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    Uk Open Standards Consultation

    Hello all,

    Slightly tangential but it is really important we get a lot of good open source perspectives in the UK government consultation on open standards. If you can spare some time please make...
  2. [ubuntu] software centre/center software to purchase missing

    Hello,

    I am running Ubuntu 10.04.2 and I have noticed I don't have the software to purchase option in the software centre? Can someone advise how I add it - I'm sure when I normally install it is...
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    Re: OEM License for GPL mySQL version?

    I had dialogue along those lines years ago - would it have been MySql AB at the time? Anyway I cannot remember who initialised the dialogue, but the same points cropped up.

    I'm currently looking...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem with dlink 3g datacard modem

    In 10.04 I had to unmount the drive then wait a few moments. Subsequently the modem was detected and appeared in the list of available networks.

    M.
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    [ubuntu] Re: why does s76 use non LTS releases

    cheers isantop, that clears things up for me :)

    M.
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    Re: Lemur Ultra and alternate OS questions.

    Hi

    There was a thread recently about the new lemur, and I am sure the battery life was stated as around 4 hours.

    M.
  7. Re: Ubuntu on smartphone! - What do you thin about it?

    I would probably get one for the sake of it, if they ever saw the light of day.

    Realistically though would Canonical want to engage in the patent wars around those devices? In the event they...
  8. [all variants] Re: "Green" laptops (free of mercury, arsenic, etc)

    I reckon apple have more leverage in terms of units shipped and media profile - and they until recently were close to the bottom of 'green' companies probably due to the reasons you mention.

    M.
  9. [all variants] best ubuntu version for laptop battery life

    hello,

    does xubuntu or lubuntu etc offer any gain in terms of how long you can expect your laptop battery to last on one charge?

    I hear of them being lighter in terms of system resources but...
  10. [all variants] Re: "Green" laptops (free of mercury, arsenic, etc)

    my understanding is that the suppliers you mention fit their systems around hardware from other companies, so they are the mercy of others

    M.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Probelms with Ubuntu Software Center

    its always worth making a recovery system on a usb key if you have one. Do you have a usb key handy so that you could make it a live usb with whichever ubuntu version you are running with? Perhaps...
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    Re: moving to ubuntu

    I think to be fair some of the problems stem from patents and other legal issues etc which mean some facilities won't work out the box (eg dvd playing)

    I transitioned to ubuntu in a day, though...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Internet Movie Database

    just to confirm last users findings by adding that its ok from UK with 11.04 with FF4.01

    M.
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    [ubuntu] why does s76 use non LTS releases

    Hi
    I was wondering what motivates S76 to focus upon supporting the latest ubuntu releases? Doesn't this generate an awful lot of teething trouble for the S76 team every few months?
    M.
  15. [all variants] Re: How good are the touchpads on System76 laptops?

    you could possibly address the question to clevo, who manufacture some of the laptops S76 use.

    Here is a clevo review (not specific to linux or any os)...
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    [SOLVED] Re: Unable to edit User CP

    yes its a case of posting '50' times, not convinced by this entirely but I presume the admin staff are best qualified to specify those rules.

    M.
  17. Re: Apple Opens source for its lossless audio codec

    presume this move is to encourage uptake? presumably beyond apple devices?

    M.
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    I completely switched over a year ago. The change in terms of apps was fine but I ran into a couple of problems during updates when pm-utils and laptop mode got into conflict and kept spinning down...
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    Re: I'm going to miss Gnome2!

    is there a nice tutorial on how to setup xfce? I hear good things about it but didnt like how it looked by default and was bewildered by some of the configuration options :)

    M.
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    Re: Using Unity on a touchscreen tablet/pad ?

    I was under the impression some people had installed ubuntu on tablets,

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/06/ekoore-announce-two-new-tablets-running-ubuntu-11-04/

    Never tried myself but very...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Had to reinstall ubuntu 3 times...

    maybe you should try 10.04 or 10.10?

    M.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Battery Warranty?

    I don't know the S76 policy on this but I have seen battery degradation kick in less than year depending how often it charges/discharges etc. I guess we have to grateful we can usually source spare...
  23. Poll: Re: Unity has got the looks down. It just needs customization options and fine-tuning

    moving the launcher around would be nice but we need a menu driven interface too, I fear there is not enough time for 12.04 to hit the ground running and please everyone

    M.
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    Re: netcdf4-python install

    did you manage to get vcdat working?

    M.
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Trying to figure out which web technologies to use for a web project

    isn't there off the shelf software you could use for this? or is it more an exercise in programming?

    M.
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