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Ubuntu Linux 8.04 Released

by eric on April 24th, 2008 in: LinuxOpen Source

Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (codenamed ‘Hardy Heron’) was released today and is available for download here.

If you don’t have broadband, you can also request free CDs.

Linux Fest Northwest 2008

by eric on April 21st, 2008 in: LinuxOpen Source

Linux Fest Northwest 2008 is April 26 & 27 at Bellingham Technical College in Bellingham, Washington!

I had a great time last year and even won a Silicon Mechanics server.

I’ll be making the geek pilgrimage again this year and hope to see you there. 🙂

Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) LTS

by eric on April 21st, 2008 in: LinuxOpen Source

Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (Hardy Heron) LTS will be formally released on April 24, 2008 and I’m excited.

Aside from some of the new and updated features, I’m thrilled that it’s a Long Term Support release, which means Canonical will support it for 3 years on desktops and 5 years on servers.

Since the quality of Linux distributions has increased tremendously over the last few years, I’ve been growing out of my distro hopping tendencies and want a release that I can stick with for a long time. For now, Ubuntu is it.

WordPress 2.5 Released

by eric on April 1st, 2008 in: Open SourceWordPress

WordPress 2.5 was released on March 29th and it includes a host of changes and improvements.

One of my favorite (although widely disputed) changes is the usability overhaul of the admin user interface.
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Use Your Own WordPress URL as an OpenID

by eric on August 9th, 2007 in: Open SourceWordPress

Want to use your own URL as your OpenID login?

The OpenID Delegate WordPress Plugin helps you easily setup a WordPress-powered site URL as your OpenID login.

Within a total of 10 minutes, I got my free OpenID from MyOpenID.com, installed and configured this plugin, and tested it out. Viola!

For more info on OpenID, check out: