OMG! Ubuntu! http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk Ubuntu Linux News, Apps and Reviews Sun, 26 Apr 2015 17:46:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2 Indicator SysMonitor Now Available for Ubuntu 15.04 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/indicator-sysmonitor-updated-available-for-15-04 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/indicator-sysmonitor-updated-available-for-15-04#comments Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:29:08 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97628 indicator sysmonitorA new version of the handy system resource monitor ‘Indicator SysMonitor‘ has been released. The utility makes keeping an eye on CPU load, RAM usage and battery capacity a snap. Although similar to Indicator MultiLoad, a tool we featured in our list of 11 must-have Ubuntu power-ups, SysMonitor eschews fancier graphical touches, like usage graphs and theming options. Instead, the […]

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Ubuntu 15.04 Flavors Now Available for Download http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/ubuntu-mate-1504-download-flavors http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/ubuntu-mate-1504-download-flavors#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 18:33:30 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97586 tile1Arriving with the final stable release of Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet are downloads for a colorful array of official community flavors. And this year there’s an extra spin in motion. Ubuntu MATE (pronounced Maah-tay) was formally welcomed into the official Ubuntu flavors club earlier this year. Ubuntu MATE ships with a fork of the older GNOME […]

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Will You Upgrade to Ubuntu 15.04? [Poll] http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/upgrade-to-ubuntu-1504-poll http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/upgrade-to-ubuntu-1504-poll#comments Fri, 24 Apr 2015 14:01:38 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97464 A question mark in a circleUbuntu 15.05 Vivid Vervet has now been released — but are you planing to upgrade your laptop or PC with it? That's what we're asking in this poll.

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11 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 15.04 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu-15-04 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/things-to-do-after-installing-ubuntu-15-04#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:00:01 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97438 thingsWhile you wait for your freshly minted ISO download to complete, check out our bi-annual rundown of things to do after installing Ubuntu 15.04.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Released, This Is What’s New http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/ubuntu-15-04-download-new-features http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/ubuntu-15-04-download-new-features#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 12:44:45 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96028 ubuntu 15.04 mascotWell, here we are. After six busy months, one beta and a bunch of minor changes, the final stable release of Ubuntu 15.04 is now ready for you to download.

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Official Ubuntu 15.04 ‘Vivid Vervet’ T-Shirt Now Available to Buy http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/ubuntu-t-shirt-vivid-vervet-1504 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/ubuntu-t-shirt-vivid-vervet-1504#comments Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:54:53 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97533 ubuntu vervet t shirtIt’s here — the official Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet mascot t-shirt is now available to buy from the Canonical store. The long-time fan-favorite merch item has been a staple part of the Ubuntu release cycle since 2008 and its arrival typically coincides with the final stable release of the OS. It’s available in a dusky blue color and comes emblazoned with a vivid orange […]

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The Best Racing Game on Linux Just Got Even Better http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/supertuxkart-0-9-released http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/supertuxkart-0-9-released#comments Wed, 22 Apr 2015 14:29:52 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97402 super tuxLinux racing game SuperTuxKart has been updated, with version 0.9 adding a new rendering engine, new tracks and improved kart physics.

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How to Change Default Web Browser and Email Client in Ubuntu http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/change-your-default-web-browser-in-ubuntu http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/change-your-default-web-browser-in-ubuntu#comments Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:30:21 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97442 web browserIn this entry to our Ubuntu Basics series we cover changing the default apps that handle web and e-mail links.

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GNOME Pie App Launcher Gets a Tasty New Update http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/gnome-pie-launcher-ubuntu-ppa http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/gnome-pie-launcher-ubuntu-ppa#comments Mon, 20 Apr 2015 18:34:10 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97423 gnome-pieA new version of circular app launcher Gnome Pie is now available, baked with bug fixes and seasoned with some new sweet new features.

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Tomahawk 0.8.4 Released, Plugin for Tidal On The Way http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/tomahawk-0-8-4-released-plugin-for-tidal-on-the-way http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/tomahawk-0-8-4-released-plugin-for-tidal-on-the-way#comments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:15:20 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97409 tomahawk tileA new update to the meta-streaming desktop music player Tomahawk has washed ashore, with a bunch of bug fixes firmly in tow.

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Cirrus7 Nimbini — The Most Stylish Ubuntu PC Ever Made? http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/cirrus7-nimbini-ubuntu-pc-announced http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/cirrus7-nimbini-ubuntu-pc-announced#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 17:47:10 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97390 The Cirrus7 Nimbini Ubuntu PCThe new Cirrus7 Nimbini is the best looking fanless NUC Ubuntu PC we've ever seen. Inside the tiny alumium case comes fifth-gen Intel power.

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KDE Plasma 5.3 Beta Arrives With Improved Power Management Features http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/beta-plasma-5-3-features http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/beta-plasma-5-3-features#comments Tue, 14 Apr 2015 16:39:04 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97347 plasma 5.3 betaKDE Plasma 5.3 Beta, the next major version of the KDE Plasma desktop environment, is available for testing. It brings better power management features, bluetooth changes and more.

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Linux Kernel 4.0 Features Live Kernel Patching, PS3 Support http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/linux-kernel-4-0-new-features http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/linux-kernel-4-0-new-features#comments Sun, 12 Apr 2015 23:55:45 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97300 linux kernel 4.0 sign being held by tux penguinA new stable release of the Linux Kernel, Linux 4.0, has been announced by Linus Torvalds. It brings a small number of changes, including initial support for live kernel patching.

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Ubuntu MATE Inks First Hardware Deal http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/ubuntu-mate-inks-first-hardware-deal http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/ubuntu-mate-inks-first-hardware-deal#comments Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:21:48 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97291 orion_keyboard-500x500Forget the release of shiny new Macbooks and Apple Watches, the big hardware news of the week for Linux enthusiasts comes from little known UK computer company called Entroware.

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Ambient Noise Player for Ubuntu Plays Relaxing Sounds to Keep You Creative http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/ambient-noise-player-app-for-ubuntu-linux http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/04/ambient-noise-player-app-for-ubuntu-linux#comments Fri, 03 Apr 2015 18:14:57 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97250 anoise player'Ambient Noise Player, as the name might suggest, is an audio player designed specifically for playing ambient background sounds like falling rain and coffee shop chatter.

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Firefox 37 Adds Native HTML5 YouTube Playback, New Feedback System http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/03/firefox-37-download-new-features http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/03/firefox-37-download-new-features#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 22:39:47 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97232 firefox tile 2As one of the world's most popular pieces of open source software each new version is welcomed, however small the changes within may be.

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How To Install Linux Email App Geary in Ubuntu http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/03/install-geary-ubuntu-linux-email-update http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/03/install-geary-ubuntu-linux-email-update#comments Tue, 31 Mar 2015 07:04:37 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97223 Geary 0.10 Running in Ubuntu 14.10Geary, the popular desktop e-mail client for Linux, has been updated to version 0.10 — and it gains a glut of new features in the process.

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Ubuntu 15.04 Beta 2 Released, Ready for Download http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/03/download-ubuntu-15-04-beta-release http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/03/download-ubuntu-15-04-beta-release#comments Thu, 26 Mar 2015 23:29:37 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97146 1504You can now Download Ubuntu 15.04 Beta 2, the latest release in the Vivid Vervet release cycle.

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