Archive for March, 2010
Mozilla’s decision to offer users of Firefox 3.5 to automatically upgrade to 3.6 seems to be paying off quite well:
From looking at some web statistics that I generated from leading web sites, this is how the browser market place looks for the top 95% of web users:
A chroot environment is simply a directory – inside which you can find a file system hierarchy exactly like your original operating system. You can then use the UNIX
chroot command to open a shell in that directory so that command running under that shell see only the chroot environment and can’t mess up your system. This is very useful for many different reasons – for example if you want to build some software packages and you don’t want their build dependencies to pollute your real system.
Building a chroot environment is not difficult at all using the right tools, and YUM – the CentOS installation tool – has what you need.
As we’ve know for quite a long time now, Ubuntu is aiming to look and behave as much like Mac as possible(1) – we’ve already seen the Growl-like on screen notifications (which are rather cool) and here is the next major user interface change:
In Ubuntu 10.04 – due to be released on late April of this year – the window buttons (close, maximize,minimize) will be on the left side of the window! See here for the branding screenshots.
- within 2 years Mark Shuttleworth said in 2008, so he’s clearly running out of time [↩]