Unity8: a project that uses Mir
by Alan Griffiths on 19 December 2018
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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.