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Shotwell Photo Manager Updated, Here’s How To Upgrade on Ubuntu


A new unstable release of photo manager Shotwell is now available.  Shotwell 0.27 introduces a small set of new features and improvements, as well fixes for a number of bugs. Notably, Shotwell 0.27 no longer has F-Spot import support, a feature that the photo management and editing app added way back in 2010. The removal of this […]

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Ebook Management Software Calibre 3.0 Released


Calibre 3.0 is available now

The Calibre team has released the latest version of its cross-platform ebook management software. Calibre 3.0 comes about three years after Calibre 2.0. The open source ebook manager lets you download, view and convert ebooks, news and magazines from the web.

You can even create eBooks in Linux with it. Calibre is unarguably the best open source ebook management software out there.

Calibre 3.0 comes along with many new features and improvements that will be of benefit to all its users.

Major changes that have featured include the support for high-resolution displays and completely re-written Content Server that allows users to wirelessly browse and read Calibre ebooks on modern phones and tablets. The books could be stored off-line on the phone’s storage and used with or without Internet connection.

New Features & Improvements in Calibre 3.0

Content Server: This feature has seen a total rewrite of the existing feature. The Calibre Content Server lets you have your ebook available within a local area network. This means you can connect to it using a browser on your desktop PC, notebook, phone or tablet by typing http://localhost:8080 in the address bar. This gives you access to ebooks that have been stored on the server from other devices.

Calibre 3.0

It should be noted that the content server is not run by default. To run it, you need to click on the Connect/Share icon and select the Start Content Server option on the context menu. Calibre 3.0 no longer supports the server or database executable files like calibredb.exe, calibre.exe or calibre-server.exe. These files now have the capability of modifying data.

Supports High Resolution Screens: According to the release, this was “a much requested feature”. Calibre 3.0 now supports high resolution (Retina) screens. It can auto-detect the screen resolution and adjusts itself accordingly when it is started up. The screen resolution can also be managed through Preferences where the user goes to Look & feel then Adjust for high resolution screens.

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New Default Icon Set and Icon Themes: Calibre 3.0 now supports the possibility of installing different icon themes which users can choose to suit their tastes. To celebrate their tenth birthday, that was in October 2016, calibre changed its default icons. Anyhow, the old icons are still available as an icon theme for users who want to use it. This option can be found under Preferences > Look & Feel > Icon theme.

Calibre 3.0 released

Microsoft Word (DOCX) Conversion: Another new feature is that you can now convert book formats to Microsoft Word (DOCX) files. It is also possible for users to go back and forth from Word documents to ebook formats.

Calibre 3.0 Bug Fixes:

Some major bug fixes include:

  • Kobo driver: Fix for detection of some devices, with SD card not working on macOS
  • CHM Input: Handle CHM files that have missing or empty root files.
  • Tag browser: Fix preservation of state when recounting and the visible categories have changed.

Check out all the bug fixes.

Calibre 3.0 Downloads

You can download Calibre 3.0 from the official website:

Download Calibre 3.0

Have you already tried the latest release of Calibre 3.0? Share your experience with us in the comment section below.





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Two Popular Open-Source Apps Are Now Available in the Windows Store


windows store logoTwo of the most celebrated open-source applications are now available on the Windows Store, though one comes with a £7.49/$9.79 price tag attached.

This post, Two Popular Open-Source Apps Are Now Available in the Windows Store, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Steam is Now Available as a Flatpak, Here’s How To Install it on Ubuntu


steam for linux with tuxWell, this is interesting: it looks like Steam for Linux is now available to install as a Flatpak app. The Steam Flatpak is even being distributed through Flathub, a centralised repository for app developers to host their apps in. My expectation is that Flathub will become the de-facto app storefront for Flatpaks later this year. As […]

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Tomahawk Music Player is “Essentially Abandoned”


tomahawk 0.8 in ubuntuDon’t expect to see new releases of Tomahawk player, as devs of the multi-service music app for Windows, Mac and Linux say it is “effectively abandoned”.

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Tails OS 3.0 Released! Now Uses Debian 9


Tails OS 3.0 released

One of the most popular privacy focused Linux distributions, Tails has released version 3.0, based on Debian 9. The release comes three days before the official release of Debian 9.

This is the first time a new version of Tails is released almost at the same time as the new version of Debian which it is based on. Debian 9 will officially be released on June 17, 2017.

According to the release statement, Tails 3.0 was released earlier than Debian 9 because users could benefit from the changes in Debian earlier as well as to detect and fix issues in the new version of Debian while it is still in development so that our work also benefits Debian earlier.”

The release has fixed so many security issues that affected Tails 2.12. Users are advised to upgrade to Tails 3.0 as soon as possible.

Tails 3.0 comes in with in-depth security improvements, a lot of changes to the desktop, major software upgrades and most of all a new startup and shutdown experience.

Some of the known issues recorded include Tails Installer that erroneously rejects some USB sticks; failure of Tails to start on some devices with Intel graphical hardware; migration problems reported by those who want to migrate from Icedove to Thunderbird.

New Features in Tails 3.0

Some of the important new changes in Tails 3.0 are as following:

New startup and shutdown experience:

There is a complete redesign of the application used to configure Tails at startup. All options are now available within a single window, you can enable accessibility features from the start as well as a display of language and region settings to the benefit of international audiences.

The shutdown experience has also seen some changes. It is more reliable now since it had unpredictable results as it crashed on various computers. The screen is now more discrete, totally black and less suspicious.

A Polished Desktop:

Tail 3.0 has switched to the default GNOME black theme which makes it more modern and gives it a discrete look. New features such as the ability to extract compressed files without the help of a separate application and ability to rename many files at the same time have been added.

The notification pop-ups have been repositioned in other to make them more visible. Shortcut windows have also been added in other to discover keyboard shortcuts in GNOME applications.

32Bit support dropped:

Tails 3.0 will work only on 64-bit computers. Several other Linux distributions have dropped 32-bit support and Tails is the latest to join the list. In the news statement, Dropping hardware support, even for a small portion of our user base, is always a hard decision to make but being 64-bit only has important security and reliability benefits.”

Upgrades and Changes:

The Pidgin tray icon has been removed from the top navigation bar. It has been replaced by popup notifications. Icedove has been renamed as Thunderbird. This change in name has been inherited from Debian.

The read-only option, that was rarely used by users and which lead to confusion and some unexpected issues, is removed. The search box and search feature that was found on the address bar of the Unsafe Browser are also removed.

Download Tails 3.0

Installation Instructions: You can get the installation instructions from here.

Upgrade: All users are required to do a manual upgrade.

Download Tails 3.0





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WPS Office for Linux 2016 (Apparently) Released


kingsoft wps officeA new version of WPS Office for Linux is available to download. It ships with new ‘enhancements’, including remote file sharing and improved performance.

This post, WPS Office for Linux 2016 (Apparently) Released, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Ugh, It Doesn’t Look Like Google’s New Google Drive Client Is Coming to Linux


google drive ocamlfuse on linux graphic‘Backup and Sync’ is the name of Google’s all-new Google Drive desktop client. The rejigged and refreshed app is being released later this month.

This post, Ugh, It Doesn’t Look Like Google’s New Google Drive Client Is Coming to Linux, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Firefox 54 Is Rolling Out on Ubuntu, but Multiprocess is Disabled


firefox multiprocessUbuntu users can now upgrade the latest Firefox 54 release through Software Updater, but Firefox’s new multiprocess handling is disabled by default.

This post, Firefox 54 Is Rolling Out on Ubuntu, but Multiprocess is Disabled, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Firefox 54 Is Here, And It’s Way Faster Than Before


make firefox faster graphicThis is it: this is the Firefox release you’ve been waiting for, the release that finally puts a bit of pep in the open-source browsers’ step.

This post, Firefox 54 Is Here, And It’s Way Faster Than Before, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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