Monthly Archives: December 2016

The 6 Linux Distros We’re Most Excited For in 2017

linux-distros-2017When I decided to write a list of Linux distributions 2017 will see grow and improve, I didn’t realise what a task I’d set! For while our name has Ubuntu in it, Ubuntu is not the only Linux distro we like to keep an eye on. Over the past few weeks we’ve been asking you to tell us which Linux distributions you […]

This post, The 6 Linux Distros We’re Most Excited For in 2017, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Make Animated Screenshot Gifs Using Gifine for Linux

gifine-edit-windowHere at OMG! HQ, when we need to make animated gifs on Linux desktop we turn to Peek, because, quite frankly, it’s awesome. But maybe you don’t like Peek.  Maybe you don’t like Kgif. Maybe you don’t like Qgifer or any other gif making tool available for Linux. Maybe you’re maybelline  you’re looking for an alternative. Something […]

This post, Make Animated Screenshot Gifs Using Gifine for Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Handbrake, GNOME Recipes, Harmony, Lyricfier See Seasonal New Releases

ubuntu apps on a shelfAlthough some of us used the Christmas break to rest up and relax, some software developers used the downtime to polish off and push out new releases of popular apps. Among the applications updated over the Christmas period was open-source video convertor Handbrake, and the tasty new GNOME Recipes app. Handbrake 1.0 Open source video conversion app […]

This post, Handbrake, GNOME Recipes, Harmony, Lyricfier See Seasonal New Releases, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Gradio 5.0 Released with Background Play, Improves Station Discovery

radio appsAn new release of Linux radio app Gradio is now available to download, and from reading its change-log it sounds like an update that’s worth tuning in for. If you haven’t heard about the app before, you’re in for a treat. Gradio lets you find and play public radio stations on Ubuntu. You don’t need to wrestle with .pls or .m3u […]

This post, Gradio 5.0 Released with Background Play, Improves Station Discovery, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

21 Must-Have Apps For Ubuntu Desktop

ubuntu-essential-appsWe’re often asked what our essential Ubuntu apps are, but rather than reply in the comments I figured I’d write a list of what are, for us, must-have apps for Ubuntu.  Whether you’re new to Ubuntu or a recent convert from Microsoft Windows, you should find some software to suit you in the list below. Naturally, not […]

This post, 21 Must-Have Apps For Ubuntu Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Merry Christmas To All Our Readers

Untitled-22-350x200As I write this it’s still December 24. Thus, you don’t need me to tell you that it’s Christmas (and if you do: invest in a coffee maker, cos you really need to smell some!). Yup, tomorrow is the “big day”, and you’ll no doubt be super busy unwrapping gift sets and socks, gorging on melty-middle chocolate truffles, […]

This post, Merry Christmas To All Our Readers, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How to Install the Latest OpenShot Release on Ubuntu

openshot logoYesterday saw an all-new release of popular open-source video editor OpenShot, which touts support for 4K video editing, performance improvements of up to 10x the previous release, and some natty new title templates. Keen to try it? If so, you may be wondering how to install OpenShot 2.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or later. Well, there are […]

This post, How to Install the Latest OpenShot Release on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

LibreOffice ‘Ribbon Interface’ Called MUFFIN, Gets Detailed

screen-shot-2016-12-21-at-22-04“Microsoft Ribbon UI Coming to LibreOffice” shouted we last week, as we told you about the (experimental) ‘Notebook Bar; interface in testing in the latest development builds of LibreOffice, the hugely popular open-source office suite. Today, The Document Foundation who steer the development of the suite, has shared a glut of further information on the GUI changes they plan to debut as an […]

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