OMG! Ubuntu! http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk Ubuntu Linux News, Apps and Reviews Mon, 29 Jun 2015 16:14:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Unity 8 Desktop Gains a Slick 3D Task Switcher http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/ubuntu-unity-8-desktop-window-switcher http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/ubuntu-unity-8-desktop-window-switcher#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:29:07 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=98522 unity 8 3d window switchingAn experimental application switcher for the Unity 8 desktop is under development — and you can see it in action right here.

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Atom 1.0: Open-Source Code Editor Goes Stable http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/download-atom-1-0-stable-release-linux http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/download-atom-1-0-stable-release-linux#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 16:01:39 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=98514 atom stable releaseMore than a year after launching a public beta the open-source code editor Atom has gone stable.

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Why It Will Be 2016 Before Mobile Carriers Sell Ubuntu Phones http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/why-it-will-be-2016-before-mobile-carriers-sell-ubuntu-phones http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/why-it-will-be-2016-before-mobile-carriers-sell-ubuntu-phones#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:31:12 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=98155 ubuntu phone scopesThree different Ubuntu Phones are now available to buy online — but none are available through network carriers or sold in retail stores. Why? Well, read on…

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Ubuntu 15.10 Alpha 1 Releases Now Ready for Download http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/ubuntu-15-10-alpha-1-download-released http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/ubuntu-15-10-alpha-1-download-released#comments Thu, 25 Jun 2015 19:10:00 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=98486 CDYaEaEWMAAGDhRSurprise — the first alpha release of the Ubuntu 15.10 development cycle is available for download. Just don't expect too many user-facing changes this early on.

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Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition Finally Goes on Sale — But There’s a Catch http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/meizu-mx4-ubuntu-edition-goes-on-sale-june-25 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/meizu-mx4-ubuntu-edition-goes-on-sale-june-25#comments Tue, 23 Jun 2015 18:00:44 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=98409 IMG_3122We're pleased to be able to reveal that the long-awaited Meizu MX4 Ubuntu phone will go on sale this Thursday, June 25.

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Linux Kernel 4.1 Released, This Is What’s New http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/linux-4-1-kernel-new-features http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/linux-4-1-kernel-new-features#comments Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:54:44 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97748 linux kernel 4 1Linux Kernel 4.1 Features big battery life improvements for select Intel hardware, rumble support for Xbox One controllers and a heap more besides.

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Should Ubuntu Phone Ditch Debian for Android? http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/should-ubuntu-phone-ditch-debian-for-android http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/should-ubuntu-phone-ditch-debian-for-android#comments Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:53:50 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=98389 IMG_3141Former Canonical employee Jono Bacon has suggested that Ubuntu Phone should ditch Debian for Android — but do you agree?

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Music, The GNOME Music Player, Is Getting Smart New Features http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/music-the-gnome-music-player-is-getting-smart-new-features http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/music-the-gnome-music-player-is-getting-smart-new-features#comments Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:22:08 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=98368 gnome-music-appMusic, the GNOME music player that isn’t Rhythmbox, has been quietly progressing in the past few GNOME releases. The app now has a basic feature set that ticks all the right boxes, e.g. search, smart playlists, etc and is fronted by a modern interface that swaps chrome and clutter for instant usability. But the app is set to […]

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Unity 8 Shell Rotation Finally Coming to Ubuntu Phone http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/unity-8-shell-rotation-finally-coming-to-ubuntu-phone http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/unity-8-shell-rotation-finally-coming-to-ubuntu-phone#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:07:43 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=98350 unity-8Working shell rotation is finally on its way to Unity 8 for Ubuntu Phones and Tablets.

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Why Siri in iOS 9 Validates the Design of Ubuntu Phone http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/ios-9-siri-suggestions-ubuntu-scopes http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/ios-9-siri-suggestions-ubuntu-scopes#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 14:35:09 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=98301 ios9 suggestions scopesImitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but Apple's introduction of Siri Suggestions is more than flattering — it's a sign Canonical is ahead of the curve.

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Brand New Ubuntu Phone Goes on Sale Priced at €199 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/new-5-inch-ubuntu-phone-goes-on-sale http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/new-5-inch-ubuntu-phone-goes-on-sale#comments Tue, 09 Jun 2015 10:03:31 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=98263 Untitled-1The Bq Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Phone is available to buy in Europe. It features a 5-inch IPS screen, nippy quad-core Mediatek CPU and 16GB storage.

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Tickr Is An Open-Source RSS News Ticker for Linux Desktops http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/tickr-open-source-desktop-rss-news-ticker http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/tickr-open-source-desktop-rss-news-ticker#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 17:06:11 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=98087 rss-tickrLatest! Latest! Read all about it! Alright, so the app we’re highlighting today isn’t quite the binary version of an old newspaper seller — but it is a great way to have the latest news brought to you, on your desktop. Tick is a GTK-based news ticker for the Linux desktop that scrolls the latest headlines and article titles from your […]

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Take the Developer Skills Census For a Chance to Win an Ubuntu Phone http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/vision-mobile-developer-census-win-ubuntu-phone http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/vision-mobile-developer-census-win-ubuntu-phone#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 17:38:34 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=98194 survey-resultsFancy getting your over-worked hands on a shiny new Ubuntu Phone and sounding off about the state of software development in the process?

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Arc Is a Gorgeous GTK Theme for Linux Desktops (Updated) http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/arc-gtk-theme http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/arc-gtk-theme#comments Tue, 02 Jun 2015 18:55:25 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=98198 see through themeThis GTK theme is fantastic, but installing it isn't.

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How to Upgrade to GNOME 3.16 in Ubuntu 15.04 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-upgrade-to-gnome-3-16-in-ubuntu-15-04 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/how-to-upgrade-to-gnome-3-16-in-ubuntu-15-04#comments Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:43:29 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=97847 Ubuntu GNOME is one of the spins taking partWe show you how to upgrade GNOME 3.16 in Ubuntu 15.04 to get all of the latest GNOME features on Ubuntu.

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First Ubuntu Phone with ‘Convergence’ Is Being Made by Bq http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/first-ubuntu-phone-with-convergence-is-being-made-by-bq http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/first-ubuntu-phone-with-convergence-is-being-made-by-bq#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 16:35:57 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=98143 ubuntu-1504The first Ubuntu Phone that will be capable of turning into a desktop PC will be made by Bq. A tentative launch date of October 2015 has been set for the convergence device, though this is likely to changed depending on the state of ‘converged’ code within the Ubuntu OS itself. No pressure, developers! News of the device was […]

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Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Phone: Everything You Need To Know http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/meizu-mx4-ubuntu-phone-europe-release-date http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/meizu-mx4-ubuntu-phone-europe-release-date#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:46:48 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=98078 IMG_3143Meizu will begin selling its first Ubuntu Phone in Europe this month, we can reveal. While an exact date has yet to be finalised we're told it should be 'by the middle of June'.

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This Brand New Ubuntu Phone Goes on Sale June 9th http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/bq-aquaris-e5-ubuntu-phone-details http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/06/bq-aquaris-e5-ubuntu-phone-details#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:30:56 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=98110 bq-aquaris-e5-ubuntuBq Readers will launch a second Ubuntu Phone, the Aquaris E5 Ubuntu Edition, on June 9. We've got all the specs, price and info you need.

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