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On a related note, the more I use LXC the more I like it.
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Might be, but the command is lxc {launch|start|stop}
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Attempting to snap Qupzilla 2.0.1.......not quite there

https://github.com/QupZilla/qupzilla/issues/2065
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When ever you're making a snap, you need to hum or sing along to get the snappy Gods to bless you with a working snap faster then usual https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJNd007TqLg
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Today's browser experiment, from a suggestion in an earlier post, is Qupzilla. I'm using the 1.8.9 release that's in Ubuntu 16.04, even though there is a newer 2.0.1, because I don't want to install another repository just to try out a new browser. Someone please snap the new one!

First impressions are very positive, it's not overly memory-hungry, it's nice and fast, and the use of native themes makes it look right on my desktop.
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The +Krita 3.0.1 beta is available as a snap from the snap store! You can add it from the beta channel with the command: snap install --beta krita

Once you're on the beta channel, you will continue to get updates from that channel. You can switch back to the stable 3.0 release with: snap install --stable krita
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+Chloe WolfieGirl You see, the kernel is like a series of tubes.... :)
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Switching my daily browser again, it's time to try out Electrolysis (a.k.a e10s, a.k.a multi-process mode) in the latest +Mozilla Firefox 
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It was like the the autobahn, but I was in a prius
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Hi everyone, I wanted to share a game I've been working on using AndEngine. It's a Farmville-like game designed to each children how to read, that's being developed as part of the Global Learning +XPRIZE competition.

The beta is in the Google Play store if you want to try it. It's also open source and on GitHub if you want to get involved or just to check out the code. https://github.com/XPRIZE/GLEXP-Team-The-Linguaculturalists/
Hey everyone, our first Beta release is officially out! If you joined our Alpha testing through the Play Store already, you should be getting the update automatically. If you haven't joined yet, you can do so by clicking the image below: ...
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Compiling...I hate compiling
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+Michael Hall Different strokes for different folks :-) I would never trade C for the world
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Just published a new #snapcraft plugins reference section on snapcraft.io, feedback welcome!
Introducing snaps and commands to install and remove them on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
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Well, my Firefox experiment didn't last long. Even when idle it kept using CPU and kept my laptop running hotter than normal. I didn't measure, but it looked like it would reduce my battery time by almost an hour (from 4 to 3) on a normal workload. So now I'm back on the Ubuntu browser.
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IceCat is the GNU version with privacy mods. It's different from IceWeasel, though they once shared the name. Icecat can be found in Trisquel and other libre distributions.

It would be good to compare with Firefox. There may be a performance difference if malicious junk is blocked, somewhat like the way FF was much better than IE. You might also try some extensions like Privacy Badger.
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Not sure how long this experiment with Firefox/e10s is going to last, it's consistently using 10%-20% of my CPU, which has kept it 5-10C hotter than it normally runs. Definitely not going to trade more memory usage and shorter battery life for this.
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+Chloe WolfieGirl Well, I'm not an expert, but phones and PC, not the same architecture. Hope you're right. :-)
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Get it while it's hot!
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Welcome to my life :)
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I admit... I check my battery and notifications, open applications & tabs before posting a video or screenshot.
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