Articles Filed Under Editorial

Phew, Ubuntu’s New Light Theme Won’t Be Default After All

The Ubuntu 19.10 Yaru light theme switch has been reversed, with developers instead choosing to ship the theme preinstalled, but not as default.

29 September 2019
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I Finally Have a Dedicated Linux Laptop Again (But You Won’t Be Jealous)

I share my thoughts on the Lenovo V330-14ARR laptop, including battery life, screen quality, specs — oh, and how well Ubuntu 19.04 runs on it.

10 June 2019
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Is Native Linux App Development In Decline?

Is Linux app development of in decline or switching to 'bespoke' Linux distros with stable foundations, like elementary OS and Deepin? And does this potential trend matter?

22 January 2018
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Ubuntu Desktop Is Not Dying, It’s Simply Regenerating

Seriously folks, the Ubuntu desktop is not dying. Like The Doctor in the BBC Sci-Fi series Doctor Who it's simply regenerating.

8 June 2017

Merry Christmas To All Our Readers

As I write this it’s still December 24. Thus, you don’t need me to tell you that it’s Christmas (and if you do: invest in a coffee maker, cos you really need to smell some!). Yup, tomorrow […]

24 December 2016
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No, Google Hasn’t Killed Chromecast Support in Chromium Linux Builds

This week a horde of angry, pitchfork-waving readers descended upon the e-mail inbox of both OMG! sites, demanding to know why we weren’t writing about the “shocking evil” Google is waging against the open-source community. SHOCKING EVIL, PEOPLE. Firstly, Saturday […]

25 September 2016
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Is Microsoft Building Yet Another Skype Client?

Recent rumours suggest yet another Skype desktop app to help ease the burden of maintaining so many — but is Skype for Life, in fact, already here and running on Linux?

21 September 2016

Three Years Ago Today Ubuntu Made Its Biggest Gamble

It's three years to the day since Canonical launched the most audacious crowdfunding campaign in history.

22 July 2016
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With Wireless Convergence on the PRO 5, Ubuntu Phone Levels Up

Ubuntu OTA-11 brings wireless display support to the Meizu PRO 5 Ubuntu phone. But how well does it work? We go hands on.

2 June 2016
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PSA: We’re On Holiday For a Few Days

Think of this note as a scribbled note stuck to the communal notice board with a half-chewed stick of gum.

20 May 2016

Do You Remember Unity Web Integration?

Am I the only person who misses Unity web apps? The feature debuted in the Ubuntu 12.10 release and was, in my opinion, far ahead of its time. In a single broad stroke Ubuntu 12.10 took the web from being something confined to a browser window […]

13 May 2016

It Shouldn’t Surprise Me — And Yet It ALWAYS Does

Ubuntu has been around for ten years, and yet the world's most popular desktop Linux distribution still finds a way to surprise me.

2 April 2016