Speed Up Ubuntu 10.04

Are you looking for ways to speed up the boot time of your Ubuntu 10.04 installation. Linux Tips offers one way of cutting down your wait time by creating a profile in Grub. By creating a profile, your boot information is stored for future use. You’ll see remarkable improvements after a couple of boots. Detail instructions are included in the article. To see the rest of details, just read the original article from Linux Tips.

Ubuntu Satanic Edition 10.04

Are you kidding me? Is this for real? Desktop Linux Reviews dissects the Ubuntu Satanic Edition 10.04. or Lucifer’s Legion.

It has been ages since I delved into the nightmarish and barbaric world of Ubuntu Satanic Edition. Much has changed since I first dared to install it back when I worked for ExtremeTech. Is Ubuntu Satanic Edition still as evil as it used to be? Find out in this review as I take you on a journey into the dark side of Ubuntu Linux. Together we’ll explore…the distro of the beast!

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Decibel Audio Player

Are you looking for yet another audio player in Linux. Try Decibel. From UbuntuGeek:

Decibel Audio Player is a GTK+ open-source (GPL) audio player for GNU/Linux. It is very straightforward to use thanks to a clean and user-friendly interface. It is especially targeted at Gnome  and follows the Gnome HIG.

Decibel Audio Player is built around a highly modular structure that lets the user disable completely the features he does not need. A disabled feature uses absolutely no memory and no processor time.

Decibel Audio Player is a real audio player and does not include features that are not meant to be part of an audio player. These features, such as tagging files or burning CDs, generally have a better support in dedicated software. If you are looking for an audio player than can make coffee, then you should stay away from Decibel and give a try to other players (e.g., Amarok, Exaile).

To install, just run:

sudo apt-get install decibel-audio-player

TweetDeck Now Works in Ubuntu 10.04

Something magical happened this morning. It must have been the Ubuntu updates. I tried to install TweetDeck again for the thousand time, this time it worked. What a pleasant surprise. Thanks to Ubuntu for fixing the TweetDeck install. Prior to the updates this morning, I wasn’t going anywhere. Nothing worked. Clicking on the TweetDeck install produced nothing. Not a beep. I often wondered if Adobe Air was installed properly, but it said it installed without a hitch. I just couldn’t figure it out why it doesn’t work, until today, although Twitter seems to be having some capacity problems all morning long. I’m so pumped TweetDeck works.

Google Phasing Out Windows

From Datamation.com:

It’s not like Google was ever going to be a showcase customer for Microsoft, but a report that the search giant is phasing out Microsoft Windows underscores security concerns that have long dogged the widely-used software.

According to a report in the Financial Times, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) began moving employees to other operating systems back in January after its systems were hacked by what the company said were operatives working out of China, a charge corroborated by Internet infrastructure provider VeriSign .

Google was one of at least two dozen U.S. businesses targeted in the attacks that security firm McAfee (NYSE: MFE) said exploited a flaw in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser. Google has long been a strong supporter of Linux, and the FT report said employees are being moved to Linux and Apple’s Mac OS.

Excellent move. It also paves the way for Google to test Chrome OS.