The latest new on the next iteration of the Ubuntu desktop.
OMG! Ubuntu! reader Cyrill sent us through a little mockup of what Ubuntu would look like with tabs inside the panel. He says "On my netbook's 10 inch screen, every single pixel is important. And as there is barely no global menu for Chromium (this changed apparently in Natty), i was wondering how it would look if tabs were using that free space."
Changing the size of the icons in Ubuntu Natty's new launcher is actually pretty easy, but rather than explain it through text, we thought we'd make this short video. Video after the jump.
To help tide us all over until the Ubuntu 11.04 discs go on sale in the Canonical Store we thought we'd share with you the new artwork the 11.04 disc will be using. Make the jump to see...
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.
Popular download manager Tucan - pitched for use with online file sharing sites such as Mediafire, RapidShare and Megaupload - has added indicator-applet support in its latest alpha build, ahead of Ubuntu 11.04's release this Thursday.
OMG! reader Nico, who earlier this week showed us how to add an unread message count to Pidgin on the Unity Launcher, mailed in a pre-made Banshee Quicklist for Ubuntu 11.04. Once installed a wide selection of handy actions are no-more than a right-click away...
A 2D, less resource hungry version of Ubuntu Unity is available for installation in Ubuntu 11.04 - but can it be tweaked, configured and adjusted like its elder 3D-toting sibling? Mariano Chavero mailed us news of a small yet simple 'tweaking tool' he has created specifically for Ubuntu Unity 2D users that makes the few tweaking options available easier for users to access.
One for the detail-fans amongst us: The Ubuntu homepage has been updated with a new banner showing the new-look Ubuntu 11.04 desktop: Now anyone heading over to Ubuntu.com to download Ubuntu may decide to bide […]
Long to try painlessly try Ubuntu 11.04 Unity via the safety of VirtualBox without the need to hack it? You're in luck! Today's release of Virtualbox 4.0.6 is, finally, compatible with Unity, thanks to the addition of support for X.Org Server 1.10.
The 'home' folder is put in easy reach in Ubuntu 11.04 - slap bang at the top of the Unity launcher. Rather than replacing the "Places" menu of pre-Ubuntu 11.04, the launcher is now just a launcher: doing nothing more, nothing less. We can improve that, though...
A day or two back we ran a nifty how-to feature on controlling Skype from your instant messaging application in Ubuntu 11.04. This approach integrated your Skype contacts into your Empathy or Pidgin buddy list, but also told you how to 'hide' the lurid green icon from the system tray. Whilst many of you found this a neat tip a number of you weren't so keen to give up easy access to Skype itself and sought something a little less final - such as adding Skype to the Ubuntu Messaging Menu.
Launchpad user jf has patched up Pidgin to take advantage of the unread message badge on Unity's Launcher.