Install The Ubuntu Font in Ubuntu Lucid

November 24, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Canonical introduced a new default font for Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat. In my humble opinion, this new font gives Ubuntu a more polished look. The new font is now available in the repositories for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. Read more

Tether Your Android Phone With Ubuntu

November 14, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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One of the much touted features of Android 2.2 Froyo is the ability to connect the phone to your computer through USB and allow the computer to use your phone's internet connection. This practice it commonly known as tethering.

I'm not sure about other mobile carriers in the US, but Verizon modifies/disables this feature in Android so that you can't use it. Verizon wants you to pay another $29.99 a month to enable this feature. That wouldn't be too much of a big deal if they didn't already require you to already have a $29.99/month unlimited data plan just so you can activate an Android phone on their network. Read more

Fix The GNOME Screenshot Shortcut in Ubuntu 10.10

November 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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For years the keyboard shortcuts in the GNOME Desktop Manager have been Print Screen to take a shot of the whole screen and Alt + Print Screen to take a shot of the active window. (See the documentation here.) Something happened in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat that breaks the functionality to take screenshots of the active window. Read more