8 Major Mobile Carriers Join Ubuntu Touch Advisory Group

Several high-profile telecom carriers have signalled their interest in Ubuntu Touch, Canonical’s mobile platform.

Synapse Indicator: New Search AppIndicator Based On Synapse Launcher

Synapse Indicator is a new, unofficial search indicator created for elementary OS. The application should also work under Unity, the Ubuntu GNOME fallback session or in Cairo Dock.

How To Set Up A Wireless Hotspot (Access Point Mode) That Supports Android In Ubuntu

A wireless hotspot enables a computer to serve as a router over Wi-Fi. Ubuntu lets you easily create a wireless hotspot by using the Network Manager, but it uses an ad hoc network and most Android and Windows Phone devices can't connect to such networks.

Help Improve The Product Search Experience in Unity

Ubuntu’s design team want to know how you use Unity’s Dash to search for products.

In a survey running until June 24th, users are being invited to share their approach to search with Unity’s designers.

Dual Monitor Brightness Controller for Ubuntu

Ever wanted to control the brightness of your multi monitor setup independently but from the same place? 

I know some of you reading this do as you’ve previously mailed in and asked if we knew of a solution.

Well, we found one.

Gnome Encfs Manager

The Gnome Encfs Manager (or short GEncfsM) is an easy to use manager and mounter for encfs stashes featuring per-stash configuration, Gnome Keyring support, a tray menu inspired by Cryptkeeper but using the AppIndicator API and lots of unique features.

Ubuntu 13.10 Tweaks Dash Click Behaviour

If you’ve used a recent release of Ubuntu’s Unity desktop then you’ll know that opening apps, files and folders from the Dash requires nothing more than a left-click

But in Ubuntu 13.10 that behaviour has changed. And it’s a little annoying.

How To Install Compass.app on Ubuntu

Tired of typing out repetitive CSS? Made the switch to Sass and Compass but can’t remember what terminal commands to use? Compass.app might be just the tool you need!

Ubuntu Touch Apps Available In Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu’s convergent goal is to have one OS running across multiple devices. No separate forks; no custom remixes, just one Ubuntu, with different faces depending on the screen it’s being viewed on.

How To Mount The Google Nexus 4 on Ubuntu

Having trouble trying to mouth the Google Nexus 4 on Ubuntu? Judging by our post-bag over the last few months you wouldn’t be alone.

Try The New LibreOffice Flat Icon Set

It looks like LibreOffice will get a new set of flat icons, based on Gnome's symbolic icons. The icon set isn't completed yet, but you can try it already - below you'll find instructions on how to easily try the new icons.

Lubuntu 13.10 Changes: Firefox, zRAM Added By Default, LightDM Used For The Lock Screen

After an update today, Lubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, the LXDE Ubuntu flavour, has switched to Firefox as the default web browser, replacing Chromium, which is a bit of a surprise, considering that Ubuntu 13.10 may switch from Firefox to Chromium.

Variety Wallpaper Changer 0.4.15 Released With Cinnamon 1.8 And MATE 1.6 Support

Variety is a wallpaper changer that automatically downloads wallpapers from sources such as Wallbase, Flickr, Wallpapers.net, Desktoppr, NASA Astronomy Picture of the Day as well as World Sunlight Map: a live Earth wallpaper whi

Ezame: A New Menu Editor For Unity

Ezame is a new menu editor especially created for Unity, though it should work with other desktop environments as well.

XSensors: Lets you Monitor CPU Temperatures in Ubuntu

Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" has its share of issues, at least for me. One of the most annoying one being the return of overheating bug (in Intel Core i3 hardware) which plagued me during the Ubuntu 11.04 release cycle (if I remember it correctly).

Glances – CLI curses based monitoring tool for GNU/Linux

Glances is a CLI curses based monitoring tool for GNU/Linux and BSD OS.Glances uses the PsUtil library to get information from your system.It is developed in Python.


S06E16 – I Know What You Did Last Ubuntu

We’re back with the sixteenth episode of Season Six of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team! Alan Pope is on a boat somewhere in the Midlands but Mark Johnson is back with Tony Whitmore

Developers Continue Debate on Default Browser for 13.10

The debate as to which web browser will come installed by default on Ubuntu 13.10 continues. 

System76 Unveil New Haswell-Powered Ultra-Thin Ubuntu Laptop

The world’s first ultra-thin laptop to use Intel’s Iris Pro graphics has today been unveiled by Ubuntu-dedicated hardware company System76.

Intel’s new Iris Pro graphics, which is said to deliver up to 2x the performance over their existing integrated graphics.

Availability of Dell XPS with Ubuntu Confusing Buyers

Trying to buy Dell’s developer-orientated Ubuntu laptop – the XPS 13 – is a confusing affair at present.

Several readers have contacted us to say that the device is no longer being offered for sale on the Dell US website.

Dear Esther Linux Port Available for Download

A native Linux port of adventure game Dear Esther – sold as part of the recent Humble Indie Bundle 8 – is now available for download.

How to install Intel(R) Linux Graphics drivers on ubuntu 13.04

Linux* graphics is an ongoing field of interest at Intel’s Open Source Technology Center (OTC). Community contributions range from driver development and refinement to widespread project involvement, with a particular focus on advancing standards for Open Source graphics. Current OTC graphics work covers a broad range of efforts and projects, such as: :


Ubuntu’s Best Selling Apps for May 2013

The ten best-selling Ubuntu applications during the month of May have been revealed.

May Stats Show Steam For Linux Use Declining

Has interest in Steam for Linux peaked? Judging by recent stats collected by the popular gaming service, a decline is evident.

May results for the Steam Hardware & Software Survey show a drop in the number of Linux users for the third consecutive month.

SimpleScreenRecorder: Powerful Screen Recording Software For Linux

SimpleScreenRecorder is a Qt screen recorder for Linux which, despite its name, comes with more features than other similar tools. The application is very easy to use and the default settings should be enough for most cases, so usually you won't need to change any settings.
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