OMG! Ubuntu! http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk Ubuntu Linux News, Apps and Reviews Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:56:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Bq Ubuntu Phone Launches In Europe This February http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/bq-ubuntu-phone-launches-in-europe-this-february http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/bq-ubuntu-phone-launches-in-europe-this-february#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:37:00 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95965 1418924200_featured.jpegIt’s a huge relief to be finally able to write the following: the first Ubuntu Phone to be sold to consumers will go on sale in Europe in the second week of Febuary.Made by Spanish device makers Bq, the device is (as we often said) a repurposed version of their popular Aquaris e4.5 model and not […]

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Canonical, China Mobile Team Up for Ubuntu Phone ‘Innovation Contest’ http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/canonical-china-mobile-team-ubuntu-phone-innovation-contest http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/canonical-china-mobile-team-ubuntu-phone-innovation-contest#comments Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:10:37 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95957 China UbuntuChina's youth developer community is invited to participate in 'Ubuntu Developer Innovation Contest' and the chance to win 70,000RMB cash.

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New SuperTuxKart Beta Features a Powerful New Graphics Engine http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/supertuxkart-beta-new-levels-graphics-engine http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/supertuxkart-beta-new-levels-graphics-engine#comments Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:45:45 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95941 super tuxA new beta release of open-source racing game Super Tux Kart is available for testing, featuring improved tracks and a new graphics engine.

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6 Ideal Last Minute Linux Xmas Gift Ideas http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/6-great-last-minute-linux-xmas-gift-ideas http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/6-great-last-minute-linux-xmas-gift-ideas#comments Tue, 16 Dec 2014 22:36:47 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95794 giftChristmas, Yule, Winterville, new socks day… Whatever you call it you'll be panic stricken to hear that it's almost here. Like the rest of us in denial, you are a little stumped for ideas.

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Dropbox 3 for Linux Goes Stable With New Qt UI, Setup Wizard http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/dropbox-3-0-3-stable-linux-desktop-build-released http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/dropbox-3-0-3-stable-linux-desktop-build-released#comments Mon, 15 Dec 2014 12:55:13 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95892 dropboxArriving with all the trimmings we showed you back in July, cloud storage service Dropbox 3.0 is now stable for Linux, Windows and Mac.

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Ubuntu 15.04 to Include GNOME 3.14, Updates to Default Apps http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/ubuntu-15-04-include-gnome-3-14-updates-default-apps http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/ubuntu-15-04-include-gnome-3-14-updates-default-apps#comments Sun, 14 Dec 2014 12:29:24 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95798 Ubuntu GNOME is one of the spins taking partA small update, but one that should have a big impact on the lives of app developers and users alike: Ubuntu 15.04 will ship with GTK 3.14.

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This Modular Smartphone Wants to Offer Ubuntu, SailfishOS http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/modular-smartphone-ara-rival-ubuntu-touch http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/modular-smartphone-ara-rival-ubuntu-touch#comments Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:45:56 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95850 ara handsetA Finnish tech startup founded by an ex-Nokia manager is hoping to put Ubuntu and Sailfish at the forefront of the modular smartphone race.

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Yes, This Trojan Infects Linux. No, It’s Not The Tuxpocalypse http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/government-spying-turla-linux-trojan-found http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/government-spying-turla-linux-trojan-found#comments Tue, 09 Dec 2014 13:25:27 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95827 security-keyGrab a crate of canned food, start digging a deep underground bunker and prepare to settle into a world that will never be the same again: a powerful trojan has been uncovered on Linux.

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Linux Kernel 3.18 Released, This Is What’s New http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/linux-kernel-3-18-released-whats-new http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/linux-kernel-3-18-released-whats-new#comments Mon, 08 Dec 2014 10:54:11 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95790 Linux 318A new month means a new stable release of the Linux Kernel and today Linus Torvalds has announced the immediate availability of Linux 3.18.

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After an 18 Month Gap, Opera for Linux Returns With New Stable Release http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/new-opera-for-linux-goes-stable-download-now http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/new-opera-for-linux-goes-stable-download-now#comments Wed, 03 Dec 2014 14:37:37 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95775 Welcome to Opera screenThe first stable release of Opera for Linux in 18 months is now available for download, but will be a shock to those used to its v12 release.

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Official Ubuntu 14.10 ‘Utopic Unicorn’ T-Shirts Now Available to Buy http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/last-ubuntu-14-10-unicorn-t-shirts-now-available http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/last-ubuntu-14-10-unicorn-t-shirts-now-available#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:52:54 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95761 ubuntu-tshirtsFor a while it looked like an official mascot t-shirt to accompany the release of Ubuntu 14.10 would be as rare as the Unicorn fronting it.

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The Easy Way to Keep Track of Multiple Time Zones in Ubuntu http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/add-time-zones-world-clock-ubuntu http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/add-time-zones-world-clock-ubuntu#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 14:53:14 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=92845 timezonesI work with multiple time zones in mind. To help, I use widgets and menu items to keep me in sync.

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Firefox 34 Arrives with Plugin-Free Video Calling and Powerful WebIDE http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/firefox-34-changes-include-hello-html5-webide http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/12/firefox-34-changes-include-hello-html5-webide#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 19:55:42 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95733 firefox tile 2Today, Mozilla has released Firefox 34 for Windows, Mac and Linux desktops, the first stable release since last month's security n' bug fix update.

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From Mint to Trisquel: The Top Linux Distro Releases in November 2014 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/linux-distro-releases-round-november-2014 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/linux-distro-releases-round-november-2014#comments Sun, 30 Nov 2014 16:47:31 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95635 linux distro novemberNovember wasn't heavy on new Linux distribution releases, but still had more than enough to keep distro-hoppers bouncing from download server to ISO mirror and back again.

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Jolla Tablet Crowdfunder Adds 3 Stretch Goals, Including Splitscreen, 3G http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/jolla-tablet-crowdfunder-adds-three-stretch-goals-including-3g-option http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/jolla-tablet-crowdfunder-adds-three-stretch-goals-including-3g-option#comments Fri, 28 Nov 2014 14:00:39 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95671 jolla tabletJaw-dropping. Hugely successful. Record breaking. All terms that describe Jolla's recent crowdfunding campaign, and now it's getting even better.

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11 Useful Utilities To Supercharge Your Ubuntu Experience http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/useful-tools-for-ubuntu-do-you-use-them http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/useful-tools-for-ubuntu-do-you-use-them#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 18:03:58 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95123 ubuntu-tools tileWhether you're a relative novice or a seasoned pro, we all want to get the most from our operating system. Ubuntu, like most modern OSes, has more to offer than what is presented at first blush.

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Meizu, Canonical Sign ‘Strategic Agreement’ for Ubuntu Phone http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/meizu-canonical-sign-strategic-agreement-ubuntu-phone http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/meizu-canonical-sign-strategic-agreement-ubuntu-phone#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:56:06 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95654 jane silber meizuChinese phone maker Meizu has today confirmed that a 'strategic agreement' has been signed with Canonical, for…well, that they're not saying.

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The ‘Mystery’ Bq Event Went Big on Android, Silent on Ubuntu http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/bq-event-delivers-expecting-nothing-ubuntu-phone http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2014/11/bq-event-delivers-expecting-nothing-ubuntu-phone#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 12:27:41 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=95639 bqFew of us, save the most optimistic, were expecting today's media event from Bq Readers to yield news of the first Ubuntu Phone.

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