Monday, November 23, 2009

One of Many

John Gibbons passed away of the week-end. He had not reached his 40th birthday. John struggled to find peace in this world and now that struggle is over. God bless you John. Your home now in the arms of your Savior.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Helena Has Arrived

The first RC of Mint * has arrived and It is very nice. A few tweaks and here is a screen shot. I downloaded Gnome Do with a few docklets and set it to Docky mode and replaced Rhythmbox with Banshee. This is such a nice operating system with very nice software choices. Open Source community is truly amazing. Webcam, wireless, printers/scanners all worked out of the box. Even the soft keys for volume and wireless and touchpad lock all work. Very Groovy

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Ubuntu 9.10 Netbook Remix

A friend of mine asked me to fix her Asus eeePC 900. It had a 4gig and 8gig SSD drive and with XP installed it was giving her disk full with nothing on it. So a quick download of the ISO and Unetbootin I created a bootable USB drive. A quick reboot to the USB stick and 12 minutes later I was looking at a very good looking and functional desktop. A few more minutes to update the install and to add codecs for the usual proprietary file formats and everything was working. Wireless Webcam everything. Nice job Ubuntu!