Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot is marching ahead. Through our detailed reviews of Alpha 2 and Alpha 3 releases, we followed Ubuntu 11.10 in its each and every developmental phase so far. A lot of things have changed since the third alpha release and as we had promised, here is a preview of latest round of changes in Ubuntu 11.10 and a quick screenshot tour.

whats new in ubuntu oneiric
Got a mail recently from freeworld's Raphael where he introduced me to his recent creation - a Linux bash shell cheat sheet meant for beginners. Very useful list of commands and keyboard shortcuts for Terminal with descriptions, more relevant if you are an avid Ubuntu/Debian user.

Linux Bash Shell Cheet Sheet
Google, the maker and manager of the Android platform, has claimed that Android is the world’s best open source software system. How true are these claims? A report based on a recent study by market research firm VisionMobile about several popular open source projects.

how open source is android?
Ubuntu Software Center is seeing its second round of upgrades, this time changes are even more dramatic. Good to see Canonical putting so much thrust on Software Center which has the potential to become Ubuntu's major money spinner in the near future.

New Ubuntu Software Center
Inkscape is the premier open source vector graphics editor for Linux. Inkscape is cross platform and is available for Windows and Mac OS X for free download. We have dealt with a bunch of really good Inskcape tutorials before, here are even more of those. Following is a collection of 10 of the very best and descriptive Inkscape tutorials from around the web.
top Inkscape tutorials
Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 3 was released few weeks ago. I decided to properly install Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric in my netbook along with Ping-Eee OS this time around instead of just experimenting it with a USB install. I have been using Ubuntu 11.10 Alpha 3 as my primary OS for almost 2 weeks now and this is how I feel about it. Read on.

Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 3
Android Market is such an awesome place for exploring and finding new interesting stuff. On one such recent explorations, I discovered these great Android apps with which you will be able to remotely control major multimedia apps for Linux incuding Banshee, Amarok, VLC, XBMC and Boxee from your Android device. Check them out.


Faenza has always been my favourite icon theme for Ubuntu. We have had numerous posts on Faenza Icon theme before with some of them like this one here becoming hugely popular among our readers. Well the good news is, Faenza has just breached version 1.0. Faenza 1.0 adds a number of new icons and even launches support for symbolic icons in GNOME Shell.

Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer technology for the process of design and design-documentation. But are there any good free CAD apps for Linux? Strangely, that is one of the questions we often receive in our mail. We will try to list not just the free CAD apps here, but also the non-free ones that works well under Linux(in no particular order).

Top CAD Apps for Linux

Linus Torvalds becomes the latest to join GNOME 3.0 haters club. In a recent discussion at Google+, Linus went on to call GNOME 3 an unholy mess and called for a GNOME 2 fork. 

Humble Indie Bundle 3 offer just got a wee bit sweeter. Now, along with the 5 games that comes with Humble Indie Bundle 3(which you can buy at the price you decide), you could obtain 6 more games taking the total number of games to 11.

We have discussed a lot about real world applications of 3D modelling and rendering tools like Blender before, but not really about the choice of tools itself. What are the best, free and open source, 3D modelling and rendering apps available for Linux? Let's find out.

top 3D Modelling Apps for Linux
Bisigi themes has a special place in the hearts and minds of long term Ubuntu users. I have been using Ubuntu for about 5 years now and in my opinion, the first set of really professional looking themes were introduced by Bisigi. And unlike many other theme packs for Ubuntu, every single Bisigi theme was a wholesome deal, included everything from wallpapers to icon themes. Bisigi themes stable PPA for Ubuntu 11.04 has just been updated and now you can install the full set of 15 Bisigi themes for Ubuntu Natty in just 3 steps. Read on.

Bisigi Themes Natty PPA