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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
GNOME's new Folder Icons

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
Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo

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
GNOME's new Folder Icons

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
SuperTuxkart screenshot

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
Linux Shell option in WSL file explorer

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
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