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New PinePhone Pro Announced

PinePhone Pro is billed as "the fastest mainline Linux smartphone on the market" and packs performance upgrades compared to the original PinePhone. This post, New PinePhone Pro Announced is from OMG! Ubuntu!. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission.

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Codename Revealed

The codename for next year’s Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release has been revealed as ‘Jammy Jellyfish’. The new name was posted on Launchpad, home of Ubuntu development, as is tradition. But what does the codename tell us? Can we glean anything from this mercurially minded moniker? The word ‘jammy’ is used informally in the UK to mean very lucky or very good...

10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 21.10

Here are 10 things to do after you install Ubuntu 21.10 'Impish Indri'. These tasks improve the Ubuntu experience, helping you do more, quicker – dive in! This post, 10 Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 21.10 is from OMG! Ubuntu!. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission.

Ubuntu 21.10 Released, Available to Download

It’s here, folks — Ubuntu 21.10 downloads are now live on the Ubuntu website. Ubuntu 21.10 comes crammed with six months worth of changes including the GNOME 40 desktop, a new GTK theme, a Firefox Snap app by default, PulseAudio 15, and Linux 5.13 to name but a few. This release — the 35th Ubuntu release for those keeping count — is backed by 9 months...

Ubuntu 21.10: What’s New? [Video]

What's new in Ubuntu 21.10 'Impish Indri'? We've handcrafted a short video to showcase the release's biggest changes and major features. Take a look! This post, Ubuntu 21.10: What’s New? [Video] is from OMG! Ubuntu!. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission.

Slimbook Battery 4 Released with Improved Power-Saving Features

Slimbook Battery 4 is out. Its goal: to extend battery life of Linux laptops. The open source energy-tuning utility can also improve performance too. This post, Slimbook Battery 4 Released with Improved Power-Saving Features is from OMG! Ubuntu!. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission.

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 Williams is something of a cross between the macOS Preview app (which has powerful markup tools built-in) and FOSS-fave Shutter. Indeed, until now, my go-to tool...

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 the websites they visit that they’d prefer them to use a dark appearance. Now, you’re probably thinking: “Joey, Ubuntu already has a dark mode: I use it” —...

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. This post, Firefox 93 Released with AVIF Support, Insecure Download Protection is from OMG! Ubuntu!. Do not reproduce elsewhere without permission.

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. Microsoft Office 2021 is due for release on October 5 for Windows and macOS systems. Among the (many) new features Microsoft is talking...

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