TuxRadar reviews the latest Gnome 2.28 which comes standard with Ubuntu’s latest release Ubuntu 9.10 codename Karmic Koala. Gnome 2.28 comes integrated with Bluetooth support. You can now pair up your mobile device or bluetooth headset with your desktop or laptop. Gnome 2.28 also comes with Empathy which replaced Pidgin. Empathy is capable of VoIP as well as chat. The video program called Cheese has an new interface. There are a few other features which you read the rest of the review here.
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Is paper more greener than digital? We have been programmed to think that reducing paper consumption is good for the planet. You’ll be surprised with a ZDNet article arguing that going digital usually means more harm to the environment than what is usually perceived. In the article, the author writes how digital devices require more raw materials to build, require more power to operate, and unfortunately create more trash.
It’s just a few days away from the official release of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. Are you wondering how to upgrade your desktop or laptop to Ubuntu 9.10? There are two ways in getting Karmic Koala installed on your system. You can:
- Upgrade using the Update Manager
- Perform a Clean Install
Press Alt-F2. Type in “update-manager -d.” Update Manager will open and tell you a new distribution release â€˜9.10â€² is available. Click Upgrade.
Download the appropriate ISO from Ubuntu. Ubuntu 9.10 will be available from this download page after the official release on Oct. 29th. Prior to that, you can find it here. Burn the ISO to a CD. Boot from the CD to perform the install.
If you can’t wait, you can upgrade now.