Speed Up Ubuntu 10.04

Are you looking for ways to speed up the boot time of your Ubuntu 10.04 installation. Linux Tips offers one way of cutting down your wait time by creating a profile in Grub. By creating a profile, your boot information is stored for future use. You’ll see remarkable improvements after a couple of boots. Detail instructions are included in the article. To see the rest of details, just read the original article from Linux Tips.

Gimp 2.71 Comes With A New GUI

It looks like the latest Gimp will get a new GUI. The new single window mode will be a welcome addition. In the past, opening a graphic file in Gimp involves two or three separate windows. Now, the Tools and Layer menus are all going to be one window. Here is an excerpt from an article from the H.

With the release of developer version 2.7.1, GIMP users and early adopters have been given the opportunity to preview the new features of the free image editing software’s forthcoming stable 2.8 release. The most important improvement is the graphical user interface (GUI), which has undergone a thorough overhaul. For instance, it now includes a single-window mode which doesn’t display elements such as the tools or layers menus in separate windows next to the image window, instead lining these elements up alongside the image in the same window.

Ubuntu Satanic Edition 10.04

Are you kidding me? Is this for real? Desktop Linux Reviews dissects the Ubuntu Satanic Edition 10.04. or Lucifer’s Legion.

It has been ages since I delved into the nightmarish and barbaric world of Ubuntu Satanic Edition. Much has changed since I first dared to install it back when I worked for ExtremeTech. Is Ubuntu Satanic Edition still as evil as it used to be? Find out in this review as I take you on a journey into the dark side of Ubuntu Linux. Together we’ll explore…the distro of the beast!

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iPhone Is A Ripoff

Don’t shoot me. I’m just the messenger. I just read a ComputerWorld article called ‘5 Ways iPhone users get ripped off.’ It speaks of iPhone users overpaying for services and features they don’t even use. It details how iPhone users tend overpay from the data plan, tethering and applications they don’t even use. Users also pay when jumping carriers and when recommitting to a new contract.

The author seems to focus a lot about AT&T, but not the iPhone itself, which in my opinion is an expensive piece of hardware. Anyways, you can read more about the article and form your own opinion. In the end, every user has to make an assessment if the iPhone is worth throwing away all that money. It seems that there might be a cheaper or a better alternative.