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Top 10 Ubuntu Apps of 2012

The last 12 months have been some of the most tumultuous yet tremendous that Ubuntu has ever seen. Before we look back at the highs and lows of Ubuntu in 2012 lets first pay some attention to the bits that help make it what it is: the apps. So here are some of the best app-shaped debutantes of 2012.

22 December 2012

Almost Half Of Users Have Already Upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10

Almost 50% of OMG! Ubuntu! readers have already upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10 - are you one of them?

2 November 2012

[How To] Enable DVD Playback in Ubuntu 12.10

As an avid fan of Doctor Who I have a lot of the 'older series' on DVD. But Ubuntu can't play DVDs out of the box for a whole tangle of legal reasons. Here's a quick guide on enabling DVD playback in Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10.

19 October 2012
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[How To] Upgrade Ubuntu 12.04 to Ubuntu 12.10

Ubuntu 12.10 is now available to download - which is great news for those doing fresh installs. But because Ubuntu 12.04, the release prior to todays, was a Long Term Support release (meaning that it is supported with bug fixes and security updates for 5 years) you won't find a pop telling you that a new version is available. So what to do if you want to upgrade, but don't want to reinstall? We're here to let you know what to do....

18 October 2012
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Ubuntu 12.10 Released, Ready to Download

Canonical have announced the release of Ubuntu 12.10, the latest version of their popular Linux operating system. The release follows 6 long months of development, and introduces many new features to the desktop.

18 October 2012
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Ubuntu 12.10 Ditches ‘Messaging Menu’ Pips, Updates Icons

Ubuntu 12.10 has updated its Messaging Menu icons once again. Five revamped 'pips' - small icons that appear on the panel 'envelope' icon - have been added.

3 October 2012

Ubuntu 12.10 Amazon Shopping Results to be Made Optional

Ubuntu's last-minute decision to add shopping results to the Home Lens of the Unity Dash proved controversial earlier this week - but is a compromise on the cards? A Google+ update from Unity developer Didier Roche seems to hint so

25 September 2012
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[How To] Use Different Messaging Menu Icons in Ubuntu 12.10

Icon changes to the Messaging Menu in Ubuntu 12.10 were met with a lukewarm reception from many users. The good news is that like all things open source if we don’t like it we can, with a little effort, tweak things to suit our personal preferences. And in this guest post from Sam Hewitt, we take a look at how to do just that....

23 September 2012
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Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 Available for Download

The first beta build of Ubuntu 12.10 has been made available for download. In the 42 days between the last Alpha release and this beta, a bucket full of change has been chucked over the Quetzal, including new Unity features, theme tweaks and the retirement of Unity 2D.

6 September 2012

Humble Bundle Games Remain Top Ubuntu Downloads

Games from last months Humble Indie Bundle continued to dominate the Ubuntu app download chart in July.

3 August 2012
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Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3 Released

The third alpha release in the Ubuntu 12.10 development cycle has been made available for download. Various user-visible changes are present, including a new Session Menu, refined Software Updater and 3rd party driver installer.

26 July 2012

Ubuntu 12.10 Development Update

In this update we reached out to Ubuntu Developer and juju Extraordinaire Clint Byrum for an interview and to see what he is working on in the 12.10 Release Cycle. Benjamin Kerensa: What are you doing […]

11 June 2012