Crunchbang Statler 10: First Look

I was excited when Canonical decided to remodel Ubuntu’s interface with Unity shell. I spent some times installed it and configured it. There are still some bugs in it (at that time), and I decided to try GNOME 3. When I was using GNOME3, I do some works with Hadoop. I use Netbeans and run Hadoop to test out my program. My computer is like screaming when I was testing my Hadoop jobs. Then, I decided to use a minimalistic and lightweight desktop manager, something like LXDE or OpenBox. After spend some times using LXDE in Linux Mint 11 Katya, I stumbled into this minimalistic dark Linux distribution website. The name of the distro is Crunchbang. Continue reading

Conecting to DSL from Ubuntu 8.10

Finally, my Ubuntu shipping has arrived yesterday. Without waiting, I installed this OS to my machine. You know, open source OS like Linux, depends on its repositories in the clouds. So, I figured it out how to connect via my DSL internet connection using this distribution. This is how I do it:

  1. Turn on your modem and plug in your LAN Cable from modem to your ethernet device.
  2. Right click your Network Manager Applet (located on top right of your Ubuntu desktop) and click on Edit Connection.
  3. Pick the DSL tab and Click on the Add button.
  4. A window will appear, and on the DSL tab enter your username, service name, and password.

    I’m on Indonesia, and using Telkom Speedy service. So this is my configuration:
    Connection Name: Speedy
    Username: myusername@telkom.net
    Service: speedy
    Password: myspeedypassword

  5. Click OK when you’re done, and exit the Network Manager.
  6. Next, left clik on the Network Manager Applet and click on connection name we configured on previous step. In my case, the connection name was Speedy.
  7. Wait until they connecting to the server, and when it’s done, there you go,, you’ve been connected.

Go ahead and try it. I’m waiting for your comment.

Waiting for OS

Really, when campus’s license now gone, I was thinking about finding some alternatives. There were two OS that caught my attention.

The first one: Ubuntu. Who doesn’t know this the DistroWatch’s most-popular-linux-distribution? It’s simple, easy to use, and has great repositories. I’ve been using this OS for almost two years now, and it’s just get better on every new version released. Because of my bandwidth limitation, I ordered a copy of it last month. It hasn’t arrive yet (since I write this).

The second OS that made me curious was OpenSolaris. It has unique features like ZFS and Time Slider. I really want to try it. Even it still young, it’s already a worthy opponent of Ubuntu. I’ve ordered a copy too, but same as Ubuntu, it hasn’t arrived yet.

I think I’ll just be patient and wait. Hope they will come soon..