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13 posts from August 2011

Picturing the end of the road for another cycle

By Canonical, 30 August 2011

  First of all a big thank you to everyone who submitted a wallpaper to our collection for the Oneiric release and to all our previous selected contributors who went through the images and selected the fine selection for this release!…

Oil Rush is now available in the Software Center!

By Canonical, 30 August 2011

Unigine Corp has made their Oil Rush game available in the Ubuntu Software Center for pre-order. Oil Rush is a Naval Strategy game and is currently in beta. According to the press release from Unigine, Oil Rush is a real-time naval…

Crunch time on the Enterprise Desktop

By Canonical, 26 August 2011

Remember when Windows was the best desktop OS for business users? Seems like a while ago. The rise of browser-based apps, an increasingly mobile workforce and the ever-present threat of malware mean few CIOs would choose Windows if it was…

History of the Alphabet (Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic, Latin, Arabic)

By Canonical, 22 August 2011

The BBC just put up a five-minute audio slideshow “The story of how we got our alphabets” about the development of western writing, starting in 3,000 BC in Mesopotamia with various attempts at proto-writing systems and then Cuneiform…

Quick wallpaper update

By Canonical, 17 August 2011

Just a quick update for those of you who are interested. As we speak the contributors whose images were selected for the last release of Ubuntu are sifting through the many many images submitted for the Oneiric release in October. You can…

Cloud Foundry Platform as a Service (PaaS) in Ubuntu 11.10

By Canonical, 17 August 2011

Great news that Ubuntu 11.10 will include Cloud Foundry, an open source Platform as a Service (PaaS) that enables developers to build, deploy and run Cloud applications. Other PaaS offerings have typically locked you into using specific…

Dash takes shape for 11.10 Unity

By Mark Shuttleworth, 16 August 2011

Feature freeze for 11.10 brings the likely look and feel of Unity for this release into focus. We’ve moved from Dash Places to Scopes and Lenses, introduced more sophisticated filtering and cleaned up some visual elements.

Ubuntu Server for ARM processors

By Chris Kenyon, 16 August 2011

Fitting more computing capacity into a limited power envelope is one of the key challenges facing data centre designers today. It impacts companies whether they are building a £500 million data centre or simply working how much compute…

Why Buy An Ubuntu Certified System?

By Victor Tuson Palau, 15 August 2011

What do Chianti wines, Organic foods, and Spanish Ham have in common with Ubuntu Certified? The simple answer is that they all stand for quality. Chianti is an Italian standard (DOCG) for Tuscany wines that requires using defined methods,…

Ubuntu Arabic, in print!

By Canonical, 15 August 2011

A beta of Ubuntu Font Family Arabic, in print as part of the testing and debugging process for the Arabic coverage. The magazine is an intriguing tri-lingual production published by the Cultural Office of Saudi Arabia in…

Thunderbird & Evolution Usability Testing

By Canonical, 4 August 2011

Recently we hired an external consultant to compare the usability of 2 email clients: Thunderbird and Evolution. I have taken some highlights from the report to compose this blog. Setting of the usability session The sessions took place in…

Ubuntu helps bridge the digital divide in rural India

By Canonical, 4 August 2011

Powering servers and desktops for rural networking pioneer Summary Airjaldi’s vision is to provide broadband services in rural India where terrain is difficult, the population is sparse, and financial resources are scarce. Success depends…