Google has released a new VR video conversion tool for macOS and Linux. It’s called “VR180 Creator” (catchy) and the tool aims to make it easier for people to edit video shot on 180-degree and 360-degree devices like the Lenovo Mirage camera (pictured opposite). And boy is just-such a tool needed! VR180 Creator: Easier VR Video Editing […]
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Rumour is that desktop Linux apps are coming to Chromebooks, and when they do they may look rather familiar. Like, Adapta GTK theme familiar.
This post, Google Just Forked a Popular GTK Theme, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
It could soon be possible to run Linux apps on a Chromebook without jumping through hoops. Recent commits to the Chrome OS source code suggests that Google is preparing to introduce support for virtual machines, specifically Linux containers. Such a feature would unlock a stack of possibilities for developers and for Chrome OS — but […]
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If you wanted to Google from the command line you need to check out Googler, a small open-source tool with lets you search the web from a terminal.
This post, How To Search Google from the Command Line, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
We show you how to fix the ‘failed to fetch’ apt error caused by Google changing the key it uses to sign its Linux repo.
This post, [How To] Fix The Google GPG Error on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
‘Backup and Sync’ is the name of Google’s all-new Google Drive desktop client. The rejigged and refreshed app is being released later this month.
This post, Ugh, It Doesn’t Look Like Google’s New Google Drive Client Is Coming to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
This post is not a typical post. I’m not going to change your life, or teach you a new trick. Instead I’m going to drag you down the rabbit hole…
This post, ‘Why Use Linux?’ Answered In 3 Short Words, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Google has updated Google Earth recently, fixing some of the issues that were occurring on Linux, such as Panoramio pictures not working, as well as various crashes.
Google Earth had quite a few issues on recent Linux distributions. Back when Ubuntu 16.04 was released, Google Earth wasn’t installable at all, and this was later fixed, but the app would still crash after a few seconds of usage, for many users. Furthermore, Panoramio pictures weren’t working.
These issues should be fixed with the latest Google Earth 220.127.116.1100 for Linux. Furthermore, the update also brings support for the OAuth2, as well as updated Google and Google Earth logos.
Google Earth 18.104.22.16800 changes:
- removed menu items for Google Maps Engine and the Google Earth Community.
- new Google and Google Earth logos;
- fixed crashes from rearranging items in My Places;
- Earth Pro: Removed registration dialog as Pro no longer requires a license;
- Linux: fixed font dialog and other crashes;
- Linux: fixed cache data inconsistency between 32 and 64-bit builds;
- Linux: fixed RPM installer problems with permissions in directory /usr/bin;
- Mac & Linux: updated driver support for 3Dconnexion controller devices.
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The latest bug fix update to Google Earth desktop app finally allows Linux users to see Panoramio photos without pesky workarounds, and adds a new app icon.
This post, Google Earth Update Fixes Several Linux Bugs, Adds New Icon, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.
Want to access your Google Drive files natively on the Ubuntu desktop? You can, and here’s how.
This post, How to Access Google Drive On Ubuntu 16.04, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.