Still Alive

I’m still alive. Woot!

I admit to being fairly lazy when there is nothing to write, but now Distro World is back and hopefully going strong. So remember to check back because I will post a few articles within the next few days. But hey, a lot has happened the past few months, so let’s see:

Yes, he did.
Yes, he did.

Indeed. Like it or not, America finally gets an African American president.

Font smoothing for Ubuntu. Drool!

This topic has been done for a number of times around the net already, but the code posted usually does not work for the simple reason of wrong formatting. Here is the correctly formatted code, so prepare to drool because you will:

sudo gedit ~/.fonts.conf

Copy and paste the code below:

<?xml version=”1.0″?>
<!DOCTYPE fontconfig SYSTEM “fonts.dtd”>
<fontconfig>
<match target=”font”>
<edit name=”autohint” mode=”assign”>
<bool>true</bool>
</edit>
</match>
</fontconfig>

Save, exit, log out and log in again.

Ubuntu Hardy Heron 8.04 Alpha 6

You know, I never thought I would say this but now I will tell you, “It’s almost Ubuntu time!” I know, I know. You have to forgive me for the excitement because I am patiently waiting for the newest version of Ubuntu to be released.

It’s not far-fetched to say that the development team of this Linux distribution has been working to release the best version of Ubuntu yet.

But you might say, “Well, says who?” Well, says the Ubuntu Wiki of course! Let’s summarize some notable features that will be made available:

Xorg: more auto-configuration, less time in xorg.conf.
Linux kernel 2.6.24: better general processor support and power saving for 64-bit machines. Sounds good.
Vinagre: a decent VNC client with tab support for multiple sessions. Oh yeah!

Transmission: the replacement for Gnome torrent downloader.
GVFS: replacing the old filesystem manager with a more potent solution, making it easier to perform tasks in Nautilus than before.
Wubi: filling in the gap between Live CD and installed Ubuntu. Now it’s possible to install Ubuntu right in Windows. It’s the same as installing Ubuntu normally, but the difference is that there’s no need for a dedicated partition as Ubuntu would be installed as a writable image.

That is only few of the larger list of features to be integrated into the next release, which is coming April 24, 2008. I can’t wait.