Posts tagged ‘Ubuntu 9.04’

First Look: Jolicloud 1.0

Linux Mint 9 got a little to heavy for my little netbook, Vesla (Asus Eee 900), so right now I’m testing Jolicloud 1.0.

I’ve tested the previous version before, and wasn’t really impressed; it looked like Ubuntu Netbook Edition just with another software installer, and if I had to choose between the two then I would go for UNE.

But when I installed Joulicloud 1.0 it was really different, it no longer looks like a UNE clone, and this screenshot speaks for itself:

From Wikipedia:

Version 1.0 of the operating system incorporates a user interface built with HTML5 that includes an application launcher, a library of compatible applications with one-click installation and removal, a display of all machines associated with user account, and a social activity stream that enables users to compare installed applications. The launcher displays only those applications supported on the library, but that launcher can be viewed from any machine running Jolicloud. Account management is available from any computer with an HTML5-compatible browser.

The installation went nicely, but for some reason Jolicloud really wanted to unmount my hard drive. I also had some trouble with “activating” my netbook on wifi and I had to use a my Ethernet cable to be able to see a drop-down menu that I needed to get it to work (Bad Jolicloud!)… Besides that everything seems to work out of the box on my Asus Eee 900. I’ve also tested it on the Aspire One 751h of a  friend of mine, and it worked out of the box there as well, even though it usually doesn’t play well with GNU/Linux distros. So I have to say that I’m actually really impressed with Jolicloud’s list over compatible devices ^^

When it comes to software I’m missing lot of packages like for example Okular (had to force Jolicloud into accepting in the terminal) and Exaile. It’s also based on Ubuntu 9.10 which means that it won’t Jolicloud wont packages from newer Ubuntu versions like for example Spotify for Linux.

But overall I like it (even if I want more programs and more possibilities for customisation) and since it passed my Dropbox-and-Okular-test, I’m going to try it for some days. So don’t be surprised if you see some Jolicloud updates here in the next few days (for example about how to install Okular in Jolicloud 1.0 :P).


07/08/2010 at 23:11 Leave a comment

How to make desktop shortcuts to Java programs in Ubuntu

My first problem when I changed from Windows XP to Ubuntu was: How do I get CGoban (Java Program) to work in Ubuntu? And how do I get it to launch from my desktop?

  1. Download CGoban from KGS, and choose to save it [link]
    (I will recommend you to save it in your home directory so it’s easier to find)
  2. Open it Java Web Start (right click and choose) to check that the file works
  3. Go to your desktop and right click choose the option from the menu that makes you create a short cut.
  4. Write in your preferences (NOTE: You have to choose the option that makes it open your file as a “location”)

To make CGoban appear in you menu just do the same in you menu editor (right click at he Ubuntu icon on the start menu)

If you want to make a customised icon for CGoban it’s really easy just click on the icon in Preferences and choose the icon you like (you can even choose a picture).

My icon is actually Bergen Goklubb’s logo (which I designed by the way) ^^

CGoban running like a charm in Ubuntu 9.04:

11/05/2009 at 10:05 Leave a comment

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