The BQ Aquaris E4.5 – an Ubuntu option for your mobile reading pleasure

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

I already reported more than once on the advent of Ubuntu Phones, which seek to bring the open-source popularity and ubiquity of Linux-based computing to mobile platforms. Now devices based on the platform are finally coming to market. And one of the first out of the gate is the bq Aquaris E4.5 [...]

Ubuntu Phone platform surmounts App Store envy?

By Paul St John Mackintosh
February 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ubuntu’s rather delayed attempt to crack the mobile market with a Linux-based mobile phone is getting even more attention than it otherwise might, not only because of its transition to an open source OS, but also because of its replacement for apps: Scopes. Ubuntu descibes these as: “a [...]

Ubuntu Phone sadly delayed yet again

By Paul St John Mackintosh
December 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve been a loyal and – mostly – contented user of Ubuntu, the free open-source Linux-based OS produced by Canonical that’s one of the most popular Linux distributions available. And I have not been a casualty of the controversy and factional faceoff over its new Unity GUI [...]

Weekend Roundup: Ubuntu makes history; The Strand gets snarky; Neil Gaiman gets his own road; and more

By Dan Eldridge
August 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

How The Strand sells print books to ebook readers (Boing Boing) Avi Solomon snapped this pic of the window display at NYC bookstore The Strand lauding the virtues of their “Real books priced lower than ebooks,” including the fact that you can read them during take-off and landing. * * [...]

Morning Links: Libraries, tablets and more

By libertyc
February 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

              Canada’s Futile Quest to Own Postal Codes (GigaOM) New Online Educational Library for Jewish Schools (Digital Book World) Ubuntu for Tablet PCs is Here (Good e-Reader) What’s Going on with Readers Today (Goodreads) Kindle Daily Deals: The [...]

Open source manual org FLOSS rolls out new features

By Chris Walters
July 5, 2011 // 0 Comments

FLOSS Manuals, which gathers volunteers to produce free, remixable manuals for free and open source software, has sent out its latest newsletter. You can read it online, but here are some of the big items from it. New social networking tools for collaborators, including Twitter-style micromessaging [...]

Self-publishing Ubuntu Linux guide was an adventure, author says

By libertyc
March 21, 2011 // 0 Comments

Author Keir Thomas has posted an account of how he came to write and self-publish an Ubuntu Linux reference book, after being spurned by a number of other publishers including O’Reilly who felt the profit margin was too low on inexpensive books at the moment. So Thomas decided to write and [...]

Nook 3G phasing out; Nook Color sells e-magazines

By libertyc
January 24, 2011 // 0 Comments

Engadget has an exclusive report indicating that Barnes & Noble is phasing out the Nook 3G. The company is encouraging retail partners not to send bulk orders, noting that the supply is dwindling to the point where there will not be sufficient supplies to fill them. This is more than likely the [...]

Two weeks with a Sony PRS-700: Unexpected uses and a disappointing discovery

By libertyc
May 31, 2009 // 5 Comments

I am in St. Louis this weekend, along with my parents, for a visit to my brother, sister-in-law, and four nieces and nephews. I am away from my own desktop computer, and am having to make do with a slightly flaky Ubuntu laptop—and do not quite have either the energy or the facilities to write [...]

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