Firefox is Switching to a Monthly Release Cycle

You can look forward to installing new versions of Firefox more frequently as the web browser is switching to a monthly release cycle. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Ubuntu Devs Detail Plan for 32-bit Support in Ubuntu 19.10

Ubuntu developers have detailed the process by which 32-bit library and app compatibility will be maintained in Ubuntu 19.10 and up. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Oracle Built a Raspberry Pi Super Computer That Looks like a TARDIS

How many Raspberry Pi's does it take to build a super computer? 1060, according to Oracle, who built one to demo at Oracle OpenWorld 2019. | Continue reading | 1 day ago

New Website Showcases KDE Plasma Desktop

KDE Plasma desktop environment is modern, lean and feature-packed, and it now has a brand new interactive website to showcase it! | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Linux Kernel 5.3 Released, This is What’s New

Now that Linux kernel 5.3 is officially released we take a quick look at the new and notable changes this kernel update brings. Linux 5.3 was announced by | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Nostalgia is a GNOME Wallpaper App with a Twist

If the recent Ubuntu 19.10 wallpaper reveal has left you wanting, do check out Nostalgia. Nostalgia a free GTK app for the Linux desktop that enables you | Continue reading | 3 days ago

DiRT Rally is Currently FREE on Steam, Saving You $39.99 [Limited Offer]

You can snag a FREE copy of DiRT Rally, the well-regarded rally racing game for Windows, macOS and Linux, from the Steam store — but only for this | Continue reading | 3 days ago

PineTime is a $25 Linux Smartwatch, Coming Next Year

A $25 Linux Smartwatch is in development by Pine64, makers of the PineBook Pro Linux laptop. Seemingly not content with creating a swathe of single-board | Continue reading | 3 days ago

This PPA Lets You Try an ‘exfat’ Kernel Module Based on Samsung Code

Up for some exFAT filesystem fun? A new PPA gives Ubuntu users the opportunity to use an option exFAT filesystem module based on the latest Samsung code. | Continue reading | 3 days ago

14 Essential Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcuts

Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts help improve your productivity by making repetitive, repeated tasks faster and easier to perform. You probably already know a | Continue reading | 4 days ago

The GNOME 3.36 Release Date is Set for Next March

GNOME 3.36 will be released on March 11, 2020. This date, along with other development milestones, are listed in the official release schedule. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Here’s Ubuntu 19.10’s New Default Wallpaper

The Ubuntu 19.10 default wallpaper is revealed at last. We share download links to Ubuntu's new desktop background, which features an 'Ermine' motif. | Continue reading | 5 days ago

GNOME 3.34 Released with “Drastically Improved” Responsiveness

The new GNOME 3.34 release is here and it boasts 'drastically improved responsiveness' through the GNOME Shell user interface. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Ubuntu’s New Look: Are You a Fan? [Poll]

It's been a few months since we last a poll and Ubuntu 19.10 switching to a light theme feels like a topic worth probing your collective opinions on. | Continue reading | 6 days ago

It’s Now Easier to Install Acer Firmware on Linux

Swish logo Big news for Linux users sporting Acer hardware: the company has officially joined the LVFS! "The what-vs?" Y'know, the Linux Vendor Firmware | Continue reading | 7 days ago

RawTherapee 5.7 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu & Linux Mint

A new version of open source RAW image processing software RawTherapee is now available to download. We show you how to install it on Ubuntu. | Continue reading | 7 days ago

Microsoft Linux Conference Announced, Taking Place Next March

"Microsoft Linux Conference" — three words you probably thought you'd ever hear together but you just have, and it's happening next March. WSLConf is set | Continue reading | 7 days ago

In the US? You Can Try Firefox’s New VPN Feature

Not only has Mozilla suddenly revived its (much missed) Test Pilot program, but it's using it to check the tyres on a really interesting new feature: a | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Ubuntu 19.10 Will Boot Faster Thanks to LZ4 Compression

Ubuntu 19.10 boot times from installation media will be faster thanks to the use of LZ4 decompression for kernel and initramfs. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

GSConnect Update Lets You Control Android Music Apps from Your Desktop + More

A new version of the GSConnect extension for GNOME Shell desktops is now available, and it's packing a couple of nifty changes. If you've not heard of | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Ubuntu 19.10 Adopts a Lighter Look, Ditches Dark Window Headers

A light yaru theme ships as part of Ubuntu 19.10, replacing the old Yaru gtk theme's dark header bars with lighter ones aimed at improving usability. | Continue reading | 8 days ago

Vertical Option in Development for Dash to Panel

If you long for a Dash to Panel vertical option I've some seriously good news: one is in currently in development on Github and working! | Continue reading | 9 days ago

The Vivaldi Browser is Now Available on Android

The Vivaldi web browser is now available on Android, albeit as a beta app intended for testing rather than wide adoption. But Vivaldi's presence on the | Continue reading | 9 days ago

Mumble Chat App Get First Major Update in 10 Years

A new version of Mumble, an open source VoIP often regarded as a viable alternative to services like Skype and Discord, is now available for download. | Continue reading | 9 days ago

This Handy Nvidia Optimus Linux Tool Makes Switching Between GPUs Easy

Nvidia Optimus Linux Switcher If you're using Nvidia Optimus on Linux you switch between discrete and integrated graphics using the mate-optimus utility. | Continue reading | 10 days ago

Telegram Update Adds Message Scheduling, Personal Reminders & New Theme Options

Messaging scheduling is among the new features added to the hugely popular Telegram messaging service. Telegram 1.8.3 (v5.11 on mobile) introduces the | Continue reading | 12 days ago

You can now use Apple Music on Linux without any hacks

Apple Music is now available through a web browser, which means I'm pleased/obligated to report that you can now use the service on Linux! | Continue reading | 12 days ago

FreeOffice Update Adds .ODT File Saving, Dark Mode

An updated version of FreeOffice, the free Microsoft alternative for Windows, macOS and Linux, is now available to download and it includes a dark mode. | Continue reading | 12 days ago

Dell Makes It Easier to Find Its Growing Linux Range

Dell. Blessed Dell. The computer giant is passionate about meeting the needs of Linux loving users with its "Project Sputnik" derived line of devices — | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Librem 5 Starts Shipping This Month, But There’s a Twist…

The Librem 5 Linux phone WILL begin shipping to customers in late September as planned, Purism has confirmed. But not all of those who backed the | Continue reading | 13 days ago

Ubuntu Dock Might Start Showing Trash and Removable Device Icons

An Ubuntu Dock trash icon and support for listing removable devices are among the improvements headed to the desktop dock in Ubuntu 19.10. | Continue reading | 14 days ago

What to Expect in GNOME 3.34, Out Next Week

The GNOME 3.34 release is set for an early September release, and it'll ship with a sizeable set of new features and changes in tow. Among the new stuff | Continue reading | 15 days ago

Firefox 69 is Now Available to Download

A brand new version of Mozilla Firefox, the famed open source web browser, is available to download from Mozilla’s FTP server. Firefox 69 is a modest | Continue reading | 15 days ago

How to Check Ubuntu Version Number [Quick Tip]

How to check Ubuntu version number quickly from the terminal or System Settings (GUI) fast, plus learn kernel version, 32 or 64 bit and more. | Continue reading | 17 days ago

Microsoft is Bringing exFAT to the Linux Kernel (And No-One’s Getting Sued)

Microsoft has announced that it's bringing exFAT support to the Linux kernel, with code contributed licensed under GPLv2. This is huge, unexpected, yet | Continue reading | 21 days ago

Thunderbird 68 Released with New App Menu, Other UI Changes

Ding, ding: you've got mail, and the subject reads: New Thunderbird Release. Yes, a brand new version of the Thunderbird e-mail client is now available to | Continue reading | 21 days ago

New App Makes Linux Firmware Management A LOT Simpler

It's trivial to update firmware on Linux these days thanks to the LVFS, the fwupd tool, and integration within the GNOME Software app (aka Ubuntu Software | Continue reading | 21 days ago

Xfce 4.16 Gets Underway, Plans New Release Next Year

Following on from the warmly received release Xfce 4.14 the Xfce development team is turning its attention to the next major update. And there's some good | Continue reading | 22 days ago

Install Chromium Web Browser on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and Up

Follow this simple guide to install Chromium on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and above using a GUI or the command line. Chromium is a free, open source project | Continue reading | 23 days ago

You Can Buy the $199 Pinebook Pro Linux Laptop Right Now

Pinebook Pro, the hotly-anticipated $199 Linux laptop from Pine64, is now available to order. Members of the Pine64 messaging board have been able to buy | Continue reading | 23 days ago

The Enlightenment Desktop Scores Its First Major Release in 2 Years

A brand new version of Enlightenment is now available to download and features a modest set of improvements, including better Wayland support. | Continue reading | 24 days ago

Glimpse is the G-Rated GIMP Fork We All, Er, Apparently Need…

Glimpse image editor is a direct fork of The GIMP that rebrands the raster graphic editing tool with a new name to make it more accessible. | Continue reading | 24 days ago

Happy Birthday, Linux!

Run modprobe bithday-lib and launch because it's that time of the year again: Linux's birthday! The kernel that revolutionised computing turns an | Continue reading | 24 days ago

The GPD MicroPC in 3 Minutes [Video Review]

The GPD MicroPC is a tiny, but impressive sub-notebook so I made a three minute YouTube video to show you what's cool, and what's not. | Continue reading | 25 days ago

GNOME Feeds is a Simple RSS Reader for Linux Desktops

Feedreader, Liferea, and Thunderbird are three of the most popular desktop RSS readers for Linux, but now there's a new option on the scene. GNOME Feeds | Continue reading | 26 days ago

GPD Micro PC: Can a 6-inch Ubuntu Laptop Really Be Usable?

When I first heard about the GPD Micro PC, the 6-inch laptop crowdfunded into reality earlier this year, my overriding impression was one of confusion. I | Continue reading | 27 days ago

Kdenlive 19.08 Released with Clip Speed, Project Bin Improvements

Kdenlive 19.08 is now available to download. The latest release of this free open source video editor for Windows and Linux features various improvements. | Continue reading | 28 days ago

New Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition Announced, Powered by Ubuntu

If you're in the market for a powerful Linux laptop you definitely want to check out the new 9th generation Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, announced today. | Continue reading | 28 days ago