Tuesday, May 25, 2010

[Tuturial] Unresponsive Flash Player in Ubuntu

Recently the sites that contain Flash Player have become unresponsive. Right click works. Mouse cursor works. And even scrolling works (although Flash Player looks a little buggy while doing that also). Most importantly though is that Flash Players will not recognize my left mouse clicks. Other types of video players seem to work according to the Ubuntu community but not have Adobe's Flash Player working is a show stopper for many considering Adobe's dominance in the video player market.

[Linux] Ubuntu 10.04 Post-Install Guide: What to do and try after installing Lucid Lynx!

Ubuntu 10.04 Post-Install Guide: What to do and try after installing Lucid Lynx!

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[Tuturial] Set the Right Size Wallpaper

Have you ever found that super cool wallpaper that you had to have, applied it, then find out that it looks like crap on your desktop, notebook, or mobile device? While stretching the photos of your kids and using them as backgrounds is suitable for some, I prefer high quality backgrounds that don't look like they've been stretched out.

[News] Guinness Makes A Video Game Edition of World Records

If you were anything like me as a kid, then two things that you did to pass time as a child was thumbing through the Guinness Book of World Records and play video games. Well the good people over at Guinness finally put one and one together and released "Guinness World Records 2010: Video Game Edition".

This edition of Guinness World Records has all the usual top categories such as; Fastest Perfect Completion of Pac-Man, Highest Score in Donkey Kong, and so on. But of course we all want to know who's the best of the best in a particular category. One of the more interesting categories in my opinion was the top video game series of all time. I was honestly surprised to see that it was Halo. Not that Halo isn't a great series but it's still relatively new with people even to this day still getting on board. So congratulations to the good people over at Bungie. Rounding out spots number 2 and 3 are Call of Duty and The Legend of Zelda.

Official details and more at the Guinness web site.

[Tuturial] Gnome Panel Isn't Visible When Added

I was exploring the customization options of Ubuntu when ran into a slight snag. If you add a new panel by right clicking on an existing panel it does not appear. It allocates to the space to it like its there but you cannot do nothing to it or see it. See screenshot below to see what I'm referring to. Dammit, I said. Something broke that's going to either force me into some alien world of command line or re-install.

Thoughts: Tech Industry Wars

Adobe is mad at Apple. Google is trying to be friends with Adobe but is having a disagreement with Apple. Microsoft doesn't like anyone but will play the game for their own advancement. Blah, blah, blah. Sounds a lot like some high school drama that these, and I use the term loosely, respected tech giants are partaking in.

Alternative Linux Software

Last post I wrote about how Ubuntu is perfectly easy way to step out of the Windows world and why I feel it's a great alternative. Now that you have Ubuntu loaded and your ready to go, there's no doubt that you will soon find that you are in need of some software that you used in Windows. But how do you go about finding what the equivalent or alternative is to your Windows counterpart? Below I have posted a list of sites that I found useful.
All these should get you on your way to making your Ubuntu install even more productive with concern to your personal needs.

Ubuntu 10.04: Make the Switch From Windows

 Ubuntu 10.04: Impressions

Let me start with some really brief history. I’ve been aware of Linux since about 1999 or about. I’ve used it actively since around 2003 on and off and always have been a supporter of Linux and it’s philosophy. Especially growing up through the dot com boom and realizing that all those shiny software packages, suites, and games can cost you a fortune.