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Dell Mini 9 with Ubuntu as Microsoft Operating System, in Germany

Posted by lazybit on October 2, 2008

Dell tags Ubuntu as Microsoft operating system

Dell tags Ubuntu as Microsoft operating system

Microsoft did manage to bring out a decend operating system? Called Ubuntu 8.04?

Dells German homepage does not seem to be flexible enough in the operating system tab and seems rather Microsoft focused. But I guess that’s not something that would bother one when deciding to buy one of their netbooks.

A little more interesting is the 50 Euro price cut for the Linux version which goes along with a reduced solid state disk. So you save by not paying for the license and getting less hardware. The flexibility on ordering the model equals to zero, becaus you don’t get any options.

That’s a little pity. So lets wait a little longer. At least till the Mini10 comes out. Or maybe the Samsung NC10 will steal the show.

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Thunderbird Lightning and Google Calendar, bidirectional sync, ubuntu 64

Posted by lazybit on October 1, 2008

Here’s a quick howto on using your Google Calendar with Lightning when you’re at home, with all edits being synced, no matter if done online or with Lightning.

We’re using the recent 0.9 Version of the Lightning extension for Thunderbird. You need to download the 64bit extension manually. The direct download on the Mozilla homepage will only give you the 32bit version. You can find it here: http://releases.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla.org/calendar/lightning/releases/ under 0.9/contrib/linux-x86_64/

After that grab the Google Calendar addon: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/sunbird/addon/4631

After installing both of them, you should be able to set up a: new calender -> on the network -> Google Calendar. Post your XML address in the field, enter your password and you’re ready for bidirectional editing.

A pictured howto can be found here: http://bfish.xaedalus.net/?p=239 the wiki is here: https://wiki.mozilla.org/Calendar:GDATA_Provider#Accessing_your_Calendar

Two things to mention:

  • make sure to use the recent addons, which is a bit of manual work, but otherise the field for the Google Calendar will not show up or may not sync.
  • make sure to use the remote caledar when adding entries and not the local one which was set up by default (you can delete it if you don’t need it to avoid confusion)

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Update 1: Flash 10 beta on ubuntu 64 with firefox

Posted by lazybit on September 3, 2008

Even though getting a native 64bit flash in the near future (meaning within this decade, not as posted some time ago) there is an update on flash 10 beta.

Over at me and ubuntu there is a very nice script, and tutorial.

Should work for almost everyone with a default ubuntu 64 install.

Thanks for the work. Have fun.

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ubuntu 8.04 hardy heron x86_64, firefox 3 and flash plugin

Posted by lazybit on June 4, 2008

I recently installed a fresh copy of Kubuntu 8.04 with KDE4. Quite nice I must say.

I always had trouble installing flash and firefox on my 64bit distros, but this time it was really painless.

sudo apt-get install nspluginwrapper flashplugin-nonfree lib32nss-mdns

That’s it. I tried gnash but it would not work. Hopefully in some future release.

Thank’s to Andy for providing a nice howto.

Update: Also read the post on Flash 10 if you’re interested

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