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If you still want Thunderbird in Ubuntu…

Auteur: 
MagicFab

If you’re one of the rare species still wanting Thunderbird in Ubuntu as described in Jorge Castro’s recent post, you can help. I am more worried about Jorge’s other comments, following his logic Ubuntu and free software are only less and less relevant by the day – not a trend I am observing.

Is it worth it to upgrade my netbook/laptop hard disk to SSD?

Auteur: 
MagicFab

A few years back I started using solid state drives (SSD) whenever I got a new netbook/laptop or when someone asked for hardware upgrade suggestions. The speed increase and shorter boot times on any given system is phenomenal and current GNU/Linux distributions take care of the configuration details. I don’t even take into consideration finer details like bus speed, hybrid disks or other technical features.

Getting Ubuntu / upgrading today? Do the right thing.

Auteur: 
MagicFab

If you waited to download or upgrade Ubuntu today, do the right thing, use a torrent (here’s the official list with links to all Ubuntu editions torrents available).

You can get the Alternate ISO from there and upgrade from a local file rather than downloading all the packages individually… specially today!

Trisquel 5.5 is here – loaded with Freedom and that “classic” feeling

Auteur: 
MagicFab

Trisquel GNU/Linux is a Linux distribution using a free version of the Linux kernel as distributed by the Linux-libre project. The main goals of the project are the production of a fully free software (free as in free speech) system that must be easy to use, complete, and with good language support. (from Wikipedia).

Mapgears continues its growth and launches Mapgears Solutions

Auteur: 
Daniel Morissette

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FOSS4G North America only 2 weeks away - April 10-11

Auteur: 
Daniel Morissette

a href=http://foss4g-na.org/FOSS4G North America 2012/a is only two weeks away - April 10-12 in Washington, DC. a href=http://www.mapgears.com/Mapgears/a is a proud sponsor of the event and I'll be there of course!

MapServer and TinyOWS Releases at the Islandwood OSGeo Sprint

Auteur: 
Daniel Morissette

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Intellectual Property vs Copyright

Auteur: 
Daniel Morissette

In the past I have often used the terms a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual_propertyIntellectual Property/a and a href=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CopyrightCopyright/a to mean essentially the same thing, without realizing that this was incorrect.

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