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Uses This / Mimi Onuoha
“My most important hardware is notebook and pen. I carry both around with me everywhere I go, and just about anything I do starts as a scribble in my notebook. Right now I’m into Staedtler pens and notebooks from Chronicle Books, but I change it up all the time.”

“I don’t like buying new hardware, so I’ll keep it around as long as I can.”

“And what software?

Software that I use a lot but mostly tolerate: The latest OS X, Google Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (mostly Illustrator and Photoshop), Chrome, GitHub, Dropbox, LibreOffice.

Software that I use a lot and love: Sublime Text 3 for programming, Typora for life (I write everything that isn’t code in Markdown). I absolutely adore Deckset for presentations and talks, it’s one of my favorite pieces of software. BetterSnapTool, Signal, Homebrew and Backblaze are so fundamental at this point that I don’t think too much about them. I’m kind of surprised by how great Airtable has been for working with other people. I really like Git and iTerm2. I also love Vimium (I don’t use Vim but I love keyboard shortcuts in the browser).

I want to love Firefox, and I am always saying I’m going to switch to Ubuntu and Android. Maybe one day.”

“What would be your dream setup?

All I ever want is more time spent on interesting, energizing work and less time spent on nonsense. So ideal set-up: large studio space with rent I can afford. Sustainable building, big windows, lots of greenery outside and inside, big tables with space for other people to come and work with me, more space for showing work, more space for quiet and solitude, more space for conversation and other people.”
mimionuoha  usesthis  openstudioproject  lcproject  ubuntu  firefox  software  hardware  studios  space  thesetup 
11 days ago by robertogreco
Crouton: Turn Your Chromebook into far more than a “glorified web browser” | AndroidAuthority
"Congratulations! You now have a very capable operating system installed on your Chromebook. Video/photo editing, coding, web development, audio production, advanced file management, and office work are only a shortcut away. You can also perform these tasks while offline, unlike Chrome OS, which requires a constant internet connection to be truly effective (though there are a growing number of offline apps even with Chrome OS).

The moral of the story is: certain operating systems are suitable for specific tasks. Chrome OS is by far the best platform for casual computing, while Linux has all the tools a professional could ever need. By installing Ubuntu on your Chromebook you get the best of both worlds and have transformed a relatively inexpensive laptop into a very capable and flexible piece of hardware.

It is important to note that, while the aforementioned tasks require far less capable hardware on Linux than competing platforms, I highly recommend installing Linux on a Chromebook with at least 4 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and an Intel CPU (preferably a Core i3 or better) for the best overall experience. Any Chromebook users out there? Do you utilize the power of Linux, or is Chrome OS alone more than enough to suite your needs?"
chromebooks  chromeos  linux  srg  ubuntu  2016  crouton 
january 2016 by robertogreco
Why I’m Saying Goodbye to Apple, Google and Microsoft — Backchannel — Medium
"I’d periodically played with Linux and other alternatives on my PC over the years, but always found the exercise tedious and, in the end, unworkable. But I never stopped paying attention to what brilliant people like Richard Stallman and Cory Doctorow and others were saying, namely that we were leading, and being led, down a dangerous path. In a conversation with Cory one day, I asked him about his use of Linux as his main PC operating system. He said it was important to do what he believed in—and, by the way, it worked fine.

Could I do less, especially given that I’d been public in my worries about the trends?

So about three years ago, I installed the Ubuntu variant — among the most popular and well-supported — on a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop, and began using it as my main system. For a month or so, I was at sea, making keystroke errors and missing a few Mac applications on which I’d come to rely. But I found Linux software that worked at least well enough, and sometimes better than its Mac and Windows counterparts.

And one day I realized that my fingers and brain had fully adjusted to the new system. Now, when I used a Mac, I was a bit confused."

"As mobile computing has become more dominant, I’ve had to rethink everything on that platform, too. I still consider the iPhone the best combination of software and hardware any company has offered, but Apple’s control-freakery made it a nonstarter. I settled on Android, which was much more open and readily modified.

But Google’s power and influence worry me, too, even though I still trust it more than many other tech companies. Google’s own Android is excellent, but the company has made surveillance utterly integral to the use of its software. And app developers take disgusting liberties, collecting data by the petabyte and doing god-knows-what with it. (Security experts I trust say the iPhone is more secure by design than most Android devices.) How could I walk my talk in the mobile age?"

"So I keep looking for ways to further reduce my dependence on the central powers. One of my devices, an older tablet running Cyanogenmod, is a test bed for an even more Google-free existence.

It’s good enough for use at home, and getting better as I find more free software — most of it via the “F-Droid” download library — that handles what I need. I’ve even installed a version of Ubuntu’s new tablet OS, but it’s not ready, as the cliche goes, for prime time. Maybe the Firefox OS will be a player.

But I’ve given up the idea that free software and open hardware will become the norm for consumers anytime soon, if ever—even though free and open-source software is at the heart of the Internet’s back end.

If too few people are willing to try, though, the default will win. And the defaults are Apple, Google and Microsoft.

Our economic system is adapting to community-based solutions, slowly but surely. But let’s face it: we collectively seem to prefer convenience to control, at least for the moment. I’m convinced more and more people are learning about the drawbacks of the bargain we’ve made, wittingly or not, and someday we may collectively call it Faustian.

I keep hoping more hardware vendors will see the benefit of helping their customers free themselves of proprietary control. This is why I was so glad to see Dell, a company once joined at the hip with Microsoft, offer a Linux laptop. If the smaller players in the industry don’t themselves enjoy being pawns of software companies and mobile carriers, they have options, too. They can help us make better choices.

Meanwhile, I’ll keep encouraging as many people as possible to find ways to take control for themselves. Liberty takes some work, but it’s worth the effort. I hope you’ll consider embarking on this journey with me."
apple  google  microsoft  dangilmour  linux  opensource  2015  community  hardware  dell  cyanogenmod  ios  android  windows  mac  osx  f-droid  ubuntu  firefoxos  firefox  os  mozilla  lenovo  richardstallman  corydoctorow  libreoffice 
march 2015 by robertogreco
Gwibber in Launchpad
"Gwibber is an open source microblogging client for GNOME developed with Python and GTK. It supports Twitter,, StatusNet, Facebook, Flickr, Digg, FriendFeed, and Qaiku."
flickr  jaiku  linux  microblogging  twitter  socialnetworking  facebook  digg  blogging  python  opensource  ubuntu 
march 2010 by robertogreco
Giving kids a fresh start with Qimo Linux | The Open Road - CNET News
"One of the great challenges to Linux adoption is inertia. Many Windows users, for example, have spent decades learning and using the operating system: they don't want to be bothered with moving to and learning another.
linux  ubuntu  children  opensource  qimo 
february 2009 by robertogreco
Sugar on a Stick - Sugar Labs
"The goal of the Sugar on a Stick project is to give children access to *their* Sugar on any computer in their environment with just a USB key.
sugar  xo  olpc  linux  education  portable  openclassroom  ubuntu 
february 2009 by robertogreco
"We love netbooks: they are cheap, compact, light and always connected via 3G.
netbooks  linux  ubuntu  cloudcomputing  hardware  eeepc  operatingsystem  jolicloud  computing  netvibes 
january 2009 by robertogreco
Ubuntu Tutorials : Dapper - Feisty - Gutsy - Hardy
"How to do almost anything on your Ubuntu desktop, laptop or server. Regular tips on installing, configuring and making your Ubuntu system as effective as you need it to be."
ubuntu  linux  howto  tutorials  via:chrisod 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Ubuntu Linux Resources
collection of tutorials and random other pages that will help Ubuntu users
via:chrisod  ubuntu  linux  howto  reference  tutorials 
july 2008 by robertogreco
Linux Command Directory: Index [see also:]
"directory of Linux commands is from Linux in a Nutshell, 5th Edition. Click on any of the 687 commands below to get a description and list of available options. All links in the command summaries point to the online version of the book on Safari Bookshel
linux  reference  commands  shell  unix  olpc  ubuntu 
may 2008 by robertogreco
KompoZer - Easy web authoring
"complete web authoring system that combines web file management and easy-to-use WYSIWYG web page editing. KompoZer is designed to be extremely easy to use, making it ideal for non-technical computer users who want to create an attractive, professional-lo
opensource  webdesign  webdev  onlinetoolkit  software  mac  osx  Linux  windows  ubuntu 
february 2008 by robertogreco
When the bough breaks [dive into mark]
"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and to my eye Apple isn’t beautiful anymore. I’ve worked around it or ignored it for a long time, but eventually the bough breaks."
ubuntu  apple  mac  osx  alternative  opensource  open  software  itunes  iphoto  imovie 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Play Flash and QuickTime files in Ubuntu | Workers' Edge - a productivity blog from Dennis O'Reilly - CNET Blogs
"After poking around the Linux forums, I found out that Ubuntu installs a la carte: only the truly free supporting software is included in the default installation, which excludes proprietary media players such as Adobe's Flash and Apple's QuickTime."
linux  mediafiles  flash  quicktime  howto  ubuntu 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Wubi - The Easiest Way to Linux
"Wubi is an unofficial Ubuntu installer for Windows users that will bring you into the Linux world with a single click. Wubi allows you to install and uninstall Ubuntu as any other application. If you heard about Linux and Ubuntu, if you wanted to try the
ubuntu  Linux  opensource  windows  installation  software  free  howto  vista 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Ubuntu gets squeezed onto the OLPC XO, with details - Engadget
"a little less nostalgic than the Amiga OS on OLPC XO...handy OLPC News website, which now has not one but two step-by-step tutorials for installing Ubuntu on the little green laptop."
ubuntu  linux  olpc 
january 2008 by robertogreco
Open Source Living
"Welcome to Open Source Living, an archive of the Web's best Open Source software, applications and references for a zero-cost / top quality digital experience."
opensource  aggregator  applications  productivity  ubuntu  Linux  software  windows  mac  online  graphics  audio  video  utilities  webdev  services  PDF  osx  freeware  onlinetoolkit  downloads  free  webdesign 
december 2007 by robertogreco
Kdenlive - Open Source Video For Linux
"Kdenlive is a non linear video editor for the KDE environment running on Linux."
Linux  multimedia  video  editing  filmmaking  ubuntu  opensource  applications  software  freeware 
december 2007 by robertogreco
OpenProj | Projity
"OpenProj is a free, open source project management solution. OpenProj is a complete replacement of Microsoft Project, and other commercial project solutions."
software  free  onlinetoolkit  opensource  freeware  productivity  production  planning  projects  tracking  mac  ubuntu  windows  Linux  applications  management  visualization  collaboration  development  projectmanagement 
august 2007 by robertogreco
"Since its inception, Transmission has been designed to be a versatile and multi-platform BitTorrent client, focusing on being lightweight, yet feature-filled."
apple  osx  mac  bittorrent  applications  free  onlinetoolkit  utilities  ubuntu  Linux  networking  sharing  software  freeware  filesharing  opensource 
august 2007 by robertogreco
Avidemux - Main Page
"Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs."
opensource  software  Linux  free  onlinetoolkit  media  video  ubuntu  editing 
june 2007 by robertogreco
Ubuntu Studio - Let your Creativity Fly
"Ubuntu Studio. A multimedia creation derivative of Ubuntu. Ubuntu Studio is aimed at the linux audio, video and graphic enthusiast as well as professional."
linux  media  multimedia  opensource  photography  video  tools  software  free  graphics  diy  editing  design  creativity  audio  sound  studio  webdesign  music  ubuntu  webdev 
january 2007 by robertogreco

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