OMG! Ubuntu! http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk Ubuntu Linux News, Apps and Reviews Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:10:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Ubuntu Phone Partner ‘Bq’ Holding Mystery Press Event Next Week http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/ubuntu-phone-partner-bq-november-event http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/ubuntu-phone-partner-bq-november-event#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 16:36:45 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95600 Ubuntu Phone on the Bq Aquaris 5BQ Readers, one of two companies who plan to ship mobile handsets powered by Ubuntu for Phones, is holding a mystery media event next week, November 25, 2014, to announce three new products.

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Firefox Switches to Yahoo! for Search, Ubuntu Not Affected http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/firefox-set-yahoo-default-search-engine-ubuntu-not-affected http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/firefox-set-yahoo-default-search-engine-ubuntu-not-affected#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:10:13 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95576 firefox tile 2After 10 years of using Google as the default search engine in Firefox, Mozilla has announced that Yahoo! will replace it from December.

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How To Enable Emoji On Ubuntu In One Easy Step http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/see-install-use-emoji-symbols-ubuntu-linux http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/see-install-use-emoji-symbols-ubuntu-linux#comments Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:44:47 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95513 how to see emoji in ubuntuEmoji are cropping up all over the web, becoming a popular (if often baffling) part of modern communication. But how to see them in Ubuntu?

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Cirrus7 Add Haswell CPUs To Award-Winning Ubuntu PC http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/fanless-nimbus-cirrus7-haswell-update http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/fanless-nimbus-cirrus7-haswell-update#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:16:06 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95410 cirrus7sandwichGerman computer company Cirrus7 has refreshed its award-winning Ubuntu desktop PC with the latest Intel 'Haswell' processors.

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This is The Linux-based Tablet You’ve Been Dreaming Of http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/jolla-tablet-linux-based-os-crowdfunding http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/jolla-tablet-linux-based-os-crowdfunding#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:24:52 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95533 jolla tabletWhile we wait for a certain Linux-based mobile OS to arrive on phones before we start thinking about tablets, other entrants are upping their game.

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Native Linux Twitter App ‘Corebird’ Impresses With Latest Release http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/linux-twitter-app-corebird-new-release http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/linux-twitter-app-corebird-new-release#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:57:20 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95417 corebird-tileIn just a few short years native Twitter clients for the Linux desktop have become an endangered species.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Gets Tentative Release Date of April 23, 2015 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/ubuntu-15-04-release-schedule-date-vivid-vervet http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/ubuntu-15-04-release-schedule-date-vivid-vervet#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 01:45:54 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95458 1504Doing anything special on April 23 next year? You might well be; it's the tentative release date being given for Ubuntu 15.04 'Vivid Vervet'.

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Budgie Desktop v8 Released With Improved Menu, Panel http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/budgie-desktop-0-8-released-big-changes http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/budgie-desktop-0-8-released-big-changes#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:36:28 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95429 select-budgieA new version of Evolve OS's simple 'Budgie Desktop Environment' has been released, and the improvements under its wing are impressive.

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LibreOffice 4.3.4 Released With 60 Bug Fixes, v4.4 Shaping Up Nicely http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/libreoffice-4-3-4-arrives-bundle-bug-fixes http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/libreoffice-4-3-4-arrives-bundle-bug-fixes#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:15:53 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95374 libreoffice tileTwo weeks on from the last update, The Document Foundation is back with yet another minor release of its open-source LibreOffice productivity suite.

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Ubuntu MATE 14.04 LTS Now Available to Download http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/ubuntu-mate-14-04-download-released http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/ubuntu-mate-14-04-download-released#comments Thu, 13 Nov 2014 11:34:03 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95357 MATE Ubuntu 14.04 DesktopFans of the traditional desktop can rejoice, as the first long-term support release of Ubuntu MATE is now live and available for download.

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Intel Graphics Installer Updated, No Longer Makes Xorg Go Kaboom http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/intel-linux-graphics-driver-installer-update http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/intel-linux-graphics-driver-installer-update#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 12:31:32 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95341 intel logotypeThe Intel Graphics Installer for Linux no longer performs major xserver-xorg upgrades. Ubuntu 14.10 support is due to arrive in December.

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And Relax: Groupon Abandons Trademark Claim Against GNOME http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/breathe-groupon-gnome-trademark-end http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/breathe-groupon-gnome-trademark-end#comments Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:53:40 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95339 You can upgrade to GNOME 3.12 - but it's not advisedThe controversy is over. Your wallet can breathe easy. Your e-mail inbox can once again buckle under an influx of deals. Yes, Groupon has announced it will not be pursuing a trademark claim for the name 'GNOME'.

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How to Remove Music Players from Ubuntu Sound Menu http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/remove-players-ubuntu-sound-menu http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/remove-players-ubuntu-sound-menu#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 15:29:58 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95173 from-to-Since its introduction back in 2010, the Ubuntu Sound Menu has proven to be one of the most popular and unique features of the Unity desktop.

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Open-Source Vs Groupon: GNOME Battle To Protect Their Trademark http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/gnome-groupon-trademark-battle http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/gnome-groupon-trademark-battle#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:02:31 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95322 ubuntu-gnomeThis is a story all about how GNOME got twisted, turned upside down. If you'd like to take a minute, just sit right there, I'll tell you why a site called Groupon is being unfair...

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Mozilla Releases ‘Firefox Developer Edition’ for Windows, Mac and Linux http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/mozilla-releases-firefox-developer-edition http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/mozilla-releases-firefox-developer-edition#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:59:41 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95289 firefox dev tileMozilla has released the new Firefox Developer Edition for the 10th anniversary of the Firefox browser.

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Press Reaction to Ubuntu 14.10 ‘Utopic Unicorn’ http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/press-reaction-ubuntu-14-10-utopic-unicorn http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/press-reaction-ubuntu-14-10-utopic-unicorn#comments Fri, 07 Nov 2014 12:35:10 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95002 pressIt's been nearly two weeks since Ubuntu 14.10 'Utopic Unicorn' went public. Enough time for the tech press to throw a critical once over.

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Prizes Ahoy! Ubuntu Scope Showdown Kicks Off http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/ubuntu-scope-showdown-competition-launched http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/ubuntu-scope-showdown-competition-launched#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:07:45 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95060 scopes customizationSDK at the ready: Ubuntu has launched a new development competition for its mobile platform, with some swish prizes up for grabs for the winners.

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Tomahawk Music Player Returns With New Look, Features http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/tomahawk-media-player-returns-new-look-features http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/tomahawk-media-player-returns-new-look-features#comments Wed, 05 Nov 2014 15:33:59 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95186 tomahawk 0.8 in ubuntuAfter a quiet year Tomahawk, the Swiss Army knife of music players, is back with a brand new release to sing about.

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