Archive for February, 2009

I like the idea of this! It’s a simple proposition and I like the language they’re using. This view is less clear – not everyone knows what “cruft” is but still I’m pleased to see more genuinely useful features like this making their way into my new favourite OS πŸ™‚


It’s called Daytum and I am in love with it. You can see my page here. Watch the video below for an intro. Daytum Screencast: Panel Basics from Nicholas Felton on Vimeo.


Karmic Koala!

21Feb09

Version 9.04 of Ubuntu isn’t even out yet and the big reveal on 9.10 has been made. The new version will be called Karmic Koala! πŸ™‚ More about the next release due in October here.


Newtifications!

20Feb09

I braved a system update this evening – there were over 200 stacked up so I figured it was time to give it a try. To my delight along with some audio improvements my system boasts new versions of some of the notifications that I was talking about in a previous post. These notifications are […]


I’m quite liking the alerts in Jaunty. A friend described them as big and ugly but I like their appearance. One thing I am wondering about is the timer – seen here as a little green pacman. I’d love to know what the rationale is for telling people how long a message will display for.


I cannot believe that a 3am install is recommended. This is a laptop! At 3am it’s turned off?! It’s hard to believe just how pony Windows is sometimes!


If you’re interested the release schedule for Jaunty is here. Next release is 26th February and I’ll be there to tell you what’s changed! Probably not a lot … but still πŸ™‚