After 6 months of waiting ( the normal time for Ubuntu releases) Ubuntu 9.10 is here. Today (29 Octomber) I upgraded my laptop at Ubuntu 9.10. What is Ubuntu promising with this new release:
Faster, simplified, better-looking boot experience for most users in other words was redesigned from many points of view
Audio revamp – Pulse audio
Firefox 3.5 – no more comments
Other cool things:
Ubuntu One – a new technology which offer you 2Gb of free storage over internet (I should check that myself)
Better integration with: Flickr, Facebook, Picassa, Youtube, last.fm and other social sites.
Office – Openoffice 3.0
Over 400 completely free and completely cool games. Solitaire is not the only game in town.
Fully translated into 23 languages
But you should try install/upgrade yourself to see all this differences.
Japan Linux Symposium is between October 21 – 23 2009 in Tokyo, Japan. In the same day (21) Microsoft Japan Launched Windows 7 and one of the Microsoft point of sales was across the street from this Linux Symposium. The guys decided to do something fun and get one of their best guests, on this symposium, and take a picture on the Windows 7 stand.
Yeah, the guest was Linus Torvalds
All the credits of this pictures goes to Chirs.
Amazing … hilarious
“This future is coming, and it’s only 498 years away. See you there.”
Sometimes you need standby for your Xorg server and sometimes not (surveillance applications don’t need it). I will try to show you in several lines how you can configure that.
To control standby for your monitor you need to see if you have enabled Display Power Management Signaling enabled.
For that try to run following command in a xterm
DPMS (Energy Star):
Standby: 1200 Suspend: 1800 Off: 2400
DPMS is Enabled
Monitor is On
if is not enabled just run
To set standby, suspend and off parameters run
$xset dpms X Y Z
where X is standby time, Y is suspend time and Z is off time all in seconds.
To set that at every Xorg boot then you should add the following lines to your xorg.conf
Option “blank time” “150″
Option “standby time” “300″
Option “suspend time” “600″
Option “off time” “1200″
Option “dpms” “true”
If you want to disable DPMS standby then put this configuration in your xorg.conf
Option “blank time” “0″
Option “standby time” “0″
Option “suspend time” “0″
Option “off time” “0″
Option “dpms” “false”
If you copy your shortcuts from one system to another and you don’t preserve the right attributes on this files then is possible to get a warning everytime when you run a application from your desktop or your menus.
This shortcut should be a *.desktop file and it should have your rights on it or it should have minimum read and execute for group or others.
to fix that just run
sudo chmod ugo+rx *.desktop
That means you give rx rights (read and execute) to ugo (user, group and other).
So now, you also learned how to set the proper file rights
I know you can also use mark as trusted button, but is very useful when you have more than 40 shortcuts on your desktop.
Windows 7 has not released yet, but Microsoft already made big plans for Windows 8. It will released in 2012 and one of the most important features will be 128bit architecture support.
Robert Morgan is working to get IA-128 working backwards with full binary compatibility on the existing IA-64 instructions in the hardware simulation to work for Windows 8 and definitely Windows 9.
The user interface will be totally different, more pleasant, easy to use … and so OSX.
Other features of Windows 8 are:
- Cloud Integration
- Network sharing improvements
- Core and Performance Improvements
- Distributed File System Replication (DFSR)
Sometimes we need to query, under Linux, Active Directory for users/computers without accessing a remote desktop. We can achieve that with ldapserch. First you should install first ldap-utils. In Debian or Ubuntu just run:
$ sudo apt-get install ldap-utils
The syntax for using ldapsearch:
ldapsearch -x -LLL -h [host] -D [user] -w [password] -b [base DN] -s sub "([filter])" [attribute list]
A simple example
$ ldapsearch -x -LLL -h host.example.com -D user -w password -b"dc=ad,dc=example,dc=com" -s sub "(objectClass=user)" givenName
A song by programmers for programmers.
But who the hack is Naggi ?
And the new version:
One of the most productive IDE applications,
Delphi RAD Studio 2010, from Borland Embarcadero, had reached version 2010:). Here is a video demonstrating why Delphi is still the best player in area.
The introduction explains about multitier development, multiple databases code quality tools, touch and gesture inmput.