by on September 13, 2019
I wanted to mirror my Android phone on the Ubuntu desktop over USB, but didn’t want to install an app on my phone or subscribe to a service. A canny bit of Googling threw up a neat solution: a free, open-source tool designed precisely for this purpose. And in this post I’m gonna tell you a bit more about it. Scrcpy: View Phone Screen on PC ‘Scrcpy‘ (which I guess is truncated form of ‘Screen Copy’) lets you mirror your Android screen in a free floating window on a Windows, macOS or (...
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by on September 13, 2019
If you’re in the market for a powerful Linux laptop you definitely want to check out the new 9th generation Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, announced today. Intel’s 10th Generation Core U series sit at the heart of the refreshed notebook which, in its ‘developer edition’ guise, comes pre-loaded with Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. The Dell XPS 13 developer edition (7390) will be made available to buy in the United States, Canada and throughout Europe during September. Dell plan to keep the previous ...
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by on July 24, 2019
If you’ve got a cheap laptop and were wondering whether Linux Mint might be a better fit for it than Windows 10, check out the following infographic. It appears to show that Linux Mint is a fraction faster than Windows 10 when run on the same low-end machine, launching (mostly) the same apps. Both the speed tests and the resulting infographic were conducted by DXM Tech Support, an Australian-based IT support company with a bit of an interest in Linux. A comfortable win for Linux...
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by on July 20, 2019
I wanted to mirror my Android phone on the Ubuntu desktop over USB, but didn’t want to install an app on my phone or subscribe to a service. A canny bit of Googling threw up a neat solution: a free, open-source tool designed precisely for this purpose. And in this post I’m gonna tell you a bit more about it. Scrcpy: View Phone Screen on PC Do more than just see your Android phone’s screen on your PC: interact with it using a your keyboard and mouse ‘Scrcpy‘ (which I guess is truncated form of...
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by on July 11, 2019
Steam is dropping official support for Ubuntu, which is currently the world’s most popular desktop Linux distribution. The move, not unexpected, follows Ubuntu’s decision to stop providing 32-bit packages in its archives, beginning with the upcoming Ubuntu 19.10 release. Valve’s Pierre-Loup Griffais, who works on the massively popular game distribution platform, says in his tweet that Ubuntu 19.10 and future releases “will not be officially supported by Steam”. And he adds that Steam wi...
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by on July 11, 2019
The Slimbook Pro X bills itself as the ‘best Linux Laptop in the world’ — a bold claim, but does it hold up? Well, on paper at least, it looks like it might. The latest Linux portable from Spanish computer company Slimbook certainly sports enough muscle to give many well-known laptop a run for their money. In fact, overall, the Slimbook Pro X looks better spec’d and costs less than the latest MacBook Air, seen by many as the ultimate on-the-go laptop. So what makes the Pro X seemingl...
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by on July 11, 2019
Red Hat’s Richard Hughes announced the change on the Fedora developer mailing list, citing various issues with the plugins QA and long-term usefulness. Neal Gompa, who maintains the Snap package in Fedora, says the decision has “blindsided” him. So why is Fedora doing this? Well, code quality and concerns about the impact the plugin has on the overall GNOME Software user experience are cited: “The existing snap plugin is not very well tested and I don’t want to be the one responsible...
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by on July 7, 2019
Which one is better, Linux Mint or Ubuntu? This question has been there ever since Linux Mint came in the picture, and this article does not answer to this question. Well, not entirely. So, what is this about then? I have been an Ubuntu user for a long time. I stray to other Linux distributions but I keep coming back to Ubuntu, sooner or later. I occasionally try my hands on Linux Mint also, mostly for the purpose of writing articles about it. I must say using Linux Mint is quite a plea...
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