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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.

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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
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Ubuntu 20.10 Beta is Now Available to Download

The Ubuntu 20.10 beta build is now available to download. This release gives users the chance to go hands on with planned changes, including GNOME 3.38.

2 October 2020
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Linux Mint is Working on a New Sticky Notes App

Linux Mint is working on a new sticky notes app. It lets users put Post It style notes on their desktop to show reminders, to-dos, and other tasks or notes.

1 October 2020
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Ubuntu Replaces Its ‘Disintegrating Installer’ Icon with Something Simpler

Ubuntu 20.10 includes a new icon for the Ubiquity installer (the Ubuntu install tool). Not exactly breaking news but it's an important usability fix.

30 September 2020

Dev Behind Popular GNOME Extension Quits

The developer behind the Arc Menu extension for GNOME Shell has decided to quit. We look at the reasons why he's stopped and ask what's next.

20 September 2020
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Grouped Notifications Are Coming to GNOME Shell

New GNOME development adds the long-requested ability to have desktop notifications grouped by application rather than appearing individually.

10 September 2020
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elementary OS Adds Experimental Support for the Pinebook Pro

A version elementary OS for the Pinebook Pro Linux laptop is in development. Early access builds aren't production ready and come with limitations.

1 September 2020