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Ubuntu 15.04 Is Codenamed “Vivid Vervet”

Hello Linux Geeksters. Mark Shuttleworth has officially announced that “Vivid Vervet” is the codename of the new Ubuntu 15.04, which will be released in April 2015. From Mark Shuttleworth’s official post: “Vexatious at times, volant and vogie at others, a

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Unity Celebrated Its 4th Birthday At The Beginning Of This Week

Hello Linux Geeksters. Unity celebrated its fourth birthday at the beginning of this week. For those users who are new to Ubuntu, Canonical has replaced GNOME with Unity starting with Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal. But the first Unity based Ubuntu

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Unity 8 And Mir Have Received Important Updates

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Ubuntu 14.10 Unity, scheduled for release on the 23rd of October 2014, will be the first Ubuntu system to be released in two Unity-flavors: an Ubuntu 14.10 flavor using Unity 7 running over

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How To Install Mailnag 1.0 On Ubuntu 14.04 And Ubuntu 14.10, Using Either Unity Or Gnome Shell

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Mailnag is an open-source email notification daemon available for both GNOME 3 and Unity, which checks the POP3 and IMAP email servers. By clicking on the notification popups, the default email client will

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How To Install Unity 7.2 (Default On Ubuntu 14.04) On Arch Linux

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Unity is the default desktop environment of Ubuntu, the latest version available being Unity 7.2, based on GTK +3.10, which is present on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. In this article I will show

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How To Install Unity 8 (Mir), The Core Apps And Other Ubuntu Touch Apps On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr has been recently released, using a rewritten version of Unity 7 (Unity 7.2) and the good old X.org as the default display server. While a bunch of interesting new

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How To Reset Both Unity And Compiz, On Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

Hello Linux Geeksters. In this short article I will show you how to reset both the Unity and Compiz settings, on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr. To reset Compiz, open a terminal and do: $ dconf reset -f /org/compiz/ Now that

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Video: Watch Unity 8 (Mir) And Unity 7 (X11) Running On The Same Time, On Ubuntu 14.04

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, which is scheduled for release on the 17th of April, will be using an updated version of Unity 7, running over the X.org server, while Ubuntu Touch is powered

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Ubuntu Touch Will Get A 500px Scope For Unity 8 Soon

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the Ubuntu developers have worked a lot lately at creating new scopes for Unity 8, which now runs only on Ubuntu Touch. For now, the latest Ubuntu Touch images do not include all

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Starting With Unity 8, The Amazon Search Will Not Be Enabled By Default (Anymore)

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the Ubuntu community is not pleased with the Shopping Lens that provides Amazon content, implemented on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr Unity 7 by default, from privacy reasons. Canonical has found a fix for

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