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Unity 7 Fast-tracked Into Ubuntu 13.04

Unity 7 Fast-tracked Into Ubuntu 13.04

Unity 7 Ubuntu developer Michael writes in his blog that his feature freeze extension request in launchpad has been approved.  Because of this feature freeze, Unity 7 will now ship as a component of 13.04.  He writes: It’s a lot of new code, but it should all be available in a PPA in the next


Indie Game Dev Rotating Canvas Develop Google Play Lens For Ubuntu

Independent games developer Rotating Canvas has been developing a Google Play lens for Ubuntu which is now available for installation!  The lens allow you to search apps in the Google Play store, though not much else, so the practical use of this lens is yet to be discovered, but we’re sure something interesting will come


Why Fedora 18 Will Be The Practical Choice For Vanilla Enthusiasts

You’ve come a long way, baby We all know about the rocky road that Gnome 3 has been travelling on since March of last year.  Not since KDE 4.0 has a desktop environment been met with such community backlash and perceived exodus.  I say “perceived” because that’s what it is.  In the world of Linux, these things


Sexy “Previews” Set To Land In Ubuntu 12.10

New features are coming to a crawl as the Ubuntu team approaches the October release date of Ubuntu 12.10, though one new feature has surprisingly reared it pretty little head.  Previews.  The idea is simple enough, but very well and attractively executed. If you’re like me, you spend an awful lot of time in the


Thunderfork: Canonical’s Chance To Expand Its Ecosystem With Thunderbird

Bipolar Disorder With the recent news that Mozilla will no longer be innovating with new versions of Thunderbird, many Ubuntu users might be left wondering what this will mean for their favorite distribution’s default suite of software.  In fact, it seems like Canonical has had it’s hands full over the last two years trying to


Gimp 2.8: So Close, Yet So Far, Yet So Close

  The long-awaited and much anticipated 2.8 release of GIMP is right around the corner!  Wait, I know, you’ve heard this before.  You were expecting it at the end of 2010, and then in 2011, and so on…  Well, fear not because it’s really coming in less than 45 days!  Want proof?  Nothing could be


Get Some Stickers and Learn Dvorak on Ubuntu

Dvorak.  Have you ever heard of it?  It’s an alternate keyboard layout that aims for speed and efficiency.  While not entirely perfect for lefties, it is definitely an improvement overall.  Now (then, anytime in the past) you can learn Dvorak too! Install ‘dvorak7min’ either through the software center or the usual, much faster way; sudo apt-get install dvorak7min This