I’d heard that Dell were offering Ubuntu Linux on some of their laptops and I hadn’t really looked into it. But I came across this page the other day and it’s pretty neat to get Ubuntu (or any Linux) preloaded on a laptop from a major vendor: http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/linux_3x?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=d It’s good to support coming from a [...]
I’m thinking of getting a new laptop either the Lenova ThinkPad T400 (which is a replacement for the T61), or the IdeaPad U330 to replace my aging Dell 700m The big thing for me is do they work with Linux (for me specifically Debian or Ubuntu). For anyone interested in either laptop, looks like the [...]
I just submitted this to Slashdot, as I think it’s interesting what the end result will be? Will the OLPC get squeezed out? Will US kids like ‘em (I think they will). bettlebrox writes “Birmingham, Albama, may be the first US city to purchase the OLPC, per the Boston Herald: ‘The City Council has approved [...]
Dell provides Ubuntu support for updating the BIOS of Dell systems: http://direct2dell.com/one2one/archive/2007/12/05/37446.aspx … be sure the Universe section is enabled in /etc/apt/sources.list, then run as root: wget -q -O – http://linux.dell.com/repo/firmware/bootstrap.cgi | bash aptitude install firmware-addon-dell aptitude install $(bootstrap_firmware -a) update_firmware Thanks Dell!
Fun looking game: http://www.valarsoft.com/ramuso/?dpage=pagine&page=pagine&pagID=8 Used to play the original game, that this is based on, when I was a wee bit younger. Going to see if I can build it on my Ubuntu laptop, so far I need to install the liballegro-dev packages and associated dependencies. Found out about the game at Linux Games. Got [...]