Friday, February 24, 2012

How to Install MintMenu in Ubuntu 11.10 (MATE DE)

Ubuntu introduced the Unity interface back in Ubuntu 10.10 release (for netbooks). In Ubuntu 11.04, Unity has been a default desktop environment for its graphical user interface, and will continue to the versions of Ubuntu, including the latest stable release Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot.

Some people just don't get used to the new interface, so they have been trying to find alternatives. One of the alternatives is MATE, a new desktop environment forked from GNOME 2.

In this article, I will show you how to install MATE desktop environment in Ubuntu 11.10, and also the MintMenu, an intuitive and easy to use applications menu that have been available for GNOME 2 in previous versions of Ubuntu, but not too easy to install on the latest Ubuntu 11.10, since it is based on the new GNOME 3.

One thing you should know before installing is that MATE is still in early development and contains some bugs, although in my experience it is quiet stable (by installing patches) and I have been using it for daily use.

Without further ado, here it is.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Chuck Norris Meme [PIC]

In case you don't know what the Chuck Norris meme is, here is some information from Wikipedia:
Chuck Norris facts are satirical factoids about martial artist and actor Chuck Norris that have become an Internet phenomenon and as a result have become widespread in popular culture. The facts are normally absurd hyperbolic claims about Norris's toughness, attitude, virility, sophistication, and masculinity.

And this picture below, is a kind of Chuck Norris meme but with slightly different catch that is is not about Chuck Norris superiority, but about a man who is considered being more superior than Chuck Norris, at least for some people :D

Who is the super-man? Only the geeks know him :D

Sunday, February 12, 2012