This story has been bubbling most of this month and the moral outrage at IBM’s alleged breaking of its FOSS patent pledge has to stop. For one thing, it makes us look like a bunch of emotionally retarded children, for another, a bunch of legal and commercial simpletons… Here’s the orignal patent pledge press release:IBM … Continue reading
Full Circle Podcast #5: Manual Dexterity is available now. Some Ubuntu news, a KDE 4.4 review, and, for the first time, we have guests. With Simon Wears talking about MadJam and Benjamin Humphrey about Ubuntu Manual Project.The podcast is in MP3 and OGG formats. File Sizes: OGG 29.5Mb, mp3 21.5Mb; Runtime: 41 minutes 43 seconds.
Aqualung is stripped-down music player running on Linux, FreeBSD and Microsoft Windows. It plays audio CDs, streams and audio files. Befitting the LXDE desktop, Aqualung is lightweight player. Used to the visual glitz and feature-laden VLC, you might find it something of a step back in time. It looks either incredibly simple or incredibly clunky, … Continue reading
It’s nearly always the random-bug-generator sat in front of the keyboard! I nearly gave myself a bad day when I failed to get either Virtualbox OSE or the Sun-Oracle Virtualbox Free version working in Lubuntu. It wasn’t anyone else’s fault, I inadvertentaly got myself stuck in the half-way house between Lubuntu versions… Installing Virtualbox, I … Continue reading
If you listened to Full Circle Podcast Episode #4, you’ll have heard us talk about back-up solutions in response to a listener question. Between the team, we covered Ubuntu One, Dropbox, good old TAR scripts (previously posted here), external hard drives, not forgetting Drobo, for a NAS backup experience. Crashplan is mentioned below and Simple … Continue reading
Lucid Beta-2 and my biggest bug-bear with the Open-Source, freedom-to-bodge-it-yourself architecture… The Beta-2 massive update completed and I decided to go back to the long-promised evaluation of Gnome-shell. So going to Software Center, I selected Gnome-Shell and got the resulting screenshot.
Yep; the last upgrade not only broke something, but gave me a bug that’s been hanging around since at least February, where you get stuck at the gdm login screen in an endless loop… This occurred after an apt-get upgrade and apt-get dist-upgrade from Lucid Beta-1 to Beta-2 on Friday…
In advance of the release of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, we draw your attention to the documentation we’ve all been waiting for, the Ubuntu Manual.The pre-release draft (‘beta’) is available for preview. “Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04 is a complete beginner’s manual for Ubuntu, featuring comprehensive guides, How To’s and information on anything you need … Continue reading
I am not a KDE user. I made the controversial statement in a previous podcast that if I want to play with fisher-price toys, I would go to Toys-r-us. Surprisingly, nobody roasted me for that. Come on, Kubuntu users, where are you? KDE with its’ shiny, primary-coloured icons has never been my thing. That capital … Continue reading
Full Circle Podcast #4: Its Everyone Else’s Fault FCM Podcast #4 – MP3 [56:13m]: Download FCM Podcast #4 – OGG [56:13m]: Download We’re back, a little late, with a broken mike AND a vacuum cleaner in back! The podcast is in MP3 and OGG formats. This episode; news, backup solutions, Battle for Wesnoth, Heroes of Newerth and … Continue reading
Lurking in the System > Administration menu is a useful little tool masquerading under the name of System Tester. Its’ real name is Checkbox. “Checkbox provides tests to confirm you system is working properly. Once you are finished runnin the tests, you can view a summary report for your system.” In a set of guided … Continue reading