I am a tech geek and I constantly look for new and interesting ways to use computers.
I had never used Ubuntu before. But I knew many people who did and I had a license for it. Some of them were using it at work and they assured me that the OS was very easy to use but I still didn’t know exactly how to install it on my machine (for Linux).
So, in April 2008, when there was an update of Linux and the installation program became available, I took a chance and went through the process. When all had been done, I finally managed to get Ubuntu installed without any problems.
The Ubuntu operating system is an operating system that is used on a number of desktop computers.
About the author: I am a software developer, currently residing in London and working as an independent consultant. I have been working with open source software for many years, and primarily on Ubuntu Linux since 2006, but have been using other Linux distributions since my university days. In 2015, I founded ThinkPHP Consulting Ltd., which specialise in web development using PHP.
I wanted to create a Html5 Reader for Ubuntu, and I started from scratch. At that time, the potential of the open-source operating system was obvious. The Linux operating system was one of the most used in the world with no major limitations and had already made great strides since its debut in 2001.
The concept around this book is dealing with how we can create materials – or at least gather them – without having to go through any sophisticated algorithms. In this way we could get rid of artifice, by using visual elements as well as words and other things that we cannot really explain. We can use pictures, icons, table presentations and so on to produce a material easily accessible to everyone – including our clients. This book is based on principles that were developed during the research project I conducted for my master’s thesis at Leuphana University in Lüneburg (Germany). It deals with methods that could be used for building these types of materials: basic concepts like.
I was a heavy user of Ubuntu. One day I downloaded the latest version of Ubuntu and got an unexpected surprise: I couldn’t use it! It was simply too complex for me.
However, that was not the end of Ubuntu. It was just an annoying glitch: on using my favorite Linux application – LibreOffice – I would get bogged down by all kinds of magic buttons, popups, and clutter.
At home, on my Mac, things were different. My wife used iPhoto to capture my photos; she could then easily upload them to Flickr or Picasa; she could access them in Adobe Photoshop or Apple Safari; she could print them from iPhoto and Google Photos (I had no photos at all…).
In 2008, I became acquainted with the operating system Ubuntu. Among other things, it made me more interested in computers and technology. I liked the fact that I could follow what was happening around me and not pay attention to all the noise in my office.
The Linux operating system is perhaps the most popular operating system on the planet. It powers all of the world’s web servers, so it is really important that it is as easy to use and as secure as possible.
First in a series of articles about how technology has changed our lives and what would be possible if we develop it further.
I am not an Ubuntu expert. I just use Ubuntu to run my personal computer, but I can already appreciate how powerful this Linux distro is even though I don’t know much about it yet.