Rudra Saraswat

About me

Hi, I’m Rudra Saraswat, a tech nerd who loves to develop for Linux, maintains a homelab and uses Ubuntu and Arch. I love playing the musical instrument Tabla and I’m a Tabla Graduate (Visharad). I also love swimming, playing Lawn Tennis and Snooker.

Social

Projects

No.Project NameMore Information
1Ubuntu Unityhttps://twitter.com/ubuntu_unity
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2020/05/12/a-surprising-new-remix-of-ubuntu-2004-revives-the-unity-desktop/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Unity
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/ubuntu-unity-22-04-linux-desktop-distribution-productive-elegant/
The original Ubuntu Discourse thread
2Ubuntu Webhttps://twitter.com/ubunweb
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-finally-has-an-impressive-cloud-like-os-in-ubuntu-web/
https://www.makeuseof.com/ubuntu-web-chrome-os-alternative/
3Unity7https://9to5linux.com/unity-7-6-desktop-released-as-the-first-major-update-to-unity7-in-6-years
https://www.theregister.com/2022/07/01/ubuntu_unity_desktop_updated_after/
https://9to5linux.com/unity-7-6-released-for-public-testing-as-the-first-major-update-to-unity7-in-6-years
https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/ufj0b8/unity_is_back_first_major_release_in_6_years/ (top trend on r/linux when I released it, with 120k requests on the release day)
4unaThis a client for the MPR or makedeb Package Repository, which is analogous to Arch Linux’s AUR but is for Ubuntu/Debian. Repo is at https://github.com/AFK-OS/una/blob/main/README.md
5Gamebuntuhttps://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2022/01/31/linux-gaming-gets-a-big-boost-from-a-12-year-old-ubuntu-developer/
https://twitter.com/gameonubuntu
https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/gamebuntu/25544
6Modrenhttps://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/modren-a-modern-linux-store/
https://twitter.com/RudraSaraswat1/status/1523706921349713920
7Ubuntu RemixesThis project allows for the creation of new Ubuntu-based distributions. Ubuntu Unity, Ubuntu Cinnamon and Ubuntu Web Remixes use it. (https://gitlab.com/ubuntu-unity/ubuntu-remixes)
8UnityXThis is the future successor to Unity7 – https://discourse.ubuntu.com/t/restarting-unity-development-in-2021-progress-report/20217
9UbuntuEdhttps://twitter.com/ed_ubuntu
https://9to5linux.com/meet-ubuntued-20-04-an-educational-ubuntu-flavor-for-kids-schools-and-universities
10lolThis is an alternative server for Ubuntu Snap Store – https://youtu.be/rGgmwcdxr88

Sessions and streams

  1. I kicked off Ubuntu’s events at FOSDEM (one of the biggest open source developer events in Europe) this year and gave talks on my projects (https://twitter.com/ubuntu/status/1489361109912064000).
  2. I was a Speaker at last year’s Ubucon Asia Conference (https://2021.ubucon.asia/).
  3. I was a Speaker at IndiaFOSS Conference held in July 2022 (https://twitter.com/FOSSUnited/status/1547233569143398400).
  4. I am a host on Ubuntu’s official channel – Ubuntu OnAir (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9M9xcRtvvA, https://twitter.com/ubuntu/status/1468315151086624768).
  5. I was interviewed by niccolove of the KDE Plasma team in May 2022 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc6gGs2kM4c
  6. I was interviewed by Destination Linux Network’s Front Page Linux in July 2020 – https://frontpagelinux.com/news/linux-plusplus-issue-21/

News articles

No.News sourceArticles
1Forbeshttps://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2022/01/31/linux-gaming-gets-a-big-boost-from-a-12-year-old-ubuntu-developer/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2020/05/12/a-surprising-new-remix-of-ubuntu-2004-revives-the-unity-desktop/
2Wikipediahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubuntu_Unity
3TechRepublichttps://www.techrepublic.com/article/ubuntu-unity-22-04-linux-desktop-distribution-productive-elegant/
https://www.techrepublic.com/article/linux-finally-has-an-impressive-cloud-like-os-in-ubuntu-web/
https://www.techrepublic.com/videos/ubuntu-unity-brings-back-one-of-the-most-efficient-desktops-ever-created/
4The Registerhttps://www.theregister.com/2022/02/04/rudra_sarsawat_ubuntu_projects/
https://www.theregister.com/2022/07/01/ubuntu_unity_desktop_updated_after/
https://www.theregister.com/2022/04/26/ubuntu_unity_and_ubuntu_cinnamon/
https://www.theregister.com/2022/05/04/unity_trinity_desktops/
5Linux for Everyonehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYjTxM9K05s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAbD99Zk2Jc
6Destination Linux Network (Front Page Linux)https://frontpagelinux.com/news/linux-plusplus-issue-21/
7The Linux Experimenthttps://youtu.be/ugAB_ug9MZg
https://youtu.be/EM_xsIFKaXc
https://youtu.be/CRTPfLOnoRU
8Distrotubehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rGgmwcdxr88
https://youtu.be/HhWGaz4VMGM
9MakeUseOfhttps://www.makeuseof.com/ubuntu-web-chrome-os-alternative/
10Slashdothttps://news.slashdot.org/story/20/11/22/0226213/ubuntu-web-remix-distro-offers-firefox-based-chrome-os-alternative
https://m.slashdot.org/story/399332
11DistroWatchhttps://distrowatch.com/dwres.php?resource=showheadline&story=14552
129to5Linuxhttps://9to5linux.com/unity-7-6-desktop-released-as-the-first-major-update-to-unity7-in-6-years
https://9to5linux.com/unity-7-6-released-for-public-testing-as-the-first-major-update-to-unity7-in-6-years
https://9to5linux.com/ubuntu-unity-22-04-lts-released-with-flatpak-and-flathub-support-new-default-apps
https://9to5linux.com/meet-una-a-full-featured-mpr-aur-fork-helper-for-debian-and-ubuntu-based-distros
https://9to5linux.com/gamebuntu-1-0-launches-with-a-complete-redesign-to-let-you-install-only-what-you-need
https://9to5linux.com/ubuntu-unity-20-10-officially-released-for-the-raspberry-pi
https://9to5linux.com/ubuntu-unity-remix-20-04-unofficial-flavor-sees-first-stable-release
https://9to5linux.com/unityx-10-desktop-environment-makes-great-progress-now-features-a-new-sidebar-design
https://9to5linux.com/hands-on-with-ubuntu-unity-20-10-on-the-raspberry-pi-4
https://9to5linux.com/ubuntu-unity-21-04-released-with-new-unity7-theme-linux-kernel-5-11
https://9to5linux.com/ubuntu-unity-22-04-1-released-with-the-latest-unity-7-6-desktop-environment
13It’s FOSShttps://news.itsfoss.com/unity-7-6-testing/
14Liliputinghttps://liliputing.com/2020/11/ubuntu-web-remix-is-a-linux-distro-that-puts-firefox-front-and-center-chrome-os-alternative.html
15Full Circle Magazinehttps://fullcirclemagazine.org/2021/01/29/full-circle-magazine-165/
16OldTechBlokehttps://youtu.be/DNOVqJhAF9Y
17Fossbyteshttps://fossbytes.com/ubuntu-web-remix-20-04-1-first-stable-version-of-chrome-os-alternative/
18MuyLinuxhttps://www.muylinux.com/2022/05/02/unity-7-6/
https://www.muylinux.com/2021/10/18/ubuntu-unity-cinnamon-remix-21-10/
19LinuxInsiderhttps://www.linuxinsider.com/story/distro-delights-new-release-mania-forking-kde-windows-in-a-bottle-176540.html
https://www.linuxinsider.com/story/feuding-developers-dueling-distros-make-linux-lineage-revival-legendary-176620.html