10 posts from July 2009

New individual desktop services

By Canonical, 31 July 2009

The last few years have seen a dramatic increase in the size and reach of the Ubuntu community while netbooks have brought many new consumer users to Ubuntu. Other advances in user interface design, device compatibility …

Canonical to offer Ubuntu Desktop support and services

By Canonical, 31 July 2009

New offerings to individuals and small businesses to ease transition to fastest growing Linux desktop Canonical, the founder of the Ubuntu project,announced today it has launched new support services for individuals using Ubuntu desktop – and …

Distributed user testing of archive behavior in Ubuntu

By Canonical, 28 July 2009

In response to two paper cuts, “Have the file-roller automatically extract an archive on double click” and “‘Archive Manager’ doesn’t mean anything if you don’t know what an ‘archive’ is”, the Canonical Design Team devised a …

Karmic desktop contest script

By Canonical, 24 July 2009

I wrote a quick-and-dirty Haskell script to download photos from the Karmic Desktop Contest, setting a new photo as your desktop background every ten minutes. Make sure you cabal install flickr first.

Canonical releases source code for Launchpad

By Canonical, 21 July 2009

Release of Launchpad to encourage innovation Canonical, the founder of the Ubuntu project, announced today that it has open-sourced the code that runs Launchpad, the software development and collaboration platform used by tens of thousands of …

Featured paper cut: Nautilus, simplified

By Canonical, 20 July 2009

I thought I’d share a fun paper cut from this week’s milestone that has seen some interesting developments. The proposed changes (and discussion) have grown larger than paper cut size, but some progress was made (resulting …

Ubuntu Flickr photo submissions

By Canonical, 17 July 2009

The flickr group photos are coming along very well! ( ) Keep up the good work!

Karmic wallpapers

By Canonical, 9 July 2009

Ubuntu would like to include a beautiful set of images for our users to choose from in our next release. In order to accomplish this we have set up a wiki page to explain things and …

Test drive Ubuntu on your Mac with

By Canonical, 7 July 2009

During Gran Canaria Desktop Summit, Ivanka Majic, Kalle Persson, Andreas Nilsson, and I had a conversation about exposing designers to the growing momentum behind free software usability and design. People interested in contributing graphic design or …

Canonical delves deeper into the cloud, launches Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud services

By Canonical, 1 July 2009

Partners with Eucalyptus to offer ‘private cloud’ assessment, proof-of-concept and support services. Canonical, the founder of the Ubuntu project, today launched new professional services to help and support users building ‘private clouds’, cloud infrastructures behind a …