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I installed Ubuntu on a Google Nexus 7 tablet so you don't have to. 
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+Folmer Fredslund OK kinda no fair, since the Wiki has added new installation instructions since I installed it. But I'll add a note when I get a chance. (I was more thinking of those people who don't ordinarily use Ubuntu at all.)
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Taking bets on how long it takes the jury to come to a decision in Apple v. Samsung...
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Oddly enough, Yahoo's choice for its new CEO sounds almost ... sensible. It's enough to make you suspect foul play, isn't it? But as my pal Chris Null points out, whatever is going on, Google Employee #20 is going to encounter some serious culture shock at Yahoo.
In a surprise move, Yahoo! has named top Google exec Marissa Mayer its new president and CEO – the fifth in five years. "I am honored and delighted to lead Yahoo!, one of the internet's premier destin...
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Are you guilty of perpetuating any of these modern programming myths?
The tools are sharper, but software development remains rife with misconceptions on productivity, code efficiency, offshoring, and more
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Says it all, really...
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Yo dawg, I hear you like too many O's.
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The Document Foundation is doing a good job of shaping up the former OpenOffice.org codebase with LibreOffice, but it still has a long way to go before it offers everything Microsoft Office does.
Latest version of open source productivity suite brings better Office interoperability and improved user experience, but rough edges remain
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I trust you will all do your part for justice in America!
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Hey, really enjoyed your article for The Register. Would love to pitch you on a story. If you may be interested, my email is paulsonpetra at Gmail
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So I just finished Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography. I gotta say, in some ways Steve Jobs was an admirable character, and in a lotta ways he was a complete weirdo asshole. I don't think I could ever work for him. If I tried, I'd probably walk away thinking he was scum of the lowest order. With a guy like Steve Ballmer, at least he advertises himself as a greedy, contemptuous toad. Steve Jobs actually seemed to think he was the Bodhisattva of the tech industry, when in reality he was a narcissistic jerk who treated everybody around him like shit, even as he fed off their talent. Interesting guy.
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Interesting case of Man vs. AppleCare.
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Wait... didn't San Francisco just cut a sweetheart tax deal with this company, because it was going to, like, create a zillion jobs and reinvigorate downtown, etc., etc.?
Twitter Inc.'s been spinning quite a turnaround story in the press lately. The microblogging service "has finally turned a corner," declares the cover of Bloomberg Businessweek.
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Microsoft says it wants to attract students, business professionals, and other amateur or part-time programmers with Visual Studio 11's new look. So far it just seems to be turning professionals away.
Microsoft thinks a drab new UI will help VS11 reach a broader audience. Developers disagree
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