I still have to upgrade to Jaunty, but I already see something bothering in my way. According to this thread, the Fake Raid on Ubuntu is still an ignoble mess. Obviously this doesn't affect distro-upgrades, but doing a fresh install is an
Update: Matt's bootchart available now available ! Google's evangelist Matt Cutts just gifted himself with a new SSD drive for his laptop. Since Jaunty is told to be fast at booting, he adjusted Grub to have a 0 second timeout, Gnome to use auto-login and automatically start Firefox. (also note: he didn't installed Jaunty from scratch. He...Read more
Pasquetta is the italian name for the day right after easter. I hope you enjoyed your eggs and had a happy easter. Here's a quick round up, but with quite nice stuff, nice enough to make me feel sorry about not writing a dedicate article for each entry. Critique on notifications Read more
Infinite mirrors are rightfully considered a business critical feature these days. Today I'll show you how to make one with Ubuntu. This tutorial should work with any distribution running Gnome. Gnome makes it easy, but be careful to follow closely the steps, or your mirror may broke. Here are the steps:Read more
- Minimize all your applications
- Press the PrntScrn/Print Screen...
Chris Kenyon, in the last Canonical blog's entry, manages to do the right thing and explicitely marks as FUD the Microsoft propaganda about Linux return rates being higher than Window's in the netbook market. If you're interested in his analysis, I highly suggest you to read such post. What I'd like to add, is that if...Read more
Note: although I purposely posted this article on April 1st, this is not an April fool. It's a collection of quotes from a mailing list discussion. So there's a chance things will really happen if the project gets pursued. [this post contains excerpts from a mailing-list discussion about Karmic Koala release - citations from too...Read more
A quick notice to let you english speakers know about an italian OEM initiative. Scarily near to April 1st, Abaco Primo - a low cost desktop computer - has been announced. The specs:Read more
- Intel Atom Single Core 1.6Ghz
- RAM 512 MB DDR2
- 4 GB Compact Flash Hard Disk
This post will display bad in RSS readers and planet. Click here to read it on my site. Update: Better degradation for no-JS-users using a PHP script added. See below. So, the latest and greatest (and badly named ;-)) Ubuntu is approaching and you want to help the community spreading out the word and build...Read more
This post is inspired by a comment from CaptainHawk and by Linux Loop's article "Repository Adding Via Apt-URL - An Overlooked Feature of Ubuntu 9.04". So, let's look how the feature will be implemented and why it is overlooked. (hint: because it sucks). Introduction, apt-url and the problem (you can skip this) Thanks to the...Read more
I'd like to share with you a social brainstorming - mind mapping Linux application I found some days ago.Read more
Xmind is an Eclipse based application, which can run on any platform. So, yeah, not just Linux, but - stumbling on their...