Tag Archives: Ubuntu

  • Ubuntu Secure Boot Threatens All PCs

    We’re all doomed! Scary, right? Well, maybe, but I should explain a bit first. Back in the dark ages of computing, say 2011, Microsoft announced they would implement Secure Boot, which is a protocol included in the UEFI, Unified Extensible Firmware Interface(BIOS successor), in Windows 8 – which had not been implemented previously. The purpose […]

  • Judy’s Tech News Digest

    Send Direct Messages in Instagram Instagram has announced a new feature called Instagram Direct. This is a private messaging feature that will allow users to send a photo or video privately to up to fifteen followers. Unlike other messaging services such as Twitter and WhatsApp, Instagram Direct messages must include a photo or video. You […]

  • Test Drive: Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin)

    I’ve revisited Linux frequently over the years, trying out various distros, but never came across one which really fitted the my bill. Always seemed to strike some kind of major issue too. Most recently I attempted to install ZorinOS with a view to test driving that distro but it would not install. Tried installing on […]

  • Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) released!

    The much anticipated Ubuntu Precise Pangolin has finally arrived sporting bold new features, a fresh new look, and adopting a long-term release policy which will see updates and fixes supported for the next five years. “The Ubuntu team is very pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long-Term Support) for Desktop, Server, Cloud, […]

  • Ubuntu set to dump menus

    Ubuntu has long been considered one the most innovative distros among the Linux set and Ubuntu developers are now planning an initiative which should not only make Linux fans sit up and take notice but maybe create ripples in Windowsland too. Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth has announced the dumping of standard menus, traditionally utilized for […]

  • Zorin OS – Linux for the masses?

    Most experienced users have dabbled with Linux at some stage, some have gone on to migrate completely while many others have decided to stick primarily with Windows – I fall into the latter category. The biggest issue concerning Linux’s failure to gain mass acceptance, specifically in the area of home desktops, has been the rather […]