Category Archives: How To

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!.

[How To] Install KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS on Ubuntu

plasma 5.8 desktop screenshotKDE Plasma desktop 5.8 LTS was released back in October, but only landed in the Kubuntu backports PPA this weekend, thus making it available to those of you running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.10. We’ll skip on to the installation instructions in just a second, but first: a quick recap of some of the new features that are in Plasma 5.8.4 versus the […]

This post, [How To] Install KDE Plasma 5.8 LTS on Ubuntu, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

6 Essential Ubuntu Snap Commands You Should Know

screen-shot-2016-12-12-at-21-24-22Snapd is the “behind the scenes” machinery that lets you install, update and run Snap apps on Ubuntu. Snapd 2.18 was recently released. It introduces a couple of new Snap commands, and improves on a few old ones.  Canonical’s David Calle recently ran through the additions, and I figured I’d use the spec bump to write a quick overview of […]

This post, 6 Essential Ubuntu Snap Commands You Should Know, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To Install Cinnamon 3.2 on Ubuntu from a Stable PPA

Windows 10 theme for cinnamon desktopCinnamon 3.2 was released today — and no doubt many of  you are itching to try it out on Ubuntu. To sample the latest tasty changes offered up in the latest Cinnamon desktop release early you could use a testing PPA — but you no longer need to. The Embrosyn PPA is the quasi-official way to install Cinnamon on Ubuntu and other *buntu-based distributions. […]

This post, How To Install Cinnamon 3.2 on Ubuntu from a Stable PPA, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Get Exact Boot and Uptime on Ubuntu from the Command Line

terminalWant to know exactly when you last booted your Ubuntu machine, or how long it’s been since you last did? Probably not —but I’m going to show you how anyway. Detailed boot information can be useful when troubleshooting issues, especially useful if your think your system has rebooted without you asking it to, or you’re encountering issues with […]

This post, Get Exact Boot and Uptime on Ubuntu from the Command Line, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

How To See A Preview of One Workspace While Using Another

how to textNot everyone has room (or the attention span) for a multiple monitor set-up, and even if you do there are times when you may want to keep an eye on a workspace while working in another. You want, in effect, a preview window for a workspace — “…a floating window (with live updates) in the top right corner of […]

This post, How To See A Preview of One Workspace While Using Another, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.