116 posts from 2011


By Marcus Haslam, 16 September 2011

We are about to start the exciting job of branding juju (formerly Ensemble), I’m putting the brief out to you, please share your ideas and suggestions and of course publish them. We do have a deadline, …

New titles in the Ubuntu Software Center

By Canonical, 15 September 2011

Things are really ramping up with submissions into the Ubuntu Software Center. With a app per day being submitted, the packaging team is getting busy keeping up with the cool applications arriving! TRAUMA is likely the …

A monospace that looks like a proportional

By Canonical, 14 September 2011

To join the Ubuntu Monospace beta and give feedback, apply to the ubuntu-typeface-interest team on Launchpad and follow the PPA instructions after being accepted. Timeline Hardly a day has gone by in the last six-months without …

Ubuntu Certification – Program Guide Update

By Victor Tuson Palau, 13 September 2011

Canonical runs the Ubuntu Certification program, providing users with a verified list of Ubuntu compatible systems. For Manufacturers and partners that would like to understand better the certification program, Canonical publishes a guide available to download …

Picturing the end of the road for another cycle

By Canonical, 30 August 2011

First of all a big thank you to everyone who submitted a wallpaper to our collection for the Oneiric release and to all our previous selected contributors who went through the images and selected the fine …

Oil Rush is now available in the Software Center!

By Canonical, 30 August 2011

Unigine Corp has made their Oil Rush game available in the Ubuntu Software Center for pre-order. Oil Rush is a Naval Strategy game and is currently in beta. According to the press release from Unigine, Oil …

Crunch time on the Enterprise Desktop

By Canonical, 26 August 2011

Remember when Windows was the best desktop OS for business users? Seems like a while ago. The rise of browser-based apps, an increasingly mobile workforce and the ever-present threat of malware mean few CIOs would choose …

History of the Alphabet (Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic, Latin, Arabic)

By Canonical, 22 August 2011

The BBC just put up a five-minute audio slideshow “The story of how we got our alphabets” about the development of western writing, starting in 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia with various attempts at proto-writing systems and …

Quick wallpaper update

By Canonical, 17 August 2011

Just a quick update for those of you who are interested. As we speak the contributors whose images were selected for the last release of Ubuntu are sifting through the many many images submitted for the …

Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service (PaaS) in Ubuntu 11.10

By Canonical, 17 August 2011

Great news that Ubuntu 11.10 will include Cloud Foundry, an open source Platform as a Service (PaaS) that enables developers to build, deploy and run Cloud applications. Other PaaS offerings have typically locked you into using …

Dash takes shape for 11.10 Unity

By Mark Shuttleworth, 16 August 2011

Feature freeze for 11.10 brings the likely look and feel of Unity for this release into focus. We’ve moved from Dash Places to Scopes and Lenses, introduced more sophisticated filtering and cleaned up some visual elements.

Ubuntu Server for ARM processors

By Chris Kenyon, 16 August 2011

Fitting more computing capacity into a limited power envelope is one of the key challenges facing data centre designers today. It impacts companies whether they are building a £500 million data centre or simply working how …