Jonathan Carter Blog

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Ubuntu Global Jam Montréal

I’m spending my day at the Ubuntu Global Jam in Montréal. What surprised me most is that after all these years, it’s the first global jam I’ve actually attended. Canonical provided the venue and some yummy refreshments. I managed to...

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First Debian Upload

I woke up this morning to the notification that my first ever Debian upload (sponsored by Vagrant Cascadian) has been accepted into the archives and along with it, my first Debian bug fix! It’s admittingly not the most exciting package,...

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Spacefun for LTSP on Debian

Current LDM Theme in Debian LDM is the display manager used on LTSP clients. In Debian, the upstream LTSP theme is used which looks like this: It’s rather bland and outdated since it doesn’t even use the current LTSP logo....

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New Edubuntu Wallpaper(s)

Some people seem to just love talking about history. I prefer making it! Here’s something a bit more light to distract you from all the history lessons currently on Planet Ubuntu… Current Edubuntu Wallpaper The current Edubuntu wallpaper has served...

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Debian 6.0 (squeeze) is here!

Debian 6.0 is now released! Freshly baked iso images are on the Debian cdimage server and there are torrents available as well. The whole effort is super-impressive. 693 ISO images that span 11 architectures have been generated and tested. There...

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Custom Kernels on Debian

I’ve been running Debian on my laptop for the last two months. Some people were quite surprised about that since I’m such an Ubuntu religious nut and all, but I’ve always liked Debian and running it again have made me...

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Edubuntu Live Welcome

Simple Greeter for Live Systems During the last development cycle we launched Edubuntu WebLive, which uses a Drupal module to create remote users on an application server and connect the user via NX. We thought of popping up a web...

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How do you find new music?

Losing Touch In a few months I’ll be turning 29. That’s old. I don’t care though, I like growing older. I don’t want to be back in school without money to buy new computers, etc. If you’re doing things right,...

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Fonts in Edubuntu

Every now and again, educators ask me where they can get more fonts for Edubuntu. We include great desktop publishing software (scribus-ng, inkscape, gimp, etc) in Edubuntu, but our default font selection is rather dry and uninspiring. A few weeks...

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How do LTSP Fat Clients work?

(Edit 2014-06-29: This entry is now nearly 4 years old, rather please use the LTSP documentation instead as it will be more up to date) What are LTSP Fat Clients anyway‽ Thin clients are a great way to lower initial...

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Ubuntu in Education OpenWeek Session

    I’ll be standing in for Belinda Lopez for the Ubuntu in Education session for Ubuntu Open Week today. I don’t have anything special prepared, but feel free to join in and ask any Ubuntu in Education or even...

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The Maverick Meerkat is Here

Ubuntu 10.10 is released! (and so is Edubuntu!) When Mark Shuttleworth suggested at the last UDS that it would be nice to move the release date earlier to match the 10.10.10 date,  a  lot of people wondered whether it could...

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Edubuntu Maverick News

Close to the end of the Lucid release cycle, I posted an update of what’s been happening in the Edubuntu project. Now seems like a good time to do it again! This release wasn’t as big shake-up as the last...