§1–Introduction §2–Ubuntu 101 §3–Ubuntu Releases §8–Conclusion Migrating to a new operating system can be daunting, especially when faced with unfamiliar words like ‘FLOSS’, ‘command line interface’ and ‘kernel’. You will learn how to do the following: • install and set up Ubuntu on your computer • find technical support in your community • understand the Ubuntu philosophy • navigate the Unity desktop interface • use Ubuntu compatible software programs Before we get started with installation (see page 10), let’s take a moment to understand the philosophy and key concepts behind the Ubuntu operating system. Proprietary software is designed, developed and marketed by a company as their own system.
Many people are intimidated by the technical jargon of a non-commercial operating system and believe it’s too advanced for them. It is sold for profit and functions on only one type of computer.
It’s a KDE microblogging client which I’ve used intermittently over the last 2 years.
It is much better than Gwibber in performance but as I don’t use KDE on any of my machines it requires the QT libraries to run.
I can tell you that I've upgraded to the package in the PPA in Ubuntu 10.10 and everything is working fine.
In many distributions the default client is Gwibber, it’s even integrated into the Unity desktop for Ubuntu. Whenever I try Gwibber it hangs and I get the classic Compiz grey window while I wait for the machine to stop having a panic attack. You may think this is due to my machine being old or slow. I last used Gwibber in Ubuntu 12.10 on an Intel Core i7 3.5ghz quad core machine with 8 gig of RAM and an SSD. Well capable of running a Twitter client, I’m not asking it for the meaning of life here. An application that locks up so badly and frequently that it affects the performance of your whole desktop is totally unacceptable.I use it because it's the only social networking client with both Facebook and twitter. Glitchy at first run but hit refresh a few times, maybe reboot, and it'll start working.Once you get the hang of it its a really nice tool.Examples of proprietary operating systems include Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X.The source code of these systems is not freely available and if you tried to modify or distribute it would constitute a felony.
Its simple, quick, it supports other socialmedia sites, desktopnotifications when you get new messages, crossplattform communication...