New Computer, New Ubuntu, New Topics

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Just finished a fresh install of 10.04 on my Lenovo ThinkPad W510 (4319-2PU). I am blown away. Linux has come so far in the past year. This new release looks better than ever, and it is the fastest operating system I have ever used. There are, however a few things I’m going to be looking… Read more »

It is done!

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Some of you have commented on my posts slowing down. For the past year, most of my time has been devoted to producing the album for my band, Power Pirate. Now that that project is wrapping up, I can spend some more time with Ubuntu! What have I missed? Comment and share your favorite new… Read more »

Gnome Do: Also a Dock

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If you have not yet installed and tried Gnome-Do, a program similar to quicksilver for mac which can run applications and do other various tasks using only the keyboard, I highly recommend doing so. If you already have it, however, I have a suggestion. Go into the settings sudo apt-get install gnome-do For my exact… Read more »

Daily Chromium Builds

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Here is the repository for the latest chromium builds. (Google Chrome for Linux). #Chrome deb jaunty main deb-src jaunty main Add these to your sources.list with sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list and then paste all that text at the bottom. Open a terminal, and run: sudo apt-key adv –recv-keys –keyserver 0xfbef0d696de1c72ba5a835fe5a9bf3bb4e5e17b5 sudo apt-get update… Read more »

Test Firefox 3.5 Beta 4

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As noted at, the new firefox 3.5 beta for has significant speed improvements for running native on linux. Bloggers have complained that the current version is unnecessarily slow, and even that they prefer running the windows version in wine. To compare the speed changes for yourself, or just to take a look at how… Read more »

Hugin Panorama App

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Install with: sudo apt-get install hugin This app is an excellent tool for stitching photos together to make panoramas. It works extremely well with my Nikon d60 and just as well with my regular hand-held digital camera. To create a basic panorama, try this: Pick A Scene – It doesn’t have to be amazing, since… Read more »

Jaunty Beta

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Some readers may have noticed I post much more infrequently than previously. This is because I’m simply having fewer problems. Ubuntu is becoming more and more user friendly, and can now do essentially everything I want (except a few music-related functions I use for my band, Power Pirate, and tools I use for creating HDR… Read more »

Run Google Chrome on Mac and Linux with Crossover Chromium

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The folks at crossover office, the makers of the commercialized version of wine, have developed a package which allows google chrome to be run on macs and linux. Just go to their site and download an install the respective package for your system, and you should be good to go. Download [Translate]