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Things to Do: Install GNOME Extensions

Okay Dash to Panel, That Does Look Super Slick…

I haven’t used a Windows desktop “properly” for around 8 years or so (and can’t say I miss it, either). Back when I first started this blog I had a multi-boot set up on my […]

6 June 2019
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App Devs Ask Linux Distros to “Stop Theming Our Apps”

group of independent Linux app developers have written an open letter to the wider GNOME community to ask dilators to "stop theming our apps".

24 May 2019
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GNOME Devs Mull Making Dedicated System Info Tool

A GNOME desktop designer proposes a new hardware info tool for the GNOME desktop. The app would show system info and firmware information.

24 April 2019
Firefox Advance is a test pilot experiment

Firefox Advance Uses Your Browser History to Recommend Web Content

If you’re short on things to read — seriously? — be sure to check out the latest experiment in the Firefox Test Pilot program. It’s called Advance and it aims to ‘advance’ you past the site you’re currently gawping at […]

8 August 2018

Feature Wishlist: Progress Bars in GNOME Shell

Bug 701402 calls on GNOME developers to 'implement progress bars in GNOME Shell'. This is absolutely the sort of bug I can get behind — and in this post I tell you why.

12 June 2017
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My Current Ubuntu Desktop (And How You Can Recreate It)

As you may have heard me mention in the latest episode of the Ubuntu Podcast, I’ve been ankle deep in GNOME extensions these past few weeks. Why? Well, like many of you I have made a preëmptive switch to GNOME Shell now that Unity is […]

8 May 2017

If Only Thunderbird Did Look Like This…

The Thunderbird email client is a great app, but its out-dated interface makes it a chore to use. Could a redesign reignite interest in it?

20 April 2017
Ubuntu GNOME Shell mockup

This Mock Up Shows Us What Ubuntu Could Look Like…

This stunning Ubuntu mockup gives us a glimpse at what the future could hold for the OS now that it is to switch back to GNOME as its default desktop.

13 April 2017
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How To Make GNOME Shell Look Like Unity

Following news that Ubuntu is to switch to GNOME as its default desktop in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, some users have been keep to get a head start and switch over a little sooner. Bad Voltage podcaster Stuart Langridge is among […]

10 April 2017
papirus icon theme

The Papirus Icon Theme Needs YOUR Help

Papirus is one of the most popular Linux icon themes available, but now this stylish icon set needs your help to stay in active development.

3 April 2017
todo.txt indicator applet running on Ubuntu

Todo.txt Indicator for Ubuntu Helps You Get Stuff Done

If you manage your to-to list with a plaintext Todo.txt file this indicator applet may help you keep on top of your tasks. Sure, there are plenty of web-based clients, sticky note widgets, and feature-packed desktop task managers offering […]

8 March 2017

Meet ‘The Other Linux Logo’, A Modern Take on Tux

When you look at Tux, the Linux mascot, what do you see? Do you see a penguin? Do you see a project? Or do you see something that’s dated and in need of a revamp? […]

17 October 2016