Last night, I wrote down the additional programs I had installed on my workstation, then blew away the Ubuntu 8.04 installation and installed Ubuntu 8.10. I did not touch any of the data on my home partition, though. The install was quick and easy. Then I had to reinstall all the extra programs I use. I never realized how many of those programs were huge.
Installing things like Tellico (which I use all the time) causes most of KDE to be installed. When I installed the Eclipse IDE, I got all of the Java SE JDK. When I installed the Lazarus IDE, I got all of the Free Pascal install. So, at 10pm last night I decided to call it quits. I will install the rest of the programs tonight. It all seems to be working fine, at any rate. More on this later.
Silly sign of the day:
Free/Open Source Software
- Songbird plus Mozilla, the ultimate media mashup for your music
- Flying high with open source
- [Geek Review] Linux Mint: A better Ubuntu
- University challenged to ditch Microsoft
- Interview: Amanda McPherson on the $25 Billion Linux Ecosystem
- Access remote network services with SSH tools
- Students Dropping Out Of School To Pay RIAA Settlement Fees?
- Humor: RIAA Bans Telling Friends About Songs
- Editorial: The FCC
- BSA targets online auction
- Share the wealth
Stupid Patent Tricks, Copyright and Other IP Nonsense
- A History Lesson For Those Advocating Network Neutrality Laws
- Bill Gates’ New Career? Patent Troll For Nathan Myhrvold?
- Halliburton seeks patent on patent trolling
- EU Council refuses to release secret ACTA documents
Liberty and Security/Our Rights
- Denial, exposure and online security
- One in ten DNS servers still vulnerable to poisoning
- Cracking the WPA Security Standard
- AVG virus scanner removes critical Windows file
- U.K.: DNA convictions fall as database doubles in size
- FBI’s computer tracks drunks across state lines
Other News/Public Stupidity
- White House Aide’s Role in Gambling Rule Questioned by Lawmaker
- Windows 7 no threat to netbook Linux
- Mars Phoenix Lander Runs Out of Juice
- Does Digg Have a Secret Co-Founder in the Attic?
- Piaggio Unveils a 141-MPG Plug-In Hybrid Scooter