Today I installed Ubuntu 10.04 for a friend. I am a loyal Fedora user, since the days of Fedora Core 6. I enjoy reading the feature lists in the build up to each Fedora release. But… I have to say, installing Ubuntu 10.04 was an absolute joy. It was intuitive, fool proof, and so simple. The last time I installed Ubuntu was 8.04. I can, without question say that the installation procedure for 10.04 is light years ahead of previous releases.
I can’t quite believe I’m seeing this… An officially endorsed Windows magazine, and on the front cover of April 2010 edition it proclaims:
I’ve published my results and findings for a project I’ve been working on for the last 7 months:
Comparative Study of High Level Data Query Languages: Pig, Hive, and JAQL
- Scalability – [scale up; scale out]
- Ease of Programming
- Computational Power
I hope you find it useful. Can I ask that, if you have any direct questions, please email me using my University email address, which you will find in the download link above.
….(Courtesy of GIMP’s editing abilities). A fantastic gesture from the Shepherd Neame Brewery , and I find myself with the worlds most legendary Ale pump clip….
For those who have never tried it – Next time you’re in an English pub that sells Spitfire Ale, you just have to buy a pint!
I love the new array of KDE apps that were introduced with the birth of KDE4. My favourite is the awesome Dolphin File Browser. I also really liked Gwenview – it was quite reminiscent of a typical MacOSX look and feel. Anway… I’ve been checking out the Fedora 13 artwork, by the amazing Mairin Duffy, and I was pleasantly surprised with a few of the plugins I found in Gwenview….
He is one of the Free Software Foundation’s biggest advocates. This video is dated September 2008, which was to mark the 25th Birthday of the GNU project. A good overview of Linux, Despite the apparent irony of having an Apple Mac sat in front of him (??).
Hi folks. If, like me, you want to download music legally, paying a fair price for it, and to obtain this music in a quick and way on your Linux PC or laptop, then Amazon mp3 Downloader may be the answer for you. Read on if you’re using Fedora 12, and you’re having problems with Amazon’s mp3 Downloader (I suspect you are…)
All the way up until KDE 4.1, I was a Gnome user. I didn’t love it, but I preferred it over KDE and XFCE. I gave KDE 4.0 a try within VirtualBox, with thanks to Suse 11.0. It looked good, but there were enough online reviews to tell me that it was a case of “close, but no cigar“. Anyway… I’m now a die hard Fedora-KDE fanboy, and it’s the first time I’ve really felt “at one” with the desktop environment I use every day. And today I was reminded of just why I love Fedora as much as I do…
For those early adopters of Chrome, via the http://spot.fedorapeople.org/chromium/ repository may find that the necessary codecs are not available for you to enjoy the (eagerly anticipated) HTML5 non-flash version of YouTube…