Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Ubuntu 10.10 Beta 1 and a Dell M4500

Filed under
Ubuntu

It would be silly to have such a computer just sitting around, so it was decided this was my next laptop for the rest of the time. With the option of two internal drives (and SSD card + a standard 2.5inch, 7200 rpm disk) dual booting would be easy, and maintaining the ADDM appliance to keep it current would be something I would be able to do all the time because I would always have it with me. A win-win.

Ubuntu 10.10 Beta 1

I wondered how well such a new technology laptop would work with Linux. Linux will sooner or later support everything, but on bleeding edge hardware, if the manufacturer of the internal devices, like the wireless card, have not released open source versions of their drivers, then it can sometimes be a bit of trouble getting things going.

Ubuntu works around most of those issues, and Mint does even more, but they do so at the cost of "purity". I am not a purist about my Linux, so this does not matter to me: I just want it to work. Others in the Linux community live and die by whether or not a device has unencumbered drivers.

I figured 10.10 was a good place to start:




More in Tux Machines

Bill Gates Inadvertently Shows Off Ubuntu on His Facebook Page

Bill Gates is much more involved in philanthropy than Microsoft these days and he's done some great work regarding the eradications of certain diseases and to improve the quality of life in a number of third world countries. He's also inadvertently promoted Ubuntu, which is a Linux system. Read more

Major Release LibreOffice 4.4 Announced

The Document Foundation today announced the latest and "most beautiful" LibreOffice ever. LibreOffice 4.4 is the ninth major release for the project and brings with it lots of design and functionality improvements. Redesigned toolbars, menus, status bars, rulers and new theme selector are among the goodies for users. Michael Meeks said today that this release not only improves the visible features but also the foundations underneath. Read more

Sphinx: An outstanding open source documentation platform

Sphinx is a free, open source project written in Python and, not surprisingly, is really well suited for documenting Python projects. Now, before you harrumph “Meh, I code in which isn’t at all like Python!” be aware that Sphinx supports several other languages (C and C++ support is in development). Read more

today's leftovers