Tag Archives: ubuntu


Shell Dock Vs Unity Dock

After trying Ubuntu/Unity 13.04 and GNOME 3.8 and Fedora 19, I have to confess that both those desktops have gone to the next level. Yes, there are complains, but if you choose to look at the big picture.. The competition to those, are Mac OS X, Windows 8 and Chrome OS, three totally different OSs […]


Waka Waka (This time for Canonical)

Canonical isn’t a small company for example like Oracle. Therefore we can make some genuine fun of them from time to time. Well, and if there is any complain we will just put the post down. As long as someone here is awake ;)


Gnome 3.8 on Ubuntu 13.04!

Testing and even using not-ready-yet technology of tomorrow is something that characterizes almost any Gnome user out there. Many of us want to see the new exciting changes that the 3.8 release will bring, test the new features and see how the new version our favorite DE is evolving in almost real time.


Ubuntu Gnome Remix 12.10 | Review

Yesterday marked the release of Ubuntu 12.10, the latest version of the most popular Linux distribution. What’s interesting now is that GNOME and Ubuntu are back together after 18 months. The new Ubuntu GNOME remix version was released a few hours after the Unity version and we’ve got a full review of the distribution.


Y PPA Manager – Manage your PPAs efficiently in Ubuntu

Ubuntu is the most popular Linux distro, and a large portion of it goes towards the availability of apps. Ubuntu has made it so much easy to distribute apps, and PPAs play a vital role in it. PPAs (Personal Package Archives) are personal repositories for various packages built and hosted on Launchpad. As much as […]


Access Ubuntu Software Center with any Distro!

Ubuntu Software Center (USC) other than making software installation easy, it is more important because it helps us to discover Apps and the see their ratings and comments from people that they already have used them. Unfortunately USC is only available in Ubuntu and Ubuntu spins and derivatives, but apparently it seems there is a web-interface […]


Ubuntu Gnome beta is out ..and is ready for (ab)use!

Ubuntu Gnome Remix hit the beta yesterday ..but for beta is pretty ready! The best Gnome release ever made, into the best distro (no comments please!) and the results are explosives! I am using Ubuntu Gnome since the day one (Alpha), and other than GDM issues, I had none other major bug.   


Gnome Shell 3.6 beta on Ubuntu – first impressions

Few days ago I installed Gnome Shell 3.5.91 in my Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal beta setup. and I’ve a mixed feeling about the new version of Gnome Shell, which is going to be called as Gnome Shell 3.6. This new version introduces many changes and improvements and is definitely worth an upgrade. So I’m sharing […]


A quick look at Gnomebuntu 12.10 Alpha!

A few days ago we had the news about an Ubuntu -community based- Gnome derivative. Yesterday Gnomebuntu (which is not the final name) released the very first alpha version. Is it worth for Ubuntu/Gnome fans to use Gnomebuntu instead of Ubuntu with Gnome-Shell?


Three Ubuntu Gnome Shell themes!

Many believe that no matter the various details, Ubuntu is the best choice for Gnome Shell too. There is certainly a big interest in the upcoming Ubuntu Gnome Shell Remix, and many already use Precise Pangolin with GS. Here is a small collection of three Gnome Shell themes that will provide a more Ubuntish tone […]


GNOMEbuntu is set to arrive in October, 18!

Good News Everyone! Thanks to Ubuntu Gnome Community and Jeremy Bicha, it seems that the popular distribution will ship a flavor with a relatively pure GNOME experience, on the next release cycle, in October 18. At this point the effort is community based, but hopefully GNOMEbuntu will make it as Canonical’s official spin, similar to […]


A preview of Gnome 3.6 in Quantal

In every new release, Ubuntu loses something from upstream Gnome. This time in Quantal is the drop of Nautilus 3.6 and Gnome Control Center 3.6 (not quite sure about it yet). But things aren’t so bad. Thanks to Rico Tzschichholz and Ubuntu Gnome Community people, Gnome 3.6 looks almost perfect in Quantal! And things will get even […]


Ubuntu + Gnome: More Than A Feeling..

Can you get emotional with software? Can you get happy with a new Gnome release? Can you get mad about Gnome3? Can you get sad because Ubuntu dropped GS? Can you get excited because GS will return in Ubuntu? Can you fight about KDE and Gnome? Linux Desktop is nothing more but a Feeling!


Canonical is Seeking a Name for an Ubuntu/Gnome Spin!

Alright, this is not new at all. But this time Jeremy Bicha from Ubuntu’s Gnome Team (maintainer in Gnome 3 Team ppa and in many other  projects) asked in Gnome Board and Marketing MLs to collaborate in order to find a name for an Ubuntu Gnome community spin, similar to Kubuntu, Xubuntu and others. The […]


Ubuntu may drop Nautilus 3.6 from Quantal!?

These are really interesting news that come directly from Ubuntu’s Sebastien Bacher in Launchpad Bug Tracker. Sebastian basically says that Ubuntu cannot follow Gnome upstream as Gnome lack to plan their work in advance or communicate enough with Ubuntu about their new features. Sebastian also says that Ubuntu might use Nautilus 3.4 or Nemo or Marlin. […]


Get an upstream-er Gnome in your Ubuntu!

After the release of Unity, Ubuntu isn’t well know for the Gnome support. That made it an unpleasant distribution for lot of people. However Ubuntu 12.04 is more Gnome-friendly that the earlier releases (11.04, 11.10, 12.04).


Ubuntu GNOME Shell Remix!

GNOME Shell is one of the most downloaded packages in Ubuntu’s software center, and there is a good reason for this. Many Ubuntu users didn’t like Unity, can’t work with it, or simply prefer GNOME Shell. The problem is that you can’t get an official Ubuntu GNOME Shell flavor from Canonical, but you can get […]