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Five reasons to try Ubuntu GNOME

Five reasons to try Ubuntu GNOME

It’s been a week since Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail was released. Many are enjoying the enhancements to Ubuntu’s Unity desktop, but many former fans – including our own Kev Quirk– are not feeling very impressed. I was a big fan of Unity when it first debuted as the main desktop of Ubuntu in 11.04 two years ago, but recent performance issues and a dash design that feels more and mor... »

Ubuntu 13.04 Review

Ubuntu 13.04 Review

The latest version of Ubuntu has now been released, but with 13.04 being a none LTS (Long Term Support) release will it mean that it isn’t as stable as 12.04? Let’s take a look at our Ubuntu 13.04 review to see how it gets on. New Features Obviously Ubuntu 13.04 brings a number of new features. What’s the point in having a new release if nothing there are no new features right? ... »

Ubuntu 13.10 Codename Revealed – Saucy Salamander

Ubuntu 13.10 Codename Revealed – Saucy Salamander

Today Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail was released, and by all accounts it’s been a great release (review coming soon!). But work doesn’t stop over at Ubuntu HQ as the Ubuntu overlord, Mark Shuttleworth has announced on his blog the codename for Ubuntu’s next release – 13.10. Saucy Salamander So why the Salamander? Well, as always Mark hasn’t just picked a random animal... »

Ubuntu 13.04 Released

Ubuntu 13.04 Released

Today marks the release of Ubuntu 13.04, the open source operating system made by Canonical. The release marks yet another milestone in the history of the world most popular open source OS. So what’s new now that Ubuntu 13.04 has been released? I’m writing this post from Ubuntu 13,04 as I’ve just replaced Windows 8 Pro with it. However, it’s still very early days for me on ... »

Elementary OS Team Launch New Folder Icons For Luna

Elementary OS Team Launch New Folder Icons For Luna

Yesterday it was announced on the Elementary OS journal (blog) that the Elementary artwork elves have been at it again and they have released an updated version of the hugely popular icon theme especially for Luna. Within the post, DanRabbit, the Elementary project leader went on to elaborate as to why they have decided to implement the new look folder icons: “The last revision of folder i... »

GNU/Linux, Linux, or something else. What’s in a name?

GNU/Linux, Linux, or something else. What’s in a name?

What’s in a name, and does it really matter what you call something? Well, apparently so… Over the last couple of weeks the old flamewars of the title Linux versus GNU/Linux have reared their ugly head again. For those that don’t know the difference, or what these two technologies are, here is a quick explanation… Linux Linux is an open source kernel that has been in... »

Ubuntu 13.04 Final Beta Released

Ubuntu 13.04 Final Beta Released

Today marks the release of the final development beta of Ubuntu‘s latest version, 13.04. Will you be upgrading? Also available with this release are the newly created Ubuntu Gnome and Ubuntu Kylin projects. The final beta is usually the time where I personally feel that Ubuntu is stable enough for me to upgrade my machines. However, just because it’s good enough for me doesn’t n... »

What Is Tizen?

What Is Tizen?

Tizen is tipped to be the latest evolution of the mobile operating system that’s set to take the mobile computing market by storm. But what is Tizen? Well, in this article we’ll be telling you a little more about it so that you can say that you’re a step closer to becoming a Tizen guru. What is Tizen? Tizen, much like Google’s Android OS is a mobile operating that’s... »

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