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Ubuntu’s Icon Theme Now Extends to Branded & Third-Party Apps

The single biggest issue I have with the Suru icon theme Ubuntu 18.10 debuted with was the lack of consistency. Shipping an icon set with a uniform shape and glyph style is a bold move, but […]

14 January 2019
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Google is Adding ‘Apt Search’ to the ChromeOS App Launcher

Chrome OS’s ability to run Linux apps continues to mature. Having recently revealed plans to let device managers specify a Linux distro for use with the feature comes word of another key feature tasked with […]

14 January 2019
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Rhythmbox is Finally Adopting Client Side Decorations

Rhythmbox music player is finally sorting its oversized toolbar out! The next major release of the well-known Linux audio app is set to adopt a GTK header bar by default. The aim? A refined, more compact […]

14 January 2019
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‘Celluloid’ is the new name of GNOME MPV

GNOME MPV — a GTK UI for my favourite Linux video player tool — has been given a brand new name. The versatile open-source video app is switching away from the ‘GNOME MPV’ moniker to ‘Celluloid’. Why? […]

13 January 2019
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‘Linux for Chromebooks’ May Let Chromebook Owners Choose Which Distro to Use

Last year Google wowed Linux geeks the world over with a feature that lets Chromebook users run desktop Linux apps on Chrome OS. The feature, dubbed ‘Crostini’ at the time, but now known by the […]

12 January 2019
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And Then They Were Gone: GNOME Reverts Back to Brown for Folder Icons

Development is a perpetual, constantly changing and iterative landscape upon which changes can evaporate as fast as they made form. Case in point this week? A shocking design u-turn — said in jest, lest you […]

10 January 2019
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Ubuntu 19.04 Makes It Easier to Manage Reboot-free Kernel Updates

Users of Canonical’s Livepatch service — which lets you install Linux kernel updates without rebooting — will find additional settings available in Ubuntu 19.04. The feature, which made its desktop debut in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, is free […]

22 December 2018
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GNOME Devs Experiment with a Refreshed GTK & Icon Theme

GNOME developers are testing some bold improvements to the Adwaita GTK theme and the default GNOME icon set. And in this post we take a sneak peek at their progress so far. Now, if you’re […]

10 December 2018
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SuperTuxKart Spruces Up Its In-Game Visuals

Gaming fans are geared up for the DiRT 4 Linux release next year, but there’s another popular racing game pushing things forward, too. SuperTuxKart, the famous free software kart racer, is picking up some improved visuals within the […]

9 December 2018
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Microsoft Adds More Features to Windows Subsystem for Linux

A slate of improvements to the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) feature in the Windows 10 October 2018 Update.  Microsoft has shared details on a number of key bug fixes and useful new features that WSL […]

6 November 2018

Mark Shuttleworth Thinks IBM Buying Red Hat is Good News for Ubuntu

Wondering what Mark Shuttleworth thinks about IBM buying Red Hat? Well, wonder no more. The Ubuntu founder has shared his thoughts on IBM’s game-changing purchase in a short but pointed blog post. And, few of you will […]

31 October 2018
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Linux Mint 19.1 Will Feature a ‘Modern’ Desktop Layout

We’re expecting the release of Linux Mint 19.1 to arrive just before the Christmas holidays and, like your nearest and dearest, it’ll be bringing a few surprises with it. The Linux 19.1 release will include the Cinnamon […]

31 October 2018