Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Earphones is working!!!

I tried to use earphones with my MSI S271 running Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) and it works. Yay!!! It did not work when I used Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) and now it works with no extra configuration. I can now listen to presentations and look on videos when traveling with train.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Thank you Feisty workers

I installed Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) yesterday evening. I have tried it out a bit more today and continuously new nice features. One of the features I like most is that suspend works out of the box on my laptop (MSI S271). Another feature that I feel is very important is the suggestion feature where the desktop suggest what software you should install to be able to open a file.

I will not repeat what every body else on the web are writing at the moment. The reception from boot the community and the press has been enormous. I have loved each new Ubuntu release more than the previous and 7.04 is not an exception. I already look forward for the next release, Gutsy Gibbon. I will also try to provide a more complete packaging of AppArmor for Ubuntu.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

More about Feisty than about RHEL 5 in the press

There are two days left until Ubuntu 7.04 has its release. My objective view is that the non open source computer press writes more about Ubuntu's upcoming release than they wrote about Red Hat Enterprise 5 when it was released.
The big question is; when are management in enterprise businesses ready to accept Ubuntu in the server rooms and on the desktops. I think, unfortunately, that they require a large business partner to rely on, even if they have enough competence inhouse.What may give a big push forward if some big consulting corporation, like CSC, starts to support Ubuntu. If this happends, how is the community affected?

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Computer beaver


I must say, this is one of the coolest computer cases I have seen. In the same time it is with no doubt the most bizarre computer case too. The artist Kasey McMahon has built a computer case of a beaver.

It makes my own build, see picture to the right, I did a few years ago pretty lame. (More pics.) Moppe as I call it is IKEA:s Swedish name of the Fira series. At the time the box had one miniITX-card and two harddrives.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Market share

When reading that Motorola ships it 800 000th IP-TV set-top box running Linux, I start to wounder what would Linux market share be if we include all embedded devices running Linux.
As most of you now, a lot of digital equipment we can buy in stores for home electronics are running Linux. Like your WiFi router, set-top box, some phones etc. If we take a look on the embedded market there are even more equipment like console switches, firewalls, surveillance equipment etc.

Sunday, April 8, 2007

Remote desktop to support mother in law

I had today my first real use for the great remote desktop functionality in Ubuntu. My mother in law have used Ubuntu for a while, but she is now also connected to Internet using broad band.
Today I gave support using remote desktop to help her configure Gaim, or Pidgin as it just was renamed to.
The scary thing with remote desktop is if she forget to inactivate it.

Things to do is backing up her hard drive over the Internet and start using dyndns.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Too many computers?

I don't know how I should interpret this. Is it a complain? My wife wrote in her blog about my desk containing one laptop, two desktop computers, a 20" CRT, two keyboards, and three mice. Under the desk I have another computer.

My laptop and the computer under the desk runs Edgy and the other two desktops runs Feisty.