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Ubuntu 22.04.1 Point Release Delayed Until Aug 11

The first point release in the Ubuntu 22.04 LTS series will arrive a week later than originally planned, due to issue affecting the OEM install option.
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Ubuntu Devs Finally Fix Frustrating Firefox Snap Flaw

Ubuntu’s beleaguered Firefox Snap package is tackling another of longstanding criticism of it, namely its lack of native messaging support. It’s this fancy-sounding feature that allows Firefox add-ons to “exchange messages with a nati…

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Linux Mint 21 Beta is Available to Download

Linux Mint 21 nears release, but first: a beta! Testers, and enthusiastic early-adopters can download Linux Mint 21 beta to sample the new latest changes.
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‘Significant Improvements’ Made to Ubuntu Firefox Snap

Canonical has often talked about how it has improved the startup time of Snap apps yet, for many of us, the improvements remained theoretical.
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Linux Mint 21 Won’t Use Ubuntu’s ‘Killer’ Memory Feature

Linux Mint 21 won’t use the memory management feature causing issues for users of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. The news came in the distro’s latest monthly update.
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Ubuntu 22.10 (Finally) Gets an Updated Settings App

Development builds of Ubuntu 22.10 just received an updated version of the GNOME Control Center (aka settings) app, which includes Ubuntu-specific options.
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Pitivi Video Editor Adds Beat Detection, Object Tracking + More

A new development version of Pitivi video editor is out and it boasts some major new features. The GTK-based video editor is currently in the midst of a GTK4 port as part of this year’s Google Summer of Code but, happening alongside that work, is…

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Nautilus Gains New List View with Rubber Banding, Animations + More

Rubber banding, a cute animation, and fixes for several long-standing inconsistencies feature in the latest development builds of the Nautilus file manager.
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New Version of ArcMenu GNOME Extension Released

Various enhancements are on offer in the latest version of ArcMenu, a popular GNOME Shell extension that adds a traditional app menu to the GNOME desktop.
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GNOME Devs Mockup the Linux Image Viewer I’ve Been Dreaming Of

In this post I get a little giddy over revised mockups from a GNOME designer that showcase the image viewer app I’ve dreamed of. Come mock me for it!
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Ubuntu 22.04 is Killing Apps too Frequently, It Seems

Witness as I try to write convincingly about a low-level system issue beyond my understanding but which affects my own use of Ubuntu 22.04 LTS at present.
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Dev Ports Popular Unity-Era Feature to Ubuntu Dock – But Will It Be Accepted?

A time-saving window management feature from the Unity-era could find its way back on to the modern Ubuntu desktop. An omg! reader pointed me to a merge proposal presently pending against Dash to Dock — for those unawares the Ubuntu Dock is a re-named …

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Linux Mint Takes Over Development of Timeshift, the Nifty Backup Tool

Timeshift is a popular open source tool for system backups and snapshots via Rsync or Btrfs. Now, Linux Mint has announced it’s assuming maintenance of it.
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Ooh, GNOME Shell on Mobile is Shaping Up Nicely

ET, Phone GNOME – work to bring GNOME Shell to mobile devices gets a boost thanks to a grant from the German Ministry of Education. Demos n’ details inside!
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Ubuntu 22.10 Replaces Gedit with New Text Editor

The latest daily builds of Ubuntu 22.10 ‘Kinetic Kudu’ come with GNOME’s new GTK4-based text editing tool by default. Find out why Gedit has been replaced.
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Productive Summer Planned for Pitivi Video Editor

Any list of Linux video editors would be incomplete if it didn’t include Pitivi. I have a real soft spot for this oft-overlooked GTK & GStreamer based non-linear video editor. It’s inherently stable, has a clean, ordered UI, and diligen…

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Ubuntu 22.10 Makes PipeWire Default

PipeWire is the default audio server in Ubuntu 22.10. The latest daily builds of the development release (which is codenamed ‘Kinetic Kudu’) ship with Pipewire in place of Pulseaudio out of the box, no workarounds required. The last time Ub…

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Ubuntu Preview on WSL Brings Daily Builds to Windows Desktops

Ubuntu is no stranger to the WSL community, having been tightly coupled with the boundary-blurring tech since Microsoft first unveiled it. And now fans can test ride the latest development release of Ubuntu on WSL thanks to the launch of Ubuntu Preview…

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Ubuntu 22.10 ‘Kinetic Kudu’ is Open for Development

And we’re off — development is now open for Ubuntu 22.10 “Kinetic Kudu”. “We’re pleased to announce that kinetic is now open for development. auto-sync has been enabled and will run soon”, writes Ubuntu’s Brian…

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GNOME Devs Help User Solve “Barking Laptop” Problem

Is your Ubuntu laptop barking at you? For one user it is, and it is worrying their actual dog. Confused, they turned to GNOME developers for assistance.
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