Let’s move on

August 24, 2008

Hi all,

you may wonder why there has not been any news in the last week. Well … I have been busy in two fronts.

First I wasted the first half of the week with an old bad habit I got from from Microsoft Windows, even if I have been using Linux for a year now: clean re-install; I was having some slowdown with the Internet applications, especially Firefox, and World of Warcraft under Wine kept freezing my PC very often; so, instead of taking advantage of the wide configurability of Linux, that is very useful even when there are problems to fix, I decided to take the quick and dirty way to do a tabula rasa and re-install everything from scratch. So far everything is going very well (even if I did not had the time to stress-test WoW to check if it is working well as usual).

After this boring part I spent the second half of the week in a particular project: despite the promise to my self to wait and plan for this, I have impulsively opened a new site for this blog!!! It is now called “Silicon Gadget” and its address is: http://www.silicongadget.com/.

As you can see the overall look is identical to this blog, but I have indeed made some changes.

For example, and it is the aspect that took the most of the time, I re-organized a little bit the categories and the tags; this work has been necessary since I decided to change the URL format from the date-based system used here by WordPress.com to the category-based system I am using there.

The second change, that you cannot see since it is beyond the scenes, is that I activated several plugins that will help me to better manage the blog structure.

There is a very important thing you have to take in mind: if you subscribed to the RSS feed of this blog, either with a RSS reader or via e-mail, you have to unsubscribe from those and subscribe back with the similar links you find on the new site.

From tomorrow I will start to write exclusively on the new blog, but this blog will still stay open as archive and backup.

I want to thank both the WordPress.com staff and the forum’s members for all the help I received for this blog.

See you at the Silicon Gadget!!! 🙂


KDE 4.1 Released

July 29, 2008

From http://www.kubuntu.org/news/kde-4.1:

KDE 4.1 has been released and packages are available for Kubuntu 8.04, the Hardy Heron. These packages install to /usr/lib/kde4 and can be installed along side your existing KDE 3 installation.

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Adobe Flash Player 10 Public Beta released

May 15, 2008

Adobe announced that the beta version of the 10th version of the popular Flash plugin is available for download.

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Purchase New Movies on iTunes Same Day as DVD Release

May 1, 2008

Source: http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2008/05/01itunes.html

CUPERTINO, California—May 1, 2008—Apple® today announced that new movie releases from major film studios and premier independent studios are available for purchase on the iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com) on the same day as their DVD release. New releases and catalog titles will be available from 20th Century Fox, The Walt Disney Studios, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Lionsgate, Image Entertainment and First Look Studios. Movies purchased from iTunes can be viewed on an iPod® with video, iPhone™, Mac® or PC or on a widescreen TV with Apple TV®, with new releases priced at $14.99 and most catalog titles at $9.99.

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KDE 4.1 Alpha1 Release Announcement

April 29, 2008

Source: http://www.kde.org/announcements/announce-4.1-alpha1.php

KDE Community Ships First Alpha Release of KDE 4.1, The First End-User Release of the Next-Generation Free Desktop

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Microsoft and Novell Extend Reach of Interoperability Collaboration to China

April 22, 2008

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/apr08/04-20InteropCollabPR.mspx

Efforts will focus on converting unsupported Linux users to SUSE Linux Enterprise and meeting growing customer demand in China.
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Microsoft Launches Beta of New All-in-One Service for Consumers

April 20, 2008

Source: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2008/apr08/04-18albany.mspx

Group Product Manager Bryson Gordon discusses “Albany” – a new service to help consumers be more protected, productive and connected and to stay current with essential software and security updates.

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