Inkscape is an open source SVG graphics editor released under GNU General Public License. Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. Here are some useful tutorials for creating amazing vector graphics using Inkscape. Also see beautiful wallpapers made using Inkscape.

Text and Simple Styling Inkscape Tutorial
It's going to be Unity all the way for Ubuntu's next major release codenamed Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal". During Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) at Florida, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth announced that the Unity shell will become Ubuntu's default interface not just for netbook editions, but also for Ubuntu desktop editions.

Puppy games brings to you awesome Ultra Bundle offer. You get to buy Ultratron, Titan Attacks and Droid Assuault games at a give away price of  $4.95 only!

Elementary 2.0 was released days ago and the latest Elementary theme brings in the much awaited dark panel elementary theme variant. Elementary 2.0 feels a lot more snappier too.

Nautilus Elementary simplified Nautilus extensively. If you are wondering how Nautilus can be improved any further, DanRabbit has an answer every single time. Following mockups deals with integrating paths with search/edit entries in the Nautilus location bar.


Firefox 4 is all over over the news and the funny thing is, Firefox 4 final release has not even happened yet. Firefox 4 beta 6 was released recently and it boasts of key performance improvements and a number of new and useful features like Tab Candy. Let's do a quick look at the latest Firefox 4 in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.

Firefox Wallpaper
A really slick Ubuntu advertisement was shown during Mark’s keynote address at the Ubuntu Developer Summit 2010. It's a very well put together Ubuntu advert and gives you a quick preview of what Ubuntu is all about. Watch the video below.

Fantasy Wallpaper by pr09studio
Alex Miller is just 12 years old, but don't let his age fool you. He just made his mark in the technology world by spotting a major security bug in the world's second most popular web browser, Mozilla Firefox.


Compiz 0.9.2 was revealed recently with a number of major improvements, new features and even new plugins. But the future of Compiz became uncertain since both Gnome with its GNOME Shell and KDE with its new KWin has decided to go forward with the new integrated desktop approach. But hold on, Compiz might just become an ever more active and important project with Canonical deciding to integrate Compiz with Ubuntu Unity.

Nokia in a recent blog post have announced that, they are planning for a major shift in strategy by focusing on Qt framework for its MeeGo and Symbian mobile phone operating systems instead of the already old symbian development platform.

Qt framework

Google India today announced the release of a new music search engine specifically for India. Google adds that the new music search is still very much in the testing phases and will contain only Bollywood songs.


Blender was the buzzword last month and it all started with the release of Sintel open movie by Blender foundation. We later put together an amazing collection of 12 unique Blender tutorials for our readers. Here are two more incredible Blender tutorials you should see, which were actually included in the Sintel DVD extras.

Blender

Boxee Box is all set to start shipping from Nov 10th 2010. Boxee and D-Link will have a launch event in NYC to celebrate and demo the Boxee Box, complete with Boxee 1.0.


Boxee Box

Google Chrome 7 stable version has been released and it is already available for Windows, Mac and Linux. The latest version is Google Chrome 7.0.517.41 to be precise.

Google Chrome 7

London Stock Exchange(LSE) is in the news once again for all the right reasons. Linux holds the limelight this time. LSE claims that, it has set  a new world record in trade speed by using Linux instead of Microsoft .Net technology on the group’s main stock exchange.

Wallpaper Clocks have always been of great fascination for me. Unlike many other desktop eyecandy that we have discussed before, Wallpaper Clocks are quite unique and will work almost like your ordinary wallpaper in terms of memory usage. If Ubuntu 10.10 customization tips are not good enough you, try wallpaper clocks. A big surprise is assured.

We have featured awesome Ubuntu commercials before and also some stunning user contributed Ubuntu promotional videos for Ubuntu Free Culture Showcase. Ubuntu is Humanity is of the second kind and it's more of a feel good video meant for Ubuntu users.
Ubuntu uTouch multitouch support was one the most striking inclusion into the just released Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. We had demo videos showcasing Ubuntu's new found multitouch capabilities before. But following is the best I have seen so far. Watch this beautiful Ubuntu 10.10 multitouch demo in an unknown Dell tablet.

Ubuntu Tweak is every newbie Ubuntu user's closest companion and we have already seen how Ubuntu Tweak is slowly evolving into one among the must have installation candidates for Ubuntu in our Ubuntu Tweak review. And with the new mockup UI, the next phase of development for Ubuntu Tweak has only started.

Ubuntu Tweak 0.5.7 for Maverick
Ubuntu 10.10 final is released and we already had a massive post describing the different customizations possible with Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. Now it's time for some wallpapers. Here is a quick collection of wallpapers for Ubuntu 10.10, mostly branded ones.

Ubuntu 10.10 Wallpaper by sxmaxchine
Seabird - Community Driven Mobile Phone Concept From Mozilla Labs
We have featured a number of mobile phone concepts before, Nokia Morph Concept Phone for example. But Seabird concept phone from Mozilla is in a league of its own. Seabird is a community driven mobile phone concept that debuted at Mozilla Labs 'Concepts'.

Mozilla Seabird
Docky is a simple light weight dock application for Linux. It's newbie friendly with a simple interface and easy to learn configurations. There are a number of default themes which more or less look like the same. Here are a few Docky themes that quite stand apart.

The final release of Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat is here with a ton of improvements. I think, it's time to stop talking about the great strides Ubuntu 10.10 has made on the usability fronts and lets just concentrate on the things you need to do and you could do with the new Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.

Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" is finally released and it's clearly is a job well done. We have been covering different aspects of this Ubuntu release for the past few months and we are more than happy to inform that, Ubuntu 10.10 has surpassed our expectations.

We have been covering different aspects of Blender extensively during the past few weeks. Now it's time for some real learning. Here is an incredible collection of 12 hand picked Blender tutorials every Blender and animation enthusiast should know of.

Steps to Success Blender Tutorial
A month ago, Mark Shuttleworth announced a dedicated page for user contributed videos covering various aspects of the upcoming Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat". And similar to the user contributed Ubuntu Artwork wallpaper pool at Flickr, the movie section is also getting a lot of attention from the users. Here is a nice collection of videos from the original submissions.

Ubuntu Wallpaper
Subsonic is a free, opensource, web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music. Listen to your favorite music where ever you are and you can even share your songs with friends and family usnig Subsonic online media streaming service.


We have seen such interesting desktop modification concepts like right click menu alternative mockup, creative button concepts by IZO design etc. Warning themes concept is another interesting idea worth a look. The rationale behind the concept to make it clear to the user that, opening something like a filebrowser as root is not the 'normal' way to do things and such actions could damage their system.


Nautilus Elementary is probably the best thing happened to Gnome's very own file browser in a long time. I gave it a go in the just released Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" and I was quite taken aback by the amount of improvements with the new Nautilus Elementary.

nautilus elementary ppa ubuntu maverick

Internet Explorer has been in a steady downward spiral for years now and Microsoft is just not able to stop the decline. According to recent statistics from StatCounter, Internet Explorer might have dipped below 50% market share for the first time in 11 years.

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat release candidate is here and it's packed with a slew of new features. The amount of changes happening with Ubuntu lately is quite overwhelming. Here's a quick look through the improvements in the new Ubuntu 10.10 release candidate.

Ubuntu 10.10 RC
We have been talking about Sintel Open Movie for some time now. Sintel is Blender foundation's third open movie project after Elephants Dream and Big Buck Bunny which we featured in our 8 stunning Blender made movies post.

Sintel Movie Poster