Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Yes it's true as with many other sites JULinux8 has picked up a lot of steam and has been gaining publicity.
"The Famous Software Award has been initiated by Download.FamousWhy.com to recognize "Famous Software", which come up with innovative and efficient ways to reflect the best relationship with users assuring their satisfaction."
Of course this only begs the question why hasn't Distrowatch.com listed us yet? According to Distrowatch.com we need you to send more e-mails to firstname.lastname@example.org asking them to list it.
We have been listed on a lot of other sites as well now. But Distrowatch.com won't put us on the cover of the rolling stone.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Our Post on SF.net:
The reaction we have received from the Linux community after releasing JULinux8 Stable .1.8.2 has been terrific.
Several sites have listed me and provided me with alternative mirrors for my distribution.
Several places on Facebook and other social sites.
just to name a few.
We have a new mirror. Linuxfreedom.com has given us FTP access to upload our .iso files to their site. That's really cool!...
What we need from you is your help as a JULinux8 user to promote JULinux and get it listed on Distrowatch.com. We only need you to do three things to do this.
1. Send an e-mail to email@example.com requesting that they add JULinux to distrowatch.com
2. Go here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/ultumix/ and give us a thumbs up rating and a short review with the rating.
3. Go here: https://sourceforge.net/apps/aguestbook/ultumix/sign.php and sign our guest book and give us a 5 rating.
And for extra credit Go Here: http://linuxtracker.org/index.php?page=torrent-details&id=20116f9f0d89a8619d9e86b8f255ad5c3f8c912b#comments and digg, buzz, and tweet it and of course share this article on Facebook and all the other sites.
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Monday, July 12, 2010
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Friday, May 28, 2010
Picture from: http://www.skuggen.com/?p=1922
What do you get when you take (inspired by Macintosh) + Canotical + and Ubuntu (what use to be a community distribution) and put them together? You get Macinotical or Ubuntu 10.04. When people using JULinux upgrade to 10.04 the most noticeable difference is that while it still looks and acts like Windows the minimise, restore, and close button switch sides on the screen even if some how you missed the fact that the startup changed as well. So why does Ubuntu keep changing their boot? Maybe they are sick and tired of people like me coming along, cleaning up their bugs, and remastering Ubuntu into a distribution that works. I don't know.
I've had people call me and ask why Justin does your JULinux distribution work right and Ubuntu suck? Well maybe that's because I fix all the bugs I can find. What really gets me is why other people who are approved as official remasters don't fix these bugs. One bug is Pulse Audio. Just having it can cause tons of problems for people with the wrong hardware not to mention you loose control over your audio hardware. So in this instance I revert to something that I know works on every system. (ALSA). It's little things like this that add up to a very happy user.
One thing to note is that this year Apple made more sales than Microsoft. Ya that's right! So maybe that's why Ubuntu has switched gears and gone in the Mac Attack Direction.
It's almost impossible anyway to convert a Macintosh user to Linux. Usually I don't even try.
In this one case I may make an exception. One of my cousins who uses an Apple Laptop came and showed me his system was unable to attach / upload anything to the net. Didn't matter if he used Safari or Firefox. WOW! So If Linux can run his games there really isn't a reason for him to keep using his Mac OS.
Most of the time however most people will take their Macs to the grave with them. I'm not sure why. Personally I hate Macs especially the new ones that have those cheap quad core Intel heating elements inside. But of course you need to pay over $1,000 to get one. That way you can heat your apartment while using your computer.
So then we must ask the question is all this "Green" or environmentally friendly? Linux uses very low system resources to do a task. Windows Vista and 7 however use tons of hardware resources (check the minimum hardware requirements) to do the same thing Linux does. While Macs run ok they sure put out a lot of heat and use a lot of electricity thanks to Intel.
That's why (I'm not selling anything here) you should buy a computer (from me or someone else) that has an AMD processor, NVIDIA graphics, and Linux installed to be as environmentally friendly as you can if you believe in being green.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
"I just started using julinux a few days ago. So far it has been easy to switch from Windows XP and I'm just barely computer literate!" Glenda Rockefeller
"For me, I like to make the analogy that my operating system is like my car -- I know there's no real magic, but there HAS to be a certain minimum level of maintenance -- I hate to work on a car!, but I like less being relegated to a ditch at night in the rain with no idea of what to do to get on down the road. With an operating system, I like "toughness", dependability and keeping "being broken down" by viruses, stupid things I did, and speed. JULINUX does these things for me and I have far fewer problems with Linux/Ubuntu than any other system I have tried -- it's great!"
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
I visited a customer running Windows XP on two computers. They are using Wild Blue Internet (a dish). The ping rates were at 1500ms to Google.com (usual pings on this type of connection are between 150 - 500ms) So the first thing I did was reboot the PC and boot a Live Linux environment where no Windows problems could interfere. Still I could not get a solid
After calling the local Wild Blue Tech and asking him what to do I unplugged the router, plugged the computer directly into the modem, rebooted both the modem and the computer. What I found next was very disturbing to Wild Blue and Direct TV. The modem was in bridged mode and neither the installer, Wild Blue, or Direct TV did this.
After getting threw to Direct TV (can't call Wild Blue directly for this account) it was explained to me that the user had exceeded their uploading bandwidth for that month. WAIT! First of all don't most of us download too much stuff and not upload it? Second of all the only use for this computer was E-Mail, web browsing, and typing / printing.
Figured it out yet?
The first guess the Direct TV tech had was that a torrent client was in
use. WRONG! My guess was a Zombie Virus was in use. Correct!
What is a Zombie Virus? Oh just a virus that takes over any and all Windows computers and does the hacker's bidding. In this case uploading. This hacker also managed to hack into and alter the settings of the user's router and modem! WOW!
Why would the hacker do this? Well by putting the modem into bridged mode this removes the main firewall / NAT from the network allowing the hacker transparent access into the network.
According to Direct TV only they or Wild Blue could get into the modem and program it remotely and you can't locally. There is no reset switch on the Modem either.
Because of this the customer's Internet was shut off by Wild Blue and they were penalized. We are attempting to get this taken off the account, get the modem reprogrammed, and we are dumping Windows for Linux putting the user back in control of their own computer.
So add this one to the list among the viruses that take out computer Bioses turning a Windows computer into a useless brick to be put into a landfill, identity theft, etc.
So just remember to keep using Windows because after all your use to using it. :D Or of course you could www.justuselinux.com
Friday, March 12, 2010
As we all know it's not just enough for Linux to be fast, stable, reliable, run millions of programs, be easy to use, and compatible with everything but for the Windows user it also has to look comfortable, familiar, save in Microsoft compatible formats by default (so their friends can open their files), have a babysitting feature where they can call for support for free, etc.
My DAD always complains that Linux looks too bland. ??? Even with Compiz, 3D desktop, Vista / 7 themes and everything, for some reason he thinks XP actually looks better ???
To be perfectly honest I hate flashy things on the desktop because they slow down your computer and cause video games to crash on occasion. It's nice if you want to show off or if your customer likes flashy things and they don't do a lot of gaming. I'm not planning on removing it from the distribution unless I need to save space.
I did find that in my 64 bit distribution by removing the usplash it boots in 30 seconds. I'm having trouble with my GUI config in the /etc/skel but I think I found a work around for that. It's the same bug in the 32 bit CD version. What I plan to do is include my install script that I have that makes JULinux look like JULinuXP in a hidden directory on the desktop as well as the installer also hidden. This way the Finish_Install.sh will first execute my theme script and make sure the Desktop looks all nice and pretty before doing anything else.
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
This is going to be really cool! I've figured out a way to give users even more of what they want out of Linux by customizing everything a little further in Ubuntu 9.10. I finally found a newer distribution I'm happy with. I'm not sure if I'll wait to put the install scripts together before I deploy an alpha version or not but it's going to be fun. I can't give you all the details yet but it will sure beat 0.1.5.0c.