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Comment Re:I love Ubuntu, but Ubuntu One is useless (Score 1) 125

Here are my primary uses of Ubuntu One:

1) Sync files that I might want to load from another computer of my mobile phone. I do this with my ebooks and FBReader on Android.

2) Sync Tomboy notes, which I can view from any computer or my mobile phone using Tomdroid. Having your notes available anytime, anywhere, is extremely useful.

3) Sync photos taken on my mobile phone to my laptop automatically. Syncing videos takes a little manual work, but I'm told that's being resolved.

Comment Re:Was there a point to this? (Score 1) 217

Still, on most Linux distros you're talking about maybe a dozen keys that the user themselves specifically trusted, and the chances of any 2 Linux users trusting the same 3rd party will be remarkably small. Under the Windows model, any Verisign trusted certificate will get you access, there's got to be millions of those (unless they restrict drivers to a different root certificate than app or website signing, but even then it'll be in the thousands), and if any one is compromised then every Windows user would be vulnerable.

Submission + - Qimo 4 Kids version 2.0 Released (linux-magazine.com)

mhall119 writes: Qimo (pronounced 'kim-oh') is a desktop operating system designed for kids. Based on the open source Ubuntu Linux desktop, Qimo comes pre-installed with educational games for children aged 3 and up.

Qimo's interface has been designed to be intuitive and easy to use, providing large icons for all installed games, so that even the youngest users have no trouble selecting the activity they want.

Qimo 2.0 features support for multiple accounts and replaces the eToys application on the launcher with Laby, a educational game that teaches children the basics of programming. A new character is introduced to the Qimo environment. Illa (pronounced 'ee-la') is a polar bear.

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