Author Archives: Joey Sneddon

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Linux Mint Shares Update on Its New “Modern” Logo

Linux Mint unveiled plans to refresh its famous logo with a ‘more modern’ design last year, but since then it’s been pretty quiet about how the effort is going. So you may be interested to […]

2 October 2019

Exaile Music Player Got Its First Release in 4 Years, And I Didn’t Even Notice!

The Exaile music player has scored its first update in 4 years. Exaile 4.0.0 is now uses GTK3, has a faster playback engine, and supports MPRIS 2.2.

30 September 2019

New Video Demo of the Librem 5 Shows That …It Actually Works Okay?!

If you're itching for a better look at the Purism Librem 5 now that it's shipping, Purism board member Ben Trister has obliged with a hands-on video.

29 September 2019

Phew, Ubuntu’s New Light Theme Won’t Be Default After All

The Ubuntu 19.10 Yaru light theme switch has been reversed, with developers instead choosing to ship the theme preinstalled, but not as default.

29 September 2019

Microsoft Edge for Linux Just Got a Lot More Likely

Microsoft Edge for Linux could soon be a reality, with Microsoft Edge devs launching a Linux web development survey to gather feedback on the idea.

27 September 2019

Ubuntu 19.10 Flavours Hit Beta, Here’s What’s New

Hot on the heels of the Ubuntu 19.10 beta come freshly spun test builds from Ubuntu’s family of flavours, including Ubuntu MATE and Xubuntu. By now we now have a pretty solid idea of the […]

27 September 2019

Ubuntu 19.10 Beta is Now Available to Download

The Ubuntu 19.10 beta download is now available and ready for testing by users ahead of the final stable Ubuntu 19.10 release in October, 2019.

27 September 2019
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GNOME Will “Vigorously Defend” Shotwell in Lawsuit

Shotwell, the free, open source photo management app, has allegedly fallen foul of a patent held by Rothschild Patent Imaging, LLC.

25 September 2019

Librem 5, the $699 Linux Phone, Has Started Shipping to Backers

The Librem 5, a crowdfunded Linux phone with user privacy at its core, has begun shipping to backers in the first of several planned "batches".

25 September 2019
ReactOS has new system themes

ReactOS 0.4.12 Released with Window Snapping, New Themes

ReactOS 0.4.12 has been released with a number of new features, including window snapping, font tweaks, and a pair of new system themes.

24 September 2019

Peek, the GIF Screen Recorder for Linux, Has Been Updated

Peek is one of my favourite bits of software. I don't use it often but when I do use it, I always appreciate how perfectly formed it is.

24 September 2019

First Look: Meet the 10 Winners in the Ubuntu 19.10 Wallpaper Competition

Ubuntu 19.10 will include 10 new wallpapers from the community, the winners of the successful Ubuntu 19.10 Wallpaper Competition.

24 September 2019