Wednesday, September 30, 2009

To Quote The Rock "Final the WUBI is back in Ubuntu"

Big shout out to xivulon, evand and cjwatson if you see these guys at any party buy them a drink they deserve it :)

This cycle wubi working with Ubuntu has been the bane of their existence. Now however it's back baby. It's rocking with all of it's goodness and elegant simplicity.

Wubi is the Windows UBuntu Installer it creates a couple of virtual drives in your windows install and then proceeds to install ubuntu (replace with you desktop of choice) into them. This can then be remove from a windows install simply and easily using the windows add/remove tool. But more important means that if you need windows on your machine for work or college or university etc then you can, but you can also have ubuntu on there with out the hassle of partitioning etc.

This is a great tool if your forced to use windows during the day but need you daily hit of ubuntu at breaks on the train etc. Welcome back wubi :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

New, New, New

I thought I would just say WOW!

There are little touches in Karmic that just make me think why wasn't this in before. This has actual got to the point now where I am seriuosly thinking of upgrading my main box.

Quicky on disc control:
When you have a pen drive that you drop on a copy of Ubuntu (insert your choice of desktop) on, wouldn't it be nice to name it and format it nicely and easily. How about we plug in the drive right click on the drive icon add a label and format the drive at the same time? Well karmic has this and boy you take it for granted once you start using it and move back to a jaunty box and don't.

How about faster Browsing:
With Firefox3.5.2 currently in Karmic I have to admit I'm impressed. It's by and far the fastest Firefox release so congratulations to them. But how about something a little lighter for your netbook, well the latest epiphany now has a webkit gtk backend this is easily as firefox but with one big avantage (in my opinion) on ssd drives it uses less disk swaping so it sits there happily producing pages without many hitches.

Empathy has some really nice touches:
I have to admit at first I thought that empathy was far too basic, it had flashes of genius but wasn't quite there. Well thanks to a lot of usibilty work it is now a lot easier to setup and less confusing, there still some work to be done but I have got to take my hat off to the devs this app goes from strength to strength. I can't wait for the full release of this app, I think it will be a really great start for it and Ubuntu, I can't wait to see what extra features get added for gnome 3.

Monday, September 07, 2009

LRL 2009 Hell Yes Baby

It's true, it isn't a myth, It will Happen.

In a film, once upon a time, a phrase was created for just this occasion "If you build it, they will come"

Well we've done our part!

It's up to you to do yours!

Be there or be as square as the Spectrum Font

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