Author Archives: Brian Thomason

New Linux Documentary Project Hits Kickstarter

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here, but some of you may remember me for my short lived “Download of the Week” article while I was working at Canonical. Others may remember me for […]

6 May 2013
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Eucalyptus 3.1 Alpha Available for Ubuntu 12.04 [Cloud]

Back in November of last year, after over four enjoyable years at Canonical, I was approached by Eucalyptus and joined their team shortly thereafter. And, as the Debian/Ubuntu Release Engineer for Eucalyptus, I am happy and proud to announce our first Alpha packages for our 3.1 release.

4 May 2012
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Ubuntu Download of the Week: Oil Rush

I've refrained from featuring non-free/paid apps/games for a bit now, but feel this one deserves its place as Download of the Week: Oil Rush

29 August 2011
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Download of the Week: Coherence Plugin for Rhythmbox

To mix things up, this episode of Download of the Week will not feature an application or a game, but rather a plugin: rhythmbox-plugin-coherence.

8 August 2011
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Ubuntu Download of the Week: Neverputt

Neverputt is a 3D miniature golf game for 1-4 players. You are in the first-person hot-seat and must control the direction and velocity of the ball in order to be successful. Whether you'd like to just relax and play a little putt-putt in peace, or challenge yourself with a bizarre combination of holes, Neverputt will not disappoint. It ships with seven different courses by default, ranging from easy to insanely difficult.

19 July 2011
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Download of the Week: The Clockwork Man

The Clockwork Man is an artistic, hidden object game set in the Victorian Era with a strong Steampunk vibe. And it's our download of the week.

6 June 2011
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Download of the Week: Family Farm

Family Farm is a new arrival to the Software Center. Unlike the wildly successful Facebook game FarmVille, Family Farm is more of a simulation focusing on not just the advancement of the farm itself, but also the family unit that runs it.

24 May 2011
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Download of the Week: Byobu

Byobu is a script that launches GNU screen with a custom configuration which among other things, provides handy system information in the bottom two lines of the screen session itself such as how many system updates are available, memory usage, and date/time.

10 May 2011
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Download of the Week: Hex-a-hop

Hex-a-hop is a simple yet fun little puzzle game where you take a little girl hopping across tiles in efforts to destroy all the green tiles on the board. Brukkon is more involved and provides features such as movable bridges, different weather conditions, and disappearing tiles.

2 May 2011
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Download of the Week: TuxCards

I'm here to kick off the first installment of Ubuntu Download of the Week where I will introduce you to a new hidden gem of an app or game each and every Monday that might just make your life a little bit more enjoyable, or at the very least, give you something to fiddle with each Monday while you're trying to find the will to actually get the work week started.

25 April 2011