Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Released
by Nathan Osman

Today is an exciting day for Ubuntu users: Ubuntu 14.04 ("Trusty Tahr") has been released. Not only is Trusty a new release, it's also an LTS (long term support) release. Trusty will continue to be supported well into 2019. The ...

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The New 2buntu
3 days, 23 hours ago by 2buntu.com

Today is an exciting day for 2buntu. The 2buntu team has been hard at work behind the scenes working on something amazing. Today, one day before the release of Trusty, we are pleased to unveil the new 2buntu. This article is going to be quite long and detailed since we have a number of new and exciting things to announce. ...

Writing Tools for the Modern Writer
1 week, 1 day ago by Nitin Venkatesh

There are quite a few tools dedicated for writing out there. But I was looking for something that supported Markdown, version control and sharing capabilities. I've rounded up the three services I liked most (and which I use for different scenarios - writing short documents, blog posts and a novel). So here they are (not ordered by ranking): Typewrite Draft ...


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Squashing git commits with interactive rebase
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Sometimes you want to make a gazillion little commits to keep track of your project and then later on you wish you could combine them into a single commit. This comes in especially handy when you are working on code in a public repository. You don't want to see every little change you make reflected in the logs, it's just ...