Anthony upgrades to Xubuntu 11.04

Late last night, I upgraded to Xubuntu 11.04, running the newest version of XFCE. As I’ve previously noted, not much caring for the changes to regular Ubuntu (nor GNOME), I thought I’d give moving to XFCE a try. Installation went reasonably smoothly, and I’ve since customized Xubuntu by installing a few of the GNOME programs

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Nook Color finally gains Android 2.2 upgrade, Flash, the long-promised app store

Barnes and Noble today has released a major upgrade for the Nook Color. Not only has it been upgraded to Android 2.2, but it now comes with the long-promised Barnes and Noble app store. Flash has also been included in the upgrade. More information may be found here: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2011/04/nook-color-gets-froyo-flash-facebook-and-angry-birds.ars While I’d imagine those of us

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PC World on 10 things supposedly killed by the smartphone

PC World magazine has an article about “10 things killed by the smartphone”: http://www.pcworld.com/article/225372/10_things_killed_by_the_smartphone.html The list consists of: MP3 players Portable game consoles Point-and-shoot cameras Personal video players Voice recorders Portable GPS navigation devices Personal digital assistants (PDAs) Wristwatches Paper maps Dialing 411 for directory assistance Quite an interesting list, though it fails to observe

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Thoughts on Ubuntu 11.04 (with Unity)

Earlier tonight, I gave Ubuntu 11.04 (“Natty Narwhal”) a go. This was “beta 2”—which actually booted, unlike the first beta. Pros Unlike GNOME 3, Unity seems to keep some of the same aspects and customization, as GNOME 2/previous versions of Ubuntu. Window-shading is present, as is spatial browsing. Minimize and maximize buttons are still present.

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