Monthly Archives: April 2012

Hello Unity, episode 3 & 4

The past couple of weeks have been busy for just about everybody at Canonical as we prepare for the release of Ubuntu 12.04, which is shaping it to be a remarkable release indeed.  But I was able to spend a … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 12.04 is for App Developers

Ubuntu 12.04, the Precise Pangolin, is scheduled to be released in a little over a week.  This is a very exciting release for us, not only is it an LTS release with 5 years of support, but it also brings … Continue reading

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Cartoon Me

The always amazing Martin Owens has decided to make me the subject of some of his latest artwork.  I must say I’m flattered to be picked, though I may have to start shaving more often. Neither of us know what … Continue reading

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Bonjour, Hola, and Hallo Unity!

Hello Unity is now open for translations! Please help me make this technology showcase is available to application developers in your native language.  Translations are done through Launchpad, and will be built into the Hello Unity package.

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Creation as Contribution

This was originally part of my post Distribution is Contribution, but it wasn’t the primary point I wanted to make there, and I realized there was far more I wanted to say about this subject. Production The origin of all … Continue reading

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So you want to try switching to Ubuntu?

 Over the years there have been no shortage of articles where people try switching to Ubuntu (or other distro) for some period of time, to see if they can use it as a replacement for Windows.  Some are happy with … Continue reading

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Distribution is Contribution

When the topic of contributions to FOSS come up, it usually happens that people focus entirely on the aspect of creation, specifically code creation, to the exclusion of all others.  In the context of software, this makes a certain amount … Continue reading

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Hello Unity, episode 2

I spent some more time over the weekend working on Hello Unity.  If you haven’t already, be sure to read my first post about it.  In short, Hello Unity is a showcase application that demonstrates all the different ways an … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness

April is Autism Awareness month.  In honor of that, I have changed the header image of my blog, and will leave it up for the remainder of the month.  I don’t often post about personal things, but I will make … Continue reading

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