Category Archives: Ubuntu

Move Window Buttons Back to the Right : Ubuntu 10.04

I wasn’t going to write this post. I was going to get used to the idea of my window buttons being on the left, instead of the right where I’m used to them. I was really going to try and use the Ubuntu “standard”. Well, after a little more than a month, I give up. […]

Upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 “Lucid Lynx”

I know I’m a few days behind, but I finally upgraded this morning to 10.04 “Lucid Lynx” LTS release. So far my impression is that it is very well polished and has a professional look. I’m not referring to the “purple vs brown” change in look, but the overall polish of the interfaces and integration […]

Ubuntu 10.04 “Lucid Lynx” Torrent Link Collection

If you haven’t yet upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 I would invite you to use one of the torrent links below. Please remember to share at least to a 1:1 ratio, but more if you can. The more the seed, the faster everyone else gets their downloads: Ubuntu 10.04 ubuntu-10.04-alternate-amd64.iso.torrent ubuntu-10.04-alternate-i386.iso.torrent ubuntu-10.04-desktop-amd64.iso.torrent ubuntu-10.04-desktop-i386.iso.torrent ubuntu-10.04-netbook-armel+dove.img.torrent ubuntu-10.04-netbook-armel+imx51.img.torrent ubuntu-10.04-netbook-i386.iso.torrent […]

35,000 Core Ubuntu Server Farm at Weta Digital

I just read an article over at Dustin Kirkland’s blog regarding the enormous server farm that Weta Digital has setup to render blockbuster movies. Apparently the latest Blockbuster, Avatar, had scenes rendered using a 35,000 core Ubuntu-based server farm. 35,000! That is hard to imagine! They’ve also rendered a few other films you may have […]

Continued Blog Improvements

I’m working this morning on some additional blog improvements. I’m focusing on speed and efficiency, as well as reader interaction. If you notice anything odd on the site, this is likely the reason. If you have any must-have WP plugin suggestions that I may be missing, I’d be glad to hear about them!

Apt-Cacher and Apt-Mirror : Revisited

I’ve written a detailed article on the topic of creating your own Ubuntu repository mirror using the Apt-Mirror utility. This article also includes leveraging an Apt-Cacher, for consolidating and saving bandwidth between multiple machines. We regularly make use of both of these utilities to maintain our Ubuntu and Debian installations in my workplace. We have […]

Announcing Ubuntu Developer Week!

I wanted to pass on an announcement today that I think many of our readers will be interested in. If you want to get more involved in Ubuntu, or simply want a better understanding of how the participation and development process works, this is an event for you! I have participated in a number of […]

Open Office 3.2 Release Candidate

For those that are fans of the Free Software Office Suite, Open Office, a release candidate has been made available for version 3.2. This version improves a number of features in all areas of the tool. Some of the highlights are: Faster startup times: both Calc and Writer have cold-boot start times improved by 46%! […]

Ubuntu 9.10 “Karmic Koala” Torrents Available Here

As you’re probably aware, Ubuntu 9.10 was released on Oct 29th, 2009. The best way to download these new images is by way of bittorrent. Whether you are looking for the latest LiveCD, Server installation or Netbook Remix, we’ve got your torrents here. See the list below to find your preferred image and start downloading! Please remember […]