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  • Mozilla Has Axed Firefox Test Pilot

    11:08am By Joey Sneddon
    If you were a fan of the Mozilla Test Pilot programme, I’ve some bad news to share: it’s being axed. Mozilla has announced that is closing the Test Pilot programme effective January 22, 2019. Launched three years ago, the Test Pilot programme was a…
  • Deepin 15.9 Released with Touchscreen Support, Various Fixes

    9:31am By Joey Sneddon
    There’ll little else like Deepin Linux in the distro ecosystem. It has its own bespoke desktop, custom apps, and is a true standout in a sea of (sometimes) broadly samey desktops. The first major update to the China-based distro this year, Deepin 15.9…
  • Entroware Unleash Hades, A Powerful Linux Workstation

    Tue 11:14am By Joey Sneddon
    British Linux computer company Entroware has unveiled its latest Linux-powered offering — and it’s something of a beast! The Entroware Hades is the company’s first workstation PC to offer AMD processors and multi-GPU configurations. The base model comes…
  • GNOME’s New GTK Theme is Ready for Testing

    Tue 10:25am By Joey Sneddon
    Cast your minds back to December and, amid all the baubles and wrapping paper, you may recall us sharing some screenshots of a refreshed version of the Adwaita GTK theme, used by GNOME. Now, GNOME’s Matthias Clasen has spilled the beans on the refresh. In…
  • Ubuntu’s Icon Theme Now Extends to Branded & Third-Party Apps

    Mon 12:09pm By Joey Sneddon
    The single biggest issue I have with the Suru icon theme Ubuntu 18.10 debuted with was the lack of consistency. Shipping an icon set with a uniform shape and glyph style is a bold move, but it’s one that only works when it extends to and covers every app…
  • Google is Adding ‘Apt Search’ to the ChromeOS App Launcher

    Mon 11:30am By Joey Sneddon
    Chrome OS’s ability to run Linux apps continues to mature. Having recently revealed plans to let device managers specify a Linux distro for use with the feature comes word of another key feature tasked with making ‘Linux (beta) for Chromebooks’ more…
  • Rhythmbox is Finally Adopting Client Side Decorations

    Mon 7:12am By Joey Sneddon
    Rhythmbox music player is finally sorting its oversized toolbar out! The next major release of the well-known Linux audio app is set to adopt a GTK header bar by default. The aim? A refined, more compact toolbar with buttons that are consistent, sharp, take…
  • ‘Celluloid’ is the new name of GNOME MPV

    Sun 11:53am By Joey Sneddon
    GNOME MPV — a GTK UI for my favourite Linux video player tool — has been given a brand new name. The versatile open-source video app is switching away from the ‘GNOME MPV’ moniker to ‘Celluloid’. Why? Because ‘GNOME MPV’ is a little…
  • ‘Linux for Chromebooks’ May Let Chromebook Owners Choose Which Distro to Use

    Sat 8:11am By Joey Sneddon
    Last year Google wowed Linux geeks the world over with a feature that lets Chromebook users run desktop Linux apps on Chrome OS. The feature, dubbed ‘Crostini’ at the time, but now known by the catching title “Linux (beta) for Chromebooks”, continues…
  • SuperTuxKart’s Online Multiplayer is Ready for Testing

    Fri 8:21am By Joey Sneddon
    SuperTuxKart online multiplayer is ready for testing! The SuperTuxKart dev team has announced a new beta version of the karting game that features long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated feature online racing support. SuperTuxKart online multiplayer lets you:…
  • VLC Just Passed 3 Billion Downloads

    Fri 7:43am By Joey Sneddon
    Open-source video player VLC today celebrates a gargantuan milestone — it’s 3 billionth download! The devs behind app say this is the total number of downloads they’ve been able to count via their website, with 25 percent of downloads coming from mobile…
  • Lightworks Video Editor Has Big Plans for 2019

    Thu 7:32pm By Joey Sneddon
    The Lightworks video editor is one of a number of professional-leaning media tools now available for Linux, and over the next year it’s going to get even better. That’s according to EditShare, the company behind the free (but not open-source) app.…
  • And Then They Were Gone: GNOME Reverts Back to Brown for Folder Icons

    Thu 2:11pm By Joey Sneddon
    Development is a perpetual, constantly changing and iterative landscape upon which changes can evaporate as fast as they made form. Case in point this week? A shocking design u-turn — said in jest, lest you panic — by GNOME designers, who’ve reverted…
  • Help Pick a New Logo for Fedora

    Thu 10:46am By Joey Sneddon
    The Fedora “Infinity” logo has been a staple part of the Linux landscape for as long as I’ve been using it — but that could be about to change. Fedora plans to update its famous logo and word mark with a fresher, more modern version that’s easier for…
  • 7 Best Games Available on the Snap Store

    Jan 8, 2019, 8:55 am By Joey Sneddon
    In this post we list the best Ubuntu games that you can install as Snap apps, for free, from the official Snapcraft store on Ubuntu and other Linux distros.…
  • Stream Media From Ubuntu to Chromecast with ‘Cast to TV’

    Jan 6, 2019, 10:33 am By Joey Sneddon
    It just got a little easier for Ubuntu users to cast video, music and pictures to a Chromecast equipped TV direct from the desktop. We’ve previously shown you how to cast video from Ubuntu to a Chromecast using the open-source MKChromecast tool, and the…
  • Pretend you’re a CLI wizard with Blessed-Contrib

    Jan 5, 2019, 11:02 am By Joey Sneddon
    Want to feel like a Hollywood hacker or the sort of super-powered sysadmin that always show up in low-budget cable shows? Then check out blessed-contrib. Blessed-contrib is a Node.js based terminal utility that can be used to create data-rich command…
  • Tilix 1.8.7 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

    Jan 4, 2019, 8:55 am By Joey Sneddon
    A brand new version of the Linux terminal emulator Tilix is available to download. Now, chances are you already know about this app. It’s one of the most popular tiling terminal emulators available for Linux desktops. So good is it that some people think…