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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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embiggens? wh
y not widens, enlarges? You make words now? This one is terrible.
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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.
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Are you guilty of perpetuating any of these modern programming myths?
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Says it all, really...
 
Sorry, had too!


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Yeah, that the F
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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.
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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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Too awesome.
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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.?
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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.
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