Blogpost: Who ate that byte of apple?

Ganesh Venkateshwara writes about his experiences with Apple hardware and software on the iBook G4 and his eventual migration to Ubuntu Linux.

Out of enthusiasm and out of sheer curiosity, I wanted to own an Mac. So I got one, not a shiny new one, an old, but an equally shiny white, iBook G4. After about 5 months of continuous usage of the default OS that came with it (OSX 10.3 aka Panther), I bid it a farewell.

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Bug #122948 in gnome-system-tools in Ubuntu

A new install of Ubuntu 8.04 which is a Long Term Support (LTS) almost always brings up the annoying Bug #223448 which is marked as a duplicate of Bug #122948.

But # 122948 was first reported on 2007-06-29!

There have been two releases, including the much-touted LTS release for 8.04, with the bug being silently carried forward, with it’s importance in Launchpad as Undecided.

Guess that’s what they mean by Long Term … waiting for Godot!

PCLinuxOS 2008 MiniMe Released

To quote Texstar from

Here is a little MiniMe 2008 (296mb) you can play with and customize the way you want. Comes with kernel, Alsa 1.0.15 and a very basic KDE 3.5.8 desktop. This is a minimal LiveCD that is bootable, plus it can be installed. Add in your own background, window decoration, localizations, preferred applications and supporting libraries to fully trick out your desktop. In addition you can remaster your own custom version of PCLinuxOS. Have fun!

Window decoration is Linsta Squared:
Credit to: Nagy Ferenc

Background comes from
Credit to: Yanike, Anortix, sparX CG and Jeff Rash for making the original theme.

Other changes:
I moved Internet setup and Clock setup to a Utilities folder on the users desktop. Only one question at boot to select the keyboard. Other utilities
include Alsa sound configuration, Ati/Nvidia installation tool (requires network connection), Make LiveCD GUI, Make Live USB key and Redo-mbr with os-prober for adding other grub boot entries into your grub menu.  Root password and user setup moved to first boot after installation to harddrive. Also included on the livecd are ndiswrapper support files supporting various wireless network cards and more.

More Information here:

Again, this is a stripped down version of PCLinuxOS. You will have to customize your desktop the way you want with your own preferred applications through the Synaptic Software Manager.