Monthly Archives: June 2011

Install Ubuntu 11.10 from a USB-bootable ISO

This is cool – it looks like Ubuntu 11.10 will ship with a hybrid ISO image, which means that you can simply copy the contents of the image to a USB drive to make it bootable. Very handy. Of course, … Continue reading

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Windows 8

Here’s an article describing some of the radical UI changes coming Windows 8. Hopefully this will go a bit better than Ubuntu Unity and Fedora 15. -JM

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Disable Protected View in Microsoft Office 2010

If you’ve used Microsoft Office 2010, you might have noticed that when opening documents from a network location, you sometimes get the “Protected View” message, which prevents you editing the document. This is a good safety precaution when opening documents … Continue reading

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Install Avidemux on Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal does not, unfortunately, come with any software for editing videos (though, in my opinion, the lack of a built-in chess game s a much more egregious oversight.) Fortunately, though, this lack is easily corrected. The free … Continue reading

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GNOME 3 is terrible

This is just an opinion, of course, and opinions may vary. But I’ve been using both Ubuntu 11.04’s Unity interface, and GNOME 3 with Fedora 15, and I have to say, I really, really don’t like GNOME 3. It breaks … Continue reading

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Duke Nukem Forever…

…was not, apparently, worth the wait. -JM

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Torchlight 2 and LAN play

I really enjoyed the original Torchlight (though I still haven’t beat it), so I was quite pleased to see that Torchlight 2 will have LAN play for multiplayer. Though I imagine this will lead to many enraged teenage boys screaming … Continue reading

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The $0.99 Ubuntu Beginner’s Guide Is #1 In Germany

In a very narrow category, of course. But still number one. My book “The $0.99 Ubuntu Beginner’s Guide” is, as of this writing, currently #1 in “Kindle-Shop > eBooks > Fremdsprachige eBooks > Englisch > Computer & Internet > Betriebssysteme … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 10.10 on Asus Netbooks

Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat will come preinstalled on three models of Asus netbooks. (Interesting that they’re not using 11.04 for this. I’ve come to strongly suspect that Unity is having a negative impact on Ubuntu adoption.) Of course, not everyone … Continue reading

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Run GNOME 3 On A Fedora 15 Virualbox 4.0.8 Virtual Machine

I am pleased to report that I got GNOME 3 in Fedora 15 in all of its splendors (and all of its defects) working properly in a Fedora 15 Virtualbox machine. However, it took a bit of tweaking. Here’s what … Continue reading

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