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Ubuntu 14.04 Review

The Ubuntu Sense - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 11:04

As I promised, in this post, I have a review of Ubuntu 14.04.  Well, two reviews: desktop and tablet.

As the desktop, Ubuntu 14.04 rocks!  There are many features that I wanted that are finally built-in.  One of them is the battery indicator showing the other battery devices that you have connected such as a wireless keyboard.  I remember asking that a Long-Term Release ago in Ubuntu Brainstorm when it was still around.  Another awesome feature is the volume limit can be set where you can go past 100% without going to sound settings to just adjust the volume.  I love this because it find it a bit hard to hear what people say in some of the Hangouts and other videos and now I don’t need to do the extra step of going to adjust the volume.  Now, I can allow Ubuntu do it for me with a check in a box.  These are the only two features that I love about Ubuntu 14.04 along with the live resizing of windows.

As for the tablet, I hate it.  I have a Nexus 7 2013 and I waited for them to get an official image for it.  But now, I think I would rather stick to Android.  First off, I know that Ubuntu for ptablets is just a developers/testers preview and feedback is key, but I would rather wait a bit or another release to try it out my Nexus 7 2013.  They are many features that are missing and they are basic.  Here is the list:

  • No way to uninstall apps
  • No way to have a warning that you are powering down
  • It crashes
  • No inductor for volume when you adjust it

There are more about these are the ones that I can remember before I reinstalled what I have before Ubuntu.


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Ohanayou? Ohanami!

Paul Tagliamonte's Blog - Sat, 05/03/2014 - 17:51

Ohanayou? Ohanami!

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My Dream Job

The Ubuntu Sense - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:26

I Twitted this awhile ago today:

@openscience: Is there any #OpenSource #Science org that need some help in community management? I’m willing to learn how to help.

— Svetlana Belkin (@Barsookain) April 24, 2014

and I thought I need to explain more in depth what my dream job is. Hopefully, what I write down is not that far-fetched for a job that exists.

What I want to do is to tie in my hobbies, computers, Ubuntu/FOSS, and the sense of community in these communities and what I do for them, and my degree that I’m getting, which is BS in biology with molecular and cellular biology as the focus.  The closest thing that I have in mind is a Community Manager type of job, just like Jono Bacon is looking for. I want to use my other skills that I gained from being involved with the Ubuntu Community, mainly running a WordPress Blog, editing MoinMoin wiki pages, and driving projects. The only skills that I lack are the coding/scripting skills and command line but I’m willing to learn those.

Even though I manage a team in the Ubuntu Community called Ubuntu Scientists, the team’s aim is different then my dream job since it’s aim is to have a network of scientists that use Ubuntu/Linux and have resources to help them.  Also, I hate to say this but I want to be paid for my work so I can have a living.

While money is the issue, it’s not the only one.  The other major issue is I think I will not be happy if I was a lab tech or even (if I go for my Masters or PhD) as a researcher.  I want to do both, community management and still work as a biologist.

If you have a position, please contact me at or comment below.  You may also make a connection with on LinkedIn.

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vBlog Teaser

The Ubuntu Sense - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:54

I’m thinking of doing a vBlog about Ubuntu and other things:

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14.04 Release Today

The Ubuntu Sense - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 16:30

Stephen Michael Kellat asked me to post this:

Greetings Ohio.

As this is sent, the release announcement for Ubuntu and its many flavors is not up yet. Please take the time to download the 14.04 Long Term Support Release and to liberally seed torrents if you can. So far Xubuntu 14.04 has been wonderful and I am an “apt-get dist-upgrade” away from transitioning off beta to final on my installed base.

Discs for distribution have **not** been pre-ordered. If there is interest in doing a disc distribution campaign, please talk to the three Deputies about making a plan. I will not order discs to just have lay around gathering dust.

Have a great Thursday. Svetlana Belkin, James Gifford, Unit193…I leave the celebrations for you to lead. Svetlana, please post a copy of this message to your blog with such comment as you deem fit. My duties at work plus commute time prevent my celebrating much for this release on release day.

Stephen Michael Kellat
Point of Contact/Leader, Ubuntu Ohio
Member, LoCo Council

As for me, I have Ubuntu 14.04 32 bit on one of my laptops and I will have a review of Ubuntu 14.04 up soon.

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Paul Tagliamonte's Blog - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 21:33

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Blog Resumption

Stephen's Blog - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 19:00

For the time being the blog remains on ice. Resumption will occur at such time as it may be best appropriate. Currently that seems to be when I am no longer on active, paid status as a federal civil servant.

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