Posts Tagged ‘canonical’

Relocating windows buttons in Ubuntu themes

Monday, March 29th, 2010

Much has been discussed recently over the location of windows buttons [ Maximize, Minimize, Close. etc ] in the upcoming release of Ubuntu Lucid [10.04].

Two school of thoughts in argument over if Ubuntu should look more like “Windows” or should it emulate the “Mac” when it comes to the window buttons placement…

At SGLNX, we shall quell this rhetorical debate….. by letting the users decide what to put on the top-left or the top-right for every window in Ubuntu. The solution is actually simple and a no-brainer.

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Canonical To port iTunes And Photoshop To Ubuntu

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Ubuntuforums had an official post from Canonical asking users to submit recommended apps in a survey site.

In the survey, a preselected list of apps for voting includes closed-sourced applications such as ITunes, Photoshop, Spotify and Pandora.

Would the upcoming Ubuntu distro include these applications if the demand is large enough? Will Canonical implementation be Wine-based of the popular applications originally created on only the Windows platform? Or will it be coded natively on Linux?

If these closed source apps are created originally for Windows, eg Apple’s ITunes and Adobe’s Photoshop, how is Canonical going to convince them to code for Linux?

Many argue the fact that opensource linux OS users aren’t a large significant market and therefore many paid apps are not developed for the linux platform. But the recent rise of popularity of Ubuntu and its variants may just shake up the market share of users on linux and attract such developers to write apps for the rising numbers of Linux users.

Source : WebUpd8 Canonical To Bring Closed Source Apps Like iTunes And Photoshop To Ubuntu?!?!.

Shuttleworth Steps Down As Canonical CEO

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Will Canonical be in good hands of the new CEO after Mark Shuttleworth?

Source :OSDIR: Shuttleworth Steps Down As Canonical CEO.

New Dell Netbook ships with Ubuntu Moblin Netbook Remix!

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Dell will begin shipping the first netbook pre-installed with Moblin OS today!

The Moblin Mini 10V will be priced at US$299 and can be customized with the usual desired addons from Dell. The Moblin OS is based on Linux and features an easy to use point and click user interface with built-in social networking applications such as Facebook/Twitter/IM/etc.

Though this is not officially available in Singapore, those whom are interested in trying out the Ubuntu Moblin OS from Dell are free to download the installable image file from Dell’s http file server. Installation instructions here.

Dell’s Moblin’s Wiki page here

A demo video of how the user interface of Moblin looks like below:

Source : Phoronix and Engadget

Ubuntu Karmic Koala 9.10 Alpha 4 released

Friday, August 14th, 2009

UbuntuIt’s been a few months since the release of Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Alpha 3. Announced by Canonical’s Steve Langasek, the latest alpha release contains package updates and the it is based on Linux 2.6.31-rc5 kernel. Some notable features this current Karmic Koala alpha release:

1) Ubuntu One integration
2) Gnome 2.2.74
3) IM client Pidgin is out, and replaced by Empathy
4) Intel UXA acceleration method instead of EXA
5) GCC 4.4 instead of GCC4.3 as compiler
6) GRUB2 as default boot loader

Full list of Alpha 4 release features/changelog here

One of Karmic Koala’s goal is to achieve a boot time of less than 10 seconds, if so, then it is a serious contender in comparison to the upcoming Windows 7, which aims to boot in less than 15 seconds.

Try it today. Download it here!

Source : Phoronix

Ubuntu Dapper 6.06 LTS reaches end of life.

Tuesday, July 14th, 2009

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long Term Support) is considered the first linux distribution that offered support committed by its makers at Canonical for up to 3 years!

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Desktop

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Desktop

However, as the LTS is only for up to 3 years for its desktop version, the Ubuntu 6.06 LTS will reach its end of life today, 14th July 2009.

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Make Ubuntu complete with these additional installations!

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

Since Canonical created Ubuntu for the masses, it has encouraged many users to try linux and eventually switch over to linux completely.

The ease of trying out with its Live CD and GUI installation with support of most common hardware makes it more popular for linux beginners.

According to DistroWatch, Ubuntu is still the top of the preferred list of linux distribution. The Ubuntu packs in all the necessary tools and drivers for a fresh installation on any PC so that it can boot up into a working desktop/laptop without the user having to have any terminal or sudo knowledge at all. This is one of the main key advantage of Ubuntu when compared to other linux distributions. So successful such that some recent linux distributions try to emulate them and even use Ubuntu’s software repositories to update their own distributions. eg Linux Mint, GoS, etc.

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