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  • vendredi, 12 juillet 2024

    Thunderbird 128 Released With Major Changes
    A major update to the open-source e-mail client Thunderbird is now available to download. Thunderbird 128 ‘Nebula’ builds on last year’s stellar Thunderbird 115 release, adding a flurry of new features, code improvements, and a grab bag of assorted bug fixes. Plus, like the recent Firefox 128 release, this version of Thunderbird is an Extended Support Release (ESR). Kind of like an LTS, ESR commits to several years of continued updates and support. Linux distros which rely on ESR builds, like Debian, can update to this version. Support period aside, there’s plenty of tangible changes tucked up inside of Thunderbird […] You’re reading Thunderbird 128 Released With Major Changes, a blog post from OMG! Ubuntu. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission. …

  • vendredi, 12 juillet 2024

    Ubuntu’s App Center Updated, Can Now Open/Install DEBs
    Ubuntu’s Flutter-based App Center can now open and install 3rd-party DEB installers. An App Center update that adds support for ‘side-loading’ DEB packages began rolling out to users on Ubuntu 24.04 LTS in the past few weeks (but as snaps update in the background silently, without any indication or alert, I only just noticed). To be clear: this is about being able to install DEB packages you download from the web (e.g., Google Chrome, Discord, Steam, Vivaldi, Slack, etc) using App Center. It’s not about installing DEBs from the Ubuntu repos, which was already possible. With this update it is […] You’re reading Ubuntu’s App Center Updated, Can Now Open/Install DEBs, a blog post from OMG! Ubuntu. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission. …

  • jeudi, 11 juillet 2024

    GNOME Extensions Website Redesign: Sneak Preview
    A major overhaul of the GNOME extensions website is in the works. As the recent revamp of Flathub proved, engaging store fronts for software and extensions are not the preserve of big-time tech companies like Google, Apple, and Microsoft. Good design is good design, whoever does it. GNOME Extensions offer a quick and easy way to add new features, behaviours, and visual changes to GNOME Shell. The extensions.gnome.org (EGO) website is the go-to place to find and install them. But a revamp is long overdue. GNOME Extensions Website Revamp If you visit the GNOME Extensions website today, you’ll see the […] You’re reading GNOME Extensions Website Redesign: Sneak Preview, a blog post from OMG! Ubuntu. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission. …

  • mercredi, 10 juillet 2024

    Zed, GPU-accelerated IDE Written in Rust, is now available for Linux
    Open-source editor Zed is now available for Linux. Zed is a GPL licensed IDE written in Rust, developed by the authors of the Atom editor and the creators of the Tree-sitter parser generator. Out-of-the-box it offers the essential features one expects of a modern IDE, including: But it also has some unique touches, too. Notably, Zed is GPU-accelerated (by way of the Vulkan API). Combined with the editor’s Rust underpinnings, this editor boasts blazingly fast startup times, can open large files/projects instantly, and benefits from lower input latency than rival editors, like VS Code. Plus, Zed provides in-app integration with […] You’re reading Zed, GPU-accelerated IDE Written in Rust, is now available for Linux, a blog post from OMG! Ubuntu. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission. …

  • mercredi, 10 juillet 2024

    GNOME 47’s New Font: How to Try it on Ubuntu
    News that GNOME’s design team is looking to make Inter the default font in GNOME 47 got me curious about what the typeface might look in action. Why Inter? This clean, open-source sans-serif font is designed specifically for user interfaces. It’s legible and clear at various sizes and resolutions, boasts a broad character set, and supports hundreds of languages. Still, this tentative typography swap is not set in stone: we’re early in the GNOME 47 development cycle, the proposed font change is just that: a proposal. Further testing is needed to ensure Inter is an adequate replacement for Cantarell, GNOME’s […] You’re reading GNOME 47’s New Font: How to Try it on Ubuntu, a blog post from OMG! Ubuntu. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission. …

  • mardi, 9 juillet 2024

    Mozilla Firefox 128 Released, This is What’s New
    Mozilla Firefox 128 is now available download, freshly stocked with a few sweet new features. It’s been a mere weeks since Firefox 127 delivered a deft new way to get rid of duplicate tabs, bolstered security by auto-upgrading mixed-content elements in webpages, and souped-up its in-page screenshot capabilities. In Firefox 128, Mozilla’s developers adds a faster and more intuitive way to use to leverage browser’s built-in (privacy-friendly) language translation feature, streamlines browser spring cleaning, and qualms a couple of errant quibbles. For more details, scroll on! What’s new in Firefox 128? Cruft accumulates as we browse the web: web browsing and search […] You’re reading Mozilla Firefox 128 Released, This is What’s New, a blog post from OMG! Ubuntu. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission. …

  • mardi, 9 juillet 2024

    A $10 Raspberry Pi 5 SSD Hat that Fits the Official Case
    There are a lot of reasons to love the Raspberry Pi 5, and the inclusion of a single-lane PCI Express 2.0 interface for expansion is, for me, chief among them. I (hastily) bought a Pimoroni NVMe Base so I could use an M.2 SSD with my Pi 5 (a stonkingly faster experience than a slow-poke microSD card). Only problem is it’s large. With that board attached, my Raspberry Pi 5 can’t fit in the official Raspberry Pi 5 case. And while the newer, smaller official Raspberry Pi M.2 HAT+ can be used in the official case, you have to keep […] You’re reading A $10 Raspberry Pi 5 SSD Hat that Fits the Official Case, a blog post from OMG! Ubuntu. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission. …

  • dimanche, 7 juillet 2024

    Ubuntu 23.10 Support Ends July 11, Upgrade Soon!
    Those still making use of Ubuntu 23.10 ‘Mantic Minotaur’ should be aware that official support for this version of Ubuntu ends on July 11, 2024. Which, to orient the blissfully slow who, like me, remain convinced 2024 has only just begun, means the Mantic Minotaur goes end-of-life (EOL) this Thursday. Crikey. As an interim/short-term support release, Ubuntu 23.10 gets just 9 months of support (i.e., updates from Canonical and Ubuntu developers) from the date of its release. Having arrived in October 2023, July 2024 is when the ‘Mantic Minotaur’ is no-more. But what happens when support for an Ubuntu release ends […] You’re reading Ubuntu 23.10 Support Ends July 11, Upgrade Soon!, a blog post from OMG! Ubuntu. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission. …

  • vendredi, 5 juillet 2024

    Proton Launch Privacy-Focused Google Docs Alternative
    Proton, once famed for a VPN, now provides a suite of secure online services, including e-mail, cloud storage, and password manager (Proton Pass Linux app launched last month). Now, it’s adding another string to its privacy-focused bow, and takes aim at Google Docs in the process. This week Proton announced Docs in Proton Drive, a “privacy-first document editor” which allows anyone with a (free or a paid) Proton account to create, edit, share, and collaborate documents on-the-go from any web browser. Admittedly, an open source, auditable cloud-based word processor isn’t strictly Ubuntu-specific news (incase you’re wondering why I’m writing about […] You’re reading Proton Launch Privacy-Focused Google Docs Alternative, a blog post from OMG! Ubuntu. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission. …

  • jeudi, 4 juillet 2024

    Audacious Music App Now Defaults to GTK3, Adds New Plugins
    A new version of the Audacious music player popped out a few weeks back, but I totally missed hearing about until today (when sifting through my GitHub stars to make sure no other apps I like have joined the FOSS graveyard). Audacious 4.4 is a sizeable update which existing fans of this feature-packed, lightweight audio app are sure to appreciate, whether they run it on Linux, macOS, Windows, or a *BSD of some description. The biggest change? Audacious now defaults to GTK3 or Qt6 (depending on preference). Neither toolkit bumps changes the look of the app, but will mean the […] You’re reading Audacious Music App Now Defaults to GTK3, Adds New Plugins, a blog post from OMG! Ubuntu. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission. …

  • mardi, 2 juillet 2024

    Miracle-WM 0.3 Arrives with Bling, Bug Fixes & Better i3 IPC Support
    If you’re yet to try Miracle-WM, a new tiling window manager made for the Mir Wayland compositor, the latest version, released today, would be a stellar place to start. Made by Canonical engineer Matthew Kosarek (in his free time; it’s not an official Canonical project), miracle-wm aims to pair the efficiency that tiling window managers like i3 and Sway offer with “flashier graphics […] full of smooth transitions and colors”. And where previous releases of miracle-wm tackled the fundamentals the former of the aforementioned aims needs, the new miracle-wm 0.3.0 release begins the work of adding the “bling” required to […] You’re reading Miracle-WM 0.3 Arrives with Bling, Bug Fixes & Better i3 IPC Support, a blog post from OMG! Ubuntu. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission. …

  • lundi, 1 juillet 2024

    Linux Mint 22 Beta Released, Based on Ubuntu 24.04 LTS
    And we’re off – the Linux Mint 22 beta release is now available to download. The beta of Linux Mint 22 “Wilma” arrives ahead of an anticipated stable release in late July/early August (depending on how many bugs, issues, and quirks are found and fixed during the formal beta testing period). Linux Mint 22 is a sizeable update. It’s the first version to be based on top of Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, and inherits all of the foundational goodies that release provides. It includes the Linux 6.8 kernel, new graphics drivers, and PipeWire as default sound server. But Linux Mint adds […] You’re reading Linux Mint 22 Beta Released, Based on Ubuntu 24.04 LTS, a blog post from OMG! Ubuntu. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission. …

  • dimanche, 30 juin 2024

    Eek, Gradience Linux Theming App Has Archived its Github
    Sad news for fans of Gradience, the 3rd-party tool to customise the look of GTK4/libadwaita apps, as this weekend (June 29, 2024) the Github project page was made read-only and archived. News is sure to drain the colour from those who avidly use this tool, as it has proven popular with those seeing to personalise the libadwaita stylesheet to better suit their tastes. But this move isn’t entirely out of the blue. In April, Gradience added a note to top of its Github page mentioning that the app was “looking for a maintainer(s)! if you know Python and GTK4/Libadwaita and […] You’re reading Eek, Gradience Linux Theming App Has Archived its Github, a blog post from OMG! Ubuntu. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission. …

  • vendredi, 28 juin 2024

    App Doesn’t Run in Ubuntu 24.04? New AppArmor Update May Fix It
    If you’ve been experiencing issues getting some apps to run or work properly in Ubuntu 24.04 LTS it may be down to the distro using AppArmor to restrict the creation of user namespaces. This change (which I touched on in my article look at what’s new in Ubuntu 24.04 LTS) is there to bolster security. After all, no-one wants icky apps free to do icky things, unchecked. But the change means AppArmor policies are (somewhat expectedly) preventing some apps from running at all, and breaking features in other apps if they rely on components AppArmor isn’t configured to allow. When […] You’re reading App Doesn’t Run in Ubuntu 24.04? New AppArmor Update May Fix It, a blog post from OMG! Ubuntu. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission. …

  • jeudi, 27 juin 2024

    Tiling Shell Update Adds Blur Effect & Edge Tiling
    Does it seem like I’m a bit obsessed with Tiling Shell, the super-charged window snapping extension for GNOME Shell, which works beautifully on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS and above? It might do since this is my 3rd article about the extension in less than a fortnight! But the updates and new features are coming thick and fast; I can’t not cover them. Progress marches ever on! Tiling Shell v10 hit the GNOME Extensions website yesterday (if you have the extension installed already you’ll get the update automatically) and it includes a number of improvements which merit a mention on these pages. […] You’re reading Tiling Shell Update Adds Blur Effect & Edge Tiling, a blog post from OMG! Ubuntu. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission. …