Monthly Archives: November 2011

Ubuntu Linux heads to smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs.

Summary: Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, plans to take on Android, iOS and Windows on the smartphones, tablets and smart TVs. 

Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, will announce at the Ubuntu Developer Summit in Orlando, FL, that they will be taking Ubuntu Linux to smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs.

In an interview in an advance of the official announcement, Shuttleworth told me, that their short term plans are to make Ubuntu 12.04, the next long term support (LTS) of their Linux distribution, as stable as possible and to give the Unity desktop interface, it’s final fit and polish for both home and business Linux desktop users. After that, however, Canonical will be expanding its popular Linux desktop to all computing devices.

Shuttleworth said, “This is a natural expansion of our idea as Ubuntu as Linux for human beings. As people have moved from desktop to new form factors for computing, it’s important for us to reach out to out community on these platforms. So, we’ll embrace the challenge of how to use Ubuntu on smartphones, tablets and smart-screens.”

While Canonical had never said that they were planning on exporting Unity, its GNOME-based desktop, beyond the desktop, I, and others, have long thought that Ubuntu’s Unity Linux desktop looked like a natural for tablets. Indeed, when Unity first shipped in the fall of 2010 Jono Bacon, the Ubuntu Community Manager, told me that “all the pieces are in place to create an Ubuntu tablet.”

It turns out it wasn’t just the technical pieces. Shuttleworth told me that they “had been talking to partners for eighteen months” about bring Ubuntu to smartphones and tablets. That’s one reason why, even though some people such as ZDNet’s own Jason Perlow are filled with rage over some Unity design elements, such as its unmovable left-hand tool bar, Canonical won’t be moving it or, allowing users to easily change it.

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Ubuntu 11.10 is fantastic, I love it.

Ubuntu 11.10 is fantastic, I love it.
gnome-tweek-tools is a very good program but I would like to inform all users of Ubuntu 11.10. It may be important to know that all those who only want to use Unity and do not want the gnome-shell to be installed will not install gnome-tweek-tools because the program depends on gnome-shell. Install gnome-tweek-tools also installed gnome-shell automatically. I have not installed the gnome-shell on my computer, I use only UnityI discovered this when I was on another computer and installed gnome-tweek-tools in Ubuntu 11.10. I just wanted to inform users of this.

(gnome-shell = gnome 3 desktop manager) link to the gnome 3

Ubuntu 11.10: Choosing a url-searchbar in Nautilus instead of buttons

Ubuntu 11.10: Choosing a url-searchbar in Nautilus instead of buttons

Install dconf editor with this code in terminal:
Code: sudo apt-get install dconf-tools

Run then this command in terminal:
Code: gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences always-use-location-entry true











To set the original nautilus look again, run this command  in terminal:
Code: gsettings set org.gnome.nautilus.preferences always-use-location-entry false

Dash – Remove Dash Home shortcut icons

The eight icons displayed on the Dash Home screen before a search is performed need to be removed. They no longer serve a relevant purpose with the Dash and Launcher performing all required launching functions. Additionally user testing has shown that they are a cause of confusion and difficulty, as they launch programs but lack the other features inherent to the other icons that are present in the dash.

Desired Solution:  Remove the 8 large icon links on the Dash Home Implement the following two options for user testing, with a means to toggle between the two options for user testing:

Option 1: Replace with a default view (as used by the other Lenses) showing the following category headers: “Most Frequently Used Apps”, “Recent Files”, and “Recent Downloads”. The icons used for the category headers should be the same as used for the equivalent category headers in the Lenses.

Option 2: Do not replace the icons with anything, the Dash should vertically resize.

It almost seems like Rhythmbox returns to Ubuntu Precise 12.04 LTS ?

Amongst the arguments for switching ‘back’ were thoughts to LTS-to-LTS upgrades (Rhythmbox was the default music player in Ubuntu 10.04); the fact that Rhythmbox can deliver a native GTK3 experience in Precise (Banshee GTK3 port is still in development); and then the dedicated developer currently maintaining the app.

There would be a handful of hhiccups to resolve: the Ubuntu One Music store would need to be ported to GTK3, and Unity’s Music Lens would need some minor reconfiguration inorder to search the Rhythmbox library. A switch to Rhythmbox would also free up some much needed space on the Ubuntu CD.

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Ubuntu UDS P Orlando Track – Unity Desktop Integration

Ubuntu UDS P Orlando Track – Unity Desktop Integration (Mon 31 Oct 11).