vlc just hit 3 billion downloads

VLC Just Passed 3 Billion Downloads

Open-source video player VLC today celebrates a gargantuan milestone — it’s 3 billionth download! The devs behind app say this is the total number of downloads they’ve been able to count via their website, with […]

11 January 2019
lightworks video editor

Lightworks Video Editor Has Big Plans for 2019

The Lightworks video editor is one of a number of professional-leaning media tools now available for Linux, and over the next year it’s going to get even better. That’s according to EditShare, the company behind […]

11 January 2019
GNOME's new Folder Icons

And Then They Were Gone: GNOME Reverts Back to Brown for Folder Icons

Development is a perpetual, constantly changing and iterative landscape upon which changes can evaporate as fast as they made form. Case in point this week? A shocking design u-turn — said in jest, lest you […]

10 January 2019
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Help Pick a New Logo for Fedora

The Fedora “Infinity” logo has been a staple part of the Linux landscape for as long as I’ve been using it — but that could be about to change. Fedora plans to update its famous […]

10 January 2019
Linux games available on the Snap store

7 Best Games Available on the Snap Store

In this post we list the best Ubuntu games that you can install as Snap apps, for free, from the official Snapcraft store on Ubuntu and other Linux distros.

8 January 2019

Stream Media From Ubuntu to Chromecast with ‘Cast to TV’

It just got a little easier for Ubuntu users to cast video, music and pictures to a Chromecast equipped TV direct from the desktop. We’ve previously shown you how to cast video from Ubuntu to […]

6 January 2019

Pretend you’re a CLI wizard with Blessed-Contrib

Want to feel like a Hollywood hacker or the sort of super-powered sysadmin that always show up in low-budget cable shows? Then check out blessed-contrib. Blessed-contrib is a Node.js based terminal utility that can be […]

5 January 2019
tilix emulator on ubuntu

Tilix 1.8.7 Released, Here’s How to Install it on Ubuntu

A brand new version of the Linux terminal emulator Tilix is available to download. Now, chances are you already know about this app. It’s one of the most popular tiling terminal emulators available for Linux desktops. So […]

4 January 2019
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‘Tweet Tray’ is a Distraction-Free Twitter App for Your Desktop

If you like to tweet a lot, but don’t like the distraction of other people’s tweets, tirades and trivia, read on. I discovered a marvellous little app called Tweet Tray. Tweet Tray is a desktop Twitter app […]

3 January 2019
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Thunderbird UI Refresh, Better Gmail Support Coming in 2019

The dev team behind the Thunderbird e-mail client have detailed their ambitions for the coming year — and if you’re a fan of fast, pretty things, you’re gonna be pretty well pleased. Mozilla’s desktop email client […]

2 January 2019
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What to Expect From Ubuntu in 2019

This year (2019) promises to be a bumper one for Ubuntu. We’ve got two all-new short-term releases ahead of us: Ubuntu 19.04 mid April and Ubuntu 19.10 in late October. Both release will be packed full of […]

1 January 2019
VLC video effects

VLC 3.0.5 Released with Improved YouTube, HDR & BluRay Support

A new version of the versatile VLC media player has been released — and would you believe it: the update is already available on Ubuntu! VLC 3.0.5 isn’t dramatic; a minor update in the 3.x […]

30 December 2018