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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
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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
IBM buys Red Hat

IBM Inks $34 Billion Deal to Buy Red Hat

IBM is to buy open source software company Red Hat in a $34 billion deal — the biggest in Linux and open-source history. Red Hat is best known as a Linux company, offering both Red Hat […]

28 October 2018
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Firefox 63 Released with Tab Switcher Changes, More Robust Web Extensions

A new version of the Mozilla Firefox web browser is now available to download. Firefox 63.0 serves as the latest update and comes packed with a compelling crop of new features and other improvements. Out of […]

23 October 2018
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You Can Now Buy an Official Ubuntu 18.10 T-Shirt

A t-shirt bearing the Ubuntu 18.10 mascot design has gone on sale. Canonical’s online shop has added a dark blue shirt overlaid with an orange cuttlefish design, the same one used on the official Ubuntu […]

23 October 2018
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Simplenote Adds a Distraction-Free Focus Mode

A distraction-free focus mode has been added to the nifty note taking app Simplenote. The feature is one of several improvements the desktop client picks up in its latest update, and is freely available for Windows, macOS, […]

23 October 2018
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Canonical Launch Ubuntu User Statistics Website

Canonical has launched an official webpage to relay Ubuntu user statistics collected by the Ubuntu report tool. The company had shared a few early findings from its data collection tool earlier in the year, but we’ve had […]

19 October 2018
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Ubuntu 18.10 Flavors Released, Ready to Download

Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish, the latest version of Ubuntu, is now available to download and so too are freshly spun images for it crop of community-based flavors. New stable versions of Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Budgie, Xubuntu […]

18 October 2018
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Ubuntu MATE 18.10 is Now Available for the GPD Pocket Laptop

It just got way easier to install Ubuntu MATE on the GPD Pocket mini-laptops. Announced alongside the standard Ubuntu MATE 18.10 release, project lead Martin WImpress has unveiled a set of bespoke images built specifically […]

18 October 2018
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How to Install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

It's easy to install Plex Media Server on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS and other Linux distros, as the popular media streaming app is available on the Snap store.

11 October 2018
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New Website Claims Flatpak is a “Security Nightmare”

A newly launched website is warning users about Flatpak, branding the tech a “security nightmare”. The ‘Flatkills.org’ web page takes aim at a number of security claims routinely associated with the fledgling Flatpak app packaging and distribution […]

10 October 2018
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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