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Linux Mint 7 on Lenovo 3000 Y410


I’ve just installed Mint 7 on my Lenovo, dual-booting with Windows XP Pro. Hit a few snatch and had to install twice as I am using Acronis True Image 11 with the Startup Recovery option. First of all, if you have Startup Recovery of True Image too, don’t install Grub on the MBR. Grub will […]

Jaunty Jackalope (Ubuntu 9.4) is Here!


Get the desktop version here: http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download. Woohoo!!! Time to have fun this Labor Day weekend!

The 6 Editions of Windows 7


It seems that Microsoft will release 6 editions of Windows 7. More than the number of editions for Vista! However, according to Microsoft, each edition will be a superset of a lower edition. So, you won’t get confused like when choosing Vista where choosing a Business edition means losing some feature of Home Premium and […]

Synergy in Ubuntu 8.10 Lag Problem


Synergy in my spiffy new Ubuntu 8.10 lags when connected to my Windows XP desktop. I don’t have any problems when I am using the Synergy in Windows XP on the same notebook and the same wireless connection. I read in the Hardy Heron forums that the lagging problem can be worked around by starting […]

Intrepid Ibex and the IdeaPad – WiFi now just works!


I’ve just upgraded my Lenovo 3000 Y410 (IdeaPad Y410 in Malaysia) from Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) to 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex). I used the alternate installer CD to install (had a lot of problems to connect the wireless) and after that, the wireless just works! Finally! No more the need to put the Y410 to sleep […]

Office 2007 documents in OpenOffice.org (Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron)


Once Hardy Heron is set up, I need to start working. One of the most important thing is the ability to open and save Microsoft Office 2007 documents. I had no problems with that when I was in openSUSE 10.3 especially after updating to the latest OpenOffice OpenXML translator provided by Novell. In fact, that’s […]

Hardy Heron, The Cool


I downloaded Hardy Heron release while it’s hot. Waited all night (I slept, though). Move my data elsewhere this morning – but lost some due to my mistake and prepare for take-off. By 12.00 pm, Hardy Heron booted Live and I played around a bit. Still, no wireless, bluetooth, or sound although they are detected. […]

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron LTS Just Released!


Yay! I’ve been waiting all day… heh, more like two weeks actually! It was “Coming soon” this morning and I’ve been checking throughout the day. Five minutes ago, I opened Firefox and it’s out so I’m downloading now. The download would take another 2 to 3 hours. But what’s a few hours compared to two […]