Tag «Linux»

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx is up and running

Well, I took the plunge today and have installed Ubuntu Linux 10.04 code named ‘Lucid Lynx’. Overall, I’m pretty impressed with the new version of Ubuntu. I do how ever have a couple of gripes which are problably more just minor annoyances than anything. Thunderbird I dislike, time will tell wheather that will change. As …

Trialing Ubuntu Linux on Podcast Studio Systems

I’m looking at moving the Podcast studio computers permanently to Ubuntu Linux. I’m currently running the studio systems on USB key installs of Ubuntu. So far everything seems to be working well. I’ll be testing the recording software over the next few days and will be recording this weeks XTN on Ubuntu. Still deciding if …

Compaq DL360 1u Rack Mount Server

Ok, so I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to purchase this off Trade Me when I saw it. Heck, how often do you get a 1u rack mount server for under $100 that is a reasonable spec machine. Dual processor with a gig of ram. It’s now running the web sites I have and doing …

Looking through Windows

Well, I have a licence for Windows XP professional, and while I am not one to generally endorse Microsoft. I find myself having installed Windows XP on my Acer Aspire 4315. I’m going to dual boot it with Ubuntu 8.10 when it is released. My decision to install Windows came from the small hardware issues …

Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) on it’s way

I’m just sitting here sneazing my head off, Such a pretty sight 🙂 Not. I have been reading the Ubuntu Website & Forums I’m kind of excited about the upcoming release of Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) You can view the Release Schedule I guess I’m interested to see how upgrading from Hardy goes on my laptop. …

Acer Aspire 4315 Laptop

I just bought a new Acer Aspire 4315 Laptop from Dick Smith which came with Ubuntu Hardy Heron. I have to admit I am very impressed with it. I had a little issue with the wireless drivers but it was easily fixed. The only bit that isn’t supported is the 56k modem, as it is …

Wireless with NDISWrapper

Even if your Wireless lan adapter isn’t supported natively by the kernel drivers, there is another method to get drivers installed. For this you simply need the Windows 9x/XP drivers for your specific adapter. On my system I was installing for the Acer (??) WarpLink 802.11b Adapter. you can use lsusb or lspci to find …

Banshee or Amarok

When I first installed Fedora 9 I discovered Banshee which I felt was a pretty good media player which had good library facility however I could not get Banshee to see my Ipod shuffle. I happened to be browsing through the Add/Remove software Multimedia section when I found Amarok.

Women do use Linux

And I can prove it. A) I am one and B) Check out LinuxChix and LinuxChix NZ It’s great to see more and more women getting involved in Open Source software and even putting their hand up to say "I use it"