More articles by “Joey Sneddon”

Darktable 3.8 Comes with Big Changes, New Modules + More

Big improvements are on offer in the latest release of Darktable, an open source alternative to Adobe Lightroom. Full details on the what and why's inside.

24 December 2021
audacity on ubuntu stock image

Audacity Delivers an Early Xmas Present: 50x Faster Project Loading

Big performance improvements are on offer in the latest update to Audacity, the open source audio editor, as well as new shortcuts and several UI tweaks.

23 December 2021
best linux distros of 2021 final

My Top 5 Linux Distro Releases of 2021

It's been a good year for Linux distros with plenty of highlights and few surprises throughout the year. But here are my picks for best Linux distro 2021.

23 December 2021

Major Update: Krita 5.0 Has Arrived – And It’s Full of New Features

A big update to open source graphics app Krita is available. Krita 5.0 includes a huge number of enhancements as well several major new features.

23 December 2021
thunderbird logo

Need a Thunderbird Tray Icon on Ubuntu? Try Birdtray

Thunderbird is Ubuntu’s default e-mail client but it’s not the most well integrated of tools — at least, not by default. For instance, some Linux apps (e.g., Telegram) show an unread count on the Ubuntu […]

23 December 2021
elementary os 6.1

elementary OS 6.1 Released, This is What’s New

We look at elementary OS 6.1 "Jólnir", which is available to download. An improved App Center experience and new Alt + Tab switcher is among the changes.

20 December 2021
Grub on laptop

OS Prober is Disabled in Ubuntu 22.04, Here’s a Workaround

As OS-prober is disabled in GRUB 2.06, Ubuntu 22.04 won't add Windows or other Linux distros to your boot menu. We explain why and share a fix.

19 December 2021
adjust gaps between snapped windows

‘Useless Gaps’ Adjusts Space Between Snapped Windows in GNOME Shell

Do you want the aesthetics of i3-gaps but without the i3 bit? If so, that’s exactly what the wryly titled ‘Useless Gaps’ GNOME extension gives you. The dev says of their creation that it adds […]

19 December 2021

Ubuntu 22.04 Theme Replaces Purple with Orange (Like, Everywhere)

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is going to be very orange. I didn’t want to write about this change quite so soon as a) it’s not finished or final and b) the code hasn’t landed in Ubuntu […]

17 December 2021

Add a Cool Falling Snow Effect to the Ubuntu Desktop

Want to add a falling snow effect to your Linux desktop? Of course you don't, but since it's Christmas you should! Inside are two tools you can use.

17 December 2021
AppImage Pool app on Ubuntu

Find, Download, and Update AppImages Quickly with this Neat Tool

If you like App Images and want an easier way to find, download, and update them, check out AppImage Pool. This app is pretty cool — come see!

16 December 2021
fire effect close

How to Enable a Fiery Window Closing Effect on GNOME Shell

First came a GNOME extension reimplementing wobbly windows, then we saw the return of the (very cool) 3D desktop cube effect — now comes the final part of the holy Compiz trinity: window fire. For […]

15 December 2021