Questions regarding the decisions and rationale behind the design of Ubuntu or its software.

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Native, FOSS GUI prototyping tools?

As part of my job as a web developer, I spend an amount of time doing UI prototypes to show the client. It's a pain in the behind but sometimes it has to be done. I've seen Shuttleworth (and the ...
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What is the Ayatana Project?

What does it do?
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Why do indicator applets exist?

Why Ubuntu uses the Indicator Applet? It loses a lot of usability, why made it when Gnome already have one? Example Without indicator applet: Application is in the icon tray Left click opens the ...
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What is the difference between indicators and a system tray?

What is so new about indicators? What did we have before? Are there technical or usability differences?
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What is an alternative to PowerDesigner or IBM Rational Rose?

I need a powerful development manager like Sybase Power Designer or IBM Rational Rose that support use-case, sequence diagram, data flow diagram and ... Can somebody suggest a good alternative?
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Is there anything free on ubuntu that is similar to Dreamweaver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Basic Web Development IDE/Editor like Dreamweaver? I would like to build a website.......I need something that has more or less pre-built designs (buttons, menu ...
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What is a good pixel ruler?

I'm looking for something to easily measure the height/width of items on screen in pixels.
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What software was used to make the Software Center mockups?

I was reading this Ubuntu Software Center design document and wondering, what software was used to design all those ui concept?
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Are there any standard UI / UX / design principles or guidelines for building Ubuntu apps?

Are there any standard UI / UX / design principles or guidelines for building Ubuntu apps? I'm creating my first app and am afraid it will be too "webappish".