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February 26, 2014
by sjvn01
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Ubuntu Unity to bring back local menus

Back in 2011, the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution made a major and controversial user-interface (UI) change. It moved from GNOME 3.x to its own GNOME-based UI design: Unity. One of its bigger design changes was to force all in-focus applications to use … Continue reading

October 21, 2013
by sjvn01
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Ubuntu Touch: The smartphone Ubuntu Linux arrives

Ubuntu 13.10 is great on the desktop. On smartphones, Saucy Salamander, aka Ubuntu Touch, is still a work in progress. That said, for mobile programmers and Linux or smartphone power users, there’s a lot to like about this first release … Continue reading