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Thanks JB Community

If you listened to Coder Radio this week you would have heard toward the end that I have been working on a project targeted for the Ubuntu App Store. You will have also heard that I ended up choosing Mono as the development stack for the project; I plan on writing a post in a few weeks on my overall experience with Mono on Ubuntu and plan to mention it on a future episode of the show.

Needless to say I had some problems, but that’s not really the point of this particular post. The point of this post is to thank all the Jupiter Broadcasting community members for all their help. I have received countless e-mails and messages on Google+ regarding the issue. All of them offered suggestions of how I might solve my issue. Some even offered to either help me write a solution or offered to share how they had solved similar issues.

I’m floored. I wish I could write you all back individually but there are simply too many of you. So, please take this post as a thank you letter. Furthermore, in the spirit of community, I am going to open-source whatever solution I end using and will be posting it on Github as a more substantial way to say “thank you.”

Dell’s Project Sputnik

Been to a developer conference or meetup recently? If you have, you might have noticed something odd. A large portion of the attendees using Macs. Now if that conference was an iOS or OS X developer event, then it probably makes  a lot of sense, but what about web and backend developers? Is there are reason for all those Macs? Well, that’s a question that Dell has set out to answer with their Project Sputnik.

Sputnik is an initiative to design a custom spin of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for the Dell XPS 13. If you don’t know the XPS 13 is one of Dell’s ultrabooks. Dell wants to address the web developer market that is so fond of Apple.

I am really excited about this. Ubuntu was at one time my dev OS of choice thanks to apt-get. Currently, dell is not offering a pre-configured machine with the 12.04 image, but you can download it here and they claim that if there is enough interest they may start offering XPS’s preconfigured with Ubuntu, so if you are interested in one of these machines or just a Linux fan, let them know.