Author Archives: Joey Sneddon

Dev Behind Popular GNOME Extension Quits

The developer behind the Arc Menu extension for GNOME Shell has decided to quit. We look at the reasons why he's stopped and ask what's next.

20 September 2020
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KDE Plasma 5.20 Looks Like an Awesome Update

KDE developers are promising an ‘absolutely massive’ Plasma 5.20 release next month, so in this post we take a look what makes it such a major upgrade.

17 September 2020

Geary Email Client Now Supports Plugins, Improves Server Compatibility

Geary 3.38.0 is the latest stable release of this powerful, featured open source e-mail client for Linux desktops. In this post we look at what's new.

17 September 2020

Hot Topic: Why the Next Version of GNOME Will Have a New Version Number

GNOME developers have announced that the next stable release of the desktop environment will use a new version number — and it's not GNOME 3.40.

16 September 2020
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Slimbook Essential is a Surprisingly Affordable Linux Laptop

The Slimbook Essential is an affordable new Linux laptop from Spanish hardware company Slimbook. We look at the device's specs, price, and release date.

16 September 2020
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GNOME 3.38 Released with New App Grid Features, Fingerprint Login + More

It’s here folks: the official GNOME 3.38 release has landed and source code is available to download from all the usual places. Six months of intense development, iteration, and ideation has been poured into making […]

16 September 2020
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XFCE 4.16 to Feature Better Fractional Scaling Support

Xfce 4.16 carries improved support for fractional scaling using XRandR, as well as better handling of mis-configured scaling values.

15 September 2020
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Installing the Slick ‘Material Shell’ Extension on Ubuntu is Now Easier

Users can install Material Shell on Ubuntu 20.04 from the GNOME Extensions website. Material Shell offers a tiling window experience inside GNOME Shell.

15 September 2020
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KDE’s Latest Plasma Wallpaper is Here And It’s …Shiny

A new default wallpaper has been merged for use in KDE Plasma 5.20 — but fans of the desktop environment should brace themselves for a major tonal shift.

13 September 2020
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WSL 2 is Getting Tighter Windows/Linux Integration

Microsoft has dished up new details on future WSL 2 improvements, and it includes the ability to mount and physical Linux filesystems like EXT4 in Windows.

10 September 2020
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Grouped Notifications Are Coming to GNOME Shell

New GNOME development adds the long-requested ability to have desktop notifications grouped by application rather than appearing individually.

10 September 2020
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Cawbird Twitter Client Gains New Features and Lowers Memory Usage

A new version of Cawbird, the GTK Twitter client for Linux desktops, is available. The uoatde adds support for image alt descriptions in tweets plus more.

10 September 2020