Ubuntu

Some months ago I resurrected a Windows 7 Ultimate computer I had retired a couple years ago after it threw one too many (and consecutive) BSODs. I suspected that all my problems likely stemmed from trying to ‘upgrade’ it from Windows Vista to Windows 7 when I really should have just bought an OEM version of Windows 7. Doing a clean install of Windows 7 Pro seemed to fix all my problems. This was back in April and I got busy with work and other projects. Plus, at that time I really didn’t have a place to keep it setup in my home…

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Tablet News Week of February 17th

Very slow Tablet News week, not really sure why… Canonical Announces New Ubuntu Mobile OS for Tablets – UK based Canonical had already debuted their Ubuntu (Linux) Smart Phones at CES earlier this year. Now they are going to be providing Ubuntu for Tablets such as those by HTC. Unlike the Android and Windows tablets, the Ubuntu OS tablets allow for multiple password protected user accounts (share one tablet with multiple family members) and guest mode. Google’s Nexus 7 Tablet Sold 4.6 Million Units During 2012 – While this is impressive, they were still beat out by the Apple iPad…

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Ubuntu will now track Mozilla updates

The Ubuntu developers are now tracking Mozilla’s rapid release cycle, releasing the updated version 8.0 of Mozilla’s Firefox and Thunderbird. Previously, Ubuntu distributions would have stuck with the major version they were released with, say 3.0, and only updated to the minor versions as they arrived, 3.0.1, 3.0.2 and so on… “ More  The H Open Source: News and Features ↑Go get it↓

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BootMed

I’m downloading this later. Certainly looks like a useful tool.I retrieved some files from a partition I messed up recently using BrowserLinux and that was as simple as moving them from one folder to another but this is much more.I have some family and friends who do not seem to understand the importance of regular maintenance on Windows and I think this will make the job simpler when I get the call.From a review: the idea of using Linux to help teach Windows users how to recover their files has invoked a few chuckles amongst the Linux community as well…

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Pondering Linux

Note: I am posting this both on my personal El Guru and Firefox Extension Guru’s Blogs to get as much feedback as I can on this. As some my long time Firefox Blog readers may recall I had experimented a bit back in 2007 with Linux Ubuntu. Never really got a chance to do much with it as about six-months after I had installed Ubuntu I had to replace the computer. Given everything I do online, I could not be without a computer for a few days. Because of this I could not go my usual route and have one…

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We’ve Turned 3!

Back on May 1st, The Firefox Extension Guru’s Blog turned 3. Taking a looking back around May 1st for the past 3-years, here were some of the big news items: 2006 Mike Schroepfer announced developers were yanking Places from the then upcoming Firefox 2 release. Bon Echo/Firefox 2 Alpha 2 release. 2007 Support for both Firefox and Thunderbird 1.5 would be ending soon. Dell was going to offer (on some systems) Ubuntu & OpenOffice.org instead of Windows Vista and Office 2007 The Guru begins to experiment with Ubuntu. 2008 The failed takeover/merger of Yahoo! by Microsoft. Still not sure if…

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Fx 2.0.0.6 Ubuntu & Epiphany

I have not had much luck with Firefox on Ubuntu lately. I booted up into Ubuntu earlier today and ran the software updates which included an upgraded to Firefox 2.0.0.6 (release not nightly). Now, I am back to the point where Firefox just freezes after a couple minutes. Not sure what is causing this, last time it was due to the Kernel update around Memorial Day, but that was fixed with another Kernel update and going to 2.0.0.4. I suspect it may be something gone afoul in my profile, so next time I will start with a fresh profile. While…

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Ubuntu & Microsoft: NO DEAL!

Sounds as if the Ubuntu founders either think Microsoft is bluffing with the threat of patent infringements or could be they are not falling for Microsoft’s patent protection deal (blackmail) . Novell, Xandros, Linspire … and Ubuntu? Nope, it’s not gonna happen, says Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of the popular Linux distribution, debunking rumors that Ubuntu will be the next to agree to a patent protection deal with Microsoft. “Allegations of ‘infringement of unspecified patents’ carry no weight whatsoever. We don’t think they have any legal merit, and they are no incentive for us to work with Microsoft on any…

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Ubuntu Update

It has been a while since I have been into Ubuntu. I think the last time I was on was around Memorial Day when the Kernel update caused problems with Fx 2.0.0.3. Today I went back in and updated the Kernel again and went to Fx 2.0.0.4. Fx is running smoothly now. So my next issue to tackle was the on again/off again sound. Looking through some troubleshooting sites for Ubuntu Sound issues I came across the site: Debugging Sound Problems. Keep in mind my system came with a built-in sound chip on the motherboard but I had added my…

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