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Ubuntu 22.10 (Kinetic Kudu) End of Life reached on July 20, 2023

27 July 2023 @ 8:24 pm

Kubuntu 22.10 (Kinetic Kudu) was announced on October 20, 2022 with 9 months support. As of July 20, 2023, 22.10 reached ‘end of life’. No more package updates will be accepted to 22.10, and it will be archived in the coming weeks. You can read the official end of life...

Kubuntu 23.04 Lunar Lobster Released

20 April 2023 @ 11:15 am

The Kubuntu Team is happy to announce that Kubuntu 23.04 has been released, featuring the ‘beautiful’ KDE Plasma 5.27 simple by default, powerful when needed. Codenamed “Lunar Lobster”, Kubuntu 23.04 continues our tradition of giving you Friendly Computing by integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality,...

Kubuntu Lunar Lobster (23.04) Beta Released

7 April 2023 @ 1:12 pm

The beta of Kubuntu Lunar Lobster (to become 23.04 in April) has now been released, and is available for download. This milestone features images for Kubuntu and other Ubuntu flavours. Pre-releases of Kubuntu Lunar Lobster are not recommended for: Anyone needing a stable system Regular users who are not aware...

Kubuntu Manual 22.04.2 Release

6 March 2023 @ 2:21 pm

Hello everyone! It’s a great day with a new release of the Kubuntu Manual to match the recently-released Kubuntu 22.04.2 update. Thank you for the community members who provided feedback and filed bug reports to our GitHub project! You can find the new releases either on the GitHub releases page...

Plasma 5.27.2 for Kubuntu 22.10 available via PPA

1 March 2023 @ 9:10 pm

We have had many requests to make Plasma 5.27.2 available in our backports PPA for Kubuntu 22.10 (Kinetic Kudu). As usual with our PPAs, there is the caveat that the PPA may receive additional updates and new releases of KDE Plasma, Gear (Apps), and Frameworks, plus other apps and required...

Flatpaks and Kubuntu

26 February 2023 @ 9:48 pm

Kubuntu is and has always been “Ubuntu” combined with the greatest software from the KDE Community. Prior to 23.04 and aligned with Debian packaging, Flatpak and Snap package sources were included as installable options with each source requiring its own set of commands and repositories. However, enabling both sources caused...

Kubuntu 22.04.2 LTS Update Available

24 February 2023 @ 4:30 pm

The second point release update to Kubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish) is out now. This contains all the bug-fixes added to 22.04 since its first point release in August 2022. Users of 22.04 can run the normal update procedure to get these bug-fixes. Kubuntu Manual 22.04.2 should be out next...

Plasma 5.27 Beta available for testing

21 January 2023 @ 11:24 am

Are you using Kubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu, our current stable release? Or are you already running our development builds of the upcoming 23.04 (Lunar Lobster)? We currently have Plasma 5.25.90 (Plasma 5.27 Beta) available in our Beta PPA for Kubuntu 22.10 and for the 23.04 development series. However this is...

Kubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu Released

20 October 2022 @ 6:58 pm

The Kubuntu Team is happy to announce that Kubuntu 22.10 has been released, featuring the ‘beautiful’ KDE Plasma 5.25 simple by default, powerful when needed. Codenamed “Kinetic Kudu”, Kubuntu 22.10 continues our tradition of giving you Friendly Computing by integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality,...

Kubuntu Kinetic Kudu (22.10) Beta Released

30 September 2022 @ 3:42 pm

The beta of Kubuntu Kinetic Kudu (to become 22.10 in October) has now been released, and is available for download. This milestone features images for Kubuntu and other Ubuntu flavours. Pre-releases of Kubuntu Kinetic Kudu are not recommended for: Anyone needing a stable system Regular users who are not aware...


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Two Super Fast App Launchers for Ubuntu 19.04

5 May 2019 @ 6:50 pm

During the transition period, when GNOME Shell and Unity were pretty rough around the edges and slow to respond, 3rd party app launchers were a big deal. Overtime the newer desktop environments improved and became fast, reliable and predictable, reducing the need for a alternate app launchers. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); As a result, many third-party app launchers have either slowed down development or simply seized to exist. Ulauncher seems to be the only one to have bucked the trend so far. Synpase and Kupfer on the other hand, though old and not as actively developed anymore, still pack a punch. Since Kupfer is too old school, we'll only be discussing Synapse and Ulauncher here. Synapse I still

A Standalone Video Player for Netflix, YouTube, Twitch on Ubuntu 19.04

29 April 2019 @ 12:23 pm

Snap apps are a godsend. ElectronPlayer is an Electron based app available on Snapstore that doubles up as a standalone media player for video streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube, Twitch, Floatplane etc. And it works great on Ubuntu 19.04 "disco dingo". From what we've tested, Netflix works like a charm, so does YouTube. ElectronPlayer also has a picture-in-picture mode that let it run above desktop and full screen applications.

Howto Upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04 from Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

20 April 2019 @ 1:31 pm

As most of you should know already, Ubuntu 19.04 "disco dingo" has been released. A lot of things have changed, see our comprehensive list of improvements in Ubuntu 19.04. Though it is not really necessary to make the jump, I'm sure many here would prefer to have the latest and greatest from Ubuntu. Here's how you upgrade to Ubuntu 19.04 from Ubuntu 18.10 and Ubuntu 18.04. Upgrading to Ubuntu 19.04 from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is tricky. There is no way you can make the jump from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS directly to Ubuntu 19.04. For that, you need to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.10 first. Pretty disappointing, I know. But when upgrading an entire OS, you can't be too careful. And the process itself is not as tedious or time consuming à la Windows. And also unlike Windows, the upgrades are not forced upon you while you're in middle of something.

15 Things I Did Post Ubuntu 19.04 Installation

17 April 2019 @ 10:19 am

Ubuntu 19.04, codenamed "Disco Dingo", has been released (and upgrading is easier than you think). I've been on Ubuntu 19.04 since its first Alpha, and this has been a rock solid release as far I'm concerned. Changes in Ubuntu 19.04 are more evolutionary though, but availability of the latest Linux Kernel version 5.0 is significant.

Ubuntu 19.04 Gets Newer and Better Wallpapers

3 April 2019 @ 10:16 am

A "Disco Dingo" themed wallpaper was already there. But the latest update bring a bunch of new wallpapers as system defaults on Ubuntu 19.04. ubuntu 19.04 wallpaper Pretty right? Here's the older one for comparison.

LinuxBoot: A Linux Foundation Project to replace UEFI Components

2 April 2019 @ 2:48 pm

UEFI has a pretty bad reputation among many in the Linux community. UEFI unnecessarily complicated Linux installation and distro-hopping in Windows pre-installed machines, for example. Linux Boot project by Linux Foundation aims to replace some firmware functionality like the UEFI DXE phase with Linux components. What is UEFI? UEFI is a standard or a specification that replaced legacy BIOS firmware, which was the industry standard for decades. Essentially, UEFI defines the software components between operating system and platform firmware. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); UEFI boot has three pha

Look up Uber Time, Price Estimates on Terminal with Uber CLI

1 April 2019 @ 11:44 am

The worldwide phenomenon that is Uber needs no introduction. Uber is an immensely popular ride sharing, ride hailing, company that is valued in billions. Uber is so disruptive and controversial that many cities and even countries are putting up barriers to protect the interests of local taxi drivers. Enough about Uber as a company. To those among you who regularly use Uber app for booking a cab, Uber CLI could be a useful companion. Uber CLI can be a great tool for the easily distracted. This unique command line

UBports Installer for Ubuntu Touch is just too good!

26 March 2019 @ 11:15 pm

Even as someone who bought into the Ubuntu Touch hype very early, I was not expecting much from UBports to be honest. But to my pleasent surprise, UBports Installer turned my 4 year old BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu Edition hardware into a slick, clean, and usable phone again.

Retro Terminal that Emulates Old CRT Display (Ubuntu 18.10, 18.04 PPA)

21 March 2019 @ 11:54 pm

We've featured cool-retro-term before. It is a wonderful little terminal emulator app on Ubuntu (and Linux) that adorns this cool retro look of the old CRT displays. Let the pictures speak for themselves. retro terminal ubuntu ppa Pretty cool right? Not only does it look cool, it functions just like a normal Terminal app. You don't lose out on any features normally associated with a regular Terminal emulator. cool-retro-term comes with a bunch of themes and customi

Google's Stadia Cloud Gaming Service, Powered by Linux

20 March 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Unless you live under a rock, you must've been inundated with nonstop news about Google's high-octane launch ceremony yesterday where they unveiled the much hyped game streaming platform called Stadia. Stadia, or Project Stream as it was earlier called, is a cloud gaming service where the games themselves are hosted on Google's servers, while the visual feedback from the game is streamed to the player's device through Google Chrome. If this technology catches on, and if it works just as good as showed in the demos, Stadia could be what the future of gaming might look like. Stadia, Powered by Linux It is a fairly common knowledge that Google data centers use Linux rather extensively. So it is not really surprising that Google would use Linux to power its cloud based Stadia gaming service. 


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Silvery-Dark-Icons [Full Icon Themes]

4 October 2023 @ 7:55 pm

Icons for Dark Plasma Themes Based on Default [COLOR="#55759c"] [B]Breeze[/B] [/COLOR] Icons __________________________ -Dark Rounded Plasma...

Silvery-GTK [GTK3/4 Themes]

4 October 2023 @ 7:54 pm

Dark GTK Theme Modified Original Breeze GTK Theme, adapted for Dark Round Plasma Theme [COLOR="#5e81ac"] [B]Silvery-Dark-Plasma[/B] [/COLOR],...

Fancy-Dark-Icons [Full Icon Themes]

4 October 2023 @ 7:51 pm

Icons for Dark Plasma Theme [URL="https://www.pling.com/p/1598649"]Fancy-Plasma[/URL] Based on Default [COLOR="#5e81ac"] [B]Breeze[/B] [/COLOR]...

Fancy-GTK [GTK3/4 Themes]

4 October 2023 @ 7:50 pm

Dark GTK Theme Modified Original Breeze GTK Theme, adapted for Plasma Theme ...

Relax-Dark-Icons [Full Icon Themes]

4 October 2023 @ 7:46 pm

Icons for Dark Plasma Theme [COLOR="#489ab1"] [B]Relax-Plasma[/B] [/COLOR] , which you can download:...

Relax-Light-Icons [Full Icon Themes]

4 October 2023 @ 7:45 pm

Icons for Light Plasma Theme [COLOR="#489ab1"] [B]Relax-Light-Plasma[/B] [/COLOR] , which you can download:...

Pax-GTK [GTK3/4 Themes]

4 October 2023 @ 7:44 pm

Dark GTK Theme Modified Original Breeze GTK Theme, adapted for Dark Plasma Theme [COLOR="#5e81ac"] [B]Pax-Plasma[/B] [/COLOR], which you can...

Aura-Dark-Icons [Full Icon Themes]

4 October 2023 @ 4:48 pm

Icons for Dark Plasma Theme [COLOR="#55759c"] [B]Aura-Plasma[/B] [/COLOR] , which you can download:...

Aura-Light-Icons [Full Icon Themes]

4 October 2023 @ 4:48 pm

Icons for Light Plasma Themes Based on Default [COLOR="#55759c"] [B]Breeze[/B] [/COLOR] Icons ---------------------- Icons for Dark Plasma...

Aura-GTK [GTK3/4 Themes]

4 October 2023 @ 4:46 pm

Dark GTK Theme Modified Original Breeze GTK Theme, adapted for Dark Plasma Theme [COLOR="#5e81ac"] [B]Aura-Plasma[/B] [/COLOR], which you can...


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How To Flash Android (Flyme) On Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition

25 August 2017 @ 9:52 am

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition This is a quick guide for how to reflash Fyme OS on Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition. Flyme is based on Android with some redesign along with extras. It doesn't ship with Google apps, but those are easily installable. You can flash Flyme 5.1.12G or 6.1.0G (released recently),

Audacious 3.9 Released With Qt User Interface Enhancements, More [PPA]

22 August 2017 @ 10:34 am

Audacious 3.9 was released recently, bringing much-needed updates to the QT UI, along with various other enhancements. Audacious 3.9 GTK2 interface

YouTube-DL GUI 0.4 Ships With New User Interface, More [PPA]

11 August 2017 @ 9:05 am

After two years since the previous version, a new YouTube-DL GUI (YouTube-DLG) version was made available for download recently. The new 0.4 version ships with a a new user interface, easier format and save path selection and more. YouTube DL GUI YouTube-DL GUI is, like its name suggests, a graphical user interface for the powerful command l

Nemo 3.4 Without Cinnamon Dependencies Available In PPA For Ubuntu 17.04 And 16.04

10 August 2017 @ 10:50 am

Nemo 3.4 (3.4.7 at the time I'm writing this article) without Cinnamon dependencies and with Unity patches is now available in the WebUpd8 Nemo 3 PPA, for Ubuntu 17.04 and 16.04. While it comes with some Unity patches, this Nemo version should work with other desktop environments as well, like GNOME (Shell), etc. Nemo 3.4 file manager

Ambient Noise (ANoise) Player Fixed For Ubuntu 16.04 And Newer

14 June 2017 @ 1:38 pm

Ambient Noise, or ANoise is a simple, lightweight application for playing ambient noises, such as waves, rain, fire, and so on, useful to help you stay focused and boost productivity, or fall asleep. The application didn't work in Ubuntu 16.04 and newer until recently, when it was updated to GStreamer 1.0 and Python 3, along with some bug fixes.

Tool To Create Bootable Windows USB Stick From Linux `WinUSB` (Fork) Renamed To `WoeUSB`, Sees New Release

14 June 2017 @ 12:17 pm

The WinUSB fork we covered a while back was renamed to WoeUSB recently, while also seeing quite a few releases for the past few days. WoeUSB WoeUSB / WinUSB is a tool that can be used to create a bootable Windows installer USB stick from an ISO or DVD. The application supports Wind

MATE Dock Applet Sees New Release

6 June 2017 @ 10:37 am

MATE Dock Applet is a MATE panel applet that displays open windows / applications as icons. The latest 0.78 version includes 5 new types of indicators, a new option to add space between dock icons, and more. MATE Dock Applet Among the MATE Dock Applet features are pinning applica

Why Oracle Java 7 And 6 Installers No Longer Work

2 June 2017 @ 9:41 am

Oracle Java Because I've received more than 50 emails about this, I though I'd make a post about it, to clear things up for everybody. While Oracle Java 6 and 7 are not supported for quite a while, they were still available for download on Oracle's website until recently. However, the binaries were removed about 10 days ago (?), so the Oracle Java (JDK) 6 and 7 installers available in the WebUpd8 Oracle Java PPA no longer work. Oracle Java 6 and 7 are now only a

Tilix (Previously Terminix) 1.5.8 And Guake 0.8.9 Available In PPA

31 May 2017 @ 12:12 pm

Tilix (previously called Terminix) and Guake terminal emulators have had new releases recently, and are both available in PPA for Ubuntu / Linux Mint. Tilix 1.5.8 Tilix Tilix is a GTK3 terminal e

Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Available For Download

13 April 2017 @ 12:09 pm

Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus Ubuntu 17.04 has been released. The new version brings updated applications and various under-the-hood improvements, along with bug fixes. As expected, Compiz and Unity have only received minor improvements and bug fixes. On the other hand, Ubuntu 17.04 includes the GNOME 3.24 stack for the most part (GTK3 along with Totem, Disks, C


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Zenbleed vulnerability fix for Ubuntu

3 October 2023 @ 9:49 am

On 24 July 2023, security researchers from Google’s Information Security Engineering team disclosed a hardware vulnerability affecting AMD’s Zen 2 family of microprocessors. They dubbed this vulnerability “Zenbleed” (CVE-2023-20593), evoking memories of previous vulnerabilities like HeartBleed and hinting at its possible impact. In response, AMD released an associated microcode update for some of the affected […]

Ubuntu AI podcast: Understanding MLOps and Observability

29 September 2023 @ 11:16 am

The podcast Welcome to Ubuntu AI podcast! From fun experiments to enterprise projects, AI became the center of attention when it comes to innovation, digital transformation and optimisatation. Open source technologies democratised access to state of the art machine learning tools and opened doors for everyone ready to embark on their AI journey. Ubuntu AI […]

Digital innovation in finance – the open source imperative

29 September 2023 @ 8:49 am

Digital innovation is transforming finance. Advances in financial technology such as mobile money, peer-to-peer (P2P) or marketplace lending, robo advice, and insurance technology (InsurTech) are reshaping many areas –  from payments to wealth management. Over the past decade, fintechs have already driven enhanced access to financial services for retail users. Technology advances in connectivity, data […]

Meet Canonical at MLOps World 2023

28 September 2023 @ 9:01 am

The AI Roadshow lands in the USA Date: 25-26 October 2023 Location: Renaissance Austin Hotel, Austin, Texas Book a meeting The Canonical AI Roadshow will soon cross the Atlantic and stop in Austin, Texas. We will be at MLOps World, as well as the Generative AI Summit, a co-located event. Machine learning operations (MLOps), large […]

Canonical releases Charmed MLFlow

26 September 2023 @ 8:12 am

Canonical announced today that Charmed MLFlow, Canonical’s distribution of the popular machine learning platform, is now generally available. Charmed MLFlow is part of Canonical’s growing MLOps portfolio.

Meet Canonical at India Mobile Congress 2023

22 September 2023 @ 12:00 pm

India Mobile Congress (IMC) is the largest telecom, media, and technology forum in Asia, jointly organised by India’s Department of Telecommunications and the country’s Cellular Operators Association. It is also the biggest networking event in India, establishing itself as a showcase of innovation, technology and digital transformation. Canonical is excited to participate in this year’s […]

Join Canonical and the Ubuntu Community at UbuCon LA

21 September 2023 @ 10:34 pm

UbuCon LA is an annual gathering of free and open source enthusiasts, experts and industry leaders all coming together in Latin America. Since 2010, the conference has rotated between different countries in the region with this year’s event taking place in Medellín, Colombia. Folks who attend can expect to find a broad spectrum of talks, […]

Open source tooling at GITEX Global

21 September 2023 @ 1:10 pm

Innovate at speed with AI. Stay secure and compliant with Ubuntu Pro Date: 16-20 October 2023 Location: Dubai, UAE Booth: Booth B31, Hall 26, DevSlam Canonical is excited to attend GITEX Global 2023, the largest event in the Middle East. Generative AI, predictive analytics and multi-cloud environments are at the heart of a technological revolution.  […]

Start your Ubuntu Confidential VM with Intel® TDX on Google Cloud

20 September 2023 @ 12:51 am

Confidential computing directly addresses the question of trust between cloud providers and their customers, with guarantees of data security for guest machines enforced by the underlying hardware of the cloud. According to the Confidential Computing Consortium, confidential computing is the protection of data in use by performing computation in a hardware-based, attested Trusted Execution Environment. […]

Canonical partners with AMD to enable Ubuntu on AMD Kria™ K24 SOMs

19 September 2023 @ 8:16 pm

Canonical has partnered with AMD (since from when it was still Xilinx) for many years and we jointly deliver optimised/certified Ubuntu on multiple AMD device families, e.g. AMD Zynq™ UltraScale+™ evaluation boards and AMD Kria™ K26 SOMs (system-on-module). Canonical is pleased to announce Ubuntu is now enabled on AMD’s new Kria™ KD240 and ready for […]