Friday, October 27, 2006

Kubuntu Looking good.

I downloaded 1 of each version of Ubuntu bar edubuntu. I basically had a quick look through each version and I have to say that out of the three Kubuntu is definitely looking the best. I still don't like the way KDE works which means I will stick with Ubuntu and gnome, but it is always nice to look. One thing of note for Aq though Konqueror actually really does pass the acid2 test that was impressive I must admit especially after seeing the mess Firefox made of it.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

I went scrolling down the list of comments on various planet site's and noticed this on LugRadio's from loud mouth man.

Stand Complete

And heres Mr Bacon in action !

A little harsh I thought until I saw this below

Jono in Flow

Then things made a little more sense.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Off to Linux World tomorrow I am helping out on the Jokosher stand. It is my first time there but hopefully not my last:) If your going I will see you there if not then I won't;)

Monday, October 23, 2006

Konqueror has actually managed to pass the acid2 test congratulations KDE and Konqueror. Other Linux news Ubuntu 6.10 is nearly upon us and to be honest it is a real change to see so much work going on to improve the way things work. It is not perfect by far but it at least a big step in the right direction. Congratulation Ubuntu devs keep up the good work.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Been to physio today. When she heard my shoulder crack she simply said well that's something I can't help you with bye for now. Please inform the specialist that this is something that can not be helped with physio.

However she is a nice lady and explained that it will definately need operating on and there is a new nhs book and reserve policy in place. Where by if the specialist that can help the best isn't in Wolverhampton then you can book in and go to them where ever they are. So that is a load off my mind but in saying that I got my appointment to see the new specialist on the 1/11/06 so I am quite happy at the moment even with the expected blow dealt by the physio.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Recently I read this all though I am tempted to agree with this article the gentleman doing the review has obviously never seen any of the latest samsung offerings. I only have a little 1gig player but the do players that pretty much match those of apples in size. The big advantage is, if you want something that looks sleek and stylish but can play .ogg vorbis files then you can't go wrong with one of their players. It has a fast access time it is easy to use and is a standard mountable usb hd under Linux. You can't go wrong.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Yes got a date with the hospital.

Nov 1st I see the new specialist hurah.

Also a review Edgy Eft Ubuntu 6.10 release.

It rocks it's official too. No seriously there were a couple of key apps that were missing from dapper on the gnome desktop. the first was a decent cd/dvd burning tools, now in the repos for Edgy is a new Brasero (a.k.a bonfire) which will revolutionise Burning cd's in gnome. The only KDE app I ever could say way out striped a gnome equivalent was K3b but now Brasero is get close and quicklty to remedying this situation I would say that it is not as feature rich as K3b but it isn't far off and it's a hell of a lot younger too. The second was a good photo manager Gthumb the default was okay but not great now that F-spot has become the default (which was the app I would always install anyway) even this situation is now not a problem.

To top it off though there has been so much work gone on under the hood it is unreal. Upstart has reinvented the init wheel (init being the program that starts and stops stuff in Linux). This is an amazing piece of software the speed increase is so impressive it has to be seen to be believed My system would slowly wake up when I switched it on and slowly lie back down when switching off. Now however I am happy to say that my pc is up and running in approximately 34-37 seconds and shutdown speed is quicker still. It is amazing to think that the Ubuntu Distro is only just coming up on 2 years of age and has developed so much so quickly.

There is only one gripe that I have Launchpad seaches if I type in a symptom rather than a package as I don't know what the package is it doesn't find a bug. If I type in the name of a package I know to be faulty but the person who first wrote the bug didn't then it doesn't find the bug. I think then there is the problem of different peoples view on what the bug is doing. As an example the boot splash screen doesn't work so I looked for a bug and couldn't find one it turned out there was one but it was a more technical bug report about a seg fault which caused the problem. First message I get though is that this is a duplicate bug of xxxxx. Launchpad itself though is an awesome piece of engineering and I commend the guys behind it just need a more uniform way to report the bug so searches can more readily find bugs. This I think would then make launchpad an absolutely amazing app, which knowing Ubnutu is what they are aiming at.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Edgy Eft Just Gets Better.

Every time I do an update on Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft it gets better I know there are still bugs a plenty because of all the beta software in it but my god it's good. Now it has the included benefit of Brasero the latest gnome Cd/Dvd authoring/Burning app which just makes gnomebaker look like it's from the stone age. Thank Ubuntu and thanks Philippe for writting such a great little app. Keep up the good work everyone.