Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas To One And All

I thought I'd get this in early!

Christmas is the time of year when everyone gets a little warmer and fuzzier inside, with that in mind I think Jono's blog post asking for people to say how much they Love Ubuntu was perfectly timed.

More import it's that time of year where we get new gadgets to try and get to work with Ubuntu :)

So to everyone THIS MESSAGE:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Monday, December 22, 2008

But lo what light through yonder, Windows breaks. Tis the east and Ubuntu is the Sun...

Linux is the way forward, I realised this when my XP box broke to the degree that only a floppy based low-level HD formatter would fix it. Once I'd got my machine so it booted up again I used knoppix off cdrom till I bought Linux for dummies. (Yes people really do buy that book and it's great when you haven't got a clue.)

This gave me enough knowledge to do most stuff I was already doing in Windows, from that point on I never looked back.

For a long time I went flitting from one distro to another finally settling on Ubuntu.
Once I'd settled I wanted to join in. I wasn't forced to, it just felt like the right thing to do. Once I'd started helping out I soon found myself being drawn further in.
I found out something incredible! You can't help but care about Ubuntu (and derivatives, alter as necessary) and the people that make and contribute to it.

I heard a quote from a wrestling game ad that ran thus... Alone we're good, together we're unstoppable.

This is how I feel, you can all be proud of the distro you help produce now lets go kick some ass.

Slowest hands in the west

So my lovely wife is the warden for an old folks block of flats.

On Friday night she had the block Xmas Party with the entertainer Stevie G.

I was told he did his own tribute to dueling banjo's and thought I had to see it.

I forgot the plaents don't always allow vids so here's the link.

Enjoy :)