What Is Unity Linux?

There’s been a lot of confusion about exactly what Unity Linux is. I thought I’d talk today a bit about that.   I’d like to talk a bit about what Unity uses for it’s ‘guts’.  I’d also like to dispel some myths surrounding Unity.  Lastly, I’d like to talk briefly about how Unity is doing all it can to further Open Source and Linux by contributing to projects it is involved with.  The reason I know so much about this topic … Continue Reading →


Unity 2010 Beta 2 Impressions

As noted previously, I’ve been pretty hard pressed lately in my secular job due to migrations and other fun activities happening throughout the past few months.  I did however, get the chance to download Unity 2010 Beta 2 and give it a go.  I had some problems when booting because I was brought to a blank black screen with a mouse pointer no matter what options I passed during boot.  To get by this, I had to follow some IRC … Continue Reading →


Unity Linux Theme Refreshes

I’ve been pretty busy lately with theme design for the Unity Linux project.  The following pages were updated: Unity-Linux.org Planet.Unity-Linux.org A new forum theme called SMFPress @ forum.unity-linux.org Uniformity was the key ingredient to the stylings.  I’m trying to match everything to the front page theme at the main site page.  Using the color pallete from that site, I worked on creating a theme for our forum and then gave planet unity a facelift as well.  We’ll test out the … Continue Reading →


Foresight, rPath, LiveCD, and Unity Linux

Most, if not all, top distributions of Linux ship a live CD that allows an end user to preview the operating system without installing it. Foresight Linux is the exception. Now, this isn’t because they don’t WANT to have a Live CD…they do.  The problem is that rPath, the creators of rBuilder Online, have discontinued the Live CD image creation type. There was no announcement…no news posting…no clue dart thrown toward Foresight for this discontinuation.  There was only a comment on … Continue Reading →


The Palm Pre, Linux, and 4G

Whiz bang gadgets and myself are usually not uttered in the same sentence.  I’m pretty basic.  I like simple desktops like XFCE and Openbox…I like plain things.  Give me bread, cheese and water and I’m a happy man.  Give me wine and I’m your friend for life :  I’ve tried to simplify in the past few years and my cell phone has always been the simplest of the simple regardless of my carrier. When my family cell plan was set … Continue Reading →


Unity 3.7 Snapshot Preview Out

Gettinther announced that build 3.7…a developer environment snapshot intended as proof of concept…has been released.  This is an unofficial release…It’s stable…but we consider it not even an alpha quality release…mainly because it is being used as a proof of concept to show the new technologies we’ve integrated.  Gettinther wanted to have a bit larger test base for this release so he announced this in the forum only…but I figured that it would be nice to flash it to our Planet … Continue Reading →