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Ubuntu for Eyewear

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Humor Don't call it an interface. Call it an inter-FACE. Miniaturisation has come a long way. In fact, today Canonical introduces a new class of personal productivity device, so unobtrusive that neither you nor your co-workers need even know it's there.

Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 - I Still Don't Like It

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Ubuntu My intention today was to write a short piece about having loaded the latest Ubuntu Precise Pangolin pre-release onto various of my computers. ... well... it's going to turn out to be a bit of a rant.

Ubuntu 12.04 vs. Windows 8: The Battle for Desktop Supremacy

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Ubuntu Expected to be unleashed in autumn of 2012, Windows 8, Microsoft’s latest gamble in the desktop market is making millions of eyes turn even before its release.

Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 | What’s New

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Ubuntu Almost there! Day by day we are getting closer to the final stable release of Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin the long term support release. So, let’s check the recent changes to Ubuntu Precise Pangolin highlights.

If You're Lucky, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Can Boot Faster

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  • If You're Lucky, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Can Boot Faster
  • Ubuntu 12.04 Development Update
  • Full Circle #59 is here for the taking
  • Unity on a New Laptop

Top 10 News Readers for Ubuntu (Overview & Screenshots)

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This is the KDE-based feed reader with support for RSS feeds. Akregator comes with lots of features and it has a simple interface, with a tree-like view to the left side for the feeds list and a large area for reading news. It supports tabs, sharing to websites like Twitter or, while links and pages can be opened in an external web browser. It uses the WebKit engine for displaying web pages. It allows the configuration of its appearance, like font and colors, sharing services, article archiving and it support system tray integration.

Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 Arrives for Testing

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Ubuntu Ubuntu 12.04 has been in development since late last Fall, but today brings the last public developmental release before final. So now is the time to test and report any bugs. U

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 258

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  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 258
  • Unity 5.8 Lands in Ubuntu 12.04
  • What Ubuntu users think about Ubuntu 2012
  • [How To] Easily Skin Ubuntu’s Unity Desktop
  • 75% of Ubuntu Users Also Use Windows (And Other Fun Stats)

Ubuntu: “We’re not Linux”

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Ubuntu I was getting set to download and test the latest Ubuntu release (right now in beta), and decided it might be wise to skim the release notes to see what’s new.

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Leftovers: Kernel

  • Linus Torvalds Announces Linux Kernel 4.4 Release Candidate 3, Everything Is Normal
    Just a few moments ago, Linus Torvalds announced the release and immediate availability for download and testing of the third RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Linux 4.4 kernel.
  • A look at the kernel bisection scripts
    I've been hacking on the bisection scripts for quite some time now. Things got stalled for a bit in October/November. I introduced several bugs which caused me to lose multiple days of testing verification so I took a break and worked on other things to relieve my frustrations. They are now at the point where they could use some testing besides my own. Here's a walk through of what I have
  • Unconscious biases
    Matthew Garrett’s recent very good response to Eric Raymond’s recent post opposing inclusiveness efforts in free software reminded me of something I’ve been noticing more and more often: a very substantial proportion of the female developers I encounter working on the kernel are from non-European cultures where I (and I expect most people from western cultures) lack familiarity with the gender associations of all but the most common and familiar names.
  • Mesa 11.1.0 3D Graphics Library Release Candidate 2 Has over 60 Bugfixes
    Today, November 30, 2015, Collabora's Emil Velikov has announced the release and immediate availability for download of the second RC (Release Candidate) build of the upcoming Mesa 11.1.0 open source 3D graphics library software.

Leftovers: Software

  • Laptop Mode Tools Review - Increase the Battery Life of Your Laptop
    I tested Laptop Mode Tools in Ubuntu 15.10, and it’s available in the official repos. You can use the Ubuntu Software Center to install it, and in this case, it’s quite useful because it also provides the option to install a couple more packages, one for Ethernet devices settings and the other one for Advanced Power Management (APD).
  • 5 Best Online Image Editor Free For Websites, Blogs And Social Media
    Images are everywhere, from a small blog post to social media. One of the best ways to attract customers to your content is through a unique and attractive graphic that describes what the whole content is all about. There are numerous software that let you design images for blogs and social media, but that needs to start from scratch. What if we have tools that get us going right from we open the tools for the first time. That’s what we are going to talk about. We’re going to mention 5 best online image editor free & premium tools to create illustrative images for your websites, blogs and social media etc. without any hard work. So let’s do it.
  • Popcorn Time App Is Back, Now Made by Developers from Around the World
    The famous Popcorn Time app that allows people to stream movies and TV shows directly from torrents is back after the development was suspended for a few weeks.
  • APT 1.1 released
    After 1.5 years of work we released APT 1.1 this week! I’m very excited about this milestone.
  • Build Your Own Linux Cloud Alternative
    Lately it seems like cloud computing is all the rage. Unfortunately, the cloud computing bandwagon has completely forgotten about users with limited connectivity. This article will dive head first into solutions that allow folks to enjoy the advantages of running their own personal cloud without relying on off-site servers.
  • MKV Extractor Qt Review - A Simple Tool for Your MKV Needs
    MKV Extractor Qt is yet another tool that helps users manage MKV video files, and it has this function and this function only. The MKV container is becoming a lot more prominent in the industry, which is causing some problems to the community. This is only a container, and in theory, it should work on any systems and in any conditions, but that’s not happening. Sometimes users need to unpack the MKV file for various purposes.
  • KShutdown Review - Scheduled Shutdown, Restarts, and Other Actions on Linux
    KShutdown is an application that allows users to customize the shutdown procedure for Linux and Windows OS, with features like time delay or proper notifications.