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Spreading The Ubuntu Love

Just like the Virgina hacker, I drive with Ubuntu on my plates (that's me in the red). On occasion, I get some honked horns, funny looks, and even shout at when driving down the road. It's cool. I don't mind it. But, it was the icing on the cake, when after work yesterday, I see a note on my car:

I am a big UBUNTU fan! Stop by some time. Gregg. Suite 200 The American Academy

Sweet. I headed back to the building, to suite 200, and slid my Ubuntu business card under the door.

{ 5 } Comments

  1. Anonymous | July 28, 2007 at 8:56 am | Permalink

    Glad to see Greg isn't the only one out there with much Ubuntu love.

  2. Henrik Pauli | July 30, 2007 at 8:36 am | Permalink

    Hah, sweet! 🙂

    That’s Joey Stanford on the left end of pic, right?

  3. Aaron | July 30, 2007 at 9:00 am | Permalink

    @Henrik- Yes. From right to left: Joey Stanford, Christer Edwards, Aaron Toponce and David Overcash.

  4. Fellow Ubuntite | August 1, 2007 at 2:15 am | Permalink

    There is no better OS. With Beryl it's the advancement from XP everyone was really waiting for ! Switched 3 weeks ago & I'm never going back.I can't believe I held out as long as I did. I had my "shipit" Live CD staring at me for a month before I finally got up the nerve to do it. The things I thought I would hate, turned out to be the very reasons I love it most.(ie,Terminal aps) Sorry to jump in on the conversation, but I just wanted to say hi.

  5. Rich | August 16, 2007 at 4:20 pm | Permalink

    I'm not really very knowledgeable yet with my way around Linux. I installed Ubuntu(fromXP) a little over a month ago now i guess, It's still the one doing most the leading. Which it does very well. At times I miss the easier walk through "clicking" for passing through unknown waters. But that's more of a gui thing then it is an OS choice. For example, I read this site's (really GOOD !) article on aptitude vs apt get. I had just learned how to use these tools in my quest to find the perfect Ubuntu version for me, which turned out to be Xubuntu subsequently. I found the Psychocat tutorial mentioned in the article also. And I tried 4 different installs and 3 different u/k/edu/buntu discs experimenting(more for fun then need) before finally getting it right. And then I had a panel blow out ! (current/past bug)that wouldn't come back no matter what I tried. I caused it by putting all these toys on the panel and editing it to death. Eventually, I got to where I'm at now though. And it's a GREAT place let me tell ya. Man I love this Game ! Ubuntu is every bit the real deal. Using a mixture of each apt get and aptitude FYI. I opted for a heavy dose of the famously fast Xfce, and topped it off only with what I want. Many things I simply just find distracting and know Ill never use them. I want to take this chance to let everyone know about the coolest thing I've found that personally made my month by discovering. And that is this radio streaming capability this system brings to the plate. While passing through Kubuntu I stumbled upon it in it's finer glory on Amarok. I also plugged in my ipod and played around with it as well. W/o too much todoo Amarok is the best hands down of anything in this catagory. The radio feature is just the icing on the cake. I tried rythmbox which also claims to provide streaming. But after seeing Amarok's list, and not feeling like looking up radio urls for my entire adult life. I found an even better option thank goodness. Tunapie runs off my xmms player, they both launch instantly, using only 256RAM no less. You can scan 100's of police and fire scanners not just U.S. but some really neat foreign ones as well. How cool is that ? And then I found who knows how many other stations from everywhere in the world. Including Howard Stern's show which I thought you had to pay to get now from Sirrus. I don't care much for his show, but it means if his satellite show is there, chances are good there are many other satellite channels also.I found the armed forces radio network too. Even my xmms had a plug-in for streaming I went out and got that to compare. I haven't mentioned it up until now only beacause it doesn't float my boat much. Last FM is available both as a plug-in and as a independent. I don't like the way they have the station layed out. Thus far I can only figure out how to listen to someone that sounds like someone I like. And it really doesn't do that either very well. It just has a feel like some copywriter's put it together for you to use. I know it probably has some decent things going, it shouldn't make them so hard to find then. Why I would gripe about something free is just a testament to how spoiled you can become using a OS like Ubuntu for a little while.

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