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Native Linux Menus Finally Come to Brackets Code Editor


A new version the Brackets code editor is available to download. This update adds native menus on Linux, inline CSS code hints, and a whole heap more.

This post, Native Linux Menus Finally Come to Brackets Code Editor, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Mageia 6 Released: Features and Installation


Mageia 6 Released with new features

Brief: Mandriva fork Mageia has a new release after more than 2 years. Let’s find out the new features in Mageia 6.

The community-driven project Mageia 6 is finally here, available to download after a long wait of over 2 years, but the wait is worth. Mageia 6 comes with GRUB2 as the default bootloader and KDE Plasma 5 is replacing the KDE SC4 from the previous release. The distribution supports more than 25 Desktop Environments with new icon theme for Control Center and a new GUI tool for package management.

For those who do not know, Mageia is a fork of the popular Linux distribution Mandriva. Mandriva was known for its ease of installation but after almost 20 years in business it went down in the year 2011 and some of the developers working on Mandriva grouped together to fork Mandriva into Mageia. Another group of Mandriva developers created OpenMandriva.

Enough talk about Mageia’s past. Let’s have a look at some of the new features which come with Mageia 6.

New features in Mageia 6

Some of the main new features in Mageia 6 are following:

  • Mageia 6 comes with a new package manager DNF replacing urpmi, supporting enhanced problem reporting, tracking of weak dependencies, and detailed transaction information. For using DNF, a GUI tool named dnfdragora is available which offers interfaces for QT-based and GTK+ based desktop environments. It also helps in managing package through an SSH session. Mageia 6 offers third party free and open source software through Fedora COPR and openSUSE Build Service. Support for AppStream allows GNOME to improve the experience while searching and managing applications.
  • Mageia 6 is built upon Linux Kernel 4.9.35, systemd 230 and Wayland 1.11.0. Linux Kernel 4.9 is a long term release with support till January 2019.
  • The Mageia 6 release includes NVIDIA proprietary drivers in the non-free media section for a better performance, free video drivers for AMD graphics card, AMD GPU for newer cards and Radeon for older graphics cards.
  • Mageia 6 comes with KDE Plasma 5.8 which is the current LTS version and replaces the previous KDE 4 desktop. KDE 4 has become obsolete and KDE Plasma 5.8 is in adherence to KDE Applications 16.12 and KDE Frameworks 5.32.
  • The list of Desktop Environments supported in Mageia 6 includes Plasma, GNOME, LXDE, Xfce, Mate, Cinnamon and IceWM.
  • GRUB2 as the default bootloader for Mageia 6 replacing GRUB legacy. GRUB2 allows you to enable/disable os-prober which sometimes can take some time to detect already installed OSs.
    On non-UEFI machines, the installer will create a separate BIOS boot partition if the boot drive needs GUID partition table.
  • Along with the Classic Installer which includes 32/64 bit GNOME and Plasma DE, the release also comes with both 32/64 bit Xfce version for those who prefer a lightweight distribution. The Classic Installer supports most of the desktop environments and some proprietary drivers which you can disable at the time of installation.
  • Default applications include LibreOffice 5.3.4.2 for office works, Firefox 52.2.0 for browsing web, Thunderbird 52.2.1 as an email client and Chromium 57.
  • It also includes tools like Blender for 3D modelling, RenderDoc for graphics rendering debugging, Panda3D framework to develop games, Perl, Python, Ruby and Rust.
  • Along with the above features, Mageia 6 comes with more stability, is more polished and contains a new range of installation media.

You can find the full release note here. And if you are a proud Mageia fan, you can put Mageia stickers on your laptop:

Buy Mageia Stickers

Download and use Mageia 6

If you want to try and install Mageia 6, you can grab a ISO copy from its official download page:

Download Mageia 6

If you are already running Mageia 5, The Mageia Update Notification applet will notify you of the latest release give you an option to upgrade. If you want to manually upgrade to the latest release through the command line, open a terminal and type in the following command (to be run with root privileges):

mgaapplet-upgrade-helper --new_distro_version=6

Try Mageia 6 in virtual machine

If you are not using Mageia but want to experience Mageia 6 without losing your current operating system, you can install it in a virtual machine.

First, you need to get the Mageia 6 ISO. Next, download Oracle VirtualBox:

VirtualBox

Mageia 6 needs a minimum of 512MB of RAM but 2GB is recommended. A minimal installation would require 5GB of your storage which can go to 20GB for a casual set up. Any Intel, AMD or VIA processor is supported. Let’s see how you can install Mageia 6 in Oracle VirtualBox.

Let’s see how you can install Mageia 6 in Oracle VirtualBox.

Open VirtualBox, click on New to create a new instance, specify RAM you want to allocate to it.In the next step, assign the Hard Disk space you want to give to Mageia 6. This will create the VirtualBox instance, start it and it will ask you to select the

In the next step, assign the Hard Disk space you want to give to Mageia 6. This will create the VirtualBox instance, start it and it will ask you to select the start-up disk. Navigate to ISO you have downloaded and click on Start.

Your VirtualBox will boot with Mageia 6. Select Install Mageia 6 and your preferred language in the next screen.

Mageia 6 Installation screen
Mageia 6 Installation screen

If you have downloaded the classic ISO installer, it contains all the necessary free and proprietary drivers. In next screen, it will ask if you want to go with the installation of Non-free firmware.

Mageia 6 Installation

The next screen asks for your preference if you want to go with Plasma, KDE or Custom Desktop Environment.

Mageia 6 Desktop Environment Preferences
Mageia 6 Desktop Environment Preferences

Click on “Next” will begin the installation. Once the installation is complete, the User Management screen asks you for the root password and login credentials for a new user. Next screen asks for the Monitor you want to use, and configuration options for your System, Hardware, Network and Internet and Security.

Once done, Bootloader will install. Click on Next and the installer will ask if you want to set up online media. Click Yes if you have a working internet connection. Last step is to reboot your system and you will see the boot screen as below:

Mageia 6 Boot Screen

Once your system boots, enter your login credentials and login screen will look like this.

Mageia 6 Desktop
Mageia 6 Desktop

Congratulations, you have successfully installed Mageia 6 in VirtualBox.

You can install it along side Windows 10 with the same process, but you will need to partition your hard drive accordingly.

Mageia 6 is one such Linux distribution which is powerful enough with lots of features and icon themes. I am using it in a VirtualBox for less than a week and already love it!

What’re your views, are you going to give Mageia 6 a try? Let us know in the comments. Also, if you are facing any issue while installing, we are here to help.





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‘GNOME Tweak Tool’ Has Been Renamed


GNOME Tweak Tool, the handy advanced settings utility for the GNOME desktop, has changed its name to the shortened title of ‘GNOME Tweaks’.

This post, ‘GNOME Tweak Tool’ Has Been Renamed, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Firefox Marketshare is ‘Falling off a Cliff’, Says Former Mozilla CTO


Firefox marketshare is in decline and former Mozilla CTO Andreas Gal thinks he knows why. But are things really as bleak as the data suggests?

This post, Firefox Marketshare is ‘Falling off a Cliff’, Says Former Mozilla CTO, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Is Purism About to Announce a Linux Phone?


Hardware company Purism is best known for being the driving force behind the goal of creating a truly free software laptop — but are they about to launch a Linux phone? Fuelling speculation that, yes, they are, the company accidentally published a blog post earlier today titled: “Phone Campaign Temporary Page“. Oblique title, sure, and as […]

This post, Is Purism About to Announce a Linux Phone?, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Support for Ubuntu 16.10 Ends Tomorrow


yakkety yak mascot logoIt’s almost time to bid bon-voyage to one of the most boring exciting releases of Ubuntu there’s ever been. Yup, Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak hits end of life (EOL) tomorrow, July 20. Released on October 13, 2016, Ubuntu 16.10 is a short-term releases with a 9-month support cycle. That support period is about to end. Ubuntu 16.10 will reach […]

This post, Support for Ubuntu 16.10 Ends Tomorrow, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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GNOME Devs Debut Improved Wi-Fi Settings Panel


GNOME's new look wifi settingsImproved wifi settings are coming as part a redesigned GNOME Control Center. And as you can see in this video, the new wifi panel is looking seriously good.

This post, GNOME Devs Debut Improved Wi-Fi Settings Panel, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Ubuntu 17.10 May Make It Easier to Connect to Free Wifi


Ubuntu devs want to enable captive portal detection in Network Manager to make it easier for users to connect to free wifi in cafes and public places.

This post, Ubuntu 17.10 May Make It Easier to Connect to Free Wifi, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Remix OS, the Android Desktop OS, Is Discontinued


remix os screenshotRemix OS, a desktop-orientated version of Android available that was freely available as an .ISO to install on any PC, has been discontinued.

This post, Remix OS, the Android Desktop OS, Is Discontinued, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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Coincidence or Subtle Influence? Ubuntu’s Impact on Software Naming Conventions


Could Ubuntu have had an impact on the versioning and naming conventions of other software projects, including Windows, Android and more? Reader Abu A. pinged us earlier today to share this interesting insight he has on Ubuntu’s contributions to the wider software community. Musing on the possibility of this (admittedly anecdotal) observation — inspiration isn’t always […]

This post, Coincidence or Subtle Influence? Ubuntu’s Impact on Software Naming Conventions, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.





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