Banshee in Ubuntu 11.04 to use 2 music stores.

March 20, 2011

It has been announced recently that Banshee (the default media player) will include 2 music stores in 11.04. Banshee will have both the Ubuntu One Music Store and the Amazon MP3 Store. 75 percent of profits will go to Ubuntu and 25 percent will go to GNOME. GNOME will also get 25 percent of profits from the Ubuntu One Music Store in Rythembox music player.

Sales from the music stores will help support Ubuntu, so when 11.04 comes out check out the music stores and see if there is any music you like.


March Poll: Unity or GNOME?

March 20, 2011

For this month’s Poll I would like to know what you think about Unity and GNOME Shell. Which do you think will be a better desktop environment?

Play Pac-Man for free online.

March 17, 2011

Now you can take on Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde for free as Pac-Man (one of the most famous video games of all time) is available online. As many people know, the game was built into Google’s homepage for the weekend of May 21–23, 2010 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the game, what many people don’t know is that it is still available as a Google easter egg. So try a game at enjoy 😉

Firefox 4 to be released on March 22

March 16, 2011

Mozilla has announced that Firefox 4 will be released next week, on March 22. Firefox 4 will be faster than the current version (3.x) as well introducing an updated interface that is more similar to Google Chrome.  With all the new updates Firefox will be better than ever before and may even get some Chrome users to make the switch. If you can’t wait until next week you can download the release candidate from here on the Mozilla website. And keep an eye out because I will review Firefox 4 shortly after it’s release…

Improve Lubuntu with the Lubuntu Conrol Centre

March 15, 2011

The Lubuntu Control Centre is a very nice application for Lubuntu (Ubuntu + LXDE) users. It brings all the system settings into one nice looking menu. Unfortunately it is not yet included by default in the Lubuntu repositories. But you can download it from here and install it by running the downloaded file. Try it, I’m quite sure it’ll improve your Lubuntu experience. 🙂

Login as root in Ubuntu Linux

March 14, 2011

Well Ubuntu is different from most other Linux distributions in the way that it does not have a root account that is enabled by default. There are times when it is handy to have a root account so I’ll show you how to set it up.

1. Open the terminal and type: sudo passwd root

2.  You’ll get a prompt to “Enter new UNIX password”, enter the password you want for the root user and confirm it.

Now you can log out and log in as root.

Debian 6 released, what to expect in the latest version.

February 21, 2011

Well after 2 years of work, Debian 6 is now finished and available for download. Debian 6 is latest version of the Debian GNU/Linux operating system and it includes new versions of software that were not available in the previous version of Debian as well as some new features.

One of the major changes is the installer. Debian 6’s installer is easier than it ever was before, it is now a lot easier the change the language & keyboard settings and partitions with the new partition editor. And Debian 6 offers support for the btrfs file system and more importantly the ext4 file system.

Overall, Debian 6 is just like any other Debian release…Solid. Debian isn’t known for frills or the latest software, it is designed to be one of the most stable Linux distributions out there. But Debian 6 does bring a few new features and new software (although still not necessarily the latest), making it a good choice for Debian users (and other Linux users alike) to upgrade to.

Debian 6

Debian 6 (Squeeze)