October 2012

The following articles below were published during the month of October 2012 (times are based on UTC):

Articles

1995 called, and it wants its visuals back. Written by Roland Taylor 1 year, 5 months ago

In a clear bid to belittle the work done in Desktop Linux for the past 16~ years, Engadget, a hub for Windows and Mac users, decided to step out and write a rather disappointing article showcasing and comparing the most obscure and outdated Window Managers they could find. Infuriated does not begin to describe how I feel. I don't care if the author was paid or not, but you could not get me to do trash like that or have ...

MyUnity doesn't work in 12.10 currently Written by Roland Taylor 1 year, 5 months ago

Our apologies for the confusion regarding MyUnity in 12.10. As I've been very tied up with other things recently, I missed out on a lot of your comments and feedback for a while. It turns out that MyUnity is no longer support in 12.10 as we previously reported, and so I would suggest that you use another application such as Ubuntu Tweak or Unsettings for the time being.

Automagically Clear The Clutter from Gmail (The easy way) Written by Joshua Bell 1 year, 5 months ago

Many people use G-mail as their main email service and G-mail is loaded with features. Some features more obvious than others, and recently I have explored around ?ilters? Basically a filter allows you to filter mail, based on certain criteria that you set, some examples might be certain keywords, a specific address, or even attachment types. While many of us may not need to take advantage of filters in those ways, I came up with a way to filter out ...

Remember Nightingale? Here's how to install the latest builds! Written by Roland Taylor 1 year, 5 months ago

A couple of years(?) ago, Songbird discontinued support for Linux, and became one of the least popular Linux players pretty much overnight. Of course, with the number of Linux Media Players available, hardly anyone missed it... or did they? Anyway, letting bygones be bygones, time to turn our attention to the Linux successor to Songbird, Nightingale, which despite the lack of news concerning it, is still under very active development. Today, I recalled Nightingale and decided to install it. Only ...

I'm back! (Again!) Written by Roland Taylor 1 year, 5 months ago

So, it's been a while! In my last post I said I would get back to blogging around last week. Well, clearly that didn't happen, but that's actually because something good happened. I got a "new" laptop :D! It has meant that I've had to spend a lot of time setting up this system so I can get back to daily duties. I've also seen an increase in my on-again-off-again workload.     However, as of this week (today in ...

Ubuntu Open Week Written by Howard Chan 1 year, 5 months ago

After the Ubuntu 12.10 release here comes the question: Who are the guys behind the release? Are they all Canonical employees? Answer: No. Ubuntu Open Week is the place where you can find out. Ubuntu Open Week is three days of IRC + On air tuition and Q+A sessions all about getting involved in the rock-and-roll world that is the Ubuntu community. The Ubuntu Open Week organizers organize this week for the beginning of a new release cycle to help ...

Ubuntu 13.04 Named... Raring Ringtail! Written by 2buntu.com 1 year, 6 months ago

Earlier today, after much speculation and innumerable predictions, Mark Shuttleworth posted his normal blog post announcing the name for the next release of Ubuntu, 13.04. The name? Raring Ringtail. This roaring release aims to be ratified with riotous improvements to Ubuntu's performance in the mobile arena, and Mark even seems to have hinted at a possible Ubuntu Tablet Edition*. What remains to be realized, is if the Ringtail referred to is a Ringtailed Cat, a Ringtailed Lemur, a Ringtailed Roach, ...

What's coming soon Written by Roland Taylor 1 year, 6 months ago

So, for the past week or two, I've been rather rare on here, with good reason :) I've been a busy man, between work, "play", 3D modelling all day, and other things. However, I've not forgotten 2buntu, just not been able to pump out news like I wanted to. In the coming weeks, I will try to get some outstanding things sorted. One which I'm especially looking to get done is a (very long) overdue review of Zhackers. It's been ...

Canonical Community Team 24-hour marathon Written by Howard Chan 1 year, 6 months ago

The Six horsemen of the Canonical Community Team will be holding a 24-hr marathon starting tomorrow at 10:00 UTC. Join them in http://marathon.ubuntuonair.com/ and in #ubuntu-on-air. They are to raise funds for 6 different charities. Donate to the charities or support them tomorrow!