Microsoft are pushing for changes to the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware specifications that would prevent any operating system apart from Windows 8 being able to boot on a computer.
The second beta of Ubuntu One's native Windows client slipped out into the wild recently. As an avid user of the Ubuntu One cloud storage service I just had to try it out...
Microsoft have been busy showing off Windows 8 today - and, to their credit, it's looking and behaving pretty different to any release of Windows in the past. Whatever your take on the release, there are a number of features and changes present in Windows 8 that may provide some competitive flair for Linux developers to work against.
Recently a number of you in the OMG! Ubuntu community have been wondering about my "Ubuntu is Easy" videos, and why I have chosen to create a series of what seem like extremely simple tutorials. A few of you have wondered if they're even necessary. A few more think that I shouldn't use Windows at all if I'm a true open source proponent. Here's my short answer to that and more Linux politics.
Dual booters, or even full-time Windows users, who want to add some Ambiance style to their Windows 7 desktop can do so by downloading and install the 'Ubuntu 11' theme for Windows 7.
'Ext2explore' allows you to browse a Linux partition - be it Ext2, ext3 or ext4 - from within Windows, giving you the options to 'save' any files needed to a location of your choosing within Windows.
There is no denying that Internet Explorer 9 has found fans with its design revamp. Firefox users wishing to "mimic" the look can now do so.
Banshee 2.0 has just been released, bringing with it numerous new features such as user interface improvements, album/artist track actions, sound menu and Ubuntu One Music store extensions and more. Those that have been keeping up with the development of Banshee unstable probably won't notice many new features, but if you're upgrading from the last stable version (1.8) it's sure to be a vast improvement.
I deleted my Windows partition yesterday after asking myself one question: what the hell do I use it for?
Long for the look of the Windows OS that never was? The Longhorn Linux transformation pack has hit beta and now comes with an automatic installation script for simple installation on Ubuntu 10.10.
As a hostage of ancient hardware I'm forced to keep a copy of Windows XP close to hand. If there's one thing I hate more than the need to run virtualization software at all it's the lack of harmony it creates in my daily workflow. That's why I use an Ambiance theme for Windows XP.
The first alpha of Banshee 1.9.4 for Windows has been officially released for testing.