Welcome to OMG! Ubuntu – a blog covering the Ubuntu Linux distribution and its many offshoots and spins, plus coverage of happenings in the wider Linux and open-source eco-system.

And we do it all in an approachable and engaging way.

This blog also touches on items of interest within the mainstream tech sector within the context of Ubuntu, relaying what the changes might mean for the distro, the Ubuntu community and our readers.

  • We give readers timely news on the latest Ubuntu developments
  • We help readers understand changes affecting Ubuntu
  • We show readers how to do more with their Ubuntu desktop

This blog has been online since 2009 (technically 2008, but it wasn’t called OMG! Ubuntu then).

Since then, mammoth shifts in technology have occurred – Ubuntu is no exception.

Android and iPhone were barely formed (much less shipping) when we started out; “cloud computing” was a buzz word; and Ubuntu was, for the most part, a niche desktop OS, and a promising new server operating system.

Today, Ubuntu is available on everything; cloud computing is intrinsic to technological development; and Ubuntu Core helping lead the charge in the Internet of Things.

Readers Come First

Readers of OMG! Ubuntu have a passion for Ubuntu, for open-source software, and for being at the cutting edge of technology. They aren’t passive spectators but folks playing an active role in the shifting trends of technology.

They are students, they are gamers, they are developers, and they are regular home users wanting to learn more.

To feed their appetites for “what’s next” this blog brings them timely news articles, useful guides, tips and tutorials, videos, and plenty more besides.

Sometimes even cats.

OMG! doesn’t just cover the latest software releases or track the main Ubuntu news. We dig deeper. We take the technical and make it digestible. If we choose to write about something it’s because we know our readers will want to hear about it.

Even at the best of times the world of Ubuntu, Linux and open-source technology can be confusing or difficult to understand.

But not on OMG! Ubuntu.