All articles by Joey Sneddon

Founder and editor of this site! I've been blogging about Ubuntu daily since first discovering it in 2008. Although I love Ubuntu I like Linux distros in general, and like to try out new apps, distros, and keep track of developments within the wider tech community.

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GNOME Shell 45.2 Update Rolling out to Ubuntu 23.10

The first point release to GNOME Shell 45 only hit Ubuntu 23.10 at the end of last month, and now a second one is already on its way! GNOME Shell 45.2 was released upstream at […]

14 hours ago
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Calibre eBook App Now Supports Audio ePubs & Custom Notes

If Calibre, the popular open-source ebook manager, was a book itself it’d surely be a perennial bestseller, thanks to an exhaustive, multi-faceted feature set. And in the latest Calibre 7 release, the feature set expands […]


Ubuntu Fixes Opening iWork Documents in LibreOffice

Ubuntu ships with LibreOffice because it’s a powerful open-source office suite compatible with documents created in other productivity apps, including Microsoft Office and Apple’s iWork. While LibreOffice can open files made in Apple Pages (a […]


Meta and IBM Assemble Open-Source AI Super Team

Development of open-source AI models just got a major boost with the launch of the AI Alliance, a super-team made up of companies, developers, scientists, academics, and spearheaded by Meta and IBM, owners of Red […]


Zorin OS 17 Beta Includes New ‘Spatial Desktop’ Features

A beta build of the upcoming Zorin OS 17 release is available to download. Zorin OS 17 sees the Ubuntu-based distro rebase on top of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS but, interestingly, it includes GNOME 43 rather […]


This App Records System Audio & Microphone Together in Ubuntu

Looking to record system sounds and your microphone at the same time on Ubuntu, and save it to a single audio file? Reco is a free, open-source audio recording app for Linux, written in Vala […]


Mozilla Now Provide Firefox Beta & Developer Edition Debs

Mozilla now provides Deb builds of Firefox Beta and Firefox Developer Edition for Debian-based Linux distributions (y’know, like Ubuntu) Just like the Firefox Nightly Debs Mozilla announced back in October, Debian packages for Firefox beta […]

2 December 2023

Simple Workspace Switcher Extension for Ubuntu 22.04

So you’re looking for a quick and easy way to change workspaces in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS using nothing but your mouse. You’ll (hopefully) already know you can click on the Activities button in the top […]

1 December 2023

Ayaneo Retro PC: Inspired by Mac, Runs Windows, Supports Ubuntu

Apart from the likes of the Raspberry Pi, casual computer users don’t tend to buy mini desktop PCs – that could change thanks to gaming hardware company Ayaneo’s latest creation. The newly announced Ayaneo Retro […]

30 November 2023

Varia is a Brand New Download Manager for Linux

Varia is a new, open-source download manager for Linux based on Aria2, a powerful command-line download utility. As the user interface is built with GTK 4 and libadwaita, Varia looks perfectly in-keeping with other modern […]

28 November 2023
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Notepad++ Marks 20th Anniversary with New Release

The open-source text editor Notepad++ is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a new release filled with some neat new features. In Notepad++ 8.6 (the 238th release since 2003, for those keeping count) the Windows-based code […]

27 November 2023
Blue Recorder Linux screen recording app

Blue Recorder, Linux Screencast App, Ported to GTK4

GNOME Shell’s built-in screen recording feature is perfect at capturing short clips but when you need to record longer sessions you should use a dedicated screen recording app. Such tools give you greater control over […]

26 November 2023