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GNOME Designers Explore a ‘Bottom Bar’ Layout for GNOME Shell

For 10 years GNOME shell has been based around a single panel stripped across the top of the screen — but this fundamental feature could be about to change.

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Ubuntu 21.04 Resolves the Distro’s Most Glaring Deficiency

Ubuntu's current desktop icons implementation is a little lacking – so it's finally doing something about it in Ubuntu 21.04 'Hirsute Hippo'. Learn more.

24 March 2021
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Ubuntu 21.04 to Use Dark GNOME Shell Theme By Default

Ubuntu 21.04 may use a dark GNOME Shell theme by default. Yaru theme developers have proposed using a dark system theme by default in 'Hirsute Hippo'.

16 February 2021
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Updated: See What Firefox’s New ‘Proton’ Redesign Looks Like on Ubuntu

A new look is coming to Mozilla Firefox — yes, another one — and in this post we show you what it currently looks like on Ubuntu, and share detail on how to try it […]

9 February 2021
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First Look: Ubuntu is Working on a Brand New Installer

A new installer is coming to Ubuntu. Developers outlined their plans for the next-gen installer, which makes use of Flutter and Curtin, in a forum post.

1 February 2021
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Use Chromium? Sync Features Will Stop Working on March 15

Chromium will lose several key features when Google revokes access to private APIs in March. It recommends affected users switch to Google Chrome.

24 January 2021
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Ubuntu Can Run on Apple Silicon, Devs Say It’s ‘Completely Usable’

Ubuntu Linux is up and running on Apple Silicon thanks to developers working at Coreillium. They now hope to upstream their work on Linux for M1.

20 January 2021
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Must Read: Ubuntu is Making the ‘Home’ Folder Private in 21.04

The home folder on future Ubuntu installs with have much tighter permissions by default. We look at the reasons Ubuntu devs have chosen to do this now.

13 January 2021
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Firefox 86 Will Support Next-Gen Image Format by Default

Firefox 86 features native support for AVIF image files across all major operating systems. This lightweight image format is up to 50% smaller than JPEG.

10 January 2021
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Linux Support for Apple Silicon? This Dev is Working on it

Linux support for Apple Silicon? Not such a crazy idea, as one prominent Linux developer takes up the challenge to bring up Linux support on Apple's M1 processor.

1 December 2020

Vivaldi Web Browser Now Has a Built-in Email Client

Vivaldi Mail is now available for testing. This IMAP and POP compatible email client is built-in to the Vivaldi web browser in new snapshot builds.

24 November 2020
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First Look: LibreOffice Has a New Look in Ubuntu 20.10

LibreOffice in Ubuntu 20.10 looks a different to that shipped in earlier versions. In this post we look at the tweak made and show you a comparison.

11 October 2020