Linux Now Available on More Phones with Samsung’s Latest DeX Update

If you’re looking for a convenient way to run Linux on a phone and thus get the portability that everyone is hoping for without any loss in terms of usability, Samsung’s Linux on DeX project is worth a chance.

With this feature, Samsung basically enables Linux to run on its DeX platform, which allows a smartphone to double as a PC when connected to a bigger screen with a dedicated adapter.

While the standard DeX version is available for all latest-generation Samsung phones, the Linux on DeX project advances slowly, so only a handful of models are supported for now.

The most recent update, however, expands this list to several new Samsung smartphones, including here the full Galaxy S10 lineup. You can thus use the Galaxy S10e, the Galaxy S10, the Galaxy S10+, and even the Galaxy S10 5G to launch Linux on DeX after installing today’s update.

How to join the beta

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Kubuntu 19.04 Ships with KDE Plasma 5.15 Desktop, Experimental Wayland Session

The Kubuntu 19.04 official Ubuntu flavor has been released as part of the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system series with various updated components and improvements.

Featuring the same internal changes as Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo), the Kubuntu 19.04 operating system is here to offers users an updated KDE experience powered by the KDE Plasma 5.15.4 desktop environment and KDE Applications 18.12.3 software suite, built against the Qt 5.12.2 application framework.

Of course, several of the pre-installed applications have received updated versions as part of the Kubuntu 19.04 release, including Mozilla Firefox 66.0 as default web browser and LibreOffice 6.2.2 as default office suite. The Latte Dock 0.8.8, KDevelop 5.3.2, and Krita 4.1.7 apps are also available.

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Ubuntu Kylin 19.04 Adds a New Visual Experience, Latest WPS Office Suite

Chinese Ubuntu users will be happy learn that the Ubuntu Kylin 19.04 operating system has been released as part of the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) series, a release that adds various enhancements and updated components.

Featuring the same internal improvements as the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system, Ubuntu Kylin 19.04 shops with a fresh and all-new visual experience through a unified style that revamps the boot animation, login and lock screens, adds a transparency effect to the applications menu, notification area, and taskbar, as well as other smaller enhancements.

“We are bringing a whole new visual experience in this distribution, from system choice, boot up animation, log in program to system desktop, a unified style is presented. Amazing transparency effect is utilized on start menu, taskbar and noti… (read more)

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Xubuntu 19.04 Drops Support for 32-Bit Systems, Ships with Xfce 4.13.3 Desktop

Xubuntu 19.04 arrived as part of the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system series bringing some important changes to this lightweight official Ubuntu Linux flavor.

Xubuntu 19.04 is here as the first release of the lightweight Ubuntu flavor based on the Xfce desktop environment to no longer offer 32-bit ISO images that would allow users to install the Linux-based operating system on computers from 15 or 20 years ago. Xubuntu 19.04 is now only supported on 64-bit systems.

“In December, the team voted to discontinue 32-bit images for Xubuntu 19.04 and forward. If you want to continue using Xubuntu with 32-bit architectures, Xubuntu 18.04 is supported for 3 years, and the Xubuntu package set can be installed from the Minimal CD,” said the development team in the release notes.

What’s new in Xubuntu 19.04

Featuring the same internal improvements implemented by Canonical in read more)

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Ubuntu MATE 19.04 Brings Improved Out of Box Nvidia GPU Experience for Gamers

The Ubuntu MATE 19.04 operating system has been released as part of the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system series, a release that adds latest software updates and some interesting new features.

Powered by the stable and well-tested MATE 1.20.4 desktop environment with some improvements and new features from the MATE 1.22 release, which needs more testing to be eligible for inclusion in future Ubuntu MATE release, the Ubuntu MATE 19.04 (Disco Dingo) operating system adds major improvements for owners of AMD Radeon and Nvidia graphics cards.

“During the Ubuntu 18.10 development cycle the Linux kernel, firmware, Mesa and Vulkan were all updated to ensure we offered the best possible support for sipping AMD GPUs. During the 19.04 cycle AMD support has been uplifted again but we have also improved the “out of box” experience for … (read more)

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How to Upgrade Ubuntu 18.10 to Ubuntu 19.04

Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) is here and we bet many of you would want to upgrade their Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) installations, so we’ve prepared a quick and easy to follow tutorial on how to do just that.

Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) arrived earlier today as the latest and most up-to-date version of Ubuntu Linux, shipping with the most recent Linux 5.0 kernel series and the GNOME 3.32 desktop environment, along numerous other new apps and components such as LibreOffice 6.2 office suite and Mozilla Firefox 66.0 web browser.

Upgrading from last year’s Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) release is a must since it will only be supported until July 2019. Just like Ubuntu 18.10, the Ubuntu 19.04 release is only supported on 64-bit (amd64) platforms so it shouldn’t be any problem for Cosmic Cuttlefish users to upgrade their computers to the … (read more)

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Ubuntu Budgie 19.04 Released with Budgie 10.5 Desktop and Brand-New Theme

The Ubuntu Budgie 19.04 operating system arrived today as part of the major Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) release, adding several new features, a new look, and other improvements.

Shipping with the latest Budgie 10.5 desktop environment by default with the latest budgie-applets, the Ubuntu Budgie 19.04 operating system replaces the Nautilus file manager with Nemo from the Cinnamon desktop environment as it retains desktop icons capability and integrates with the Catfish search utility.

Ubuntu Budgie 19.04 also features a brand-new desktop theme called QogirBudgie, which is accompanied by the Arc GTK and Pocillo themes, powered by the latest GTK+ 3.24 toolkit and using the Mutter 3.32 window and composite manager from the GNOME 3.32 desktop environment.

“Based on [Ubuntu Budgie] 18.04 & 18.10 experiences, feedback and suggestions that w… (read more)

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KDE Applications 19.04 Open-Source Software Suite Has Been Officially Released

The KDE Project released today the final version of the KDE Applications 19.04 open-source office suite for the KDE Plasma desktop environment and GNU/Linux operating systems.

More than three months in development, the KDE Applications 19.04 software suite is here today to bring you a mix of new features, improvements, and optimizations to your favorite KDE apps. It’s packed with various enhancements to the Dolphin file manager, Kdenlive video editor, Kate text editor, KMail email client, Okular document viewer, Gwenview image editor, and Spectacle screenshot utility.

“Our community continuously works on improving the software included in our KDE Application series. Along with new features, we improve the design, usability and stability of all our utilities, games, and creativity tools. Our aim is to make your life easier by making KDE software more enjoyable to use. We hope you like all the new enhancements and bug fixes you’ll find in 19.04,” read today’s read more)

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LibreOffice 6.2.3 Office Suite Released with More Than 90 Bug Fixes

The Document Foundation announced today the release of the third maintenance update to the latest LibreOffice 6.2 open-source office suite for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Windows.

LibreOffice 6.2.3 is here about a month after the release of LibreOffice 6.2.2 to add another layer of bug fixes and improvements to various of the components included in the beloved open source office suite used by millions of computer users worldwide. LibreOffice 6.2.3 contains a total of 92 changes to make your LibreOffice experience more stable and reliable.

“LibreOffice 6.2.3 represents the bleeding edge in term of features for open source office suites, and as such is not optimized for enterprise class deployments, where… (read more)

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Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Officially Released, Here’s What’s New

Canonical released today Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo), the latest version of one of the world’s most popular Linux-based operating systems incorporating the newest GNU/Linux technologies and the most recent Open Source software.

The 30th release of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, Ubuntu 19.04, is dubbed as the Disco Dingo because it’s a fun release consisting of up-to-date components. It’s a release for the bleeding-edge Ubuntu user who wants to have the latest GNU/Linux software and technologies on his/her personal computer.

Ubuntu 19.04 has been in development during the past six months and it’s the obvious upgrade to last year’s Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) release. Of course, users can also update from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) or a previous LTS release, but it’s not recommended to do so because of the short lifespan.

“The open-source-first on Ubuntu movement in telco, finance, and media has spread to other sectors. From the public cloud to the pri… (read more)

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