Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we read super optimistic predictions for the Ubuntu Phone, 50 Bootstrap Plugin Extensions and tips on using Eclipse Luna on Ubuntu. We’ve got a Linux Consultant’s story of the good, bad and the ugly of Linux in “A Fistful of Linux Distribution CDs.” And in our happiest of news stories, ever, Ubuntu frees its users from the agony of the Unity Global Menu in 14.04.
Hot on Ubuntu Phone
TechRepublic is hot on Ubuntu Phone! “Canonical has done this the right way.” “Canonical has a plan…that could mean almost immediate success for the Ubuntu Phone.” And “the Ubuntu Phone will be a huge hit.” From a software perspective, the same Unity HTML5 code base across all platforms just might make these optimistic predictions come true.
50 Bootstrap Plugin Extensions
I’ve been working in Wicket Bootrap recently so this “50 Must-have plugins for extending Twitter Bootstrap” naturally caught my eye. Some fun and useful plugins here, like enhanced controls and wizards, social buttons, maxlength indicators, growl notifications, good looking tables, tag entry, iOS on/off switches and word complete for @usernames and #hashtags.
A Fistful of Linux Distribution CDs
A Linux Consultant’s anecdotal comparison of successes and failures with Linux in 2008 with those today. In short–and no surprise to anyone–not all peripheral manufacturers support Linux. Still a good read with a valuable takeaway: when walking into a business on a Linux Consulting gig bring lots and lots of Linux Distribution CDs. “My long-winded story boils down to just a couple of points. Linux distros aren’t all the same. What works on Mandriva won’t work on Mint and what works on Mint won’t work on Ubuntu.”
Goodbye Unity Global Menu (And Good Riddance)
This news falls under the Forrest Gump category of “one less thing” to fix on Ubuntu upgrades. No, I’m not a fan of the global menu and getting rid of it on my Ubuntu 13.10 desktop was a bit of a pain, so I’m happy to hear Canonical is going back to in-app menus in 14.04.
7 Multi-boot Options for Windows 8 and Linux
I’ve been avoiding UEFI and Windows 8, so this was an educational read. I need to remember to be clear on any future UEFI PC or laptop’s return policy, because it would be going back to the store before I resorted to most of the hacks described in this post.
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