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Android and Linux

Google Wants to Bring Android Closer to the Mainline Linux Kernel

Google wants to bring Android "as close as possible" to the mainline Linux kernel, stabilising the kernel ABI and making hardware support modular.

20 November 2019

Microsoft Edge Gets a New Logo, Still Debating a Linux Build

A new Microsoft Edge logo has been unveiled by Microsoft. The app reborn as a a Chromium-based cross-platform web browser, is also evaluating a Linux port.

3 November 2019
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LibreOffice 6.4 Will Ship With Native GTK Dialogs on Linux

LibreOffice completes work on porting dialogs to native GTK, and LibreOffice 6.4 will make 'no direct uses' of the cross-platform VCL toolkit.

1 November 2019

And We’re Off: Ubuntu 20.04 Development Officially Begins

Ubuntu 20.04 'Focal Fossa' is now officially open for development, Canonical's Matthias Klose has announced on the Ubuntu developer mailing list.

28 October 2019
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Linux Mint Shares Update on Its New “Modern” Logo

Linux Mint unveiled plans to refresh its famous logo with a ‘more modern’ design last year, but since then it’s been pretty quiet about how the effort is going. So you may be interested to […]

2 October 2019

Ubuntu Devs Detail Plan for 32-bit Support in Ubuntu 19.10

Ubuntu developers have detailed the process by which 32-bit library and app compatibility will be maintained in Ubuntu 19.10 and up.

17 September 2019

The GNOME 3.36 Release Date is Set for Next March

GNOME 3.36 will be released on March 11, 2020. This date, along with other development milestones, are listed in the official release schedule.

13 September 2019

First Look: Ubuntu 19.10 Will Feature a Bright New Look (Updated)

A light yaru theme ships as part of Ubuntu 19.10, replacing the old Yaru gtk theme's dark header bars with lighter ones aimed at improving usability.

10 September 2019

Vertical Option in Development for Dash to Panel

If you long for a Dash to Panel vertical option I've some seriously good news: one is in currently in development on Github and working!

9 September 2019

Ubuntu Dock Will Show Trash and Removable Device Icons

An Ubuntu Dock trash icon and support for listing removable devices are among the improvements headed to the desktop dock in Ubuntu 19.10.

4 September 2019
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Must Read: Microsoft is Bringing exFAT to the Linux Kernel (And No-One’s Getting Sued)

Microsoft has announced that it’s bringing exFAT support to the Linux kernel, with code contributed licensed under GPLv2. This is huge, unexpected, yet very welcome #opensource news. Microsoft’s exFAT file system is prevalent throughout a […]

28 August 2019
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New App Makes Linux Firmware Management MUCH Easier (Updated)

It’s trivial to update firmware on Linux these days thanks to the LVFS, the fwupd tool, and integration within the GNOME Software app (aka Ubuntu Software on Ubuntu). But there are times when a user […]

28 August 2019