Category Archives: Ubuntu

A Couple of Quick Ubuntu Tips

I’m setting up an Ubuntu Jaunty install for a friend and trying to get it nice and usable. I’ll be messing more with Linux in the near future I think. Anyway, I ran across a couple of things that really … Continue reading 

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Setting up Ubuntu Jaunty for Ruby and Rails development

Getting Ruby setup on Ubuntu – Jaunty UPDATED: Added RSpec for Rails as well Here are some quick steps to get you up and running with Ruby on Ubuntu, Take about 15 minutes depending on your internet connection. Step 1: … Continue reading 

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Getting VMWare server working on Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

I had some slow issues with Virtual Box, which I’ve heard have been fixed.  I’m heading back down the VMWare path and did some research first. I found this post and tried it out.  It worked great.  My VMs are … Continue reading 

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xkcd – ubuntu, python comics

If you don’t currently read, you should be.  It has some mushy lovey dovey junk in it sometimes, but the python references and open source references are hilarious. Today’s comic: (mouse over for the Ubuntu reference) One of my … Continue reading 

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Ubuntu 8.04, VirtualBox, and USB support

UPDATE: Make sure your user account is a member of the vboxusers account.  VirtualBox will not start and the error will tell you this, but just want to be explicit.  You will have to logout and log back in. I … Continue reading 

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MSDN – can’t download with firefox

UPDATE: I’m on Linux.  Getting this to work on Windows is simple enough, just like James mentions in the comments. Thanks.  I’m writing this, because it’s about the 5th time I’ve had to use my Windows box or VM to … Continue reading 

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Ubutnu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) after upgrade – I have complete sound!!

UPDATE: Do not upgrade your virtual box install.  Stay with the Gutsy version if you already have it.  If you are just installing Hardy Heron from scratch, I will have a post in a little bit and link to it … Continue reading 

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Ubuntu 8.04 came out today (Hardy Heron)

Download here.  Feature List and a little more detail here I’m currently on Gutsy Gibbon (7.10), the previous version.  I’m upgrading after I post this.  I’ll update this post afterwards. Also, for all you hesitant Linux users out there, on … Continue reading 

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Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) release today!

If you are a Linux fan (or you already know of Ubuntu), the downloads for 7.10 became available today. Check out my previous post on the new features. Post Footer automatically generated by Add Post Footer Plugin for wordpress.

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Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) BETA released yesterday – final release in October

Ubuntu 7.10 released yesterday.  Go here to download and help Canonical with beta testing.  I am downloading it at home and will load one of my “mutt” PCs tonight and start using it.  Instructions on how to insert bugs into … Continue reading 

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