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Phosh v0.13.1 released (and you can finally dismiss all notifications at once)

Phosh is an open source user, mobile-friendly user interface originally created by Purism for the Librem 5 smartphone It’s designed from the ground up to work with small, touchscreen devices. It’s now available for a wide range of mobile Linux distributions. But some features that have been available forĀ other mobile operating systems for years are […]

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Lilbits: Prime Day preview, Windows 10’s new look, and gaming on small PCs

Microsoft has been working on a major overhaul of the Windows 10 user interface code-named “Sun Valley” for some time, and now the company is almost ready to show it off. Microsoft has scheduled an event for June 24th when the company is expected to reveal changings coming to Windows 10 that are expected to […]

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Plasma Mobile picks up new apps, app updates, and the beginnings of multiple home screens

The Plasma Mobile team has announced a number of updates to their user interface and suite of applications for mobile Linux devices. Among other things, there are updates to chat, music, andĀ  video apps, new features for the default web browser, and new applications for email, music streaming, and more. Developers are also working to […]

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Pangolin Mobile is a new open source user interface for smartphones

Most Linux distributions designed to run on smartphones use the Phosh, Plasma Mobile, or Lomiri user interfaces, although there are a few other options… and now there’s one more. Pangolin Mobile is an open source mobile shell designed for dahliaOS, a dual-kernel operating that’s intended to combine “the best of GNU/Linux and Fuchsia OS,” with […]

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Plasma Mobile UI for Linux phones gets new lockscreen, keyboard, and apps

Plasma Mobile is a user interface designed for smartphones running Linux-based operating systems such as postmarketOS, KDE Neon, and Manjaro ARM. It’s a mobile version of the Plasma Desktop software designed for Linux notebook and desktop computers, but with a UI and suite of apps that have been optimized for small, touchscreen devices. While Plasma […]

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iXonos shows off 3D interface for Meego

While I’m still not convinced that most “3D” interfaces offer any real advantages over the 2D interfaces we’re all used to on our devices, they do tend to look pretty cool. If you’re a Meego fan, you’ll definitely want to take a look at the video from Netbooknews of an iXonos concept application which we […]

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Contour brings a context-sensitive interface to KDE Plasma Active

As KDE developers continue to build the device-independent Plasma Active Linux environment, other pieces of the UI puzzle are falling into place as well. Pieces like Contour, which the team bills as a “context-sensitive user interface that adapts to…current activities and behavioral patterns of the user.” As you can see in the screenshot, part of […]

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Mirabyte FrontFace: Touch-friendly user interface for Windows tablets

While Microsoft has been offering versions of Windows with optimizations for touchscreen displays ever since Windows XP Tablet edition, the truth is that the whole start menu, taskbar, and itty bitty close/minimize/maximize buttons in Windows weren’t really designed for touch input. But there are a number of companies coming up with software designed to run […]