Archive for September, 2009

Karmic Koala Alpha 6: Best Yet

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

I have written before about how unhappy I was about Karmic Koala. That was with Alpha 1. 5 alpha later and it looks darn good, feels faster, and worth looking at again. For some reason the default server for downloading updates is from the US. I decided to go back to the main server as for updates that would have taken more then an hour to download would only take less then 20 minutes.

I also like how there is now an Ubuntu software store. The Ubuntu software store has the downloads of applications that are in the Add/Remove Programs is under the Applications Menu.

There is just something different about Karmic then there was before. The installer looks great. It is simple, and easy to use. For the filesystem I am using EXT 4. One thing about the installer that bugs me is that it has the look of the XP installer because of the fact that it says how much better it is.

When I logged in I found Firefox 3.5.3 loaded (at this point it is the latest release of Firefox) and I found Evolution waiting on the top toolbar on my desktop. I am sad to say that Pidgin is not the default IM client anymore as Empathy has taken over.

All in all I believe Karmic Koala Alpha 6 is the best version of Karmic Koala yet and is going to be great when the final release comes out.

Ryan Orser.

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Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Thanks to everyone who has come to Ryan Orser’s Blog since July 9th 2007 as of 2 AM Pacific the 47000th visitor has been here!

Ryan Orser.


Monday, September 7th, 2009

Well its that time of year Kids go back to school and University and College students start again. Tomorrow is the start for me. Last 6 months of my 1st year of Post Secondary.

Good luck to everyone who is going back to school or work.

Ryan Orser.