Installing Ruby with rvm
by Nitin Venkatesh

From the time I discovered rvm, it has become the way of installing Ruby on a Linux box. So what is rvm? From the official page, RVM is a command-line tool which allows you to easily install, manage, and work ...

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Yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yakkety yak coming to a PC near you soon.
May 17, 2016, 2:05 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Now that the dust has settled from the official release of Xenial Xerus(what is a xerus anyways? Does anyone know?), we get to look forward to the next release of Ubuntu, Yakety Yak (16.10). In case you don't know the 16.10 stands for the release date, 2016, month of October. Alpa 1 is expected to drop June 30th, a little ...

LibreOffice GSoC will bring some much needed UI improvements
May 9, 2016, 1:14 p.m. by Roland Taylor

LibreOffice is participating in the Google Summer Of Code this year, and while this is no gaurantee of anything (as nothing in life is ever 100% certain), some interesting work is planned for the UI. The most notable (IMO) are: "Area Fill Options Made Consistent" One of the biggest peeves when working with LibreOffice (something I do every week, even ...

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Move the Unity Launcher to the bottom...
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One of the bigger features in 16.04 (in my opinion) but less obvious is the ability to move the Unity Launcher to the bottom of the screen. This makes the Unity Launcher feel a little more traditional and in my opinion a lot easier to cope with. (Honestly I have never been a huge fan of unity.) This can easily ...

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS has hit the market..
April 21, 2016, 5:03 p.m. by Joshua Bell

So Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Long Term Support) has hit the market today, so I thought this would be a time to remind everyone their upgrade options. LTS is the version you should be on if you are running a production machine (ie: work device) and you count on it for day to day use and depend on reliability and don't ...

Using terminal to get weather updates...
April 14, 2016, 1:41 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Over at they have shown us how to get a 3-day weather forecast, moon phases and some other features. Using the terminal and curl. Essentially it boils down to making sure you have curl installed. sudo apt-get install curl And running a simple command line: sudo curl If it complains about not being able to find your location ...

Visual Studio Code 1.0 is released...
April 14, 2016, 1:41 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Just wanted to get the notice out there that Visual Studio Code 1.0 is offically out and yes there is a Linux version.. So if you are interested now is the time to download it. It is in keeping of Microsoft's new strategy of being every where all at once.

Release Party!
April 9, 2016, 9:15 a.m. by Joshua Bell

It is a great pleasure, and excitement, and somewhat sad (to see this 2 week project somewhat come to and end) to announce that has finally come to the Windows 10 Store. It is officially available on Desktop and Mobile devices. Be sure to pick it up today, and leave me some feedback.

Waiting... is the hardest part...
April 7, 2016, 7:44 p.m. by Joshua Bell

Tonight I am excited to announce that I have officially submitted the official Windows 10 App to the app store and with any luck at all it will be approved... But here we are waiting...

Bash on Windows 10
April 7, 2016, 7:39 p.m. by Joshua Bell

We usually cover Linux around here...but this is Ubuntu related news so now that Hell has officially frozen over with the release of Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Build 14316.rs1_release.160402-2217 (I didn't make that up) Ubuntu is officially on Windows (kind of). Why? I am not exactly sure but I thought I would go ahead and give it a whirl... ...

Coming to a Windows 10 Store Near you...
April 3, 2016, 8:04 p.m. by Joshua Bell

I call hypocrisy! Oh wait you too! Okay, okay just hear me out... Honestly, I delayed this post because I didn't want anyone to think it was a April Fool's joke... Lets face it...its not like it use to be... Microsoft and Canonical are now playing kiss face with each other... and Linux has made some serious in roads in ...

Tech Giants: Modernize Your Motivations
April 3, 2016, 2:12 p.m. by Roland Taylor

This is not a rant. It is a word of advice to companies which produce software or hardware that Linux users may use. It has been sitting in my drafts for a while, but I feel it is still worth releasing, even if those whom it may concern will probably never read it. So, you are a Tech Giant. At ...

A LONG awaited feature is coming to LibreOffice Impress
April 3, 2016, 1:55 p.m. by Roland Taylor

Have you ever been doing an Impress presentation, noticed a glaring flaw, and felt that overwhelming embarassment of knowing that you can't do anything about it without stopping the running presentation? Yes? Well... chin up, friend. Hope is on the horizon! The hope comes in the form of recent activity on this bug, which has been around since 2011 (COME ...

Update on Openshot 2.0 Review
April 3, 2016, 1:42 p.m. by Roland Taylor

Well, after trying to edit a short clip in Openshot 2.0 (latest beta), for about half and hour, I repeatedly ran into a major show stopper. It literally uses all of the available CPU resources (all logical cores). This occurs if you: Try to watch or preview a clip more than once. Try to select a position on the timeline. ...

Canonical Announces Ubuntu Windows Remix, To Become Full Ubuntu Flavour
March 31, 2016, 2:53 p.m. by Roland Taylor

If you weren't sure the world is ending, Canonical and Microsoft have completely sealed the deal this time. Ubuntu Windows Remix logo Just one day after Microsoft announced the unthinkable - Linux (well, Bash, mainly) on Windows, Canonical has announced a new, mixed-source spin of the Ubuntu you know and love, with a Windows 10 interface (including the good ole' ...

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