New Icons For Ubuntu Software Center, Nautilus, Software Updater And Unity Launcher Revealed [Ubuntu 13.04]

A bug called “Update the default wallpaper in 13.04″ has been reported on Launchpad today, revealing the new Ubuntu 13.04 wallpaper which, like we’re used to, is just a slightly modified version of the previous default wallpaper:But the bug report I was talking about revealed something a lot more interesting than this: it links to […]

How To Get A Complete GNOME 3 Desktop In Ubuntu 12.10, Without Installing Ubuntu GNOME Remix

If you’re using Ubuntu 12.10 with Unity or some other desktop environment and want to switch to a complete GNOME 3 desktop experience without installing Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10, you can do this by simply installing a few packages.Using the instructions below, you won’t just install GNOME Shell, but also the default settings and applications […]

Tweak Unity With Unsettings 0.08, Now With Ubuntu 12.10 Support

Unsettings, a tool that lets you tweak Unity, has reached version 0.08, getting support for Unity 6 and thus Ubuntu 12.10.Unsettings 0.08 brings some new features as well:option to force fast minimize animationoption to force low graphics modeshow real name on paneloption to disable online search results in DashUnity WebApps supportUI tweaksmore Unsettings can be […]

Lubuntu (w/ LXDE) 12.10 – Quick Overview

Lubuntu, an official Ubuntu flavour starting with version 11.10 which uses LXDE, a lightweight desktop environment by default, has reached version 12.10.I’m posting this article a bit late, since Lubuntu 12.10 was released 5 days ago, but there are too many Ubuntu flavours to cover in just one day. Lubuntu 12.10 brings updated artwork, a […]

Things You Do After Installing Ubuntu 12.10

If you’ve been following WebUpd8 for a while, you’ve probably noticed that we used to make a post with things to tweak after each Ubuntu release (here are the 12.04 and 11.10 posts). This time, let’s do things differently!I’ll start by sharing with you the first things I did after installing the latest Ubuntu 12.10 […]

Prefer GNOME Shell? Download Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10

Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 has been released! Ubuntu GNOME Remix, a Linux distribution which aims to become an official Ubuntu flavour, uses GNOME Shell as the default “shell” and tries to provide a “mostly pure GNOME desktop experience built from the Ubuntu repositories”.Learn more about Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 by watching the video below:(direct video […]

Ubuntu 12.10 Released – See What`s New

After 6 months of development, Ubuntu 12.10 has been released, bringing some exiting new features.With Ubuntu 12.10, Unity has gained a “Previews” feature and there’s also an innovative new “webapps” technology which integrates websites tightly with Ubuntu. Read on to find out what’s new in the latest Ubuntu 12.10.Ubuntu 12.10 video(direct video link)There’s an YouTube […]

Ubuntu 12.10 Gets Option To Disable Online Search Results In Dash [Unity 6.8.0]

Unity 6.8.0 has been released in the Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal proposed repository today, along with updated default lenses, bringing many bug fixes as usual, along with an option to disable online results from showing up in Dash.Starting with the latest Unity 6.8.0, you can disable Dash online search results by going to System Settings […]

How To Reset Compiz And Unity In Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal [Quick Tip]

In Ubuntu 12.10, Compiz (and Unity) are using Gsettings instead of Gconf and because of this, the “unity –reset” command used to reset Unity in previous Ubuntu versions doesn’t work anymore. In case some settings are messed up and you want to reset Unity and Compiz to their default settings, here’s a new way of […]

Unity WebApps Available In The Ubuntu 12.10 Official Repositories

The Unity WebApps feature has been available in Ubuntu 12.10 for some time, but besides the Amazon and Ubuntu One Music Store webapps which are installed by default, no other webapps were available for installation.Today, the webapps that were available in the preview PPA are available in the official Ubuntu 12.10 repositories, but as separate […]

Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 Beta Released

Along with Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, etc. 12.10 beta 2, another Linux distribution which aims at becoming an official Ubuntu flavour has reached a new milestone yesterday: Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 beta.There haven’t been many changes since alpha 2, except for the obvious: most of the GNOME application stack has been updated to 3.6 RC […]

Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 2 Available For Download

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal beta 2 has been made available for download today. There are quite a few changes in Ubuntu 12.10 beta 2, including a new Unity version which brings some more polish and tweaks along with 3 new Unity lenses, Amazon and Ubuntu One Music store webapps installed by default, a new default […]

Unity 6.6.0 Released, Gets New Animations And 2 New Lenses

Unity 6.6.0 has just been uploaded to the Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal proposed repositories, bringing some polish for various aspects like the Dash Previews, animations, 2 new default lenses and more.Unity 6.6.0 introduces a new animation for Dash previews as well as a new minimize animation. You can see them both in action in the […]

Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 Alpha 2 Available For Download

A second Ubuntu GNOME Remix 12.10 alpha version has been made available for download today. The Ubuntu GNOME Remix is a community project lead by Jeremy Bicha which aims to create a pure GNOME 3 desktop experience built with packages from the official Ubuntu repositories.GNOME 3 desktop experience using UbuntuThe second alpha ships with GNOME […]

New Default Wallpaper Lands In Ubuntu 12.10

A new default wallpaper has landed in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and even though it uses the same colors as the previous default wallpapers, this one isn’t just a slightly modified version of the previous backgrounds, like we were used to:If you’re not using Ubuntu 12.10, you can download the full-size Ubuntu 12.10 default wallpaper […]

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Beta 1 Released [Video, Screenshots]

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal beta 1 has been released today, introducing many changes which include new Unity features, refreshed default theme, and much more. There were also some controversial changes like the removal of Unity 2D and the Nautilus downgrade to version 3.4.2. Read on to find out more!Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal beta 1 video(Direct […]

Unity 6.4.0 Lands In Ubuntu Quantal Proposed Repository, Brings Dash Previews

Unity 6.4.0 has been uploaded to the Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal proposed* repositories today, bringing a huge list of bug fixes, but also some new features that were announced earlier, like the Dash previews feature.The previews feature allows you to right click applications or files in Dash to get a preview, along with some extra […]

Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal Community Wallpapers Revealed

The package that comes with the winning wallpapers for the Quantal wallpaper contest has just uploaded to the Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal repositories.Here are the 12 winning wallpapers:If you’re not using  Ubuntu 12.10, you can download the wallpapers from HERE (deb – you don’t have to install it, you can simply extract it), or , […]

Ubuntu Alternate CDs Could Be Dropped For 12.10

Steve Langasek, Ubuntu release manager, has proposed on the Ubuntu-devel mailing list to drop the alternate CDs for Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. The alternate CD is a text-mode installer that comes with various advanced options like RAID setup, LVM, install LTSP Server and so on.According to Steve Langasek, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal will be getting […]

Greybird, The Default Xubuntu Theme Gets A Complete Makeover For Xubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal

Greybird, the default Xubuntu theme, has got a complete makeover for Xubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, thanks to the great work of Satya and Simon from the Shimmer project.The theme doesn’t use the Unico GTK3 engine anymore and the GTK3 port has been completely rewritten. Greybird includes:GTK2 themeGTK3 themeXfwm4 themes (normal and compact)xfce-notifyd themeEmerald themeMetacity themeMutter […]