elementary OS Gets Its Own AppCenter

The elementary OS team has released the first version of AppCenter, a tool used to install and remove software, designed to be beautiful, fast and lightweight.

SopCast Application TV-Maxe Adds Recording Feature, More

TV-Maxe, an application to watch TV stations online using various streams, such as SopCast, has reached version 0.09.

Raring’s Smart Scopes Service Arrival Delayed, Coming April 1st

Raring testers expecting to find Ubuntu’s new ‘Smart Scopes’ feature landing on their desktops today (March 25th)  will be disappointed – it’s arrival

Xnoise 0.2.16 released and installation instructions included

Xnoise is a media player for GTK+ with an intuitive user interface, great speed and lots of features.

Xnoise allows listening to music and playing video in a very intuitive way: You can easily search the library and drag each artist, album or title to the tracklist (to any position in any order).

Blackberry Hint At Convergent Future for Their Mobile OS

Ubuntu’s goal to run one OS across multiple devices is forward thinking – so much so that it seems other operating systems are now keen to get in on the act.

Ubuntu To Become The Official OS Of China

Canonical, the makers of Ubuntu have announced that they will be officially affiliated with the Chinese government to bring a new Ubuntu based OS to the Chinese population.

Twitter Core App Cancelled for Ubuntu Touch

Tweets displayed on Ubuntu Touch

War In a Box: Paper Tanks Ubuntu Review

Take a typical tower defence format, throw in some home-made visuals, and add a bevvy of BB pellets. What do you get? You get a stonker of a game, that’s what!

4 Simple Tweaks to Increase Unity Performance

Unity has serious performance issues. Improvements are slowly starting to trickle in, but even then, the current state of affairs leaves a lot to be desired.

Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta1 Screenshots

The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer. The Raring Ringtail Beta 1 Release of Ubuntu 13.04 give you a preview of the next version of Ubuntu.

KDE Plasma Media Center Released, How to Install Plasma Media Center 1.0 in Ubuntu 12.10?

Plasma Media Center 1.0 just got released. In case you're wondering, Plasma Media Center (PMC) is aimed towards a unified media experience on PCs, Tablets, Netbooks, TVs and any other device that is capable of running KDE software. Built on Plasma and KDE technologies, PMC is expected to become the XBMC of KDE. Plasma Media Center is still in its very early stages of development.

Ubuntu13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Beta 1 Released

Welcome to the Raring Ringtail Beta 1 release, which will in time become the 13.04 release.

This alpha features images for Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, UbuntuKylin, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Studio and Xubuntu.

S06E04 – Some Like It Ubuntu

We’re here with cake and an interview. We’re Alan Pope, Mark Johnson, Tony Whitmore, Laura Cowen, and The Podcats. We’re here in Studio A for the fourth episode of Season (Series) Six of the Ubuntu Podcast from the UK LoCo Team!

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Coming to Linux




Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition will be coming to Linux.

Hotline Miami is Coming to Linux

Hotline Miami is a 2D top-down action video game by Dennaton Games, blending top down perspective with stealth, extreme violence and surreal storytelling, along with a soundtrack and visuals influenced by 1980s culture. The game has a Metacritic score of 86/100. Hotline Miami was a Windows only game until recently.

PhotoFiltreLX – Quick, simple image editing on Linux

The PhotoFiltre LX project has begun, this is an effort to bring quick, simple image editing on Linux to the masses. After PhotoFiltre LX is developed it will be enhanced with more features and functionality. Apart from PhotoFiltre being my favourite image editor it is also extremely popular with many other people who would like to use it on Linux for its speed and simplicity.

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Raring Updates Software Center Icon

A new icon for the Ubuntu Software Center has landed in Raring. 

Bastion is on Humble Bundle Weekly Sale Now, Announces their Next Big Title: "Transistor", Trailer Looks Fantastic, No Confirmation on Supported Platforms Though [Video]

You never get tired of pay-what-you-want Humble Bundles. This time it's just a weekly sale that will last for 5 more days and the game on demand is none other than Bastion, the immensely popular and multi-platform action-RPG. Bastion is one of the most downloaded games in Ubuntu Software Center.

Multi-Account Support Added to Linux E-Mail App ‘Geary’

A new release of desktop e-mail app Geary is now available, and adds a number of significant improvements over previous versions.

Geary, made by Yorba, the same development team behind photo app Shotwell, is billed as a ‘lightweight’ alternative to bigger, bulkier apps like Thunderbird or Evolution.

'Kerbal Space Program' Linux Version Confirmed, Demo Available

Kerbal Space Program is a sandbox-style space flight simulator game.

Humble Weekly Sale Launches, Buy ‘Bastion’ for $1

Beginning with BastionThe Humble Bundle have opened a new game promotion deal: the Humble Weekly Sale.

Dungeon Fray Update, Now Available on Desura

Dungeon Fray is a fast paced roguelike puzzle game featuring three playable classes, randomly generated levels, turn based combat and unlockable achievements and perks.



The game is inspired by popular roguelike games DCSS and Desktop Dungeons.

Ubuntu To Halve Support Window for ‘Regular’ Releases

Non-LTS releases of Ubuntu will see their support periods halved from Ubuntu 13.04 onwards.

In an attempt to save time, money and effort, ‘regular’ releases of Ubuntu going forward are to be supported for 9 months  down from the traditional period of 18 months.

Ubuntu 13.04 Default Wallpapers Released [Download Link Included]

We have a winner or should I say winners? During every release cycle, Canonical conducts a wallpaper contest on Flickr through which they select the final set of default wallpapers for Ubuntu. Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail was no different and user submissions crossed 300 mark even though there were strict rules such as one wallpaper per person and similar. 

Minuum Keyboard Project: Taking Conventional On-Screen Keyboard to the Next Level [Video]

An interesting project recently popped up in indiegogo.com, one of the many KickStarter-like crow-funding alternatives out there.

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