Monthly Archives: April 2008

Upgrading From Beta To RC And Beyond…

I keep seeing this question pop up in IRC so I thought I’d post something about it… “How do I upgrade from Ubuntu Beta to Ubuntu RC (and eventually to Final)?” If you’ve installed Beta and want to upgrade to RC (and eventually Final) simply continue to update your machine.  There isn’t anything special that… Read More »

Origami (previously folding.sh): Now In PPA!

Its been a while since I’ve blogged about my [email protected] management tool, now called Origami.  There was a lull there in development for a while, but this last week I’ve done probably 20+ commits, which puts us up to version 0.6.6.1.  There are now also two branches being maintained on Launchpad (bzr).  One for trunk,… Read More »

Updating Ubuntu Images With Jigdo

Well its that time again, the Ubuntu community is just about ready to launch another fantastic release and with that release the worlds interweb tubes are going to get clogged as everyone upgrades.  It’s about this time that I always start thinking about ways to be more efficient with my bandwidth. Bittorrent, of course, is… Read More »

Announcing the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the Release Candidate for Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long-Term Support) on desktop and server.  Codenamed “Hardy Heron”, 8.04 LTS continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. We consider this release candidate to be complete, stable, and suitable… Read More »

Ehh, What The Hell

I figure I’d join the band-wagon too, but I’ll use *readable* $() vs the absolutely unreadable-horrible-habit `.  (Yes, that is a `.  What?  You can’t tell what character that is?  Yeah, neither can I when you use it in your code!  Its a back-tick and shouldn’t be used because its unreadable!) [email protected]:~$ history | awk… Read More »

April Fools Reminder

After going through my feeds for the morning I thought I’d post a reminder about April Fool’s.  Geek’s love April Fools.  Don’t believe anything you read today! The way I see it, if the news is still around tomorrow and the next its likely valid, otherwise its an April Fool’s joke. I’ve seen some pretty… Read More »