Category: Software

Ubuntu drops Unity desktop environment for good

In his latest blog post Mark Shuttleworth has said Ubuntu is stopping its investment in Unity desktop environment. It was rather an unpopular decision among Linux enthusiasts that Ubuntu choose to develop Unity instead of GNOME 3. This alienated many Linux users and was the driving force of creation of many Ubuntu based spin offs like Linux Mint. With Unity it’s also the dream of convergence is also axed. Convergence is the usage of same OS and interface for all form factors like desktop, mobile and tablets. Some test devices were made with Ubuntu Mobile, but there were too many...

Ebook Reader

3 Best E-book Readers for Java Mobiles

If you own a Java supported feature phone like Nokia’s Asha Series phone, and you want read e-books on your device, here are a few useful apps. Although feature phones don’t have app support nowhere near Android or iOS, it sure has a well matured app eco-system from pre-iPhone era. Most of these projects are no longer maintained properly but you can still use these applications to achieve a comfortable reading experience. All for these are free to use and will work on Symbian smartphones like Nokia 5800/5233. 1. Albite Reader This is the best Ebook reader available for Java...

Ubuntu 14.04 has been Released; Unifies Mobile, Tablet and Desktop UI

Canonical has released its much anticipated Ubuntu release Ubuntu 14.04 aka Trusty Tahr (Tahr species of ungulates related to the wild goat). Canonical has stated its agenda of converting Windows XP and Windows 7 users as they are coming near to end of their support. Microsoft has already decided to pull the plug on Windows XP support. This is perfect timing with the new Ubuntu release as Ubuntu will run perfectly fine with most of the computers those have been running Windows XP. This version of Ubuntu is an LTS version, meaning it will be supported for 5 years unlike...

How will software developers make money in the future?

Software development has gone very far from where it was during the Windows 98 days. Back in the there was likely at least one premium application for getting a specific task done, and there were opportunities to make new applications to solve new problems. You want to do word processing? MS Office was practically the only choice you had if you really want all the basic features with a familiar interface. Now times have changed, though not polished as MS Office, there are LibreOffice and OpenOffice which pretty much offers everything all an ordinary user would want. Want to create...