Archive for June, 2007

2007/06/30: Family Computers’ Been Compromised!

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Well it looks as though something happened to my parents computer! it has adware +(or) BotNets on it. I am going to have to reinstall windows. Luckily for them it will not become a zombie machine as I will be able to wipe the HDD and fully reinstall it. Anyways if you are needing any help for any tech problems go to http://rtsoftwaresolutions.com/index.php?id=81 to get some ideas of ways that RyanOrser.com’s Cheap tech solutions can help you with. More coming later after I finalize the flyer.

Thanks,

Ryan Orser

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2007/06/29 Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 2 released: Ubuntu release announcement

Friday, June 29th, 2007

Here is the tribe 2 release announcement from the Ubuntu-development-mailing-list.

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Today’s Topics:

1. Tribe 2 released (Martin Pitt)

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Message: 1
Date: Thu, 28 Jun 2007 14:48:05 +0200
From: Martin Pitt <martin.pitt@ubuntu.com>
Subject: Tribe 2 released
To: Ubuntu Development Announcements
<ubuntu-devel-announce@lists.ubuntu.com>
Message-ID: <20070628124805.GA5750@piware.de>
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”us-ascii”

Hello Ubuntu developers,

welcome to Gutsy Gibbon Tribe 2, which will in time become Ubuntu 7.10.

Pre-releases of Gutsy are *not* encouraged for anyone needing a stable
system or anyone who is not comfortable running into occasional, even
frequent breakage. They are, however, recommended for Ubuntu developers
and those who want to help in testing, reporting, and fixing bugs.

Tribe 2 is the second in a series of milestone CD images that will be
released throughout the Gutsy development cycle. The Tribe images are known
to be reasonably free of show-stopper CD build or installer bugs, while
representing a very recent snapshot of Gutsy. You can download it here:

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/gutsy/tribe-2/ (Ubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/gutsy/tribe-2/ (Kubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/gutsy/tribe-2/ (Edubuntu)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/gutsy/tribe-2/ (Xubuntu)

See http://wiki.ubuntu.com/Mirrors for a list of mirrors.

The first set of new features landed in Tribe 2 and are ready for
large-scale testing. Please refer to the following web pages for
details:

http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/tribe2 (Ubuntu)
https://wiki.kubuntu.org/GutsyGibbon/Tribe2/Kubuntu (Kubuntu)
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/GutsyGibbon/Tribe2/Xubuntu (Xubuntu)

This is quite an early set of images, so you should expect some
bugs. Among these are the following (so you don’t need to bother
reporting these if you encounter them):

* The desktop CD installer hangs indefinitely on some systems when
choosing manual partitioning. If this happens to you, close the
installer (wait a bit until you are offered to forcefully quit it),
open a Terminal (in Applications -> Accessories), and run:

sudo killall ubiquity; sudo ubiquity

(https://launchpad.net/bugs/122645)

* When using restricted-manager to enable the proprietary Nvidia or
ATi graphics driver on the live CD, the required driver packages
will not be installed automatically to the newly installed target
system and thus the graphical user interface will not start. Please
only enable those drivers in an installed system for now.
(https://launchpad.net/bugs/114296)

* On Edubuntu server installs, the “Building LTSP root” step takes a
very long time (in the order of 15 minutes) without visible
progress. It will eventually finish, though.
(https://launchpad.net/bugs/121547)

* On Edubuntu server installs, the default DHCP configuration for
thin clients is flawed, so that they will not boot from the server.
To fix this, remove the line with ‘next-server’ from
/etc/ltsp/dhcpd.conf and restart the DHCP server with

sudo /etc/init.d/dhcp3-server restart

(https://launchpad.net/bugs/122796)

If the graphical system does not come up or is very slow, please
file a bug against compiz:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+filebug

Please include a copy of the files ~/.xsession-errors and
/var/log/Xorg.0.log, and the output of glxinfo and xdpyinfo.

If you’re interested in following the changes as we further develop
Gutsy, have a look at the gutsy-changes mailing list:

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/gutsy-changes

Please be aware that this list usually has several dozen mails every
day.

We also suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list
if you’re interested in following Ubuntu development. This is a
low-traffic list (a few posts a month) carrying announcements of
approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases, and other
interesting events.

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel-announce

Bug reports should go to the Ubuntu bug tracker:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu

Enjoy,

The Ubuntu Development Team
http://www.ubuntu.com

 

Thats all for now,

Ryan Orser!

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2007/06/28 Wii has a Hard drive?

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Here is what Nintendo has said about the Wii having a hard drive:

With a good portion of Virtual Console users starting to fill up their Wii’s built-in 512MB of Flash memory and even starting to store SD cards full of downloaded VC games, we expected Nintendo to announce a hard drive solution soon. Now, with the official announcement of WiiWare’s original game content coming next year, one would think a hard drive is now imperative. After all, original new games will likely be much larger than NES games in terms of size.

CVG asked a Nintendo UK correspondent about a hard drive, hoping to at least get a smile or something. Unfortunately, the response was a definitive “No.”

We only hope that employee just didn’t get the memo.

CVG

Thats it for now. I will be in Penticton until Tuesday though I will still be making blog posts.

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2007/06/27 School Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

I am getting an award today for something at school, though I do not know what its for…. I hope its for the Networking Class and/or Programming 11 class. I have to say: Good Luck everyone for next year!

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Ryan Orser

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

ryan is as Nice as a Charity. He lives and breathes Technology! Go Linux!

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2007/06/26 Dell Scraps Dimension Desktops!

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Instead of having Dimension Desktops Dell has come out with Inspiron Desktops which support both AMD and Intel chipsets. They also Made a huge improvement to the Laptop line which Dell has brought back the 1400 line of 14.1 ” notebooks! They have also made 2 new 15.4 ” notebooks the 1520 and the 1521, and they have not stopped there! There are the 1720 and 1721 inspirons to go with that. The 1720, 1420 and 1520 have intel chipsets while the 1721’s and the 1521’s have AMD chipsets. The New Laptops also support the new Nvidia Graphics of the 8400M GS and the 8600M GT. There are two other Graphics cards sets that you can get. they are ATI x1300 which are now normally included and the updated Intel® Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 which was updated from the Intel® Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator 3000. The have also released a new XPS laptop which is ultra-portable so you can carry it anywhere you go. if you would like to check out the Canadian products go to http://dell.ca

Also if you have any comments feel free to leave them in this post and I thank you for reading this article.

Ryan Orser.

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2007/06/26 Interview with Tom Dryer on virtualization.

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

Here is an interview with Tom Dryer who uses an unnamed iming source:

RO: So Tom how do you think that Virtualization is the way of the future?
TD: Virtualization provides many benefits such as security, and intel and amd virtualization tech provide high performance.

RO: How do think that Virtualization could improve?
TD: Virtualization could improve with more memory for virtual machines, kernel level virtualization in linux (KVM), and more processing cores.

RO: Do you like Virtualization as it is now?
TD: I think virtualization is new a fairly new technology that will just get better all the time, although it is very useful now it will get much better.

RO: Anything else you want to say about virtualization?
TD: Everyone should use virtualbox instead of vmware. it is open source plus it is better than the free vmware player that you can download from http://vmware.com

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Special Report: Linux Vs. Microsoft! The battle of the OSes’

Monday, June 25th, 2007

Well there have been a tonne of Microsoft Deals turned down by Linux distributions, for example: Ubuntu, RedHat, and Mandriva. So far there are three distros of linux working with Microsoft: Novell, Xandros, and Linspire. The GPLv3 “Last Call” draft says that only the future deals with patent protection will be banned.

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Ryan Orser

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2007/06/25 Ubuntu Hug Day Coming:

Monday, June 25th, 2007

This is all from Brian Murray:

I’m happy to announce our next Hug Day on Wednesday, June 27th. The
theme for the Hug Day will be server bugs. Specifically looking at the
packages samba, php5, openssh, mysql, apache2, postfix, and openldap2.3.
Joining us will be Soren Hansen and Rick Clark from the Ubuntu Server
Team. Like the last Hug Day the event will be held in #ubuntu-devel.
There will also be a wiki page with bugs in specific categories to work
on. There is even a place for you to add your name after meeting the
goal for a bug!


https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay/20070627

This list will be finalized shortly before the start of the 27th to
ensure that all the bugs on it still need attention. Our goal is to
deal with all of the bugs on that list.

So on 27 June 2007, in all timezones, we’ll be meeting in #ubuntu-devel
on irc.freenode.net for another Ubuntu Hug Day.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuBugDay

While you are welcome to apply to join the Ubuntu QA team anytime,
Hug Day is a great day to join!

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuQA

If you’re interested in helping, please stop by. And feel free to ask
shawarma, dendrobates, bdmurray, heno the rest of the team for ways to
help out. Hope to see you there and your name on the list of bug
huggers!


Brian Murray @ubuntu.com

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2007/06/25 Its Here!

Monday, June 25th, 2007

ROTEV7.0 Has just been released! go here to get ROTEV7.0

Linux Binary compliements from Tom Dryer @ http://Tomdryer.com

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