Ubuntu Release Party Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad

On Saturday 8th May 2010, Ubuntu Pakistanis from three major cities of Pakistan gathered to celebrate the release of Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. This was for the first time that we arranged a release party and we were very excited about that. However, our Loco Team administrator did not share our enthusiasm but that didn’t … Continue reading →

Google Chrome Operating System and Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx has arrived and it is getting rave reviews. It is quick and easy to install, boots faster and has a clutter free desktop. But, instead of writing a review for 10.04, which I am using for last whole week now, I decided to write a review of Google Chrome and how … Continue reading →

Installing Urdu Support in Ubuntu

This is an update to the previous guide “Enabling Urdu Support in Ubuntu“. If you are using Ubuntu 9.04 or higher than you should follow the steps below to install Urdu read write support in your Ubuntu Linux Operating System. Ubuntu has the best support for Urdu Language, it renders Urdu fonts beautifully and using … Continue reading →

Five Reasons to use Ubuntu 9.10

Ubuntu released it’s new version Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala nearly the same time when Microsoft’s highly anticipated Windows 7 came into the market. This post is not a comparison of the two operating systems (If you want here is an unbiased comparison). This post is a simple attempt to describe some important qualities of Ubuntu. … Continue reading →

Trying Kubuntu Karmic Koala (Beta)

Two days ago I installed Kubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Beta on my Acer Travelmate 5730. I often try KDE based distros hoping that I will eventually find something that doesn’t crash often. Kubuntu 9.10 Beta Karmic Koala is improved in many ways. The new installer Bling is beautiful yet simple. Installation went smooth and finished … Continue reading →

Twitter Applications on Ubuntu Linux

I am using twitter a lot since last few days (Follow me) and naturally I looked around for applications that I can install on my Ubuntu Linux to make tweeting easier. I fired up Synaptic and found these two applications: Twitux A GTK+ Twitter client, using Twitux I can send messages to twitter without opening … Continue reading →

Ubuntu Stories

Ubuntu Story is a new web site promoting Ubuntu by sharing the stories of people who use Ubuntu as their operating system. The web site has a beautiful design that highlights the key benefits of using Ubuntu Linux. These key benefits are: Flexibility Speed Simplicity Appearance Stability Freedom Security Community Most user stories revolve around … Continue reading →

Whats New in Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron (Beta)

Today I downloaded and installed Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron Beta version. There are several new things in this upcoming Ubuntu version. First of all it is a long term support version, which means that if you install it you will receive support and updates for up to three years and that will be totally free … Continue reading →