Tag Archives: Ubuntu

OpenDNS

If, like it just happened to me tonight, your ISP DNS collapse, you can use openDNS. Just manually change the DNS in /etc/resolv.conf

nameserver 208.67.222.222
nameserver 208.67.220.220

Many thanks Stemp for the tip :)

Edit: ne t’inquiètes pas Stemp, je sais que tu as toujours raison :-þ

Share your gutsy install/upgrade experience.

Ubuntuforums are the official support forums for Ubuntu. Many users seek support or help with their Ubuntu system, but not only. The chat areas are also very active. However, when it comes down to the OS, most of the threads are to solve issues, fix things, get encouragements, basically get community help.

As the community grows the forums can fulfill another need: have users come over to get feedback, and if possible, positive feedback.
Frodon has started a thread where you can also share your positive experiences regarding the recent install/upgrade to gutsy, the latest Ubuntu release.

As zasf points it out:

“I’m going to upgrade right now. I wanted to have a look at the forums in order to know some other’s experience before doing it.”

So please, contribute to the thread, answer to the poll, so that your own experience can allow to draw a broader picture of the overall transition to gutsy.

Ubuntuforums updates

WordPress.com tags for Ubuntu and gutsy

You can follow all the posts from wordpress.com tagged with “Ubuntu” or “gutsy” with a rss feed reader:

Ubuntu tag: http://wordpress.com/tag/ubuntu/feed/
Gutsy tag: http://wordpress.com/tag/gutsy/feed/

I do not understand a lot of them, as I only read French and English, but I really like this buzzing community feeling, and I discovered several interesting blogs.
If you were not quite sure that Ubuntu is really popular, here is a proof: I reported several spam blogs tagged with “Ubuntu” (you know, the usual medical or real estate stuff) :D

Bug statuses in Launchpad.

I have been following the discussions on ubuntu-devel, -devel-discuss and -launchpad-users mailing lists regarding the status of Ubuntu bugs. There are many different discussion threads, some of them cross-posted, so it is a little difficult to give all the links (and I may forget one, which I do not want to do).

One particular bug I followed was marked “expired” and I realized I did not understand the different statuses in Launchpad.

Matthew Revell has posted a summary of what happened to all the incomplete bugs earlier last month, and most important, an updated documentation will be available and easier to find for basic contributors such as me.

For now, you can check the Launchpad blog post, which I had not been talking about so far, I was waiting for more infos on the mailing-lists.

Many thanks for all this work!