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a full suite of ubuntu

well it seems i just moved away from the iphone / ipad macbook setup at the right time. ubuntu today said they will have ubuntu touch ready for daily use for the nexus 4 for the end of may! obviously it wont have all the apps but the standard phone setup. well i got bored of the ipad and it didnt do whati required so got myself a nexus 7 and that ubuntu touchwas that good i got the nexus 4 phone to match which leaded me to trying ubuntu back on the macbook which to be honest i was so impressed i sold the macbook and am replacing it with a dell xps 13 develoiper edition code named sputnik! so i get this ordered in the mean time i find out they are releasing ubuntu touch mobile application which guess which hardware it installs on nexus 4 and 7 which i own plus the 10! sonot only have i a ubuntu shuttle workstion a dell xps but the mobile and the tablet to match! now thats a result!!! now im certain if they release the mobile app for may then the apps i require will be ready for around xmas time. Im blown away with ubuntu 13.04 and im so lucky to be getting the proper developer laptop next week im sure mobile phone experience is going to be amazing, now the domination ive been talking about for over 15 years now is finally coming true. The question is will linux dominate in my life time or is this just the raise and doorway to what should of hapend  a long longtime ago.xps dellwatch this space for my xps review and then the unbuntu touch on nexus 4 review im so excited its like all my xmas’s have come at once!! 

the xps has a aliminium top and sports a graphite base and a 13.3 inch screen 8 gig of ram and a 256 solid state hard disk + i7 processor


a few days into the ubuntu 13.04 install

im a few days into the ubuntu 13.04 install, ive installed on various hardware and use both 32bit and 64bit. Im using the 64bit version on my macbook pro and im using the 32bit edition on my old shuttle thats going on ten years and sits and purrrrs on a linux install still. The macbook pro is the main machine and ive got the latest nvidia driver installed and working great. Ive installed a few games on winetricks and also purchased and installed games through steam. Im using shutter for screen shots, im using diodon for a clipboard manager which is simple and does whats required. Im using ubuntu one service for file storage and expanded it 20 gig to sync music, files and photos between my computers and nexus 4 and nexus 7 which is working flawlessly and i dont have to purchase there music i can just use my own. Im using chrome browser which i can see what ive been browsing on all my other devices and shared bookmarks. Im using thunderbird with all the google plugins working amazingly. Rhythmbox is very nice clean cut audio player with built in scrobble to my last.fm account. Ive installed the ufw package which plugs a simple firewall into my system which is active and opened a few ports i require to access my machine. Team viewer works well and skype are perfect (although microsoft has made ubuntu loose the official skype icon!).

Media apps left to test…

Ive installed qjactl, ardour and openshot video editor to test yet. Ill test them next week and filezilla of course for ftp and bluefish for html editing and the amzing gimp graphics package.

Im pretty disapointed with general native linux blogging software, the best i found natively was blogilo but this was a kde app and im using unity and it wants to install a load of other kde stuff along with it so i opted out, they need a gnome version of this because all the others available, drivel etc have the lack of image upload?! so im using quamana which is a java app and its full featured, just install the java 6 app from the app store and make the quamana jar executable and your away, easy to setup and use.

Have to say this is looking great everything very clean cut, the install, the look, ubuntu one, gaming, media. Im thinking the next big things are > gwibber with google + support and ubuntu touch….

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