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Things that annoy me in Ubuntu

Posted 10-22-2010 at 04:55 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

I'm currently using Ubuntu on my desktop computer, and would like to share some of my issues with it and Gnome.

1) Updater creating popups and stealing my window focus
Updating is supposed to be a great feature of Linux distributions, but Ubuntu sucks at the GUI end of it. While updating I have to either leave my computer alone until the process is finished or face annoying popups in the middle of my screen every five seconds with a progress bar on them for every stage of...
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Ubuntu 1st, Mac 2nd, Windows DNF

Posted 10-21-2010 at 10:36 AM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)

Apple's announcement that a Mac OS App store would be a major presence is Mac OS X 10.7 Lion was perhaps unsurprising. After all, what more would you expect from the company which essentially introduced the idea on the iPhone and now the iPad. What is surprising is that Apple has been beaten to it by none other than Ubuntu, an OS whose unashamed vision is to take on and beat Apple at their own game.

Users of Ubuntu 10.10 will doubtless be aware of the inclusion in the Software Centre...
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Red Hat's Missed Opportunity

Posted 10-18-2010 at 04:20 PM by beetleman64 (Sensible World of Linux)
Updated 10-18-2010 at 04:22 PM by beetleman64 (typos)

Those of us who use Ubuntu will be aware that Ubuntu has got a "partner repository", a repository which contains proprietary software which, by nature, cannot be included in the main repository. It is an idea which I personally think is excellent, as it allows software which goes against the principals of Open Source to be included for the benefit of standard users.

It's such a good idea that I'm amazed no-one else has copied it. Those who use a distro outwith the Ubuntu...
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Pandora Client for Gnome

Posted 09-25-2010 at 04:42 PM by jkzfixme

Who has two thumbs and is always closing the web browser with pandora running ? This Guy ! I splurged and bought the Bose Companion 5 speaker set for my computer and now the living room is pumping out classic funk ! However I am constantly closing the browser by accident. So the answer I came across was pithos.

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Pithos is a Pandora client for the GNOME Desktop. The official Flash-based client is a CPU hog, and Pianobar is a great reverse-engineered implementation, but is command-line
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Installing Ubuntu in windows using Virtualbox

Posted 06-19-2010 at 09:24 AM by sheshta
Updated 06-19-2010 at 09:28 AM by sheshta

This Article First Appeared in Mostafa Sheshtawy's blog ( Images for the steps are located in the blog)

As everyone knows , The new Ubuntu (Lucid Lynx) is released. It is pretty awesome and more stable than the ones before it. If you haven't seen what's up with the new ubuntu and its new look, i recommend reading this blog post Quick Review on Ubuntu 10.04 .

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So first step is downloading Ubuntu. It depends which version do you want. the 32-bit...
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