December 2012

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

Articles

Looks like we made it ;) Written by Roland Taylor 1 year, 3 months ago

...through the "end of the world ;). Now that it's over, let's return our focus to Christmas :) So why this post on a tech blog? Well because I'm thinking all this time, I've never given away anything, even digital, and between now and the 25th, I want to put together a little something, like a pack of Mission : Illumination wallpapers in high quality, or maybe you can suggest something. How are you going to celebrate this season (in ...

How to Install Qt 5.0 on Ubuntu 12.10 Written by Nathan Osman 1 year, 3 months ago

Well folks, today Digia has made a very special announcement - Qt 5.0 has been released! This is very exciting considering that it has been 7 years since Qt 4.0 was released. So what's new in this release? This page goes into detail on the new features so I won't waste time pasting them here. Here are just a couple things to whet your appetite: A brand new hardware accelerated graphics engine. Support for a number of C++11 features. Native ...

Samba 4 Written by Roland Taylor 1 year, 4 months ago

No, we're not here to make fun of another Duke Nuke Em forever. Samba 4 really did get released yesterday (surprisingly, to little fanfare), and is the first release where Samba can act as an Active Directory Controller. What's also cool about this release, is that it supports connecting with all releases of Windows currently supported by Microsoft (including Windows 8). Looks like the year of the Linux desktop can be put to rest. This is the season of the ...

We Have RSS Feeds Now! Written by 2buntu.com 1 year, 4 months ago

I am pleased to announce that RSS feeds are back! Well, to be technically correct, there really only is one feed at the moment and it contains the ten most recent articles that are published on the home page. Where can this mysterious RSS feed be found? I'm glad you asked! http://2buntu.com/rss We are planning to add some more feeds as time permits and you can help us decide what gets priority. Leave a comment letting us know what you ...

Blender 2.65 released Written by Roland Taylor 1 year, 4 months ago

Blender has been on a steamroller of releases in recent months, and today marks the release of yet another awesome release. The list of highlights this time is relatively short, but the highlights are big. Featured in this release are: Cycles: Support for custom Open Shading Language (OSL) shaders. Support for Motion Blur. Various improvements to the Fish-Eye Lens and Shading in general. User interaction improvements including border rendering outside of the camera view (you heard right). Optimizations. Smoke Simulation: ...

Ubuntu Core in/on a Nexus 7 Part 3: Newest updates and trashing part 2 for new methods Written by Howard Chan 1 year, 4 months ago

If you have installed Ubuntu Core 12.10 on a Nexus 7, please re-flash the image using the instructions written below. Try not to dist-upgrade. Yes sorry, but then sadly from the Ubuntu Nexus7 Team's newest meeting it seems like the second part of this programme needs a rewrite. Every week at Friday, 16:00 UTC, the Ubuntu Nexus7 Team gathered to give each other and the whole community the newest updates. So let us see what did they talk about yesterday. ...

Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) Alpha 1 for Kubuntu and Edubuntu released! Written by Howard Chan 1 year, 4 months ago

"I am a ring-tailed roarer. I can draw faster, shoot straighter, ride harder, and drink longer than any man alive. I'm the rip-snortinest cowboy that ever rode North, South, East or West of the Rio Grande." Pecos Bill, Tall Tale 1995 The first Alpha of the Raring Ringtail (to become 13.04) has now been released! This alpha features images for Edubuntu and Kubuntu. At the end of the 12.10 development cycle, the Ubuntu flavour decided that it would reduce the ...

Ubuntu Core in a Nexus 7:Part 2...... How to install a 13.04 daily image? Written by Howard Chan 1 year, 4 months ago

If you want Ubuntu Core 12.10 image in a Nexus 7 that is very easy: Unlock the bootloader, install the "Ubuntu Nexus7 Installer" and follow the instructions. However, the problem arises: How to install Ubuntu Core 13.04 in a Nexus 7? If you have been paying attention to cdimage.ubuntu.com, you should see a new folder called "daily-preinstalled". Click it, then click the "current" folder, then you see the images specialized for the Nexus 7. Here are the standard installation procedures: ...

Vote for 0 A.D. on Indie DB! Written by Roland Taylor 1 year, 4 months ago

Sorry I'm late with this one, but due to various issues I've only just spotted the notification! 0 A.D. has been nominated for Indie of the year, and it really deserves the title. However, your votes are needed! You can vote here: 0 A.D. on Indie DB

How to improve Compiz performance on AMD's Catalyst trash can. (I mean driver!) Written by Roland Taylor 1 year, 4 months ago

Or more specifically, if you use anything below the latest and greatest, and are forced to use their legacy driver as I am, here's how to actually use Unity without causing physical bodily harm to everyone around you when you throw your computer, doused in gasoline and burning. First, you must install CCSM. Then, go to Open GL. Then, disable Vertex buffer object Then, stop crying at how your life over. Then, enjoy your Unity Desktop (AT LAST!!!!) Amazingly, this ...

Ubuntu Core in a Nexus 7:Part 1...... What is the kernel!? Written by Howard Chan 1 year, 4 months ago

In this series I am going to bring you some interesting guides on installing Ubuntu Core onto a Asus Google Nexus 7. In a normal Ubuntu 12.10 Operating system you get a Ubuntu Linux kernel version 3.5.0-19.30, which is based on the upstream Linux 3.5.7 kernel. In Ubuntu 13.04 presently you get a Ubuntu Linux kernel version 3.7.0-4.12, which is based on the upstream Linux v3.7-rc7 kernel. Ubuntu 12.04 provides a 3.2.0-34.53 kernel, which is based on the upstream Linux ...