Skype runs on Ubuntu and not through wine. They actually have a.deb package for it and probably for other distributions as well. For other things though, yeah you might have to stick with windows or at least run a VM.
but I'm not complaining. Google dropping support for old browsers like IE7 is a huge help to web developers everywhere. I only wish that Yahoo and Google would join with Google so none of the major search engines supported these out-dated browsers anymore.
This is why I've told everyone not to immediately update to Ubuntu's latest version. In fact, your best bet is to just stick with the LTS releases. Ubuntu has certainly proven not to be an option for production level servers and is starting to make me question its viability as a work station.
Ubuntu's rapid releases and sometimes shotty releases have made me get used to waiting several months, sometimes 6 months, before upgrading. It's likely I'll just move 100% to Debian or something like Mint next time I upgrade my computer. Thanks for all the years Ubuntu, buts its time I go back home to Debian.
Really sounds like a new way of tracking where you go. If they are installed on every car, then the meter can associate your car to a location. No thanks. I'll take public transit and rent a car when needed. Doesn't just taxing the gas do the same thing meanwhile encouraging more gas efficient vehicles... This is also potentially brutal on tourism.
same story here exactly. luckily after getting out with the aas i continued studying on my own and now have a good salary. my advice is stay away and go to a community college. way cheaper and probably better education. i dont even like teling ppl i went to itt. its embarrassing.