Tag Archives: Opinion

Snappy Sceptic Files Bug to Ask Why It Even Exists

A question mark in a circleThe bug reporting infrastructure around an open-source project generally isn’t the best place to fish for a debate — especially when that debate poses questions of a rather existential nature! But if you’ve ever wondered why Ubuntu is bothering to develop Snappy when Flatpak is there, on the shelf, ready to be used, then the thoughts of […]

This post, Snappy Sceptic Files Bug to Ask Why It Even Exists, 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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Has Interest in Ubuntu Peaked?

A question mark in a circleThis graph represents Google search volume for Ubuntu (the OS) from 2004 until now, 2017. Looking at the image it us hard to not conclude one thing: that interest in Ubuntu has peaked. But has it? I think there are a couple of possible reasons why people Google for information on or about Ubuntu less than they used to. And most of those  reasons are actually […]

This post, Has Interest in Ubuntu Peaked?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Man, I Used To Think My Ubuntu Desktop Looked So Cool…

Screenshot-32-4It is crazy how fast — and how drastically — tastes change.  The desktop screencast in the video player aboves my Ubuntu 8.10 desktop as it looked back in 2008, in all its gaudy over-glossed glory. AWN? Check. Screenlets? Check. Compiz cube? Ch-ch-check!  Like an old photo of a bad haircut, this video is very much of its its time. […]

This post, Man, I Used To Think My Ubuntu Desktop Looked So Cool…, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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