Author Archives: Joey Sneddon

WPS Office for Linux Update Available to Download

A new version of WPS Office, free office software that looks like Microsoft Office, is available to download for Linux distributions, including Ubuntu.

2 April 2019

eBuyer Sell a Range of Affordable Ubuntu PCs

Online retailer eBuyer sells a selection of cheap Ubuntu desktop PCs, ranging from modestly powered machines to high-end gaming rigs all loaded with Ubuntu.

1 April 2019
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Must Read: The Linux Vendor Firmware Service Marks a Major Milestone

LVFS makes it easy to update firmware on Linux for hardware from the likes of Logitech, Lenovo and Intel. Now the service is celebrating a major milestone.

31 March 2019
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Must Read: Ubuntu 19.04 Beta is Now Available to Download

Download the beta of Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo and help test the next major update of the Linux-based operating system due for release in April.

28 March 2019

Snap Apps Now Launch 6x Faster

Sick of slow Snap app startup times? Ubuntu devs have some news: they've solved an issue that affected loading times for newly installed Snap apps.

28 March 2019
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Kdenlive Devs Had a Sprint, Made This Awesome Vid

The developers behind Kdenlive, the open-source video editor, recently held a 4-day sprint in Lyon, France, to work on new features and improve performance.

27 March 2019
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Draw On Your Screen with this Neat GNOME Shell Extension

Draw on your Screen with the aptly named 'Draw on Your Screen' extension for GNOME Shell. It lets you write text and draw over the Ubuntu Linux desktop.

22 March 2019
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NexDock 2 Turns Your Android Phone or Raspberry Pi into a Laptop

The NexDock 2 has hit Kickstarter. The goal? To deliver a 13.1-inch laptop shell, NexDock lets you use your Android smartphone or Raspberry Pi as a laptop.

21 March 2019
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KDE Connect is Back on the Google Play Store, SMS Features Intact

Drama over: Google has whitelisted the KDE Connect Android app, allowing it to continue to provide SMS and call log integration to Linux users.

21 March 2019
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OpenShot’s Latest Release is Billed as the ‘Best Version Yet’ – But is it?

Free video editor OpenShot 2.4.4 is available to download, with its developer describing the release as being "the best version yet".

21 March 2019
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Tether Often? Take the GNOME Metered Data Survey

GNOME developers launch survey to get feedback on metered data connection usage on desktop PCs and laptop, including those who tether Android to PC.

21 March 2019
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NVIDIA Jetson Nano is a $99 Computer Built for AI, Powered by Ubuntu (Updated)

Meet the NVIDIA Jetson Nano, a $99 developer kit with support for Ubuntu 18.04, NVIDIA CUDA toolkit, and open-source machine learning tools like TensorFlow.

20 March 2019