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222 posts from 2010

Papercuts: Litmus test

By Canonical, 26 November 2010

Papercuts Natty cycle depends on you!What’s new this cycle and How you can get involved.

Here come the Ninjas

By Canonical, 25 November 2010

Announcing an all new team focused on fixing bugs, Papercuts Ninja team, and why you should be excited!

Paper cuts need you!

By Canonical, 19 November 2010

You won’t be surprised to hear that I am on the Papercutters team and, in that capacity, was on the receiving end of an email from Vish who points out a couple of things: 1) Only …

The monospace is coming

By Canonical, 18 November 2010

In contrast to a proportionally spaced font a the characters in a monospace occupy all exactly the same width. In the past monospace type was used on typewriters, and more recently in some specialised printing environments …

Usability Testing of Unity

By Canonical, 13 November 2010

In preparation for UDS, we conducted usability testing of Unity with general public users. We are now better informed as to where we should expend further efforts to enhance the experience for users working with Unity. …

This week in design – 12 November 2010

By Canonical, 12 November 2010

The theme of this week’s update is one of cool stuff that we came across this week in the world of open source. You’ll know from Christian’s blog post a while ago that we’re really interested …

AMTRON delivers 28,000 Ubuntu-based PCs to students in Assam

By Canonical, 10 November 2010

India-based government information and communication technologies (ICT) provider The Assam Electronics Development Corporation (AMTRON) needed to provide every Assam student who achieved 60 per cent or higher in their school leaving exams with a free PC. …

La Gendarmerie Nationale upgrades 85,000 PCs to Ubuntu Desktop Edition

By Canonical, 10 November 2010

Summary La Gendarmerie Nationale's IT team must ensure that the police force can provide a responsive and cost-effective service nationwide. With growing IT infrastructure costs, the organisation decided to review its existing Microsoft based environment. After …

Canonical welcomes new partners following latest Ubuntu 10.10 release

By Canonical, 10 November 2010

Ubuntu 10.10 launch in October drew strong partner interest Canonical, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, announced today the signing of several significant partnerships following the release last month of Ubuntu 10.10. Boxed Ice, Opsview, Riptano, Unoware, …

Lower the cost of your data centre with IBM and Canonical webcast

By Canonical, 8 November 2010

Please join IBM and Canonical on Tuesday, 16 November 2010 at 9:00am PDT / 12:00noon EDT / 15:00pm GMT to hear how the combination of IBM and Canonical technologies help organizations build or expand a data …

This week in design – 5 November 2010

By Canonical, 5 November 2010

We’re back! Phew! What a fortnight! Did you miss us? We all got back from Orlando, Florida this week and prepared to kick off the Natty development cycle in style. UDS-N was a great event and …

Of hinting and tables

By Canonical, 4 November 2010

I hope regular readers of the design blogs don’t think that we have abandoned our programme of telling you all about the font development – I know it’s been a while since the last post. The …