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  • Ubuntu 24.04 Now Runs on the Nintendo Switch (Unofficially)

    Sun 9:36pm By Joey Sneddon
    There are plenty of things you can do on a Nintendo Switch: you can throw your hat at sentient creatures in Super Mario Odyssey; plaster people in colourful ink in Splatoon 2; and lose your grip on reality thanks to a blue shell in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Oh, and…
  • Ubuntu 24.10 to Default to Wayland for NVIDIA Users

    Fri 10:13am By Joey Sneddon
    Ubuntu first switched to using Wayland as its default display server in 2017 before reverting the following year. It tried again in 2021 and has stuck with it since. But while Wayland is what most of is now login to after installing Ubuntu, anyone doing so on…
  • VMware Workstation Pro Now Free to Use on Linux & Windows

    Wed 6:15pm By Joey Sneddon
    VMware has made its pro virtual machine software free to use on Windows, macOS, and Linux — only for personal use though. This changes means you can download VMware Workstation Pro 17 and use without a license key or ongoing subscription cost for Windows…
  • Mozilla Firefox 126 is Now Available to Download

    Tue 3:54am By Joey Sneddon
    Mozilla Firefox 126 is now available download, and in-app updates beginning to roll out to existing users on Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android. As Firefox updates go the 126 release is rather light on user-facing goodies, especially versus last month’s…
  • Linux Kernel 6.9 Released — And It’s Packed with Improvements

    May 13, 2024, 1:08 pm By Joey Sneddon
    Linux kernel 6.9 has been released after several months of attentive development. Linux founder Linus Torvalds announced the final release on the Linux Kernel Mailing List in his usual relaxed, laissez faire style. He notes that while kernel contributors have…
  • Ubuntu 24.04 LTS Runs Brilliantly on the Raspberry Pi 5

    May 11, 2024, 6:20 pm By Joey Sneddon
    The recent Ubuntu 24.04 LTS release has garnered plenty of praise for its great performance on Intel/AMD hardware, both does the latest version runs as well on the ARM-based Raspberry Pi? I’m pleased to say it does. Ubuntu 24.04 LTS for Raspberry Pi is…
  • First Ubuntu 24.10 Daily Build Downloads Now Live

    May 9, 2024, 12:56 pm By Joey Sneddon
    Let’s go, folks — Ubuntu 24.10 daily builds are available for download. Ubuntu 24.10 ‘Oracular Oriole’ officially opened for development earlier this week following the reveal of the official codename (more than window dressing the codename is a…
  • Use Google Gemini AI on Ubuntu with this GNOME Extension

    May 8, 2024, 5:04 pm By Joey Sneddon
    If you use Ubuntu 22.04 LTS or later and want to access the Google Gemini AI chatbot straight from your desktop outside of a web browser, you’re in luck! The Gemini AI ChatBot GNOME Shell extension (unaffiliated with Google; it’s not an official thing)…
  • Google’s Flutter Team Layoffs Leave Ubuntu Devs in a Flap

    May 7, 2024, 11:01 am By Joey Sneddon
    Google’s recent ‘structural simplification’ led to 200 people across many of its core development teams, including Python, Dart, and Flutter, losing their roles. With Canonical committed to using Flutter for its own desktop apps the news of layoffs in…
  • Ubuntu 24.10 Release Date Set for October 10, 2024

    May 6, 2024, 1:33 pm By Joey Sneddon
    Canonical has published a draft release schedule for Ubuntu 24.10 ‘Oracular Oriole’. According to the timetable we should expect the final stable release of Ubuntu 24.10 to arrive on Thursday October 10, 2024. Six months of development lay ahead, with a…
  • Ubuntu 24.04 Support WIP for Lenovo ThinkPad X13s Laptop

    May 5, 2024, 10:26 am By Joey Sneddon
    Canonical kernel engineer Juerg Haefliger has shared an update on Ubuntu support for the Lenovo ThinkPad X13s (Gen 1) laptop. The 13-inch Lenovo ThinkPad X13s is an ARM laptop powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx (gen3) processor with Adreno 690 GPU, 16 GB…
  • SuperTuxKart 1.5 Gears Up For Release, v2.0 in the Works

    May 3, 2024, 10:45 am By Joey Sneddon
    Fans of open-source racing game SuperTuxKart will be stoked to hear devs are busy in the pit lanes pepping the next major update — and it’ll launch this summer. SuperTuxKart 1.4 was released back in 2022 with a ton of improvements that fine-tune, fix-up,…