Cinnamon 6.2 Desktop Goes Stable Ahead of Linux Mint 22 Release
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by Joey Sneddon
2h ago
If you’re looking forward to the upcoming Linux Mint 22 release you’ll be pleased to hear that the Cinnamon 6.2 desktop environment was “released” this weekend. Quote marks because we’re talking a tarball release rather than “it’s rolling out to all existing users”. Indeed, Cinnamon 6.2 will, as I’m sure you’re aware, ship as the default desktop in Linux Mint 22, which is expected to be released sometime this summer — maybe next month? — and will be first version based on Ubuntu 24.04 LTS. From a glance over the Github change-log, Cinnamon 6.2 looks like a modest refinement to […] You're readi ..read more
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Tiling Shell Brings Advanced Window Snapping to Ubuntu
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by Joey Sneddon
12h ago
If you’re looking for a more powerful and configurable window tiling experience on Ubuntu, look no further than Tiling Shell, a new GNOME Shell extension which super-charges window snapping with a host of interactive features. Ubuntu improved its own window tiling capabilities last year by making the Tiling Assistant GNOME Shell extension part of the default desktop install. Out-of-the-box, the distro supports quarter-tiling, horizontal half-tiling, and has tiling prompt to quickly snap other open apps. And this was a much welcome addition to the Ubuntu desktop. It finally fulfilled a long-sta ..read more
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Ubuntu is Finally Adding DEB Installer Support to App Center
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by Joey Sneddon
3d ago
One of the biggest drawback to Ubuntu’s new App Center, the Flutter-based replacement for GNOME’s Software Center, is that it doesn’t let you install DEBs downloaded from the web. To be clear (since confusion often creeps in) the Ubuntu App Center does allow you to install DEB software so long as it’s the Ubuntu repos. What it doesn’t (currently) do, which the many software center incarnations over the years did, is ‘side load’ DEB packages. But, at long last, support for this is actually in the works — as in code not plans! On the App Center Github there’s been […] You're reading Ubuntu is Fi ..read more
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Canonical Announce First RISC-V Laptop Running Ubuntu
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by Joey Sneddon
4d ago
Canonical has announced that it’s collaborating on a RISC-V laptop powered by Ubuntu. The 14-inch DC-ROMA RISC-V Laptop II is made by DeepComputing, a company formed by self-described “RISC-V pioneers” back in 2022, and based in Hong Kong. Their aim: develop and release all kinds of products to help drive development of the RISC-V ecosystem. It’s built around a SpacemiT K1 SoC, which has 8 64-bit RISC-V cores running up to 2.0 GHz. It supports the RVA 22 Profile and 256-bit RVV 1.0 standard for “high performance” & “powerful AI capabilities”. The 14-inch display pushes a FHD resolution at ..read more
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Meet Showtime, GNOME’s Promising New Video Player
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by Joey Sneddon
5d ago
We enjoy a cinematic lineup of epic Linux video players, with the likes of VLC and MPlayer serving as big-name, A-list draws — but ready that popcorn because a potential new star is on the scene. Streaming has become the preferred way to watch video content these days but there’s still a place for a versatile, user-friendly, offline-first media player, even if only for infrequent use, like previewing a clip to be uploaded online for others to stream. Ubuntu ships with Totem (aka Videos) as its default video player by virtue of the fact it’s also the GNOME default video […] You're reading Meet ..read more
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Mozilla Firefox 127 Released, This is What’s New
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by Joey Sneddon
6d ago
“It’s a new dawn, it’s a new day, it’s a new life for me and I’m feeling…“ like I should stop singing and crack on with writing this post to say Mozilla Firefox 127 has been released — because it has! Yes, it’s been a month since Firefox 126 made its way out into the wild, and since Mozilla detailed a range of (rather exciting) improvements it’s got planned for the browser over the coming 12 months. While this latest release doesn’t offer any of those tantalising additions, like vertical tabs, new tab wallpapers, and improved profile management, there is […] You're reading Mozilla Firefox 127 ..read more
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Linux System Monitor App ‘Mission Center’ is Now Even More Useful
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by Joey Sneddon
1w ago
A new version of Mission Center, the super-slick system monitor for Linux, has been released. I’ve written about this utility a number of times before, so if you read this blog regularly you—aside from being awesome—may be familiar with it. And if you’re not? Well, you’re in for a treat. As Linux system monitors go (and there are more than a few) Mission Center is easily one of the best for fans of graphical user-interfaces who want to check their system’s CPU and RAM usage. Mission Center monitors CPU (overall or pre-thread), memory and swap usage, disk usage and transfer […] You're reading L ..read more
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TUXEDO Working on Snapdragon X Elite Linux Laptop
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by Joey Sneddon
1w ago
Linux laptop vendor TUXEDO has confirmed plans to release a Linux ARM laptop based on the Snapdragon X Elite SoC. It recently showcased a prototype of a new ARM notebook at Computex, the annual computer event in Taiwan. Powered by the Snapdragon X Elite and running an ARM port of their Ubuntu-based TUXEDO OS with the KDE Plasma desktop. This is the same chip that’s been in the (tech) news a lot of late as it’s powering Microsoft’s new wave of Copilot+ PCs and laptops running Windows 11 ARM. Like Apple Silicon, the X Elite has CPU, GPU, NPU and […] You're reading TUXEDO Working on Snapdrag ..read more
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HandBrake 1.8 Released with GTK4 UI, FFV1 Encoder + More
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by Joey Sneddon
1w ago
The popular, powerful, and cross-platform video converter HandBrake recently put out a new version with a notable improvement. HandBrake 1.8.0 now uses GTK 4 for the user interface, dropping GTK 3 entirely. This toolkit uplift (facelift?) has been in the works for a year or two. Although it’s not using libadwaita (so don’t expect a hugely different look to before, or panic unduly if it’s not your vibe) the Handbrake GTK4 port delivers a number of frontend and backend benefits. For example, the audio and subtitle track list widgets are now interactive in the GTK 4 build, bringing them in-line ..read more
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Turn Ubuntu into the Perfect Web Dev Setup in a Single Command
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by Joey Sneddon
1w ago
Ubuntu offers a powerful, configurable, and easy-to-use desktop experience out of the box. However, as the saying goes, one size doesn’t fit all. Customising Ubuntu’s look and layout, installing apps and awesome GNOME Shell extensions, and taking time out to tailor the distro to something in-tune with our own needs is something we all do. The beauty of using Linux is that we can do this. For most of us, this is not a major task: adding a few apps, setting a nice wallpaper, maybe installing an extension or two, and everything runs smoothly. But what about those who need […] You're reading Turn ..read more
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