If you haven’t tried the flock browser, you should. Flock is the social web browser, connecting you to all of your online services and people. Flock is currently at version 1, and is built on Mozilla 5. I am writing this post into my blogger account from Flock’s built-in blog poster.
I got my copy from getdeb.net which downloads and installs a flock .deb file. You can also download flock as a .tar.gz file from Flock’s main site and compile it. After I downloaded it and set it up, I changed the icon to the default flock logo available through a Google search. I simply changed the color around the “globe” to the default Gnome panel color in Ubuntu, and ta-da. I was done.
Flock is somewhat different from other web browsers, in the way that it has so many more features. As I mentioned before, Flock is built on Mozilla, so the menu bar and general use is about the same as Firefox. However, that is where the similarities end. On the navigation bar, are links to get you to various services, from flickr, blog tools, photo sharing, feeds, and “People” sidebar. It also allows you to subscribe to feeds and add favorites easier than ever.
I will probably talk more about flock later, but I definately recommend it!
Blogged with Flock
Happy Thanksgiving folks!
In a press release that was released just today on the Ubuntu site says that Edubuntu will be installed on 180,000 Macedonian computers for the students there under the “A Computer for Every Child” project.
That’s a lot of computers…
Here’s the link: http://www.ubuntu.com/news/macedonia-school-computers
I was just scanning the Ubuntu Weekly News 65 on the fridge, and found the “A Merry Ubuntu Christmas” campaign.
Which had me thinking…
Many people are going to be receiving new computers this year. What a better way to say “Merry Christmas!” than giving them an Ubuntu CD, and offering to install Ubuntu on it. Don’t forget, Ubuntu’s free… so it might be a good idea to buy a little something else to go with it!
Thanks to all who attended today’s InstallFest!
It has been quite a day, and I enjoyed every moment of it. In short, it was awesome. Never have I seen so many Ubuntu computers together at one time. For those who missed it, don’t worry — There will be another one in about six months!
In my last post, I have been running both KDE and Xfce in virtual machines. After a couple of operating system switches (back to Ubuntu 7.04 again), I have found that using KDE is slightly different from using Kubuntu. First of all, KDE is the FULL KDE. Kubuntu comes with a slightly lighter-weight version, with personalized apps.
I tried installing gOS, the new OS being installed on computers at Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, I was unable to get the installer running with my RAM.
Now, on to something a little more exciting!
I found a flight simulator called YSFlight Realism. I will probably post more on it later, but here is a crash-course:
YSFlight Realism is based off the flight sim called YSFlight. This application provides over 200 aircraft (enough to keep me busy for a while) and has dogfight and free flight modes, with many different missions. I liked the YSFlight on Windows, but it is even better on Ubuntu! All you do is download the file for Linux, unzip (untar it?) and navigate to the “ysflightrealism” folder, and double click on “ysflight”, the executable. You will then be launched into the program.
Here’s the site: http://flightsimhq.org/ysflight/