Usplash Got Ubuntu Down?

For some reason, early on in my new life as an Ubuntu user the splash screen started dropping off before the login page is displayed. I don’t really mind seeing all the technical stuff going on, and especially in those first few days it was valuable to see...

Share Color Palettes

To me, a handy feature in Mac OS X was the system wide color inspector- I could just drop colors into that and they’d be available throughout most applications. Thanks to Eckard and his post on sharing color palettes, and of course the work of separate open...

Tweaking my Suspension in Ubuntu

I changed my lid settings in System > Preferences > Power Management to Suspend the computer when the lid is closed- the default behavior for the lid closing is to go to a blank screen which seems odd to me. Maybe this decision was made because as I understand it, the...

iSight Support in Ubuntu

Also in the Ubuntu guides for MacBook users were easy instructions for getting the built-in iSight camera working. Just follow the instructions!

Gestures for my MacBook Pro in Ubuntu

Since installing Ubuntu on my MacBook Pro I have been stuck (when I’m away from my wireless Mighty Mouse which works flawlessly by the way) with clicking F12 to get the context, or right-click, menu. This is very lame. So a couple days ago I took a minute and...