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Quarter Window Tiling Support added to the MATE Desktop

Ubuntu Mate 18.04 bionic beaver daily buildSupport for quarter window tiling has been added to the MATE desktop. The feature is one of several improvements shipping in the latest stable release of the ‘retrospective’ desktop environment, which was forked from GNOME 2 back in 2011. Specifically its MATE’s window manager Marco that’s been gifted support for ‘quadrant window tiling’. Or, as some call it, […]

This post, Quarter Window Tiling Support added to the MATE Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Elementary OS Juno will be version 5.0, not 0.5

elementary os logoA new version of elementary OS arrives in the spring, and when it does it’ll have a number of significant new features and changes on offer. Among them a small yet appreciable bump to the version number. Yes elementary OS 0.5 Juno will actually be elementary OS 5.0. Previous releases of elementary OS are numbered 0.1, 0.2 and so […]

This post, Elementary OS Juno will be version 5.0, not 0.5, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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LibreOffice 6.0 Released with ‘Dramatic’ Improvements

libreoffice releasedYou can now download LibreOffice 6.0, the latest major release of this hugely popular free office software. The release of LibreOffice 6.0 marks the first major update to the productivity suite since the LibreOffice 5.4 release back in July 2017. It also coincides with the anniversary of the very first release of LibreOffice in January 2011. So, […]

This post, LibreOffice 6.0 Released with ‘Dramatic’ Improvements, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Lollypop Music Player Sweetens its UI with Responsive Design

Responsive design is coming to the Lollypop music player. A week or two back I shared a video of the stylish KDE music player Babe which showcased the app’s sleek new ‘responsive design’ capabilities. But GTK fans needn’t feel like they’re missing out. Lollypop — arguably the best modern desktop music player for GNOME — is […]

This post, Lollypop Music Player Sweetens its UI with Responsive Design, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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How to put icons on the desktop in elementary OS

elementary desktop folder app with textEver tried elementary OS? If so you’ll know that you can’t put icons on the desktop by default. It’s a frustrating experience, particularly if you’re used to being able to use the desktop space as a literal ‘desktop space’. Sadly, elementary (sic) says it has ‘no plans’ to rethink its approach. But there is good […]

This post, How to put icons on the desktop in elementary OS, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Purism Librem 5 Phone Will Use Faster i.MX8 Chipset

kde phonePurism has delivered its first progress report on development of the Librem 5 Phone, which it successfully crowdfunded last year. It remains early days for the fledgling Linux phone, but decisions are starting to be made on the  kind of hardware that will power the device. Purism seems confident that the Librem 5 handset will […]

This post, Purism Librem 5 Phone Will Use Faster i.MX8 Chipset, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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