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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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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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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