Author Archives: Joey Sneddon

It’s Not Your Eyes: Why HQ Desktop Backgrounds Look Blurry on Ubuntu

A fix for blurred backgrounds on Ubuntu and GNOME Shell is on the way. A patch from Ubuntu dev Daniel Van Vugt tackles OpenGL downscaling of large images.

Tuesday

Canonical’s New Cloud Tech Streams Android Apps to Other Devices

Most of us are familiar with the idea of streaming music and content on our phones, thanks to services like Spotify and Netflix — but what about apps?

Tuesday

KDE Plasma 5.18 Includes a System Report Tool — But It’s Strictly Opt-In

KDE developers are keen to 'learn' more about how people use the Plasma desktop, the hardware they run it on, and the features they enable.

Tuesday

Ubuntu Finally Removes the Amazon Web App You Never Use (Updated)

Ubuntu 20.04 will not include the Amazon web app. An Amazon launcher was been included in Ubuntu since 2012 but will not feature in the next LTS.

Monday

Is the MNT Reform the Most Open Source Laptop, Ever? It Comes Close!

MNT Reform is an open source Linux laptop 99.9% free of binary blobs, running entirely on open source software. It's developed by Berlin-based MNT Research.

Monday

Xubuntu 20.04 Will Include a Dark Theme

Xubuntu 20.04 includes a dark theme, a recoloured version of the Greybird GTK theme. The new Greybird Dark version will also work on other DEs, like MATE.

Sunday

This Cool Cyberpunk Desktop is Easy to Recreate on Kubuntu

How to give your desktop a cyperpunk makeover on KDE Plasma, complete with live video wallpaper, neon themed icon set, and a futuristic Plasma theme.

Sunday

How to Make Linux Mint Look Like Windows 7

Make Linux Mint look like Windows 7 with this ace theme pack from B00merang project. It's easy to install and transforms the look of the Cinnamon desktop.

Saturday

Why Windows 7 Users Should Switch to Linux

The end of Windows 7 support leaves hundreds of millions of PC users stranded on an unmaintained system that’s vulnerable to hacks, malware, and viruses. Microsoft would have you believe that upgrading to Windows 10 […]

Saturday

JetBrains’ New Font (Apparently) Makes Reading Code Easier

JetBrains Mono is a free monospace font that claims to make reading code easier on the eyes. The font is open source and available to download and use.

17 January 2020
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Xfce 4.16 is Adopting Client Side Decoration by Default

Xfce 4.16 will look a little different to long time users when it arrives later this year, as the popular desktop environment is adopting client side decoration by default. But before you cry tears over […]

16 January 2020

Here’s What’s New in KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS

KDE Plasma 5.18 LTS is the latest version of this popular Linux desktop environment. We look at the new features and improvements this release offers.

16 January 2020