Ekoore announce two new tablets running Ubuntu 11.04

Little-known Italian hardware manufacturer Ekoore have announced two new tablet computers running Ubuntu 11.04, and a third running Android.

Apparently named after programming languages, the Ekoore Perl has an 11.6″ 1366 x 768 screen, and the Python has a 10″ screen. The former measures in at 0.55″ thick and the latter at 0.62″ making for a fairly comfortable – although slightly bulky – size. For comparison, the Apple iPad 2 is 0.34″ thick.

As for the guts inside, the tablets appear to be little more than a stripped down netbook. Make the jump for more details and pricing.

Evolution 3.0 now available for Ubuntu 11.04 GNOME 3 users

Evolution 3.0 is finally available for Ubuntu 11.04 GNOME 3 users to install, thanks to danilo.

Evolution 3.0 for GNOME 3 doesn’t differ greatly from Evolution 2.x as found by default in Ubuntu 11.04 – at least not on the surface. But if you’re using GNOME 3 in Ubuntu you might as well be using the latest version of its default mail application, too.

Unity 2D PPA for Ubuntu 10.10 users

So you’re still on Ubuntu 10.10 but you don’t want to miss out entirely on the “new” Unity experience. What’s the best way to experience Unity in Maverick?

During the early development of Unity 2D – the less hardware-hungry version of Unity that uses Qt – Ubuntu 10.10 users were able to install Unity 2D for development purposes via a PPA. Understandably, the back-porting stopped as Natty got nearer.