Archive for March, 2010

55K+

Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

Wow 55000 people have visited this blog. Thanks for visiting. The more people I have coming to read what I have written makes me want to post more about Linux.

Ryan Orser.

A Total of 1096 Days

Monday, March 29th, 2010

It has been a total of 1096 days or 3 years since this blog started. Thank you everyone for reading.

Gwibber: The Social Broadcast Message Application

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

Gwibber is a Social Media application which will download your tweets, flickr photos, Face Book and other Social Media sites.

For Face Book you will need to authorize your Face Book account so that Gwibber will be able to post your Face Book comments onto your wall. For Twitter all you need to do is type in your user name and then your password.

Gwibber is included in Ubuntu Lucid Lynx Beta 1 or Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Beta 1.

I started to use Gwibber and it does work very well. I enjoy using it and I will continue to use it.

Ryan Orser.

Fedora 12 Review

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

In the installation I used Virtualbox 3.1.4 with the specs of 512mb of RAM, 8 mb of video memory and a dynamically expanding 8.00 GB hard drive.

Fedora 12 was the fastest install of Linux that I have ever seen. The speed of the OS is very fast as well. Some of the applications include:

  1. Abiword instead of Openoffice that I am used to.
  2. Empathy which was included instead of Pidgin
  3. gnote which is a rebranded form of Tomboy Notes
  4. Cheese Webcam Booth

Fedora 12 now has Firefox 3.5 which is the 2nd fastest web browser in its family since Firefox 3.6 came out. The new Fedora has some nice wallpapers for the background. Lots of the wallpapers are blue themed which is in line with Fedoras’ color scheme. There are some with grass and other plants such as flowers or leaves.

Overall the GUI looks very nice, the speed is a great asset to have and the applications are great. I would reccomend Fedora 12 to anyone who really wants to use Linux.

Ryan Orser.