Category Archives: Dev

It’s About To Get Easier to Enable Low Graphics Mode on Ubuntu

low-graphics-mode-switch-in-ubuntuWe’ve shown you how to enable low-graphics mode in Unity 7 on both Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10 — but there’s no denying that this method is far from user-friendly.  As touched on in our earlier posts, there may be reasons why you may want to use Unity low-graphics mode, despite having a machine capable of running the […]

This post, It’s About To Get Easier to Enable Low Graphics Mode on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox Developer Edition Gets Flatpak’d

flatpak appsSome great news for fans of distro-agnostic app distribution: Firefox Developer Edition is now available to install as a Flatpak!  Yup, the dev-friendly flavour of the venerable open-source browser is available to install messing around with installers, RPMs or unpacking zip files to double-click on binaries tucked up inside. “It’s an unofficial build for testing purposes, not […]

This post, Firefox Developer Edition Gets Flatpak’d, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

No New Ubuntu Phones Planned (And No Major Updates for Existing Ones, Either)

ZTE has pulled the original ideaIf you were hoping to see a new Ubuntu phone released sometime soon, we’ve some bad news for you.  And if you already own an Ubuntu phone and were hoping to see a new update released soon, we’ve some bad news for you too. Bad news for everybody, it seems — or is there some silver lining in […]

This post, No New Ubuntu Phones Planned (And No Major Updates for Existing Ones, Either), 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 […]

This post, LibreOffice ‘Ribbon Interface’ Called MUFFIN, Gets Detailed, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu 17.04 Swaps Swap Partitions for Swap Files

free up spaceDo you like, use or see the need for Swap partitions on your Ubuntu system? If not, Ubuntu 17.04 ships one change that’ll be of interest. Canonical’s Dimitri John Ledkov announced today that Ubuntu 17.04 will use Swap files by default on non-LVM installs (which if you just click through the installer, is the default setting). He explains that, quite simply, the […]

This post, Ubuntu 17.04 Swaps Swap Partitions for Swap Files, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Devs Plan ‘Ultra Minimal’ Version of #Ubuntu Budgie

ubuntu-budgie-minimalYou know I love a good tease, and the Ubuntu Budgie team have done just that. Ubuntu Budgie tweets that it is testing an “ultra minimal version” of the spin which ‘uses 220MB or less of RAM’. Intriguing. The minimal spin is being pitched at users “who love customising their distro” and is unlikely to ship with much of […]

This post, Devs Plan ‘Ultra Minimal’ Version of #Ubuntu Budgie, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Stable Mesa PPA Offers Latest Drivers on Ubuntu

everspace screenshotGames company Feral Interactive’s call for a PPA be set up to offer the latest Stable Mesa drivers on Ubuntu has been semi-answered. Emphasis on semi, there. As noted by Gaming on Linux, a new stable Mesa PPA is now available — hurrah — but it is not “official” in the way that the stress-tested Nvidia drivers PPA is — boo. […]

This post, Stable Mesa PPA Offers Latest Drivers on Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.