Wednesday, July 2, 2008

A Ubuntu Guide

One of the first things a new user in Ubuntu feels uncomfortable about is the overall unfamiliar system and interface, especially if he is coming from a Windows environment. This is not a problem of Linux because "Linux is not Windows" thus nobody should expect the same interface.

One of the early guides that kept me clinging to the Linux desktop environment is the Ubuntu Guide. It is a wonderful resource for a newbie user. It can be reached here:

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

System Info via Sysinfo

A very handy tool I always installed in Ubuntu is the Sysinfo tool. Sysinfo is a GUI tool like CPUZ that gives relevant and correct info about your system. Installing it is very easy.

Via GUI:
  • Run Synaptic Package Manager (System > Administration).
  • Search for "Sysinfo".
  • Select and Install.
Via Terminal:
  • sudo aptitude install sysinfo
Either way, it will become available here: Applications > System Tools

July Desktop

Information about the theme, wallpaper, GTK etc is here.

Download Day Certificate.

Well, it seems the guys at Mozilla are offering PDF certificates for participation during download day. I went ahead and got mine. Gonna stack this with the other digital collections I have. Get them here.