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How to use ImageMagick to manipulate great batches of photographs, make proof sheets, and sort by Exif data.

For many users of Linux, getting used to file permissions and ownership can be a bit of a challenge. It is commonly assumed, to get into this level of usage, the command line is a must. Although there is always far more power and flexibility to be had, running seemingly complicated command isn't always a necessity. With the help of some of the most user-friendly desktop interfaces available, you can get away with little to no command line usage.

With the scheduled switch to Unity 8 on the Ubuntu desktop creeping ever closer, Ubuntu developers are debating whether a new file manager is needed.

The post Ubuntu To Create New File Manager for Unity 8 Desktop first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Firefox may be the default browser in many Linux distributions but it's far from being the most tightly integrated.

The post Make Firefox Use Native Linux Notifications in Unity, XFCE And GNOME Shell first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

Review Android tablet plus Windows laptop... plus Windows desktop

No matter what sort of tablet you prefer, be it an iPad or an Android slate, there will be times when you will also need a good old-fashioned Windows laptop too. Asus, which has form when it comes to cooking up strange combo designs - witness the PadFone - obviously thinks that’s the case as the new Transformer Book Trio is both: a 10-inch Android tablet and a Windows 8.1 notebook.

Ubuntu user Lucas Romero Di Benedetto has put together an Ubuntu Touch GUI toolkit that you can use to draw your dream app in digital ink.

The post Ubuntu Touch GUI Toolkit Allows You To Turn App Ideas Into Stunning Mockups first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

uTorrent arrived on Linux back in 2010, but not in the form most were expecting. Now, one user is planning on putting that right.

The post Native GTK uTorrent Desktop App in Development first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

David W. White writes "Years ago ago those of us who used any *nix desktop ('every morning when you wake up, the house is a little different') were seen as willing to embrace change and spend hours tinkering and configuring until we got new desktop versions to work the way we wanted, while there was an opposite perception of desktop users over in the Mac world ('it just works') and the Windows world ('it's a familiar interface'). However, a recent article in Datamation concludes that 'for better or worse, [Linux desktop users] know what they want — a classic desktop — and the figures consistently show that is what they are choosing in far greater numbers than GNOME, KDE, or any other single graphical interface.' Has the profile of the Linux desktop user changed to a more pragmatic one? Or is it just the psychology of user inertia at work, when one considers the revolt against changes in the KDE, GNOME, UNITY and Windows 8 interfaces in recent times?"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








David W. White writes "Years ago ago those of us who used any *nix desktop ('every morning when you wake up, the house is a little different') were seen as willing to embrace change and spend hours tinkering and configuring until we got new desktop versions to work the way we wanted, while there was an opposite perception of desktop users over in the Mac world ('it just works') and the Windows world ('it's a familiar interface'). However, a recent article in Datamation concludes that 'for better or worse, [Linux desktop users] know what they want — a classic desktop — and the figures consistently show that is what they are choosing in far greater numbers than GNOME, KDE, or any other single graphical interface.' Has the profile of the Linux desktop user changed to a more pragmatic one? Or is it just the psychology of user inertia at work, when one considers the revolt against changes in the KDE, GNOME, UNITY and Windows 8 interfaces in recent times?"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.








David W. White writes "Years ago ago those of us who used any *nix desktop ('every morning when you wake up, the house is a little different') were seen as willing to embrace change and spend hours tinkering and configuring until we got new desktop versions to work the way we wanted, while there was an opposite perception of desktop users over in the Mac world ('it just works') and the Windows world ('it's a familiar interface'). However, a recent article in Datamation concludes that 'for better or worse, [Linux desktop users] know what they want — a classic desktop — and the figures consistently show that is what they are choosing in far greater numbers than GNOME, KDE, or any other single graphical interface.' Has the profile of the Linux desktop user changed to a more pragmatic one? Or is it just the psychology of user inertia at work, when one considers the revolt against changes in the KDE, GNOME, UNITY and Windows 8 interfaces in recent times?"

Read more of this story at Slashdot.