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I Finally Have a Dedicated Linux Laptop Again (But You Won’t Be Jealous)

I share my thoughts on the Lenovo V330-14ARR laptop, including battery life, screen quality, specs — oh, and how well Ubuntu 19.04 runs on it.

10 June 2019
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VLC 3.0.7 Released with Improved MP4 Support, 42 Security Fixes

VLC 3.0.7 is now available to download. We recap the changes and show you how to install or upgrade to VLC 3.0.7 on Ubuntu using a PPA or a Snap app.

9 June 2019
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Easily Install Snap Apps on elementary OS with ‘Snaptastic’

Snaps are a ‘must try’ thing in Linuxland, and because they work across multiple Linux distributions, from Arch to Fedora, it’s dead simple to sample ’em! But what about on elementary OS? In this article […]

8 June 2019
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Kdenlive Scores Another Big Bug Fix Update

Kdenlive developers don't show any signs of slowing down anytime soon, releasing Kdenlive 19.04.2, the second point release in the 19.04.x series.

7 June 2019
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Google Stadia Pricing Revealed (But It’s a Bit Confusing Tbh)

Google Stadia will launch in November, but gamers will need to buy a $129 Stadia Founders Pack to join the fun. We look at Stadia subscription cost & launch.

6 June 2019

Why Ubuntu MATE 19.10 Is Ditching VLC for GNOME MPV

GNOME MPV will replace VLC as the default media player in Ubuntu MATE 19.10, due for release in October. We look at the reasons for the swap.

6 June 2019
Things to Do: Install GNOME Extensions

Okay Dash to Panel, That Does Look Super Slick…

I haven’t used a Windows desktop “properly” for around 8 years or so (and can’t say I miss it, either). Back when I first started this blog I had a multi-boot set up on my […]

6 June 2019

Zorin OS 15 Released, Based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS

Zorin OS 15 is now available to download, based on Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS. In this you'll learn more about Zorin OS 15's new features and improvements.

5 June 2019
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Google Chrome 75 Released with Minor Improvements & Security Fixes

Google Chrome 75 is the latest stable release of Google's popular web browser, but it's pretty low on any major user-facing changes or features.

5 June 2019
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LibreOffice 6.3 Drops 32-bit Linux Builds

The LibreOffice 6.3 beta is out, but it brings some bad news for 32-bit Linux desktop users. The free office suite is dropping 32-bit support for Linux.

4 June 2019
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How to Play Tetris in the Linux Terminal

Tetris turns 35 on June 6, so to mark the occasion we show you how to play Tetris in the terminal on Linux desktops like Ubuntu. It's quick, easy and fun!

4 June 2019
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Wine 4.0 Backported to Linux Mint 19, Here’s How to Install It

It just got easier to install Wine 4.0 on Linux Mint 19 thanks to a backport by Linux Mint developers and a new meta package to streamline install.

3 June 2019