Canonical’s long-term Ubuntu strategy remains focused on convergence — a single operating system designed for smartphones, tablets and PCs. But here’s the thing: Can Ubuntu really achieve mass-market consumer success without a proper multi-million-dollar consumer marketing push? Hmmm… Read more ….
In the week ending 25 May – Continuous database migration, Google chat drops Jabber compatibility, possible VP8/WebM patent licensing problems, development plans for Ubuntu 13.10 and Debian GNU/Hurd 2013 Read more at H-online
Full Circle Podcast Episode 35, Manchester Girl Geeks Barcamp 2013 Special Welcome to the second of our 2 part conference special, in this episode the presenters reflect on the first ever Manchester Girl Geeks Barcamp held at the MadLab on 16th March 2013 File Sizes: OGG 40.9Mb MP3 63.6Mb Running Time: 1hr 09mins 16seconds Feeds for both MP3 [...]
There are lots of people in the U.S. gearing up for a long Memorial Day weekend, and if you happen to have extra time on your hands this weekend you may want to consider entering Mozilla’s Firefox Flicks contest. It’s a global video contest designed to give budding filmmakers the opportunity to create and submit [...]
Emerald Window Decorator development may have stopped and the package is no longer available in the Ubuntu repositories for a few releases, but there are users who want to continue using it, so to make it easier to install, I uploaded Emerald to the main WebUpd8 PPA, for Ubuntu 13.04, 12.10 and 12.04.Emerald is a [...]
Pinguy OS 13.04 (based on Ubuntu 13.04) beta has been released recently, this being basically the final 13.04 version because Pinguy has decided to keep the 6 month releases as betas and only the LTS will be considered stable.The non-LTS releases will be using bleeding edge software, like XBMC 13.0 alpha or GNOME 3.8 / [...]
For me, the release of Mageia 3 was one of the most anticipated releases of the first half in 2013, after Debian Wheezy and Ubuntu Raring Ringtail. The release announcement of Mageia 3 promises of absolutely the very latest version of Linux kernel and applications, another reason for me to test Mageia’s to ascertain it’s [...]
Howto Install Dictionary in Ubuntu 13.04/12.10/12.04/Any Ubuntu Version/Linux Mint 15/14/13and Setup to Offline Dictionary GNOME Dictionary is a DICT client written in C by Emmanuele Bassi and others. It is part of the free software GNOME desktop suite, inside the gnome-utils meta-package. This allows users of GNOME to look up words on dictionary sources. Gnome-dictionary [...]
Install Gnome Shell 3.8 and Shell Extensions in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail/Linux Mint 15 Gnome 3.8.2 has been released and apart from the various Gnome libraries, services and core parts that have been upgraded, we should take a look on the applications and utilities that are also part of Gnome. GNOME 3.8.2 is full of [...]
Mint isn’t just an outstanding Linux desktop, it’s the best new desktop operating system of any kind available now. Read more ….
I’ve spent just about a month with this new HP Pavilion g6-2210us laptop that shipped with Windows 8. That means UEFI and Secure Boot. And new hardware. We all know how difficult Linux can be with new hardware. Read more ….
If you want an old-style, hard-working, windows, icons, menus, and pointer desktop, then what you want is Linux Mint 15. Read more ….
If you’ve been in the market for a portable computer, you may very well have considered buying a Chromebook. And, if you favor a particular Linux distro, perhaps Ubuntu or Mint, you may be interested in buying a $200 or $250 Chromebook only to put your favorite flavor of Linux on your new system. (The [...]
This week I have had the pleasure of installing, exploring and now reviewing Emmabuntus 2. Based on Xubuntu 12.04, Emmabuntus focuses on ease of installation, use and an abundance of software. Read more ….
Debian GNU/Linux, the world’s largest Linux distribution and the ultimate cooperative software project that extends across many countries on all continents, has recently released a new stable version. Continuing its time-tested tradition of stability and reliability over cutting-edge features, “Wheezy” represents a new milestone in the evolution of open-source software and it is the subject [...]
In this tip, we will see how to easily and quickly log off the current user session from the Unity Launcher under Ubuntu 13.04/12.10 using a simple bash script and Unity launcher file having a ‘.desktop’ extension. Read more » Read more at upubuntu
Unity Tomboy Lens has been updated to work with the latest Unity available in Ubuntu 13.04. Also, the lens now supports Dash previews so you can quickly take a look at your note contents by right clicking the note in Dash.The lens allows you to search and open notes via Unity Dash and the notes [...]
Sikuli is a tool available for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X which automates tasks using images: you take a screenshot of what you want to click, right click, hover, drag and drop and so on and Sikuli performs those actions automatically, when you need it, either by using the GUI or running it via [...]
In this article i will not discuss what steganography is in detail because it is not the purpose of this article but i will teach you how to hide your files inside an image. Read more ….