Darktable 3 is a beautiful Christmas gift

Version 3 of the popular photo management an RAW processing software Darktable was released on December 24, 2019, and what a beautiful christmas gift for photographers it is. On the outside, the program sports a rewritten GUI suitable for 4K and 5K monitors with three new themes (gray, dark, darker). On the inside, according to […]

Thunderbird 68 arrives late in Ubuntu

At the end of August 2019 the ESR version 68 (ESR stands for Extended Support Release) of the popular mail client Mozilla Thunderbird was released. The release is a continuation of a development that started with Thunderbird 60. The user interface now comes with the settings moved into a tab (as seen before in Firefox). […]

Ubuntu 19.04 benefits from a fresh Gnome Desktop

On April 18, 2019, Ubuntu 19.04 alias “Disco Dingo” was released. Like each of the semi-annual upgrades of the popular Linux distribution, it comes with refreshed software packages and a new kernel (Linux 5.0.0). But it’s the standard desktop Gnome, that makes it worth updating. Already released in March, Gnome 3.32 brings a number of […]

After 15 years, Inkscape 1.0 is on the horizon

Nine months after the last release the developers of Inkscape have released an update to version 0.92.4. However, some other news may be more exiting for users of the vector graphics program: After 15 years of existence of the Inkscape project with 0.x version numbers the Alpha version 1.0 is now released for testing. Neither […]

Mozilla Thunderbird enters new era with build-in delay

Ever since Mozilla more or less put their email client on the sidetrack, it’s been pretty quiet about the Thunderbird. If anything, there was rather bad news about the stalled development, the old-fashioned design and dragged bugs. This might change with the long-awaited version jump from Thunderbird 52 to 60. This is literally “breaking” news, […]

Ubuntu 18.10 brings fresh software

On 19 October 2018 Ubuntu 18.10 “Cosmic Cuttlefish” was published. Other then ist LTS predecessor 18.04, this version is only supported for nine months. However, it brings fresher software through the bank. At the heart of the system is Kernel 4.18, which works with numerous driver and performance improvements. Ubuntu’s standard desktop has been updated […]

LibreOffice 6.1: news for the eye and under the hood

Just over six months after the release of LibreOffice 6, version 6.1 has been published – or, as the Document Foundation, the group behind the office package, proudly reports, the second major release of the 6 family. The upgrade will not land in the official repositories of Ubuntu 18.04. However to install it, you may […]

Firefox 60 bringt gute und schlechte Neuerungen

Die am 9. Mai 2018 erschienene Version 60 des Browsers Mozilla Firefox bringt laut Veröffentlichungs-Hinweisen zwar “für jeden etwas”. Gut möglich, dass aber die Anzeige werblicher Inhalte – des sogenannten “sponsored content” –  beim Öffnen neuer Tabs die meiste Aufregung hervorruft. Es ist ja nicht das erste Mal, das Firefox negativ auffällt mit “kreativen” Refinanzierungs-Ideen […]

(Deutsch) Gimp 2.10 erschienen

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Gestatten: Ubuntalog, ein Software-Katalog für Ubuntu

Pünktlich zum Erscheinungstermin der Ubuntu-Version 18.04 “Bionic Beaver” startet dieser Software-Katalog für Ubuntu. Er ist zugegebenermaßen subjektiv, erhebt auch keinen Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit, möchte aber in möglichst vielen Themenbereichen die “beste” Software für Linux präsentieren. Vielleicht ist sogar die eine oder andere Anwendung dabei, die noch nicht jede und jeder kennt. Natürlich kommt eine solche […]