Today, April 27, 2017, is a great day if you're a fan of the Vivaldi web browser because you can finally help reforest the planet as Vivaldi 1.9 just launched and includes a new default search engine powered by Ecosia.
If you haven't heard of Ecosia until now, let us tell you that it's a search engine that uses its ad revenue to plants trees around the world, and it looks like Vivaldi 1.9 is world's first web browser to integrate Ecosia and enable it by default for new installations. If you have Vivaldi 1.8 installed and you're upgrading to Vivaldi 1.9, go to Search Settings and click on the "Restore Defaults" buttons to enable Ecosia.
Git 2.13 has stepped closer to being released with today's 2.13-rc1 debut.
Git 2.13 features a number of internal improvements, improvements to the experimental split-index feature, various performance improvements, some improvements around Git's Windows port, and various other changes. There are also many fixes since Git 2.12.
Today, we’re thrilled to announce Linkerd version 1.0. A little more than one year from our initial launch, Linkerd is part of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and has a thriving community of contributors and users. Adopters range from startups like Monzo, which is disrupting the UK banking industry, to high scale Internet companies like Paypal, Ticketmaster, and Credit Karma, to companies that have been in business for hundreds of years like Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
If you’re looking to give your newly minted GNOME desktop a bit of a makeover look no further than the Pop GTK theme. Created by the popular Ubuntu computer seller System76, the Pop GTK theme puts a modern spin on the Ubuntu brown and orange colour scheme (which also happen to be the colours used in the System76 logo).
A few weeks ago, Mark Shuttleworth, now CEO of Canonical, announced that the Unity desktop shell would be abandoned in favour of GNOME. While we were told that GNOME would be used by Ubuntu 18.04, we weren't sure whether it'd be included in Ubuntu 17.10, the next release. Following a meeting on IRC, we now know that GNOME will ship by default in the next release.
Ubuntu has been using the Unity environment developed by Caonical Ltd. since the netbook edition of Ubuntu 10.10, initially released on June 9, 2010. However, it has been decided that the Unity environment would no longer be the standard environment used for the popular GNU/Linux distro.
In a blog post by Mark Shuttleworth, founder of Ubuntu and Canonical, he says, "We are wrapping up an excellent quarter and an excellent year for the company, with performance in many teams and products that we can be proud of. As we head into the new fiscal year, it’s appropriate to reassess each of our initiatives. I’m writing to let you know that we will end our investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell. We will shift our default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS."