Sunday, January 9, 2011

How Fast is Ubuntu 10.10???

The following is the promotional video of Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat.
See how fast does your PC boot with Ubuntu 10.10...

See how fast Ubuntu 10.10??? Believe me, it's the real thing. :D

If you're thinking that it's only true if it's freshly installed then I'll give you my testimonial.

I have my Asus K42J laptop with the following specs:
Processor: Intel Core i3 - 350M 2.27GHz
HDD Space: 320GB
Video: ATI Radeon HD5145 1GB

Applications installed that are not included in a freshly installed Ubuntu:
- VLC Media Player
- Pidgin Internet Messenger (Empathy Internet Messaging is the default IM for Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10)
- AWN (one of the heavyweight applications during startup)
- Google Gadgets (one of the heavyweight applications during startup)
- Compiz is enabled (really affects performance because of fancy and cool desktop effects)
- Gimp
- QT4 (complete package)
- Oracle Virtual Box
- Nintendo DS Emulator
- Ubuntu Tweak
- Quanta Plus (for web site development)
- Wammu and Gammu
- Filezilla
- etc...

And also tons of Anime Videos and MP3s stored on my laptop (well I'm a little bit addicted to Japanese Anime :P ).

Boot time? I completely agree with their promotional video :)
After 10 seconds or less, I'm ready to work!!! :D

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Globe Tattoo in Ubuntu

For sure many of you thinks that Globe Tattoo will not work in Ubuntu Linux since for you to be able to surf the internet using the Globe Tattoo USB dongle, you have to execute the provided software which only runs under Windows OS.

And maybe some of you thinks that it's possible to use Globe Tattoo in Ubuntu but needs several tweaks.

Well, all I can say is that, you can use Globe Tattoo or even SUN and SMART USB Modems in Ubuntu and it's not that complicated to setup. Just follow the following steps for you to be able to surf the internet using Globe Tattoo under your Ubuntu Linux box.

1. Plug Globe Tattoo USB device on your PC or laptop.
2. Go to System>Preferences>Network Connections.
3. On Network Connections Window, go to Mobile Broadband tab then click on Add button.
4. The New Mobile Broadband Connection wizard will appear. Follow the following:

 Select the USB Device name then click Forward

Select Philippines then click Forward

Select Globe Telecom then click Forward

Select My plan is not listed... then type for APN then click Forward
For prepaid, use
For postpaid, use

A confirmation screen will appear, just click Apply

5. An edit window will appear, just provide the following information:

6. Click apply. You can now connect to the internet using Globe Tattoo. :D