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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.

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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…

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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…

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Merry Chritsmas!

December 25th, 2008

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

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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, 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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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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November 22nd, 2008

“… … When I got out of the tunnel, the view was beautiful.”

Life is full challenges, they say. In our lifetime, we encounter different hurdles in life. Some are easy, and others are moderate. But some are too much for us to handle that we feel like we are being swallowed by a quicksand. It will take more than all of our strength to overcome such challenges in life. But once we win over such trial, we feel satisfied with ourselves.


I work in a small computer rental here in Laguna. For more than four years in this job, the problem I always encounter is how to keep all my computers virus and malware free. Believe me, it’s hard to keep it clean if you are the only one performing all the duties — that is being technician, programmer, system administrator, network administrator, and cashier.(lol)
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