The following articles below were published during the month of November 2012 (times are based on UTC):
After much hard work and nearly a full day of downtime, the 2buntu team is pleased to announce a brand new redesign of the site. The days of running WordPress are behind us and we are now running a custom Django blog created by 2buntu author George Edison (Nathan Osman). Since this was a massive technical undertaking, naturally we still have a few minor hiccups to iron out. We're working on getting all of the images back online and moving the Disqus comments. In the meantime, your feedback is appreciated. Please leave a comment below letting us know what you think. Update: the vast majority of images should work now. Unfortunately the Disqus comments are still a couple of days ...
Yes, the title is right. Ekiga 4.0 has been released after 3 years of waiting. Feels like it's been a lot less. Anyway, this release features a new and improved interface and several fixes, new features, etc, including support for Jabber/XMPP. Unfortunately, in moving to support Gnome better, the tray icon (needed in other environments) has been dropped. Seems Gnome just keeps steam rolling the Linux world with garbage moves. Anyway, more details to come when I can get it installed. Screenshots: http://www.ekiga.org/screenshots
Yes ladies and Gentleman, the wallpaper is already made just one month after Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)'s release! The wallpaper can be seen here: As people say in the comments of this bug (the bug used to track the release of the wallpaper): A completely reversed version of the 12.10 wallpaper... To give you a chance to compare this is the 12.10 wallpaper:
Keep blinking, it won't go away. elementaryOS Luna really does have a Beta release at long last. My Pantheon Desktop as of yesterday I won't bore you with details, but suffice to say if you haven't been testing, you've been missing a lot. There's a completely new desktop and suite of apps, all using GTK+ 3.x and granite to give the Desktop its own unique experience. If you want to read about all the special stuff, hop on over to this page: click me (you know you want to (it's the release announcement lol)). Downloads 32bit: Here. 64bit: Here. Luna is based on Ubuntu 12.04.
Using Pantheon on 12.10? Theme got you down? As you probably have noticed, the elementary GTK theme does not work on Ubuntu 12.10, thanks to changes in GTK+ 3.6 that broke most themes compatible with GTK+ 3.4. However, there is hope for those who still want to use Pantheon, along with all the slick-looking indicators, etc. Evolve, by Satya, works perfectly with Pantheon and all those fancy granite widgets, and ironically, looks similar to elementary, where it matters. To install this theme, just run the following: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:satyajit-happy/themes sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install evolve-gtk-theme Non Ubuntu users can grab evolve from here:">http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Evolve?content=146987
Not one to be left out, Opera has taken up the version hopping strategy. Apparently, according to the Opera dev blog, they are trying to place the catch up game (presumably with Firefox and Chrome), by releasing more often. This means new releases will be less exciting (as with Firefox and Chrome) but at least it should help to satisfy testers and regular users alike, sort of. The new version numbering scheme appears to be based on the number of the year and month, similar to Ubuntu, so for example the latest dev version is Opera 12.11, and the previous release is 12.10.
Windows 8 has been out for some 13 days, and despite spending my hard earned $39.99 on release day, I have yet to post any tips, tricks or reviews. Not a single mention, so let? make it happen. Being that I have used Windows 8 since the first public beta, I saw it grow from its infancy, and despite everyone complaining about the new ?odern UI? I have to say that so far, Windows 8 was well worth the spend, and... Read More
It's no mystery: the computing world is going through its biggest shakeup in history. Many of the big-name companies in various sectors (Apple, RIM, Nokia, HP, etc) are facing a confusing choice of "futures" to choose from. With the release of Windows 8, and the generally negatively-titled response world-wide (sorry Microsoft, but aggressive ad campaigns with paid actors smiling and pretending to like your products is not evidence of success) - many companies seem unsure of whether to jump ship, or hope to ride out the storm. One of those seemingly left in a tail spin, is HP. No doubt HP is continuing to bank at least some of their future on Windows 8, but let's not forget, HP still ...
In a clear bid to belittle the work done in Desktop Linux for the past 16~ years, Engadget, a hub for Windows and Mac users, decided to step out and write a rather disappointing article showcasing and comparing the most obscure and outdated Window Managers they could find. Infuriated does not begin to describe how I feel. I don't care if the author was paid or not, but you could not get me to do trash like that or have it approved if I were the editor. In response, and because I believe it needs to be done, I'm going to write my own articles, showcasing Desktop Linux FOR REAL, and not giving you the fake picture they portrayed. No ...
Our apologies for the confusion regarding MyUnity in 12.10. As I've been very tied up with other things recently, I missed out on a lot of your comments and feedback for a while. It turns out that MyUnity is no longer support in 12.10 as we previously reported, and so I would suggest that you use another application such as Ubuntu Tweak or Unsettings for the time being.