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Coincidence or Subtle Influence? Ubuntu’s Impact on Software Naming Conventions

Could Ubuntu have had an impact on the versioning and naming conventions of other software projects, including Windows, Android and more? Reader Abu A. pinged us earlier today to share this interesting insight he has […]

17 July 2017

Enable a Buckling Spring Keyboard Sound on Ubuntu Linux

If you want to hear a buckling spring keyboard sound for every key you press on your keyboard try BUcklespring, a novel app that's available to install on Linux as a Snap app.

14 June 2017
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“Why Use Linux?” Answered In 3 Short Words

This post is not a typical post. I'm not going to change your life, or teach you a new trick. Instead I'm going to drag you down the rabbit hole…

19 October 2016

How to Go Hands On With the Utopic Unicorn – Literally!

A step-by-step guide to making an origami Unicorn has been posted online by Canonical to celebrate the upcoming release of the same name.

11 September 2014

Ubuntu Button Tweaked to Meet ‘Cultural & Aesthetic’ Expectations

The Ubuntu button in 13.04 has received a last minute change: the background swirl now spins in a clockwise direction.

16 April 2013

A Wine Named Ubuntu (No, Really)

We've seen Ubuntu Cola, Ubuntu car license plates, and even Ubuntu crop circles. But a wine? That's new to me The familiarly-named beverage was produced in 2007, 2008 and 2009 by Portuguese wine makers Niepoort as part of celebrations making the then World Cup host nation of South Africa.

12 August 2012
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The Legendary Ubuntu Cola – Now Available From Waitrose

Have you tried an Ubuntu cola? It might sound like an odd question, but if you're British, Swedish, Norwegian, Belgian, Irish or French then there's every possibility you have...

30 August 2011
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Have You Seen ‘Ubuntu’ In Public?

When reader Fabio Bier mailed in a photo of this familiar looking emblem atop a drain/man hole cover (spotted in Seville, Spain, fact fans) it got me thinking: does the 'Ubuntu' logo ever crop up in urban landscapes?

14 August 2011
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LulzSec Used Ubuntu

In the latest (and seemingly final) batch of documents dumped on The Pirate Bay by computer hacker outfit 'LulzSec', a familiar looking operating system can be seen in use.

26 June 2011
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Watch Linux Mascot Tux Pop Up In a TV Cereal Commercial [Video]

Reader Dexter S. was watching TV when a commercial for 'Fruit Loops' cereal flashed up on his screen with a rather familiar face in tow...

29 May 2011
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Neo, meet Ubuntu [Video]

The following Windows-mocking sketch by comedy website CollegeHumor has been knocking around for a while but I’ve only just seen it myself. Reimagining ‘The Matrix’ series of movies running on Microsoft Windows, the gags are […]

20 May 2011
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Control playback in Totem movie player by clapping (no, seriously)

It'll feel like the future (albeit that lame, not quite awesome future as depicted in late 1980s hollywood films) but with one plugin you can use 'clapping' to control playback of media in Ubuntu's default media player Totem. "Far out!"

25 April 2011