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Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition Available for Download

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop Edition

Canonical Ltd announced it few days ago. It's available for download or upgrade now.

Ubuntu Is The Leader Among Linux Desktops?

Thursday, July 20th, 2006


eWEEK.com recently reviewed the latest version of Ubuntu Linux, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. As they compared the linux desktop operating system with other linux distros, they commented in their article "Ubuntu 6.06 Is Current Desktop Linux Champ" that:

Canonical's Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is an excellent Linux-based operating system—so excellent, in fact, that it not only earned eWEEK Labs' Analyst's Choice designation but has also become our clear favorite among Linux desktop distributions.

They also discussed in another article on whether Ubuntu would pose any threat to Window Vista. Though I believe it won't, but I strongly recommend you to give it a try. Here's some screenshots.

Speaking of Ubuntu, I just got my CDs yesterday, after requesting for them on June 8th, 2006. If you don't want to wait that long (well, it's more than 1 month for me) and you live somewhere near Malaysia, I have a few extras. Just leave a message in this post and I'll try to mail it to you as soon as possible.

Slow Windows XP Shutdown

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Windows If your Windows XP takes a very long time to shut down, you can try User Profile Hive Cleanup Service provided by Microsoft (yes, Microsoft). The users at digg claimed that it really helps to shorten shut down time. I remember it took a very long time to shut down before I formatted and reinstall my PC not too long ago.

What will it do to your windows?

The User Profile Hive Cleanup service helps to ensure user sessions are completely terminated when a user logs off. System processes and applications occasionally maintain connections to registry keys in the user profile after a user logs off. In those cases the user session is prevented from completely ending. This can result in problems when using Roaming User Profiles in a server environment or when using locked profiles as implemented through the Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP.

On Windows 2000 you can benefit from this service if the application event log shows event id 1000 where the message text indicates that the profile is not unloading and that the error is "Access is denied". On Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 either event ids 1517 and 1524 indicate the same profile unload problem.

To accomplish this the service monitors for logged off users that still have registry hives loaded. When that happens the service determines which application have handles opened to the hives and releases them. It logs the application name and what registry keys were left open. After this the system finishes unloading the profile.

Note that you are required to have a genuine windows to download it. Besides Windows XP, you can use it on Windows 2000, Windows NT and Windows Server 2003 as well.

SUSE Linux 10 Released

Tuesday, July 18th, 2006

Novell and openSUSE Novell has just released SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 yesterday. If you are interested to buy SUSE, go here:

Alternatively, to get yourself a free or open source one, download it here: openSUSE.org. You may also get a CD delivered to you via The Linux Store.

I also came across a review by DesktopLinux on the new SUSE. Take a preview before you download!

Free Linux CDs for Grab

Friday, July 14th, 2006

The Linux Store

Just fill up your mailing address and The Linux Store will mail Linux CDs to your house. At the moment, they are giving out following distros:

  • Suse
  • Fedora
  • Mandriva
  • Gentoo
  • Debian
  • Knoppix

Besides those, there's also an other distro section for you to fill up whatever Linux distribution you want.

Get your CDs here: The Linux Store [free.thelinuxstore.ca]

It seems like Ubuntu is not being included in the list because Ubuntu have provided the service itself. So, if you are interested in Ubuntu go here: Ubuntu (Linux) 6.06 LTS.

In case you have problem making up your mind to determine which Linux distro to use, go here: Choosing The Right Linux Distro.