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13 posts from August 2011

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why Buy An Ubuntu Certified System?

By Victor Tuson Palau, 15 August 2011

What do Chianti wines, Organic foods, and Spanish Ham have in common with Ubuntu Certified? The simple answer is that they all stand for quality. Chianti is...

Ubuntu Arabic, in print!

By Canonical, 15 August 2011

A beta of Ubuntu Font Family Arabic, in print as part of the testing and debugging process for the Arabic coverage.The magazine is an intriguing tri-lingual...

Thunderbird & Evolution Usability Testing

By Canonical, 4 August 2011

Recently we hired an external consultant to compare the usability of 2 email clients: Thunderbird and Evolution. I have taken some highlights from the report...

Ubuntu helps bridge the digital divide in rural India

By Canonical, 4 August 2011

Powering servers and desktops for rural networking pioneer Summary Airjaldi’s vision is to provide broadband services in rural India where terrain is...