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Goodbye Chromium, Hello Brave

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After the admirably planned but terribly executed move from Deb packages to Snaps, Canonical has now broken faith yet again with the user base by installing a snap version of Chromium by the back door. It's time to say goodbye Chromium, hello Brave.

Facebook's Ring-fence Breaks More of the Internet

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Facebook wants to BE the Internet to as many people as possible; and in order to prevent any of its content (Facebook's content, not yours!), Facebook's latest ring-fence will break more of the Internet.

Using the Sigil EPUB editor

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Producing digital books formatted for reading on electronic devices should be simple. But achieving the strict standards laid out for EPUB files can be difficult. Here's our initial experience using the Sigil EPUB editor .

The Gartner Hype Cycle

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It's not new, but the Gartner Hype Cycle has two things going for it: ongoing relevance to the unending hype around emerging technologies; and the best place names since Terry Pratchett's Discworld . 

“Amazon wants to win at e-commerce by removing the sale.”

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Richard Foster-Fletcher considers the use of Minority Report driven e-commerce where AI sends you goods you might want without even ordering it. Episode 112 of the Boundless podcast .

The VirtualBox Networking Primer is Now on Kobo

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For those who don't 'do' Amazon, The VirtualBox Networking Primer is now on Kobo in epub format.

Cinnamon for the Perfect Desktop?

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Last I wrote about my perfect desktop, Ubuntu 20.04 with Gnome Shell and Extensions was the bee's knees. But sllooowwww performance, random applications crashes and untidy kludging together of extensions made it much less shiny. So is the solution now Cinnamon for the Perfect Desktop ?