The latest new on the next iteration of the Ubuntu desktop.
The second beta release of Ubuntu 11.04 is now available for download.
"The folks at Kogan are pretty good when it comes to Linux" said reader Paul when tipping us off to Australian (and UK) technogloy outfit 'Kogans' latest laptop. Available for ordering, but not shipping until late May, the new 'Agora Pro' ultra-portable comes with the latest and greatest version of Ubuntu so far - Ubuntu 11.04 - but is it a fitting shell for an operating system so, well, natty? Kind of.
Where Chromium leads, Chrome surely follows... Following yesterday's news of Chromium Daily adding experimental support for Ubuntu's new Global Menu, Google Chrome Unstable - which is based upon Chromium - has also been updated with support for it.
Ever wondered how much work has gone into Unity this cycle? How about if we showed you an awesome visualization of the Unity branch, sped up into a 30 second video? Ubuntu's very own Jorge Castro made this video of the Unity branch using gource, a tool that allows you to visualize software revision branches hosted with things like bzr and git.
This cycle we started off determined to make it easy for anyone who wanted to contribute to Ubuntu Unity to have no roadblocks in their way. Read on for a breakdown and overview of how well the 'Bitesize bugs' initiative went...
The latest Daily Builds of open-source browser Chromium have added in experimental support for Ubuntu 11.04's new Global Menu via the about:flags staging area.
The Unity Launcher is nifty for many reasons - the way it hides, the way you can drag file types on to the launcher to open up in an appropriate app, etc. The following 'app' by reader Vincent makes it niftier still by adding a 'drag and drop' Imageshack uploader to your launcher line-up...
Ubuntu 11.04 will rock, not least so by automatically downloading your Epson printer driver upon connection of an Epson printer to your computer.
Just in time for the release of Ubuntu 11.04, Canonical have unleashed the Natty Narwhal T Shirts into their online store. The navy T Shirts sport a large centered orange Narwhal design on the front and “Natty Narwhal 11.04? on the back.
I think it is fair to say that the Desktop Cube has been one of Linux's iconic features. The cube provided both an easy way to visualise workspaces as well as a nice bit of eye-candy when using it.
The days might be clicking closer to April 28th but the number of bug fixes and visual tweaks continue to come apace.
Every cycle the Ubuntu project calls for people to submit their ideas for release countdown banners - small images that can be embedded in websites that update every day until they reach 0 when Ubuntu is released. This cycle is no different, and the winning three countdown banners were chosen earlier today.