Something tells me that this gadgetimoja will become very popular in some parts of Kenya….


AOB: my first post from Ubuntu! Earlier this week, a colleague of mine asked me which firewall software he should use next to his Avira antivirus scanner on WinXP. I told him to try Ubuntu instead if all he does is surfing the web + some office tasks. Why? Because it may just be what he needs.
As for me, I’ve switched from Kubuntu (KDE 3.x + 4.x) back to Ubuntu (Gnome) earlier this week as I realized that Ubuntu is what I need on my laptop here. A perfect alternative to WinXP. The only thing I dislike about Ubuntu & Co so far is that it really only makes sense if you have an internet connection that provides enough bandwidth for updates (I am still to figure out how to download updates to an offline repository). Slowly switching from WinXP to Ubuntu apparently also includes the realization that a limited availability of programms (see also Apple Mac) isn’t necessarily that bad. Hey, it even connects to my phone! And printer installation….wooohaaa! 25 minutes / 800 MB software package to install an AIO HP OfficeJet 7210 printer within WinXP, but less than one minute within Ubuntu. Sure, this will only cover the driver, but then – even the driver package alone is ~70MB on WinXP.

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6 thoughts on “mhubirigadget”

  1. I would also use Ubuntu exclusively for browsing to avoid viruses and the endless background updates that Vista performs but I haven’t managed to get the wireless drivers to work in Ubuntu and for some weird reason Nokia has never released a Linux version of the PC suite so I can’t use my EDGE phone to browse either.

  2. I also switched to ubuntu Gnome a week ago. The wireless adatper was still working after the first sign in at Gnome. i like it, and maybe in the future it would become my favorite system to work with.

  3. Kirima, let’s find a solution to that connectivity problem.

    Oh, any maybe I should mention that I having probs with my wlan eth1 since last night. Else it just worked out of the box with me only entering the WPA key.

  4. I can visualize that gadget @ Jevaanjee gardens with some preacher explaining the word of God to he hungry sheep. I can also visualize two kind of curious wananchis. One being the Mwananchi who is fascinated by the gadgeti, then the second , the mwananchi who is wondering “I wonder how much I can fetch for that in river road with that gadget if I snatched it right now and make a run for it :-) LOL
    Oh Wahome Mutahi comes in mind again kiku…. memories

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