I’ve written a similar article for older versions of Ubuntu. Unfortunately newer versions of Chromium dropped support for the –class flag which means my method no longer works. After careful digging, it looks like Chromium now appends the user profile directory as a part of its class name. Below are the new steps required to get multiple launchers to work.
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Here we are at yet another release of our favorite Linux operating system. Let’s help Canonical (as well as ourselves) by downloading Ubuntu 13.10 via bittorrent.
Downloading Ubuntu using torrents can make the download faster for us while lessening the strain on Canonical’s servers and mirrors.
Here are the official torrent files for Ubuntu 13.10 desktop and server editions:
Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop (32-bit)
Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop (64-bit)
Ubuntu 13.10 Server (32-bit)
Ubuntu 13.10 Server (64-bit)
You can also get the torrents straight from the Ubuntu downloads page for the paranoid types
Don’t forget to seed! I know I will be for at least the next 6 months. Enjoy the release and on to the long-term support version!
**Update: Rewritten for Ubuntu 14.04***
Like me, I’m sure there’s some of you who have more than one Google account. In my case, I have a personal Google/Gmail account I use, then a Google Apps account for business. Using Chromium profiles, I’m able to keep my bookmarks, tabs, saved fields, etc separate. Cool. However, when both profiles are open in different windows, Unity puts them into the same launcher. Not cool. Here’s how to fix that. Continue reading →
Google Drive, launched April 24th, 2012 was formed from Google Docs as a competitor to Dropbox, SkyDrive, and Ubuntu One. Google Drive currently supports Windows, Mac OSX, Chrome OS, Android, and iOS. Support for a standard Linux OS, no. Continue reading →
Forget what you heard. Setting up Ubuntu to use your Department of Defense (DoD) Common Access Card (CAC) doesn’t require installing several packages, a library that can only be obtained USING a CAC (like that ever made sense), installing tons of SSL certificates that are already expired, nor installing a Firefox plugin that spits out errors at you. Instead, just one line in Terminal and a quick setting change in Firefox. Let’s get to it! Continue reading →
On April 18th, jQuery 2.0 was released. With dropped support for Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8 (finally!), the code base is now 12% smaller. Add to that some bug fixes and a few new features and jQuery 2.0 is gearing up the be a no-brainer for the modern website. So here’s how to start using it in your Drupal 7 site. Continue reading →
Will the launch of Ubuntu 13.04 now upon us, some people have realized that Google Chrome doesn’t correctly install in a fresh copy of 13.04. This is due to a missing library that Chrome currently depends on, libudev0. On the issue, the release notes for Ubuntu 13.04 says:
The official Google Chrome installer is built against libudev0 instead of the libudev1 available in Ubuntu 13.04. This should be fixed with Chrome 28 which is still in testing. We recommend that you install the open source chromium-browser from the Ubuntu Software Center until Google releases the fix for this issue. (Google: #226002).
Until Google releases a build of Chrome that fixes this issue (rumor is Google Chrome v28 should have the fix), you can simply install the missing library. In Terminal, type and enter:
sudo apt-get install libudev0
If you prefer to install the libudev0 library via a Debian package, you can get the 32-bit package here and the 64-bit package here.
With almost identical features, support for Unity’s webapps feature, and pure open-source goodness, you can also heed Canonical’s suggestion and install Chromium instead.
Here we are at another release. Let’s help Canonical (as well as our selves) out by downloading Ubuntu 13.04 via BitTorrent.
Downloading Ubuntu via torrents may make the download faster for us as well as lessen the strain on Canonical and it’s mirrors’ servers.
Here’s the torrent files for both the desktop and server editions:
Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop (32-bit)
Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop (64-bit)
Ubuntu 13.04 Server (32-bit)
Ubuntu 13.04 Server (64-bit)
You can also get the torrents straight from the Ubuntu downloads page for the paranoid type 😉
Don’t forget to seed! I know I will for the next six months. Enjoy the release everyone!
Ubuntu made some great headway in 2012 and the excitement doesn’t seem to be over. Dell has announced that their gaming desktop, the Alienware X51 will now ship with Ubuntu as an option. Continue reading →
Here we go again. Another year, another blog. I call this my “new” blog since technically this is just a continuation of my last blog under a new domain name and theme.
I’m looking forward to future post though.