Sunday, September 28, 2008

Human Theme for Thunderbird by Mares

Mares sent sent us a link about his/her human theme for Thunderbird. While I have been using Evolution, I think I might be switching back to Thunderbird thanks to Mares.

To Install Thunderbird:
In a terminal type:
sudo apt-get install thunderbird

To checkout or download Mares theme, which look amazing, check out the official download link at Mozilla's site.

And as always you can contact me at redDEADresolve on Google mail. Hopefully Mares will send us a nice screen shot to go with the article.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Whats Planned For Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex

First off, an Ibex is just a wild mountain goat native to Eurasia, North Africa, and East Africa. I had to look it up when 8.10 was first announced back in April.

What's Planned For Intrepid
GNOME 2.23.91 Desktop Environment
Nautilus file manager finally gets tab support and eject icons for removable drives in Places sidebar. File Roller archive manager now supports ALZ, RZIP, CAB, TAR.7Z file types.

X.Org server 7.4
Much better support for hot-pluggable input devices such as tablets, keyboards, and mice.

Linux kernel 2.6.27
Lots of big improvements, head over to www.kernel.org for details.

Encrypted private directory
Keep you private data from prying eyes.

Guest Session
Creates a temporary guest account with a temporary home directory and some restricted privileges. Guests are not able to read any home directory or do any permanent changes to the system.

Network Manager 0.7
Comes with long-expected features, such as, system wide settings, management of 3G connections (GSM/CDMA), management of multiple active devices at once, management of PPP and PPPOE connections, management of devices with static IP configurations, and route management for devices.

Last Successful Boot Recovery Entry
A copy of your running kernel is made after every successful boot and made available from the boot loader as a "Last successful boot" option. This makes it possible for old kernel packages to be safely auto-removed by the package manager, instead of being kept indefinitely.

DKMS
Allows kernel drivers to be automatically rebuilt when new kernels are released. Making it possible for kernel package updates to be made available immediately without waiting for rebuilds of driver packages, and without third-party driver packages becoming out of date when installing these kernel updates.

Lots of great stuff to look forward to. Hardy was a great release for 1501 users lets hope the good times keep rolling.