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15 posts from May 2010

Last week in London and Brussels

By Canonical, 31 May 2010

I spent the first part of last week in a small room in London with Andrea Cimitan, Daniel Foré and Otto Greenslade working on the amazing Murrine theme engine and the Ambiance (and Radiance) themes.In a few days we accomplished quite a…

The keyboard menu

By Matthew Paul Thomas, 27 May 2010

A new keyboard menu will replace both the keyboard layout toggle from Ubuntu’s doomed notification area, and the IBus menu for choosing a keyboard input method.

New Ubuntu and Canonical sites

By Alejandra Obregon, 26 May 2010

The new Ubuntu and Canonical sites went live today. As well as the visual refresh to include the new brand, the objective was to bring the sites up-to-date and provide a framework for them to evolve.

Landscape 1.5 Released with new Enterprise Features

By Canonical, 26 May 2010

The number of subscribers to the Landscape Systems Management application has grown dramatically over the past year with much of this growth coming from enterprises using the Landscape Dedicated Server which we released just 8 months ago.…

The challenge of understanding icons

By Canonical, 26 May 2010

Icons are very peculiar images. They are both pictorial and functional. An icon is literally a picture, e.g., of a magnifying glass, and at the same time it represents a function, i.e., the query in a search. So, one and the same image is…

Canonical adds advanced enterprise features to latest version of systems management tool

By Canonical, 25 May 2010

New 'Landscape' supports Ubuntu 10.04 LTS migration and cloud deployments for enterprises Canonical today announced the latest version of its Ubuntu-dedicated systems management tool that simplifies enterprise deployments with…

Colour management

By Canonical, 22 May 2010

I’ve been looking for a local store which offers a colour sprectromitor and chanced upon the spyder3. I have to say that it is a total let-down. It doesn’t work on Linux to begin with. I feared this going in but…

Talk Type

By Marcus Haslam, 20 May 2010

At the recent Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS), we invited Type Designer Bruno Maag from Dalton Maag to talk about the new open-source font design development for the Ubuntu operating system (name yet to be finalised but there’s a good chance…

Ubuntu Maverick UDS group photo made with the Hugin Panorama Creator

By Canonical, 17 May 2010

Due to the weather and the layout of the hotel grounds at the Ubuntu Developer Summit for 10.10.10 (Maverick Meerkat) it was impossible to take the group photo outside and from above (which I prefer). The next best place was the auditorium…

Opinions. Have them.

By Canonical, 12 May 2010

Typography from Ronnie Bruce on Vimeo.

So long already? Nah! :)

By Canonical, 10 May 2010

Today saw the start of the Ubuntu Developer Summit for our next release Maverick Meerkat. This sentiment on the final slide of Mark’s presentation will hopefully be the way that we bid a fond farewell to at the end of this insane…

Hello, Unity

By Canonical, 10 May 2010

This is an early version of Unity, what will hopefully become the new interface for Ubuntu Netbook Edition 10.10: Unity comprises: A launcher that makes opening and switching between applications delightful. A panel…