Installing Ubuntu Linux

I thought I was gonna write something about installing Ubuntu earlier. Even the Ubuntu free CD is already received, think I should at least say something about installing Ubuntu. I’ve been searching for tutorial on installing Ubuntu before I started installing it to my desktop computer. Detailed tutorials sometimes just make things more complicated. So, I just follow the instructions available when running the Ubuntu CD (I downloaded the image and burnt it to CD) – and it’s actually very easy, just like how you install an application in Windows.

But before installing Ubuntu, we should know the requirements, although it can be supported by almost every system, even older systems.

Minimum Hardware Requirements
– 700 MHz or better processor
– 256MB of memory
– CD-ROM drive
– Ethernet interface
– VGA graphics interface
– 3GB of available disk space

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Ubuntu 7.04 CD Received

Ubuntu Received

Earlier end of last month, I mentioned about ordering a free Ubuntu Linux CD. And today I finally received it. ^^ Happy!! This time is a newer and for the mean time the latest version of Ubuntu Linux (version 7.04, unlike the one I downloaded earlier which is version 6.06) Since I already installed Ubuntu Linux 6.06 to my PC, I will make this CD one of my collections.

Ubuntu Received

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Guzheng: Amazing Grace

I believe that “Amazing Grace” is a well known song for most of us. But have you ever heard of a guzheng (Chinese zither) version? Check this out! It’s played by a guy from Singapore under the name of coligar. Basically, he will upload his pieces of work to YouTube. I always enjoy his music – be it Chinese traditional songs or well known songs around us.

Domain Name Activated!!

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This is so exciting!! (At least for me, it is!) Yesterday,I finally received an email from the hosting company that I’ve signed up for. And guess what? My domain name is activated and now it’s available. Well, if you are wondering, I just bought a domain name but not web space. So, I still can manage to pay it. =PWell, hope I can keep blogging – though *NOT* a “pro”. I just love to blog whatever I think it’s worth sharing with others.

So, if it happens that you bookmarking my blog, you can use the new address now – http://www.xiaoyenzi.com

Make Windows XP looks like Ubuntu Linux

Recently, I’m crazy of Ubuntu Linux – although I haven’t successfully install it to my computer. Then, I was thinking, how about changing the look of my Windows XP desktop to look like a Ubuntu Linux’s desktop? Because what I like most about Ubuntu Linux, is its interface! Google a while, and I found a tutorial from Manas’ blog. A very well-done tutorial is written there.

I am not going to show the tutorial here, as you can find the complete and updated tutorial from the original author (click here) All credits go to the person who created all the lovely styles and of course the author of the tutorial.

This is what my desktop looks like now, after the customization:
My orange desktop with big big icons <3
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Ubuntu Linux: What & Why?

Previously, I’ve said that I wanted to learn Ubuntu Linux. I’m totally a newbie with Linux operating system. Therefore, I think it is important for me to start from the very beginning with the question ‘What’ and ‘Why’. So, I will blog along my way during the process of learning Ubuntu.

After reading a few articles available from the net, I came up with a conclusion for beginners like me. Before we look into Ubuntu, there are 3 keywords we need to know: GNU, Debian and Gnome.

GNU
GNU – Computer operating system composed entirely of free software. Linux is developed based on the GNU Project, thus, it is also known as GNU/Linux. Continue reading “Ubuntu Linux: What & Why?”

Happy Chinese New Year

Greetings everyone!
Wish you a very prosperous Chinese New Year – the year of Pig.
As a gamer, I played a song called Gong Xi Jam in O2Jam to wish all of you Happy Chinese New Year!!!

Song Info
– Game: O2Jam
– Song Name: Gong Xi Jam
– Song Level: 4 (Easy Mode)
– Speed: X3Gong Xi Fa Cai!!

HAPPY 2007!

Jan A.P.P.L.E Magazine
~HAPPY NEW YEAR~
You don’t have to be excited
You don’t have to be depressed
Time never waits…
2006 has gone
and comes a new born 2007It’s just an ordinary day
But here come my wish to all my visitors
a Happy 2007
and may you live in prosperity
^^