Archive for October, 2008

intrepid pre install

I have not installed the new Ubuntu version for many reasons. Firstly, the current version is a LTS version 8.04.1 and secondly I don’t have the bandwith to download it. 🙁

I have heard some mixed views about this much awaited release (which surprisingly made its release date.) Some of the GUI/GNOME has improved and some of the user interaction has gotten simpler, but others have just plain broken.

As for this release our local mirrors have been inundated over 4000 concurrent sessions. It just shows that the local community is ever growing. (I never knew it was this strong, and this does not include the majority of users which do not have a net connection and which would otherwise be capable of downloading an ISO).

I must say I like the idea of having a 6 month release cycle. The idea is great: always new and ever changing OSs. (Things to re-configure and change/fiddle with.) However I do feel that Ubuntu tries very hard to meet this deadline even when they really should not. They often release stuff prematurely and this worries me a little. This would be one reason why I do not use Ubuntu as a production server platform.

Tomorrow is the release party so I am hoping to get hold of a CD or two — then I might be able to install it…. Might even think about installing Kubuntu, but that is a big IF and maybe.

edit: Thanks to cocooncrash for the English advice

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Friday, October 31st, 2008 Ubuntu 5 Comments

Taken Movie Review

I decided that other then programming/linux stuff I might as well write about something else I enjoy. It has been a long time since I watched a truly great movie. I mean I have seen a few enjoyable ones that I would rate highly based on sit down factor®(This is how much you want to remain in your seat during the movie) . Sorry to say but  Zohan would not be rated as a great movie but very funny and highly rated on the “sit down factor”.

I went to go and see Taken last week. The only thing I knew about the movie was  a quote from the trailer. “I dont know who you are, I dont know what you want  if you are looking for a randson I can tell you have no money but what I do have is a very particular set of skills that I have aquired over a very long career, skills that make me a nightmare for people like you….”  This movie is listed as Action a Thriller would be more accurate. The movie is action packed with abitous fight scenes Drama, Suspense.  This was one of the better movies I have seen this year. Very simple plot but very well executed. With out giving away too much of the movie I am just going to say it was well worth watching and definitely had the “sit down factor”®

Imdb.com rated it as a 7.9/10 I would give it a  8.2/10

Saturday, October 25th, 2008 Reviews 2 Comments

Hello world!

So I finaly got a blog. This was the default blog and decided to keep the title as I thought it was appropriate.

I am currently a 21 year old Web Developer(php)/Mobile Application Developer(j2me). I am still not 100% sure what I intend to blog about but looks like it is going to be along the lines of Linux (Ubuntu mostly), Programming, and maybe a bit about movie reviews.

Ps I am dyslexic and have spelling issues if you notice any please don’t feel shy to let me know and I will do my best to correct them.

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008 General 7 Comments