Thursday - March 21, 2013
There's no denying that those of us here in the Linux community see our fair share of ups and downs in any given week or month, as events unfold that either advance or set back our favorite operating system. Sometimes, though, it's difficult not to be amazed by the way things often balance out "Even Steven" -- much the way they did for Jerry Seinfeld way back when. Case in point? Just the other week, we were bemoaning the departure of GNOME cofounder Miguel de Icaza, who recently announced that he had abandoned desktop Linux in favor of Apple's Mac platform. Now, what should we see just days later?
Wednesday - March 20, 2013
If you package e-books in the EPUB format, one of the handiest editing tools available is Sigil. The growing interest in mobile apps and e-reader devices such as Amazon's Kindle Fire and Barnes & Noble's Nook is fueling the e-book business for both reading consumers and authors.
Thursday - March 14, 2013
Given all the legends surrounding Apple's widely mourned Steve Jobs, it's not entirely surprising that comparisons should be made any time another tech leader begins to resemble him in any way. Case in point: Mark Shuttleworth. The billionaire Canonical founder has actually been compared to Jobs on numerous occasions before, but lately the discussion was renewed afresh by a recent post on Linux Advocates.
Wednesday - March 13, 2013
The creators of Nirvana Editor, or NEdit for short, consider it paradise for writers. I found, however, that it's not yet the perfect text editor. NEdit is currently in version 5.5, so it is not a newcomer to the text editing scene. I tried it with the hope that it would bring a few new tricks to my aging collection of text editors