Please go to clarifylinux.org  for future posts. 


well, after about 3 weeks of not being able to access my blog on tumblr (it never loads) and haing tried to contact support, i give up.  I’m moving the blog back to blogger. 

Not only that, but lately, I’ve had a lot of criticism of Ubuntu.  Though I believe they DO A LOT for the marketing of Linux into the mainstream, I am not happy that they seem to be abandoning the desktop  for the mobile paradigm.  

Mark Shuttleworths comments which pretty much ended my love of Ubuntu was when he suggested that users who do not contribute code, have no  interest in the direction of Ubuntu. 

"…Nobody has a right to expect someone else to devote their time to a mission in which they have no interest".

Canonical is a business, I forgot about that. It’s not a bad thing. I however, forgot this and got myself wrapped up in the community. 

At any rate… before I go into a rant…. I am moving everything over to www.clarifylinux.org — on blogger. 

If you can actually read this, that’s nice. I haven’t seen this blog in 3 weeks. Only the dashboard. 


No idea what’s going on but the clarifyubuntu site comes up blank for me.


15 Things I Did After Installing New Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot

I still haven’t managed to give up on my (now) old school Gnome2 desktop so I haven’t yet made the full leap to Unity (BLAH!) or Gnome3 (Ugh!). 

Though I continue to support Ubuntu I believe the choice of Unity was simply *bad*. 

For those if you a bit braver, hop on over to this article where they provide some nice pointers on Ocelot. 

EDIT: and if that wasn’t enough, head on over to webupd8.


Ubuntu Upgrade a Mixed Bag at Best

I must say, I’m getting more disappointed with both Ubuntu and Gnome by the day. Couldn’t agree with this article more.


Linux directory structure explained

One of the largest hurdles with learning Linux is always the directory structure. While not complicated it is very different from any Windows based operating system which is where most new Linux learners come from. Here’s a quick explanation of the most important directories on a Linux distribution.


If you are using Google chrome Beta or Developer builds (possibly stable but I haven’t checked) you can enable Google cloud print for printing Google Docs. 

To do this simply enter “About:flags” in the URL bar and click enter.  Scroll down and enable both the “Print Preview” and “Google Cloud Print”. At the bottom of the page you will save the settings. 

Now, in a document, when you click on the print button

You will be shown a print preview of the document

Notice the “destination” drop-down menu. If you have already set-up Google cloud printing you should have “cloud printers” as a destination. 

Now, just select the right one and happy printing :)

UPDATE: I just realized, with both flags enabled, it allows cloud printing from *any* print job from the browser (not just from Docs). Cool :)


From OMG Ubuntu!

Is your Master Boot Record royally messed up?Who needs Live CDs? This video tutorial will show you how you can use an Ubuntu Live USB drive to do a complete reinstall of GRUB, even when your boot device is inaccessible.

Commands used in this video:sudo mount /dev/sda5 /mnt  *****Using the linux installation on your hard drive instead of /dev/sda5sudo mount –bind /dev /mnt/devsudo mount –bind /proc /mnt/procsudo mount –bind /sys /mnt/syssudo chroot /mntgrub-install /dev/sda *****Using your boot device instead of /dev/sdaCTRL-Dsudo umount /mnt/devsudo umount /mnt/procsudo umount /mnt/syssudo umount /mnt

This video was produced on Linux and edited entirely using open source programs. Intro made in Ubuntu by Yazlanka – Outtro made in Blender by Wayne Tedder


"How to Create Samba (Windows) Shares in Linux the Easy Way


When you’re using Linux, a popular way to share files with Windows is via Samba. For beginners, it can be a real pain to configure it manually, but with the right tool, it’s as easy as pie.

Way back in 2007, we showed you how to install Samba on Ubuntu. Things haven’t changed much, except that there are more ways to configure it. If you don’t have Samba installed and you aren’t afraid of the command-line, just follow the first step in that article and rejoin us here for the rest. If that’s a bit too intimidating, just scroll down.

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- How to Create Samba (Windows) Shares in Linux the Easy Way http://bit.ly/okYZDu