Articles From October 2010

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How to get gwibber to use the Ubuntu font

If you're on Maverick (or even if you're not) chances are you're in love with the Ubuntu font and as such want to use it everywhere you possibly can. Gwibber, when using the 'Ubuntu' theme, sadly has ideas of its own but enabling Ubuntu-font usage is no more than a minor-hack away.

31 October 2010
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Generative wallpapers for Ubuntu: Game of Life

We love the idea of Generative Wallpapers - self-updating ever-changing backgrounds - here on OMG! Ubuntu! and, seemingly, so do you! Reader Aziz got in touch with a fantastic regenerative wallpaper of his own, inspired by an earlier article of ours on intelligent boot-splashes. Read on for more.

31 October 2010
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Please help support Amber and Pete Graner after some devastating news

Last week while Amber and Pete Graner were attending the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Orlando, Florida, they received some very bad news. Lightning had struck their home and it had caught fire, burning to the ground.

31 October 2010
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LCA 2011 Announces Google Vice President Vint Cerf as Keynote speaker

LCA 2011 has announced that Google Vice President and chief Internet evangelist Vint Cerf will be a Keynote Speaker for the conference to be held in Brisbane, in January next year.

30 October 2010
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Ubuntu Forums to get new design before Natty

Ubuntu Forums administrator and long time contributor Mike Basinger (Technoviking) posted a sneaky preview of the upcoming Ubuntu Forums redesign on Twitter yesterday.

30 October 2010
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Unity workspace mock-up; 4 workspace limit in Ubuntu 11.04

Mark Shuttleworth recently responded to a Unity workspace mock-up the Ayatana Mailing List and revealed some interesting features of Ubuntu 11.04 Natty...

30 October 2010
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Interview with the Founder of Ubuntu based linutop OS

Charbax over at ArmDevices.net poked us with news of a new video interview he conducted with Frederic Baille, the founder of the Ubuntu-based Linutop OS.

30 October 2010
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Enable IMAP push (Gmail) in Evolution

Enable Push Notification support in Evolution and never have to hit the refresh button again.

30 October 2010
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Mock-up: intelligent, ambient Boot Splash

Reader Cullum Saunders pinged us with an interesting concept for an intelligent, friendly ambient boot screen, which he demoes in the video below. “It’s based on two ideas. The design teams idea for a wallpaper […]

30 October 2010
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Ubuntu Software Center ratings and reviews to come by Christmas

As if it were a Christmas gift to all Ubuntu users, it has been announced at UDS that a development version of the Ubuntu Software Center with a 'Ratings and Reviews' feature will arrive before December 25th.

29 October 2010

Enable the ‘new look’ Ubuntu Wiki

Fed up of the old-look Ubuntu Wiki? Enable the re-branded new style version.

29 October 2010
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Natty’s default app selection remains familiar

Natty's default application line-up will see not any major deviation from that included in Maverick.

29 October 2010