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Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Resolution Setup

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron has many new improvements, enhancements and features but what good are they if you can’t see your screen properly. The screen resolution is always a concern while setting up a new operating system. The resolution setup may vary for different graphics cards and their drivers. Upon opening the Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron desktop select the Gnome main menu by clicking on System — Preferences — Screen Resolution.

Each user is allowed to have a separate resolution that fits their individual needs so no root password is needed to change this or for other items in the “Preferences” menu. Selecting Screen Resolution from the menu brings you to the Monitor Resolution Settings window. Here you can manually adjust the resolution, refresh rate rotation, or select the detect displays button to have Ubuntu automatically detect your display settings.

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Ubuntu 8.04 Has Inkscape

April 24, 2008 Leave a comment

A new addition to Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron is Inkscape, a drawing program that has similar features to popular drawing applications like Illustrator, Freehand, and Corel Draw. Inkscape allows users to create illustrations that works best for all professional print and electronic projects while maintaining W3C compliant XML, SVG, and CSS2 standards. Like many other of the popular drawing applications Inkscape uses nodes, curves, lines and shapes together to create a finished product. Inkscape contains all of the industry standard tools you would expect from a drawing applications and some unique tools of its’ own.

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Burn CDs/DVDs on Ubuntu 8.04 With Brasero

April 23, 2008 Leave a comment

Many burning applications can give you a huge selection of features but few are as simple and effective for what I do than the Brasero Burner. I’m into Ubuntu for the long haul and was very happy to see Brasero included with the new Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron because of its simplicity and useful features. Brasero will replace the Serpentine burner on the new Ubuntu 8.o4.

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Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Gnome 2.22

April 22, 2008 Leave a comment

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron uses the latest version of Gnome, Gnome 2.22 which is full of enhancements. Also this release includes hundreds of bug fixes and user-requested improvements. Gnome 2.22 is a popular, multi-platform desktop environment with ease of use and stability high on the priority list. One addition I noticed while using Gnome 2.22 on my Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron desktop was the new Nautilus that uses GVFS as its backend. GVFS allows you to fix Nautilus problems like restoring files from trash, pause and undo file operations, and it works with Policy Kit to escalate user privileges. In addition to all of this it also brings an always welcome performance boost to many applications.

The world clock applet was also a nice feature to the Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Gnome 2.22 desktop. The time and weather can be displayed in multiple locations and are easily configured in detail. You may even create multiple profiles for different locations. Other features I’ve found useful are the Evolution Email is now the Evolution Mail and Calendar in the Gnome 2.22 menu. Evolution has been improved with Google calendars and custom message labels and now you can even add your Evolution contacts to the Deskbar in Gnome 2.22.

A release every six months makes watching Gnome develop is very exciting. The next release Gnome 2.24, is already in process and will hopefully offer many more improvements including a new version of the Ekiga VoIP client, Empathy instant messaging, column and list views in file manager, and so much more. To view the Gnome roadmap click here

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Wubi on Ubuntu 8.04

April 21, 2008 Leave a comment

Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron includes the Wubi installation feature which is a brand new way for Windows users to install Ubuntu by using an .exe file. With no dedicated partition and no affect on the current bootloader users can dual boot. Select wubi .exe from the CD root folder and Ubuntu will install like any other windows application.

I’m happy to see this included with Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron because it makes it that much easier for Windows users to get used to Ubuntu and other Linux distributions without affecting their current system setup.

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Ubuntu 10 day Countdown

April 12, 2008 Leave a comment

We are now getting real close to the Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron 10 day countdown. HOORAY!

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