Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

An Upcoming Ubuntu Variant: Lubuntu

September 13, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World.

An Upcoming Ubuntu Variant: Lubuntu

Yes, there is another one more Ubuntu flavor to try out for you guys. If you like Ubuntu but you want a default set-up which are lightweight in terms of the overall performance. I really simple and uncomplicated set-ups. This kind of Ubuntu is using LXDE as a desktop environment.
It’s  another derivative that’s specifically for those who would like to take advantage of LXDE. As Linux Mag points out: Lubuntu uses the least amount of memory after a fresh boot of the live CDs. And with everyday applications loaded, it still seems to be the most …read more

Google Chromium with Flash Support for Ubuntu

September 10, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under applications

Google Chromium with Flash Support for Ubuntu

The first time I installed Chromium, it was terribly slow. Ugh. I couldn’t wait for it to load a website. It was just too painfully slow to wait for it. Just now I read a write-up about it having Flash support in Ubuntu. Hrmm. If people are talking about that now, then it must be better, right?
So… apparently there’s a better way to install Chromium on Ubuntu, the right way. Don’t worry. Even if there are command line instructions, they are straightforward. You basically need to add the Chromium PPA …read more

The Latest Easy Peasy ver. 1.5 is Here

September 9, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Announcements

The Latest Easy Peasy ver. 1.5 is Here

Because your netbook doesn’t need to feel sucky! And it could work better for you too!
Sounds like an infomercial, doesn’t it? ;  )  But thinking about what defaults you might possibly have, there’s gotta be something better.  And I might be biased but there really are other things better on netbooks compared to Windows.  Whether you believe it or not, that’s what I personally think.  Windows looks too cluttered for me even though it’s not as sluggish as I thought it would be.
Anyway, no need to freak out that your netbook isn’t quite as fantastic as you thought it should …read more

Sharp’s NetWalker

September 2, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under laptops

Sharp’s NetWalker

Looking for something smaller than a netbook but will give you more time to check your mail, read an ebook or two and watch videos? Then it looks like Sharp might have the answers to your prayers with their upcoming PC-Z1 Mobile Internet Tool.

Image Credit: Sharp World
Features:

Quick launching of applications
Long battery time – but this could be affected by your usage. If you watch videos or listen to music a lot, this is going to be lessened.
Touch screen LCD and keyboard. Your input is not limited to the keyboard. I suppose that a …read more

Ubunchu — the Ubuntu Manga

June 14, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

Ubunchu — the Ubuntu Manga

Who says introducing a particular distro has to be boring? There are ways to make things interesting. OS-tans, for one, seemed to work as a way for people to identify various operating systems, mainly the Windows variants but there are also Linux-OS-tans or Distro-tans too. Characteristics of various distros are made evident in the personification that they have made.
Enter Ubunchu – a manga specifically made to introduce Ubuntu to new
users. It’s set in a high school where you have a club with three members: a Linux user, a Windows user and a Mac user. Interestingly …read more

Ubuntu Moblin Remix for Karmic Koala (Ubuntu 9.10)

June 13, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under The Free World.

Ubuntu Moblin Remix for Karmic Koala (Ubuntu 9.10)

Trying out Moblin got me interested because I found the user interface interesting enough and it seemed to make sense for a netbook user such as myself. The screen real estate is maximized with such a user interface instead of the regular GNOME or KDE with panels and stuff. I found the panel of Moblin nifty because it’s automatically hidden when it’s not needed.
So, yeah, I think it would be cool if Moblin and Ubuntu joined forces and have an Ubuntu Moblin Remix. Turns out that there will be one such experiment which we will …read more

Moblin on More Linux Distros for Netbooks

June 4, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under General

Moblin on More Linux Distros for Netbooks

Possible Linux distros to use Moblin are: Ubuntu, Xandros and Red Flag. Novell also announced a Moblin version of SUSE for Acer Aspire One and MSI Wind. I already blogged about Moblin so you have a better idea of what it looks like, right?
andros is said to be the best distro for Windows users while Ubuntu and SUSE have a lot of users, especially Ubuntu because of how user friendly it is. So I get the feeling that combining Moblin with these distros could be beneficial. The user interface of Moblin seems to maximize the screen …read more

Ubuntu and the PS3

May 20, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

Ubuntu and the PS3

One of my friends has been talking about OpenSUSE on the PS3 but today I chanced upon a blog entry talking about Ubuntu on the PS3 and the cool applications you could run on it.
The list includes the following:

Last.fm – for your music playing needs
Twitux – if you’re addicted to Twitter, you must have this!
CheckGmail – because you can’t leave it alone
ScummVM andd Beneath a Steel Sky – adventure gamers will probably want to check this out

My friend might hate Ubuntu so I’d show him the blog entry and maybe it would help him change his mind. I am …read more

Dell Latitude 2100 for K-12 Students

May 20, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

Dell Latitude 2100 for K-12 Students

School’s starting in my country in two weeks’ time and now I read about Dell Latitude 2100s as K-12 friendly. Interestingly enough these nifty netbooks have rubberized casings so that it won’t easily slip from the hands of students. And the units are quite colorful too.
Some nifty features:

optional touchscreen
webcam (say, “Hi, Teacher!”)
labeling window – personalize your netbook so they know who owns which unit
network activity light that warns teachers if their students are using the WiFi connection instead of focusing on their studies
you could get it with Ubuntu, instead of Windows
3-cell or 6-cell battery
option to choose between an …read more

AAO and Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

May 3, 2009 by Clair Ching  
Filed under Geeky Fun

AAO and Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

Looks like good things are up ahead for us Acer Aspire One users who have installed or upgraded to Jaunty Jackalope/Ubuntu 9.04 I’ve just fixed the sound problem and LED for wifi issue with just one package which is linux-backports-modules-jaunty so that was such a happy happy thing!
The notes for the Acer Aspire One are straight to the point so it was easy to see the things one needs to do to make certain things work like wifi and sound. I suppose I was a bit lucky that after installing linux-backports-modules-jaunty I had no more …read more

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