Monthly Archives: August 2011

Kindle for $99

Amazon is now offering refurbished Kindles for $99, which probably means that new Kindle models are coming very soon. As someone who’s written numerous ebooks, I can say that this is definitely good news. -JM

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GNOME 3 In Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

It looks like that you will be able to easily install GNOME 3 in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, due to Unity’s migration from GTK2 to GTK3 code. With any luck, the ability to easily switch to GNOME 3 will mitigate … Continue reading

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Ubuntu users hate Unity

Phoronix recently ran a survey asking its readers what they dislike about Ubuntu. Apparently, they really, really hate Unity. Unity inspires a love it or hate it reaction, but it looks like hate is so far predominating. -JM

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Configure WordPress To Use An External SMTP Server

So you’ve set up your Ubuntu box to host a WordPress server, but now you want to configure your WordPress installation to send email via an external SMTP server. How to do it? I suggest using the excellent wp-mail-smtp plugin. … Continue reading

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Ubuntu Software Center…

…is getting a shiny new look. Might not be ready in time for 11.10, but I bet it’ll definitely be in the next LTS. -JM

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Diablo 3 requires a constant Internet connection…

…reports Ars Technica. Well, that sucks. More the advantage for Torchlight 2, I suppose. -JM

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