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KDE Plasma 5.22 Arrives with Miscellany of Usability Improvements

KDE Plasma 5.22 has been released, following a successful bout of beta testing last month. This uplift of the free, open source desktop environment improves ‘stability and usability across the board’, according to KDE devs. […]

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Hot Topic: Ubuntu 21.04 Will Use Wayland By Default

Ubuntu 21.04 uses Wayland by default. In this post we look at why Ubuntu developers feel now is the right time to use the Wayland display server again.

28 January 2021
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KDE Tease ‘Production Ready’ Wayland Support, New App Menu in 2021

KDE Plasma users can look forward to several big changes this year, including improved Wayland session, fingerprint support, and a new app menu.

2 January 2021
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Essential Guide: Improve Firefox Performance on Linux by Turning WebRender On

Learn how to enable WebRender in Firefox on Linux. This new tech can deliver a major performance boost by using your system's GPU to render web content.

27 July 2020

TIL Wayfire Supports Background Window Blur in GTK Apps

Wayfire, the 3D Wayland compositor, supports a heap of blingy effects. This week I discovered it supports background blur in GNOME GTK apps like Nautilus.

29 March 2020
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Wayfire Brings Compiz Bling Back to the Linux Desktop

Wayfire is a open-source Wayland compositor designed to be showy. It recreates some of the best Compiz window animations and effects.

20 June 2019
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How to Enable Fractional Scaling in Ubuntu 19.04

Learn how to quickly enable fractional scaling support in Ubuntu 19.04 and GNOME 3.32 to access more display scaling values, including 125% and 150%.

11 June 2019
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New Project Brings Android Apps to the Linux Desktop

SPURV is a new open-source project that can run Android apps on Linux desktops, with full support for native hardware features like graphics acceleration.

3 April 2019
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GNOME Shell Gets a Major Speed Boost

GNOME 3.32 is due for release next month, and the biggest change will be its performance. See, the GNOME Shell desktop is often criticised as being a bit on the ‘heavy’ side. Folks blast it […]

31 January 2019
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Ubuntu Drops Wayland, Switches back to Xorg

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will come with the Xorg display server enabled by default. Canonical cites stability and reliability concerns over Wayland as reason for the change.

25 January 2018
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Green Recorder 3.0 Released, Lets You Export Screen Recordings to GIF

A new version of the Wayland compatible screen recording tool Green Recorder has been released. Green Recorder¬†3.0 adds a number of notable new features that help bring it parity with other screen recorder tools that […]

6 August 2017

Wayland Confirmed as Default for Ubuntu 17.10

Wayland WILL ship as the default display server in Ubuntu 17.10 'Artful Aardvark'. The confirmation comes by way of Canonical's Didier Roche.

3 August 2017