KDE Plasma 5.20 Looks Like an Awesome Update

KDE developers are promising an ‘absolutely massive’ Plasma 5.20 release next month, so in this post we take a look what makes it such a major upgrade.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/kde-pl

Geary Email Client Now Supports Plugins, Improves Server Compatibility

Geary 3.38.0 is the latest stable release of this powerful, featured open source e-mail client for Linux desktops. In this post we look at what’s new.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/geary-

Why the Next Version of GNOME Will Have a New Version Number

Well here’s a curve ball: GNOME developers have announced that the next major stable release of the desktop environment will bear a new version number. And no: I don’t mean GNOME 3.40, as should logically :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/gnome-

Meet the Slimbook Essential, a Cheap and Powerful Linux Ultrabook

An affordable and portable new Linux laptop has gone on sale from Slimbook, the Spanish hardware company. The suitably-named Slimbook Essential packs in a fair bit of power for its low starting price of just :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/slimbo

GNOME 3.38 Released with New App Grid Features, Fingerprint Login + More

It’s here folks: the official GNOME 3.38 release has landed and source code is available to download from all the usual places. Six months of intense development, iteration, and ideation has been poured into making :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/gnome-

XFCE 4.16 to Feature Better Fractional Scaling Support

Xfce 4.16 carries improved support for fractional scaling using XRandR, as well as better handling of mis-configured scaling values.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/xfce-f

Slick ‘Material Shell’ Extension Now Easy to Install on Ubuntu

It’s been a year since we showcased the Material Shell GNOME extension on this site and in that time the add-on has matured greatly. The developer behind the add-on recently shared a ‘one year update’ :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/instal

KDE’s Latest Plasma Wallpaper is Here And It’s …Shiny

A new default wallpaper has been merged for use in KDE Plasma 5.20 — but fans of the desktop environment should brace themselves for a major tonal shift.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/kde-pl

WSL 2 Getting Even Tighter Windows/Linux Integration

Microsoft has dished up some juicy details on upcoming WSL 2 improvements — and it include the ability to mount and access physical Linux filesystems! If you’re thinking “this is already possible” you’re not wrong: :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/wsl-2-

Grouped Notifications Are Coming to GNOME Shell

Support for grouped notifications is winging its way to GNOME Shell. The backend plumbing required to support notification grouping is being tackled by GNOME developer Mariana Pícolo. She recently shared a blog post on the :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/groupe

Linux Twitter App Cawbird Adds New Features, Lowers Memory Usage

An updated version of Cawbird, the GTK Twitter client for Linux desktops, is available to install. Cawbird 1.2.0 features a modest assortment of improvements, including several aimed at improving overall accessibility. The client is not :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/linux-

10 Neat New Features Coming in GNOME 3.38

The new GNOME 3.38 release carries a bunch of new features and welcome improvements so in this post we’re going to take a closer look at some of them! GNOME 3.38 is neater, faster, and :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/gnome-

Zorin OS 15.3 Released Based on Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS

Zorin OS 15.3 is available to download. This update serves as the latest point release in the Zorin OS 15 series which is based on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/zorin-

Looking for a Modern GTK MPD Client for Linux? Try Ymuse

Ymuse is a GTK MPD client for Ubuntu, Linux Mint and other distros. Written in Go, Ymuse is modern and maintained with broad features and a great UI.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/ymuse-

Vivaldi Web Browser Update Lets You Pause the Internet

Want to hit pause on the internet and take a well-deserved breather? The latest version of Vivaldi comes with a ‘break mode’ feature to do just that.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/vivald

UKUI 3.1 Makes Some Major Visual Changes

We take a look at some of the visual changes coming in UKUI 3.1 which ships next month as part of Ubuntu Kylin 20.10 — with Apple a source of inspiration.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/ukui-3

Todoist Launch an Official App for Linux

An official Todoist app for Linux is available on the Snap Store. Learn all about the task management service’s key features and how to install it.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/todois

Fury Unleashed: HP’s ZBook Laptops Are Now Available with Ubuntu

If you’re in the market for a new Ubuntu laptop be sure to check out HP’s refreshed ZBook series, which were formally unveiled today. I’ll warn you up front that these portable powerhouses aren’t cheap :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/buy-hp

Improve Focus and Productivity with Blanket, an Ambient Noise app for Linux

If you find it hard to focus in a silent environment or know you are more productive when surrounded by background noise, check out Blanket.

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/blanke

Fly Pie is an Innovative New App Launcher for GNOME Shell

If you’re looking for a fancy new way to launch your favourite apps in GNOME Shell the awesomely innovative GNOME extension featured in this post should appeal. It’s called Fly Pie and despite being at :sys_more_orange:

:sys_omgubuntu: omgubuntu.co.uk/2020/09/fly-pi

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