Despite the summer begin to reach the news about Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal. This time the turn of the integration with Unity of 33 Web Application. The news was announced with a video showing in action the deep web-desktop integration developed by Canonical. But we see in detail, it is worth pointing out that this integration is not limited to the dash insert a link to the web page. It is an integration that includes a 360-degree applications, the Dash, HUD, app-indicator and all other parts of the system.
The first category of sites compatible case of news sites like BBC News, Google News, Google Reader and Reddit. Ready to report the news through the notification system Ubuntu.
Then there are the mail services like GMail, Yahoo! Mail and Windows Live and social networking sites like Google+, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
The matter becomes more interesting when we come to the integration of Google Docs, thanks to which we can search for documents directly from the dash and use HUD to navigate the menus, and Google Calendar with the calendar system. Even with regard to streaming music playback we can control the playback at sites like Last.fm and Grooveshark through the Sound menu just as if they were local music players.
For those who want to try everything in the preview you can install the stuff through a PPA with the command:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webapps/preview
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install unity-webapps-preview
Needless to say that the feature is still in the early stages of development so you can run into small bugs. At present, the Ubuntu web application are only compatible with Firefox and Chromium but have not yet found a way to make it go on Chrome.
For more details I leave to the official video presentation.
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