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Software Reviews Coming to Ubuntu 10.10 Before the New Year!

The Ubuntu Software Center will reach the 3.1 milestone sometime before the new year and according to the Software Center Wiki it will gain a software review feature. Users will be able to rate and review applications in the center. … Continue reading

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Canonical is Hiring an Animator With Game Design Experience?

I know you are probably sick of hearing about Canonical job postings but this story is just a little too good to pass up. Canonical is hiring someone to work on animations: To craft transitions and animations to bring the … Continue reading

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Ubuntu to Drop GDM for LightDM

Currently in the Natty Blueprints there is a blueprint to drop GDM (Gnome Display Manager) for LightDM a new multi-platform Display Manager. The advantages of using LightDM instead GDM are according to launchpad blueprint: – Faster – the greeter doesn’t … Continue reading

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Canonical Hiring More Kernel Developers

Well it hasn’t been that long since the last set of hirings (those posts are still open on Ubuntu Jobs at least).Canonical is now adding even more talent. This latest round calls for three more developers with kernel experience to … Continue reading

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When is Canonical Going to Start Making Games?

When is Canonical Going To Start Making Games? Over the last two years I have been asking myself this question frequently. Canonical producing first party titles for Ubuntu going to happen. Perhaps not today or a few months from now … Continue reading

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New Ubuntu Wiki Design Live!

The new design for the offical Ubuntu wiki is now live. The design is much more modern and brings the wiki up to date with the current theme on the main website. Here is the artwork wiki: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Home

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Canonical Boosting Linux Kernel Contribution

Canonical has been criticized for not contributing enough to the Linux broader Linux ecosystem. A report in 2009 didn’t mention Canonical anywhere in their list of top kernel contributors [source]. Instead Canonical’s strategy has and still continues to focus on … Continue reading

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