Monthly Archives: November 2016

Christmas Gift Ideas For Linux Fans

lubuntu ibookCrikey, folks: it’s December. Already. You probably don’t need yet another reminder that Christmas is nearly up on us. ‘Tis the season of compulsory cheer and merriment, and all that. If you’re struggling to come up with Linux gift ideas this Christmas, we’ve got you covered. Below is a short but sweet concise guide to Linux-y gift ideas for Linux loving user in your life. […]

This post, Christmas Gift Ideas For Linux Fans, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GOG Tease a December Reveal — But What Might It Be?

tile gog.comI love a good tease, me. A proper slow reveal, ramping up the hype and puffing up expectations — and Good old Games (better known to most as GOG.com) is duly indulging me. As picked up by our buddies over at Gaming On Linux, the venerable games distribution company is trailing a reveal date of December […]

This post, GOG Tease a December Reveal — But What Might It Be?, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

This Is The Release Date for Ubuntu 17.04 ‘Zesty Zapus’

zesty zapus 17.04The official release date of Ubuntu 17.04 is April 13, 2017. Codenamed ‘Zesty Zapus’, Ubuntu 17.04 is the next short-term support release of the open-source operating system. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, release in April, and Ubuntu 16.10, released in October, are both current releases. Key dates during the Ubuntu 17.04 milestone are as follows, as listed in the official […]

This post, This Is The Release Date for Ubuntu 17.04 ‘Zesty Zapus’, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

4 Snap Apps You Can Install on Ubuntu Right Now

box of appsIn the mood to read a quick round-up of a some popular desktop Linux apps that are now available to install as Snappy apps?  Me too, so I wrote one. For the purposes of this post (read: cos i’m lazy) you won’t find apps that are not intended to be distributed widely listed (i.e. apps which require an argument to […]

This post, 4 Snap Apps You Can Install on Ubuntu Right Now, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Gluqlo is a Flip Clock Screensaver for Linux

gluqloLooking for a nifty screensaver for Ubuntu? Check out Gluqlo, a Linux version of the popular Fliqlo screensaver for Windows and OS X. Ubuntu no longer bundles a screensavers with the default build. Instead, when you leave your computer idle for a set period Ubuntu blanks the display to conserve power. I personally like having a screensaver running […]

This post, Gluqlo is a Flip Clock Screensaver for Linux, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak) Screenshots Tour

Codenamed “Yakkety Yak”, Ubuntu 16.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.
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Shotwell, Anatine & Vivaldi See New Releases

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