- $349 Mini Desktop PC project loaded with Ubuntu is available on IndieGoGo.
This project’s looking good so far, and they have a website if you want to know more about it. Please note: they’ve chosen flexible funding.
- Transform LibreOffice into elementary OS’s style.
For those who prefer fanciness.
- Logo, Bullshit & Co., Inc.
Excellent read on how to market a horribly-designed logo, which is basically no more than horrid little mods to Optima—an unfortunate choice of typeface for a company like Yahoo, unless they turn onto cosmetics bussiness—, plus inconsistent spacing, plus ’90s-style bevels. This is why I’m glad Ubuntu has a great typeface and logo!
- Make sudo password asterisks visible in your terminal
Just a #protip
I think we must stop confusing Ubuntu the Product and Ubuntu the Project.
Some ex-contributors to Ubuntu cite the alleged “change of direction” of Canonical. With due respect, that is rubbish. If you truly thought Canonical was a charity, sorry, but you’re being kind of a fool. Canonical is a company—and a cool one, I have to say—and as such it seeks profitability. Even Mozilla has that goal, because it’s a company as well. And that’s fine.
It’s perfectly fine to stop contributing to Ubuntu because you’re burned out. That’s okay—that can happen, and life and personal interests change. But it’s a lie that Canonical has changed Ubuntu the Product so that is now more closed and disregards community. It’s simple: if it did, I wouldn’t even be able to post to Planet Ubuntu. Or put it like this, Planet Ubuntu wouldn’t exist at all.
Honestly, I don’t have issues with the way Canonical is managing Ubuntu. Simply because, it has not changed significatively since its inception in 2004. Ubuntu the product has always been a Canonical-backed product, with a community behind*. Canonical spends a lot of money providing community members with many services, and that’s something I truly appreciate**. Besides, I’ve been welcomed here by people I don’t know in real life, for me it’s a great feeling that someone you don’t know has considered you a valuable part of the project.
And you can’t argue that Canonical is doing different than its competitors. For example, I contribute to Fedora as well, which is Red Hat’s “pet”, similar to Ubuntu. And Red Hat also spends money for providing Fedora’s members with services. Both companies are welcoming to people. But if you really fear helping a company build a product as I do, then you should not try to do it because you’ll be disappointed. It’s a matter of whether you clearly know what to expect when joining a certain project. And FWIW I expected way less than what Canonical has given me as a Project member, because I did not join for the certificate, or the mail address, or the web hosting, or the discounts in third-party websites, or [name your favorite membership benefit]… I did join “only” to improve my (second) language and computer skills and have fun, and that’s it. Joining has surpassed my expectatives, and that’s why I’m here.
So I am proudly an Ubuntu Member, and I won’t go just because someone fears Canonical’s going “closed”. Heck, I’m sure they aren’t because they haven’t “fired” me!
* “behind” as in backing it, not conveying that is less important than it. Duh…
** That’s maybe because of my country of origin, which is third-world, full of corruption and filthy politicians; rich in natural resources but people is extremely poor. It affects your perspective: I am not accustomed to companies that give things away like this one.
Tipografía es el término que muchos diseñadores utilizan para referirse a una fuente tipográfica o como comúnmente se le llama: “tipo de letra”.
Podemos encontrar distintas categorías para clasificar a las familas tipográficas, pero te presentamos las que consideramos que son las 5 principales:
1. Serif. Con patines. Ejemplo: Times
2. Sans Serif. Sin patines. Ejemplo: Helvética
3. Slab Serif. Con patines tipo bloque.
Every day, many questions are being asked by Ubuntu users around the world in the sites created for that purpose: AskUbuntu, Launchpad Answers—and recently, the Discourse instance. Today I’m gonna show you how you can easily set up your Launchpad account to get notified about newly asked questions, in your preferred language, so you can answer to users promptly.
- First, go to https://answers.launchpad.net/~/+editlanguages and select your preferred language(s), that is, the languages you speak and will be able to answer in.
- Now, go to https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+answer-contact. Check the “I want to be an answer contact for Ubuntu” box, and click “Continue”.
- That’s it! You’ll receive an e-mail message for every new question being asked in the language(s) you’ve chosen. You don’t even need to visit Launchpad’s website to answer—if you have Gmail, you can answer right away by just replying to the message.
Thanks for your interest, you’re awesome! And remember—you’ll make a user’s life easier, and your Launchpad karma will increase a bunch as a very little reward.
- “Open source is not a warzone. Not every man is a dick.” A lovely essay from Perl girls, I truly enjoyed reading it.
- “The water we swim in.” Valorie has nailed it with this: “most of the people discussing the issue seem to be talking past the folks they are hoping to connect with.” FWIW, I just think this whole shitstorm over the Community link is too overblown, too melodramatic, a whole tornado was created inside a small glass of water. The Hitler comparisons were ridiculous, unnecessary and embarrasing for the rest of us.
I generally dislike when someone wants to drag attention from public over such a small nitpick, because it produces a lot of unproductive and annoying noise to bug subscribers; and that’s exactly what happened: lots of one-sentence comments were added even after the bug was marked “Fix Released” (!). Remember to re-check the page you’re commenting on, and press F5 if necessary. And if your input to the bug will only consist in “it affects me too, fix it!!!!1”, I’d say it’s better to avoid commenting. By the way, Launchpad has a button you can click to mark you as affected.
Everyone should read every Bugzilla’s etiquette, and Ubuntu’s own commenting guidelines. Sometimes it’s just dreadful having to deal with all of this, particularly when someone forgets you’re a volunteer triager and attacks you as if you were a Canonical employee, or something. (This didn’t happened to me this time, but in the past.)
And… this is just a note so you can have this in mind before commenting in bug reports. I’m as friendly as always, and you can contact me if you need help on bug triaging.
En la escritura siempre llega el momento en que se necesita acortar, reducir o hacer breves las palabras y expresiones para decir mucho con poco; sin embargo, una mala abreviación hace el texto difícil de entender e incluso ilegible, incomprensible y confuso, por lo que podría considerarse incorrecto, ya que no cumple con su función u objetivo, o al menos de manera muy poco eficiente; eso es justo lo contrario de lo que deberíamos pretender y desear.