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An Early Look at New Features in Thunderbird 102

Various new features are coming to Thunderbird, the open source email client. In this post we look at the biggest ones, like the all-new address book.

29 March 2022

‘Ubuntu Pro’ Settings Pulled from Ubuntu 22.04

The new Ubuntu Pro settings in Ubuntu 22.04 are being removed (for now). Devs say the backend that supports the security feature is 'delayed'.

25 March 2022

Ubuntu 22.04 Won’t Skimp on Wallpapers After All

Behold, 417 words on why Ubuntu being miserly with desktop backgrounds doesn't do it any favours, hence why I'm happy to hear it's changed its mind.

23 March 2022
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In Ubuntu 22.04 Light Means Light (Almost) Everywhere

Ubuntu 22.04 reverts back to a light GNOME Shell theme by default, having switched to a dark one in Ubuntu 21.04. We explain why this revert makes sense.

18 March 2022

Ubuntu 22.04 Lets You Pick A Custom Accent Colour

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS includes a much-requested new feature: accent colours. Users can pick from 10 different colours to use in the GTK, Shell, and icon themes.

18 March 2022
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Try GNOME’s New Terminal & Text Editor on Ubuntu 22.04

You can take GNOME's brand new text editor and terminal client for a spin in Ubuntu 22.04, ahead of the stable GNOME 42 release this later this month.

8 March 2022
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Ubuntu Now “Just Works” on the Framework Laptop

If you're lucky enough to own the modular marvel that is the Framework laptop you'll be thrilled to know that Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS "just works" on the device.

6 March 2022
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Linux Mint is Making a Major Bluetooth Change

Linux Mint 21 will ship with Blueman as its default Bluetooth manager. Mint's lead developer cites issues with the current gnome-bluetooth backend.

3 March 2022

Ubuntu 22.04 Just Got a BIG Design Update (Spoiler: Looks Awesome)

With feature freeze now in effect a huge drop of visual changes just hit the Ubuntu 22.04 daily builds, including GNOME Shell 42 and a Yaru theme update.

25 February 2022

GNOME 42 Features a Subtle, Yet Classy, Touch

Being ill last week meant I missed a few last-minute additions to GNOME 42 as it readied its beta build. Belated or not, I want to spotlight this change.

24 February 2022

Nautilus 42 Arrives in Ubuntu 22.04 Daily Builds

The latest version of the Nautilus file manager is winging its way to Ubuntu 22.04. A number of new features and improvements are included as a result.

24 February 2022
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Ubuntu 22.04 May Offer a Choice of System Accent Colour

A choice of system accent colour could be on offer in Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. Devs have already created a working demo to pick an accent colour for Yaru.

3 February 2022