Monthly Archives: April 2012

anthonyvenable110:

great article

Originally posted on Adrian Andrade:

April 20th, for me, marks a significant time in my life because on this very date in 2009, I burned my very first Linux ISO disc. And to the least of my knowledge, it would change the way I saw computing forever.

Tux, the Linux penguin

In my earlier days of computing or even beyond that, I probably wouldn’t have believed you if you told me that I would one-day be using and could be so enthusiastic about a computer kernel that currently comprises of over 15 million lines of code and is in constant use by billions of people everyday, a lot of the time without them even knowing.

The first time, that I can remember ever hearing the word “Linux”, was from the mouths of my cousins somewhere in either the late 90s or early 2000s. As you might guess, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that they’re were more than just…

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anthonyvenable110:

There is a lot to learn here

Originally posted on Tresmarck News and Blogs:

The year 2012 is a very busy year for both Microsoft Corporation and Canonical because new versions of their operating systems namely the proprietary OS, Microsoft Windows and the free and open-source Ubuntu Linux are under way and nearly finished for consumer usage.

For Canonical (with the help of a lot (probably millions) of independent contributers more than the number of developers of Windows), Ubuntu Linux 12.04 (a.k.a. Precise Pangolin) is there finest revised version yet of the third most widely used desktop operating system called Ubuntu. However, Microsoft have just made a minor new build of their cash cow, Windows and they call it Windows 8. In this blog post, we’ll introduce to you Ubuntu Linux 12.04 and Windows including its pros and cons.

Introduction

What is an operating system?

For people whom are not power users, an operating system is simply speaking the piece of software that controls…

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anthonyvenable110:

great interview of Linus Torvalds. Way to go!!

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

The Millenium Technology Prize, awarded every two years, is a Finnish award designed “to improve the quality of life and to promote sustainable development-oriented research, development and innovation.” Sir Tim Berners-Lee won the prize in 2004. The finalists this year are Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, who has been contributing to the area of stem cell research, and Linux creator Linus Torvalds. The 2012 Grand Prize winner will be announced on June 13 in Helsinki, Finland.

From the press release:

In recognition of his creation of a new open source operating system kernel for computers leading to the widely used Linux operating system. The free availability of Linux on the Web swiftly caused a chain-reaction leading to further development and fine-tuning worth the equivalent of 73,000 man-years. Today millions use computers, smartphones and digital video recorders like Tivo run on Linux. Linus Torvalds’ achievements have had a great impact on shared…

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anthonyvenable110:

great commercial

Originally posted on System76 Chick:

This commercial to discover Ubuntu is a great resource to share with anyone who is interested in a different operating system. I’m finding a lot of people I know who are frustrated with updates and viruses on their current system, so I went on a search to find a great resource to promote Ubuntu in a simplified manner to appeal to their needs. I thought this video summed up the benefits for mainstream users quite nicely.

Details of the video from the creator:

Link to the video

An advertisement for Ubuntu, based on the “Features”, “About Ubuntu” and “Why Ubuntu” pages on their website.

Special thanks to
Robert D. Brooks, for the amazing time-lapse shots
http://www.youtube.com/user/RobertDBrooksVideo
Dj Fab, for the background music track “Discovery” from his album, “Until the End” – Creative Commons
http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/38472
Joshua, for the “Stream music with Ubuntu One” Video
http://www.youtube.com/myubuntuone
The UbuntuAds channel for the “Installation…

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The Ubuntu after next: What will it be?

One of the cool things about the Ubuntu community is that we have quite a sense of humor. One area where that sense of humor is seen is when new versions of Ubuntu are named.

Ubuntu releases are also given code names, using an adjective and an animal with the same first letter (e.g. Dapper Drake). With the exception of the first two releases, code names are in alphabetical order, allowing a quick determination of which release is newer. Commonly, Ubuntu releases are often referred to using only the adjective portion of the code name (e.g. Feisty).[8]

 

So, for example. 9.10, (the one I started off with) was Karmc Koala. Then came; Lucid Lynx, Maverick Meerkat, Natty Narwhal, Oneiric Ocelot, and last but not least, Precise Pangolin.

Precise Pangolin or Ubuntu 12.04 will be released on April 26,2012, but what will its codename be? I entered a contest on Omgubuntu, and chose the name Quick Quail.

Before you start teasing me about it, I know its a lame name, and one they will probably not use. Such a pity. So, I decided to come up with other names, and I am very curious as to which one will actually make the cut.

Both words have to start with a Q. This is kinda hard, lol!!!

1. Quipping Quoll

2. Quipping Quail

3. Quipping Quagga

I keep using the word “quipping” because its creative. I means to make a witty remark which is something I am known to do by my friends. I am so mad I didn’t use it.

It would be between Quoll and Quagga. Now that I think about it I doubt it will be quail but who knows?

With that said, what do you think? Do you agree with the name’s I have chosen. Please share with me what you have thought of. This will be very interesting, indeed.