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Wednesday 10 August 2016
by Wulf
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Fast recovery

Something bad happened the other day when one of the Ubuntu machines at home was part way through a distribution upgrade; it unexpectedly shutdown. That might have been caused by overheating (intensive work while sitting on a sunny tabletop) but … Continue reading

Saturday 7 June 2014
by Wulf
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I like the Ubuntu idea of long-term support editions – reasonably up to date, maintained with security patches but not shifting the foundations too often. The most recent one (Ubuntu 14.04) came out in April and there has been enough … Continue reading

Sunday 25 August 2013
by Wulf
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PDF Splicing

I love working in an Open Source environment. Need a tool to extract several pages across a couple of documents and combine them into a new PDF? That turns out to be very easy with pdftk. Using Ubuntu Linux, installing … Continue reading

Tuesday 24 January 2012
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Apparently Ubuntu is considering a move away from traditional GUI menus to use an interface called HUD (presumably Heads Up Display). I watched a short video on the Read Write Web site. There is also more information on Mark Shuttleworth’s … Continue reading