This is my first review for an operating system so please give me your comments if u think i missed anything…
Karmic Koala, the latest from Cannonical is the best so far and I took an instant liking to it. There are plenty of new features to it which are clearly and instantly visible.
- The old human look has been replaced and a new chocolate look has come combined with lots of wallpapers than previous ubuntus.
- Boot Up time is faster
- Upgrade is very easy and does not consume any time( PS do not run any programs while upgrading)
- Supports ext4
- New Theme Humanity has been introduced
- UBUNTU Software Center – Probably One of the Best features introduced this time. The best part of it is it does not consume ur desktop and you can automatically give the install and close it. It works
- Computer janitor has been modified
- If we notice carefully, we can have xterm and gnome are supported by default( maybe we can have two or more desktop, I have not given it a try PS let me know if anyone does)
- GRUB 2 included
Personally, within two days I am getting addicted to it and certainly recommend to people who have not started their linux journey because they say its too difficult, this may certainly change their opinions.
I had gotten UBUNTU 9.04 a few days and was looking for chrome. Today I fell upon it, however it is not the official release and not a stable one even. Google released it a few days back and so I am sharing the link with everyone so chrome fans can directly get it on linux too
Get it here: http://wp.me/pzuEo-1u
PS I know the screenshots does not fit my theme but they look better when expanded
It is actually very simple to change the grub background image in LINUX and edit the grub and put it over there however there are a few ground rules we need to remember .
- It should be a xpm image with just 14 colours in it ( that is sadist but thats the way it is)
- It should be a 640 x 480
- Gzip it
Now going step by step walk through how to change the background through your terminal
- Once you have gzipped your image copy it into your /boot/grub/
- sudo cp -v source /boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz
- Login as root
- Use a text editor gedit or vi
- gedit /boot/grub/menu.lst ( I prefer vim wirte now)
- Now you will find something known as #pretty colors
- Under that splashimage=(hdX,Y)/boot/grub/splash.xpm.gz where X is your hard disk no and Y refers to the parition in my case it is(hd0,6)
- Save it and exit
You are done… Cheers
Last few days I was trying out some new script in which we had to log in and start the script.. Well while I messed up the whole thing as I had put the script before logging in and I could not use my computer furthermore( ofcourse, I removed the script but that is something different) so I decided to put how to put a script before logging in and after logging in Ubuntu
PUT A SCRIPT BEFORE LOGGING IN
- Write your script in bash
- Save it in a file named startup or anything you wish to..
- Copy this file to the directory /etc/intit.d/ (you may use cp -v source destination or mv -v source destination)
- Make your copied script executable by using chmod +x startup
- then type the following commands update-rc.d startup defaults
INSERTING A SCRIPT AFTER LOGGING IN
- Doing this is as easy as doing it in Windows
- Go to System->Preferences->StartUp Applications
- Click Add
- Write your App’s name
- Make sure your app is executable and provide a link to it in the command prompt
- You can also a bash command in command dialog box
- Enter a description if you want to
- Click Ok and you are done…
Well with the new ION proxy authentication I was forced to change the my laptop’s name. I use windows 7 and UBUNTU 9.04 which the ION people obviously could not change. So I decided to change its name myself for the first time.
1. Open Terminal and then type
2. gksudo gedit /etc/hostname
3. gedit will open your computer name
4. change it and enter the regular proxy order(for MITians)
5. Your net will work.
6. Be thankful you wont need to restart your computer in linux as in case of windows