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S12E35 – Feud

This week we’ve been talking to the BBC about Thinkpads and Ubuntu goes Pro. We round up the news from the Ubuntu community and discuss our picks from the wider tech news. It’s Season 12 Episode 35 of the Ubuntu… Read more ›

Purism Announce $1999 ‘Librem 5 USA’ — Same Librem 5, Just Made in America

If you’ve got your eyes on Purism’s Librem 5 phone, but have worries about the supply chain of parts used to make it, Purism has news. Same specs, same OS, same phone (mostly) just more […] This post, Purism Announce $1999 ‘Librem 5 USA’ — Same Librem 5, Just Made in America, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Rhonda D'Vine: Oxa

It's been a while. And to be honest, I'm overdue with a few things that I want to get out. One of those things is … Brazil doesn't let me go. I'm watching this country since over a year now, hopefully understandable with the political changes last year and this year's debconf being there, and I promise to go into more details with that in the future because there is more and more to it … Because one of those things that showed me that Brazil doesn't want to let me go was stumbling upon this artist. They wer[..]

Ubuntu Blog: Introducing the Ubuntu AWS Rolling Kernel

The linux-aws 4.15 based kernel, which is the default kernel in the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS AMIs, is moving to a rolling kernel model. Why is this changing? The Ubuntu rolling kernel model provides the latest upstream bug fixes and performance improvements around task scheduling, I/O scheduling, networking, hypervisor guests and containers to our users. Canonical has been following this model in other cloud environments for some time now, and have found it to be an excellent way to deliver these benefits while con[..]

Ubuntu Blog: The State of Robotics – November 2019

November, for robotics, was a good month. We’re seeing new things develop, current projects finish and more cute animals in our future. So who can complain? The news we’re covering here are things that have crossed our path and that we’ve found interesting. If you have suggestions for next months post or your own projects you would like us to highlight, don’t hesitate to get in touch. Send an email and a brief summary to robotics.community@canonical.com and we can start the discussion. As ever we want this [..]

Ubuntu Blog: Simplifying hardware management during linux development

Every few months we release a Snapcraft update, with improvements to both linux development, and snap user experience. Last week, we released Snapcraft 3.9, and this blog post will focus on the remote build feature that is now a fully accessible preview. Let’s dig deeper into why you need to try remote build, and how you can use it today. Manage less, develop more Remote build decreases the number of hardware toolchains you have to manage as part of linux development, by allowing access to Ubuntu’s infrastr[..]

Ubuntu Blog: Migrating the MAAS UI from AngularJS to React

MAAS (metal as a service), is a Canonical product which allows for very fast server provisioning and data centre management. Around 2014, work began to build a rich UI for MAAS, primarily using the AngularJS JavaScript framework from Google. AngularJS today is in long term support (LTS) and due to reach end-of-life in 2021. This year we began the work of transitioning away from AngularJS in anticipation of this impending EOL to more contemporary tooling. Evaluating Angular vs React Google’s recommended upgr[..]

Podcast Ubuntu Portugal: Ep 67 – PicoHoHoHo

Neste “Episódio 67 – PicoHoHoHo” estivemos novamente em dupla, com actualizações sobre os trabalhos da Comunidade UBPorts, PicoCMS um poderoso CMS, voltaram também as impressões 3D, enfim… mais 1 semana normal. http://picocms.org/about/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Hh9BH0nOM https://twitter.com/Mariogrip/status/1200637393822507008 https://open-store.io/app/webber.timsueberkrueb https://open-store.io/app/conversejs.povoq https://open-store.io/app/flas.cibersheep https://tek.sapo.pt/noticias/internet/art[..]

Stephen Michael Kellat: DNS over HTTP may be harmful?

Hacker News pointed out a blog post on the PowerDNS Blog discussing why DNS over HTTP may not be such a good idea. The Hacker News comments were on-brand. The comments overlook something pretty simple from the article. The original author wrote in pertinent part: We have to keep in mind that if a DNS lookup is slow, the entire internet feels sluggish. Slow DNS = Slow internet. Right now my current domestic broadband provider is providing inconsistent service as it is. Having requests to a variety of known-g[..]

Ubuntu Blog: Web application development with Juju charms: an interview with Marc André Audet from Absolunet

Targeting the web platform is increasingly complex. Tim McNamara, Developer Advocate in the Juju team at Canonical, recently interviewed Marc André Audet, Security Expert at Absolunet to discuss how Juju charms can be used for web application development. In the interview, you’ll learn about how to use Juju for web apps. Marc André Audet, Security Expert at Absolunet Tim: How do you find working with Juju for working the web? Would you recommend it for other agencies? Marc: It might be overkill to develop c[..]

qBittorrent 4.2 Released! How to Install in Ubuntu

qBittorrent bittorrent client released new stable version 4.2.0 a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and Ubuntu 19.10. qBittorrent 4.2.0 is a new stable series that contains following new features: Support for Libtorrent 1.2.x series Use PBKDF2 for the GUI lock. You will need to set your password […]

Voting SNP in the UK Election

I’m voting for Owen Thompson and the SNP at the UK election on December 12th. Normally for an election I would look through the manifestos and compare them along with consideration of the candidates and the party leaders to decide. But this election is a single issue election. It was called because the flawed 2016 … Continue reading "Voting SNP in the UK Election"

Firefox Picture in Picture is Sweet, Here’s How to Use it on Linux

Firefox's picture in picture video playback feature makes it easy to multitask while watching video. Learn how to use picture-in-picture on a Linux desktop. This post, Firefox Picture in Picture is Sweet, Here’s How to Use it on Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

17 Winter Wallpapers for Desktop PCs and Laptops

These winter wallpapers for desktop will have you reaching for a hot drink and a scarf! But celebrate the winter season with desktop backgrounds. This post, 17 Winter Wallpapers for Desktop PCs and Laptops, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Disney+ Now Works on Linux, No Workarounds Required

Disney+ has added support for Linux desktops like Ubuntu and Fedora. The video streaming service "just works" in modern web browsers like Google Chrome. This post, Disney+ Now Works on Linux, No Workarounds Required, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Blog: Snapcraft now auto-detects missing dependencies

When you build snaps, the process of composing a complete snapcraft.yaml file will usually revolve around three main activities: parts, build requirements and runtime components. Sometimes, you may discover that you’re missing certain libraries in the compilation stage, or that they are required for your application to run. In most cases, you will iterate on your build a few times, and perhaps use our faster development guide to quickly nail down the missing elements. From snapcraft release 3.7 onward, thin[..]

Mozilla Firefox 71.0 Released with Native MP3 Decoding

Mozilla Firefox released the latest stable 71.0 a day ago. Here’s what’s new and how to install it in Ubuntu. Firefox 71.0 release highlights: Lockwise (integrated password manager) improvements. More information about blocked trackers Picture-in-Picture video support for Windows. Pop video into a separate small window and always on top. Native MP3 decoding for Windows, […]

Canonical Launches Ubuntu Pro for Amazon Web Services

Canonical has launched a “premium” version of Ubuntu called Ubuntu Pro — but before you panic: it’s not for the desktop. “Ubuntu Pro can be purchased, deployed and launched on AWS in a seamless and […] This post, Canonical Launches Ubuntu Pro for Amazon Web Services, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Blog: Canonical announces Ubuntu Pro for Amazon Web Services

New premium Ubuntu images with extended security, kernel live patching and more 4th December 2019 – Canonical today announced the availability of Ubuntu Pro images for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Available via AWS Marketplace, covering Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS, these new premium images allow enterprises to purchase extended maintenance, broader security coverage, and critical compliance features by simply selecting and running an image on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) — with no c[..]

Marcin 'hrw' Juszkiewicz: Python and AArch64

Python runs everywhere, right? All those libraries are just one ‘pip install’ away. And we are used to it. Unless on AArch64. On AArch64 when you do pip install SOMETHING you may end with “no compiler installed” or “No lapack/blas resources found.” messages. All due to lack of wheel files generated for this architecture… And even if you have all dependencies installed then building takes more time than it takes to install existing wheel file. But there is a light! PEP 599 defined “manylinux2014” target whic[..]

Laura Czajkowski: The Do’s and Don’ts of Booth Duty

Your booth team makes or breaks your entire event strategy! If they’re not equipped to be successful, or set up with the rules of the road, then you’ve wasted your time, effort and budget,this is compounded if you’re a start up. During the event, it’s you and your team of magical pugs who are the first point of interaction with your organisation, your product, and your company culture. Making it a good first time in person memorable experience usually leads to more meaningful conversations down the road. (Y[..]

Full Circle Magazine: Full Circle Weekly News #156

Linux Will Get Microsoft Defender ATP Antivirus https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-defender-atp-is-coming-to-linux-in-2020/ Ubuntu 20.04 and Debian 11 Progress on Python 2 Removal https://news.softpedia.com/news/ubuntu-20-04-lts-and-debian-gnu-linux-11-bullseye-progress-on-python-2-removal-528138.shtml Canonical Outs Security Updates for All Supported Ubuntu OSes https://news.softpedia.com/news/canonical-outs-important-linux-kernel-updates-for-all-supported-ubuntu-releases-528153.shtml Canonical Donate[..]

How to Install Cinnamon Desktop 4.2 in Ubuntu 18.04, 19.04

Without installing Linux Mint 19.x, you can try out Cinnamon Desktop 4.2 in Ubuntu 19.04 or Ubuntu 18.04 via the PPA repository. Cinnamon 4.2 features less RAM usage, Muffin optimizations, switch VSYNC on or off without restart, faster application menu, samba improvements, and many other improvements. Install Cinnamon 4.2 via PPA in Ubuntu: NOTE the […]

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 607

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 607 for the week of November 24 – 30, 2019. The full version of this issue is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Stats Hot in Support LoCo Events Other Community News Canonical News In the Press In the Blogosphere In Other News Featured Audio and […]

Firefox 71 Released with Native MP3 Decoding, Other Changes

Firefox 71 is now available to download — and this update arrives with some pretty interesting new changes in tow. Firefox 71 includes native MP3 decoding on Windows, macOS and Linux, a result of patents […] This post, Firefox 71 Released with Native MP3 Decoding, Other Changes, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

elementary OS 5.1 Hera Released, This is What’s New

The elementary OS 5.1 release is ow available to download. We look at new features in elementary OS 5.1 hera, such as Flatpak support and new login screen. This post, elementary OS 5.1 Hera Released, This is What’s New, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Here’s An Early Look at the PinePhone Developer Edition (Video)

Pre-ordered the PinePhone Brave Heart edition or waiting for it to go on general sale next year? Either way, this hands-on video is a must watch. This post, Here’s An Early Look at the PinePhone Developer Edition (Video), was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Buying for a Linux Fan? Check Our Epic Christmas Gift Guide

Looking for Linux Christmas gift ideas to give the tux-loving nerd in your life an epic noel? Well call me Sudo Claus, cos I’m here to help! It can be difficult finding appropriate gifts for […] This post, Buying for a Linux Fan? Check Our Epic Christmas Gift Guide, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Ubuntu Blog: What is Kata Containers and why should I care?

Introduction Kata Containers can significantly improve the security and isolation of your container workloads. It combines the benefits of using a hypervisor, such as enhanced security, and container orchestration capabilities provided by Kubernetes. Together with Eric Erns from Intel, we have recently performed a webinar in which we presented the benefits of using Kata Containers in a Charmed Kubernetes environment. In this blog, we aim to highlight the key outcomes from this webinar. Security and isolatio[..]

Lubuntu Blog: Lubuntu Focal Fossa 20.04 LTS Wallpaper Contest

The Lubuntu Team is pleased to announce we are running a Focal Fossa wallpaper competition, giving you, our community, the chance to submit, and get your favorite wallpapers included in the Lubuntu 20.04 LTS (Long Term Support) release. Show Your Artwork To enter, simply post your image into this thread on our Discourse forum. We […]

The Fridge: Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 607

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 607 for the week of November 24 – 30, 2019. The full version of this issue is available here. In this issue we cover: Ubuntu Stats Hot in Support LoCo Events Other Community News Canonical News In the Press In the Blogosphere In Other News Featured Audio and Video Meeting Reports Upcoming Meetings and Events Updates and Security for 16.04, 18.04, 19.04 and 19.10 And much more! The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by: Krytarik Bashing-om Chris Guiver W[..]

How to Install Wine 4.21 in Ubuntu 19.10

Wine 4.21 was released a few days ago as the latest development release of the compatibility layer allows to run Windows apps on Linux and Mac OS. Wine 4.21 release highlights: HTTP proxy configuration through DHCP. Parameter block support in D3DX9. A few more dlls converted to PE. And a total of 50 bug-fixes. How […]

Linux Mint 19.3 Beta Arrives with New Apps, ‘Fresh’ Artwork

Linux Mint 19.3 beta is now available to download ahead of the final release due just before Christmas. We look at what's new in this update. This post, Linux Mint 19.3 Beta Arrives with New Apps, ‘Fresh’ Artwork, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

New GNOME Design Team Mockups: Extension Tool, Font Manager & Revamped Clock App

The GNOME design team is always hard at work iterating, ideating and improving on the form and function of apps and major UI elements throughout the GNOME desktop stack. And a lot of that design […] This post, New GNOME Design Team Mockups: Extension Tool, Font Manager & Revamped Clock App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

GTK Apps Now Look MUCH Better on the KDE Plasma Desktop

Improvements to the KDE Plasma desktop mean GTK applications using client side decorations (CSD, aka header bars) now look well integrated under KDE. This post, GTK Apps Now Look MUCH Better on the KDE Plasma Desktop, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Googler 4.0 Released, Google Search from Command Line

Googler, power tool to Google (Web & News) and Google Site Search from the command-line, released version 4.0 a few days ago. It shows the title, URL and abstract for each result, which can be opened in a browser from the terminal. You can also integrate it with a text-based browser. With Googler, you can […]

How to Remove PPAs on Ubuntu & Related Distros Safely

I often forget how to remove a PPA from Ubuntu, so I figured I’d write a quick guide here to remind me — and to help anyone else who needs it! Now, there are several […] This post, How to Remove PPAs on Ubuntu & Related Distros Safely, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Jonathan Carter: Free Software Activities (2019-11)

TL;DR: Mostly a bunch of package sponsoring this month. :) 2019-11-11: Sponsor package python-tempora (1.14.1-1) for Debian unstable (Python team request). 2019-11-11: Sponsor package python-jaraco.functools (2.0-2) for Debian unstable (Python team request). 2019-11-11: Review package fpylll (Needs some more work) (Python team request). 2019-11-12: Sponsor package fpylll (0.4.1+ds1-7) for Debian unstable (Python team request). 2019-11-12: Review package python-flask-openid (Needs some more work) (Python tea[..]

Meat as Technology

My son and I tried some plant-based "meat" products. Primarily doing this for the planet/climate. Dates are estimates as I'm doing this from memory. Date Meal Brand Product Cost Notes 2019-06 Burger Impossible Ruby's $14 Tried Impossible Burger at Ruby's, not impressed. In-N-Out accross the street sells better burgers for ~$3. Not worth it. 2019-09 Burritos MorningStar ground ???? meat for burritos - I don't remember the exact one, but it was inedible for both of us. 2019-10 Sausage Beyond Meat Sausauge $9 [..]

Krita 4.2.8 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 19.10

Krita 4.2.8 was released a few days ago as a new bug-fix release with a lot of work done on vector shapes, the transform tool and, especially, saving on Windows. Krita 4.2.8 includes following bug-fixes and/or improvements: Save the preferences when closing the preferences dialog. Save the last used export settings. Possible to save the […]

Ep 66 – Bestas à solta!

Neste “Episódio 66 – Bestas à solta!”: Mais um episódio em que contámos novamente com a companhia do Luís da Costa, director da Libretrend, e domador de Wildbeests nos tempos […]

Ubuntu Blog: Build smart display devices with Mir: fast to production, secure, open-source

Industrial robots, home appliances, advertising screens, office information boards… devices of every type around us are getting connected. As they do, their screens turn from single purpose displays to reconfigurable, multi-purpose smart display. As the amount of code required to build these displays, the production time and maintenance burden have increased, this has prompted device manufacturers to reconsider how they can build smart display devices faster and more securely based on open source frameworks[..]

Panes, Tab Reordering Added to Windows Terminal App

Windows Terminal panes and tab reordering are two new features the open source command line tool picks up in its latest release, Windows Terminal 0.7. This post, Panes, Tab Reordering Added to Windows Terminal App, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

S12E34 – Buggy Boy

This week we’ve been in Vancouver and planning for Ubuntu 20.04. We respond to all your distro hopping feedback and bring you a command line love. It’s Season 12 Episode 34 of the Ubuntu Podcast! Alan Pope, Mark Johnson and… Read more ›

Cawbird – Native Linux Twitter Client for Gnome 3 (‘Corebird’ fork)

Cawbird is a modern lightweight Twitter client for GNOME 3. It features inline image and video preview, creation of lists and favorites, filtering of tweets and full text search. “Cawbird is a fork of Corebird, which became unsupported after Twitter disabled the streaming API. Cawbird works with the new APIs and includes a few fixes […]

Stephen Michael Kellat: Black Friday Alternative Planning

It has become an odd tradition in America to effectively “battle shop” on the Friday following the Thanksgiving holiday. It is already weird that we even have the Thanksgiving holiday here as it is something that pretty much only Canada and the USA have. Having previously worked in consumer electronics retail I have effectively sworn it off after a few too many rounds of handling people who actually like to “battle shop”. If you’re safe at home and want to do something else to push Ubuntu forward, may I put[..]

Set 2 Different Screen Brightness for Ubuntu 18.04 Laptop on Battery / AC

This simple tutorial is going to show how to set two different screen brightness levels for AC adapter or on battery. So Ubuntu 18.04 (or Ubuntu 19.10) laptop with the default Gnome 3 desktop will automatically dim screen when the charger is unplugged. 1.) Open Ubuntu Software, search for and install ‘dim on battery power’ […]

Full Circle Weekly News #155

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.1 Officially Released https://www.redhat.com/en/about/press-releases/red-hat-ups-iq-intelligent-operating-system-latest-release-red-hat-enterprise-linux-8 SparkyLinux’s November ISO Brings Debian “Bullseye” Updates https://news.softpedia.com/news/sparkylinux-s-november-iso-brings-latest-debian-gnu-linux-11-bullseye-updates-528100.shtml Microsoft Edge Will be Available on Linux https://itsfoss.com/microsoft-edge-linux/ SINGA becomes top-level project of the Apache Software Foundati[..]

Librem 5 Now Shipping, Backers Share First Impressions

Purism has begun shipping the Librem 5 Linux phone to backers of its crowdfunding campaign — and the first hands-on impressions are filtering in! This post, Librem 5 Now Shipping, Backers Share First Impressions, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

[Quick Tip] Speed Up Installing (Downloading) Snap App in Ubuntu

This simple tutorial shows how to speed up the downloading process of snap application package by associating IP address with the snapcraft server in Ubuntu. Snap is a containerized package format, that makes many great applications (e.g., Spotify, Skype, the latest Blender, and more) easy to install in Ubuntu 18.04 and higher. However snap is […]