Using System Testing in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx

A lot of users of Ubuntu, specially new users, have a hard time how to check their systems and making sure that their hardware is working a-ok.

Here’s a video walkthrough of using System Testing aka “CheckBox” in Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

Fix: Filesystem problem after antivirus or DazukoFS install

You’ve decided to install an antivirus on your Ubuntu Linux, not for yourself, but to safeguard other users on your network. Then suddenly after rebooting, you found out that you can neither login, nor are you able to see your /home directory. This is a simple fix without uninstalling your antivirus.

Sheldon faves Ubuntu (Big Bang Theory)

Sheldon using what appears to be a Dell laptop using his favorite operating system – Ubuntu!

My glimpse at Gnome-Shell

Gnome-Shell was born out of the Gnome UI Hackfest at the Boston Summit wayback in 2008. The new user interface was aimed to be self-teaching, and base itself around the user’s day to day tasks. How Gnome-Shell will achieve this feat is for me to find out. Thus was the reason why I took time to check out this new user interface.

True to my way of testing, I’m using Gnome-Shell on a production basis. I’m using Gnome-Shell for my day-to-day work in order to get a feel of how it behaves in a true working environment. I have been using Gnome for innumerable years, and used Compiz for more than 3 years in a productive environment. This is going to be the first time that I am going to use a user interface that is not yet considered “mature” and is still largely incomplete. However, since Gnome-Shell has been considered “usable”, and I consider Gnome-Shell’s approach to be radical, I decided to give this thing a shot.

Updated Site Theme

We noticed that there was something awfully wrong with the previous theme that we decided to change it to something lighter. Thus we decided on using iGreat by NewWPThemes.

First 7 days with Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

After it’s release last April 29, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx has been enjoying massive downloads from eager users both established, and the curious new ones. This is a summary of my first 7 days with this latest release and how it has been doing (or how I am faring ? ) so far.

I have been keeping tabs on development regarding Lucid Lynx and I have been very eager to get my hands on it the moment it comes out. Although a lot of eager beavers have been grabbing the earlier Alpha and Release Candidates, I prefer to just keep in the sidelines and observe, knowing from an experienced Ubuntu user’s standpoint that these versions are definitely riddled with bugs and are pretty much incomplete. With that thought, I am pretty sure that some hardliners will think that I am not helping much, however, I prefer to drill the OS on a production setting and using it regularly in my day to day business, than just using it for the hell of it or just to peek at what nifty new features it sports. Sure, eager beavers help a lot by using the product early, and providing critical feedback on what’s working and what’s not. And those comments definitely will go a long way in making the final release a topnotch one and I commend eager beavers for that. But I don’t have the time for mere testing. My mantra is bring the final product into rigid use in a production setting to really see what it can do. And so I did … for 7 days.

Ubuntu Women holds competition for World Play Day

The Ubuntu Women Project is celebrating World Play Day in cooperation with The International Toy Library Association (Association Internationale des Ludotheques).

With the World Play Day celebration, the Ubuntu Women Project aims to highlight that computing is fun, and that kids of all ages are right at home with technology. And not only that, little girls not just little boys, also find using the computer to be fun and engaging.

Managing your CouchDB in Lucid Lynx

I have just recently completed install of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx and I really find it snazzy. I’m quite happy with the default desktop that I decided to keep it as is. Since it was a fresh install, I had to restore all the applications that I was using on Jaunty. No big deal for me really. And I have a perfectly good reason to test out the new Ubuntu Software Center.

One of the new applications that I decided to try out (since it’s in Lucid by default) is Gwibber. Install was seamless, adding an account and posting to Twitter was nonchalant at most. But I found that support was not included by default. As I was exploring for a way to squeeze in I was able to discover that Gwibber was using CouchDB via Desktop-Couch in Lucid.

Hello, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx!

Finally, the day that a lot of avid Ubuntu users were waiting for, is here! The latest version of Ubuntu – Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx – is finally available for download. Ubuntu users from all over have been hammering the Ubuntu download mirrors just to become one of the first to be finally using Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx.

“Lucid”, as it’s affectionately called, contains lots and lots of new features not only for the average user, but also for the webphile and power users alike. Although apparently first seen already since the Alpha and RC (release candidate) releases, Lucid contains chocful o’ goodies for everyone. Although some of the not-so-apparent changes were met with mixed emotions from hardline Ubuntu users and even purists, Ubuntu’s new offerings will definitely attract new users, and elicit more Ubuntu love from established users.

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