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May 2010

Eat your heart out iPad — I want one of these

From TechSource, I quote On the hardware side, it has 1 external USB, 2 internal USB, motion sensor, Ethernet connector, microphone and headphone ports, front-facing web camera (2-Megapixel), ambient light sensor, accelerometer, and more. On the software side, the device is running Linux but we don’t have further details about it. It could be Android, or […]

Why I use Google Chrome more and more on Ubuntu 10.04?

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 and have both Google Chrome (v 5.0.375.38 beta) and Firefox (v 3.6.3) installed.  Although Firefox is still setup as my default browser, I find myself using Chrome more and more and it is mainly for the following reasons: Chrome starts up much, much faster than Firefox.  I have almost the […]

Upgrade to Lucid — 2 done (sort of), 1 to go

As mentioned in this post and this one, I have 3 machines to upgrade. Today, I bit the bullet and did my IBM production workstation.  As mentioned in this post, the upgrade path is not the normal Ubuntu one but an internal IBM one.  It went fairly well except for the internal part that failed.  […]

HTC Desire – ordered

I have always been a Nokia man, but have decided to broaden my horizons and go for an Andriod phone.  Yesterday I popped into my local MTN shop and placed my order for the HTC Desire.  On Twitter, MTNSouthAfrica last week said and I quote The HTC Desire should be in stores next week – […]

Ubuntu EMEA Regional Board – 2 from SA

Congratulations to David and Jonathan who was elected to the Ubuntu EMEA Regional Board.  It is great to see 2 South Africans flying the Ubuntu flag.  Here is the full EMEA Board: Jonathan Carter (still on board) Laura Czajkowski Alan Pope Dennis Kaarsemaker St├ęphane Graber Oliver Grawert David Rubin Also good to see some ladies […]

Upgrade to Lucid — 1 done, 2 to go.

Yes, upgraded one of my Karmic desktops to Lucid.  It was the machine that I guessed would have been the easiest to upgrade since it was a fresh install of Karmic and not much was added in the sense of PPA’s.  The upgrade went smooth except at one place it poped up a window that […]