In a recent Ubuntu technical board meeting, it was decided to:
The winning wallpapers from Ubuntu’s bi-annual wallpaper contest have been announced.
Ubuntu Speech Recognition app is shaping up nicely. During the first video preview of the Ubuntu Speech Recognition software, author did promise open sourcing of the app. He has kept his promise.
Shotwell 0.14 – You Can Finally Hide The Sidebar
A new release of photo management and editing tool ‘Shotwell’ is available for download.
Primarily focusing on fixes, Shotwell 0.14 brings numerous improvements. These include:
Lightworks has been in an exclusive limited-access beta for Linux for several months
Yes, it seems like a lifetime ago that Lightworks first gave word of its plans to port itself to Linux and open-source its codebase.
New Location, Same Ol’ Legal Notice
Canonical has added a legal notice to Ubuntu’s ‘About this Computer‘ window in a recent update to Ubuntu 13.04.
Unity Tweak Tool is a relatively new application that allows you to configure Unity, providing access to settings buried deep in Dconf-Tools or CCSM.
ownCloud is a free software alternative to proprietary web services such a Dropbox, Google Calendar and more. You can install it on your computer or web server and access (and share) your files from any OS, since ownCloud comes with desktop clients for Windows, Mac OSX and Linux as well as mobile clients for Android and iOS.
Quick update: now that Ubuntu GNOME is an official Ubuntu flavour, it can make use of the Ubuntu infrastructure, and the first daily builds are now available for download:
Kazam is a simple screen recording program that will capture the content of your screen and record a video file that can be played by any video player that supports VP8/WebM video format.
Optionally you can record sound from any sound input device that is supported and visible by PulseAudio.
Install Kazam in ubuntu
An improved, smarter and more diverse search experience will feature in Ubuntu 13.04.
Smarter Dash Searches Included in Unity 7
We’re back! More cake. More chat. We’re Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, Laura Cowen, and The Podcats. We’re here in Studio A for the third episode of Season (Series) Six of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!
Third-party smartphone apps have been there from the early Symbian days. But the revolution really took off with the arrival of iOS and Android. Android and iOS with their centralized app store concept managed to attract tons of users as well as developers.
Yoyo Games' popular cross-platform game creation tool GameMaker: Studio now supports publishing to Ubuntu Linux platform.
tmux is a terminal multiplexer: it enables a number of terminals to be created, accessed, and controlled from a single screen. tmux may be detached from a screen and continue running in the background, then later reattached.
Ubuntu 12.04 was codenamed “Precise Pangloin”
Ubuntu 12.04 user? Look out for an update coming shortly that brings with it some much needed fixes to the Unity 2D interface.
The default GNOME icon theme isn't very popular among GNOME users, mainly because of the default folder icons, which many label as ugly (here's an example). However, with GNOME 3.8, the folder icons will use a different color which attempts to fix this, but is it enough?