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Google Chrome hogs the limelight

I've just noticed that Google Chrome (Chromium in my case) now starts automatically on login to Ubuntu Linux. Even when I remove it from Preferences > Startup Applications, it just reinstates itself the next time I launch it.

April 12, 2011 by

DOS boot still frustrates laptop Linux

Systems like Ubuntu will remain education and hobbyist environments. Until you can deliver the applications people need and use (a changing landscape) without leaving the GUI, users who buy your line will just be making bricks.

April 14, 2010 by

Can Wine make Ubuntu better for Ed Tech?

One of the keepers of the Ubuntu software respositories (called MOTUs, or Masters of the Universe) has proposed a mainstream inclusion of Wine with Ubuntu. For any of you unfamiliar with Wine, it is a body of software that allows Linux users to run a variety of Windows applications.

December 15, 2008 by

Whose is the standard Linux?

If Ubuntu does win the "Linux desktop" wars, does that make a standard which application developers must write to? And if running your Linux applications through the Ubuntu distribution becomes the standard practice, doesn't that make Ubuntu the "standard Linux."

May 1, 2007 by

Ian Murdock, cat herder

Murdock has penned in more market cap than Microsoft has, and is building something solid on that base that applications can be written to, regardless of distribution or user interface. Write your program to the LSB, in other words, and it will run on Novell or Ubuntu, under KDE or GNOME.

April 22, 2006 by

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