Ubuntu Gutsy (7.10) Beta

28 September, 2007

Being that the Gutsy beta was released yesterday, I decided to download the beta and test it out. I like that the windows aren’t as thin as before and are regular again. Apparently popular demand caused the “Elephant” wallpaper to appear in the beta. I like it better over the default “Simple Ubuntu.” Go to the testing page, select the beta, and download!


The Megahertz Myth

28 September, 2007

Flash Windows Vista – with start menu!

28 September, 2007

Yes. I have done it again: an OS in Flash. Now not only can you move around the window, you can open up the start menu!

http://theunixgeek.bravehost.com/

Today’s Linux : Fedora 8 Test 2

22 September, 2007

This isn’t really a review, just a quick blurb. Rawhide’s coming along, so I decided to test it out. In my opinion, Fedora 8 is a step back from Moonshine (Fedora 7). There used to be folders in home saying “Documents,” “Pictures,” etc. Now there’s just a Desktop folder. No more OpenOffice.org either. Just GNOME office. I hope it’s just during the test releases. Anyway, I like the new Nodoka theme. 

Flickr link coming soon!

Windows XP in Flash

17 September, 2007

Ok, this is only a dumb little ActionScript flash thingy, but you can move the little IE window in this little Windows XP written in Flash I made today.

Visit http://theunixgeek.bravehost.com/ to access the file.


Java: A New Programming Language Experience

13 September, 2007

I’ve tried various programming languages and have had fun with all of them: QBASIC, Python, Visual Basic-like languages, C, C++, and a tad bit of Objective-C. Now, I’m going to try Java. I’m going with Java for several reasons: it’s cross-platform, object-oriented, and is also web-based. I’m trying it out with the NetBeans IDE and am following these tutorials. I suggest you also try it out. Enjoy!

By the way, here’s an online Java compiler. I don’t think it does GUI, though.

Wubi: The Easy Way to Linux

3 September, 2007


Linux (Ubuntu specifically) is starting to become popular, but some people aren’t sure whether or not they should install it. Here are two scenarios.

  1. So they go try to use a live CD and end up burning the ISO file to the CD instead of the image itself and gives up.
  2. The person is finally able to boot from the live CD and is playing around with Ubuntu. In his opinion, it’s better than the old OS he had on his machine, but still wants to keep the old one for work reasons. Everything in the installer is going fine, but he has no idea what the partitioning is, so he accidentally wipes his entire HD.
That’s where Wubi comes in. Wubi is a 20-something MB download that downloads and installs Ubuntu for you with no partitioning. Just a bootable virtual machine on your hard drive. I installed it on my old HP Pavilion and it works perfectly (it

‘s so old that Windows XP Home Edition, pre-SP1 calls itself Windows Whistler Personal :P). 
I give Wubi 5 apples of 5 for its ease of use and ease of installation.