Articles Filed Under Dev

Ubuntu 20.04 Makes Picking a Graphics Driver Easier

A small batch of end-user improvements to the “Additional Drivers” screen are being prepped ahead of Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Now that the latest NVIDIA graphics are available in Ubuntu LTS releases directly (without the need […]

26 February 2020
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New Dark Mode Setting Lands in Ubuntu 20.04 ‘Focal Fossa’ Dailies

If you’re keeping on top of the new Ubuntu 20.04 features — no worries if you’re not, it’s not stable yet anyway — you’ll be expecting the change featured below. It seems my recent op-ed […]

25 February 2020
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GNOME Clocks App Redesigned, Now Looks Great on Linux Phones

A revamped version of the GNOME Clocks app will ship in GNOME 3.36. In this post we look at the redesigned app and its new, mobile-friendly design.

24 February 2020
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GNOME Shares Designs for a Native Camera App

GNOME design team member Tobias Bernard shares mockups of a possible new GNOME Camera app for use on the Librem 5 Linux phone and beyond.

14 February 2020

Linux Mint is Adding Fractional Scaling Support to Cinnamon

Using the Cinnamon desktop environment on a high-resolution display? If so, you may be pretty excited to hear that fractional scaling support is on the way.

2 February 2020
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New GNOME Design Team Mockups: Extension Tool, Font Manager & Revamped Clock App

The GNOME design team is always hard at work iterating, ideating and improving on the form and function of apps and major UI elements throughout the GNOME desktop stack. And a lot of that design […]

2 December 2019
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Panes, Tab Reordering Added to Windows Terminal App

Windows Terminal panes and tab reordering are two new features the open source command line tool picks up in its latest release, Windows Terminal 0.7.

29 November 2019
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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