Gaim now called Pidgin
It’s been surfacing all over that the instant messenger we’ve all learned to love, has been forced to be renamed due to a legal battle with AOL over the “aim” trademark. The project has been named to Pidgin, which wikipedia tells us that: “A pidgin, or contact language, is the name given to any language…
Ubuntu Weekly Fix
Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter #34 just hit the press. Featured in this issue is the new Xubuntu Marketing Team, aimed at promoting that Ubuntu flavour and a nice explanation on the Easy Codec Installation that now comes with Feisty. You can read the rest at the usual place and time.
Tango Friday a success!
Today is “Tango Friday“, a “sprint day” to refresh all the Tango Icons, the default iconset in Gnome. I’m happy to hear that they’ve updated 199 icons, much more then I thought they could do in a day (a week even!). Congratulations to all the artists involved on an amazing job.
Ubuntu Weekly News #33 is out!
I’m proud to announce the Ubuntu Weekly News #33 is out! Sneak preview: – Feisty Fawn Beta relased – New Ubuntu Members – Interview with Mark Shuttleworth – Team of the Week: Desktop Effects We’ve also added a “In the Blogoshpere” section to highlight all those exceptionally well-written and in-depth posts. Check it out: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue33…
Beryl to merge with Compiz
A mail from Quinn to the Beryl mailing list indicated that Beryl would be merging back with Compiz to join up efforts and both communities. I especially like the phrase: “I hope that we can execute this in a way that the average user sticks with it and isn’t overwhelmed / doesn’t feel left behind.”…
Building Communities the right way
I’ve been using Linux on and off for about 4 years now (haven’t touched windows in a bit over 2). I used RedHat and Fedora for a while until I found the courage to try Debian. I instantly fell in love with apt and the documentation online even though it seemed I had older packages…
Performance tip for Edgy and Feisty users
I’ve been following a thread in the forums that refers to a very simple change in Ubuntu that actually is improving the responsiveness of many Edgy and Feisty users (including me). I have no idea why this is, or if it has any side effects, to be careful. Edit your “/etc/hosts” file: $ sudo gedit…
This is my first post to the planet, I hope of many more. Just wanted to send a quick hello, and thank everyone who actively supported me in becoming an Ubuntu Member. A special thanks to Jenda Vančura and Dan Buch who helped me get involved.