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Stress Testing Your Linux System Just Got Easier

Want to stress text your Linux system? Then check out GTKStressTest, a new open source app designed specifically for the task. The goal of GTKStressTesting (GST) is to put everything you need to know about […]

11 hours ago

Passive Aggressive Baking at its Finest

Okay, so this isn’t strictly related to Linux per se — though a tangential link exists because Microsoft Edge is coming to Linux — but the following photo made me laugh when I saw it […]

Sunday

Here’s the New KDE Plasma 5.18 Default Wallpaper

The new Plasma 5.18 LTS wallpaper has been unveiled. The geometric design, which appears to resemble a beach scene, is available to download in 4K.

Friday

Telegram Update Adds New Poll Options, Message Scheduling

The Telegram messaging app has added advanced poll options and message scheduling to its desktop client, which is available for Windows, macOS and Linux.

Thursday

Ubuntu’s Installer Slideshow Gets a Focal Refresh

The Ubuntu slideshow installer has been updated in Ubuntu 20.04 to include updated screenshots, new icons, and refreshed theming.

Thursday

It’s Not Your Eyes: Why HQ Desktop Backgrounds Look Blurry on Ubuntu

A fix for blurred backgrounds on Ubuntu and GNOME Shell is on the way. A patch from Ubuntu dev Daniel Van Vugt tackles OpenGL downscaling of large images.

21 January 2020

Canonical’s New Cloud Tech Streams Android Apps to Other Devices

Most of us are familiar with the idea of streaming music and content on our phones, thanks to services like Spotify and Netflix — but what about apps?

21 January 2020

KDE Plasma 5.18 Includes a System Report Tool — But It’s Strictly Opt-In

KDE developers are keen to 'learn' more about how people use the Plasma desktop, the hardware they run it on, and the features they enable.

21 January 2020

Ubuntu Finally Removes the Amazon Web App You Never Use (Updated)

Ubuntu 20.04 will not include the Amazon web app. An Amazon launcher was been included in Ubuntu since 2012 but will not feature in the next LTS.

20 January 2020

Is the MNT Reform the Most Open Source Laptop, Ever? It Comes Close!

MNT Reform is an open source Linux laptop 99.9% free of binary blobs, running entirely on open source software. It's developed by Berlin-based MNT Research.

20 January 2020

Xubuntu 20.04 Will Include a Dark Theme

Xubuntu 20.04 includes a dark theme, a recoloured version of the Greybird GTK theme. The new Greybird Dark version will also work on other DEs, like MATE.

19 January 2020
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Xfce 4.16 is Adopting Client Side Decoration by Default

Xfce 4.16 will look a little different to long time users when it arrives later this year, as the popular desktop environment is adopting client side decoration by default. But before you cry tears over […]

16 January 2020