When reader Fabio Bier mailed in a photo of this familiar looking emblem atop a drain/man hole cover (spotted in Seville, Spain, fact fans) it got me thinking: does the 'Ubuntu' logo ever crop up in urban landscapes?
Recently a number of you in the OMG! Ubuntu community have been wondering about my "Ubuntu is Easy" videos, and why I have chosen to create a series of what seem like extremely simple tutorials. A few of you have wondered if they're even necessary. A few more think that I shouldn't use Windows at all if I'm a true open source proponent. Here's my short answer to that and more Linux politics.
With Adobe this week announcing a new HTML5 design tool for web developers and creatives, many folk are wondering whether this could, finally, be the start of official Adobe application support on Linux.
With todays news that Google's Chrome web browser has overtaken Firefox as the second most used web-browser in the UK I turned to OMG! Ubuntu!'s visitor stats for UK Linux users to see if, here at least, that trend is also reflected.
Yesterday, Google unveiled its new social network and competitor to Facebook, 'Google+.' The service aims to bring the search, phone, advertising, video chat (seriously, what doesn't Google compete in nowadays) giant into the realm of social networks, currently dominated by Mr Zuckerberg's Facebook. We don't usually cover social networks on OMG! Ubuntu!, but we figured that the introduction of Google+ means a lot to the future landscape of the Internet, and the fact that invites are scarce (luckily we were sent a couple) compelled me to write a run-down article covering some of the basic features.
When the Personal Package Archive (PPA) system was brought out of beta in November 2007, it was heralded as a game changer for Free Software developers within the Ubuntu community and beyond. The PPA system was designed to make it easier for developers to get their software packaged and available to users for testing, thereby speeding up project development and delivering higher quality software. After nearly four years of PPAs, I thought I'd find out out whether the original objectives of the PPA system were still the primary focus - or had PPAs taken on a whole new role, filling a gap that's traditionally been a sore point for Ubuntu?
A recent proposal be PulseAudio and systemd lead developer Lennart ?Poettering to add systemd raised concerns that GNOME might drop support for non-Linux platforms. This isn't the aim; and here's why.
The term Free Software can have a double meaning depending on your perspective. For many, like myself and most readers of this blog, Free Software means open source code. For most of the world however, Free Software means something completely different.
In September last year we launched Ubuntu Gamer at ubuntugamer.com - the intention was to create an entirely new site in a similar vein to OMG! Ubuntu!, but dedicated purely to gaming on Ubuntu. The site went well for a few months until earlier this year, when due to a variety of reasons, a lot of the authors couldn't find the time to write articles and the news was well, simply not there.
The new Banshee development cycle has official begun and within comes a number of big changes. Let's look at what is already in the tree now and which will be in the first development release 2.1.0...
Over the last couple of weeks we've been quietly working on a new release feature that we'd like to do for every Ubuntu release. A full on guide to new features in Ubuntu, focusing on the Unity desktop environment. And it's just for you.
Recently I had to make a choice as to whether I wanted to stay with Ubuntu Unity or move to GNOME 3 and hence another distribution. I chose to move to Fedora because my work requires it, luckily though this has given me a new perspective as I have been a long time Ubuntu user.