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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Will Use Linux 5.15 Kernel

We now know what Linux kernel version Ubuntu 22.04 LTS will use when released in April. If you were hoping for the very latest we’re here to disappoint…
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Ubuntu 22.04 Aims to Ship GNOME 42, But Few GTK4 Apps

GNOME 42 could still feature in Ubuntu 22.04 when it arrives this April — but don’t expect to see too many GTK4 apps with it. Ubuntu developers say they ‘aim’ to include the bulk of GNOME 42 release in Ubuntu 22.04 but are currently t…

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Ubuntu Brings Full Desktop to Raspberry Pi 4 2GB RAM

Want to run the full Ubuntu desktop on a Raspberry Pi 4 with 2GB of RAM? Well, now you can. Ubuntu already supports the Raspberry Pi 4 Model B 4GB and 8GB versions (and has done since the Ubuntu 20.10 release). Now the team building the distro plan to …

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Canonical Outlines the ‘Future of Snapcraft’

Canonical is making changes to the system used for creating Snap apps, outlining its plans in a blog titled ‘The Future of Snapcraft’. More details inside.
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T-Rex Slash, TV, and Matrix Effects Added to ‘Burn My Windows’ Extension

That retro Compiz-inspired fire effect we spotlighted a few weeks back? It’s had a ton of updates since then and they demand a follow up post! So here it is — but let me stress: these window effects are for fun. No-one is claiming that flame-quit…

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GNOME is Exploring a New ‘Quick Settings’ Feature

I’d wager that most people find GNOME Shell easy to use out-of-the-box — after all, simplicity its part of GNOME’s calling card. But is there room for improvement? Always, and GNOME’s design team think so too. They’re exploring …

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Maui Shell is a Beautiful Vision for the Future of Linux

The Maui Project recently shared designs for a new convergent Linux shell that will work across mobile devices and regular desktops — and it really fires the imagination. Now, “convergent” Linux UIs aren’t new. Ubuntu tried (and faile…

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Debian 11 Is Broken

Debian 11 is switching around device names like /dev/sda and /dev/sdb on each boot, as you can see for yourself. Or if you so wish, have a look at my video.
This means that your Debian 11 system will regularly fail to boot.
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Ubuntu 22.04 Theme Replaces Purple with Orange (Like, Everywhere)

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is going to be very orange. I didn’t want to write about this change quite so soon as a) it’s not finished or final and b) the code hasn’t landed in Ubuntu 22.04 daily builds yet. However, people have noticed and I do…

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Pop!_OS is Now Available for the Raspberry Pi 4

Pop!_OS is now available for the Raspberry Pi. The sweetly-named Pop!_Pi is available to download as a ‘tech preview’ alongside the latest Pop!_OS 21.10 release from System76. While Pop!_Pi is the first version of Pop!_OS to be available fo…

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Linux Mint 20.3 Beta is Available to Download

Grab your testing pants ‘cos the Linux Mint 20.3 beta is available to download. Mint hasn’t formally announced the beta yet but the omg! tip box has been hammered with links to the Linux Mint 20.3 beta .iso from readers — it’s appreci…

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Ubuntu is Working on a New Firmware Updater App

Updating firmware on Ubuntu is about to get a whole lot easier as Canonical is working on a new Flutter-based firmware updater app for Ubuntu desktop.
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First Ubuntu 22.04 Daily Builds Go Live

And we’re off, kids — Ubuntu 22.04 daily builds are now available to download. As always, these development snapshots are intended for developers primarily.
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Dash to Dock v70 Adds GNOME 40 Support

Dash to Dock now supports GNOME 40 — officially. Work to get the popular desktop dock extension jiving with GNOME 40 has been underway since the latter’s release in April. We reported on how well the progress was coming along, but to try it out y…

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The Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Codename is a Jolly Good Choice

The codename for next year’s Ubuntu 22.04 LTS release has been revealed as ‘Jammy Jellyfish’. The new name was posted on Launchpad, home of Ubuntu development, as is tradition. Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is the next long-term support release of…

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How GNOME 42 Lights the Way with New ‘Dark Mode’ Preference

GNOME 42 is on course to ship with support for a proper ‘dark mode’ toggle. Right now Linux desktops lack a standardised, system-level way for users to indicate to the system, its apps, and even the websites they visit that they’d pre…

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SuperTuxKart 1.3 Features New Karts, New Arenas, and Nintendo Switch Support

A new version of famed FOSS racing game SuperTuxKart is nearing release, with a release candidate build now available to download.
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You Can Now Try the CuteFish Desktop Environment on Ubuntu

You can now try the CuteFish desktop environment on top of an Ubuntu base, with CuteFish OS Ubuntu. A installable image of the distro is available to download for testing and development purposes. While it can’t be recommended for daily driver st…

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Clonezilla Live 2.7.3 Released with Major Enhancements and Bug Fixes

Clonezilla enables you to clone disks and partitions, storing resulting images on a backup storage device of your choice. Clonezilla Live 2.7.3 has been released based on Debian Sid. The new version adds support for mounting BitLocker device as image r…

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Hurrah, Chrome for Linux FINALLY Supports CSD Properly

Latest versions of Google Chrome for Linux fix several of the browser’s CSD issues. In this post we compare the builds side-by-side to spot the changes.
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