With the recent release of Ubuntu 10.04, I knew it would just be a matter of time before I upgraded my current installation from 9.10 to 10.4. The question was just always when. Yesterday I finally went ahead and upgraded. For some reason, the whole process took forever but it did finish and I’m now […]Read More
Empathy 2.30 Released
Version 2.30 of the GNOME IM client Empathy has been released today. Love it or hate it (and I certainly had my moments when it first replaced Pidgin as the default Ubuntu IM client), Empathy has come a long way and is constantly improving. How these latest changes stack up we’ll see but here’s a […]Read More
Chromium and Flash on Ubuntu 64-bit
I’ve always used Firefox as my primary browser on my Ubuntu laptop. However, recently I’ve started exploring Chromium more and more and I’ve started to like it, with one exception: the 64-bit Flash plugin I use keeps crashing in Chromium. Until today I’ve just pretty much left it alone but tonight I figured it was […]Read More
NBC Winter Olympics Videos on Linux
As with the last Olympics, NBC has once again chosen Silverlight as the technology for streaming video. Since Silverlight is a Microsoft technology, Windows user only needs to download the plugin and get on their way. For Linux users, it can be a bit more complicated. Fortunately, Silverlight has existed in the form of Moonlight […]Read More
2010 and a Happy New Tech Year!
2010 has arrived with the usual noise of fireworks and celebration. Here at 2Tall Tales, I can’t help but already look forward to some of the things that 2010 has in store for us on the tech front. Ubuntu will of course continue to be released and there seems to be much to look forward […]Read More
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 in my opinion and I wanted to share some of […]Read More
Djl – Steam for Linux?
Digital distribution of software and games in particular has grown quite a bit in the last couple of years. I’ve checked out some of these services myself, such as Steam by Valve and Direct2Drive. Being a Ubuntu user for much of the time these days, PC gaming hasn’t been much of a focus for me […]Read More
PS3 and Ubuntu
With the recent release of the PS3 Slim and the removal of the ability to load other operating systems onto it, my thoughts went to my original release PS3 that I have Ubuntu installed on. I figured that if I have the ability that many new PS3 owners don’t have, I may as well find […]Read More
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 is now upgrading. I will of course post any issues […]Read More
Jaunty Jackalope Coming Soon
It seems like Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex just came out not long ago and here we are, just days away from the release of Jaunty Jackalope. Another upgrading cycle begins. Now, although I’m quick to embrace new versions, I’ll be doing my upgrades in steps. Since I have two computers currently running Ibex, I’ll be […]Read More