Firefox 52 began its roll out yesterday, bringing a bunch of small iterative improvements to the fore. Among the most significant change in the release is the decision to disable support for all NPAPI plugins bar Adobe Flash […]
Work on a new Minecraft launcher for Linux has been underway for a while, but is now ready for testing.
Chatty is a desktop twitch chat app written in Java — but is it any good? After a number of OMG! Ubuntu! readers recommended it, I took it for a whirl.
Canonical have reversed their decision to remove Java from Ubuntu users' machines. Oracle, the owners of Sun Java, retired the 'distributor license' that allows operating system vendors to provide the package to users in August of last year. This change in terms forced Ubuntu's security board to announce that it would be removing Sun JDK package from its 'Partner' repository, and 'upgrading' the official Java release on Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04 with an 'empty' package, thus disabling it. as a 'security measure'.
The news that Sun Java 6 will be removed from Ubuntu caused some users to panic. But as great a move as this turned out to be for open-source, OpenJDK is by no means perfect. Many applications, particularly those used in enterprise, don't play nicely with it, or refuse to run at all. Thankfully there is a solution.
Oracle's Sun Java JDK packages are to be removed from the Ubuntu partner repositories and disabled on users systems. Oracle, in retiring the 'Operating System Distributor License for Java', means Canonical no longer have permission to distribute the package. The change will affect Ubuntu 10.04 LTs, Ubuntu 10.10 and 11.04 users only.
"Getting things done" is, of late, a phrase alien to my work ethic. Rooting around for ways to help my concentrate I remember the 'Pomodoro Technique' - a time-management method that is, supposedly, meant to help. And thankfully there's an app for it.