I have a new Dell Precision M6500 laptop. It replaces my 4 year old Dell XPS M1710.
Installing Ubuntu (10.04) was straightforward. All hardware was automatically detected and everything worked out of the box. The hardest part of the Ubuntu installation was the removal of the pesky "Windows 7" sticker ;)
The performance of this new machine is amazing. The combination of the quad core Intel i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM and an SSD drive makes the machine fly.
Even in this day and age, my former employer Inventive Designers refuses to send out an email to all customers when a new version of their (closed source) Scriptura product is available. They only send a notification email to those customers whose bugs have been fixed in the latest release.
The user guide of the HTC Hero explains that Windows users can do tethering through the (Windows-only) HTC Sync software. I assumed that tethering on Ubuntu would be impossible without rooting the phone - just like any other Android device - but I was wrong.
It turns out that USB tethering on Ubuntu is even easier than on Windows
Earlier today I had to rotate an animated GIF. I thought I was in for a tough ride but it turns out to be pretty easy to do.
All you need to do is to open the animated GIF in GIMP. Each frame of the animation is shown as a separate layer). Next you can rotate the image using "Image > Transform > Rotate" and save it. During the save GIMP asks whether you want to flatten the image or save it as an animation.