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… Continue reading Epiphany kicks ass, but…

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Feisty upgrade

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… Continue reading Feisty upgrade

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Gun happy

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.

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Get your feisty now!

I’m currently downloading the xubuntu flavour of Feisty Fawn for our old coffee room computer.

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Progress bars

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… Continue reading Progress bars

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