PvPonline has a funny iPhone-related strip for today.
If you’re Ubuntu-curious, try out Wubuntu, a web-based demo of the Ubuntu interface. It doesn’t give much real information though, since all it has is something that looks like the default Ubuntu interface (but not quite) and an embedded browser. Anyone who has actually used Ubuntu might be dissappointed, and the site owner proudly announces…
Epiphany kicks ass, but…
The default browser for Gnome, Epiphany, is a really good web browser. It’s more lightweight than Firefox and it integrates much better in to the Gnome desktop. It has a lot of useful extensions such as a very good Adblock, but my gripe is not being able to use my favorite FF extensions such as…
I upgraded my fiancée’s laptop a couple of days ago from Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) to 7.04 (Feisty Fawn). At first, update-manager didn’t offer the upgrade at all, and I had to delete the .update-manager -folder for it to work. Apparently this might be intentional, since quite a few people have had trouble with the…
From raincoaster’s blog, an example of the sickness of American gun laws: You can’t buy certain kinds of music in WalMart, but you can buy guns. A good read.
Get your feisty now!
I’m currently downloading the xubuntu flavour of Feisty Fawn for our old coffee room computer.
Progress bars rarely work. A bar displaying a percentage of completed tasks gives the user an often false idea of how much time is left. Unfortunately, as is pointed out in the comments of silentk’s blog post on the subject, the percentage of tasks completed does not tell how processor-intensive the remainder of the tasks…
Google Maps for mobiles – very nice!
At Google they seem to know how to make good mobile applications. After getting a hint from a friend via email, I installed Google’s latest mobile map software on my Nokia 6233 phone. Initially I ran into some trouble — for some strange reason the UI was all in German! Perhaps they thought that wouldn’t…
Funny “I’m a Mac / I’m a PC” spoof videos
If you’ve seen Apple’s I’m a Mac / I’m a PC -videos, you might find these amusing. Looks like Novell is behind some of them.
I’m really pleasantly suprised how well the desktop effects in Ubuntu Feisty work. They’re supposedly still pretty experimental, but the default compiz effects run just fine on my 4-year-old HP laptop with Mobile Radeon 9000 w/32 MB VRAM. And I’m using the open source ‘radeon’ driver. Obviously I’d get seriously better performance on a more…