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Ubuntu Makes Flutter ‘Default Choice’ for Future Desktop Apps

Future Ubuntu apps made by Canonical will use Flutter, Google's open-source UI framework. We ask whether this news will help or harm the Ubuntu experience.

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Firefox 86 Released with Multiple Picture-in-Picture Support, More

Firefox 86 adds support for multiple picture-in-picture windows (multitaskers rejoice) and a major privacy boost through total Cookie protection. Nice!

23 February 2021

Why Rhythmbox’s Much-Needed Makeover Might Not Be Happening

Plans to bring Rhythmbox's dated UI into the modern era have hit a snag, with contributors pressing for change at odds with those who gatekeep the codebase.

21 February 2021

Linux Kernel 5.4 is Rolling Out Via Windows Update

Using Windows Subsystem for Linux 2? If so, you may be interested to know that a new Linux kernel is available to install through Windows Update. Yes — writing that sentence feels very weird! Canonical’s […]

18 February 2021
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A Redesigned GNOME Software is in the Works – and it Looks Great

A major GNOME Software revamp is on the way that will dramatically improve the appearance of the app and boost discoverability of software. Mockups within.

17 February 2021
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First Look: ‘Spot’ is a Native Spotify App for Linux, Built in GTK & Rust

We take a look at Spot, a GTK Spotify client built for Linux, and its early feature set, which includes search, playback, and browsing for music.

17 February 2021

Have You Seen GNOME Desktop’s Hidden Easter Egg?

The GNOME desktop (and by extension Ubuntu) comes with a hidden Easter egg celebrating an open source mascot — and this post shows you how to find it!

16 February 2021
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Ubuntu 21.04 to Use Dark GNOME Shell Theme By Default?

Ubuntu 21.04 may use a dark GNOME Shell theme by default. Yaru theme developers have proposed using a dark system theme by default in 'Hirsute Hippo'.

16 February 2021

PinePhone Picks a Default OS — But Not the One I Expected

If you’ve been patiently waiting to learn which mobile Linux operating system the PinePhone will ship with, you’re in luck! PINE64 has announced Manjaro ARM running Plasma Mobile will be the default software preloaded on […]

15 February 2021

Major Update: New Linux 5.11 Released, This is What’s New

A brand new Linux kernel is now available to download. In this post we recap the core changes and new features you'll find tucked up inside Linux 5.11.

15 February 2021
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Linux Release Roundup: Flowblade, Shutter, Kdenlive + More

This week's Linux release roundup takes in a lot, from open source video editors to image editing and management tools. This post is best read with coffee.

11 February 2021

helloSystem is a FreeBSD Distro Modelled on Mac OS X (Off Topic)

Fair warning reader: this post has nothing to do with Ubuntu, or even Linux for that matter. Instead, the following 600 words are about a promising (new to me) FreeBSD distro and why it left […]

9 February 2021