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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...

Plasma 5.24.3 available on Kubuntu 21.10

9 March 2022 @ 1:15 pm

We are pleased to announce that Plasma 5.24.3 is now available in our backports PPA for Kubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri). The release announcement detailing the new features and improvements in Plasma 5.24.3 can be found here. To upgrade: Add the following repository to your software sources list: ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports or if...

Plasma 5.24.2 available on Kubuntu 21.10

23 February 2022 @ 6:15 pm

We are pleased to announce that Plasma 5.24.2 is now available in our backports PPA for Kubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri). The release announcement detailing the new features and improvements in Plasma 5.24.2 can be found here. To upgrade: Add the following repository to your software sources list: ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports or if...

Plasma 5.24 available on Kubuntu 21.10

9 February 2022 @ 11:22 am

We are pleased to announce that Plasma 5.24 is now available in our backports PPA for Kubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri). The release announcement detailing the new features and improvements in Plasma 5.24 can be found here. To upgrade: Add the following repository to your software sources list: ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports or if...

Kubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Reaches End of Life

25 January 2022 @ 11:50 am

Kubuntu Hirsute Hippo was announced on April 22, 2021 with 9 months support. As of January 20, 2022, 21.04 reached ‘end of life’. No more package updates will be accepted to 21.04, and it will be archived in the coming weeks. You can read the official end of life announcement...

Plasma 5.23 available for Kubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) in backports PPA

20 October 2021 @ 7:18 pm

We are pleased to announce that Plasma 5.23.1 is now available in our backports PPA for Kubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri). The release announcement detailing the new features and improvements in Plasma 5.23 can be found here. To upgrade: Add the following repository to your software sources list: ppa:kubuntu-ppa/backports or if...

Kubuntu 21.10 Impish Indri Released

15 October 2021 @ 1:01 pm

The Kubuntu Team is happy to announce that Kubuntu 21.10 has been released, featuring the ‘beautiful’ KDE Plasma 5.22: simple by default, powerful when needed. Codenamed “Impish Indri”, Kubuntu 21.10 continues our tradition of giving you Friendly Computing by integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality,...

Kubuntu Impish Indri (21.10) Beta Released

24 September 2021 @ 10:37 am

The Beta of Impish Indri (to become 21.10 in October) has now been released, and is available for download. This milestone features images for Kubuntu and other Ubuntu flavours. Pre-releases of the Impish Indri release 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.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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Fate Series GRUB Theme [GRUB Themes]

13 August 2022 @ 1:07 am

GRUB Themes with the theme from the anime Fate Series, 11 versions available with 5 character [Installation] Download the theme you want...

Juno [GTK3/4 Themes]

12 August 2022 @ 9:15 pm

[B][color=#FF0000]¡IMPORTANT![/color][/B] [B] If you can't see the files to download, you can download them from here [color=0000ff] ...

Mysterious World [Full Icon Themes]

12 August 2022 @ 5:18 pm

Mysterious World icon set for Gnome, XFCE and Budgie DE. There are two version - one for light mode and one for dark mode. More colors coming...

We10X icon theme [Full Icon Themes]

12 August 2022 @ 5:07 pm

[b]We10X Icon Theme[/b] A colorful Design icon theme for linux desktops ------------------------------ You can use this theme on all popular...

Fluent round gtk theme [GTK3/4 Themes]

12 August 2022 @ 4:50 pm

Fluent round version ------------- [b]Icon theme:[/b] [url]https://www.pling.com/p/1477945/[/url] ------------- [b]Wallpaper:[/b]...

Tokyo Night GTK Theme [GTK3/4 Themes]

12 August 2022 @ 4:40 pm

[b]Tokyonight GTK Themes[/b] [u]Tokyonight[/u] is a GTK theme based on the colour palette of the...

Tokyo Night Gnome Shell Themes [Gnome Shell Themes]

12 August 2022 @ 4:32 pm

[b]Tokyo Night Gnome Shell Theme[/b] Tokyo Night is a GTK theme based on the [url=https://github.com/sainnhe/gruvbox-material-vscod]Gruvbox...

Kanagawa GTK Theme [GTK3/4 Themes]

12 August 2022 @ 4:29 pm

[b]Kanagawa GTK Themes[/b] [u]Kanagawa[/u] is a GTK theme based on the colour palette of the...

Kanagawa Gnome Shell Themes [Gnome Shell Themes]

12 August 2022 @ 4:25 pm

[b]Kanagawa Gnome Shell Theme[/b] Kanagawa is a GTK theme based on the [url=https://github.com/rose-pine/neovim]Kanagawa for Neovim,...

Rose Pine GTK Theme [GTK3/4 Themes]

12 August 2022 @ 4:23 pm

[b]Rosé Pine GTK Themes[/b] [u]Rosé Pine[/u] is a GTK theme based on the colour palette of the [url=https://github.com/rose-pine/neovim]Rosé Pine ...


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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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Upgrade your desktop: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS is now available

11 August 2022 @ 12:56 pm

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS is the best way to upgrade your creativity, productivity and downtime. Check out our new video to learn more!

Migrating from VMware to an open-source private cloud in financial services

10 August 2022 @ 12:20 pm

Financial institutions will need to use the right mix of cloud services to maximise application performance while on-boarding innovative new capabilities. How can organisations achieve this cost-benefit balance?

Electrical and electronic vehicle architecture trends: an exploration

8 August 2022 @ 6:26 pm

Although there is a clear change in focus from hardware to software, the advent of software-defined vehicles will rely heavily on optimised Electrical / Electronic (E/E) vehicle architectures.

How to build a snap using ROS 2 Humble

5 August 2022 @ 6:07 pm

We’ve recently celebrated the release of ROS 2 Humble Hawksbill with a post detailing how to get started developing for the new release in containers. In addition, we shared an overview of the new features included with this new release, particularly its enhanced security features. This week we are tackling the logical next step in […]

Canonical talks cloud native and career development at community meetup in Manila

5 August 2022 @ 7:07 am

Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, joined ULAP.org in their cloud-native computing upskilling and career development initiative held in Dewise office in Manila, Philippines, last June. ULAP’s mission is to help underrepresented STEM students kickstart a career in cloud, data, and technology. Michelle Anne Tabirao, Data Solutions Product Manager, participated as a speaker and shared insights […]

Patterns to achieve database High Availability

2 August 2022 @ 8:52 am

The cost of database downtime A study from ManageForce estimated the cost of a database outage to be an average of $474,000 per hour. Long database outages are the result of poor design concerning high availability. With the exponential growth of data that is generated over the internet (which is expected to reach 180 zeta-bytes […]

Canonical at SIGGRAPH 2022

1 August 2022 @ 5:03 pm

Ubuntu by Canonical is proud to announce we will be attending SIGGRAPH 2022

Is Linux secure?

1 August 2022 @ 3:04 pm

Operating system security is the upper bound of your application security Meet Pal. Pal is a senior developer working at PalBank. For the next 6 months, Pal will be responsible for leading the development of the bank’s web application client, which will be used daily by millions of customers. Pal invests considerable effort into designing […]

Multipass 1.10 brings new instance modification capabilities

29 July 2022 @ 2:20 pm

Developers rejoice! The Multipass team has been listening to your feedback, and we are excited to announce that the latest update to Multipass contains one of our most requested features – instance modification. For those who are just discovering Multipass, it’s software designed to make working with virtual machines as painless as possible. It has […]

The State of IoT – June & July 2022

29 July 2022 @ 8:02 am

Welcome to the June & July combined edition of the monthly State of IoT series. Let’s dive straight into the most prominent news across the IoT landscape from the last two months. Canonical releases Ubuntu Core 22 for embedded Ubuntu Core is an app-centric embedded operating system based on Ubuntu. Developers can focus on building […]