Editorial


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 ...


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 ...


Vivaldi - Ghost Of Opera's Past
Jan. 28, 2015, 10:55 a.m. by Roland Taylor

A new browser is among us, in the form of Vivaldi, and it's all about bring the old to the new. This is a good thing. I didn't think I'd be saying this about a closed-source, yet-another-browser - browser, but a few minutes in, I'm already impressed. If, like me, you've been: On the interwebs for long enough A power ...


What are converged apps?
Aug. 7, 2014, 9:02 a.m. by Roland Taylor

Converge: (of several people or things) come together from different directions so as eventually to meet. Source: Google. With the arrival of Ubuntu Touch and the Ubuntu SDK, there has been a lot of talk about so-called "Converged Apps". But just what are they? One App - Many Faces A "Converged App" is simply an application that can run on ...


Ubuntu Touch to include "libITCH"
April 2, 2014, 8:21 p.m. by Roland Taylor

You're in an important meeting, your phone is in your bag, so you have it on silent, and you'd hate to have it vibrating all over the table. How will you ever know that you have incoming notifications? Enter libITCH. This revolutionary library for human-interaction allows your phone to use you, the user as a notification centre. No more vibrating ...


Still Around
March 6, 2014, 1:09 p.m. by Roland Taylor

As you may have noticed, things have been quiet around here. But, we have our reasons! And good reasons, by the way. That being said - look out for a slow trickle of tips and tricks from me in the coming weeks. I am taking a break from Linux news for the time being (to be honest, I don't like ...


Merry Christmas!
Dec. 25, 2013, 7:09 a.m. by Roland Taylor

Merry Christmas to all of our readers! May God bless you all this year to come, and may you receive the greatest gift ever given! Enjoy your day and what's left of the year :)!


The Fat Lady Sings
Dec. 17, 2013, 8:22 a.m. by Roland Taylor

Opera may have dropped Linux, but then it doesn't matter. Ever since Opera (disappointingly) switched to basing its code off Chromium/Blink, we Linux users have waited patiently for Linux support to return to this not-so-relevant browser that once revolutionized the web with tabbed browsing and a MDI interface. The frustration with Opera for not supporting Linux in their latest builds ...


Smartphone-less?
Oct. 7, 2013, 7:36 p.m. by Joshua Bell

This is actually something I have been meaning to write for some time now but due to time restrictions and a new job (which has actually lead to inspiring this article) has kept me very busy over the last four weeks. About four weeks ago a bit of an experiment was forced upon me as I left one job to ...


A Peek Inside 2buntu
Sept. 21, 2013, 2:20 p.m. by Nathan Osman

Most Ubuntu blogs these days are running WordPress. So it may surprise a number of our readers to learn that we actually run our own custom blogging engine. Very little has been said here regarding our platform and how we run things under the hood, so I thought it might be worthwhile to go into a bit of detail. History ...


New API - and an Apology
Sept. 18, 2013, 7:55 a.m. by 2buntu.com

First an apology: we sincerely regret the brief period of downtime last night. Actually, it was closer to a few hours. This was caused by a database migration that succeeded and an attempt to restart the website that failed. Therefore the code thought the database was in a different state than it actually was. Hopefully all of this has been ...


Timeout.
Sept. 14, 2013, 10:18 p.m. by Roland Taylor

I took the post on Mir down. And it won't be going back up. I'm also going on a break from blogging here. I need time to think and get some things together.


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