Upgrade to Karmic Koala

Well, it’s nearly that time of year again when Ubuntu next version is released. A few funky things are in the works and now the last Alpha release 5 is here the majority of changes have now been set for 9.10. One thing that has been added in the 5th alpha is GNOME 2.27.91, in addition to a complete rewrite of GDM, this release should mark some cool changes.

As you may have guessed from the title of the post – I’m currently upgrading to Karmic – so when it’s finished I will be able to fill you in some more.

Should also have some kubuntu information to empart as well as I’ve been using KDE 4.3 for the last week or so… and it does have some very nice features – the desktop widgets are a favourite of mine and something which is missing from the gnome desktop; certainly such ease of deployment is missing anyway. It is still buggy, I think most of my kde programs have crashed at some point this week, specifically the package management apps. I really think this is something the Kubuntu team need to work on for Karmic; the Gnome Desktop alternatives: Add and Remove and synaptic especially form a combination that’s hard to beat.

Anyway, more to come as I tinker over the next few days. I can’t help but get the Alpha releases; me, wait a whole six months for Ubuntu goodies? I don’t think so!

The Charlie Browns of Computing

Always a sucker for a carefully thought out, well explained article on my favourite subject – Linux – I was pleased as punch to find this blog through a post from mesanna.

Windows Users – The Charlie Browns of Computing

Quite frankly this man should be knighted, and really not just for championing Linux but by showing how much good can come 3 things: education, charity and understanding.

Please take the time to read the whole article, this man has done so much good for so many people.

On a separate note the comments really demonstrate how much support this man has. The one attacking comment only succeeds in highlighting the posters ignorance; Helios does not come across as superior – he has every right to – but he does not.