Friday, October 23, 2009

Ubuntu 9.10 RC Released!

Ubuntu 9.10 Release Candidate is Out. This will be the only RC before the final hit here in a few days. The RC is stable but I am waiting for the final hits before I give it a full install.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sorry for the slow updates!

Hey guys! sorry for the slow updates, I have been real busy these days job hunting, got laid off so I am keeping busy but I will still be posting so check back. Karmic almost here so watch for my review when it hits! Thanks!!

OpenOffice 3.2 Coming in December 2009

Release date: December 14, 2009

The following is a list of upcoming feature from the openoffice site.

"Features planned for OOo 3.2 (December 2009)

release motto "Performance"

  • Overall
    • Accessibility improvements
    • Implementation of ODF 1.2 Metadata
    • Support for Opentype/CFF fonts
    • Begin of support for Graphite Smart fonts
    • XHTML export filter update
    • Support for Quicklook on OS X
  • Writer
    • Stemming and morphological capabilities for Thesaurus
    • Better OOXML import / begin of .docx export
  • Calc
    • Bubble chart implementation for charting module
    • Improvements in Autofilter, DataPilot, Conditional formatting, ODFFormula
    • Allow to insert/delete into/from the middle of merged cells
  • Base
    • Search and replace capabilities to SQL-Editor


Sunday, August 30, 2009

Personas for FireFox

Check out this plugin for firefox check out the gallery or themes (personas) or even make your own!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

+1 for Ubuntu Wireless

That's right, I have a positive comment on Ubuntu Wireless. I just move last week and previously I connected to the internet via a wired connection to the router. At my new place the router is in my room-mates room so I have to use a wireless connection, except for the fact that I do not have a wireless card in my desktop computer. After unpacking I discovered that I had a old Linksys Compact USB wireless adapter. I have heard that it is very difficult to get working in Ubuntu, plus it being a 4 year old adapter had me wondering if it would work at all. I plugged it into my USB port and almost instantly, there where a list of wireless networks available. So +1 for a working wireless connection in Ubuntu.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Change your Ubuntu Colors

Change the colors in Ubuntu with the GNOME Color Chooser

open terminal

sudo apt-get install gnome-color-chooser

The you will find it in System>Preferences

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Flash in Google Chromium

Flash in working in the Google Chromium Browser, pretty easy to get it working, I ran the following line in the terminal.

cd /usr/lib/chromium-browser/plugins
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/firefox/plugins/

after that I was only getting sound but to video on videos so I went to the System-->Administration-->Update Manager and there was a update sitting there for the Chromium browser. I ran that and it works now.