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Ubuntu rebranded

Ubuntu, the Linux distribution is going for a major revamp with the new release touted for April – Lucid Lynx. They are giving up the brown – yes , you heard it right . They are replacing the base theme from Human to “Light”. The move , which was highlighted in the Alpha 3 ( I suppose ) should be their answer to the long prevailing outcry “ Out of all the colors , why Brown ? “. But , being used to it from a while , I am rather ok with brown – seems a little more human 😉
But the new logo which they have published has had some issues in the internet world which made comments which Mark or Matt Asay would never have thought about- Racism . It is too heavy a topic for me to dwell into. Some are claiming it as the narrow-mindedness that many people have about these stuff and as an attempt to deface the move. Canonical was already under fire over their switch from Google to Yahoo as the default search engine in their next release. Coming to think of it Lucid Lynx ends up being very important for many reasons. LTS (Long Term Support) – will be supported till next LTS comes in and updates will be available without any issue.

  • Rebranded Ubuntu –
  • Search engine from G to Y!
  • Matt Asay as the new COO.
  • v Ubuntu Music centre with 7digital integrated to Rhythmbox.
  • Iphone and Ipod touch working without tweaking, without jailbreaking, without patching – with Nautilus and Rythmbox. ( Already working in Alpha 3 as I heard ) – That’s a good one 😉

Edit : Forgot to add this one. Shuttleworth was approached by the LXDE team earlier last year with a proposition of adding a light weight Ubuntu ( Xubuntu is a waste – though its called light weight ) and it seems to have materiliased since the repos already have a “lxde-desktop” added. I tried the same and found it awesomely fast .

I didn’t like one thing though – the default GNOME network manager gets replaced by LXDE one . ( not sure of the name though ) – Could be purged and gnome network manager can be added without much issue. But I didn’t like the default behavior.



It’s been a while i have written something over this space. Not that I didn’t get any time for it. Just being plain lazy.Life remains monotonous other than for a few moments where you are elated or dismayed due to a reason or another.

  • Tried Lubuntu-desktop over the gnome installation and found it to be faster as they say . Xubuntu sucks to be honest. Too many of *buntu’s to choose from.
  • Removed Windows for good after some thought. Yes , I do have the privilege of 7 running in another machine which is used only for syncing my Iphone and running that wretched software of Apple’s called iTunes.
  • Valentine’s day is over and our old friend Muthalik was back making special appearance at some places. My question towards both the lovers and Muthalik – Why one day ? 😉
  • My i(Phone & Pod) are getting fast filled with high quality podcasts than songs.If you see me laughing over nothing with the earphones plugged in – be sure I am listening to Fab & Dan. They are Effing Awesome.
  • Downloading a lot of free songs from Jamendo these days as the quality of songs has been on the higher side . If you love the service , do drop a dime – Though they aren’t pleading for donation ( even when they need it – seems stupid )
  • Hathway seems to have decided not to restore ESPN & Star Sports to their channel list .They will have some angry customers. I have been knocking the door ( well, breaking would be the apt word ) of the local Hathway customer service and they are blurting one thing only – ” One more week sir. Committe meeting . New Packages – Surely sports channel included “. Guess I need another service.
  • Standing at a total weight loss of 32.5 kg after an year ( not the best ones if you ask me ).
  • iPad – Why Jobs? Why ?
  • Pros of taking a call which you know is from a customer care number – Airtel upped my broadband speed to 1Mbps for an added 100Rs into my account .I don’t see the catch till now.

Here Be Dragons

Mark Shuttleworth

Love to read his posts !

Fix for Linux kernel 2.6.27 regression in Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)

After Yesterday (30th October 2008) Ubuntu 8.10 release a regression was discovered in Linux kernel version 2.6.27 packages.

Details about Linux kernel regression

Version 2.6.27 of the Linux kernel changed the order of options in TCP headers. While this change was RFC-compliant, it was found that some old routers and consumer DSL modems would not route traffic for these systems when TCP timestamps were enabled. As a workaround, TCP timestamps were disabled via sysctl.


The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 8.10:

linux-image-2.6.27-7-generic 2.6.27-7.15
linux-image-2.6.27-7-server 2.6.27-7.15
linux-image-2.6.27-7-virtual 2.6.27-7.15
procps 1:3.2.7-9ubuntu2.1

sudo aptitude update

sudo aptitude dist-upgrade

After a standard system upgrade you need to reboot your computer to effect the necessary changes.

Source : Ubuntu Geek

Intrepid Ibex

The next release from Ubuntu has hit the PC’s . 🙂 . The ” Itrepid Ibex “. Typing this after a upgrade from the 8.04 LTS version to the 8.10. The upgrade was smooth. The drivers for Nvidia were showing some errors which infact hasn’t caused any problems as of now. Will see that later. The best surprise was when i opened my mailbox – not the e-mail . The post one . Got my free edition of 8.04 LTS neatly wrapped with Ubuntu stickers ..Canonical guys …YOU MADE MY DAY 🙂