Ubuntu ships Gedit by default, text editor allowing the user to edit text files via a clean clear interface where a right-click menu offers spell checking, cut, copy, paste, etc functionalities.
In Ubuntu 13.10, right-clicking inside Gedit or right-clicking on a word, summons the right-click menu where the user is to notice the improper text used on the menu, text being expressed with a different-from-other-menus text font and, therefore, creating a minor-yet-noticeable visual disturbance.
ZaReason is an interesting company rooted in offering for purchase machines equipped with Ubuntu (and Linux-based OSes), machines ranging from desktops to laptops and servers.
ZaReason has announced the availability of UltraLap 440, essentially, an ultraslim laptop designed in mind with thin patterns and a long battery life.
As specs, UltraLap 440 features:
Along with speed, features, freely-available documentation and massive adoption at a planetary scale, LibreOffice already contains support for numerous office-oriented file formats and, therefore, satisfying the necessities of both free open-source users and various teams/users using file formats specific to proprietary office suites.
Frogr is a free open-source Flickr uploader that expresses its functionalities through a clean, intuitive and hassle-free interface.
Essentially, Frogr allows the user to upload images to Flickr via a desktop interface, upload process paired with editing capabilities; meaning, the Flickr uploader permits the editing of visibility, content type, safety level, drop-down menu with license types, tags, descriptions, enable/disable global search results (within Flickr) before the user actually uploads the image.
Twitter, identi.ca, Google+ are among the online services where the user is usually represented by an avatar, avatars generated as real pictures or images, latter easily doable via MeMaker.
Practically, MeMaker is a handy, intuitive and useful utility specialized in creating avatars as composed from numerous elements: head, hair, eyes, mouth, ears, glasses, nose, eyebrows, hat, accessories and beards.
Recently, Humble Indie Bundle X was released, allowing users to enjoy yet-another lovely pack of games.
Runner2, Papo & Yo, To the Moon are among the games featured by the X bundle, bundle containing Joe Danger 2: The Movie, too.
It has become nowadays natural to use LibreOffice, normality coming instantly in the user's mind when seeking a no-compromise, powerful and fully-open office suite, LibreOffice being at least equal to its proprietary counterparts.
LibreOffice's Caolan McNamara published an interesting article, announcing the long-paragraphs support for LibreOffice Writer, essentially, enabling in Writer the ability to have paragraphs featuring more than 65535 characters.
Firefox is a free fully-open ecosystem delivering to the world Firefox, Thunderbird and Firefox OS, latter presenting itself as an operating system addressed to mobile devices.
In Ubuntu, interested users can easily install Firefox OS 1.2 Simulator, simulator that exposes on the desktop a robust emulation of Firefox OS and, therefore, permitting to the user to observe, test and learn about its features, interactions and applications.