MATE 1.6 Released, Install It In Ubuntu [GNOME 2 Fork]

After 8 months of development, MATE 1.6 has been released yesterday and its Ubuntu and Debian repositories have been updated a few hours ago with the latest MATE desktop.

Official Raring T-Shirts, New Notebook Added to Ubuntu Online Shop

New items have been added to the official Ubuntu Shop, including the obligatory ‘new release’ t-shirts.

Canonical update their range of branded goods around one every 6 months, typically before the release of the latest Ubuntu version.

Qupzilla – Cross-platform QtWebKit browser

QupZilla is a new and very fast QtWebKit browser. It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms. This project has been originally started only for educational purposes. But from its start, QupZilla has grown into a feature-rich browser.

QupZilla has all standard functions you expect from a web browser.

Unity’s Slick New Payment Feature Postponed Until Ubuntu 13.10

 Ubuntu 13.04′s Unity desktop will not ship with a new in-Dash payment feature as originally proposed. 

Terminology: More Than A Terminal Emulator (Ubuntu Installation Instructions) Terminology terminal emulator

Terminology is a relatively new terminal emulator written for the Enlightenment desktop, but it can be used in other desktop environments. The application comes with many cool features, some of which do not exist in any other terminal emulator.


Open Source Real Time Strategy Game `0 A.D.` Alpha 13 Available For Download

The thirteenth alpha version of 0 A.D. has been released yesterday, bringing a new civilization: Mauryan Indian, new songs, AI improvements and more. 0 A.D. is an open source, historical real-time strategy game developed by Wildfire Games, that can be played on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.

[How To] Run Unity Next on Your Desktop

‘Facebook Qt’ Offers Linux Users Standalone Social Network Experience

I’m going to mention a certain infamous social networking site and I don’t want you to pelt me with rotten fruit for doing so. Agreed? Awesome. Yes, it’s Facebook app time again.

In-Dash Music Purchasing Proposed for Ubuntu 13.04

In-Dash App Purchase Transaction. Image credit: alecu83

Ubuntu 13.04 wants to let users buy music from the Ubuntu One Music Store directly from the Dash – no web-browser transactions needed.

Audience Media Player Getting Close To A New Release, Help Test It!

Audience is a minimalistic, Gstreamer-based media player written in Vala. The second Audience release is getting close and its developers have invited users to help test it. There aren't any major new features since the previous release, but a large amount of bugs have been fixed recently.

Minimalistic E17 Linux Distribution `Bodhi Linux` 2.3.0 Available For Download

Bodhi Linux, a minimalistic Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that uses the Enlightenment Desktop (E17) by default, has reached version 2.3.0.

WUBI To Be Dropped from Ubuntu 13.04, Windows Users Lose Out

WUBI, the Windows-side installer for Ubuntu, is likely to be dropped from Ubuntu 13.04.

[How To] Reset Unity & Compiz in Ubuntu 12.10 and 13.04

Ever wondered how you can reset Unity and Compiz back to their default settings? 

Providing you are confident enough with the command line you’ll find that it’s a pretty easy thing to do.

‘Copy’ – New Cloud Storage Service With Apt Name, Linux Client

If I said you could have 5 GB of online storage for free, with the option to earn a bit extra by persuading others to sign up; be able to share you files publicly, and could sync files straight from the Ubuntu desktop – what would you say?

VirtualBox 4.2.10 released and ubuntu installation instructions included

VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.


Hands on With New Linux Twitter App ‘Birdie’

Twitter clients for Linux. Once upon there were a swathe of them. Like Mogwai fed after midnight, newer ones seemed to appear with crazy frequency.

Think You Saw Unity In Last Night’s Doctor Who?

Hands up if you watched the return of Doctor Who yesterday, in the tech-laden episode ‘The Bells of St. John’?

That’s a lot of hands.

Now put your hands up if you think you spotted Ubuntu’s Unity desktop being used by Miss Kislet‘s shady soul-snatching organisation?

Fewer hands. But I can see why you’d think that…

DockBarX Available As An Xfce Panel Plugin

Thanks to TiZ, who has been working on the Xfce panel port for some time, DockBarX can now be used as an Xfce panel plugin and with it, users can get an icon-only application switcher / taskbar with grouping and group manipulation, pin applications to the panel and, of course, take advantage of the DockBarX plugins: get Unity quicklists, counters and progress bars as wel

Steam March Survey Stats: Linux Usage Has Decreased

In February, the Valve Steam Hardware & Software Survey stats have revealed that 2.02% of Steam users run Linux, a huge increase from January (1.12%). Oddly, the survey stats for March have revealed a decrease and Linux users running Steam are now at ~1.70%.

One reason for this [...]

Most Highly Anticipated Android Smartphones for 2013

This past year was a fantastic one for the Android community. The year started out strong with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and quickly got better with fantastic offerings from HTC, Motorola and LG.

Smart Scopes ‘Not Mature Enough’ to Ship in Ubuntu 13.04

Smart Scopes will not ship as part of the Ubuntu 13.04 desktop as originally planned. 

Minimal GNOME Video Player ‘Snappy’ Hits 0.3, Improves Feature Set

Does Linux really need yet another video player? Probably not. But is it cool to have yet another anyway? For sure!

Ubuntu Powered Promo Booth? You Bet [Ubuntu In The Wild]

Every day we walk past and interact with machines that run Linux, without ever noticing. 

But every now and then these machines go wrong, and their underlying OS is exposed for all to see.

Lightworks’ Linux Beta Gets April Release Date

Longing to try the professional-grade video editor Lightworks on Linux? Well, you don’t have long to wait. 

The first public beta release of the linux build of Lightworks is scheduled for April 30th.

S06E05 – The Good, The Bad and the Ubuntu

We’re back! More cake. More chat. We’re Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, and The Podcats. We’re here in Studio A for the fifth episode of Season (Series) Six of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!

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