Ubuntu 10.10 Netbook

Being a version number junkie, the minute I see a new Ubuntu upgrade released, I'm always keen to upgrade. Especially interesting with this release was the netbook edition with its new, much-vaunted Unity interface.   Regular readers will know that a few months back I finally decided to nuke the default Xandros install on my... Continue Reading →

Remixing My Netbook

Long time readers will know that a couple of years ago I became the proud owner of a EeePC.  It was the original netbook on the market, a EeePC 701, 7inch screen, 4Gb SSD and all. And therein lay the problem.  The default Xandros installation provided a good frontend, but to be honest, the update... Continue Reading →

Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

With the release of the new version of Ubuntu last Thursday, as usual I was quick to upgrade.  I'm always an early adopter of these things, probably helped by the fact that its free 😉 As is normal, a new release of Ubuntu always captures a lot of attention, and with this release, it was... Continue Reading →

Jaunty Upgrade

Well, I took the plunge over the weekend and upgraded my laptop to the new Ubuntu 9.04. Fortunately all seems to have gone smoothly. All the main stuff was working happily on reboot, even my wifi. I'm not sure what's actually been changed in this release, so I'll need to go through it more thoroughly... Continue Reading →

Ubuntu 9.04 Release Imminent

Well, as the counter on the right shows, the release of Ubuntu 9.04, codenamed Jaunty Jackalope is happening any time now. As always, I'm excited to see what the new distribution has to offer over the previous version, however this time I find this tinged with caution, as previously my main installation was on the... Continue Reading →


I was listening to the latest Linux Outlaws podcast, and they mentioned a new gizmo called SheevaPlug. That looks really cool.  Hope we get them over here at somepoint, as I would be very tempted to get one.   Granted, there's only one USB port, but I could really see myself plugging in a USB hard... Continue Reading →

Wifi Joy

Its been a thorn in my side for months now, but yesterday I thought I'd have another stab at getting my wifi working on my laptop (glutton for punishment, I know) yesterday. Imagine my surprise when, on booting, the wifi connected no problem. Despite not working on its initial install, it now seems quite happy.... Continue Reading →

Intrepid Networking

I got around to quickly installing Intrepid on my laptop last night, but with the usual mixed results sadly. Most hardware was detected and works out of the box no problem (graphics, sound etc), but networking is still an issue. The restricted drivers manager did ID my wireless card no problem and installed the driver... Continue Reading →

Ubuntu 8.10 Released

Well, as the countdown I posted on the blog should be indicating, Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex was released today. I'm always quick to nab new updates and try out the new stuff, so I upgraded my PC straight away, and the good news is that so far it seems to have been a painless process.... Continue Reading →

Wifi Woes

I'm a glutton for punishment I think. I've blogged about this before, but I've been having another crack at getting the wifi to work on my laptop under Ubuntu again.   I really can't figure it out. With ndiswrapper, I get my broadcom card's drivers installed.  Near as I can tell, this definitely works.  The... Continue Reading →

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