Ask Slashdot: New To Linux; Which Distro?
Here are the problems.
12.04 seems to be happy to crash at any time. it's a weirdest release yet. Try something newer, like 12.10.
E17 doesn't have enough of a) users b) users that'll report a problem c) much developers (to my knowledge). It's fancy but has little functionality.
Try KDE if you like bling.
Ask Slashdot: What To Do With Found Calculators?
ti83boobi.es is free.
Post one a day.
Polish MP Returns iPad Citing Lack of Control
I think this is the most important part about the whole thing. Original article doesn't mention MP going on about anything related to control as we would understand it. It is a spin put on by the FWiOO. Fact that he is suppose to be baffled by IT's access to his emails just proves how tech savvy he is.