OMG! Ubuntu! http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk Ubuntu Linux News, Apps and Reviews Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:17:21 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 Releases Ready for Download http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/ubuntu-15-04-alpha-2-downloads http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/ubuntu-15-04-alpha-2-downloads#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:41:46 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96540 kubuntu 15 04USB sticks at the ready: Ubuntu 15.04 Alpha 2 downloads have been released for Ubuntu GNOME, Lubuntu and Kubuntu testers to play with.

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Windows 10 Is Microsoft’s Attempt To Win You Back — But Is It Enough? http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/windows-10-microsoft-plan-to-win-users-back http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/windows-10-microsoft-plan-to-win-users-back#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 02:24:30 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96340 win10_windows_startscreen2_WebWindows 10 is about more than the return of the Start Menu, it's Microsoft's chance at a fresh start — but is it enough to win you back?

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LibreOffice Viewer for Android Beta Makes On the Go Reading a Cinch http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/libreoffice-viewer-android-download-beta-play-store http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/libreoffice-viewer-android-download-beta-play-store#comments Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:23:46 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96485 android-ubuntuReading LibreOffice documents on the go gets a heap easier from today with the beta release of LibreOffice Viewer for Android.

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Awesome Stuff: Ubuntu Phone Aggregator Scopes http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/aggregator-scopes-ubuntu-phone http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/aggregator-scopes-ubuntu-phone#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:23:57 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96463 aggregator scopesScopes are the cornerstone of the Ubuntu Phone experience. Its secret weapon in fighting against the app gap that afflicts every new platform, regardless of brand.

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Canonical Brings Ubuntu to the Internet of Things http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/ubuntu-internet-things-unified-platform http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/ubuntu-internet-things-unified-platform#comments Tue, 20 Jan 2015 14:27:23 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96431 ubuntu-internet-of-thingsThe Internet of Things promises to immerse us in a world of intelligent everyday objects, from tweeting table lamps to weight-watching kettles.

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‘Unity Greeter Badges’ Brings Missing Session Icons to Ubuntu Login Screen http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/unity-greeter-badges-brings-missing-session-icons-ubuntu-login-screen http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/unity-greeter-badges-brings-missing-session-icons-ubuntu-login-screen#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:17:11 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96390 session-chooser-ubuntu-lightdmA new package pitched at Ubuntu 15.04 will fix a usability paper cut in the Unity Greeter when other desktop environments are installed.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Finally Lets You Set Menus To ‘Always Show’ http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/ubuntu-15-04-always-show-menu-bar-option http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/ubuntu-15-04-always-show-menu-bar-option#comments Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:08:03 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96345 locally integrated menus in ubuntuIf you hate the way that Unity's global menus fade out of view after you mouse away, Ubuntu 15.04 has a little extra to win you around.

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Linux Mint Unveils Pocket-Sized ‘MintBox Mini’ PC http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/linux-mintbox-mini-specs-pc-price http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/linux-mintbox-mini-specs-pc-price#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 13:18:53 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96352 MiniBox Mini PCLinux Mint has announced that a new PC in its 'MintBox' line of PCs is coming in the spring: the 'MintBox Mini'.

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Samsung Z1: World’s First Tizen Phone Launches in India http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/samsung-z1-tizen-smartphone-india-specs http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/samsung-z1-tizen-smartphone-india-specs#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:01:54 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96324 samsung tizen phoneThe first Ubuntu Phone will launch next month, but it's not the only new mobile upstart trying to bring new experiences to our pockets.

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Why Scopes, Not Apps, Are Ubuntu Phone’s Secret Weapon http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/ubuntu-phone-bq-photo-scopes-details http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/ubuntu-phone-bq-photo-scopes-details#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:03:41 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96298 bqIt's hard to believe that in just a few short weeks the first Ubuntu Phone goes on sale, manufactured by Bq Readers. It feels like it's taken ages to get to this point, but at the same time no time at all.

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Firefox 35 Released with Improved Video Chat, ‘Firefox Apps’ http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/firefox-35-download-new-features http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/firefox-35-download-new-features#comments Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:33:04 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96275 Firefox BannerMozilla has made Firefox 35 available for download on Windows, Mac and Linux, the open-source browser's first stable release of 2015.

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Meizu To Announce Triple Boot Ubuntu Phone This Month? http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/meizu-announce-triple-boot-ubuntu-phone-month http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/meizu-announce-triple-boot-ubuntu-phone-month#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:40:23 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96261 meizuMeizu is reportedly planning to unveil new smartphones in the next few weeks, and there's a suggestion at least one could be Ubuntu powered.

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German City of Munich To Help Shape Future of LibreOffice http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/german-city-munich-help-shape-future-libreoffice http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/german-city-munich-help-shape-future-libreoffice#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:57:03 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96253 libreoffice tileThe City of Munich has joined The Document Foundation Advisory Board, a role that will see it help shape the future direction of LibreOffice.

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Facebook Video Chat Now Works in Ubuntu, No Plugin Needed http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/facebook-video-chat-work-in-ubuntu-no-plugin http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/facebook-video-chat-work-in-ubuntu-no-plugin#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:35:52 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95872 facebook-video-call-tileFacebook video chat now works in Ubuntu and other Linux distributions out-of-the-box using web technologies — no plugin or extra download required.

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How to Download YouTube Videos in Ubuntu With ClipGrab http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/download-youtube-videos-ubuntu-clipgrab http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/download-youtube-videos-ubuntu-clipgrab#comments Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:13:18 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96204 clipgrab youtube-downloader-ubuntuClipgrab is a great free app that lets you download YouTube videos in Ubuntu quickly. In this article I show you how to install and use it.

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‘Abstract Bundle’ Offers 10 Great Indie Games for Linux for $2.49 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/bundlestars-abstract-bundle-offers-10-great-indie-games-linux http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/bundlestars-abstract-bundle-offers-10-great-indie-games-linux#comments Fri, 09 Jan 2015 17:46:09 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96138 AbstrAs much as we all love the Humble Bundle it's not the only place you can pick up some top Tux-friendly gaming titles for next to nothing.

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Intel ‘Compute Stick’ Is an $89 Chromecast-size PC That Runs Ubuntu http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/intel-compute-stick-specs-ubuntu-version http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/intel-compute-stick-specs-ubuntu-version#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 12:49:21 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96141 intel hdmi compute stickImagine being able to carry a fully functioning Intel-based Ubuntu PC in your shirt pocket. Now stop imagining it because it's here. Say hello to the Intel Compute Stick.

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Flickr Upload App ‘Frogr’ Gets a New Look in Latest Update http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/frogr-flickr-app-updated-csd-more http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/frogr-flickr-app-updated-csd-more#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 04:04:11 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96140 frogr 011Frogr, the image uploading and management tool for Flickr, has been updated with a number of small fixes and a fresh new look.

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