Category Archives: Unity

Installing Linux on the Asus Transformer Book T100

Firstly, let me say that, while I have a version of Ubuntu running on the T100, the process is not simple, nor is it completely successful. Some functions (e.g. screen rotation) are not yet working, and a number of other … Continue reading

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Mubuntu?

Is Ubuntu trying once again be my mate? Writing for OMG! UBUNTU!, Joey-Elijah Sneddon indicates that: “Ubuntu 14.04 will, for the first time, allow users to install the MATE desktop environment straight from the Ubuntu Software Centre.”

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No Unity – Whatsoever!

On my development machine, a recent huge set of updates to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) stalled while trying to update grub. Rebooting the machine produced a message indicating that the display was running in low-resolution graphics mode, followed by … Continue reading

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Time for more long-term support?

Recently, Update Manager has been bugging me that a “New Ubuntu release ‘12.04.1 LTS’ is available”. This served to remind me that even long-term support has its limits, and that the days for my trusty Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) … Continue reading

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United Fronts for the Future?

Joey Sneddon, in a recent posting on OMG! Ubuntu, indicated the possibility of a number of rationale changes to the Unity interface in the up-coming Precise Pangolin release (Version 12.04) of Ubuntu Linux.

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Removing overlay scrollbars

One of the features of the Unity interface that I (and many others) don’t like very much is the use of overlay scrollbars. These “pop-up” devices have replaced the more traditional scrollbars that normally appear on the right side of … Continue reading

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Uniting to Move Forward

Unity, as used in Oneiric Ocelot (and the two previous versions of Ubuntu Linux) is getting a lot of bad press and – as far as I can tell – not much good press. Certainly, it is somewhat more difficult … Continue reading

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Unwelcome Guest

A not-necessarily welcome addition to Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) is the inclusion of a guest account on the login screen. While only limited use of such an account would be permitted, some of us have no interest in offering this … Continue reading

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No more auto-maximize

Finally, in Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot), it is possible to stop windows auto-maximizing in the Unity interface if they are set to take up more than 75% of the display. Of course, support for this is not available directly (that … Continue reading

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Wireless-less

Ubuntu Version 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) has been ticking over normally for the past few months, receiving the available updates, and exhibiting no extant problems. During this hiatus of trouble-free operation I took the opportunity to look at a number … Continue reading

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