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App Devs Ask Linux Distros to “Stop Theming Our Apps”

group of independent Linux app developers have written an open letter to the wider GNOME community to ask dilators to "stop theming our apps".

24 May 2019
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Tilix Terminal Emulator Needs a New Maintainer

The Tilix terminal app is a tiling terminal emulator loved by many on the Linux desktop — but is the future of the app in doubt? Tilix’s current developer, Gerald ‘gnunn1’ Nunn, says he’d prefer […]

6 May 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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Fedora Logo Redesign Update (Spoiler: It’s Looking Great)

Last month we mentioned that the folks involved with Fedora were scoping out feedback on a potential redesign of the Fedora logo and typeface. A number of possible designs were put forward, and based on […]

8 February 2019
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VLC Just Passed 3 Billion Downloads

Open-source video player VLC today celebrates a gargantuan milestone — it’s 3 billionth download! The devs behind app say this is the total number of downloads they’ve been able to count via their website, with […]

11 January 2019
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Help Pick a New Logo for Fedora

The Fedora “Infinity” logo has been a staple part of the Linux landscape for as long as I’ve been using it — but that could be about to change. Fedora plans to update its famous […]

10 January 2019
IBM buys Red Hat

IBM Inks $34 Billion Deal to Buy Red Hat

IBM is to buy open source software company Red Hat in a $34 billion deal — the biggest in Linux and open-source history. Red Hat is best known as a Linux company, offering both Red Hat […]

28 October 2018
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What’s Your Ubuntu 19.04 Codename Prediction?

It’s that really fun part of the release cycle where we get you to try and guess the name of the next Ubuntu release! it could, at this point, be literally anything — but what do think the […]

19 October 2018
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Canonical Launch Ubuntu User Statistics Website

Canonical has launched an official webpage to relay Ubuntu user statistics collected by the Ubuntu report tool. The company had shared a few early findings from its data collection tool earlier in the year, but we’ve had […]

19 October 2018
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Pitivi Video Editor Gains UI Polish, Video Preview Resizing

Improvements to the Pitivi video editor are coming thanks to students participating in the Google Summer of Code 2018, including slow motion video support.

13 August 2018
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Hollywood Casts Open Source Software in Starring Role

Amazing news out of Variety, the entertainment website, this weekend: Hollywood is going open source. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences — best known for ‘The Oscars’ award ceremony — has teamed up […]

12 August 2018

Mystery Donation Lets Elementary Hire Full-Time Staff

The GNOME project recently received a $1 million donation from an anonymous benefactor — now it seems the altruism is spreading to other open source projects. The folks behind elementary OS, a popular Ubuntu-based Linux distribution, have revealed they too recently received […]

4 August 2018