Compiz-Fusion release 0.5.2 announced

August 4, 2007

Check it out here

For those who don’t know, Compiz-Fusion is a true 3D accelerated version of your desktop. Why not let your processor process processes and let your graphic card actually show you what you sunk $300 into it for?

Want to see Compiz-Fusion in action? Take a look at this video first, then head over to Youtube for more.

Sorry Windows users, Compiz is only for Linux. Billy et al already tried to give you a pretty interface with Aero. What? You can’t use Aero because your computer isn’t fast enough? Maybe you should switch to Linux, it’s making a damned fine entry into the desktop market with distributions like Ubuntu and Linux Mint.

I’ve been running Compiz-Fusion just dandy-fine for the last month on my 2004 Compaq Presario with a whopping 2 GHZ Athlon, 512 megs of RAM and a Geforce 6200 AGP-4x.


The GIMP User Interface gets updated!

July 29, 2007

I just picked this up off of the Ubuntu forums…

The GIMP is getting a User Interface (UI) redesign and we can expect portions to be available now (the new select/crop tool) and more in 2.4 (like a single window to rule them all!)

Huzzah!!

Check it out on their very own wiki 


You have to be kidding me!

July 28, 2007

I found this little gem linked on slashdot…

Cyberterrorists that blow up vans? Oh my effing god I love how Fox perceives the news!

Where do I even begin to describe who wrong this is to normal people who don’t understand technology but use it every day?


Ubuntu Live Day 1 Wrap-Up

July 23, 2007

So let’s talk about day 1 of UbuntuLive shall we? There are countless blogs and news sites that are covering the “news” of the conference – instead I’ll be talking about the atmosphere, the people and the “vibe.”
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Peeing with an astronaut

July 22, 2007

So, is it weird when you look up from your urinal in the mens room at Ubuntu Live and be staring at Mark Shuttleworth?

That’s a hell of an update to keep tuned for, isn’t it?


Ubuntu Live is about to start

July 22, 2007

Quite literally actually. I’m sitting in the Oregon Ballroom 204 enjoying the last bit of the complimentary breakfast waiting for the General Session and morning Keynotes to begin…

What’s interesting is that as an employee at a conference center (different than a convention center) I am fascinated just as much by the how and why of the actual rooms – the tables and chairs and power. I’ll try to save those for a different post. I will say the quality isn’t what I was expecting, but is actually on par with the average convention center. It should definitely NOT reflect on Ubuntu/Canonical/O’Rielly.

I’m geeking out over the wrong stuff… I have to keep telling myself that I’m here for Ubuntu/Linux, not the setting!


Ubuntu Live right around the corner!

July 18, 2007

I got this in my inbox a few moments ago…

The inaugural Ubuntu Live Conference is only a few days away!
We’re looking forward to an exciting and dynamic conference, with
intriguing and thought-provoking presentations, lots of networking
opportunities, fun events, and much more. Below is information to help you
get the most out of your time at Ubuntu Live.

Well, it looks like Ubuntu Live is coming right up and I’m REALLY excited to be going thanks to Phoronix for the pass! I am looking forward to meeting Michael (the keeper of Phoronix) and asking him, among other things, where exactly the name Phoronix came from.

I’m still looking for input on what sessions people recommend that I go to. It turns out that I have a Sunday/Monday pass but no pass for Tuesday’s “Lesson Sessions.”

It’s been three months since switching (cold I might add) to Linux from WindowsXP. I still boot into XP on the very rare occasion that I need to retrieve something very specific (like a number out of my MS Fax console) and I have to say, Ubuntu is what did it for me.

I just hope I’m not the only noob there…