Saturday, November 04, 2017

United GNOME Theme Updated, Looks Better Than Ever - OMG! Ubuntu!

A new version of United GNOME, the Unity 8 inspired GTK theme, is available to download — and there are some significant changes to see.
The United GNOME theme, partly inspired by the design direction of Canonical’s scrapped Unity 8 desktop, has picked up a few fixes and flourishes that fans of theme will want to know about.
united GNOME theme tweak: rounded corners

Rounded window covers and more subtle drop shadows
Most of the changes (rather notably) see the theme adhere to the actual styling of Unity 8 and Ubuntu Phone/Tablet, including colour hints.
The angular window borders are gone; the outline toggle switches are gone; the bizarre purple buttons are gone.
If you used (or still use) Ubuntu Touch or any Ubuntu Touch apps a lot of the widgets, switches and stylings will seem super familiar.
The Unity 8/Suru colour palette is also more prominent in this version of the theme.
The overall look is one that’s a compelling alternative amidst the dominance of Arc and Adapta, the latter being the basis of the Pop GTK theme.

Download United GNOME Theme

The United GNOME theme is available in a number of versions, including light, dark and darker (a mix of light & dark). The version you see in these screenshots of this post are of the United GNOME Darker version.
Helpfully, the United GNOME GTK and GNOME shell themes are also no longer separate downloads. You get GTK and GNOME Shell themes in the same download:

Not using Ubuntu?

United GNOME Theme Updated, Looks Better Than Ever - OMG! Ubuntu!:

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Learn how to use #PPC #Marketing to reach a large number of potential customers

One of the quickest and most efficient ways to drive relevant traffic to your website is PPC marketing. By using targeted online ads you can very quickly reach a large number of potential customers interested exactly in those services you are offering.

In this article we are going to explain how to effectively promote your services and expand your customer base with PPC, no matter how big or small your business is

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Recent Linux App Updates Round-Up

Recent Linux App Updates Round-Up - OMG! Ubuntu!

"A number of nifty Linux apps we’ve written about previously have shared some updates over the past few days.

Rather than write about each of them individually we thought we’d round-up them up into one quick-fire, easy-to-digest post."

Monday, December 19, 2016

LibreOffice 5.3 to Launch with a Microsoft Office-like Ribbon UI

As long as I can turn it off. I never really liked the ribbon bar much on Office. I like the logical non changing manner of the standard menu layout (probably same reason so many people liked the "Start" menu on Windows XP).

At this point, LibreOffice’s new Ribbon-inspired UI is still in the works, but it’s already available in experimental version 5.3 and anyone can see how it looks using the steps below.

The Microsoft Office ribbon was officially introduced in Office 2007 as a way to make working with the productivity suite easier. Microsoft called the new interface “Fluent UI,” grouping all toolbars into a single one with multiple tabs providing quick access to the essential features.

At this point, LibreOffice is undoubtedly the top freeware productivity suite on the market and the best alternative to Microsoft Office, as it’s being adopted not only by consumers but also by companies and organizations across the world that are seeking reduced costs without losing features.

See how to enable the ribbon bar on LibreOffice 5.3 at

(note you may also need the links in the article to obtain version 5.3 beta.)

LibreOffice 5.3 to Launch with a Microsoft Office-like Ribbon UI

Monday, September 19, 2016

Everything You Need to Migrate Your Home Office to Linux

Windows 10 has been perhaps the most successful Windows ever. It’s faster, more feature-packed, and more secure.

But it’s a mixed bag. Microsoft is thirstier than ever for users’ private data, and it is acting more hands-on than ever before. They want to control what software you run, and when you run your updates. And at a fundamental level, it’s still Windows, and still especially vulnerable to viruses and malware.

Everything You Need to Migrate Your Home Office to Linux:

'via Blog this'

New kernel out now

That's right, Linux kernel 4.4.21 is here as the most advanced LTS (Long Term Support) kernel build, and it's a big one, as according to the appended shortlog and the diff from the previous maintenance version, namelyLinux kernel 4.4.20 LTS, it changes a total of 207 files, with 3033 insertions and 1811 deletions. So yes, that's a pretty big kernel update for all GNU/Linux distributions powered by the Linux 4.4 LTS series, such as Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

Kaku Is An Open-Source Desktop YouTube Music Player for Linux

On the hunt for a desktop YouTube music player that works on Ubuntu (or another Linux distribution)? 
Check out Kaku, which OMG! Ubuntu! reader PyGeek03 tipped us to via our mail bag.
He writes: “…someone has created a new and fully-functional app for playing music from Youtube: Kaku. In fact, this app even has its own Numix icon!
Beside features available with Atraci, there’s a list of Top Ranking tracks on the Home page, and a feature called Online DJ, which enable you to share what you’re listening with other people (I haven’t check this feature out yet). You can also choose whether to backup your data to Local or Dropbox in Settings.
While the video is playing, you can view it in Fullscreen mode (which is more like Focused mode, because I can only switch to other running apps using Alt + Tab, but not Plank), TV mode (which enlarge the video to fill the whole window), cast to other device, or open the video in your default browser.”

Kaku Features

kaku music player for youtube
YouTube is possibly the single biggest online music repository that’s available for free. It makes the perfect backend for a desktop music streaming player.
Kaku is exactly that: a desktop YouTube music player for Windows, macOS and — hurrah — Linux. It uses Node.js.
You can use it to search for and listen to music and create playlists from YouTube, but also Vimeo and SoundCloud.
The simple, straightforward layout is easy to get to grips with, though it lacks any customisation options, e.g., you can’t disable the sidebar, extend the width of columns, etc. Desktop integration is also lacking, so you won’t see track change notifications or find player controls in whatever MPRIS applet you typically use.
But the app has a number of strengths. The ability to see the top rankings from around the world lets you find and listen to popular songs without having to look them up, and the “Reduce Bandwidth” mode is highly recommended as it disables the distracting video playback to, instead, play only the audio track.
In short Kaku does what it needs to, and does it well enough to be worth a look.

Kaku Features:

  • Search for and listen to music
  • Supports YouTube, Vimeo & SoundCloud
  • Option to disable video playback
  • Supports Chromecast
  • “Focus Mode” 
  • Create and share playlists
  • Download videos 

Download Kaku YouTube Desktop Music Player

Want to check it out for yourself? You can find Linux binaries for 32-bit and 64-bit distributions on the project’s GitHub page:

Kaku Is An Open-Source Desktop YouTube Music Player for Linux - OMG! Ubuntu!:

'via Blog this'