Howto: Disable the Guest Account in Ubuntu 12.04

by Paul Joyce

Sometimes I’m sure its very useful to have a guest account on your machine, perhaps your partner or friend needs to browse the internet and you’d rather not let them access your account as you’ve got all your code / files / swiss bank accounts open. Alas, for me the guest account is just an […]

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Oooo so minty and fresh!

by Paul Joyce

It was time for a new start. Out with the old. In with the new. From this point on, Linux Mint will be my proverbial guide in the world of Linux. Ubuntu had let me down, leaving me stranded in a world of limbo.   So its officially sayonara Ubuntu, we had some good times. […]

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Goodbye Ubuntu

by Paul Joyce

I’ve been an avid user of Ubuntu for many users, from desktops and laptops, all the way up to servers. Like all good things however, my journey with Ubuntu is drawing to a close. Or more correctly, its being closed for me. With Ubuntu’s move to use the Unity desktop environment several months ago (see […]

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Cant enter Linux Wireless Password

by Paul Joyce

Okay so a nice short article on something that was causing me a lot of grief! I came home from work and for some reason unknown to me, over the course of the day my laptop had lost the WPA (WiFi Protected Access) code to connect securely with my home wireless network. Okay a little […]

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Goodbye TweetDeck! Hello… umm TweetDeck?!

by Paul Joyce

Okay so as a regular Linux and Twitter user, I have had to live with TweetDecks partially compatible program for quite some time. I’ve tried using the Twitter site (dull and featureless) and Hootsuite (didn’t agree, felt disengaged), but I’ve always returned to Tweetdeck. Don’t get me wrong, the boys over at TweetDeck have built […]

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Skype not loading in Ubuntu 11.10 (Error loading libXss)

by Paul Joyce

So it turns out that upgrading to Oneiric Ocelot (Ubuntu 11.10) causes the latest version of Skype to die a painful death. This short little article shows how to get it back functioning again.

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Removing Ubuntu’s Unity bar

by Paul Joyce

So it was only earlier this week I put together a post complaining quite openly about the ‘Unity’ shell that now comes with the latest Ubuntu releases, so I thought it was time to say how I managed to remove it and bring back a bit of sanity and usability to my Ubuntu machine. First […]

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Clementine shortcuts not working in Ocelot 11.10

by Paul Joyce

With my passion for Ubuntu dropping every major release, this article explains how to work around Clementine’s (and probably other programs) keyboard shortcuts not working in the new Ocelot 11.10 version.

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Rant on Ubuntu’s annoying Unity bar

by Paul Joyce

With the recent major releases of Ubuntu’s operating system, the Canonical guys have done away with accessibility, functionality and common sense. In its place we have ‘Unity’ and icons big enough to eat off of. Enclosed is a 500 word rant on the matter. Enjoy.

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Ubuntu 11.10 = The final nail? Not loading after Linux update

by Paul Joyce

As per the usual 6 month release cycle of bizarely named Ubuntu major updates, October 2011¬†heralds¬†the launch of ‘Oneiric Ocelot’ to our machines. (This is major release 11.10) Although I love Ubuntu for all the ethical, community and stability sides to it, the releases of 10.xx and now both 2011 releases have driven me slightly […]

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