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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in the house

Calypso is my personal ASUS laptop, named after Jacques Cousteau's famous research vessel.  Last night, I pushed the button in Upgrade Manager to upgrade from 11.01 to the new 12.04 LTS

Pleasantly, it was one-button upgrade!

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS System Details screen

End of Support for Vista

Microsoft Vista has reached the end of main stream support.

"This means that no-charge (free) support will end, no further service packs will be created, nor will future IE versions (such as IE10) be available for Vista. Also, no new non-security hotfixes will be created or be available without an Extended Hotfix Support Agreement (EHSA). This will last for 5 years before support for Vista completely ends in 2017."

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=Vista

Anonymous-OS 0.1

I'm gonna blog this so it will be on the record.

A Linux operating system was released, alledgedly by the activist group 'Anonymous'.

"Anonymous-OS 0.1 ships with a number of hacker tools, including the ParolaPass password generator, the Anonymous High Orbit Ion Cannon (HOIC), TorsHammer for DoS attacks, John the Ripper and Hash Identifier for password attacks, SourceForge subsequently took the project down.

Almost as soon as the release of Anonymous-OS was announced on a new Tumblr page, the activist group stated via its Twitter account  that Anonymous-OS is a fake and contains trojans."

Tracking the Trackers

A new Firefox add-on allows you to track the folks that are tracking you.

 "Collusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web. It will show, in real time, how that data creates a spider-web of interaction between companies and other trackers"

Of course, this is open source software from  Mozilla,  "a proudly non-profit organization dedicated to keeping the power of the Web in people's hands."

Are you still using Internet Explorer?  Think about it.

MS Office killer->LibreOffice 3.5

The team developing LibreOffice are on FIRE

The just released version 3.5 is faster and has so many new features, you wonder why folks continue to pay $349 for Microsoft Office.

Gospel Music

Some of the best Gospel music I have.

Ardour-Digital Audio Workstation

Have you ever wanted to record your own music?  With Linux, you have all the tools you need to be a one man band.

Another Windows Virus story

Gwinett Medical Center had to turn away patients, due to a computer virus .

Yep, they run their Patient Care on Windows XP. 

The problem isn't just with Hospitals, because there are MANY applications that have hundreds (thousands?) of development hours, but can't be easily ported to the Windows 7, so they are stuck in time.