Ubuntu App Showdown: MenuLibre (Updated)

The Ubuntu App Showdown is already one week in.  After one week of development, the menu editor MenuLibre has seen significant progress and is coming along nicely.

UPDATED:  Two weeks into the Ubuntu App Showdown and MenuLibre is very nearly finished.  A lot has changed in just one week, including a new, powerful breadcrumb navigation.  See the updated screenshots below!

Why a menu editor?  The current offering, Alacarte, is buggy and doesn’t quite meet the needs of any Ubuntu project.  Unity’s quicklists are one of its greatest assets, yet there is no way to edit them (except manually) or with external applications.  For the lightweight distributions, Alacarte is a headache because of it’s heavy GNOME requirements.  MenuLibre seeks to satisfy all camps.  Continue on for some screenshots! Continue reading Ubuntu App Showdown: MenuLibre (Updated)

Xubuntu 11.10 Setup Guide

Xubuntu 11.10 - First Login

So, you’ve installed Xubuntu 11.10 and would like to make it your default, do-it-all operating system, but you’re not quite sure how?  First off, excellent choice.  Second, it’s a good thing you’re following this blog.  I’ll show you how to easily get set up with your fresh installation of one of the best Linux distributions around.

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Ubuntu 11.10 Review

Ocelot By Tom Smylie (US Fish & Wildlife Service, Image Archive) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Every six months, the Ubuntu family of operating systems continues to mature and grow.  On October 13, Ubuntu 11.10 “Oneiric Ocelot” came into the hands of millions with its diversified family.  As expected, we saw new releases of each desktop variant — Ubuntu (Gnome/Unity), Edubuntu (Ubuntu for classrooms), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), and the newest member of the family, Lubuntu (LXDE).  This is a particularly exciting release because it offers a number of new and updated technologies (and thus features) including a much-improved Unity interface and the latest and greatest Gnome/GTK3.  Read on to learn more about this exciting release!

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