Jaunty Jackalope

February 28th, 2009

Ubuntu 9.04 dubbed as Jaunty Jackalope is the latest version of Ubuntu Operating System. It was set to release on April 23, 2009. It’s been said that the improvement of the latest version lies on its boot performance, that it the new system will boot, “blindly fast”in just over 21 seconds. It also introduced the use of the Ext4 file system. Another improvement for Ubuntu 9.04 that was mentioned by Mark Shuttleworth is the blending of web services and desktop applications. The new operating system also set to include a number of power management improvements intended for Mobile users. Some of the changes is set to entail include powering down wireless adapters when an Ethernet connection is being used, prompting the user to turn off WiFi/Bluetooth when not in use, an ultra low-power mode where USB and other systems would be shutdown, and other optimizations.

If you are interested in checking out some of the improvement in Ubuntu 9.04, alpha 5 has been released and you can get the installer from their site by clicking HERE.

For those who have an internet connection you can upgrade from Ubuntu 8.10 by pressing Alt+F2 and type in “update-manager -d” (without the quotes) into the command box. Update Manager should open up and tell you: New distribution release ‘9.04’ is available. Click Upgrade and follow the on-screen instructions from your system.

Software and Programs

Win32.Conficker.A Worm

January 28th, 2009

I had a very tiring day today — thanks to this win32:conficker worm. I had to scan all 20 computers in my network, including the server, four hours before the café opened. I woke up 5:00 AM — quite a remarkable feat for me, who usually wakes 9:30 in the morning.

It wasn’t until yesterday that I noticed I had been infected by this notorious Worm. It spreads through flash drives by infecting autorun.inf and targets an entire network.

Here’s a step by step guide on how to remove this virus on your network. Read more…

Software and Programs

The Much Awaited GDrive

January 26th, 2009

It’s been years since the speculation about GDrive spread on the internet, but lately more compelling evidence about Google really digging into Online Storage surfaced. As we all know, Microsoft has SkyDrive and Apple has Mobile Me and Google has been reportedly eyeing for the same service with a twist that Gdrive will act as any other hard drive attached to your computer. GDrive service may also provide anyone (who trusts Google) a universally accessible network share that spans across operating systems. Read more…

Tech News

Youtube Begins Experimenting With Downloadable Videos

January 19th, 2009

Red ball bouncing
Software that can download videos from Youtube has been around for quite some time now. Some records poorly, others being plain fake. I remember using one that doesn’t work. But news about Youtube experimenting on downloadable videos is a welcome development for this company that evolved from a mere site for goofing around on camera, to being an effective platform for activism and in public communication furthering the careers of creative people and popularity seekers. Read more…

Tech News

Taking Care of your Laptop

January 10th, 2009

With the integration of Linux Operating System in the market, laptops are becoming so reasonably priced that owning one is available to just about everyone. However they are not toys and need some thoughtful care. Here are some tips on how to keep your beloved machine in tip-top shape. Read more…

PC Troubleshooting and Basic Repair

DIY: Reformatting Your PC

January 2nd, 2009

For most computer users, “format” is a scary word. Yet, there are times that this option can prove helpful. For example, you should consider reformatting your hard drive and starting over if the MBR or Master Boor Record is damaged or if a virus has decimated a great deal of data on your drive. It can also be of great help when you’re experiencing System Distress, Data Loss or Corruption, Incorrect Settings, and Software or Hardware Failure. It is also the easiest and simplest way to restore your beloved machine to its brand new state. Read more…

Software and Programs

Merry Chritsmas!

December 25th, 2008

Merry Christmas to everyone in the blog community, and may we all have a Blessed New Year too.

Software and Programs

DIY:Basic Trouble Shooting

December 14th, 2008

I haven’t written anything about politics for years now. After Edsa-2 and my short stint in Tinig.com, I decided to stop writing and joining any protest or mass action because I’m afraid of turning into a full-pledged activist. I chose to manage my personal affairs–my future, that is–rather than shout and write about politics and stuff. Because for me, the moment Gloria Macapagal Arroyo took office as President of the country my job was done. But I also felt betrayed [at] how GMA betrayed the spirit of Edsa. But I’m not here to talk about politics; I’m here for the continuation of my article which is about Do-It-Yourself stuff in PC. Save those political stuff in my personal blog which I’m about to launch.
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Software and Programs

DIY Series

December 6th, 2008

“The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.” – Frank Herbert

I was on a day-off yesterday. I usually spend my free time sleeping, watching TV, going to the mall or visiting my relatives and friends in Novaliches. I spend my free time as much as possible away from the computer. But this time it’s different. A friend asked me to visit his computer shop and see what went wrong. His shop has been closed for almost two months now, and he wants to sell all the 22 units.
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Software and Programs

Router Behind A Router

November 28th, 2008

The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~Elisabeth Foley

It’s been my third day staring at this document, and after the third day it’s still empty. I was of zero motivation to begin with. It’s not that I feel lazy or uninterested in continuing my blog, it’s just that I can’t feel the passion in writing. I’m neither a writer nor a journalist. I’m just an ordinary people trying to express my thoughts that sometimes seem vague. I have hundreds or even thousands in my mind, but the problem is how to put all those things into writing. I have no area of expertise. I’m just a guy who tries to know all that I can, trying hard to be jack of all trades. But I’m no genius, and I know that. Everything I do is just mimicry of the things that have been done already. Good thing I have a good friend who is always there when you need him. Sometimes I feel like a burden than a friend to him as he still tirelessly helps edit my work. As I’ve said earlier I’m not a writer, all of my writing has gone a strict editing in his hands. Thanks to him that I have this space which I can call my own. He has tirelessly taught me the way of FTP, WordPress, and HTML, finding time between his job and teaching me online. And to him I dedicate this article.
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