Ubuntu's offer of 'Locally Integrated Menus' has intrigued many - but how much do you really know about them? To many they appear to offer a pseudo-compromise between the tidiness provided by Ubuntu's (oft-derided) App Menu and an atheistically pleasing but easily-accessible way of adding menus back to application windows. But what are Locally Integrated Menus? And how do they work? The Ubuntu Design Team's John Lea took some time out to dispel the myths and misconceptions surrounding the forthcoming feature...
With the release date of Ubuntu 12.04 looming ever closer it’s becoming clear not everything wished for inclusion will make it into the final release. One such feature is a simple and easily accessible switch […]
With only a handful of days left to submit entries to the Ubuntu 12.04 Countdown Banner contest I couldn’t resist trawling through the 20 entries so far. It’s fair to say the standard and response to […]
The Ubuntu 12.04 will remain small enough to burn to a regular blank CD. Discussions early on in the development of Precise had seen talk of the Ubuntu image size being raised from the sub-700MB size of previous releases to as much as 750MB.
You can help the Ubuntu design team decide on multi-monitor launcher usage by voting on the poll inside.
Development Update Only seven weeks until release. If you are excited, you’re not the only one. We still have two weeks until Beta 2 Freeze and three weeks until Beta 2 Release and if you […]
The Ubuntu One Control Panel in Ubuntu 12.04 has been remade in Qt - a move that hasn't found favour with everyone. But, development being development, the UI to the app has been tweaked again, adding graphics and colour to the previously pale set-up window.
Ubuntu 12.04 Beta users are being asked to help test an improved version of the Files Lens for Unity. The file search in the ‘testing’ version has been tweaked to look for files sources additional […]
The feature parity between Ubuntu and its Qt counterpart Unity 2D shrinks ever smaller with the arrival of Precise's flagship 'HUD' feature introduced to Unity 2D.
We're edging every closer to the decision date for the Ubuntu wallpaper contest - the date at which a dozen or so user-contributed wallpapers will be packaged up and shipped by default in Ubuntu 12.04 for 20 million users to gawp at. I trawled through the hundreds of submissions already entered into the competition to pull out 10 drapes I think are pretty special. Whether or not they make it into Ubuntu itself will be said later this month, but they nevertheless remain beautiful wallpapers worthy of covering your desktop in.
The first beta release of the Ubuntu 12.04 development cycle is now available to download. Keeping to the mantra of 'polish, performance and predictability', Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 1 offers up a stable and usable desktop, a faster Unity experience, and a handful of neat new features. A second beta candidate is due out in 28 days time, March 29th, with the final release itself expected to pop out on April 26th.
Development Update Today marks the transition of Ubuntu 12.04 from Alpha Testing into the first phase of Beta Testing as Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 1 is released. Nicholas Skaggs has a number of items you can […]