Tagged: Linux

Ubuntu Unity vs Gnome Shell

Today I updated both my main PC and home file serverĀ  from Ubuntu 11.04 to 11.10. As you may or may not know, Ubuntu 11.04 came with the new Unity desktop interface, which as I described in a previous post, I really did not like. However, in 11.04 it was...

Ubuntu 11.04 and Beyond

Ubuntu 11.04 was released in late April, so this is not so much new news as it is belated news (I did not get around to updating my desktop until just recently). Ubuntu 11.04 is probably the most controversial release of Ubuntu to date, just do some quick Google searches...

Welcome Our Computer Overlords

“I for one welcome our new computer overlords,” wrote former Jeopardy champion Ken Jennings on the answer to his Final Jeopardy question as he conceded his defeat to the IBM supercomputer Watson. No matter who you were rooting for, it was indeed an historic day: February 16, 2011 will mark...

Foray Into VPS Hosting

The other day I switch all my web sites from a shared hosting provider to VPS hosting at Linode. There are thousands of Linux VPS providers, the most famous of which is Rackspace because of all their television commercials, but within the developer community Slicehost (now a subsidiary of Rackspace)...

Ubuntu 10.04 Quick Review

The latest Long Term Support release of the Ubuntu Linux operating system is now available: Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx. And yes, it just keeps on getting better. Being a Long Term Support release, 10.04 is designed to be stable and mostly bug-free (more so than 9.10, at least), and will...

Ubuntu Linux 9.10… Oh, who's such a cute koala!

As is apparent from my blog post a few weeks ago, I just built a new computer and it needed a new operating system installed on it. For this, I chose to install the latest, greatest, most powerful modern operating system on the planet. No, it’s not Windows 7, silly...

It's better with Linux!

For a few months now, Microsoft and Asus have been running a FUD campaign against Linux. It’s not a big campaign by any measure, but just enough to be annoying (in much the same way that a yapping chihuahua is annoying). Ironically, until now Asus has been a big supporter...

Why Linux is Better

On the subject of Linux I just stumbled upon this very nice web site that helps to explain, in very non-technical terms, why Linux is so much better than Microsoft Windows. Check it out at: Whylinuxisbetter.net. It is specifically geared toward Ubuntu Linux, which is probably one of the easiest...

Another reason to love Linux over Windows

Here’s reason #4327 to love Ubuntu Linux over M$ Windows… The cover art on the books! Everybody now: “Awwww…such a kitten!”