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Ubuntuone disappearing act and How to fix.

A couple of days ago, I received an invite to start using UbuntuOne.  I have been using Dropbox for a while already and am very happy with that.  Now being an Ubuntu supporter, I decided to give it a try on my Ubuntu 9.04 machine.  The install went fine and signup was flawless and worked […]

Gift from Google – Adwords

I received this R1000.00 Adwords gift from Google and since I have never checked Google's Ad stuff out I decided to give it a try. Also decided to try their Adsense thingy, that is why you see ads to the right and if you get this via a feed, at the bottom.  Maybe, just maybe, […]

Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty – muted sound on login solved.

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.04, Jaunty on a Lenovo T60 and since the beginning sound will be muted after login.  The drum roll happen at the GDM login screen but no login sound.  Yesterday I eventually found a solution for it. The solution was comment out line 372 in /etc/init.d/alsa-utils.  The line […]

Why UbuntuOne if I have Dropbox?

There is a lot of talk going on about UbuntuOne.  All I have to say is that the Ubuntu trademark belongs to Canonical and they can do with it what they want to.  Also they are a business and surely they have the right to make money, and if that is by using their own […]

Are you ready for Juanty – Ubuntu 9.04

The next version of Ubuntu, 9.04 or better known as Juanty will be officially available later today from your favourite mirror. I have not looked at anything of Jaunty during the development process, so it will be a surprise for me and I cannot wait in upgrading both my Ubuntu and Kubuntu home desktops.  My […]

My volgende blyplek .. weg van alles en almal.

From the page Famous last words of Marius: of dalk hier .. Posted via email from Marius posterous blog

Installing original (Gold) Windows XP on new PCI/PCI-e based motherboard

I was asked to install Windows XP on a new PCI/PCI-e based machine.  I tried to convince the person to install Ubuntu but since this person is a photographer, she wanted Photoshop. Yes I did explain that GIMP can do everything Photoshop can do. I only had an original (Gold) Windows XP and when trying […]

What 24hrs can mean — IBM/SUN deal might not happen

IBM Withdraws $7 Billion Bid For Sun Microsystems from Gizmodo by Jack Loftus The $7 billion deal between IBM and Sun Microsystems has all but failed, say sources at the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. Sources say Sun balked at IBM's latest offer and IBM eventually withdrew sometime today. Posted via email […]

Sunrise after a thunderstorm

From the page Famous last words of Marius: After the heat of yesterday and last night, we had some sort of a thunderstorm and rain here in the Cape.  This morning, still with the clouds around we had this sunrise. I will upload some more photos to my Photo Gallery here. Look in the Nature […]

IBM/SUN — looks like a done deal

It looks like IBM will announce in the coming week the acquisition of SUN for about $7billion.  Whether it will get a smooth ride to approval is another subject. Posted via email from Marius posterous blog