Archive for January, 2007

Joey Stanford

Ubuntu NL sources.list Generator

Ubuntu NL has created a sources.list generator for Ubuntu. Enter your current system, select your desires, and it spits out a ready to use sources.list. It’s not one of those “every repository known to man” lists. Why am I posting about it? Because it has support for local mirrors! I must have missed the blog entry announcing this nifty tool. I suspect Seveas had a hand in designing this.

Ubuntu – Linux for Human Beings – sources.list generator

Joey Stanford

Top Secret: New Gear from System76 spotted in the wild

Carl from System76 brought a new, not yet released, laptop with him to the NCLUG meeting tonight. It’s a MacBook killer. I tried to convince Carl that it should be called the iBuntu or the Ubooktu but they have already thrown a dart and picked a name. I’ve already put my order in. :-)

Joey Stanford

Post-presentation Feedback: NCLUG @ College America

I thought I’d quickly blog about my presentation tonight at NCLUG located at College America. It went well, probably one of the better ones I’ve done. I knew I’d like the place right off because their logo is Tux holding a digitized glass of beer. :-) The folks were very nice and interactive. What was to be a 1.5 hour presentation was broken into two parts. One hour for me and three (!!!) hours of questions. The majority of tech questions surrounded

  • Ian’s and Scott’s udev enhancements particularly around evms. Result: Very much sought after.
  • Collin’s proposal for an Ubiquity overhaul. Result: Fantastic as long as you’re not forced to use ext3.
  • PingunZ’s beta for autokernel. Result: Awesome but we initially thought this was Debian’s live kernel patching system.
  • Ian’s and Scott’s Winmodem support. Result: Amazing desire for this. The current lack of implementation of this spec was listed as a blocker to Linux adoption. (!!!)
  • Fabio’s spec for HA clusters. Result: “I’m darn tired of having to write custom scripts for Ubuntu’s HA ‘support’. About darn time someone considered standardizing and supporting these.”

All things considered it was a great time.