How to use Flatpak on Ubuntu

Universal packages are the way of the future. Don't be limited to only snaps on Ubuntu. Flatpak was developed by the Free Desktop Project and offers an outstanding alternative to snaps for the desktop. With these types of universal packages, it becomes incredibly easy to install third-party applications without having to add repositories or deal … Continue reading How to use Flatpak on Ubuntu

KeepassXC now has their own Ubuntu PPA

With AppImage and Snap release, KeePassXC runs on almost any desktop Linux platform today. Many Linux distributions already ship KeePassXC as a native package, but the largest player, Ubuntu, is still left out in the rain. While a Debian package has been submitted, it is still hanging in the review queue and will possibly continue … Continue reading KeepassXC now has their own Ubuntu PPA

Ubuntu will lose significant audience with the switch to Gnome

I've tried to use gnome multiple times. But every time I had to come back to unity.Vertical space wasted (very important for me)Fragmented menus (really confusing)Broken support for applets (it couldn't show Dropbox properly without manual tinkering)So a "state of the art" "modern" DE, welcomes new comers with manual tinkering, plugin hunting for hours, for … Continue reading Ubuntu will lose significant audience with the switch to Gnome

Dell Launches World’s Most Powerful 15" and 17" Laptops Powered by Ubuntu Linux

After announcing earlier this year the release of the Dell Precision 5520 mobile workstation as the world’s thinnest and lightest 15” notebook powered by Ubuntu, Dell launches two new models for fans of the Linux-based operating system.Originally scheduled to arrive during the month of March 2017, the Dell Precision 7520 and Dell Precision 7720 models … Continue reading Dell Launches World’s Most Powerful 15" and 17" Laptops Powered by Ubuntu Linux

Why isn’t Ubuntu a rolling release distro?

Rolling release has been suggested before, Shuttleworth dismissed the idea and I think he was right to. The problem with rolling releases is that everything, from the more core package to the most unimportant application, is updated as soon as there is an update upstream. Whilst you may think that this is a good thing, it … Continue reading Why isn’t Ubuntu a rolling release distro?

Ubuntu Core has the keys to IoT security

In October, a DDoS attack on Dyn's infrastructure took down a big chunk of the internet, making sites like Amazon and Twitter inaccessible. It was the first major attack involving IoT (internet of things) devices. Fortunately, it was also a benign attack: no one got hurt, no one died.However, the next attack could be catastrophic. No … Continue reading Ubuntu Core has the keys to IoT security

Ubucon Europe 2016: Opening

Credits: Ubucon Europe; Ubucon PortalThe Ubucon Europe was opened with a small introduction by Sujeevan Vijayakumaran, one of the main organizers, about the conditions in the UnPerfekthaus and the number and distribution of the visitors.Registered are 170 visitors, but this does not include people with a day ticket. Half of the visitors come from Germany, … Continue reading Ubucon Europe 2016: Opening

We need more Reviews & Ratings for Ubuntu Software Package Manager

I've been using simple sudo apt-get or at most, the synaptic package manager whenever I want to install anything on my Ubuntu machine. However, the complexity and number of packages has gone up tremendously in recent years and so has the number of external PPAs. Consider the sheer amount of external repo dependency, a WebDev needs … Continue reading We need more Reviews & Ratings for Ubuntu Software Package Manager