Articles Filed Under Opinion

Does the Snap Store Use Too Much Memory?

The Snap Store app Ubuntu 20.10 uses a lot of memory even when it's not running. In this post I opine on the problem and ask if others experience it too.

Saturday
GNOME OS

Do Ubuntu’s Custom Changes Make a Standalone GNOME OS More Likely?

Is an independent GNOME OS an inevitability? A recent blog post put out by GNOME designer Tobias Bernard certainly certainly makes a compelling case for one.

29 March 2020

Ubuntu Needs to Make it Easier to Enable Dark Mode

It should be easy to enable dark mode in Ubuntu, as well as change GTK theme – yet it's not. In this post I argue why I think that this needs to change.

9 January 2020

Why Ubuntu Needs a Better Image Viewer…

Ubuntu ships eye of GNOME as its default image viewer but I don't think it's anywhere near featured enough to be default. In this post I explain why.

16 December 2019
what twitter taught me this week

This Week Twitter Taught Me: Thunderbird is Go, But Windows Text Editors are Not!

Welcome to another instalment of the content strand where I tell you about things I saw on Twitter that, if we're honest, you probably saw on Twitter too.

19 May 2019
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This Week Twitter Taught Me: Libhandy Looks Great, Ubuntu Cares, and Pigeons Be Ballin’

Another week's worth of notable tweets condensed in to a hastily written, poorly collated, and entirely un-researched ramble.

3 May 2019

This Week Twitter Taught Me: Preferences, Pop OS, and Raspberry Pi Penguins

The first in a series of post where I share interesting Linux-y anecdotes, trivia, and tweets from the past week on Twitter, the microblogging platform.

26 April 2019

TIL eBuyer Sell a Range of Affordable Ubuntu PCs

Online retailer eBuyer sells a selection of cheap Ubuntu desktop PCs, ranging from modestly powered machines to high-end gaming rigs all loaded with Ubuntu.

1 April 2019
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What’s Your Ubuntu 19.04 Codename Prediction?

It’s that really fun part of the release cycle where we get you to try and guess the name of the next Ubuntu release! it could, at this point, be literally anything — but what do think the […]

19 October 2018
Broken GTK Themes

Should GNOME Drop Support for GTK3 Themes?

The GNOME desktop has a problem — and we’re (partly) all to blame. Most of us enjoy customizing our Linux desktop to suit our preferred tastes. A dash of colour here, a splash of translucency […]

16 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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Ubuntu Budgie 18.10 Looks Like an Essential Upgrade

Ubuntu Budgie 18.10 is released in October and it promises to be the best release yet. A raft of major improvements are touched on in the preview notes for Ubuntu Budgie 18.10, which spread its […]

28 September 2018