These days, the desktop OSes grabbing headlines have, for the most part, left the traditional desktop behind in favor of what’s often referred to as a “shell.” Typically, such an arrangement offers a search-based interface. In the Linux world, the GNOME project and Ubuntu’s Unity desktop interfaces both take this approach. This is not a
System76, a Denver-based vendor of Ubuntu Linux laptops and desktops, has stopped pre-loading Flash on its machines. The company is also strongly recommending that current customers purge Flash from their systems as well. Amid calls to accelerate the death of Adobe Flash Player, at least once PC vendor is taking matters into its own hands.
Here’s a quick video (from Ronnie) on how to colourise a black and white (b&w) photo in GIMP.
Kubuntu’s Jonathan Riddell talked about the recent changes to the licensing procedures on the Ubuntu project, and he said that there are still some important problems that have been left unresolved. Canonical announced a couple of days ago that the company had made some changes to its policies in order to comply with GPL, but
The announcement by the FSF and Software Freedom Conservancy has a lot of jargon in it so to help people better understand I am going to do an analysis. Mind you, back in 2012, I reached out to the FSF on these very licensing concerns which no doubt combined with other developers contacts set in
For years, Canonical and Ubuntu have been accused of playing fast and loose with Linux-related licenses. Now, Canonical and the FSF have reached a common understanding over Ubuntu licensing. Canonical, Ubuntu Linux’s parent company, has often rubbed other free software groups the wrong way when it came to open-source licenses. On July 15, Canonical, with
Canonical Ltd., the Ubucon Germany 2015 team, and the UbuContest 2015 team, are happy to announce the first UbuContest today! We are excited to bring you an engaging, enlightening, community-organised competition, where the Ubuntu community brings forward innovative, creative and incredible apps, scopes and ideas for the converging Ubuntu world of the future. Contestants from
The idea behind this video is to show Ubuntu equivalents for my most used Android apps. Ubuntu apps shown: Google+ YouTube Gmail/Photos/Calendar/Drive HERE / OSMtouch Camera Udropcabin File Manager CuteSpotify Honourable Mentions: OSMtouch Telegram EDIT: The small font bug in OSMscout (on the MX4) is now fixed. Yay!
Well, you need to show you’re up for the challenge of owning an Ubuntu phone. From tomorrow you’ll be able to buy the Meizu MX4, but only if you earn an invite. When you first visit the site you’ll see some hotspots on the origami themed wall. If you’re lucky enough to find a hotspot
Mark your calendars. The Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Phone will be on sale, directly from Meizu, from Thursday the 25th June at a touch below €300. Specs 5.3-inch IPS screen (1920 x 1152 pixels, 418 ppi) MediaTek MT6595 CPU @ 2.0GHz (octa-core) 2GB RAM 20.7 MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing 16GB eMMC storage 3100 mAh battery
A quick look at how to use an Ubuntu phone.
The problem appears to be resolved (see comments below). We are aware of an issue in Chrome 43.0.2357.125 (64-bit) (from the package google-chrome-stable) that results in the page not rendering correctly. It seems to be caused by a bug in either Chrome, or the .deb package (from Google’s homepage). What’s affected: Only the stable 64 bit version (43.0.2357.125)
Apple this week made an announcement worthy of applause and, indeed, the news received the loudest applause of opening day at WWDC. The company said it will open source its programming language Swift and allow developers to compile programs on Linux. This is a smart move for Apple and a big win for the developer community. Apple has long valued developers, but this week adopted a key strategy that has become the de facto approach […]
OK, here’s the story: Our admin hasn’t been heard from in over a year and I’ve no idea if/when the domain/hosting will/won’t get paid. That’s a bit too much uncertainty for my liking. So, I’m moving the FCM site to hosting that I pay for. I’ll also be paying for the domain name. The site is currently in the making. Thanks to Lucas Westermann (Mr. Command & Conquer). HUGE thanks to him for taking on the job […]
The LibreOffice series continues… We continue our assembly of Elmer Perry’s LibreOffice series in this, Volume 6. PLEASE NOTE: viewing the PDF in Chrome may show no images. The PDF is fine though when downloaded. Big thanks to Gene Young for compiling this volume.
The LibreOffice series continues… We continue our assembly of Elmer Perry’s LibreOffice series in this, Volume 5. PLEASE NOTE: there is some overlap from Vol.4 to this Vol.5 and viewing the PDF in Chrome shows no images. The PDF is fine though when downloaded. Big thanks to Gene Young for compiling this volume.