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KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Here – And It Looks Incredible

Back in May we said that KDE Plasma 5.13 was shaping up to be one heck of a release — now that it’s out, I think I can say we were right. And to demo the key changes arriving in this update of the popular, resource-efficient desktop environment is a spiffy official release video. At a speedy 2 […]

This post, KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Here – And It Looks Incredible, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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The Linux Foundation Says We Should ‘Celebrate’ Microsoft Buying GitHub

github logoNot everyone is thrilled by news that Microsoft is buying Github — and you might think the Linux Foundation is among them. Well, it isn’t. The head of the Linux Foundation says the Microsoft snapping up GitHub is “good news” for the open source community. He also reckons that, rather than sneer about it, we ought to “celebrate […]

This post, The Linux Foundation Says We Should ‘Celebrate’ Microsoft Buying GitHub, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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CodeWeavers Demo a Windows app Running on a Chromebook using Linux and Wine

Linux apps on a ChromebookAs you may know Google is bringing Linux apps to Chromebooks — but did you realise that the feature could pave the way for Windows apps, too? Yup, we’re talking Wine, the Windows software compatibility that is a staple part of the Linux app ecosystem. Be it for Adobe Photoshop or games like Fortnite and WoW, Wine […]

This post, CodeWeavers Demo a Windows app Running on a Chromebook using Linux and Wine, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Winepak Could Make it Easier to Install Windows Apps on Linux

wine software logoIt might soon be easier to install your favourite Windows apps on Linux, thanks to a fledgling new project. It’s called Winepak and, as you might guess from the name, it’s focused on packaging Wine applications as Flatpak bundles for faster, fuss-free use. So, rather than you having to head out and find, installer, open it with Wine, […]

This post, Winepak Could Make it Easier to Install Windows Apps on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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America Unveils the World’s Fastest Supercomputer (And Yes: It Runs Linux)

The Summit SupercomputerAmerica’s new star-spangled Summit supercomputer is twice as fast as China’s Sunway supercomputer and runs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux. The supercomputer cost $200 million to build.

This post, America Unveils the World’s Fastest Supercomputer (And Yes: It Runs Linux), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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How to Use Emoji on Ubuntu

How to Use Emoji on UbuntuWant to quickly and effortlessly type emoji on Ubuntu? Well, you can — and in this short post we show you how. With the release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS you can use emoji on Ubuntu right out of the box, so you already have everything you need. Nope, you won’t need to install third-party apps […]

This post, How to Use Emoji on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Coming Soon: Wacom Firmware Updates on Linux

Wacom tablet viaYou’ll soon be able to install Wacom firmware updates on Linux. Red Hat’s Richard Hughes shares word on work he’s done with Wacom engineers to support Wacom’s custom update protocol on Linux. At present, Wacom advise their customers to upgrade firmware on their graphics tablets using a dedicated desktop app which is only available for Windows and […]

This post, Coming Soon: Wacom Firmware Updates on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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GitHub’s New CEO Did a Reddit AMA, This is What he Said

It’s been a crazy week. News that Microsoft is buying GitHub has shocked and stunned the developer community, with reverberations of the deal being mostly keenly felt by those involved with open source projects. Folks are scared and suspicious of Microsoft — bleedin’ Microsoft! — and of it’s motives. Is the GitHub that developers know and love about to […]

This post, GitHub’s New CEO Did a Reddit AMA, This is What he Said, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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How to Use GNOME Shell’s Secret Screen Recorder

So you want to record your Ubuntu desktop, but you don’t know which desktop screen recorder to use? Well, have you considered not using one at all? Don’t look at me strangely: I promise this makes sense. You’ve likely seen videos on YouTube where people share a screencast of their Linux desktops. Perhaps you want […]

This post, How to Use GNOME Shell’s Secret Screen Recorder, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Linux Release Roundup: Curlew, Cantata & Google Chrome

appsAnother week, another batch of welcome Linux app updates to round-up — and another one of these rather difficult post intros to write! This week we’re taking in updates from a diverse range of apps: from a nifty media converter to a nimble music player, by way of a largely unknown web browser called “Google […]

This post, Linux Release Roundup: Curlew, Cantata & Google Chrome, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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