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2 new tools for creating more accessible projects

Accessibility has been an afterthought in development for far too long. The result has been costly retrofitting, the risk of inaccessible solutions, and unhappy users.We are where we are because developers often ignore accessibility in hopes that it will resolve on its more

How to Install Elementary OS Cursor Theme in Ubuntu

Elementary cursor theme is a nice black cursor theme by Elementary OS team. These cursors are outlined by white borders and subtle shadows for improved visibility on all background colours.On first look they do look similar to Gnome’s DMZ Black cursors, however there are quite a few differences which you can notice in the image […]

Modular, open source robotics kit lets you build your own 3D printer Labs’s Cortex-M3 based “JuicyBoard” robotics kit is designed for building stepper motor controlled devices like 3D printers or CNC routers. The JuicyBoard has surpassed its modest funding goals on Crowd Supply, providing a modular, open source development kit for stepper motor oriented devices such as 3D printers and CNC routers. Built around an NXP […]

Development Release: Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 2

Adam Conrad has announced the availability of a new development release for Ubuntu and the project’s many community flavours. The snapshot, Ubuntu 17.04 beta 2, features up-to-date software packages and it also introduces installation media for the latest community member, Ubuntu Budgie. “The Ubuntu team is pleased….

3 open source link shorteners

Nobody likes an impossibly long URL.They're hard to decipher. But sometimes, between a deep directory structure on a site, plus a large number of parameters tacked on to the end, URLs just begin to get unwieldy. And back in the days before Twitter added their own link shortener to their service, a long URL meant […]

The Ubuntu 17.04 Beta Is Now Available to Download

Ubuntu 17.04 Beta 2 is available to download.  The release is the first formal development snapshot of the Ubuntu 17.04, and it gives testers and early adopters the chance to kick the tyres on the next major Ubuntu release ahead of its debut next month. Other Ubuntu flavors, including Ubuntu MATE and Xubuntu, which have made prior alpha and beta releases […]

The Official GNOME 3.24 Release Video Is Here

By now you’re probably well aware that a new update to the GNOME desktop has been released — and if you’re not, where’ve you been?!  GNOME 3.24 features a number of neat new features, welcome improvements, and important advances, most of which we’ve documented in blog posts during the course of this week. But reading about […]

Unbuntu splats TITSUP bug spread in update

Fat-thumbed DNS patch unpatched, time to re-patchA simple library update turned into a white-knuckle ride for Ubuntu sysadmins, who have lit up Reddit and StackOverflow to complain that their ‘net connections went TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance).…