Author Archives: Joey Sneddon

pinetab linux tablet

Preorder the PineTab, a $99 Linux Tablet [Update: Sold Out]

The $99 PineTab Linux tablet is now available to buy from the Pine64 website. The 10.1-inch tablet runs Ubuntu Touch on a 64-bit ARM processor.

10 June 2020
Raspberry Pi Ubuntu

Official Ubuntu Desktop Support for the Raspberry Pi 4 is On the Way

Your dream of being able to run Ubuntu desktop on the Raspberry Pi 4 may be closer to reality than you think. October’s Ubuntu 20.10 release may introduce official support for Ubuntu desktop on the […]

8 June 2020

How to Install WSL 2 on Windows 10 May 2020 Update

If you want to try out the improved Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 (aka WSL 2) included in the latest Windows update you’ll need to roll your sleeves up — but don’t worry: we cover […]

6 June 2020
nexdock with phone mount

NexDock Touch Turns Your Android Phone or Raspberry Pi into a Touchscreen Laptop

Dream of turning your Android phone or Raspberry Pi into a fully-fledged laptop? Well, with the all-new NexDock Touch you can! Like the original NexDock the new model is a 14.1-inch laptop shell, complete with […]

4 June 2020

Geary’s Getting a Linux Phone Friendly UI

I’m a big fan of desktop e-mail client Geary — it’s in our list of the best Ubuntu apps after all — so I’m particularly thrilled to hear that a “mobile version” is in the […]

3 June 2020

Lenovo Will Sell Ubuntu on More ThinkPads, ThinkStations This Summer

Lenovo has announced that all of its ThinkStation desktop PCs and ThinkPad P series laptop will be available to buy preloaded with Ubuntu this summer.

2 June 2020

Firefox 77 Released with Minor Changes

Firefox 77 has arrived with a whole load of …nothing major. Still, iterative improvement is as welcome as shiny new features so read on to discover more.

2 June 2020
marketshare of linux

Linux Marketshare Increased Again Last Month (So Did Ubuntu’s)

Usage of Linux-based desktop operating systems grew again in May 2020, according to stats shared by web analytics firm NetMarketShare.

2 June 2020
foliate catalog feature

Foliate Makes Finding Free eBooks Easier, Adds Support for Comics

Finding free ebooks to read in Foliate, a GTK ebook reader for Linux desktops, just got a whole lot easier. The new Foliate 2.2.0 release comes with several enhancements, one of which is better eBook […]

1 June 2020
Linux Kernel 5.7

Linux 5.7 Released, This is What’s New

Linux 5.7 has arrived, serving as the latest mainline release of the Linux Kernel — but what’s changed? Well, in this post we recap the new features and core changes bundled up inside this kernel […]

1 June 2020
a hand holding a raspberry pi 4

The Raspberry Pi 4 is Now Available With 8GB RAM

A Raspberry Pi 4 with 8GB RAM is now available to buy. This model is the most powerful version of the device released so far, and the most expensive at $75.

28 May 2020
scrcpy trilinear filtering

Android Mirroring App ‘Scrcpy’ Just Added a Bunch of New Features

If you read this blog regularly enough you’ll be familiar with scrcpy, an ace root-free way to mirror your Android smartphone on your Ubuntu desktop and interact with it. Scrcpy is free, it’s open source, […]

28 May 2020