Home » Archive

Articles tagged with: unity

Columns and other comments, Features and such, Technology »

[19 Dec 2011 | 2 Comments | 9,607 views]
Xubuntu — putting the zip back in Ubuntu

My, but the people over at Canonical — the group responsible for the Ubuntu Linux distribution — don’t mind a bit of controversy, do they?
For those who are late to the party, Ubuntu’s decision to promote and solely support the Unity desktop has been met with everything from joy to hostility among users. In Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal), people who upgraded to that distro were met with the Unity desktop by default but could go back to the more familiar Gnome desktop by selecting “Ubuntu Classic” at the login screen. …

Business, News, Technology »

[7 Nov 2011 | 2 Comments | 7,800 views]
System 76 – Ubuntu Linux desktops made to order

How do most Linux users wind up with the operating system?
For a lot of us, the process is pretty straightforward — take a Microsoft Windows-powered system, do some research, download a Linux distribution and install it. If all goes well, you’ll have a new OS that is configured well and ready to roll. There are times, of course, when all does not go smoothly, leaving the operator to figure out how to configure hardware, why graphical glitches are present, etc. Bear in mind that communities spring up around Linux distros …

Technology »

[2 Nov 2011 | 24 Comments | 23,550 views]
Sick of Unity in Ubuntu 11.10? Give Xubuntu a try

A few weeks ago, we took a look at Ubuntu 11.10 and observed that its default desktop, Unity, was much improved in this popular Linux distribution.

Regardless, it seems that some people still dislike the Unity. Well, dislike is a bit mild — some readers wrote in stating that absolutely hate it and that sentiment has gained some traction here and there on the Internet. It seems that Canonical — the organization responsible for Ubuntu Linux — aren’t ones to shy away from controversy.

Technology »

[16 Oct 2011 | 37 Comments | 34,752 views]
Unity much improved in Ubuntu 11.10

It’s October and that means it’s time for the latest distribution of Ubuntu Linux.
This one — 11.10, dubbed Oneiric Ocelot — is a regular, incremental update of 11.04 (Natty Narwhal, which came out in April). The changes are minor for the most part, but the Unity desktop is much improved.While Unity has been around for some time, Canonical made it quite clear with 11.04 that it was going to be phased in while the older, tried and true Gnome 2 shell that had anchored Ubuntu for years was going to …