Category: ubuntu

  • Eric the distro reviewer?

    I’ve been reading so much about all these Linux distros and I’ve been curious what they’re all about. In particular, Mandriva’s been calling to me a lot because I think that, had Ubuntu not been around, I probably would have installed it on my laptop. I’ve certainly had a bit of interest in the distro. […]

  • gNewSense 2.0 (deltah) Review

    So gNewSense 2.0 came out a few days ago as the gNewSense crew is tracking Ubuntu LTS releases. Of course, the bad part is that there is no upgrade path from gNewSense 1.0 to 2.0. Ubuntu recommends upgrading by going from release to release so upgrading is not feasible (or is too hard for the […]

  • Absolute First Impression of Ubuntu 8.04

    Last weekend, it had been a few days since the latest Ubuntu hit the net and I hadn’t heard of any major upgrade SNAFUs so I decided to upgrade. I wanted to record my absolute first impressions without doing much, just to see how I felt.  The upgrade went by without anything bad happening.  My […]

  • Ubuntu 8.04 Released Today!

    Ubuntu 8.04, Hardy Heron will be released today.  As the name implies, 8.04 will be Hardy because it is a Long Term Support (LTS) version.  This means that for 18 months they will release security updates.  What does that really mean?  It means that if you like Ubuntu, but don’t feel like upgrading every six […]

  • Fedora Pre-Upgrade: Finally!

    As many of you know, according to the Google search terms that bring people here.  I am of the not-so-humble opinion that Fedora’s upgrade process is about as pleasant as being forced to walk through the desert without a canteen of water.  First of all, they recommend to just do a fresh install which is […]

  • Finally…evaluating the purpose of both Gobuntu and gNewSense

    I’ve always been the first to jump to the defenses of people who love creating more distros and programs. After all, if everyone just stuck to the established distros we would never have had Ubuntu and perhaps Linux would still be just a curiousity to most. However, I just didn’t see the purpose in both […]

  • New Distro Releases Coming up THIS MONTH!

    Two major Linux distributions will be making releases this month and since I use both of them, I’m pretty excited!  First up will be the Debian-derived Ubuntu. This distro has been the darling of users and Internet media alike for the past few years.  It stole the post from Mandriva, the previous Linux distro that […]

  • Gutsy Gibbon Released Today!

    No lame jungle puns from me. Just go here it here. Or, if you already run it (as I do on my laptop), then just use the upgrade tool. I’m upgrading now. If anything major breaks, I’ll let you know.

  • Ubuntu Girl

    This picture appeared in a blog that claims to be a hot girl in a wet ubuntu tshirt because she loves Ubuntu. I say that it claims because the tshirt was photoshopped to have the logo. However, my favorite part are the comments on Here are some of my favorites: (reads like a bunch […]

  • Thanks System76!

    System76, which sells customized Ubuntu laptops allows you to write in an get a free set of “Powered by Ubuntu” stickers. Thanks for offering this service! It was annoying me that my computer said it was perfect for Windows Vista Basic, when it’s running Ubuntu! So, I now have my Ubuntu stickers.

  • Interesting new developments for Linux

    As a general rule, Linux users are not terribly prone to loyalty to any particular Linux distribution. This is due to the fact that open standards allow it to be generally pretty easy to move one’s settings from one distro to another. Thus there have been several darlings of the Linux movement. In the beginning, […]

  • Hidden Features

    Veterans of Linux installs from the early days may chuckle at my new discovery, but I’ve only been installing Linux since the graphical days of Anaconda and Fedora Core 1. (But first some background info) I was recently installing Xubuntu on my father-in-law’s computer. He wanted me to install a new Windows Media Player version, […]

  • gNewSense Review

    gNewSense Review

    I have to say that the first thing I noticed when I booted into gNewSense is that they have chosen a supremely ugly theme for their icons. I felt like plucking my eyes out rather than continue with this distro. I don’t know why I had such a against it. As you can see in […]

  • gNewSense, a TRUE GNU/Linux System

    So you thought Debian was pretty anal about free software did you? Well you ain’t seen nothin’ yet! Love ’em or hate ’em, but the Free Software Foundation is very serious (and extreme) in their position of what constitutes free software. Although this has alienated some, I think that a certain amount of what they […]

  • Shuttleworth Weighs in in IceWeasel

    As you may have heard recently, Debian has a problem with Firefox due to the fact that the artwork is not released under a free license. This is an extension of problems they’ve had with GNU’s documentation and the clause that allows some parts to remain uneditable. So Debian has forked Firefox into IceWeasel. The […]