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Ubuntu Desktop Weekly Update: December 1, 2017

by Will Cooke on 1 December 2017

GNOME GNOME Disk Utility If you have snaps installed and open the Disks utility, your snaps appear as loop devices. We found this to be confusing and a bit messy, so we have proposed a fix …

Desktop

Switching from Unity to Gnome-Shell: first challenges

by Iain Lane on 3 July 2017

I work at Canonical, on the desktop team. The team works on Ubuntu Desktop, publishing a release every six months containing the fruits of our efforts — or at least those ones that are ready enough …

Desktop

Ubuntu 16.10 brings Unity 8 to desktop and more snap installations

by Amrisha Prashar on 3 November 2016

The recent release of Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak includes a developer preview of Unity 8 for desktop and the installation of snaps! The universal ‘snap’ Linux packages combine both container and packaging technologies to give developers …

Desktop

Low Graphics Mode in Unity 7

by Will Cooke on 19 September 2016

Unity 7 has had a low graphics mode for a long time but recently we’ve been making it better. Improvements have been made to reduce the amount of visual effects that are seen while running in …

Phone and tablet

Cleaning up scopes settings

by Pawel Stolowski on 11 June 2015

The scopes architecture on Unity 7, which provides the Ubuntu shell and default UX experience on current desktops, and Unity 8, which powers the phone and soon the convergent desktop, differ to a large degree when …

Ubuntu

Unity Technologies releases 4.0 including game export for Ubuntu

by Canonical on 15 November 2012

The Unity cross-platform development tool version 4 has been released from beta into the growing world of Ubuntu game development. Every Unity developer is now only a few clicks away from publishing in the Ubuntu Software …

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Humble Indie Bundle 6 brings six new games to the Ubuntu Software Center

by Canonical on 18 September 2012

UPDATE: We’ve just added four more amazing titles to the Humble Indie Bundle 6! If you’ve already picked up a bundle, you’ll find BIT.TRIP RUNNER, Gratuitous Space Battles, Jamestown, and Wizorb available now if you beat …

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Holistic UI is smarter UX

by Mark Shuttleworth on 27 March 2012

It’s only by looking at the whole, that we can design great experiences. And only by building a community of both system and application developers that care about the whole, that we can make those designs …

Ubuntu

The Unity design process (and how you can play a part in it)

by Canonical on 16 February 2012

How is Unity designed? How can I contribute to this process? Why did you make thus and such decision? The Unity Design Team is frequently asked these questions, and this article aims to de-mystify our design …

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Introducing the HUD. Say hello to the future of the menu.

by Mark Shuttleworth on 24 January 2012

The HUD replaces traditional menus in applications targeting Unity. Say what you mean, instead of navigating through a tree of options. Initially the HUD is shaped as a fast and smart look-ahead search through menus, but …

Ubuntu

Ubuntu TV discussions hot up

by Mark Shuttleworth on 27 November 2011

Threads are coalescing around the concept of an Ubuntu TV experience, driven by Unity.