Hardy to Intrepid

Sunday, November 2nd, 2008

I was planning on giving it a week before upgrading my desktop to the new Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex, but couldn’t find better things to do on the mild sunny classic Virginian Saturday afternoon than hunching over a computer in the darkest corner of a basement… more…

Ubuntu 8.04 Upgrade Goes Well, Not Without Issues

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Upgraded from 7.10 to 8.04 last week. The Upgrade went quite smooth, especially considering I have been running a mixed kde 4/kde 3 setup, with the kde 4 pulled directly from the kde.org repo.
more…

My Ubuntu Experience: Java

Wednesday, November 15th, 2006

I’ll catch up later the couple of “episodes” which I’m skipping over and jumping to the Java set up part. Ubuntu comes with gcj and other GNU-based java facilities, which mostly are still only equivalent to JDK 1.4.x. So they needed to get chucked right away, and replaced with the Sun JDK 5. It’s pretty straightforward to install JDK 5, Eclipse, and the rest of the arsenal I work with on the daily basis. The only part involving manual setting was when enabling the Java Plugin and Web Start in Firefox. Here’s The Plugin Portion of it. more…