XMind doesn’t start on Linux (Eclipse Error)

Problem: After a crash on Linux Mint, the mind mapping program XMind would not start. When executing XMind, the program displays a dialog with the following error message: An error has occurred. See the log file ~/Desktop/configuration/[numbers].log The .log file is as follows: !SESSION 2016-12-13 09:35:51.394 ———————————————– eclipse.buildId=R3.7.0.201611010032 java.version=1.8.0_111 java.vendor=Oracle Corporation BootLoader constants: OS=linux, ARCH=x86_64, […]

10 reasons not to use Hotmail

Did you ever try to explain to a friend why he or she shouldn’t use Hotmail? There are many good reasons to avoid Microsoft’s services, but these reasons are not so easy to explain in a clear and unambiguous way. This article details 10 technical and ethical reasons about why Hotmail is not a good […]

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Ubuntu & NVIDIA: external monitor, rotation, … (.pdf) January 2011: This how-to describes how to configure external monitors with the “NVIDIA X Server Settings” utility and enable rotation with RandRRotation. A new application background in OpenOffice Writer (.pdf) July 2009: playing with the application background in OpenOffice, including mockups of Writer with a picture or […]

How to install LibreOffice 3.3 on Ubuntu Linux

This article describes how to install LibreOffice on Linux. The installation may be based on the official .deb packages (installs without replacing OpenOffice.org) or based on the LibreOffice ppa (replaces OOo). This how-to is for debian based Linux distributions, such as Ubuntu (and variations) and Linux Mint. July 2011: Update available here. (LibreOffice 5.1 or […]