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Steam is Now Available as a Flatpak, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu

steam for linux with tuxWell, this is interesting: it looks like Steam for Linux is now available to install as a Flatpak app. The Steam Flatpak is even being distributed through Flathub, a centralised repository for app developers to host their apps in. My expectation is that Flathub will become the de-facto app storefront for Flatpaks later this year. As […]

This post, Steam is Now Available as a Flatpak, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Snappy Is Finally Doing Something About Super Large App Sizes

snappy logoUbuntu is finally doing something to tackle the size of Snap apps, albeit only for GNOME apps at present. A new GNOME platform snap is available in for testing in the testing channel of the Snap store. This snap will allow devs to build and distribute smaller GNOME Snap apps. Because apps will be able to […]

This post, Snappy Is Finally Doing Something About Super Large App Sizes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Is Feedreader the Best RSS Reader for Ubuntu?

feedreader installed on ubuntu as a flatpack appMany people still read the news from RSS feeds, using services like Feedly, Feedbin and Old Reader to fetch, read and sync content between devices – myself very much included. Feedreader is a desktop RSS reader for Ubuntu and other Linux desktops. It has a clean, straightforward design with a three-panel layout. Feedreader can sync with a range of RSS services, […]

This post, Is Feedreader the Best RSS Reader for Ubuntu?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Flatpak Apps Are Awesome, But Boy Do They Look Bad on Ubuntu

This week I installed my third Flatpak app on Ubuntu (the awesome GNOME Twitch 0.4, incase you’re interested) and it was an absolute breeze. I opened a terminal on my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS desktop, ran a single command pointing to a .flatpakref file, and, after a bit of blinking and a quick stretch, a new shiny app was […]

This post, Flatpak Apps Are Awesome, But Boy Do They Look Bad on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Flatpak Update Enhances OpenGL Driver Support

The latest stable update to Flatpak, the distro-agnostic, decentralised, and open-source application packaging and distribution format  Flatpak 0.8.3 provides OpenGL support that will allow Flatpak apps to work with so-called “out-of-tree” OpenGL drivers, like Nvidia’s, out of the box. “In addition to the regular list of bugfixes, this stable release include backports of the updated OpenGL […]

This post, Flatpak Update Enhances OpenGL Driver Support, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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KDE Neon to Support Snap Apps in Plasma Discover

kde neonUbuntu-based KDE Neon is one the Linux distros we’re most excited for this year — and with good reason. The distro combines the stability of Ubuntu’s latest LTS foundations with the latest (and, if you want it, bleeding edge) KDE applications and Plasma desktop releases. It’s a compelling partnership that delivers the best KDE experience I’ve […]

This post, KDE Neon to Support Snap Apps in Plasma Discover, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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