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Introducing the Enhanced KubuQA: Revolutionising ISO Testing Across Ubuntu Flavors

12 May 2024 @ 9:28 pm

The Kubuntu Team are thrilled to announce significant updates to KubuQA, our streamlined ISO testing tool that has now expanded its capabilities beyond Kubuntu to support Ubuntu and all its other flavors. With these enhancements, KubuQA becomes a versatile resource that ensures a smoother, more intuitive testing process for upcoming...

Kubuntu 24.04 LTS Noble Numbat Released

25 April 2024 @ 4:16 pm

The Kubuntu Team is happy to announce that Kubuntu 24.04 has been released, featuring the ‘beautiful’ KDE Plasma 5.27 simple by default, powerful when needed. Codenamed “Noble Numbat”, Kubuntu 24.04 continues our tradition of giving you Friendly Computing by integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality,...

Kubuntu 24.04 Beta Released

12 April 2024 @ 6:33 pm

Join the Excitement: Test Kubuntu 24.04 Beta and Experience Innovation with KubuQA! We’re thrilled to announce the availability of the Kubuntu 24.04 Beta! This release is packed with new features and enhancements, and we’re inviting you, our valued community, to join us in fine-tuning this exciting new version. Whether you’re...

Celebrating Creativity: Announcing the Winners of the Kubuntu Contests!

9 April 2024 @ 8:38 pm

We are thrilled to announce the winners of the Kubuntu Brand Graphic Design contest and the Wallpaper Contest! These competitions brought out the best in creativity, innovation, and passion from the Kubuntu community, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the results. Kubuntu Brand Graphic Design Contest Winners The Kubuntu...

Kubuntu Brand Graphic Design Contest Deadline Extended!

3 April 2024 @ 5:28 am

We’re thrilled to announce that due to the incredible engagement and enthusiasm from our community, the Kubuntu Council has decided to extend the submission deadline for the Kubuntu Brand Graphic Design Contest! Originally set to close at 23:59 on March 31, 2024, we’re giving you more time to unleash your...

Kubuntu Wallpaper 24.04 – Call for Submissions

22 March 2024 @ 8:19 am

We are excited to announce a call for submissions for the official desktop wallpaper of Kubuntu 24.04! This is a fantastic opportunity for artists, designers, and Kubuntu enthusiasts to showcase their talent and contribute to the visual identity of the upcoming Kubuntu release. What We’re Looking For We are in...

Kubuntu Community Update – March 2024

8 March 2024 @ 4:53 pm

Greetings, Kubuntu enthusiasts! It’s time for our regular community update, and we’ve got plenty of exciting developments to share from the past month. Our team has been hard at work, balancing the demands of personal commitments with the passion we all share for Kubuntu. Here’s what we’ve been up to:...

Kubuntu Graphic Design Contest

20 February 2024 @ 9:21 pm

Announcing the Kubuntu Graphic Design Contest: Shape the Future of Kubuntu We’re thrilled to unveil an extraordinary opportunity for creatives and enthusiasts within and beyond the Kubuntu community The Kubuntu Graphic Design Contest. This competition invites talented designers to play a pivotal role in shaping the next generation of the...

Kubuntu Council Meeting – 30th January 2024

4 February 2024 @ 1:28 am

Greetings, Kubuntu Community! Today marked an important Kubuntu Council meeting, where we witnessed significant progress and collaboration among our esteemed council members – Darin Miller, Rik Mills, Valorie Zimmerman, Aaron Honeycutt, Jonathan Riddell (Kubuntu Treasurer), and Simon Quigley(Lubuntu). In this blog post, we’re excited to share the highlights and outcomes...

Plasma 5.27 LTS for Jammy 22.04 LTS available via PPA

18 October 2023 @ 3:28 pm

We have had many requests to make Plasma 5.27 available in our backports PPA for Jammy Jellyfish 22.04. However, for technical reasons this would have broken upgrades to Kinetic 22.10 while that upgrade path existed. Now that Kinetic is end of life, it is possible to allow opt in backports...


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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.

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 coo

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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Vivid-Magna-Glassy-Dark-Icons [Full Icon Themes]

24 May 2024 @ 10:04 pm

Icons for Dark Plasma Themes Icons [COLOR="#008b8b"] [B]Vivid-Glassy-Dark-Icons[/B] [/COLOR]:...

Vivid-Glassy-Dark-Icons [Full Icon Themes]

24 May 2024 @ 10:02 pm

Icons for Dark Plasma Themes, Customized and for Plasma 6 __________________________ Icons [COLOR="#008b8b"] [B]Vivid-Dark-Icons[/B] [/COLOR]:...

Vivid-Dark-Icons [Full Icon Themes]

24 May 2024 @ 10:01 pm

Icons for Dark Plasma Themes, Customized and for Plasma 6 __________________________ Icons [COLOR="#008b8b"] [B]Vivid-Glassy-Dark-Icons[/B]...

Vivid-Dark-GTK [GTK3/4 Themes]

24 May 2024 @ 9:57 pm

Dark GTK Theme Modified Original Breeze GTK Theme, adapted for Dark Rounded Plasma Theme [COLOR="#008b8b"] [B]Vivid-Dark-Plasma[/B] [/COLOR],...

Amy-Dark-Icons [Full Icon Themes]

24 May 2024 @ 9:06 pm

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

Amy-Light-Icons [Full Icon Themes]

24 May 2024 @ 9:05 pm

Icons for Light Plasma Themes Light Rounded Plasma Theme [COLOR="#5e81ac"] [B]Amy-Light-Plasma[/B] [/COLOR]:...

Amy-Dark-GTK [GTK3/4 Themes]

24 May 2024 @ 9:01 pm

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

Beyond [Full Icon Themes]

24 May 2024 @ 4:49 pm

Initially, I simply wanted to create a few desktop icons as a space theme but I kept adding to the collection until it snowballed into this full...

BlueSky-GTK Themes [GTK3/4 Themes]

24 May 2024 @ 3:21 pm

Gtk2, Gtk3, Gnome shell, Cinnamon, Metacity, Xfwm4 themes base on : [url=https://github.com/horst3180/arc-theme]Arc-Theme [/url]. Test on: [b]1....

Nordic [GTK3/4 Themes]

23 May 2024 @ 10:03 pm

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


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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 rede

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 ava

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

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 onl


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Can it play Doom? Running an AI LAN party on a Spark cluster with ViZDoom

23 May 2024 @ 8:22 am

It’s all about AI these days, so I decided to try and answer the important question: can you make a Spark cluster run AI agents that play a game of Doom, in a multiplayer LAN party? Although I’m no data scientist, I was able to get this to work and I’ll show you how so […]

Advantech RSB-3810, a new Single Board Computer powered by MediaTek Genio 1200, is now certified on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

22 May 2024 @ 8:24 am

Discover this new hardware solution designed for IoT and edge applications Canonical has partnered with MediaTek to optimise Ubuntu for IoT innovations and announced the first Ubuntu images optimised for MediaTek’s Genio 1200 System on Chip (SoC) in 2023. The solution is designed to deliver AI innovation in diverse markets. Devices built on the MediaTek […]

Canonical supports Microsoft Azure Cobalt 100 VMs

21 May 2024 @ 7:00 pm

Canonical announces that Ubuntu and Ubuntu Pro now support Microsoft Azure Cobalt 100 VMs, ideal for diverse workloads and leveraging Arm-based architectures for enhanced performance and efficiency.

Cloudify your data centre – A guide to VMware infrastructure transformation

20 May 2024 @ 7:00 am

You know what’s going on. You’ve been monitoring the situation around VMware for at least a year now. There is no need to convince you that whatever comes next, you have to prepare for a big change. You and your team are already well prepared. You have a budget, timeline and necessary resources. However, one […]

Migrating from CentOS to Ubuntu: a guide for system administrators and DevOps

17 May 2024 @ 10:52 am

CentOS 7 is on track to reach its end-of-life (EoL) on June 30, 2024. Post this date, the CentOS Project will cease to provide updates or support, including vital security patches. Moving away from the RHEL-based ecosystem might appear daunting, but if you’re considering Ubuntu the switch can be both straightforward and economically viable. This blog dives into the shifting ecosystem and how Pentera chose to migrate to Ubuntu over other CentOS alternatives.

Canonical at Dell Technologies World 2024

15 May 2024 @ 4:32 pm

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu and the trusted source for open source software, is thrilled to announce its sponsorship of Dell Technologies World again this year. Join us in Las Vegas from May 20th to the 23rd to explore how Canonical and Dell can elevate your business with state-of-the-art technologies for Cloud, AI and the […]

Ubuntu Pro for EKS is now generally available

14 May 2024 @ 8:26 am

May 14, 2024 – Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, is delighted to announce the general availability of Ubuntu Pro for Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS). This expansion brings robust security offerings to AWS’ managed Kubernetes service, including enhanced uptime and security through Kernel Livepatch and unrestricted access to Pro containers to Amazon EKS, a […]

Deploy an on-premise data hub with Canonical MAAS, Spark, Kubernetes and Ceph

14 May 2024 @ 8:22 am

Download the Spark reference architecture guide In this post we’ll explore deploying a fully operational, on-premise data hub using Canonical’s data centre and cloud automation solutions MAAS (Metal as a Service) and Juju. MAAS is the industry standard open source solution for provisioning and managing physical servers in the data centre. With the rich featureset […]

Ubuntu Pro 24.04 LTS Lands on Google Cloud: Power Up Your Cloud Experience

13 May 2024 @ 7:50 pm

Exciting news for cloud enthusiasts and developers! Ubuntu Pro 24.04 LTS (Noble Numbat) is now available on Google Cloud, bringing a robust and secure platform for your cloud workloads. This latest Long Term Support release from Canonical offers a wealth of features and enhancements, making it the perfect choice for building and deploying applications in […]

An overview of machine learning security risks

10 May 2024 @ 10:23 am

Data is at the heart of all machine learning (ML) initiatives – and bad actors know it. As AI continues to occupy the limelight of modern tech discourse, ML systems are becoming increasingly attractive targets for attack. With the Identity Theft Resource Center reporting a 72% spike in data breaches in 2023, it’s critical to […]