I was wondering if I can download all different flavors of Ubuntu 8.10. It’s quite painful to download large files when BSNL starts drizzling with low speed bandwidth.
Today when I reached home, I found my December copy of LFY (Linux for you) magazine on my desk. It comes with a bunch of Ubuntu 8.10 flavors ie. Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, mythbuntu, ubuntustudio, xubuntu bundled in a single DVD and multi-boot option. Cool isn’t it? check it out…
I’m going to test them all easily using VirtualBox Whats your plans?
Something made me look into the new version of uvcvideo today. I’m not able to recall the exact link which reffered me to look into it. Might be some email update which stated that uvcvideo now supports more than 100 Cameras.
But, I have been facing some issues with the Cheese application on my Ubuntu installation which was upgraded from 8.04 to 8.10. My camera had stopped working with the above mentioned application. I also found that there was a bug filed already with Ubuntu team and they are working on the issue to get it sorted out.
I couldn’t wait for them to resolve the issue, hence I downloaded a fresh version of uvcvideo, manually compiled and installed it and thats it. My camera as well as Cheese application both started working.
Today, I forced myself to revisit and reuse Empathy, a simple messaging client for Linux with rich set of widgets.
Just because, pidgin has been eating up resources and it was found to be hanging or taking too long to pull in the friends list during which my IM windows used to freezed.
I found Empathy working beautifully on my Ubuntu 8.10 and on top of it, I could even make voice call’s my friends logged into Gtalk id’s. Voice is so clear and I could hear the background sound also without any issues. I was very comfortable with my Dell XPS M1210 microphone while talking over Empathy. I had found that the same microphone needed lots of tweaking while working with Skype and other tools.
I also found that its easy to start a video conferencing using Empathy . But I need little time to try this as Ubuntu 8.10 is having an issue with the WebCam drivers. The bug is still open in bugzilla.
Hari and Myself both were online on audio chatting for 30 mins talking a lots of things and enjoyed. He is running Empathy on Debian. Save money on phone calls. Use Linux, Use Empathy….