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How To Install Visual Studio Code in Ubuntu 14.04, 14.10, and 15.04

So Microsoft released today its first application for Linux (I think).  It’s called Visual Studio Code and it supports the following languages: C++, jade, PHP, Python, XML, Batch, F#, DockerFile, Coffee Script, Java, HandleBars, R, Objective-C, PowerShell, Luna, Visual Basic, and Markdown. Announced at it’s Build Developer Conference., it purportedly will not only allow for […]

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Spoofing S.M.A.R.T. in a Virtual Environment

What is This? Setting up virtual environments can be essential to troubleshooting hardware and software problems. Unfortunately, if your software relies on SMART data to function properly, you’re out of luck, since virtual disks do not have SMART functionality.   Since I was attempting to setup a hardware configuration in a virtual environment and the software […]

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How to Make Web Apps Shine in Gnome 3.10

Getting Web Apps Right If you’re like most people, you spend an awful lot of your time working with a computer in a web browser.  And that’s great!  The cloud is the next frontier for just about everyone, and the developers of Epiphany understand this.  If you’ve had any experience appifying your favorite web services, […]

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SOL Laptop: The Mighty Penguin Will Now Take on the Sun

WeWi Telecommunications Inc. may be a small company, but that is not stopping them from coming out with some big ideas. The latest project from the London, Ontario, Canada group is the SOL Laptop. The SOL is a laptop that is able to run on solar power. It utilizes four solar-charging panels which are attached […]

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Mir gains VT Switching Support in 13.10 Saucy

Phoronix reports today that Revision 943 of Canonical’s Xorg replacement, Mir, has finally gained support for switching virtual terminals.  VT support for many Linux users is an absolute necessity, especially when trying to tame a machine without SSH access from the console.  While this is certainly welcome news for those who plan to make the […]