5 Neat New Features Coming to Nuvola Music Player

It integrates web-based music players with the Ubuntu desktop and in its next release Nuvola music player is set to get even better.

From new extensions and music services, to nifty features that make using it more enjoyable, here are our pick of the top 5 new features currently available to try in the most recent beta release.

Ubuntu 12.10 to Feature Innovative Web App Integration

See the bar of innovation? Ubuntu has just raised it again with the unveiling of new ‘web apps’ feature to debut in Ubuntu 12.10.

The feature allows webapps, sites and services to integrate directly into the Ubuntu desktop to take advantage of Ubuntu technology such as the app menu, the HUD, the Messaging Menu, Sound Menu, Quicklists, etc

Microsoft, Canonical Bring Ubuntu to Windows Azure

Microsoft is to offer the ability to easily install and run Ubuntu and other Linux OSes on its Windows Azure cloud computing platform.

The move will help Microsoft gain leverage against other cloud service rivals, such as Amazon who already allow for the easy deployment of Linux and Windows.

Ubuntu 11.10 Development update

Last week we hit Feature Freeze. This is the big date that all developer dread the most. Now features and new upstream versions have to have landed, everything else will be a matter the release team has to decide upon. We are rushing towards release with UI Freeze and Beta Freeze coming up next week. Exciting times!

Try Ubuntu online before you download

For Ubuntu 11.04 Canonical will be offering a ‘try before you download’ test drive of Ubuntu in the cloud. Simply by signing into the cloud website with your Single Sign On account you can spend 15 minutes poking around the stock Ubuntu desktop to see what all the fuss is about.

Ahead of that launch, tentatively scheduled for next Tuesday, Canonical are running a ‘live open trial’ for 24 hours in order to ensure everything scales, works and runs well.