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7 posts from March 2011

Ubuntu Software Centre adds Darwinia and Uplink

By Canonical, 24 March 2011

London, March 24 2011: Canonical today announced the addition of Darwinia and Uplink, games by renowned publisher Introversion to the Ubuntu Software Center. Users can buy, download, install these games in just a few clicks and for the…

Moodlerooms boosts reliability with Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu Advantage

By Canonical, 16 March 2011

Ubuntu Advantage subscription service resolves issues, fast Summary Solution provider Moodlerooms provides a range of educational tools for universities and schools. With hundreds of thousands of users at any one time, Moodlerooms must…

Ubuntu Netbook Edition folded into Ubuntu for next release

By Canonical, 9 March 2011

One of the benefits of the direction that’s been taken with the next release of Ubuntu is that there is no longer a need for a separate netbook edition. The introduction of the new shell for Ubuntu means that we have a user interface that…

That’s it, we’re quitting

By Matthew Paul Thomas, 7 March 2011

The “Quit” command in applications today is a relic from the days when the original Macintosh had no hard disk and couldn’t multitask. Modern applications have made this command increasingly annoying. Fortunately, though, modern PCs have…

Ayatana overlay scrollbars: something truly Natty

By Mark Shuttleworth, 3 March 2011

Natty will feature a world first – overlay scrollbars in desktop applications. The goal is to put content first and banish chrome, while still paying attention to the needs of the desktop environment – mouse pointers. These…

Introducing Overlay Scrollbars in Unity

By Canonical, 3 March 2011

One of our goals in the Unity design effort is maximising immersion in content, and reducing the amount of chrome and clutter needed around that content. Unity’s new Overlay Scrollbars are a small but important detail in this bigger…

Ubuntu, the cloud OS

By Canonical, 2 March 2011

We made a small flurry of announcements last week, all of which were related to cloud computing. I think it is worthwhile to put some context around Ubuntu and the cloud and explain a little more about where we are with this critical…