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ubuntu 19.04 is named the disco dingo

Ubuntu 19.04 is Named ‘Disco Dingo’

The name of Ubuntu 19.04 has been revealed — and it’s definitely a distinctive decision! As listed on Launchpad, the home of Ubuntu development, the Ubuntu 19.04 name is logged as “Disco Dingo”. Ubuntu 19.04 will […]

30 October 2018
gallium nine on ubuntu 18.10

Ubuntu 18.10 Adds Gallium Nine Support, Latest Mesa 18.2.2

A couple of graphic-related tidbits ahead of next week’s Ubuntu 18.10 release that some of you might be interested to know about. First up, Mesa. A feature freeze exception was granted to allow Mesa 18.2.x […]

10 October 2018
hardware acceleration on linux -- google says no

Google Has ‘No Plans’ to Enable Chrome Hardware Acceleration on Linux

Google says it has no plans to enable Chrome hardware acceleration on Linux — not even as an experimental option. The news is certain to be greeted with groans by those who struggle to stream […]

4 October 2018

Google is Working on Apple Magic Trackpad 2 Linux Support

Google engineers are working to add Apple Magic Trackpad 2 Linux support to the mainline Linux Kernel. Although it’s been 3 years since Apple announced the Magic Trackpad 2 Linux users have needed to rely […]

30 September 2018

Elementary OS Juno Beta 2 Released

Elementary OS June beta 2 is now available to download. This second beta build of the Ubuntu-based Linux distribution touts a number of changes over the elementary OS june beta released back in July. Due to the […]

22 September 2018

Microsoft Announce Enhanced Version of Ubuntu 18.04 for Hyper-V

A New Hyper-V Quick Create Gallery Ubuntu 18.04 image has been released. It allows users to run Ubuntu on Windows 10 as a virtual machine.

18 September 2018
Wobbly Windows in Compiz

Wobbly Windows Are Making a Comeback

Wobbly windows and other animated desktop effects could return to Ubuntu thanks to the 'libanimation' project created by a former Compiz developer.

13 September 2018
GNOME 3.30 Apps

The GNOME 3.32 Release Date is Set

The GNOME 3.32 release date has been set, with the full release schedule for the next development also finalised.  Yes, I know: the GNOME 3.30 release literally only just arrived, but development doesn’t stop. So to save […]

6 September 2018
ubuntu software store

See Canonical’s Mockups for a Major ‘Software Center’ Revamp

A major redesign of the Ubuntu Software app has been proposed by Canonical. The planned overhaul, hammered out at a design sprint hosted by the company back in June, wants to make it easier for […]

4 September 2018
connect android to ubuntu using GSConnect

Ubuntu 18.10 Won’t Include Android Integration After All

Always possibility, and now sadly confirmed: Ubuntu 18.10 won’t ship with Android phone integration out of the box. The feature, provided by the GSconnect GNOME Shell extension, a Qt-free implementation of the KDE Connect service, was proposed […]

31 August 2018

Chrome’s New Tab Page is Finally Customizable

Google is giving Chrome users a more configurable "new tab" page to play with, with options to add custom links and set a custom background image.

28 August 2018
nautilus file manager

Ubuntu 18.10 Will Ship with an Older Version of Nautilus

Barring an unexpected spurt of last-minute development (not to mention a feature freeze exception) it’s looking like Ubuntu 18.10 will ship with an older version of Nautilus. Again. April’s release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS offered […]

28 August 2018