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People Buy Products, Not Any Technology

Shipping a great new product, not necessarily based on a new technology is adequate for the growth of business.

Steve Jobs made NeXT once he was forced to leave Apple behind. WorldWideWeb was invented on a NeXT computer. Still the business was not that good for NeXT.

On the other hand Tim Berners-Lee refrained from releasing world-wide-web under GNU-GPL only on the basis that corporates might not get involved due to the leftist reputation of GNU and Richard Stallman. Thereafter came Linux, GNU’s much awaited kernel code from Finland. That struggled for desktop space although got server side business. Then came Andy Rubin. He simply made android by using Linux as its kernel and a great new product is born to get purchased by Google. That made its own space acquiring the highest growth rate ever seen in business.

Apple got in trouble and Amelio started looking for a new operating system. Fortunately Apple bought NeXT shelling out much larger amount for less valued stocks but for what? Steve Jobs was hired again and what he did? He stopped Apple, looking for a new operating system. Instead he prepared Apple to ship the great new product iPod. iPod by Apple was greater than Walkman by Sony. Considering that the concept was not new as music listening on the go has already been a popular behaviour. iPod simply added great value to that popularity and became successful within no time establishing a great new user experience. Business became good around that.

People do not buy a technology. People buy a product. Shipping a great new product, not necessarily based on a new technology is adequate for the growth of business.

How To Disable Hardware Acceleration In Google Chrome?

For rendering web pages Google Chrome doesn’t need to depend completely on the CPU. This is because, it supports GPU hardware acceleration.

This may be a good idea as it speeds things up but in many cases it becomes the main cause of system freeze, mouse and keyboard issues, slow web pages and many performance issues.

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How To Make Ubuntu HotSpot Wifi Network Visible For Android Devices?

A few months ago we discussed about using your Ubuntu laptop as a wifi router. In other words, creating a hotspot with your Ubuntu Linux. Default Ubuntu Wifi network is not visible for Android devices, specially for devices using Android 4.1.2 versions like Samsung Galaxy etc. In that case you may give a try to ap-hotspot from the webupd8 repository for creating an infrastructure AP but here a much better universal solution who need creating detectable hotspot with Ubuntu Linux.

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Using Third Ubuntu Click To Open Apps, Tabs, Pasting Text & More

There are many mice and some touchpads available that provides you a middle mouse button. In general mouse and touch pads doesn’t provides you the third click button i.e. middle click but now problem you can use third click by pressing both mouse buttons at the same time. This is more easy on laptops becuase there you have to put your finger on the place where both (left & right) click buttons meet each other (in center) and press both of them together, it seems difficult but its very easy. Or on a mouse with a a scroll wheel, you can usually press directly down on the scroll wheel to middle-click.

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How To Display Playing Song Lyrics On Ubuntu Linux Desktop?

Users who Want to know what they are listening to, for displaying the song lyrics on your Ubuntu desktop there are various desktop applications that automatically displays lyrics of the song you are currently listening to. OSDLyrics on of the app that displays lyrics directly on desktop and highlights the words in real-time, just like karaoke. The best thing is that OSDLyrics app is compatible with most popular Linux music players including Banshee, Rhythmbox (default Ubuntu Music Player), Exaile,Amarok, MPD etc. Its display options are configurable which enables you to set the colour, font, width and much more.

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How To Check Your Laptop Battery Health In Ubuntu?

Ubuntu has made laptop battery health check very-very easy. It uses ‘Power Statistics’ app which comes installed by default from Ubuntu.  It simply offers you power stats on a range of connected hardware and that is the thing which makes it useful for more than just checking battery and its info. The best thing about ‘Power Statistics’ app is that all information is presented in a clean and user-friendly style.

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Easily Install Gnome 3.10 Environ In Ubuntu 13.10

Gnome 3.10 release contains 34786 changes by approximately 985 contributors. It has major new features and large collection of small-small enhancements and an improved experience for users. Want to switch Gnome 3.10 from Ubuntu Unity environ. Here’s how you can easily install or uninstall Gnome 3.10 in Ubuntu 13.10 Linux.

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How To Install Qt Web Browser ‘QupZilla’ In Ubuntu Linux?

QupZilla has enhanced some features in its latest release. QupZilla is a free web browser licensed under GPLv3, intended for general users. The browser allows seamless integration with users’ desktop environments and comes with several distinguishing features positively received by reviewers. Checkout its screenshots here.

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There Has Been A Corporate Conspiracy To Fight The Free Software Effect So It Has To Fight Back

The free Software concept such as GPL has demolishing power against software companies, which make huge profits by plundering the ignorant and helpless people across all countries. By now Linux has been most successful mass collaboration in the history of coding a program. Still its overshadowing its operating system GNU has almost been a corporate conspiracy since otherwise they were unable to fight the concept of free software.

The free software effect has not yet been liberated through an independent economy of free software programmers. Once we globally fix-up minimum acceptable wage for per hour of free software support, the world will not remain the same as it has been in software business. There has been a clear-cut corporate conspiracy to fight the free software effect so it has to fight back.

GNU & Android Operating Systems Use Linux As Kernel

When Richard Stallman was writing a new operating system as free software in 1983, he had to name it distinctively but meaningfully in its historical consequence. So he decided to name that something that is ‘Not Unix’. To do so he tried to find out a word ending with ‘nu’. His search ended up at an animal usually found in sub-Saharan forests of Africa named ‘gnu’. Thus the new operating system was named for ‘GNU is Not UNIX’.

Indeed GNU was not UNIX but it needed a kernel to get completed. That was got written by Linus Torvalds in Helsinki in 1991 so named as ‘Linux’. By 2008 using same Linux kernel another operating system for mobile devices got released that is known as Android. Like nobody bothers to call that Linux, nobody is correct in calling GNU also as Linux. In fact Linux has become a widely used kernel in at-least two major operating systems, which actually are GNU and Android.

How To Install & Configure phpMyAdmin On Ubuntu 12.04 & Greater Versions?

phpMyAdmin is a free software that provides you a user friendly interface to work with MySQL on the web. It simply provides you a convenient visual frontend to access MySQL capabilities. This tutorial shows you the steps for installing phpMyAdmin on Ubunu Linux so before installing it make sure you must have root privileges on your virtual private server.

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How To Easily Dual Boot Ubuntu & Android On Mobile Device?

After the launch of new dual-boot that enables installation of Canonical’s mobile alongside with Android mobile OS. Despite being warned that it is a ‘developer preview’, there are many who installed it following all instructions from Ubuntu developers but still they were many confusions that made them a little stumped.

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Easily Screencast Anything On Linux With New Simple Screen Recorder App

Simple Screen Recorder is an easy user friendly program you can use for making demos, tutorials, or recording videos or games. You can use this program to record your screen, you can set a custom record size, you can record a specific section, you can use the mouse and follow the cursor, you can scale video, include microphone etc.

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