Linux

Mount box.net drives in Linux

I was one of the lucky few to receive a 50GB upgrade from box.net, (or box.com where they now live, marketing fail?) when I installed their Android app. I don’t have a use for that much storage on my phone but on my desktop machines? Oh yes! This forum post […]

Desktop apps

Scroll like you mean it in Windows

One of the most annoying aspects of Windows after using Linux on the desktop for 10+ years was how the mouse wheel scrolled windows. On Linux desktops I could hover over a window and scroll it without focusing. It was really useful when I had a browser window with instructions […]

Android , Linux

Install Ubuntu on your Android Phone

With this app you can install Ubuntu on your Android phone. It has to be rooted obviously and it’s definitely not this. It looks like this installs Ubuntu in the same way as in the video above. It’s an app that runs in the background and you use a VNC […]

Linux

Howto: Install XFCE in Ubuntu 11.10

You realise how spoiled you are by the ease at which software can be installed in Linux only when you’ve done the same in Mac OS X or Windows. apt-get or aptitude will install a wide variety of software and in the case of aptitude will remove the software and […]

Linux

Open large files in Vim with care

If you want to load a large file in Vim you should disable the swap file to speed things up. It’s simple to do as well: Vim -n file.txt If a file is over 4096K or so and I have enough system RAM (not usually a problem) I’ll do it […]

Linux

Ubuntu: ALT TAB between browser windows?

I’m still using Ubuntu’s Unity desktop, which is saying a lot as I switched back to Gnome within a week or so of the previous release of Ubuntu. One of the remaining bugbears I had with Unity was the window or task switcher. It was impossible to switch between Chrome […]

Linux

How open is Android?

The Android Wikipedia page is quite a read. I’m particularly taken with the research into how “open” it is (not really, compared to other projects) as I’ve never seen a commit log or discussion of patches for it. Moreover, our findings suggest that Android would be successful regardless of whether […]

Linux

Hello Ubuntu 11.04

Today is the big day. A new release of Ubuntu Linux is out. Version 11.04 or “Natty Narwhal” is the first to ship with the Unity desktop and I’m very impressed! If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the Ubuntu website or this handy guide. I like: The auto […]

C64 , Linux

Every OS Sucks

I’m sure I’ve heard this before but the video is new to me. Enjoy! Odd that their C64 isn’t plugged in. The power cable went in at the side. The joystick ports are strangely blacked out too. Gosh, might it not be a real Commodore 64? (via) April 30th, 2021 […]

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