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Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala First Impressions

With the final Karmic Koala release just hours behind us and with a week of playing around with the Release Candidate, I have to say that upgrading from 9.04 was definitely worth it. Karmic brings a number of improvements that are well worth upgrading for

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Ubuntu 9.04 on XPS 1530

Having installed Ubuntu 9.04 from scratch onto my Dell XPS 1530, the question that first came to mind was if anything is different and works better? I remember I had some minor but very irritating bugs when I first installed 8.04 on this same computer.

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Liberated from Windows!

This last year, I have progressively been moving away from Windows and I have embraced Ubuntu. I’ve been stuck with Windows for many reasons, specifically because some things I just can’t do on Ubuntu yet. This past week, I finally started experimenting with VirtualBox and

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Jaunty Notifications for Thunderbird

So far, Jaunty is working pretty good and I haven’t run into any potential problems yet. I’m still investigating to see if some of the problems I had with 8.10 have been resolved or not and the verdict is still out on that. However, one

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Ubuntu 9.04 Upgraded on XPS 1530

Friday night, after letting all downloads finish during the day Friday, my upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04 was finally complete. It worked out without any problems at all, which is more than I can say for 8.10. Now what? Well, so far everything seems

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Jaunty Jackalope Release!

Ubuntu 9.04, AKA Jaunty Jackalope, is out! I had initially decided to hold off a bit before upgrading but after reading some initial very positive reviews I figured that what the heck, let’s go for it. Having said that, my laptop, a Dell XPS 1530

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Use sudo without Password

Those of you that use Ubuntu with any regularity might have run into the very annoying instance of always having to enter the root password when running certain commands with sudo. For me, I use a LAMPP server on my computer to test scripts and

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XPS 1530 Camera Problems

Throughout the last few months, I have successfully used the integrated camera of my XPS 1530 to do video conferencing with friends and family. However, recently, I’ve been looking more into actually recording videos for some other purposes. So I started looking for some other

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Low Speaker Volume Fix

With DVD playback finally fixed, I can finally watch movies on. However, one thing leads to another and as soon as I started doing this, I noticed that the volume was awfully low. I turned up the volume everywhere as much as I could and

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DVD Playback resolved on XPS 1530

In my last post, I mentioned briefly that I had yet to get DVD playback to work despite trying every solution out there. It turns out it was something as simple as the region not being set on the DVD player. I bumped into this