Ok so last night before heading to bed, I finally felt brave enough to click that "Upgrade to 8.04 LTS" button that's been sitting in my Ubuntu 7.10 Update Manager for a month or two. This first part was relatively painless: About a gig worth of files downloaded, unzipped, installed, some packages uninstalled, some questions about overwriting a couple config files. However, today was the fun stuff where I actually tried to get it all working again. Read the rest of this entry ...

§511 · December 9, 2008 · Linux, Software, Technology · 4 comments · Tags: , , ,

I've been struggling with disk space in Windows the last little while, having worked on a variety of different projects and installed lots of software over the course of a year. Read the rest of this entry ...

§506 · October 30, 2008 · Linux, Software, Technology · 6 comments · Tags: , , , ,

I recently tried to compile Daniel Holbert's SMIL patches in mozilla-central. While doing this, I observed the "configure" was core dumping. The folks in the #developers channel over on irc.mozilla.org were able to help me out and trace it down to the fact that Ubuntu's dash was crashing. I worked around this by changing Mozilla's configure script to use #!/bin/bash instead of #!/bin/sh.

Apparently this crash has been fixed on Ubuntu 8.10 because Daniel himself hasn't witnessed this crash?

§483 · July 25, 2008 · Firefox, Linux, Software, Technology · 2 comments · Tags: , ,

My modern Linux experience has been isolated to OpenSUSE 10.1 and 10.2 over the last two years. However, for a change of pace, and since I've heard good things about its package management system, I decided to install Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) a few weeks ago. I've been slowly tweaking the install here and there to get things the way I want it and to fill the same needs that my Suse install does. Read the rest of this entry ...

§438 · March 23, 2008 · Linux, Software, Technology · Comments Off on Ubuntu Fun · Tags: ,

Here are a few links to keep you busy:

  • There appears to be a formal agreement established between Microsoft and Novell to develop and support the Linux-based version of Microsoft's Silverlight, called Moonlight.
  • Speaking of Microsoft, Alex Russell of Dojo speaks of how poorly the Microsoft IE team has communicated future plans. I agree. It's not a way to build trust among web developers who you've pissed off for so long. Where's the news on the next version of IE after 7?
  • Speaking of web browsers, Apple announced the iPodTouch, which will soon put WiFi web browsing capabilities (via Safari) into the hands of many a music geek. Couple that with the iPhone now selling for $200 less and I believe that Safari is soon going to be one of the most widely used browsers out there in the Mobile Web, competing head-to-head with the Opera Mini. When Safari 3 gets out of Beta and is distributed to its millions of users, we'll suddenly see a huge increase in the number of users that can view SVG.
  • Speaking of Opera, I mentioned yesterday that Opera 9.5 Alpha 1 was out. Here are some interesting performance results, though Mozilla evangelist Asa Dotzler is quick to point out that Opera still lacks an auto-update feature.

That's it for now.

§393 · September 6, 2007 · Linux, Microsoft, Opera, QuickLinks, Safari, Software, SVG, Technology, Web · 2 comments ·