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Annotator is a Slick Image Markup Tool for Linux Desktops

Sometimes I want to annotate an image quickly, but without loading up a full-blown image editing app like The GIMP. Today I found an amazing app that lets me do just that. Annotator by Trevor […]

5 October 2021
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How GNOME 42 Lights the Way with New ‘Dark Mode’ Preference

GNOME 42 is on course to ship with support for a proper ‘dark mode’ toggle. Right now Linux desktops lack a standardised, system-level way for users to indicate to the system, its apps, and even […]

4 October 2021
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Firefox 93 Released with AVIF Support, Insecure Download Protection

Firefox 93 adds support for AVIF image files, makes PDF form filling more robust, and protects against insecure downloads. More details? Find 'em inside.

4 October 2021

Microsoft Office 2021 Includes Better Support for LibreOffice Files

We’re used to hearing that the latest versions of out favourite open-source office suites come with better support for Microsoft Office files, but the other way around? That’s a little less common, but it’s happening. […]

3 October 2021

Quick Look at Yaru Theme Changes in Ubuntu 21.10

We run through the most notable changes to the Yaru theme in Ubuntu 21.10, including a new light theme by default, and better support for GNOME 40.

29 September 2021
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Updated: Bangle.js 2 is a Hackable, Open Source Smartwatch

Looking for an open source smartwatch you’re in total control of? If so, check out the Bangle.js 2 which is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. This hacker-friendly piece of horological hardware is the brainchild of Espruino […]

28 September 2021

Download Now: Ubuntu 21.10 Beta Released, This is What’s New

Download the Ubuntu 21.10 beta to help test the next major release of Ubuntu ahead of its stable release in mid-October. In this post, see what's changed.

24 September 2021
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GNOME 41 Released, This is What’s New

The GNOME 41 release is out with new multitasking and mobile network settings, updated Software store, and a new Remote Desktop client. Learn more.

22 September 2021
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Canonical Extends Support of Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 to 10 Years

Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 just got an unexpected support boost from Canonical. Announced today, Canonical says both releases will get an extended 10 years of support from their original release date, up from the […]

21 September 2021
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Updated: gThumb 3.12 Released with HEIF/HEIC, AVIF & JXL Image Support

The Thumb 3.12 release is here and it's full of improvements, including native support for the HEIF and AVIF image formats, as well as Apple's HEIC.

19 September 2021
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Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS Released with Critical Security Fix

Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS is available to download. This point release carries a number of fixes to plug the BootHole security vulnerability discovered in 2020.

19 September 2021
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Spotify Linux Client (Finally) Fixes an Annoying Bug

It's a bug that has irritated me for the past 12 months but, at last, Spotify devs have fixed it in the latest update to the official Spotify Linux client.

17 September 2021