Posts from August 2010

  • Raw Photo Treatment Photos and More

    Kenneth Wimer,

    I just uploaded a few examples of the “raw” photos taken recently at the Canonical London office. Hopefully some of these photos, when properly edited, will help define the future Canonical/Ubuntu photo treatment. Thanks to all those who agre…

  • On being famous…

    Kenneth Wimer,

    I called the registrar’s office the other day to ask a question. The person on the phone was very helpful and quickly answered my question. In order to do so, he asked me for my name, which I told him. He started making odd “hrm” noises and repeating m…

  • Boo-yah!!!


    105 papercut bugs have been fixed in Maverick already! Read on to find out how you can help us clear even more.

  • Meet Shinya Kimura

    Iain Farrell,

    I was reminded of this video by a piece of music that came on shuffle as I was working. Splendid short film, beautiful colour, and that noise!

  • A true italic

    Iain Farrell,

    In this latest post from Dalton Maag Lukas Paltram updates us on the development thinking that went into the italics in the new Ubuntu font family.


    Mark Shuttleworth,

    Here’s a way to show off your movie-making creative skills AND promote whatever you think the coolest things in 10.10 are: make a Maverick Movie!

  • Get your photos on millions of computers!

    Iain Farrell,

    It’s that time again! We’ve been accepting submissions on the Ubuntu Artwork Flickr group for a while now but with the deadline fast approaching for Beta we need to get together a shortlist and finalise the photo wallpapers that will be in the next Ubuntu release in October.

  • Gestures with multitouch in Ubuntu 10.10

    Mark Shuttleworth,

    Gestures are a powerful interaction language that will be as relevant for desktops as it is on phones and tablets. Ubuntu 10.10 has a gesture framework that allows for gesture chaining or composition into rich “gesture sentences”. You can use multi-touch gestures for window management with Unity in 10.10 Netbook Edition or on your desktop by installing Unity directly.

  • My new friend

    Iain Farrell,

    Very kindly donated to me by Ale on the design team here at Canonical. Maverick, Rick for short, sits proudly on my desk. He joins the lovely plush Lynx from the last release. Incidentally you can buy your own Lynx as well and help save the Lynx from extinction with a donation to the SOS […]

  • The first milestone

    Iain Farrell,

    As work on the font continues we thought it would be good to get some insight from the people working on developing it. In the first of these posts, Bruno Maag explains where the team are and what’s coming.

  • Why would you give your music away for free?

    Michael Forrest,

    Photo (cc) Matt McGee

    You’re an up and coming band. You’re gonna get signed soon. You’ll get played on the radio. You’ll tour the world. You’re gonna teach Nigel Godrich and Brian Eno a thing or two in the studio. You’re gonna have so…so many group…

  • This week in design – 6 August 2010

    Iain Farrell,

    The latest in news from the design team and our work on fonts, research, exciting visions of the future of our favourite desktop and a chance for YOU to get involved in the world of Ubuntu!

  • Ubuntu Needs a New Sound Theme

    Michael Forrest,

    After the success of the wallpaper competition, and with the
    Free Culture Showcase’s growing momentum, we are turning our attention to Ubuntu’s sound theme. Since we’re moving towards visually a slicker desktop theme, we’d like the sounds to fit