Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal was released on April 28th, 2011, consequently, due to Ubuntu's 18 month security updates per non-LTS release (starting with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, the 3 year per LTS period has been increased to 5 years long support for security and critical updates), benefits constantly added security fixes until October 28th, 2012.
ClassicMenu Indicator is an Application Indicator ("appindicator") that acts like a classic GNOME menu, useful for people who don't like Unity Dash or just want a handy way to access their apps with one click.
ClassicMenu Indicator 0.03 has just been released, adding icons to the menus (no need for tweaks, etc), an appindicator monochrome icon and new entries in the menu (making it complete).
Ubuntu 11.04, code-named Natty Narwhal, has been released, continuing Ubuntu's trend of combining the latest open-source technologies into a modern, innovative, stable and awesome Linux distribution.
What software does Natty include?
If you are familiar with GNOME 3, you probably observed its new awesome animation (if you, for instance, open "Gedit" and click Help-->About, the new window has a really interesting "unfolding" from top to bottom).
If you use the compiz-based Unity in Natty Narwhal (or Maverick, Lucid, etc) there is an effect, "Burn", that, after some tweaking, "looks" exactly like the above mentioned effect.
Unity is growing each day and is becoming quite an interesting interface.
One of its strengths is the shortcut based approach, one can easily search, find, launch a clip, image, application, but, basically, one can do "everything" with this shortcut system.
If you edit a text file, modify a project or just wanting to keep an eye on your copied items, then, a clipboard manager is definitely a must.
What clipboard managers are "compatible" ("appindicator" support) with Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal?
Glipper-->uses its own icon, selection support (just select text with your mouse cursor, and Glipper creates a new entry), shortcut for pop-up, many useful plugins, full-fledged help
INSTALL GLIPPER via UBUNTU SOFTWARE CENTER
Another day, another small but relevant update has made its way in Natty.
As we all know, the notification area was, with very few exceptions, dropped in Ubuntu 11.04, and a significant amount of really good programs are in the position of, either make that respective application compatible with appindicator, or stay with other distros/older version of Ubuntu.
After Askubuntu and Gwibber lenses, Unity has received another place/lens, Unity Books Lens, that allows one to search books over the net by simply typing in an author, preferred book, etc (Google Books) and read that searched books in Google Books.
The searched items are categorized in "Books" and "Focused Authors", and you can choose between "All books" and "Free books" (option available in its quick-list, too).
If you are interested in Ubuntu, how it works, how can one build a package, or just want to become more familiar with Ubuntu development in general, then "Ubuntu Packaging Guide" is for you.
Ubuntu 11.04 final will be launched on April 28th, and now we are witnessing the last efforts meant to generate a bug-free stable Natty.
Unity 3.8.10 has just been released, a release focused on stability, consistency and speed improvements.
So, what's new in Unity 3.8.10?
- the Home button has a clicked state now, so it acts just like a regular button with "ON/OFF" state