu 18.10 T-Shirt

    Mon 10:23pm By Joey Sneddon
    A t-shirt bearing the Ubuntu 18.10 mascot design has gone on sale. Canonical’s online shop has added a dark blue shirt overlaid with an orange cuttlefish design, the same one used on the official Ubuntu 18.10 wallpaper. The reverse of each 100% cotton tee…
  • Simplenote Adds a Distraction-Free Focus Mode

    Mon 7:23pm By Joey Sneddon
    A distraction-free focus mode has been added to the nifty note taking app Simplenote. The feature is one of several improvements the desktop client picks up in its latest update, and is freely available for Windows, macOS, and Linux users. Mobile apps for…
  • Linux Kernel 4.19 Released, Plus Updates to Google Chrome, LightWorks + More

    Mon 5:57am By Joey Sneddon
    This week's Linux Release Roundup includes a look at the new features in the Linux 4.19 kernel release, Chrome 70, a Lightworks update, and more.…
  • Happy 14th Birthday, Ubuntu!

    Fri 7:37pm By Joey Sneddon
    Bust out the bunting and start cooking a cake because it’s Ubuntu’s birthday! Yes, fourteen feature-filled years have flown by since Mark Shuttleworth sat down to share news of the very first Ubuntu release. Ubuntu 4.10 ‘Warty Warthog’ was thrust…
  • What’s Your Ubuntu 19.04 Codename Prediction?

    Fri 2:04pm By Joey Sneddon
    It’s that really fun part of the release cycle where we get you to try and guess the name of the next Ubuntu release! it could, at this point, be literally anything — but what do think the codename of Ubuntu 19.04 will be? Ten years on since Ubuntu 9.04…
  • Canonical Launch Ubuntu User Statistics Website

    Thu 7:22pm By Joey Sneddon
    Canonical has launched an official webpage to relay Ubuntu user statistics collected by the Ubuntu report tool. The company had shared a few early findings from its data collection tool earlier in the year, but we’ve had to wait until now to get the full…
  • Ubuntu 18.10 Flavors Released, Ready to Download

    Thu 2:24pm By Joey Sneddon
    Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, the latest version of Ubuntu, is now available to download and so too are freshly spun images for it crop of community-based flavors. New stable versions of Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Budgie, Xubuntu and Kubuntu are ready to download,…
  • Ubuntu MATE 18.10 is Now Available for the GPD Pocket Laptop

    Thu 2:12pm By Joey Sneddon
    It just got way easier to install Ubuntu MATE on the GPD Pocket mini-laptops. Announced alongside the standard Ubuntu MATE 18.10 release, project lead Martin WImpress has unveiled a set of bespoke images built specifically for use with the GPD Pocket machines,…
  • Ubuntu 18.10 released, but is it worth downloading?

    Thu 1:10pm By Joey Sneddon
    Our Ubuntu 18.10 review looks at the new features the 'Cosmic Cuttlefish' brings to ask if latest version of this Linux distribution is worth downloading.…
  • 18 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 18.10 ‘Cosmic Cuttlefish’

    Thu 12:18pm By Joey Sneddon
    This list of things to do after installing Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish is packed with useful tips & tricks to help you get more from your Ubuntu install.…
  • How to Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.10 from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

    Wed 9:26pm By Joey Sneddon
    We show you how to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.10 from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. It's easy enough, and you already have everything you need — so let's get started!…
  • Ubuntu 18.10: What’s New? [Video]

    Wed 7:01pm By Joey Sneddon
    Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish will surface on cue, six short months after April’s well-received long-term support release. But how do you follow up the brilliant Bionic Beaver? It’s far from being an easy task and, alas, the collected changes you’ll…
  • Should GNOME Drop Support for GTK3 Themes?

    Oct 16, 2018, 9:53 am By Joey Sneddon
    The GNOME desktop has a problem — and we’re (partly) all to blame. Most of us enjoy customizing our Linux desktop to suit our preferred tastes. A dash of colour here, a splash of translucency there, and so on. Malleableness as an assumption; as distro…
  • The Easy Way to Install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

    Oct 11, 2018, 10:00 am By Joey Sneddon
    It's easy to install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and other Linux distros as the popular media streaming app is now available on the Snap store.…
  • New Website Claims Flatpak is a “Security Nightmare”

    Oct 10, 2018, 8:53 am By Joey Sneddon
    A newly launched website is warning users about Flatpak, branding the tech a “security nightmare”. The ‘Flatkills.org’ web page takes aim at a number of security claims routinely associated with the fledgling Flatpak app packaging and distribution…
  • Do You Plan to Upgrade to Ubuntu 18.10?

    Oct 10, 2018, 8:25 am By Joey Sneddon
    Can you believe that we’re now just a week away from the Ubuntu 18.10 release? It will be available to download from Thursday, October 18. Such closeness means — shock — it’s almost-very-nearly upgrade decision time for many of us! The question is are…
  • Ubuntu 18.10 Adds Gallium Nine Support, Latest Mesa 18.2.2

    Oct 10, 2018, 7:42 am By Joey Sneddon
    A couple of graphic-related tidbits ahead of next week’s Ubuntu 18.10 release that some of you might be interested to know about. First up, Mesa. A feature freeze exception was granted to allow Mesa 18.2.x series in to the Ubuntu 18.10 archives, with Mesa…