The Karmic Koala

The changes to Ubuntu with the 9.10 release coming up are amazing. This is the most usable and stylish version ever.  Here are a few of the groovy things.

  1. Sound preferences rocks. Got it to work with everything. Amazing !
  2. Display settings works for multi-head and xinerama !
  3. Evolution can use Google calendar and contacts. No more stuck with Exchange !
  4. Critical data is easily backed up Ubuntu One !

And generally many usability tweeks that make desktop experience so easy. Just like it should be. Well done to all involved.

Go get it: http://ubuntu.sun.ac.za

September 26th, 2009 by hgibson | No Comments »

Our planet

This is my greatest concern. We have treated our home planet disgracefully. And for what ??

Our inalienable right to pursue our own happiness at the expense of this planet by making tons of money ??

That pursuit seems so empty considering we are ultimately responsible for our own happiness, no matter what our circumstances. It is simply a choice.

Why do we then… march lemming like to our own ultimate destruction, when.. eventually we destroy the biosphere that sustains us ?

It makes no sense.. !?

It is absurd !

September 22nd, 2009 by hgibson | No Comments »

Dspace and Ubuntu

Today I present a course. Basically it involves demonstrating an Ubuntu server installation with Dspace.

See: http://services.lib.sun.ac.za/wiki/index.php/Install_Dspace for more details.

September 8th, 2009 by hgibson | No Comments »