Archive for December, 2009

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NEVER LOSE HOPE!

If you can look at the sunset and smile,

then you still have hope.

If you can find beauty in the colors of a small flower,

then you still have hope.

If you can find pleasure in the movement of a butterfly,

then you still have hope.


If the smile of a child can still warm your heart,

then you still have hope.


If you can see the good in other people,

then you still have hope.


If the rain breaking on a roof top can still lull you to sleep,

then you still have hope.


If the sight of a rainbow still makes you stop and stare in wonder,

then you still have hope.


If the soft fur of a favored pet still feels pleasant under your fingertips,

then you still have hope.


If you meet new people with a trace of excitement and optimism,

then you still have hope.


If you give people the benefit of a doubt,

then you still have hope.


If you still offer your hand in friendship to others that have touched your life,

then you still have hope.


If receiving an unexpected card or letter still brings a pleasant surprise,

then you still have hope.


If the suffering of others still fills you with pain and frustration,

then you still have hope.


If you refuse to let a friendship die,

or accept that it must end,

then you still have hope.


If you look forward to a time or place of quiet and reflection,

then you still have hope.



If you still buy the ornaments,

put up the Christmas tree or cook the supper,

then you still have hope.


If you can look to the past and smile,

then you still have hope.


If, when faced with the bad,

when told everything is futile,

you can still look up and end the conversation with the phrase… “yeah…BUT.,”

then you still have hope.


Hope is such a marvelous thing.

It bends, it twists, it sometimes hides,

but rarely does it break.

It sustains us when nothing else can.

It gives us reason to continue and courage to move ahead,

when we tell ourselves we’d rather give in.


Hope puts a smile on our face

when the heart cannot manage.


Hope puts our feet on the path

when our eyes cannot see it.


Hope moves us to act

when our souls are confused of the direction.


Hope is a wonderful thing,

something to be cherished and nurtured,

and something that will refresh us in return.

And it can be found in each of us,

and it can bring light into the darkest of places.

NEVER LOSE HOPE!

Genoid – Android Theme for Ubuntu

Genoid is  theme for android lovers who use Gnome Environment,it’s called “Genoid”.

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Download Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference

Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference is a compact yet comprehensive guide to everyday Ubuntu use.

It’s ideal for those who need vital information on all aspects of using Ubuntu, but who don’t have time to wade through thick documentation.

Each chapter of Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference tackles an aspect of Ubuntu.

First, you learn about installation—getting Ubuntu onto your computer—after which you learn how to configure your computer’s hardware.

Following this, you’re introduced to the Ubuntu desktop, and the tricks and techniques of efficient day-to-day usage. The book then describes the highways of the Ubuntu filesystem, and gives a full run-down of Ubuntu’s file manager.

Next, the command-line is tackled in-depth, after which software management is explained. Finally, system security is described—configuring the firewall, installing antivirus, and encrypting sensitive data. Appendixes provide a glossary of terms, and a guide to understanding technical documentation.

Written for anybody switching to Ubuntu, particularly former Windows users, Ubuntu Pocket Guide and Reference assumes zero Linux knowledge. It provides the wisdom of the expert user and concisely conveys core competencies.

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Canonical’s Shuttleworth: We’ll Have New CEO In 2010

The big news in the Ubuntu world this week is Mark Shuttleworth’s announcement that he’ll be stepping down as CEO of Canonical and transitioning the CEO crown to Canonical insider Jane Silber.  Here’s the news, with some thoughts on what this means for Ubuntu and Canonical.

As Shuttleworth explained on his website, Jane Silber, who has served as COO of Canonical since its early days, will take over many of the formal responsibilities of running Canonical and managing its business.  This change will allow Shuttleworth to concentrate on “design and quality” of the company’s products.

According to Canonical’s blog, Shuttleworth’s transition out of the CEO chair will be complete by March 2010. Canonical promises that the move will involve no change in the direction or mission of Canonical, and is intended to better align Shuttleworth’s skills and passions with his tasks.

What it means

By all indications, there’s every reason to believe that this development will entail no fundamental changes for Ubuntu or any other of Canonical’s projects.  They should continue marching forward unaltered.

Moreover, Shuttleworth’s decision to focus on developing new products and software rather than managing Canonical’s business will likely prove to be in the interests of the Ubuntu community.  Shuttleworth, who made his fortune developing encryption software and entered the free-software world as a contributor to Debian, has never been as much of a manager as a developer. Putting Silber in his place as CEO in order for Shuttleworth to focus on what he does best–designing and writing code–will not hurt.

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Ubuntu’s next version Lucid plans

In April Ubuntu Lucid Lynx will be released. We look at what can be expected.

In April the Ubuntu developers will release Lucid Lynx, the next version of the popular Linux operating system. Also known as Ubuntu 10.04, Lucid Lynx will be the third long term support (LTS) release from Ubuntu and is likely to have a strong focus on stability and security and will be geared at appealing to enterprise users and hardware makers. Ubuntu releases new versions every six months with LTS releases supported for five years on servers and three years on desktops.

Desktop

With the focus on long-term stability, Lucid Lynx will err on the conservative side when it comes to new features. One of the things that will disappoint desktop users is that Gnome 3 won’t be included in Lucid Lynx. Although Gnome 3 is due to be released in early 2010, and Ubuntu traditionally includes the latest Gnome release, this time around it won’t. The obvious thinking behind this is that Gnome 3, which is a substantial change from Gnome 2, will have a few rough edges on launch. So instead of rolling out a LTS release with brand new software, Lucid will hold off. So the default desktop for Ubuntu Lucid will be Gnome 2.28.

Naturally faster boot times can be expected in Lucid Lynx, although the talk about boot times in the region of 10 seconds is perhaps too optimistic. Ubuntu’s current Karmic Koala release takes well over 30 seconds to go from startup to a login screen. Either way Lucid Lynx is likely to start pushing the barriers of how fast a PC can boot up.

Ubuntu will also look at improving general speed, which will include tricks to speed up software installation by performing some of the installation while the remaining files are downloaded.

In its Karmic Koala release Ubuntu unveiled the new Ubuntu Software Center, which will be expanded in Lucid Lynx. The objective of the Ubuntu Software Center is to have it replace all other software management tools including Synaptic, Gdebi and others with a single tool. Over the years Ubuntu has evolved a range of software management tools which meant that users had a range of different ways of installing software. With the Ubuntu Software Center this will be reduced so that a single tool can do everything.

There will also be some changes in the default applications shipped with Lucid Lynx. Although not set in stone yet the big changes are that Gimp, the image editing tool, will no longer be included by default, while PiTiVi will be installed as the default video editor for Lucid.

Server

With a strong focus on enterprise users in Lucid Lynx there will be a number of improvements to the server version of Lucid, in particular cloud computing features.

Speaking in September, when he first announced Lucid Lynx, Ubuntu chief Mark Shuttleworth said that the developers would be “taking the large scale, horizontal scalability, volume deployment, heritage of Debian and really try to push that into cloud computing. Making sure that 10.04 is a platform for anybody who is building a large scale infrastructure – for anybody who is trying to build the next Facebook, the next Google, the next eBay. Whether you want to start on (Amazon) EC2 and migrate to the managed cloud, Ubuntu 10.0.4 is going to be the platform.”