More posts in “Opinion”

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Has Interest in Ubuntu Peaked?

This graph represents Google search volume for Ubuntu (the OS) from 2004 until now, 2017. Looking at the image it us hard to not conclude one thing: that interest in Ubuntu has peaked. But has it? I think there are a couple […]

23 March 2017

Do You Remember the KDE Bouncy Ball Widget?

Laughing as I threw a small red ball around my desktop — that's my earliest memory of using KDE. But what happened to the bouncy ball widget?

10 March 2017
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6 Reasons Why I Love Using KDE Connect on Ubuntu

I love using KDE Connect on Ubuntu with the app's indicator applet. It's the easiest way to connect my Android phone to my Linux desktop.

14 February 2017

Man, I Used To Think My Ubuntu Desktop Looked So Cool…

It is crazy how fast — and how drastically — tastes change.  The desktop screencast in the video player aboves my Ubuntu 8.10 desktop as it looked back in 2008, in all its gaudy, over-glossed glory. AWN? Check. Screenlets? […]

12 January 2017

We Never Said Ubuntu Phone Is Dead. Here’s What We Actually Wrote Line-by-Line

I didn't want to write this post but a lot of people are raging at us for writing an article we didn't. So, join me as I go through we actually wrote, line-by-line.

8 January 2017

You Can’t Move Window Controls to the Right on Ubuntu

It’s been many, many years since Ubuntu decided to move the position of window control buttons from the right-hand side of application windows to the left. Many of you may recall that this switch wasn’t without […]

14 November 2016
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“Why Use Linux?” Answered In 3 Short Words

This post is not a typical post. I'm not going to change your life, or teach you a new trick. Instead I'm going to drag you down the rabbit hole…

19 October 2016
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Purism Want To Make a Truly Open-Source Linux Phone

Would you buy a truly open-source phone running nothing but free software? If you would, Purism want to know the sort of hardware specs you'd expect to get from it.

2 October 2016

Yikes — 92% Of You Say You Use 64-bit Ubuntu

92% of readers say they use a 64-bit version of Ubuntu as their primary OS, with just 7% relying on an Ubuntu 32-bit install.

20 September 2016
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Flowblade Linux Video Editor – Is It Any Good?

There are plenty of awesome Linux video editors, including Kdenlive, Blender and Shotcut — but Flowblade is rarely mentioned. Why? We find out.

30 August 2016
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Should Geary Adopt Single-Stroke Search?

If you’ve ever used the (frankly awesome) desktop e-mail app Geary, its maintainer has a question for you. He’s launched a poll asking for your feedback on whether the app should switch to instant search […]

19 August 2016
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What Apps Do You Wish Linux Had, Or Can’t Find a Replacement For?

If you could magically, instantly, create any sort of app for the Linux desktop right now, what would it be?

24 July 2016