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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!.

Dell’s Latest Laptop is $100 Cheaper If You Buy It With Ubuntu

dell Precision 3520 with ubuntuDell love Linux. That’s not a bit of marketing fluff designed to look good writ large on a conference banner, but actual, tangible fact. Today the company announced the immediate availability of the Dell Precision 3520 mobile workstation (that’s “professional laptop” to you and I). Better yet buyers can save over $100 by choosing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS pre-loaded instead of […]

This post, Dell’s Latest Laptop is $100 Cheaper If You Buy It With Ubuntu, 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!.

12 Months, 12 Images: This Was Ubuntu in 2016

images-12-monthsThere were a number of big Ubuntu news stories in 2016, as you’re already aware. But a number of  smaller events and milestones throughout the year help to put the Linux distribution’s year into a broader context. And what a year it’s been — from a new Long Term Support release to an all-new Ubuntu device category. […]

This post, 12 Months, 12 Images: This Was Ubuntu in 2016, was written by Joey-Elijah 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!.

Linux Mint 18.1 Released

linux mint logoLinux Mint 18.1 has been released and is now available to download.  A long term support release, Linux Mint 18.1 is supported until 2021 and is based on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. The release features updates to core Mint software, some new features, the latest Cinnamon 3.2 desktop release, and other refinements, tweaks and bug fixes. A version […]

This post, Linux Mint 18.1 Released, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.