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Don't worry, I haven't died...

Posted 05-03-2011 at 03:58 PM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)
Updated 05-03-2011 at 04:00 PM by beetleman64

I noticed that my last blog post here was on the 26th of January -- over 3 months ago. Unfortunately, my life has been quite busy lately, and is likely to remain so for the next month or so whilst I get my Higher exams out the way. But after the final exam (which, incidentally, is computing on 3rd of June), I'll have just 3 weeks before my summer holidays. No idea what I'll be doing over summer, but I'll aim to get a couple of posts up per week whatever I'm doing.

Until then, however,...
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Playing Nicely

Posted 01-26-2011 at 02:56 PM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)

The announcement that versions of Ubuntu from 11.10 will be shipping with Qt has caused a little furore in the Linux world, as they are attempting to bridge what looks like a fairly wide chasm. Obviously, those in the know will be aware that Qt and GTK+ (the toolkit currently included with Ubuntu) are used by KDE and GNOME respectively, and both have very different design philosophies.

But while this looks impossible, I have to admire Canonical and the Ubuntu community for their efforts....
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Happy New Year!

Posted 12-31-2010 at 06:15 PM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)

It is Saturday the 1st of January 2011 (or 1/1/11) here in Scotland, and has been for around 15 minutes. And what a year it has been. Open source may have become invisible, but that didn't stop the march of Linux into many aspects of our lives - not least mobile phones.

But we can't stay serious for long. Have a great 2011, wherever you may be, whomever you're with, and whatever you're doing! And you never know: 2011 may just be the year of Linux...
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Stop being a chameleon

Posted 11-17-2010 at 04:06 PM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)

I was reading in the latest issue of Linux Format about a thing called Parallax. This is essentially a technology which will allow for facial and bodily recognition and will react to various movements. For example, if you lean back in your chair whilst watching a video, the video may become full screen. Or, should you stray away from your desk, notifications will appear larger, or the volume will increase. The ability to use facial recognition for login is fairly obvious.

This represents...
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Off on their own

Posted 10-26-2010 at 05:45 AM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)
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The announcement that Ubuntu is to seperate from GNOME from its new release is perhaps the perfect answer to the spat which took place last month over Canonicals contributions to the GNOME desktop. Personally, however, I feel that this move comes as no surprise and is 100 % the correct thing to do in the circumstances. From licensing H.264 to OEMs, to the partner repository to the Software Centre, Canonical has consistently seen itself as destinct from the larger Linux community. This is the latest...
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