Articles Tagged natty

The latest new on the next iteration of the Ubuntu desktop.

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Unity launcher behaviour to change

The way in which the Unity Launcher is accessed by users is changing to make it more 'intuitive' to new users.

8 April 2011
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The little things that matter: Unity’s new grid animations

I'm a sucker for detail. In yesterdays update to Ubuntu 11.04's Unity interface the Grid plugin (read 'aero snap') for Compiz added some animated 'effects' when being invoked. Read on to see them in action and why I think they're more than just simple 'bling'...

8 April 2011
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‘Test Drive’ for Natty now allows install-free try out of almost every app in Ubuntu

Ubuntu 11.04's neat 'Test Drive' feature - which allows you to try applications without installing them - just got a whole lot better. Earlier today Stéphane Graber has announced that the service now allows for test-driving of almost every application and utility that is installable via the Ubuntu Software Centre. That's over 1300 different applications!

7 April 2011
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GNOME 3 released; to be available for Ubuntu 11.04 via PPA

The latest version of the GNOME desktop environment has been released - and what a release it is. GNOME 3, aside from looking visually different to GNOME 2 thanks to its new 'Shell' - has had a refit, rethink and re-code of pretty much everything.

6 April 2011
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Gwibber lens for Ubuntu Unity available; adds social awesome to the 11.04 desktop

The following lens for Gwibber, Ubuntu's default 'social messaging application, weaves your social networking streams through the slick visuals of Unity and making them easily accessible from the Ubuntu desktop.

2 April 2011
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Five neat changes in today’s Unity update

Yesterday may have seen the first beta release of Ubuntu 11.04 but today saw something almost as exciting: the regular Thursday drop of Unity updates, bug fixes and minor changes. What landed? Here's out pick of five pretty neat changes and/or additions.

1 April 2011
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Google Earth renders cheeky Narwhal outside Canonical’s London office

Google are known to be a cheeky company. A cheeky company that also has many employees that use Ubuntu and are looking forward to Natty Narwhal. That aside, we were still pretty surprised to see that the Google Maps team have added a giant Narwhal swimming in the Thames outside Canonical's office in the Millbank Tower for a little Ubuntu-related April Fooling.

1 April 2011

Ubuntu 11.04 Beta Released

The first beta release of Ubuntu 11.04 is available to download and test.

31 March 2011
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Volley Brawl released into Software Center for Maverick, Natty for $2.99 (Update: Now with more gameplay video!)

I'm happy to announce that Volley Brawl is finally available for everyone to try! It's just hit the Software Center for Maverick and Natty, right on time to meet the March 31st release date. All you have to do is open up the Software Center and navigate to the "For Purchase" section.

30 March 2011
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Unity Bitesize Bug Status for 29 March

While there is no exciting new bling to talk about this week, there are plenty of bugfixes to be had for this Unity release. This week the team welcomes Nico van der Walt as he makes his introduction fixing Bug #731212: "Applications" and "Files & Folders" keyboard shortcut overlays not drawn correctly with scalable launcher and Bug #741346: superkey shortcut labels does not scale properly.

30 March 2011
The Board gets a minor update - and window borders!

Minor update pushed out for thought-taking app ‘The Board’

A minor update to Lucas Rocha's note-space application 'The Board' has been pushed out to early testers.

29 March 2011
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How to enable Global Menu support for LibreOffice in Ubuntu 11.04

Ubuntu 11.04 users can free up some screen space and gain desktop consistency in LibreOffice by enabling LibreOffice Global Menu support.

28 March 2011