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.

Weather App Stormcloud Adds New Customisation Options

Desktop weather tool Stormcloud has been updated with a handful of new customisation options.

Unity Tweak Tool is Now Available in Raring

The new contender for everyone’s favourite tweak tool has been approved for inclusion in the official Raring repositories. So get out there and download it folks!

Download The Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail Community Wallpapers

The Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail community wallpapers have been revealed today. They haven't landed in Ubuntu 13.04 by default yet but if you can't wait, you can download them already.

Ubuntu Technical Board Meeting Decisions Regarding The New Release Proposals

In a recent Ubuntu technical board meeting, it was decided to:

Ubuntu 13.04 Winning Wallpapers Revealed

The winning wallpapers from Ubuntu’s bi-annual wallpaper contest have been announced.

Open Source Ubuntu Speech Recognition App is Shaping up Nicely, Already Installable in Ubuntu!

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 Released With Improved RAW Handling, Facebook Upload Tweaks

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:

Easily Backup IMAP Email Accounts Using nopriv.py

nopriv.py is a Python script that allows you to back up your emails, which supports any IMAP compatible email accounts, such as Gmail for instance.

Beautiful Numix GTK3 Theme Released

The GTK3 theme many of you have asked about in our previous posts has been released: it's called Numix and it comes a flat, modern look with square corners, a dark panel and dark window theme with dark menus.

Award Winning Game 'FEZ' Coming to Linux

Phil Fish's award winning puzzle/platformer game FEZ will come to Linux. The game has received pretty great reviews from critics and users (rated 89% on metacritic).



New Lightworks Video Shows Off Progress on Linux Client

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. 

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