Author Archives: Joey Sneddon

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Krita 4.4.2 Released with New Tools, Brushes, and Halftone Filter

Krita 4.4.2 has been released. In this post we recap the new features (like mesh gradients and improved halftone filter) plus link to the Linux download.

2 hours ago
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How to Install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Learn how to install Microsoft Edge on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, and related distributions. It's easy, and only requires a couple of quick steps, so read on…

13 hours ago
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Linux Release Roundup: Kdenlive, BleachBit & LibreOffice

We roundup a crop of recent Linux releases, including system cleaner BleachBit, open source video editor Kdenlive, and the phenomenally popular LibreOffice.

20 hours ago
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First Look: Meet the New Linux Distro Inspired by the iPad

I’ve seen a tonne of Linux distros come and go in the 12 years I’ve been blogging about Ubuntu, but precious few have been designed exclusively for tablet use. So when I came across JingOS, […]

Saturday
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Grab a Glass, Wine 6.0 Has Been Released

Wine 6.0 is the latest stable release of the open source Windows compatibility layer. Find out what's new and improved, and how to install it on Ubuntu.

Thursday
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Slimbook’s New Linux Gaming Laptop is a Ryzen BEAST

For a powerful Linux gaming laptop look no further than the new Slimbook Titan. It's specs leave other Linux laptops in the dust, as you're about to see…

Thursday
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Finally, an Affordable RISC-V Board With Desktop Linux Support

BeagleV is a cheap RISC-V development board with full Linux kernel support. This post highlights its specs, price, and details how you can buy one.

13 January 2021
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Must Read: Ubuntu is Making the ‘Home’ Folder Private in 21.04

The home folder on future Ubuntu installs with have much tighter permissions by default. We look at the reasons Ubuntu devs have chosen to do this now.

13 January 2021
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Mozilla VPN is Now Available to Mac & Linux Users

Mozilla VPN now supports Mac and Linux. The subscription-based privacy service launched in 2020 but only for Windows, Android and iOS.

12 January 2021
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GNOME 40 Fixes the Issue of Truncated App Nam…

I know you're thinking "Joey, you've been here before", but this time it's different. Code has been committed and merged. A fix is finally happening.

11 January 2021
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gThumb 3.11.2 Released with Minor Improvements

A new version of the gThumb iPhoto manager and app viewer is available to download. In this post we look at what's new in the gThumb 3.11.2 release.

11 January 2021
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Firefox 86 Will Support Next-Gen Image Format by Default

Firefox 86 features native support for AVIF image files across all major operating systems. This lightweight image format is up to 50% smaller than JPEG.

10 January 2021