Today our compendium of computing curiosities (commonly called ‘OMG! 5!’) sees us poke around in the software drawers of everyone’s favourite social network Facebook. Below you’ll find five Facebook-only notification applications for use on the Ubuntu […]
The free p2p application FrostWire has launched the first release in its new 4.21.x series this week. The release is marked by two notable upgrades - Automatic Updates (via Bit Torrent) and the latest Vuze Core 18.104.22.168 powering its torrent engine, claiming to result in even faster Bit Torrent downloads.
Looking for some gorgeously gruff geometry for your desktop background? Fractals are what you seek and the tool mentioned inside helps you to bag a boatload...
Everyone's talking about Hotot - a new twitter application for Linux that marries the useful and the unique into one slick package.
Reader Heiner Valverde dropped us a handy hint today in the OMG! inbox: Ninite, a website that provides an easy way to install multiple applications after a fresh install, has released a beta version for Linux users. But, it's not all fresh roses - I delved deeper into the mystery that is Ninite, surely something as good as this can't be true?
Further to DraftSight’s announcement of an imminent Linux port, CAD software developer Bricsys has announced a native Linux release of their commercial CAD software Briscad. Software, it seems, is like buses: you wait ages for […]
Jono Bacon announced today the Ubuntu Application Review Process, which is designed to get new and fresh applications into Ubuntu after it's released. Unfortunately, like all things Ubuntu, it's harder than it should be with plenty of restrictive rules, bureaucratic nonsense and complicated set up procedures.
Owner of the very sick Logitech G15 gaming keyboard? Want to add some neat stats to the LCD? Look in...
The first formal release of new minimal download manager Steadyflow is now available for users to download. Version 0.1 of the GTK+ applications sees support for: – Pausing, resuming, and restarting downloads Search/filter box Optional […]
Ever wanted to use your desktop as a sketchpad? And by 'use your desktop' I do mean quite literally! A reader by the name of 'Marko' dropped off a tip about the following self-described 'free painting software' that allows you to use your fingers, mouse or graphics tablet to make free-hand annotations on your desktop - no need to stay within the rigid confines of an application window or canvas any longer! Treat your desktop like a chalkboard! This is Ardesia.
Ever felt that your desktop has been bereft of a modern and capable download manager? Maia Kozheva felt the same and decided it was time to do something about it... Meet Steadyflow.
Kobo Desktop Application – a free application from eReading company Kobo that enables users to read, build a digital library, and shop for eBooks directly from their computer – is also available for Ubuntu, we […]