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Mysterious Countdown Appears On Elementary OS Homepage

Mysterious Countdown Appears On Elementary OS Homepage

Yesterday whilst perusing my Google+ stream, my friend and fellow RefuGeeks writer François Kevin Bile Ebelle brought to my attention this mysterious countdown timer that has appeared on the Elementary OS homepage. But whatever could this mean? Well, looking around the internet we can find a few clues that may give away what this countdown timer means. The first clue comes from Elementary OS cre... »

Ubuntu Edge Two Weeks In – Have We Backed A Winner?

Ubuntu Edge Two Weeks In – Have We Backed A Winner?

So we’re nearly two weeks into the 30 day Ubuntu Edge Indiegogo campaign and I have to say, things aren’t looking too good in the Ubuntu Edge camp. Let’s take a look at what’s been happening over the last week… More Perks Last week when I wrote my first update, I mentioned how it would be good to have some smaller perks, like maybe a t-shirt and stickers for $50. It ... »

Linux Google Drive Client Insync Comes Out Of Beta

Linux Google Drive Client Insync Comes Out Of Beta

The third party Google Drive syncing app, Insync has finally lost it’s beta tag for the Linux version of it’s client and it brings with it some brilliant features which the native Google Drive application simply doesn’t emulate. Cast your mind back to the 28th March 2013. It was an important day and I’m sure many of you can remember this day with the fondness and reminisce... »

Ubuntu Edge: One Week In

Ubuntu Edge: One Week In

A week ago the world was introduced to the Ubuntu Edge Idiegogo campaign which hopes to raise a massive $32,000,000 to help fund Canonical’s limited edition smart phone, the Ubuntu Edge. A lot has happened in the last week so let’s take a look… Ubuntu Edge is everywhere Other than RefuGeeks (of course), the Ubutu Edge Indiegogo campaign has been covered by some of the most influe... »

Ubuntu edge revealed – and it’s epic!

Ubuntu edge revealed – and it’s epic!

A couple of days ago I wrote an article about the leaked “Ubuntu Edge” images that were accidentally found on one of the Ubuntu web servers. In that article I wrote about how I wasn’t sure if this was a clever PR stunt by Canonical, or if this was for real. Well my fellow RefuGeeks, it turns out that this is completely legit, and very exiting! Crowd Funding So the guys over a... »

Ubuntu Edge – Is this the new Ubuntu Phone?

Ubuntu Edge – Is this the new Ubuntu Phone?

Last night it seems that Sébastien Maes accidentally tripped over some images of a device dubbed the Ubuntu Edge. These images show a pretty sleek looking Ubuntu branded smartphone. Subsequent to Sébastien’s find the site/images have been taken down. However, that didn’t stop Sébastien grabbing the images before the site went down. As you can see from the image above the devic... »

A Week With Fedora: End Of The Line

A Week With Fedora: End Of The Line

So I’ve been working with Fedora for over a week now, and I have to say that it’s been fun. I haven’t hit any major issues that are deal breakers for me. I’ve fully personalised Fedora’s Gnome Shell desktop environment, and I’m really happy. However, I think it’s time to go back to Ubuntu,and here’s why… Like I said, I’ve really enjoyed m... »

Five Of The Best Beginner Linux Distro’s

Five Of The Best Beginner Linux Distro’s

Linux is considered by most to be a big scary place for new users to break into, but the truth is that’s Linux distributions provide a great community for many technology enthusiasts to come together and share their ideas and of course their desktops. So if you’re sick of looking at that familiar blue Widows desktop and you’re looking to learn something new, or if you just want s... »

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