Saturday, April 28, 2012

Xubuntu Rocks !!

I decided to post on the happening things in the Open Source world. Now the most important thing that happened this week was the release of the 12.04 version of Ubuntu based OS(variants) for this year. Also this release is a LTS version, which means that it will be supported for a long time. Though doesn't matter kind of since I always upgrade when new versions are released each 6 months.

Now I have stuck with Ubuntu for a long time. Have been using Ubuntu since 2008. I must say it was the best OS even back then. Looking at today the Ubuntu environment is undergoing a revolution nowadays. The GUI , functionality and the system are trying to meet the need for a wide range of people and a Wide range of Devices. But in that mist I felt a bit lost and faced somewhat problem with Ubuntu.

Now there's where the Awesome different flavors of Ubuntu come to the rescue. Since a single OS can keep up with the different need of Technology and people, we have different Ubuntu flavors which offer different experience. To just list out this are the few popular Ubuntu variants :

  1. Edubuntu, a GNOME-based subproject and add-on for Ubuntu, designed for school environments and home users.
  2. Kubuntu, a desktop distribution using the KDE Plasma Workspaces desktop environment.
  3. Lubuntu, a lightweight distribution using the LXDE desktop environment.
  4. Mythbuntu, designed for creating a home theater PC with MythTV and uses the Xfce desktop environment.
  5. Ubuntu Studio, a distribution made for professional video and audio editing, comes with higher-end free editing software and is a DVD .iso image unlike the Live CD the other Ubuntu distributions use.
  6. Xubuntu, a distribution based on the Xfce desktop environment, designed to  run more efficiently on low-specification computers.

Now today I Decided to migrate to Xubuntu because of the problems and discomfort I have been facing with Unity. 

This is the somewhat fresh Install of Xubuntu in my Netbook. 



Now Xubuntu is quite Beautifully designed. It has awesome customization possible with just some simple click and drag. Also the Best part is the performance feature . Xubuntu performance is awesome compared to Ubuntu. The boot time is breathtakingly fast.  The battery is also on par with performance very good. 

Now i did some customization for my own comfort as you can see below. 


Kind of looks like a hybrid between Windows and Linux doesn't it ...

Hope you will enjoy using Xubuntu and various other flavors of Ubuntu. Using Ubuntu is a great experience I tell you and just like we all like different flavors of Ice Cream, We all have different taste for OS also.

PS : You can try all Ubuntu free of cost and without installing first by using a live CD/USB. 

Thursday, March 29, 2012

How to talk to a Fanatics : Religious Fanatics

We meet lots of Fanatic people in Life . Just to be clear what i mean by a fanatic is someone who can't be reasoned with.

The worst one i have seen are the religious fanatics : This are the guys who claim to be re-incarceration of one of the many god's out there. They will refuse Science , refuse Evolution but will still use Mobile phone and antibiotics gladly.

I think it is better not to openly oppose these fools because you know you don't want to die ... :)

I have experienced such fanatics when my father was being diagnosed with cancer. Frankly this kind of idiots are a shame to the world. I have seen this people from stopping other people from visiting doctors for their treatment . I don't know what happened to others but only a fool would believe this idiots above highly qualified doctors which are present nowadays.

Anyway the one way to deal with such douchebags which my father taught me is to never loose your sense of Logic and Reasoning. I am not saying that miracle do not happen. Yes they happen , but miracles are made by the hard work of doctors and the invention of groundbreaking Technology not by Hokus Phokus Babas .

I will try to add various more fanatics in others post . Keep following.