Ubuntu Math

The version number of Ubuntu is 9.04 and is based on the year and month of release. So 9.04 means 2009 month 04 (April). Therefore given that Ubuntu maintains a 6 month release cycle we can postulate: 4 + 6 = 10 So the new release 9.10 is due this month (October). And...

Ubuntu cannot Ping a FQDN when avahi-daemon is running

My work laptop recently suffered a massive loss of disk space on the Windows XP partition resulting in Ubuntu 9.04 appearing in the boot menu 🙂 but I ran into a ... Problem: I was trying to setup Evolution Exchange by entering the Exchange Server name using the Fully...

Ubuntu 9.04 – jaunty released

I have been running a release candidate version of Ubuntu 9.04 on a laptop for a few months now, and it has given me confidence that the latest version of Ubuntu will be good to install on the desktop. Several of the nagging annoyances that caused me to bypass Ubuntu...

fixme:ntdll: … Can’t find matching timezone

I have Ubuntu 9.04 installed on a laptop. I installed 9.04 by doing a distribution upgrade from 7.04 to 8.04 and finally to 9.04. I tried to run wine recently and came up against this error: fixme:ntdll:find_reg_tz_info Can't find matching timezone This error seems to...

Ubuntu Annoyances

Update: This has been fixed in Ubuntu 9.04. Excellent! tsclient is a Microsoft Remote Desktop work-a-like for Linux only better (it supports VNC, RDP, XDMCP & ICA) The bug: On Ubuntu versions greater than 8.04 it has a _really_ annoying bug. I call it the "tsclient...

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