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Ubuntu Edge: Explained!

Announced by Canonical Ltd. on 22 July 2013, Ubuntu Edge was a proposed “high concept” smartphone. Through, Indiegogo. Canonical sought to crowdfund a production run of approximately 40,000 units through Indiegogo. It had the highest target of any crowdfunded project to date, $32,000,000 over a one-month campaign. The Edge was not intended to go into mass production after the initial run, but rather to serve as a demonstration for new technologies for the industry. The Edge fell short of its funding goal, raising only $12,809,906, with 5682 pledges to purchase the standard model of the handset.

The Edge was designed as a hybrid device, which would function as a high-end smartphone (with both Ubuntu Touch and Android), or—when used with a monitor, keyboard and mouse—be able to operate as a conventional desktop PC running Ubuntu. The Ubuntu Edge was also designed to support dual boot, and was to run along with Android.

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Ubuntu Edge: The superphone that dual-boots Ubuntu and Android – too good to be true? Indiegogo Campaign: http://igg.me/at/ubuntuedge/x/4049572 Mark Shuttlew…

Add Items to System Settings – Ubuntu 12.10

Here’s a quick video on how to add items into your System Settings window, so you can easily access them from there. Remember to like the video and also post a comment! Thank you for watching. Instructions: Navigate to /usr/share/applications/ Type ”ls” to see the .desktop files. Run sudo gedit filename.desktop Add these lines to the .desktop file after the ”Desktop Entry” -section, and before ”Desktop Action”: Categories=GNOME;GTK;Settings;X-GNOME-SystemSettings;X-GNOME-Settings-Panel; X-GNOME-Settings-Panel=Thumderbird Twitter: twitter.com Instagram: UbuntuHelpGuy Subscribe for more awesomeness!

Galaxy S IV Floating Gestures, Ubuntu Dates, Facebook Phone Rumors & More – Pocketnow Daily

Stories – First Ubuntu Smartphones Arriving This Fall pocketnow.com – Is This Optimus G Pro LG’s Next Phablet, To Be Unveiled At MWC? pocketnow.com – Evidence Emerges for New Nokia Lumia Models pocketnow.com – Facebook Phone Rumors Continue With HTC Myst pocketnow.com – Samsung Galaxy S IV to Support Floating Gestures? pocketnow.com Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about the Ubuntu phones that may be coming as early as October 2013. Then we move to the LG Optimus G Pro, which seems to be LG’s next phablet and also Galaxy Note II twin for a possible MWC launch. Then we talk about new Nokia Lumia models that are probably close. Facebook takes the spotlight next because there seems to be another smartphone in the works under the codename of HTC Myst. We end today’s show talking about Samsung’s possible new endeavor of launching the Galaxy S IV with Floating Gestures. All this and more after the break. Subscribe: www.youtube.com About us: PocketnowVideo is the official YouTube channel of Pocketnow.com. We feature Android, iOS, and Windows Phone news, reviews, unboxings, opinion pieces, and tons of awesome comparisons. If you love mobile as much as we do, be sure to subscribe! Follow us: twitter.com facebook.com google.com

4 Tricks to Speed Up Ubuntu

This week I’m showing you some tried and true ways to get the most performance out of your Ubuntu box. Add me: || bit.ly Code used in Video (in order of appearance) * Show Hidden Startup Apps: sudo sed -i “s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g” /etc/xdg/autostart/*.desktop * Install Preload from Software Center * Change Swappiness Value 1. Run terminal 2. Enter following line to see current swappiness value cat /proc/sys/vm/swappiness (default value in Ubuntu for swappiness is 60) 3. Open file /etc/sysctl.conf in a text editor, I did gedit /etc/sysctl.conf 4. nter the following parameter # Decrease swappiness value vm.swappiness=10 5. Save the file and restart the computer