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21 Feb 09 Kubuntu 8.10 with KDE 4.2 – Rocking Combination

I installed Windows Vista on my Home PC when I bought it last year. It was running fine on my PC but it could be because of high-end configuration of my system (Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB RAM and Nvidia GeForce 8600GT 256MB Graphics card).

But couple of weeks back, I asked myself “Am I depending more on Microsoft?”. Being Microsoft hater, I decided to completely remove vista and install Linux. Then I installed Kubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) 64bit edition. But I could not completely avoid using Windows because of some windows-only software. So, I installed Windows XP using VMware.

Kubuntu (Ubuntu with KDE) is the best User-Friendly Linux distribution available for PCs. I feel even linux newbies can start using it right away very easily. Kubuntu 8.10 came with KDE 4.1 and I upgraded it to KDE 4.2. It has cool Plasma effects (similar to Aero in Vista).

I am not new to linux, but its the first time I’m using it for everything (almost ;) .. Check out few screenshots of rocking combination Kubuntu 8.10 and KDE 4.2 on my Home PC.

Desktop with Transparent Terminal

Desktop with Transparent Terminal

Watching TV and Running Windows XP

Watching TV and Running Windows XP

Doing Office Work using Remote Desktop and Watching Movie

Doing Office Work using Remote Desktop and Watching Movie

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02 Jan 09 Happy New Year 2009

2009

Friends, New Year Greetings.. Hope you guys would start doing something useful atleast this year…. like me ;)

haha.. Just Kidding.. Have a Joyful Year.. :)

12 Dec 08 Wake Up listening to your favorite Song

Citrus Alarm Clock

Citrus Alarm Clock

Being a very very very lazy guy, I used to wake up at around 7 or 8 AM in the Morning. But three months back, I decided to wake up early and bought traditional Alarm Clock.

The alarm clock idea was successful for 2 months and I was getting up early. But the problem was with the annoying and irritating sound it makes. I used to feel like breaking the clock in to pieces.. Actually I did that a month back, but not intentionally, when I woke from deep sleep at 5′o Clock in the morning. After that, I was back to normal timings (7 to 8 AM). I did not buy new clock as I was happy with out that annoying sound.

Last week, I got an idea and searched google for alarm softwares. First result was Citrus Alarm Clock and I immediately downloaded it. And as expected, it has feature to set a song/mp3 as alarm notification. Only issue with this software is, its 30 day trial version. I might try some other software after it expires.

I have configured it to play “Nanani Neevani” song from Kotha Bagaru Lokam. Its really nice waking up listening to sweet music. Am loving it :)

Update: Couple of my friends asked me whether I will keep my system ON whole night. FYI: My system would be running 24×7 downloading Movies, Games and/or Software and I have BSNL Dataone Home 1350 Unlimited 512/256 kbps internet connection ;)

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