OMG! Ubuntu! http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk Ubuntu Linux News, Apps and Reviews Thu, 29 Jan 2015 20:02:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1 LibreOffice 4.4 Released With Major UI Revamp http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/libreoffice-4-4-released-ui-revamp http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/libreoffice-4-4-released-ui-revamp#comments Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:50:44 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96643 libre-office-tileA new version of open-source office suite LibreOffice is now available for download and the hands behind it are calling it 'the most beautiful' release ever.

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Meet Vivaldi — A New Web Browser Built for Power Users http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/vivaldi-web-browser-linux-download-power-users http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/vivaldi-web-browser-linux-download-power-users#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 17:40:41 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96623 vivaldi browserA brand new web browser has arrived this week that aims to meet the needs of power users — and it's already available for Linux.

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Elementary Website Goes Open Source, Privacy Minded http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/elementary-website-goes-open-source http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/elementary-website-goes-open-source#comments Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:15:51 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96578 elementaryosThe new version of the elementary website is being built entirely in open-source technologies and will be privacy conscious from the start.

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Choqok 1.5 Lands With Twitter Fixes, Working Pump.io Plugin http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/choqok-1-5-lands-twitter-fixes-working-pump-io-plugin http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2015/01/choqok-1-5-lands-twitter-fixes-working-pump-io-plugin#comments Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:37:11 +0000 http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/?p=96574 choqook-tileWhether you're an avid Twitterer or a big pump.io social groups user, the latest release of Qt microblogging client Choqok is a must have.

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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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