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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...

Plasma 5.26 Beta available for testing

19 September 2022 @ 5:12 pm

Are you using Kubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish, our current stable LTS release? Or are you already running our development builds of the upcoming 22.10 Kinetic Kudu? We currently have Plasma 5.25.90 (Plasma 5.26 Beta) available in our Beta PPA for Kubuntu 22.04 and for the 22.10 development series. However this...

Kubuntu 20.04.5 LTS Update Available

2 September 2022 @ 11:17 am

The fifth point release update to Kubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) is out now. This contains all the bug-fixes added to 20.04 since its first release in April 2020. Users of 20.04 can run the normal update procedure to get these bug-fixes. See the Ubuntu 20.04.5 Release Notes and the...

Kubuntu Focus announce New NX Desktop

30 August 2022 @ 8:16 pm

Kubuntu Focus team announces their latest system: The Focus NX small form factor desktop. This is their third model optimized for Kubuntu 22.04 LTS and the KDE Plasma interface. The Kubuntu Focus NX can be ordered with either the i5-1135G7 or i7-1165G7 11th generation Intel® CPU. Both are fast and power-efficient. They also...

Kubuntu Council Elects 3 Councillors

30 August 2022 @ 8:06 pm

Members of the Kubuntu Council are responsible for considering proposals made by the wider Kubuntu community. The council formalises and ratifies proposals, then votes to obtain an outcome which directs the course of progress for Kubuntu. On 11 September I (Rick Timmis) will have been a councilor for the Kubuntu...

Plasma 5.25 for Jammy 22.04 available via PPA

25 August 2022 @ 9:45 am

We have had many requests to make Plasma 5.25 available in our backports PPA for Jammy Jellyfish 22.04. Providing backports of new Plasma versions to a LTS release always must be an ‘opt-in’ process, however we are aware that many of our users now are accustomed to adding our backports...

Kubuntu 22.04.1 LTS Update Available

12 August 2022 @ 11:34 am

The first 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 release in April 2022. Users of 22.04 can run the normal update procedure to get these bug-fixes. The first point release is also significant because...

Plasma 5.25 Beta available for testing

20 May 2022 @ 5:06 pm

Are you using Kubuntu 22.04 Jammy Jellyfish, our current Stable release? Or are you already running our development builds of the upcoming 22.10 Kinetic Kudu? We currently have Plasma 5.24.90 (Plasma 5.25 Beta)  available in our Beta PPA for Kubuntu 22.04, and in the Ubuntu archive and daily ISO build...

Kubuntu 22.04 LTS Released

21 April 2022 @ 5:36 pm

The Kubuntu Team is happy to announce that Kubuntu 22.04 LTS has been released, featuring the beautiful KDE Plasma 5.24 LTS: simple by default, powerful when needed. Codenamed “Jammy Jellyfish”, Kubuntu 22.04 continues our tradition of giving you Friendly Computing by integrating the latest and greatest Free Software technologies into...


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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.SynapseI still remember t

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 wallpaperPretty 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 phases: SEC,

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 applic

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 ppaPretty 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 customisations

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 LinuxIt 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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Breeze Chameleon Dark [Full Icon Themes]

2 December 2022 @ 10:12 pm

The folders change color depending on the[COLOR="#d88d00"] [B]Color[/B] [/COLOR] [COLOR="#006A80"] [B]Scheme[/B] [/COLOR] [COLOR="#8f267c"]...

Breeze Chameleon Light [Full Icon Themes]

2 December 2022 @ 10:10 pm

The folders change color depending on the [COLOR="#d88d00"] [B]Color[/B] [/COLOR] [COLOR="#006A80"] [B]Scheme[/B] [/COLOR] [COLOR="#8f267c"]...

Breeze-Round-Chameleon Dark Icons [Full Icon Themes]

2 December 2022 @ 10:09 pm

The folders change color depending on the[COLOR="#d88d00"] [B]Color[/B] [/COLOR] [COLOR="#006A80"] [B]Scheme[/B] [/COLOR] [COLOR="#8f267c"]...

Breeze-Round-Chameleon Light Icons [Full Icon Themes]

2 December 2022 @ 10:08 pm

The folders change color depending on the [COLOR="#d88d00"] [B]Color[/B] [/COLOR] [COLOR="#006A80"] [B]Scheme[/B] [/COLOR] [COLOR="#8f267c"]...

Mega-Dark-Icons [Full Icon Themes]

2 December 2022 @ 5:56 pm

Icons for Dark Plasma Theme [COLOR="#7979b5"] [B]Mega-Plasma[/B] [/COLOR] , which you can download:...

krxpltbc-letztherebeclassic-icontheme-blackysgate [Full Icon Themes]

2 December 2022 @ 11:06 am

[size=6][color=#0000cd]Krxpltbc UHD[/color][/size] [size=5]KDE real XP Let There be ... Classic ![/size] Scalable XP Icons for KDE4 and Plasma...

Nordic [GTK3/4 Themes]

1 December 2022 @ 10:01 pm

Nordic is a Gtk3.20+ theme created using the awesome [url=https://github.com/arcticicestudio/nord]Nord[/url] color...

Shiny-Color-Dark-Icons [Full Icon Themes]

1 December 2022 @ 9:56 pm

Dark Color Icons (Follows Color Scheme) The folders change color depending on the [COLOR="#d88d00"] [B]Color[/B] [/COLOR] [COLOR="#006A80"]...

Bonny-Dark-Icons [Full Icon Themes]

1 December 2022 @ 9:21 pm

Icons for Dark Plasma Theme [COLOR="#5d8aa8"] [B]Bonny-Plasma[/B] [/COLOR] , which you can download:...

Bonny-Light-Icons [Full Icon Themes]

1 December 2022 @ 9:20 pm

Icons for Light Plasma Themes Based on Default [COLOR="#5d8aa8"] [B]Breeze[/B] [/COLOR] Icons Icons for Dark Plasma Themes [COLOR="#5d8aa8"]...


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

25 August 2017 @ 9:52 am

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu EditionThis 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), bo

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 GUIYouTube-DL GUI is, like its name suggests, a graphical user interface for the powerful command lin

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.WoeUSBWoeUSB / WinUSB is a tool that can be used to create a bootable Windows installer USB stick from an ISO or DVD. The application supports Window

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 AppletAmong the MATE Dock Applet features are pinning applicati

Why Oracle Java 7 And 6 Installers No Longer Work

2 June 2017 @ 9:41 am

Oracle JavaBecause 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 availab

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 1.5.8TilixTilix is a GTK3 terminal emula

Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus) Available For Download

13 April 2017 @ 12:09 pm

Ubuntu 17.04 Zesty ZapusUbuntu 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, Calen


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Telco network healing and auto-scaling with Open Source MANO TWELVE

1 December 2022 @ 2:18 pm

The second Open Source MANO (OSM) release with Long Term Support (LTS) has landed. Open Source MANO Release TWELVE offers two years of support with security patches. The release has outstanding features to offer to both VNF vendors and system integrators residing in the MANO (Management and Network Orchestration) ecosystem. ETSI OSM (Open Source MANO) […]

Kudos for Kudu Customization

30 November 2022 @ 9:35 am

Kinetic Kudu is out with another beautiful collection of community provided wallpapers. Check out the contest winners and more Kudu customization tips.

Need help choosing an embedded Linux distribution? Get guidance here

30 November 2022 @ 8:56 am

Enterprises are looking to capitalise on the new wave of small form-factor computing and navigate the shift to the edge. Device manufacturers across the world are racing to build embedded, connected devices that will deliver on the promise of the fourth industrial revolution.  Many of them are looking to explore data-driven value-chain optimisations, predictive maintenance […]

VMware to open source: what do you need to consider?

29 November 2022 @ 10:30 am

Read on for some of the most important considerations when thinking about migrating from VMware to Ubuntu-based open-source infrastructure.

Ubuntu Summit 2022 Reflections

28 November 2022 @ 7:21 pm

Thank you for participating in the Ubuntu Summit! We successfully united the broader open source community to talk about their exciting projects and Ubuntu.

Open Source in HPC [part 5]

28 November 2022 @ 1:54 pm

Introduction to open source HPC focused applications and components.

AI/ML in retail: how the shopping experience has changed

24 November 2022 @ 11:27 am

AI/ML is reinventing the reality of many industries, including retail. From brick-and-mortar stores to online marketplaces, retail companies are all increasing their investments in artificial intelligence, in order to gain a competitive advantage, better understand their customers and solve some of their long-lasting problems.  Unlike some other spaces, retailers quickly moved towards a data-driven approach, […]

Open source and cybersecurity: from prevention to recovery

22 November 2022 @ 1:00 pm

So you have just installed the latest antivirus and turned on your shiny new firewall. Now your organisation is fully secure, right?  The reality is that all the security products in the world will never be able to fully protect your data centre or your business from security threats. Because of the asymmetry between attackers […]

Accelerate automotive 3D models with vGPU

22 November 2022 @ 8:30 am

3D models are a key component for building digital twins.

Empowering developers in financial services with desktop as a service

21 November 2022 @ 11:12 am

The pandemic has accelerated the trend toward remote working environments but it also pushed governance and security issues to the top of the priority list for IT departments within financial institutions. Employees, and developers in particular, need the technological agility to work remotely given the hybrid workplace model being adopted by the majority of organisations. […]