Monthly archives: August 2007

Versions of Ubuntu

A new version of Ubuntu is released every 6 months and usually supported for for 18  (with the exception of L.T.R – long time support- release which is supported for 3 years)

The numbering scheme of each release is the year of release followed by the month of release.These releases referred to by their nicknames, usually involving alliteration, an adjective, and an animal.
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About the Name


The name Ubuntu is a South African ethical ideology focusing on  people’s allegiances and relations with each other. The word comes from the Zulu and Xhosa languages. Ubuntu  (pronounced “oo-BOON-too”) is seen as a traditional African concept, is regarded as one of the founding principles of the new republic of South Africa  and is connected to the idea of an African Renaissance.
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What is Ubuntu


what is Ubuntu

Ubuntu is an entirely open source operating system built around the Linux kernel. The Ubuntu community is built around the ideals enshrined in the Ubuntu Philosophy: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customize and alter their software in whatever way they see fit. For those reasons:
Ubuntu will always be free of charge, and there is no extra fee for the “enterprise edition,” the best work is made for every individual and available to everyone on the same Free terms.  —Canonical will actually ship Ubuntu CDs (worldwide) and pay for the shipping as well. Granted, these freely shipped CDs can take around two months to arrive, but you can’t really complain if you’re not paying for postage.
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Pimp Your XP

Normal XP Normal

Pimped XP Pimped

You most have seen how cool Vista, Ubuntu, and OSX all look with their Aero, Beryl, and Tiger looks. Windows XP users have to content with their rather dull looking interface.But you too can spice up your Good old XP by showing it some pimping love, fortunately most of the programs we need to do this are freewares and can be downloaded here in my blog. Would also include very cool stuffs like applications and codec’s that would further increase your user experience on windows XP .

Note-these article is not about making your Xp look like vista or any other OS for that matter no! .rather it is about adding style to your PC while still retaining the unique Xp look.

What you need

Google desktop Enterprise

Yahoo Widgets

Desktop X

Zune XP theme

Window Defender

Object Dock

Calledos wallpaper changer


K-lite codec

Orbit download manager

Zune Player


Lets Get Started


– To start the pimping we need to change the look of your PC that boring blue XP theme would be changed and to do this we would download the Zune theme which was released by Microsoft. The Zune Theme is a special Windows XP Theme. Designed to look like its new Zune portable media player. This is an official skin for Windows XP that has a dark grey style and orange Start menu.It is really cool and i promise you that once you have installed it you will never get enough of it. Download

zune theme taskbar

Get a Dock

One of the best application i ever used on an XP system was Object dock.(i still use it on vista) Object dock is a program that enables users to organize their shortcuts, programs and running tasks into an attractive and fun animated Dock. By allowing users to have more control over how they organize their desktop, users can take control of their desktop icons and shortcuts to have them be available when where and how they need them. All this with the unique style and top-rate performance. Once you have Downloaded and installed Object Dock you can drag any application or its shortcut to the dock and it would save it as a shortcut to the application. And any time you need just click on the icon on the dock and wala! there you have it. you can even customize the looks,animation and background of your dock to what you want you can change the icons of any of the programs in the dock to any one of the icons available on this page for download.

object dock object dock 2
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