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System76 announce their own graphical Firmware Manager

By Liam Dawe,
System76, the company known for their Linux hardware and the Pop!_OS Linux distribution recently announced their new Firmware Manager.

Linux Mint 19.2 now officially available across multiple desktop flavours

By Liam Dawe,
It's distribution release day! At least for Linux Mint anyway, with Linux Mint 19.2 now officially available across multiple desktop flavours.

Ubuntu LTS releases (and so derivatives too) to get updated NVIDIA drivers without PPAs

By Liam Dawe,
Good news everyone! Canonical will now be offering NVIDIA users up to date graphics drivers without the need to resort to a PPA or anything else.

Debian 10 "Buster" has finally been released

By Liam Dawe,
After around 25 months of development, Debian has now released the next stable version Debian 10 "Buster" which will be supported for five years.

Linux Mint doing a small-form-factor MintBox 3, they don't sound too happy about Snaps

By Liam Dawe,
The Linux Mint team have another monthly update blog post out, to talk about the state of Linux Mint and it sounds like things are going well. They also announced the small-form-factor MintBox 3 and something about Snaps.

Canonical have released a statement on Ubuntu and 32bit support, will keep select packages

By Liam Dawe,
It seems Canonical have done a bit of a U-turn on dropping 32bit support for Ubuntu, as many expected they would do. Their official statement is now out for those interested.

Canonical are now saying Ubuntu's 32bit is not being entirely dropped, 32bit libraries will be "frozen"

By Liam Dawe,
As an update to the situation around Canonical planning to drop 32bit support, apparently they're not. Instead, the 32bit libraries will be frozen.

Canonical planning to drop 32bit support with Ubuntu 19.10 onwards

By Liam Dawe,
As you might have heard by now, Canonical has made the decision to drop 32bit support from Ubuntu 19.10 onwards.

Canonical drop the Unity desktop environment for Ubuntu favour of going back to GNOME

By Liam Dawe,
I have been debating writing about this since we are mainly a gaming news site (I should really setup another site for all the other Linux news I want to write about!), but Canonical switching back to GNOME on Ubuntu is very big news for everyone.

Ubuntu Developers Looking To Simplify Getting Latest Nvidia Graphics Drivers

By Liam Dawe,
I had a nice email from Jorge Castro of Canonical today, and it seems they are looking at ways for Ubuntu users to get newer Nvidia graphics drivers in an easier fashion.
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