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GNOME 42 desktop environment brings global dark mode, app upgrades and more

GNOME is a free and open source desktop environment that provides a graphical user interface and suite of applications for Linux-based operating systems. GNOME 42 was released this week. Among other things, GNOME 42 brings a new global dark mode, a new screenshot experience that makes it easy to capture images or record videos, and […]

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KDE Plasma 5.24 LTS desktop environment brings fingerprint support, performance and user interface improvements and more

The developers of the open source KDE Plasma desktop environment for Linux distributions have released Plasma 5.24, which brings a number of performance improvements, visual tweaks, and new features. It’s also a long term support (LTS) release, which means it will continue to receive bug fixes and other updates until the next major update, which […]

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Maui Shell is a convergent desktop for Linux phones, tablets, laptops, and desktop computers

The Maui Project has been developing a set of free and open source apps and tools for a convergent computing experience that allows you to use the same apps on a Linux phone that you’d use on a Linux desktop computer. Now the team behind those Maui Apps is one step closer to offering a […]

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Lilbits: KDE Plasma 5.23, OpenBSD 7.0, Windows 11, and yet another mini-laptop

Ubuntu 21.10 isn’t the only new release of a free and open source operating system today. The OpenBSD team have also released version 7.0 of their Unix-like operating system based on BSD rather than Linux. And while operating systems are cool and everything, they’re not much use these days without a proper desktop environment, and […]

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COSMIC desktop environment makes its debut with release of Pop!_OS 21.04 Linux distribution

System76 has been selling Linux computers for more than 15 years. For a long time that meant the company’s hardware came with Ubuntu pre-installed. But a few years ago System76 began offering users a choice of Ubuntu or the company’s own Ubuntu fork called Pop!_OS. Now System76 is taking things a step further and releasing […]

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Pop!_OS 21.04 Beta lets you try out the new COSMIC desktop for System76’s Linux distribution

Earlier this year Linux PC company System76 announced plans to develop a new desktop environment for the company’s Ubuntu-based Pop!_OS operating system. The COSMIC desktop environment is designed to be easy-to-use, but also highly customizable. And now you can take it for a spin by trying out Pop!_OS 21.04 Beta, which was released this week. […]

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Linux PC maker System76 introduces the COSMIC desktop environment, coming to Pop!_OS 21.04

System76 has been selling Linux laptops and computers since 2005. A few years ago the company introduced its own Linux distribution called Pop!_OS, and now when customers buy a System76 computer they can choose between Pop!_OS and Ubuntu Linux. There hasn’t always been a huge difference though, since Pop!_OS is based on Ubuntu. But now […]

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Video: KDE Neon with Plasma Mobile on the PinePhone

One of the things that makes Linux smartphones different from Android or iOS devices is the same thing that makes desktop Linux different from Windows or macOS – support for completely switching the user interface by changing the desktop environment or user interface. So far there are at least three major user interfaces for Linux […]

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Lilbits: KDE Plasma 5.20, Royole FlexPai 2, and Sony Xperia 5 II

Sony’s latest smartphone packs a 120 Hz OLED display, three rear cameras with Zeiss optics, and support for slow-motion HDR video capture, among other camera tricks. The Sony Xperia 5 II also packs a $950 price tag, because flagships are expensive these days. At least it has a headphone jack. If you’re looking for something […]